Elin Skurtveit

Associate Professor - Section of Geology and Geophysics
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Room 026
Visiting address Sem Sælands vei 1 Geologibygningen 0371 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1047 Blindern 0316 OSLO
Other affiliations Department of Education (Student)

Academic interests

  • Structural geology, geomechanics and subsurface storage of CO2
  • Mechanical testing and development of special tests (Triax, Ring shear, Direct Shear, CO2 exposure)
  • Fault and fracture characterization and mapping
  • Clay smear and shear band formation
  • Fluid flow in faults and fracture zones

Courses taught


  • 2018-                    Associate Professor, Department of Geosciences, University of Oslo
  • 2010-                    NGI, Petroleum Geomechanics & Geophysics Division
  • 2012-2013            Visiting researcher Stanford University, Zoback Stress and Crustal Mechanics Group (10 months)
  • 2011- 2014           PhD position CIPR, UniResearch, University of Bergen
  • 2007- 2010           Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI), Offshore Geotechnics Division
  • 2001- 2007           Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI), Geomechanics Division


  • Betlem, Peter; Birchall, Thomas; Ogata, Kei; Park, Joonsang; Skurtveit, Elin & Senger, Kim (2020). Digital Drill Core Models: Structure-from-Motion as a Tool for the Characterisation, Orientation, and Digital Archiving of Drill Core Samples. Remote Sensing.  ISSN 2072-4292.  12(2) . doi: 10.3390/rs12020330 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Bohloli, Bahman; Skurtveit, Elin; Choi, Jung Chan; Grande, Lars; Sauvin, Guillaume; Soldal, Magnus & Wilkinson, Heidi (2020). Determination of shear properties and evaluation of fracture reactivation for a clay-rich shale: a case study from Svalbard, Arctic Norway. Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment.  ISSN 1435-9529. . doi: 10.1007/s10064-020-01814-x Show summary
  • Mulrooney, Mark Joseph; Osmond, Johnathon L.; Skurtveit, Elin; Faleide, Jan Inge & Braathen, Alvar (2020). Structural analysis of the Smeaheia fault block, a potential CO2 storage site, northern Horda Platform, North Sea. Marine and Petroleum Geology.  ISSN 0264-8172. . doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2020.104598
  • Skurtveit, Elin; Sundal, Anja; Bjørnarå, Tore Ingvald; Soldal, Magnus; Sauvin, Guillaume; Zuchuat, Valentin; Midtkandal, Ivar & Braathen, Alvar (2020). Experimental investigation of natural fracture stiffness and flow properties in a faulted CO2 bypass system (Utah, USA). Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR): Solid Earth.  ISSN 2169-9313. . doi: 10.1029/2019jb018917 Show summary

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  • Mulrooney, Mark Joseph; Osmond, Johnathon L.; Skurtveit, Elin & Braathen, Alvar (2020). Fault stability of seismic-scale normal faults: Implications for CO2 storage on the northern Horda Platform.
  • nakken, lise; Løvlie, Karoline; Mulrooney, Mark Joseph; Senger, Kim; Schaaf, Niklas & Skurtveit, Elin (2020). Fracture characterization of the Agardhfjellet Formation in central Spitsbergen: insights from drill core and outcrop data.
  • Osmond, Johnathon L.; Mulrooney, Mark Joseph; Skurtveit, Elin & Braathen, Alvar (2020). Arrangement of top and across-fault seal intervals within the Horda Platform: implications towards CCS in Viking Group sandstones. Show summary
  • Zuchuat, Valentin; Hafner, Alison; Osmond, Johnathon L.; Liberty, Lee; Petrie, Elizabeth; Arvesen, Brock; Evans, Jim; Sundal, Anja; Midtkandal, Ivar; Skurtveit, Elin & Braathen, Alvar (2020). CO2 containment and monitoring techniques along Little Grand Wash Fault, east-central Utah, USA. Show summary
  • Carlton, Brian; Skurtveit, Elin; Atakan, Kuvvet & Kaynia, Amir M. (2019). Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analysis of a CO2 Storage Prospect Using the NGA East Ground Motion Models. Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Choi, Jung Chan; Skurtveit, Elin & Grande, Lars (2019). Deep Neural Network Based Prediction of Leak-Off Pressure in Offshore Norway. Show summary

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Published Aug. 10, 2018 5:15 PM - Last modified Nov. 22, 2018 2:51 PM