Christian Hermanrud




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I have worked with Statoil / Equinor since 1984, and has been an adjunct professor (Professor 2) at the UiB since 2009. My main geological research interests are fluid flow in the subsurface (including sealing / leakage of oil, gas and CO2), soft sediment deformation, and determination of pore pressure and temperature from subsurface data. I have supervised some 20 students, mainly within sealing / leakage / fluid contact controls and sand injections, but also within rock physics and formation temperature determination.The ongoing energy transition towards a low emission society will require massive storage of CO2 in the subsurface. Knowledge of how such fluids move and are sealed is vital for successful CO2 storage operations, and my research aims to improve our knowledge for safe and efficient CO2 storage. I also run the courses SDG607 'The energy transition-status, challenges and opportunities' with Prof. Atle Rotevatn and SDG207 Energy Transition with Prof. William Helland-Hansen. Publications: Filer (

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