Torleif is a senior research scientist at SINTEF where he has worked most of the time since 1984, holding various positions. Before joining SINTEF he worked as scientific assistant/scholarship-holder at the Department of physical chemistry, Norwegian Institute of Technology (NTH, now NTNU). In a period he was employed as Principal core analyst at Reservoir Laboratories AS.
MSc in chemical engineering, NTH, 1977
D.Eng i physical chemistry, NTH, 1983
Competence and research areas
Chemical engineering, physical chemistry, irreversible thermodynamics, reservoir engineering, gas and water based improved oil recovery processes, CO2 storage, power production from salinity gradients by pressure retarded osmosis
- Energy Efficient Operation of Petroleum Production Plants
- First Approach to Measure Interfacial Rheology at High-Pressure Conditions by the Oscillating Drop Technique
- Modelling of CO2-foam core flooding experiments
- CO2 mobility reduction using foam stabilized by CO2- and water-soluble surfactants
- Energy consumption of offshore oil and gas production
- Partitioning of non-ionic surfactants between CO2 and brine
- Increased CO2 storage capacity using CO2-foam
- CO2 Foam Using non-ionic Surfactants - For Increased Storage Capacity and Oil Recovery
- Mobility control of CO2 during aquifer storage
- Polymer Gels Made with Functionalized Organo-Silica Nanomaterials for Conformance Control.