Peder is a senior research scientist in the Applied Geoscience group of SINTEF Petroleum. He has a background as researcher / manager in geophysics at SINTEF since 2009. His expertise includes geophysical modelling and inversion methods, as well as uncertainty quantification and survey optimization, and applications in CO2 monitoring, exploration, and model updating while drilling. Peder holds an MSc in Computational Physics and a PhD in Accelerator Physics from CERN and Uppsala University.
2004 - 2008: PhD Accelerator Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Uppsala University, Sweden
2004-2006: Doctoral student, Department of Accelerators and Beams, CERN, Switzerland
2002 - 2003: Technical student, Department of Accelerators and Beams, CERN, Switzerland
1997 - 2003: MSc Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering (thesis in Computational Physics), Department of Physics, Linköping University, Sweden
Competence and research areas
Peder's main competence and research areas include development and use of methods for modelling and inversion of geophysical data, in particular related to CO2 monitoring, but also related to exploration and model updating while drilling. He has been working with methods ranging from seismic (FWI, tomography, AVO) to CSEM and gravity. Peder also has experience with the combined use of multiple data sets (joint inversion) and rock physics inversion, as well as with uncertainty quantification, survey optimization, and value-of-information assessment. More recently he has also spent time on investigating the use of fibre-optic sensors and machine learning in geophysics. Peder has significant experience with leading larger research projects/activities, notably the ACT Pre-ACT project and currently the CO2 monitoring task in the NCCS centre and the CO2 storage sub-project in GP LINCCS.