Background and activities

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 Stratum Reservoir), 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: Main supervisor for 25 PhD graduates in reservoir engineering.


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


Reservoir Engineering, Flow in Porous Media, Unconventional Oil and Gas Reservoirs, Fractured Reservoirs.

On-going research:

  • Microscopical characteristics of two phase flow in porous media: 

  • Nanofluids for enhanced oil recovery

  • Wettablility on pore scale

  • Microfluidics in reservoir engineering 

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