Future Oil & Gas

1-2 Dec 2020

Dr Fionn Iversen

Position: Chief Scientist, NORCE

Iversen holds the equivalent to MSc in mathematics and physics has a PhD in materials technology from NTNU. He has experience in well control studies and planning of drilling operations, process modelling and software development, system development, and digitisation and automation of the drilling process. Key recent work topics have been drilling fluids and drilling fluid processing, wellbore transport, mathematical learning methods and uncertainty, sensor development and international collaboration in education. Iversen worked as teaching assistant during his PhD studies and has lectured on multiphase flow at the University of Stavanger in recent years.  

Iversen has had a central role in development of automation technology for drilling, through project development, patenting, project management and further serving as TCO an CEO in commercialization. Iversen has a long membership SPE and has also supported the IADC, serving on several committees and interest groups, including the SPE drilling advisory committee. Iversen took part in the founding of SPE Drilling Systems Automation Technical Section and has served as Associate Editor of the SPE Drilling and Completion Journal.