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Malin Torsæter

Research Manager

Malin Torsæter
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Malin has a PhD in Physics, and has during the last 10 years worked mostly with drilling and well related research. She is Director of PETROSENTER LowEmission focusing on emission reductions from offshore petroleum production. In 2017, Malin was elected Leader Talent of the year by the newspaper E24. Malin has been the project manager of several large research projects within permanent well plugging (P&A), CO2 storage (CCS) and cleaner petroleum production.


Malin has a MSc in Technical Physics (2007) and a PhD in Physics (2011) from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim. Her PhD was carried out in collaboration with Groupe de Physique des Matériaux (GPM), Université de Rouen Normandie, France. Malin has worked full-time with university teaching for one year at NTNU (Materials Physics).

Competence and research areas

Malin has worked as a scientist and senior scientist in the SINTEF department of Drilling and Well, as research manager in the department of Formation Physics, and she currently works as research manager in the department of Applied Geoscience. During the last 10 years, Malin's research has focused on: tomographic (3D) imaging of geomaterials, well integrity, geological storage of CO2, permanent well plugging and abandonment (P&A) and Arctic petroleum wells. At present, Malin is Director of the large PETROSENTER LowEmission focusing on enabling emission reductions from offshore oil and gas activities. She has led 13 large research projects, has (co-)supervised 7 PhDs/Postdocs and 8 students at MSc level. Malin has published over 50 peer-reviewed papers and a text book on well cementing.

Contact info

Visiting address:
S P Andersens vei 15B