Tesfamariam Berhane Abay

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Room 217A
Visiting address Sem Sælands vei 1 Geologibygningen 0371 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1047 Blindern 0316 OSLO
Other affiliations Department of Geosciences

Academic interests

  • Petroleum System Analysis
  • Petroleum geochemistry
  • Source rock evaluation
  • Oil-source rock correlation
  • Reservoir oil alteration
  • Fluid flow modelling

Courses taught


  • Abay, Tesfamariam Berhane; Fossum, Katrine; Karlsen, Dag Arild; Dypvik, Henning; Narvhus, Lars J Jørgensen & Haid, Muna Hassan Mohamoud [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2019). Petroleum geochemical aspects of the Mandawa Basin, coastal Tanzania: The origin of migrated oil occurring today as partly biodegraded bitumen. Petroleum Geoscience. ISSN 1354-0793. doi: 10.1144/petgeo2019-050 Full text in Research Archive
  • Lerch, Benedikt; Karlsen, Dag Arild; Thießen, Olaf; Abay, Tesfamariam Berhane; van Soelen, Elsbeth Ester & Kürschner, Wolfram Michael [Show all 8 contributors for this article] (2018). Investigations on the use of triaromatic dimethylcholesteroids as age-specific biomarkers in bitumens and oils from Arctic Norway. Organic Geochemistry. ISSN 0146-6380. 122, p. 1–16. doi: 10.1016/j.orggeochem.2018.04.011
  • Abay, Tesfamariam Berhane; Karlsen, Dag Arild; Pedersen, Jon Halvard; Olaussen, Snorre & Backer-Owe, Kristian (2018). Thermal maturity, hydrocarbon potential and kerogen type of some Triassic-Lower Cretaceous sediments from the SW Barents Sea and Svalbard. Petroleum Geoscience. ISSN 1354-0793. 24(3), p. 349–373. doi: 10.1144/petgeo2017-035
  • Abay, Tesfamariam Berhane; Karlsen, Dag Arild; Lerch, Benedikt; Olaussen, Snorre; Pedersen, Jon Halvard & Backer-Owe, Kristian (2017). Migrated petroleum in outcropping Mesozoic sedimentary rocks in Spitsbergen: organic geochemical characterization and implications for regional exploration. Journal of Petroleum Geology. ISSN 0141-6421. 40(1), p. 5–36. doi: 10.1111/jpg.12662
  • Lerch, Benedikt; Karlsen, Dag Arild; Abay, Tesfamariam Berhane; Duggan, Deirdre; Seland, Reinert & Backer-Owe, Kristian (2016). Regional petroleum alteration trends in Barents Sea oils and condensates as a clue to migration regimes and processes. American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin. ISSN 0149-1423. 100(2), p. 165–190. doi: 10.1306/08101514152
  • Koevoets, Maayke Jacqueline; Abay, Tesfamariam Berhane; Hammer, Øyvind & Olaussen, Snorre (2016). High-resolution organic carbon–isotope stratigraphy of the Middle Jurassic–Lower Cretaceous Agardhfjellet Formation of central Spitsbergen, Svalbard. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. ISSN 0031-0182. 449, p. 266–274. doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2016.02.029
  • Abay, Tesfamariam Berhane; Karlsen, Dag Arild & Ohm, Sverre Ekrene (2014). Vertical variations in reservoir geochemistry in a palaeozoic trap, Embla Field, offshore Norway. Journal of Petroleum Geology. ISSN 0141-6421. 37(4), p. 349–372. doi: 10.1111/jpg.12590

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  • Abay, Tesfamariam Berhane; Karlsen, Dag Arild; Olaussen, Snorre & Pedersen, Jon Halvard (2019). Organic Geochemistry of Petroleum in the Cambro-Ordovician Succession of Ny Friesland, Spitsbergen, Norway.
  • Abay, Tesfamariam Berhane; Karlsen, Dag Arild; Pedersen, Jon Halvard & Olaussen, Snorre (2017). Middle Triassic Source Potential and Lateral Variation in Organic Facies, Southwestern Barents Sea and Svalbard.
  • Abay, Tesfamariam Berhane; Jochmann, Malte & Olaussen, Snorre (2015). Regional maturation trends of the Upper Paleozoic to Cenozoic strata in the Svalbard Archipelago- compiled data from organic geochemistry, vitrinite and migrated hydrocarbon analyses.
  • Abay, Tesfamariam Berhane; Karlsen, Dag Arild; Pedersen, Jon Halvard; Lerch, Benedikt & Backer-Owe, Kristian (2014). Regional Variation in the Triassic Organo-Facies signatures of the Barents Sea.
  • Olaussen, Snorre; Abay, Tesfamariam Berhane; Karlsen, Dag Arild; Hammer, Øyvind & Pedersen, Jon Halvard (2014). Novel Results on Migrated Oil in several Svalbard out-crop samples. What does this tell us about the Petroleum Systems responsible for the Migrated Oils in these samples.
  • Abay, Tesfamariam Berhane; Karlsen, Dag Arild; Backer-Owe, Kristian & Ohm, Sverre Ekrene (2013). Geochemical comparison of oils from the Central Graben: with special emphasis on correlation and transformation of oils from the Embla Field.

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Published Jan. 13, 2015 10:17 AM - Last modified Jan. 21, 2015 12:57 PM