Visit from Seoul National University

8 students from Seoul National University within petroleum engineering and naval architecture, together with their head of department and a researcher visited our department on Monday 16 August. This was part of their annual excursion, and they got to know more about education and research within petroleum engineering and geophysics at NTNU. From IPT Milan Stanko and Patrick Reurink participated, together with Hyung Ju Kim from IPK.

Synchrotron EOR experiment

hamidHamid Hosseinade Khanamiri, Reidun C. G. Aadland and Georg Voss from IPT, and Morten Vassvik from the Department of Physics at NTNU have visited the synchrotron facility in the Swiss Light Source (SLS) at the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) in Switzerland to perform EOR experiments in microscopic scale. They investigated the effect of low salinity surfactant and low salinity water flooding on oil recovery. The facility gives a unique opportunity to track changes in oil and water distribution inside the pores of a porous rock in 3D at high resolution. The research proposal had to be accepted by PSI in order to have the access to the facility.

Professor Børge Arntsen receives the Geophysicist Award

arntsenDuring the Biannual Geophysical Seminar of the NPF in Kristiansand today, Professor Børge Arntsen from the department was awarded the Norwegian Geophysical Award for his efforts within seismic imaging. This award has been given to 20 outstanding geophysicists since the establishement  in 1984.

The department congratulates Børge with the award!

Read more in Fosna-folket (Norwegian).

Searching for Professor/Associate Professor in Petrophysics and Formation Evaluation


The Department of Petroleum Engineering and Applied Geophysics at NTNU is currently searching for a Professor / Associate Professor in Petrophysics and Formation Evaluation.

The prime responsibility for the position is research and teaching in the field of petrophysics and formation evaluation. Particularly the integration of well data, including well logs and laboratory core data, in the study of subsurface geology and reservoir properties. The professor will also supervise Master and Doctoral students in this field.

For further information about the position and the Department, please contact:

For a full description of the position and how to apply:

IO Center report sums up 8 years as a CRI

The Center for Integrated Operations in the Petroleum Industry has been a succesful CRI with 13 industry partners and 4 research partners.

During this 8-year period the IO Center has:

Read the full report here.

New spin-off company from the department: Rockseis

Rockseis is a spin-off company from the department with the entrepreneurs and inventors Ståle E. Johansen, Børge Artnsen and Sigbjørn Sangesland. The company develops solutions based on the new technology Surface seismic while drilling, and offer solutions within seismic modeling and inversion, geophysical interpretation and geological modeling. For more information, visit