The Petroleum and Process Technology Research Group at the Dept. of Physics and Technology emphasizes research and education within a broad range of areas: 1) International petroleum research; with special focus on petroleum production on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, 2) Process and safety technology with focus on modelling of gas dispersion, gas and dust explosions, Multiphase process technology, 3) Thermodynamic modelling of chemical processes, including hydrate kinetics and CO 2 research.
Petroleum and Process Technology are by the University of Bergen selected as areas of special importance with respect both to research and educational programs. The University of Bergen has recently established Bachelor and Master Programs within both Petroleum and Process Technology; a total of 10 specialties are offered within the Master programs. The Research Group is responsible for teaching at the Bachelor levels and offers research based education within the Master programs.