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Here is the area where our experts share their thoughts on topics they are passionate about. 
Daily combining two greatest passions
09.10.2019

Daily combining two greatest passions

Jørnar Heggsum Hubred is the key expert behind our hiQbe® velocity cubes for depth conversion. We took a chat with him about his career at the company.
Decision models - Geological modelling to guide decisions
07.12.2017

Decision models - Geological modelling to guide decisions

The demand from our clients has shifted from holistic full-field models (“resource models”) to models where a specific objective is addressed (“decision models”).
Drilling Up North
31.10.2017

Drilling Up North

In 2013, the first oil discovery was made in the frontier Hoop area in the Norwegian Barents Sea. What did it mean to AGR's Well Management team to rise to the challenges of extreme conditions and managing operations in sensitive environments?
Perforation strategy for injecting CO2 into a saline aquifer
13.09.2017

Perforation strategy for injecting CO2 into a saline aquifer

AGR's Reservoir Management team combines nodal analysis with thermal fracturing models to develop perforation strategy for injecting liquid CO2 into a saline aquifer.
From humble beginnings to leading global energy services and software provider
24.08.2017

From humble beginnings to leading global energy services and software provider

Today, AGR provides software solutions and engineering consultancy to the energy industry on a global scale. It may therefore be somewhat surprising to learn that the origins of the company are more humble.
Brasse discovery turns out to be one of the largest discoveries
17.08.2017

Brasse discovery turns out to be one of the largest discoveries

AGR's Well Management team delivers the exploration project ahead of time and to budget.
AGR develops MultiClient studies in Barents Sea prior to 24th Concession Round
12.07.2017

AGR develops MultiClient studies in Barents Sea prior to 24th Concession Round

AGR has developed several MultiClient studies in the Barents Sea that help the small and medium-sized E&P companies, but also majors, identify exploration prospects in a cost-efficient method.
How to turn data into practical actions?
26.06.2017

How to turn data into practical actions?

Software is still only as good as the people using it. The Senior Associate at AGR Software explains in more detail how to manage data to create value.
Rewarding working environment with talented professionals
16.06.2017

Rewarding working environment with talented professionals

Exploration Manager, Erik Lorange, tells about his long career at our company.
Bringing Innovation to Mature fields
29.05.2017

Bringing Innovation to Mature fields

The VARG field: the tail is bigger than the fish
Deterministic vs Probabilistic planning method
24.04.2017

Deterministic vs Probabilistic planning method

The ability to show the management that the calculated well costs are based on realistic operations and prices for services is important as this allows them to see that the risks have also been identified and quantified.
EOR for development plan of several heavy oil feilds in South America
20.04.2017

EOR for development plan of several heavy oil feilds in South America

As the life of a hydrocarbon reservoir goes through its maturation phases, various recovery techniques are employed.
AGR%27s P1 time and cost modelling software enables team collaboration
11.04.2017

AGR's P1 time and cost modelling software enables team collaboration

Excellent HSE performance delivers Cara well
06.04.2017

Excellent HSE performance delivers Cara well

The Cara well for ENGIE E&P was completed ahead of time, below budget and no major incidents.
Improving the decision making  process with probabilistic software
19.03.2017

Improving the decision making process with probabilistic software

AGR Well Management engineering team were assigned to evaluate the best option between different Mobile Drilling Unit (MODU) types.
Gas production from Coal Bed Methane
08.03.2017

Gas production from Coal Bed Methane

AGR’s Reservoir Management team has been working on analyzing and evaluating the possibilities to develop a coal bed methane prospect in the North-East part of Kazakhstan.
Technical manpower to exploration land drilling
28.02.2017

Technical manpower to exploration land drilling

Our Consultancy division had to find and recruit a full exploration drilling team for an operator. The project was in the Middle East and personnel had to have experience with land-based projects.
Unlocking the value from the 50 years’ old Exploration Data
16.02.2017

Unlocking the value from the 50 years’ old Exploration Data

The Unstructured Data Challenge was launched last year with the aim of proving that modern data and information sciences could extract unstructured data which could be used to create context and clarity by combining it with the structured data.
AGR pioneers multi-client drilling campaign
07.02.2017

AGR pioneers multi-client drilling campaign

AGR has managed two Bredford Dolphin drilling campaigns in NCS since 2007 having delivered 34 wells to 10 operators.
Geology and Exploration Potential along the Karpinsky Ridge
17.01.2017

