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 two VISTA scholars Sissel Slettemark Mundal and Lars Løseth tell their stories:
Produced and directed by Olav Høgetveit
VISTA's focus areas (2013):
VISTA opens up for applications within the following areas:
Future development & operations
Deadline Step 2: 1 October 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
Based on the new strategy, VISTA has four new priority areas(11.07.2014) More
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
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