Dag Arild Karlsen

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Phone +47 22854147
Mobile phone +47 90034342
Room 228
Visiting address Sem Sælands vei 1 Geologibygningen 0371 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1047 Blindern 0316 OSLO

Academic Interests

Petroleum System Analysis

  • Petroleum Geochemistry
  • Organic Geochemistry
  • Oil, Condensate and Gas research
  • Petroleum Exploration
  • Petroleum fluid inclusion analysis

Environmental Hydrocarbon Research

  • Bioremediation/biodegradation of oil

Current projects

  • Oil industry financed PhD-projects
  • Reservoir geochemistry and field filling
  • Oil-oil, oil-source rock correlation projects with the petroleum industry



  • "Best Paper Award"/1993 from Chemical Assoc. of America for new methods on how to utilize petroleum inclusions to decipher field filling histories i.e. how and when did petroleum traps fill with oil. Karlsen D.A., Nedkvitne, T., Larter, S.R. and Bjørlykke, K., 1993. Hydrocarbon composition of authigenic inclusions, Application to elucidation of petroleum reservoir filling history. Geochemica et Cosmochimica Acta, 57, 3641-3659.
  • Referee for Organic Geochemistry, Marin and Petroleum Geochemistry, Petroleum Geosciences, Journal of Petroleum Geology & Geological Soc. of London
  • Conducted c. 70 Externally financed petroleum research projects for most of the oil companies active in Norway
  • Supervised 25 cand.scient and 7 PhD students
Tags: Geology, Petroleum geology, Organic geochemistry, Petroleum systems
Published Dec. 10, 2013 7:55 PM - Last modified Oct. 16, 2018 1:47 PM


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