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VISTA for 25 years. The story of and exceptional partnership.

VISTA supports young researchers and professorships

VISTA is a basic research programme funded by Statoil, conducted in close collaboration with The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. VISTA was established in 1985 to promote the co-operation between Statoil and academia in Norway and to strengthen the capacity and quality of science in areas of particular interest in the oil and gas industry.

VISTA supports at any time approximately 20 projects on PhD and Post Doc level, in addition to VISTA Professorships, within the research areas listed below. Close to NOK 20 million will be allocated to VISTA projects in 2013. Jan M. Nordbotten, professor of mathematics at the University of Bergen, is the new VISTA-professor.

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters and Statoil signed on November 19 a new 5-year agreement that provides VISTA with 20 million per year from 2014.  The agreement was signed by Bård Krokan, Vice President, Statoil and the Secretary General of the Academy, Øivind Andersen(left).The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters and Statoil signed on the 19th of November a new 5-year agreement that provides VISTA with 20 million per year from 2014. The agreement was signed by Bård Krokan, Vice President, Statoil and the Secretary General of the Academy, Øivind Andersen (left).

 

The two VISTA scholars Sissel Slettemark Mundal and Lars Løseth tell their stories:

Produced and directed by Olav Høgetveit

 

VISTA's focus areas (2013):

Exploration

Exploration

Division head: Lasse Amundsen

Improved Recovery

Improved Recovery

Division head: Stein Børre Torp

Oil And Gas

Oil And Gas Processing

Division head: Dag Schanke

Environment

Environment

Division head: Christian Collin-Hansen

Biotechnology

Biotechnology

Division head: Hans Kristian Kotlar

VISTA professors

VISTA professors

Bjørn Ursin is VISTA-Professor in 2011

News

VISTAs new priority areas

Based on the new strategy, VISTA has four new priority areas

(11.07.2014) More

Successful scholar meeting 10th June in the Academy

VISTA Scholar Meeting 2014

This year`s scholar meeting included introduction to the VISTA programme, workshop about presentation techniques as well as social gathering between scholars and the VISTA board.

(11.07.2014) More

VISTA-day 2013: Energy Landscapes and New Energy Sources

Wind and solar energy can play a more important role in the future.

When we change the energy landscape towards a low carbon system, what will be the consequences for research, education and industry? Experts will approach this question from different angles through lectures and a concluding panel discussion during the VISTA-day on the 19th of November.

(21.10.2013) More

Application VISTA funding

VISTA opens up for applications within the following areas: 

Exploration
Improved recovery

Future development & operations
Environment

 

Deadline Step 2: 1 October 2014


Click for information and application forms

Energy and energy politics in today's turbulent Europe

VISTA - Research area: Improved oil recovery

Do we have enough energy? Is it the consumers or the politicians who are most influential when it comes to energy consumption? To what degree does energy politics influence the general development in Europe? Is CO2 capture and storage a wrong track or will it contribute towards reducing the carbon dioxide emissions? These are some of the questions that will be debated during the VISTA-day at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters on the 20th of November.

(23.10.2012) More

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