Geology and Exploration Potential along the Karpinsky Ridge

Our Exploration team has been involved in evaluation of prospective resources of over 10.0 billion BOE in the Karpinsky Ridge Basin, Rostov Oblast which lies between the Black Sea and Caspian Sea.
Well Abandonment - Accurate Costing
04.01.2017

Well Abandonment - Accurate Costing

Our Senior Technical Consultant discusses how probabilistic planning can solve key abandonment challenges.
The Chalk Reservoir of the Ockley Accumulation
13.12.2016

The Chalk Reservoir of the Ockley Accumulation

The abstract to the paper presented at the Geology of Geomechanics conference.
midleton well
16.11.2016

Midleton exploration well

Last year, our drilling team managed a well construction and operations project in the Celtic Sea.
High Quality Real Time Data for Well Design Optimisation, not just Drilling Optimisation
08.09.2016

High Quality Real Time Data for Well Design Optimisation, not just Drilling Optimisation

AGR Software (pictured) recently participated in leading oil and gas event, SPE Intelligent Energy presenting a paper that focussed on using available and recorded data for improving well design, resulting in improved operational performance of new projects.
The Role of Geomechanics in Simulation
17.06.2016

The Role of Geomechanics in Simulation

AGR's Lead Geologist discusses the role of geomechanics during the production and injection operations.
AGR’s expertise in CCS in demand
25.05.2016

AGR’s expertise in CCS in demand

AGR has acted as a technical adviser contributing to developing CCS technologies both on the UK and Norwegian continental shelves.
Unlocking the potential of the Hammerfest Basin
03.04.2016

Unlocking the potential of the Hammerfest Basin

Senior Geophysicist, Carolina Perez-Garcia, will present at the Hydrocarbon Habitats seminar.
How to Manage Risk and Uncertainty in Mature Fields?
26.01.2016

How to Manage Risk and Uncertainty in Mature Fields?

AGRs Principal Reservoir Engineer and Trainer, Mark Cook, discusses effective risk and uncertainty management methods.
iQx TIME Helps Operators Achieve Greater Operational Efficiencies
15.01.2016

iQx TIME Helps Operators Achieve Greater Operational Efficiencies

Collaboration between AGR and Lundin Norway sees new iQx™ functionality released.
AGR’s Multi Client studies help operators identify exploration opportunities with confidence
04.01.2016

AGR’s Multi Client studies help operators identify exploration opportunities with confidence

AGR has developed several Multi Client studies on the Norwegian Continental Shelf that help the small and medium-sized E&P companies but also majors identify exploration prospects in a cost-efficient method.
Improving efficiencies for increased production
19.11.2015

Improving efficiencies for increased production

AGRs Principal Production Technologist, gives an overview of the role of the production technologist.
Data Management for Multidisciplinary Interpretation
13.10.2015

Data Management for Multidisciplinary Interpretation

iQx™ new module GEO adds new functionalities for both geoscientists and petroleum engineers.
Modelling for Comfort?
09.10.2015

Modelling for Comfort?

AGR writes on reservoir modelling in the latest edition of Petroleum Geoscience magazine.
Getting More from Less – For Increased Well Productivity
17.09.2015

Getting More from Less – For Increased Well Productivity

Wells can produce much more while spending no or relatively little financial resources.
AGR delivers Enhanced Oil Recovery study in Heglig field
20.08.2015

AGR delivers Enhanced Oil Recovery study in Heglig field

AGR was assigned to provide technical recommendation for pilots, assess the economics, uncertainty and risk analysis of Heglig field to ensure the development of more efficient oil recovery techniques that would be technically, economically and environmentally more viable.
Probabilistic Planning for More Efficient Well Abandonment
21.07.2015

Probabilistic Planning for More Efficient Well Abandonment

Applying a risk-weighted probabilistic cost and schedule estimation software tool in well abandonment projects could represent a significant progression for more informed decisions.
Realising CCS potential in the North Sea
08.07.2015

Realising CCS potential in the North Sea

AGR's Lead Geophysicist comments on the subject
30% more efficient upstream operations – a dream or reality?
23.06.2015

30% more efficient upstream operations – a dream or reality?

AGR Expert Opinion: Benefits of software created by the end users meet their requirements and is more efficient