Reservoir Physics – Energy Technology and CO2 Storage (CCUS)

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The Reservoir Physics – Energy Technology and CO2 Storage (CCUS) Research Group at the Department of Physics and Technology emphasizes research and education within subsurface energy security & efficiency and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. Our current focus areas are:

  1. CO2 storage in saline aquifers and mature reservoirs
  2. Hydrogen flow dynamics 
  3. CO2 mobility control using foam and polymers
  4. Carbon neutral gas production from methane hydrate

Energy Technology and CO2 Storage are selected by the University of Bergen as areas of special importance with respect both to research and educational programs.


The University of Bergen offers a 5-year engineering degree in Energy, a 2-year master's programme in Reservoir and Geoenergy and a continuing education course in carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS). The Research Group is responsible for teaching courses in the energy programmes and offers research based education within the master programs.

Porøse medier

A world of porous materials

Researchers demonstrate how we can make use of pores to solve some of the greatest challenges before us – such as the global climate crisis.

Parallel 3-D simulations of capillary-controlled displacement in sandstone.

IFT Group Has Been Awarded a Petromaks2 Grant

Together with UiS / Norce and UT Austin (USA), Prof. Martin Fernø's group has received funding for the project "Foam Dynamics in the Presence of Oil during Multiphase Flow in Porous Rock".

Global partnerships

Guest visitors from Ecuador and Colombia

Through the NORHED II-project CO2-EOR for CCUS in Colombia and Ecuador: Norwegian energy initiative, the Department of Physics and Technology will be receiving guest visitors from Ecuador and Colombia onward.


Petroleum Research School of Norway (NFiP) organized a Whole Value Chain CCUS Conference Week in USA

The five-day conference, Nov. 14-18th, 2022, on CCUS in Golden, CO, USA, brought together 95 graduate students, scientists, engineers and CCUS experts from Europe, Asia, South America, and North America.