Canada Research Chair in Reservoir Engineering and Reservoir Characterization
I'm a mathematician with a M.Sc. in Functional Analysis (1974) and a PhD in applied mathematics (1992), both from the University of Oslo, Norway. I have been working in various positions related to research in reservoir engineering since 1980, but most important to my understanding of the oil and gas industry was my time as a chief engineer with Norsk Hydro ASA. As a result, I have devoted most of my time over the last few years to developing methodology and software for the oil and gas industry within the interdisciplinary areas, thereby bridging the gap between reservoir engineering and drilling/completion of advanced wells. Since I joined MUN as a Tier I Canada Research Chair in 2002, I have built a research team of M.Sc. and PhD students. Our objective is to develop methodologies that can be applied to increase hydrocarbon recovery and accelerate production minimizing costs and time from discovery to production. Our research is performed in close collaboration with the oil and gas industry.