Background and activities

Martin Landrø is a Professor in Applied Geophysics at the Department of Petroleum Engineering & Applied Geophysics (IPT).



Landrø supervises has supervised more than 50 students pursuing a master's degree in geophysics. In addition he supervises a select group of PhD students — working on various geophysical themes such as lithology and fluid prediction from seismic data, pressure prediction from seismic data, time lapse seismic, gravimetric reservoir monitoring and carbonate seismics.

Professional activities and research

Professor Landrø  was the coordinator for the EU-project ATLASS (Analysis of Time LapSe Seismic data) and the project lead in the first trials of 4-D seismic on the Gullfaks field (PETROMAKS 2005-2009). The qualifying and further development of this technology has led to improved recovery.  Since 2009 Landrø has been the lead on a reseach project concerning improved mapping and monitoring of hydrocarbon reservoirs.

Landrø held research positions with SERES (86-89), SINTEF Petroleum (89-93) and Statoil (96-98), and was section manager at SINTEF Petroleum from 93-96. 

Other activities of note include:

  • Selected as a distinguished lecturer EAGE, 1997
  • Recipient of the EAGE Petroleum Geoscience award for best paper, 2000.
  • Member, Scientific Committee of the SEG Production and Development Forum, Taos, New Mexico, 24-29 Juni 2001.
  • Awarded Best Paper in Geophysics, 2001.
  • Selected Esso Distinguished Lecturer in Australia, 2003
  • Recipient of the StatoilHydro Research prize, 2007
  • Associate editor in Geophysics
  • Recipient of the Eni Award, 2011

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