International Research Institute of Stavanger


Description of the entity:

IRIS AS - International Research Institute of Stavanger - is a recognized research institute with high focus on applied research, equally owned by the University of Stavanger and the regional foundation Rogaland Research. Rogaland Research was established in 1973, and because of a technical re-structuring of its ownership, IRIS was established in 2006. The continuation of Rogaland Research's activities provides IRIS with a long and proud history right from the start. Research activities started in the area of social science, but quickly developed to include petroleum. Today IRIS remains an independent research institute with research and research-related activities in petroleum, new energy, marine environment, biotechnology, social science and business development.


Contribution to the Work Plan and expertise brought to ENOS:

IRIS has a long experience in IOR/EOR methods including, but not limited to CO2 EOR. In the project IRIS would contribute with its broad simulation experience. Another contribution is within biological environmental monitoring. IRIS is also involved as a work package leader in WP7.

IRIS is involved in:

  • WP3. Managing leakage risks for protection of the environment and groundwater (Task 3.1 Groundwater protection: Geochemical monitoring and potential impact of leakage on potable aquifers and Task 3.1 Groundwater protection: Geochemical monitoring and potential impact of leakage on potable aquifers)
  • WP4. Integration of CO2 storage with local economic activities (Task 4.2 CO2 storage and oil production and 4.3 Building the socio-economic case)
  • In 3 of the 5 tasks of WP6 International Cooperation & seeding pilots and demos in Europe (Task 6.1 International cooperation; Task 6.4 Preparation of follow-up stages for ENOS pilot sites; Task 6.5 Roadmap for upscaling identified synergies of CO2 storage with CO2 utilisation)
  • All tasks in WP7 Spreading innovation (WP Leader)
  • As WP leader on the MB in WP9 Management


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