Roy Helge Gabrielsen

Professor Emeritus - Department of Geosciences
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Phone +47 22856600
Visiting address Sem Sælands vei 1 Geologibygningen 0371 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1047 Blindern 0316 OSLO

Publications in ResearchGate.

Academic Interests

  • Structural geology
  • Tectonics
  • Petroleum geology
  • Basin analysis

Higher education and employment history

  • 1976-77 Research associate, NAVF, Structural geology, isotope geochemistry, Norwegian Caledonides (SW Norway). Department of Geology, University of Oslo.
  • 1977-81 Research Associate, Petroleum geology, Remote sensing/fracture tectonics. Institute of Geology, University of Oslo.
  • 1981-87 Structural Geologist, Saga Petroleum A/S.
  • 1987-88 Chief Geologist, Norsk Hydro, a.s.
  • 1988-91 Professor of Petroleum Geology/Structural Geology, University of Bergen.
  • 1989-91 Chief Scientist, Geological Remote Sensing, Nansen Remote Sensing Centre, Bergen.
  • 1992-94 Managing Director, Norsk Hydro a.s., Research Centre, Bergen.
  • 1992-94 Adjunct Professor of Petroleum Geology/Structural Geology (“Professor II; 20% time appointment at full professor level) of Petroleum Geology, University of Bergen.
  • 1994-03 Professor of Petroleum Geology/Structural Geology, University of Bergen.
  • 2000-03 Scientfic Advisor, Norwegian Geological Survey, Trondheim.
  • 2003- 06 Executive Director, Divison for Science, The Research Council of Norway.
  • 2005 - 2009 Adjunct Professor of structural and petroleum geology, University of Aarhus, Denmark.
  • 2006 - present Professor of Petroleum Geology, Section Head Petroleum Geology and Geophysics (PEGG), University of Oslo.


  • Statoil Research Prize for 2000
  • Awarded status as Principal Investigator in Centre of Excellence "Center for Integrated Petroleum Research", University of Bergen, appointed by the Norwegian Research Council, 2002.
  • Norwegian Petroleum Society Science Prize for 2002.
  • Falcon Award 2005 awarded by the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers for the paper: Lothe,A.E., Borge,H. & Gabrielsen,R.H.: Modelling of hydraulic lekage by pressure and stress simulations and implications for Biot’s constant: an example from the Halten Terrace. Offshore Mid-Norway. Petroleum Geoscience, 10(3), 199-213.
  • Special Award 2005, American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG).
Tags: Energy, Geology, Structural geology, Tectonics, Petroleum geology, Basin analysis, CO2 storage
Published Dec. 10, 2013 7:55 PM - Last modified Sep. 13, 2021 10:42 AM