Background and activities


Master in Petroleum Prospecting NTNU, PhD in Recent fluvial sedimentoilogi (sediment transport mechanics in rivers).

Work experience:

Spitsbergen & Norwegian mainland. Coalminer and quarryman.

Sintef, associated reseacher (while doing PhD). Laboratory work with mineral and element characterisation by XRD, XRF (main and trace elements), diagenesis by TS and SEM studies, rock characteristic with TOC, texture analysis etc.

Statoil Research centre. Project leader. Research and development of geological modelleing procedures. Fluvial systems, Tidal system. Modelling of barriers. Development of modelling routines for RMS. Reservoir characterisation of deltaic systems. Developing sedimentary and stratigraphic models of Tilje Fm. in the Norwegian Sea.

Heidrun production geology. Lead geologist. Reservoir modelling, well planning, operational activities, offshore work on drilling production well, work on well interpretation and data bases. Geological support on production optimasation, geological input to history matcing of simulation models, IOR co-ordination, development of Field Long term plans. Commersial activities, Subsurface manager for Heidrun Redetermination. In depth knowledge of Heidrun Båt and Fangst Group reservoirs. Responisble for revising Heidrun Åre Fm. stratigraphy.

Halten area geologist. Specialist in Geology. Suppporting geological advice to regional projectrs, and modelling activities in Norwegiuan sea main fields. Responsible for arranging internal classroom courses and field course/work activities (Greenland, USA).

Halten Growth Exploration project. Working on revitalizing exploration potential in Southern Norwegian Sea. Main areas: Frøya, Froan, Trøndelag platform. Cretacous, Upper Jurassic, Mid-Jurassic Triassic and Permian.

Wide field experience from fluvial geomorphology and sediment transport in Mid-Norwegian rivers, Quarternary geology of Trøndelag. General knowledge about Norwegian bedrock geology. Marine geology surveys from Trondheimsfjorden and Skagerak. Sedimentary geology Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Isle of Whight, Spanish Pyrenees, Czeck Republic, Spitsbergen, East Greenland, Argentina, Book Cliffs in Utah and Colorado, Coast of Texas and Galveston Island.

Currently holding a Prof. 2 position at NTNU at IGP (20 %). Lecturing TGB4275 Geological Reservoir Modelling. Supervising Master students and PhD students

Diversity of interest: primarily any aspect of sedimentary geology. 

Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database

Journal publications