The IOR award
The IOR award is in recognition of efforts to improve recovery on the Norwegian continental shelf.
What is the IOR award?
The IOR award is awarded by the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate to production licenses, companies, projects or individuals for their commitment to improved recovery.
The IOR award is a prize for creativity, persistence and appetite for risk with regards to utilizing methods and technology to increase recovery beyond what can be expected based on existing plans and methods.
The IOR award was first awarded in 1998. It was not presented in 2002 and 2008, as no worthy winners were found. Since 2012, the IOR award has been awarded in conjunction with Offshore Northern Seas (ONS) conference.
Åsgard licensees (subsea wet gas compressor)
Statoil (Oseberg gas injection)
FMC (subsea technology)
COREC og Tor Austad, IRIS/UiS (IOR research, chalk fields)
Talisman (investments in mature and marginal fields)
Halliburton and Baker Hughes (progressive development and application of advanced drilling and well solutions)
Arne Skauge, CIPR (IOR research)
Statoil and Gullfaks licensees (long term work on improved oil recovery)
BP and Valhall license (Life of field seismic)
Norne-lisensen og Egil Sunde, Statoil (MEOR – Microbial Enhanced Oil Recovery)
Phillips Petroleum Company (Ekofisk water injection)
Saga Petroleum (FAWAG – Foam Assisted Water Alternating Gas injection)
Norsk Hydro and Troll license (Troll oil recovery)
Researcher Geir Evensen won the IOR award in 2020. The photo is from the digital ONS 2020 IOR, where Director general Ingrid Sølvberg hands over the award.