Mary Ann Lundteigen

Professor in Reliability Assessment Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Faculty of Engineering

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Background and activities


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Lundteigen has a master in Technical Cybernetics (1993) and a PhD in RAMS (2009) from NTNU. She is employed as full time professor from January 1 2014. In the period from 2014- 2016, she has headed the RAMS group, and she is now the co-director in the research driven Centre for innovation in subsea production and processing (SUBPRO) as the co-director (see


  • Professor at the Department of Production and Quality Engineering
  • Member of the RAMS group - Reliability, availability, maintaince, and safety
  • Industry experience from oil and gas industry, including a previous postion offshore (at Ekofisk) and as a principal specialist with DNV in reliability and safety instrumented systems
  • Applied reseach experience from SINTEF


PhD in safety and reliability assessment of safety instrumented systems:


  • Safety instrumented systems
  • Reliability assessments
  • Independence and common cause failures
  • Reliability requirements in light of environmental challenges
  • Safety integrity level (SIL)
  • Safety integrity and risk acceptance
  • Drilling and wellintervention systems
  • Railway signalling systems
  • SIS related standards (IEC 61508, IEC 61511, OLF 070) 

Professional career:

2014-: Professor, RAMS group at NTNU

2013 : Adjunct Professor, RAMS group at NTNU

2012-2013:  Principal Specialist DNV

2010 - 2012: Professor, RAMS group at NTNU

2009 - 2010  — Post doc position, RAMS Group at NTNU.


  •  Ph.D. Scholarship holder, RAMS Group.
  • Awarded the ExxonMobil price for best applied doctorial thesis at the Doctoral Degree Awards Ceremony at NTNU on June 3rd 2009. See here for more information


Research Scientist, SINTEF Institute ICT, Department for Applied Cybernetics. Group leader for Safety Critical Systems. Specialist areas: Safety Critical Systems, Integrated Operations/E-field, Petroleum Industry and Railway signalling systems.

1999-2001  — Automation Engineer (Automatiseringsleder);
Responsible for Automation systems at Nidar - Campaign based maintenance.


  • Offshore Supervisor Electrical & Automation department, Specialised Maintenance, Phillips Petroleum Co Norway.
  • Instrument engineer, Phillips Petroleum Co Norway; Offshore support and optimisation projects of offshore installations.
  • Trainee, Phillips Petroleum Co Norway.


Professional memberships:

Master students supervised:

  • Ole-Henrik Dag Olsen (2016): Implementing IEC 61508 for Qualification of Safety-Instrumented Systems for Submergible Tube Bridges
  • Lars Hauff (2016): Optimization of Design, Safety and Cost of Pressure Protection Systems
  • Mohammad Amin Ghanooni (2015): Spurious activations of safety-instrumented systems
  • Godziuk, Anna Magdalena (2015): A proposal for a RAMS engineering process for blowout preventers
  • Mari Krogness Fornes (2015): Risk assessment of strait crossing bridges
  • Caroline Dutard (2015): Management of SIL performance of safety-instrumented systems
  • Zeba Gul (2015): Application software development for safety instrumented systems
  • Ingrid Zafira Harvinia (2015): Risk Assessment and SIL Allocation of Safety Instrumented Functions for Open Water Workover System
  • Eleojo Samuel Ocheni (2015): Impact of partial and imperfect testing on reliability assessment of safety instrumented systems - Possible approaches for inclusion of its effects in reliability assessments
  • Yining Dong (2015): Methodology for Identification of Dangerous Combinations of Output States of SIS (co-supervisor)
  • Can Li (2015): Safety Instrumented Systems on Older Facilities
  • Mbah Rowland (2014): Using reliability growth testing to reveal systematic faults in safety-instrumented systems (co-supervisor)
  • Åsa Snilstveit Hoem (2014): Use of field experience to improve the treatment of CCFs in reliability assessment of safety instrumented systems
  • Jon Mikkel Haugen (2014) Reliability Allocation and Assessment of Safety-Instrumented Systems (co-supervisor)
  • Martin Brataas (2014): Management of the integrity of safety instrumented systems
  • Wilmer Alberto Aguilar Marinez (2014): Methods for determining PFD/SIL for workover control systems with short test-intervals and imperfect testing
  • Tormod Danielsen Udnæs (2012): Reliability and Availability Assessment of Topologies for Subsea Control Systems
  • Remi Pinker (2012): Improved methods for reliability assessments of safety critical systems: An application example for BOP systems
  • Sondre Klakegg (2012): Improved methods for reliability assessments of safety-critical systems: An application example for BOP systems
  • Ishita Dash (2012): Provision of Reliability Data for New Technology Equipment in Subsea Production Systems
  • Henrik Finnema Moen (2012): Reliability Assessment of Safety Instrumented Systems: An Application Example For A Ballasting System 
  • Kristian Amundsen (2012):  A method for combining well safety risk and businessimpact risk
  • Ingunn Kristensen (2011):Balancing production availability and safety in subsea production systems
  • Yangjiao Liao ( 2011): SIL Follow-Up in the Operational Phase of Safety Instrumented System
  • Cuixin Shi (2011): Validation of non-compliant products for use with safety instrumented systems
  • Astrid Folkvord Janbu (2009): Treatment of Uncertainties in Reliability Assessment of Safety Instrumented Systems (co-supervisor)

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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Journal publications