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Faculty of Engineering
Department of Geoscience and Petroleum

PhD position in Petrophysics and Reservoir Engineering - IV-194/17


A three-year PhD scholarship is available at the Department of Geoscience and Petroleum (IGP), NTNU, within the group Reservoir Engineering and Petrophysics. The PhD research is in the area of petrophysical evaluation of core data retrieved from wells, with a particular focus on simulation of petrophysical properties based on whole core CT-scans. The background for this work is to utilize recent developments in CT imaging of core. The work includes image analysis of whole core CT images, and simulation of relevant petrophysical properties directly on the analyzed CT images.



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

  • A Master’s degree (or equivalent) in petroleum engineering, physics, mathematics, or equivalent.
  • We seek a candidate with competence in one or several of the following topics; petrophysical log and core evaluation, simulation of porous media properties, CT-imaging, image processing and analysis. Prior knowledge of softwares such as scikit (python), UTAPWeLS or OPM/MRST is advantageous.
  • 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 http://www.ntnu.edu/igp. The Reservoir engineering and petrophysics group is a partner in the center of excellence PoreLab (http://porelab.no/). 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 432 300 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: carl.f.berg@ntnu.no, tel. +47 90708869.


See https://www.ntnu.edu/iv/doctoral-programme 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.


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 www.jobbnorge.no. Mark your application with IV-194/17.


Application deadline: 19 November 2017.


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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    19. november 2017
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    NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
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    Department of Geoscience and Petroleum
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