StatoilHydro recognizes professor for Barents Sea research

StatoilHydro has awarded its 2009 research prize to Professor Jan Inge Faleide from the University of Oslo for his research on the geological development of the Norwegian Sea, the Barents Sea, and the Arctic Ocean.

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OSLO -- StatoilHydro has awarded its 2009 research prize to Professor Jan Inge Faleide from the University of Oslo for his research on the geological development of the Norwegian Sea, the Barents Sea, and the Arctic Ocean.

In recent years Faleide has had the primary responsibility for large-scale research projects to investigate the continental margins. His focus is now on the Barents Sea as a petroleum province.

By integrating and interpreting several types of geophysical data, Faleide and his team of researchers are reconstructing the geological history of the continental shelf. This information can be used in the search for oil or gas, says StatoilHydro.

StatoilHydro’s research prize, established in 1991, is given in recognition of high quality research of international standard. It is awarded annually to an external researcher or institution in Norway that has conducted research of substantial significance to the company.

“Faleide’s work has made an extensive knowledge base of North Atlantic and Arctic geology available to StatoilHydro and exploration circles,” says Lasse Amundsen, StatoilHydro’s chief researcher within geophysics.

10/12/2009

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