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Department of Energy Resources

The Department of Energy Resources is a strong academic environment with international top-level research and education.

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About the Department of Energy Resources

The Department of Energy Resources (IER) boasts an international environment, where staff and students come from all over the world. Scientific staff conducts research associated with societal challenges and opportunities stemming from energy and climate including the application of computational approaches to develop understanding of complex and uncertain contexts through the use of models. The main fields of research include competence for production and storage of energy resources and waste in the subsurface, technology for improved oil recovery (IOR) and decision & data analytical methods and applications.

The study programmes at IER are at the forefront of exploration and production of natural resources and CO2 storage in the subsurface and modeling for improving decision-making and value creation. Project-based teaching and hands-on learning using real data and leading-edge technologies characterize our courses. We have access to top research facilities meeting industry standards, either on-site or with collaborating universities and institutes. English is the teaching language in all specialization courses within IER and several exchange opportunities are available. The study programmes at IER have been among the top student-ranked programmes in Norway for several years.

IER has a large research portfolio of industry-supported projects within the energy sector and is an integrated partner in the research activities and management of The National IOR Centre of Norway, which was established by the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy in 2013. 

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Studies

The department of Energy Resources offers a growing range of studies, from bachelor to Phd level.

The students' geology laboratory. Foto: UiS/Mari Løvås

See full list of study programs on our Norwegian pages.

Bachelor in Earth and Energy Resources

Teh Bachelor program in earth and energy resources is based on geology and technology related to energy resources. Water, wind and sun contribute to the energy mix that will consist of both fossil energy and renewable energy – in the foreseeable future.

Master of Science in Petroleum Geosciences Engineering

The Master program in Petroleum Geosciences Engineering, developed in close collaboration with the petroleum industry, is uniquely focused on the blending of geosciences and engineering for the specific needs of petroleum exploration and production. Taught in English.

Master of Science in Computational Engineering

MSc in Computational Engineering makes you eligible for the most demanding and interesting tasks in the private or public sector as an engineer, researcher, or leader. Taught in English.

Petroleum Technology – doctoral program

The PhD program in petroleum technology has specializations in reservoir engineering, drilling engineering, natural gas engineering and petroleum geoscience engineering.

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Research at the department

The most important research areas at the department are energy resources, technology for increased oil recovery (IOR), decision analysis and geology.

"Smart water"

Polymer, lab, smartvann. Foto: Elisabeth Tønnessen

"Smart water" for use to improve oil extraction is a field of research at UiS. 

Decision and data analysis

data analytics, AI, maskinlæring. Foto: Shutterstock



Verdi kan berre skapast gjennom våre beslutningar. Value can only be created through our decisions. Uncertainty is a reality in all significant decisions. You can not make good decisions without taking into account uncertainty.

Light detection and ranging (LIDAR)

Light detection and ranging



Light detection and ranging (LIDAR) is about planning and collecting lidar data, as well as processing and interpreting 3D exposure models.

Provenance research

Udo Zimmermann

Provenance research tracks transport routes of sediments. Such investigations are made for various reasons, for example for paleogeographic, paleogeological and tectonic reconstructions of basins, basin environments and continental plate configurations. Research can help reconstruct both the pool and the basement revolution, for example by estimating the erosion rate. It can also be used for archeometry to reveal the origins of materials used by early humans, and in forensic science.

Regional basin studies

Basin studies focus on improving the understanding of paleogeographic evolution, tectonic and sedimentary interaction, and petroleum systems by integrating surface and subsurface data.

Structural geology

Structural geology is the study of tectonic deformation. We focus on deformation of the upper crust and how it affects erosion and sedimentation in sediment basins, form faults and folds that divide reservoirs, and allow materials such as salt to flow through.

Geographic information science



Geographic Information Science (GIS) research focuses on the analysis of spatial relations, defines uncertainty, and uses GIS for decision-making.

Geophysics



Geophysics uses measurements of physical quantities to retrieve and analyze information about the geological properties of the earth and other planets. Geophysical methods are used in many disciplines within science and engineering. Specialized areas include environmental geophysics, exploration geophysics and near-surface geophysics.

The National IOR Centre of Norway



The National IOR Centre of Norway was established in 2013 by the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, following a national competition announced by the Research Council of Norway. The center will find new solutions for the Norwegian continental shelf with the help of world-leading research and close collaboration with industry. The center contributes research that will increase the recovery rate of petroleum resources from mature and new fields on the Norwegian shelf.

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