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Faculty of Engineering
Department of Geosicence andPetroelum

PhD position in Reservoir Engineering and Petrophysics – IV-199/18

A three-year PhD scholarship is available in the center of excellence PoreLab, within the group Reservoir Engineering and

Petrophysics at the Department of Geoscience and Petroleum (IGP), NTNU. The PhD research is in the area of pore scale laboratory

experiments and modelling of fluid flow in porous media. The focus for this candidate will be pore scale laboratory experiments

within PoreLab.

These experiments are centered on two-phase flow properties, with special focus on the impact of wettability on multiphase flow.

Applicants are advised to address the following selection criteria in their applications:

A Master’s degree (or equivalent) in petroleum engineering, physics, chemistry, or equivalent.

  • It is advantageous with prior knowledge of pore-scale experimental work, core flooding, image analysis methods and software.
  • A high level of personal responsibility and initiative.
  • Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English.

The successful candidate will be employed full-time by NTNU for a fixed period of three years.

The primary workplace will be Department of Geoscience and Petroleum, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway. Information about the workplace

can be found at The Reservoir engineering and petrophysics group is a partner in the center of excellence

PoreLab ( The research will be conducted in cooperation with both academic and industry partners.

PhD candidates are remunerated in code 1017, and are normally remunerated at gross NOK 436 900 before tax. There will be a

2% deduction to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund from gross wage.

Engagement as a PhD candidate is done in accordance with “Regulation concerning terms and conditions of employment for the posts of

post-doctoral research fellow, research fellow, research assistant and resident”, given by the Ministry of Education and Research of

19.07.2010. The goal of the position is to obtain a PhD degree. Applicants will engage in an organized PhD training program, and

appointment requires approval of the applicants plan for a PhD study within three months from the date of commencement.

For further information about the position, please contact Associate Professor Carl Fredrik Berg,

email:, tel. +47 90708869 or Professor Ole Torsæter, email:, +47 91897302.

See for more information.

The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants.

The positions adhere to the Norwegian Government’s policy of balanced ethnicity, age and gender. Women are encouraged

to apply. Start-up date is as soon as possible, in agreement with Head of Department.

The application
The application must contain information of educational background and work experience. Certified copies of transcripts should be enclosed.

Applications with CV, grade transcripts and other enclosures should be submitted via this webpage at

Mark your application with IV-199/18.

Application deadline: 1. august  2018.

According to the new Freedom of Information Act, information concerning the applicant may be made public even if the

applicant has requested not to be included in the list of applicants.

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