PhD Fellowship in Petroleum Geosciences – Norway

Applications are invited for Fully Funded PhD Fellowship in Petroleum Geosciences at Department of Energy Resources, Faculty of Science and Technology, The University of Stavanger, Norway.


The title of the proposed PhD project is “Integrated geological, geophysical, reservoir, and decision analysis of the Edvard Grieg Field, Utsira High, North Sea”.

The objective of this project is to advance decision making by integrating geological, geophysical, reservoir engineering, and decision analysis research, which can improve the prediction of sedimentary facies, rock properties and fluid flow in the Edvard Grieg field. As part of the overall objective, there is a need to evaluate how this improved model affects the quality of probabilistic production forecasts and recovery.

The focus is on three main areas: 1. Geological model, which mainly includes the use of geophysical techniques (e.g. velocity modeling and seismic inversion) to improve structural and facies/property modeling, 2. Tectonic and sedimentary evolution of the field through structural restoration and stratigraphic modeling, and 3. Modeling uncertainty through ensemble-based optimization using dynamic (4D seismic and production) data.


Successful applicant will receive the following benefits:

  • Salary in accordance with the State Salary Scale, 17.515, code 1017, NOK 479.600,- gross per year with salary development according to seniority in the position
  • Varied duties in a large, exciting and socially important organisation
  • An ambitious work community which is developing rapidly. We strive to include employees at all levels in strategic decisions and promote an informal atmosphere with a flat organisational structure
    colleague-based guidance programme during your first year of teaching at UiS, NyTi
  • Automatic membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund, which provides favourable insurance- and retirement benefits
    favourable membership terms at a gym and at the SIS sports club at campus
  • Employment with an Inclusive Workplace organisation which is committed to reducing sick leave, increasing the proportion of employees with reduced working capacity, and increasing the number of professionally active seniors
  • “Hjem-jobb-hjem” discounted public transport to and from work
  • As an employee in Norway, you will have access to an optimal health service, as well as good pensions, generous maternity/paternity leave, and a competitive salary. Nursery places are guaranteed and reasonably priced
  • Relocation program in event of moving to Norway, including support and language courses for spouses


To be eligible for PhD Scholarships, an applicant must:

  • Strong academic background who have completed a five-year master degree (3+2) within Petroleum Geosciences or equivalent
  • Have expertise in geology, geophysics and reservoir modeling
  • Seismic and well interpretation and geo-modeling in platforms such as Petrel or RMS are a must
  • Knowledge of velocity modeling, seismic attributes and seismic inversion are a plus
  • Expertise within reservoir modeling (e.g. history matching) is also an advantage


To apply for Fully Funded PhD Fellowship in Petroleum Geosciences, an applicant must submit following documents with application:

  • Curriculum Vitae including relevant education and work experience
  • Project proposal 
  • Certificates/diplomas 
  • References
  • List of publications 
  • Any other documentation that you consider relevant

Fellowship link

Publish Date:
Institute Name: University of Stavanger
Degree/Course: PhD Fellowship
Deadline: November 05, 2019
Country: Norway
Course Start:
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