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 2014. Jan M. Nordbotten, professor of mathematics at the University of Bergen, is the current 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):
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
Tema for VISTA-dagen 18. november 2014:
Den frie forskningens betydning for industriell utvikling
- med vekt på norsk olje- og gassvirksomhet i et historisk perspektiv
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
VISTA opens up for applications within the following areas:
Future development & operations