Research Overview

Three interlinking Focus Areas (FA) will tackle subsurface research from complementary angles – (1) expanding the subsurface knowledge base, (2) advancing digital workflows, and (3) integrating knowledge and tools on the path to net-zero operations.

Subsurface Understanding (FA1)

Which geological, physical, chemical and biological impacts are most relevant when flow is cycling in petroleum or energy storage reservoirs? Can we accurately model cycling flows to better manage them in the field?

Reservoir Management (FA2)

How do we optimize the subsurface when operating with renewable-power? How do we harness the power of subsurface data and speed up workflows?

Local Net-Zero (FA3)

How best to achieve zero-emissions by 2050? Which depleted fields are better suited for large-scale CO2 versus hydrogen energy storage?