Department of Geosciences

PhD position in Geological analysis of CO2 storage sites

Applications are invited for a 3-years doctoral fellowship position in "Tectonostratigraphic analysis of CO2 storage reservoirs" at the Department of Geosciences, University of Oslo, as part of the new Environment-Friendly Energy Research Centre, the Norwegian CCS Centre (NCCS). The position is assigned to the Geology and Geophysics Section, which has a considerable project portfolio financed by the Norwegian Research Council, the European Union and the petroleum industry. Education and research is undertaken in cooperation with national and international research institutions.

Job description

The Department of Geosciences seeks a highly motivated and proactive geoscientist that can enrich and strengthen the Department in subjects related to geological analysis of CO2 storage sites. The position has particular focus on research addressing potential subsurface storage sites in the North Sea basin(s), and will focus on injection-reservoir characterization with emphasis on sedimentology, supported by structural geology and geochemistry. The work will be anchored to seismic interpretation integrated with drill-hole data from the Triassic succession in the Norwegian North Sea. A field analogue study will complement the North Sea dataset. The field analogue target will be determined at project commencement, but will include one or more relevant sites where alluvial/fluvial strata formed in arid conditions are exposed. As the position is integrated with the NCCS (, there will also be tasks directed towards the centre's ambitions and objectives, covering collaboration with other teams in the centre, and including the multidisciplinary UiO Energy hub and industry partners.

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posted: 01 February 2018     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.