Bakgrunn og aktiviteter

Born September 18, 1951, Norwegian.

  • Professor in reservoir engineering, NTNU.

  • Adjunct Professor, University of Oslo.

  • Research Associate, PoreLab, Norwegian Center of Excellence. 1975, NTH) and,NTH) both in petroleum technology /reservoir engineering. 

Experience: 40 years of experience in reservoir engineering research and teaching. The research has been laboratory based investigations on oil recovery processes including low salinity flooding, heavy oil recovery techniques, chemical methods (including microbial methods and methods using nanofluids), secondary and tertiary gas injection. Has started several companies together with colleagues ( ResLab (now Weatherford Labs), GeoProbing Technology and Deep Sea Anchors).

Academic and professional committees: Presently member of several international technical and review committees on reservoir engineering / EOR.

Doctoral student supervision: 24 PhD graduates (in reservoir engineering) are supervised and presently 1 PhD candidate is supervised towards a graduation in 2020.


Experimental reservoir engineering (routine and special core analysis), Evaluation of fractured reservoirs, Enhanced oil recovery methods, Wettability, Pore scale experimental studies of fluid distrtibution and flow. 


Geomechanics and Flow in Porous Media, Unconventional Oil and Gas Reservoirs, Fractured Reservoirs

On-going research:

  • Microscopical characteristics of two phase flow in porous media: PostDoc; Hamid Hosseinzade Khanamiri

  • Nanofluids for enhanced oil recovery: PhD-candidate: Alberto Bila

  • Nanocellulose for EOR

  • Wettablility on pore scale

  • Microfluidics in reservoir engineering 

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