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PhD Research Fellow in Petroleum Geology, Norway

Candidate will work on specific area i.e. Petroleum Systems and Basin Development

Study Subject: Rock Physics, Petroleum Geology
Employer: University of Oslo
Level: PhD
Scholarship Description: The geosciences are the studies of planet Earth – the atmosphere, the hydrosphere (including oceans, freshwater and glaciers), the earth’s surface and its interior. The Department of Geosciences at the University of Oslo comprises sections for Environmental Geology and Hydrology; Tectonics, Petrology and Geochemistry; Petroleum Geology and Geophysics; Meteorology and Oceanography, and Physical Geography. The Department is affiliated with four Centers of Excellence. The faculty consists of 40 professors and approximately 80 research fellows. For more information, see http://www.geo.uio.no.

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The position is affiliated with the Section for Petroleum Geology and Geophysics. The candidate will work within the strategic research area “Petroleum Systems and Basin Development”, connected to and funded by the project “Barents Sea Rock Properties” (BarRock) financed by The Norwegian Research Council through the PETROMAKS Programme. The project is a co-operation between the Department of Geosciences, the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, and research partners in USA and Russia. The project combines rock physics, geomechanics, seismics, petrophysics, sedimentology and diagenesis to describe compaction and deformation processes in sedimentary basins. The candidate will work with sandstones and shales in the uplifted Barents Sea Area.

The purpose of the fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a PhD degree. The fellowship requires admission to the research training program at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. An approved plan for the research training, including a project outline, must be submitted no later than two months after taking up the position, and the admission is to be approved within three months.
Scholarship Application Deadline: 15 November, 2010
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