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Sverre Planke

Born 1961 Norwegian citizen.
2014 - Professor II (20% position) of Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics (CEED) Centre of Excellence, Oslo, Norway
2013 - Associate Professor (20% position) of Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics (CEED)
2009 - Senior advisor of P-Cable 3D Seismic AS (P3S), Oslo, Norway
2007 - 2009 Co-founder, part-time daglig leder/CEO P-Cable 3D Seismic AS
2003 - 2013 Senior Researcher (20% position) of Physics of Geological Processes (PGP) Centre of Excellence
1999 - Daglig leder/CEO and co-founder of Volcanic Basin Petroleum Research AS (VBPR)
1996 - 1998 University of Oslo, Norway
Førsteamanuensis (associate professor) position at the Geophysics Group at the Department of Geology. Project leader of the industry-financed Passive Margin Research Group. My research focus was on seismic imaging of volcanic constructions and understanding of tectono-magmatic continental breakup processes, including fieldwork on central-east Greenland. Teaching responsibilities in G282 (Seismic Methods), G181 (Global Geophysics) and G383 (Geophysical Working Methods), and as Cand. Scient (three students) and Dr. Scient (one student) advisor.
1993 - 1996 University of Oslo, Norway
Three year post. doc. position on the project "Seismic and thermal characterization of basins on the mid-Norway volcanic margin" funded by the Norwegian Research Council PROPETRO program. I primarily worked on integrated seismic modelling, processing and interpretation of multichannel, wide-angle and downhole seismic data in deep basin and basement formations, trying to improve understanding of the breakup process on rifted volcanic margins. Participation on Ocean Drilling Program (ODP) Leg 163 as geophysicist/logger (1995), and vertical seismic experiments on Iceland (1993). Six-month research stay with the Seismic Research Group at Flinders University of South Australia (1994).
1988 - 1993 University of Oslo, Norway. Dr. Scient degree in Geology, "Rifting and continental breakup: seismic response and crustal evolution with emphasis on the Vøring volcanic margin". Interpretation of regional crustal structure from MCS, wide-angle and gravity data. Detailed studies of physical properties of flood basalt complexes based on well logs and core data from ODP Site 642, combined with various seismic data. The results were integrated in an evolutionary volcanic margin model. Research stays at Columbia University (Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory) in 1988 and 1989.
1985 - 1987 University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA. Master of Science in Geophysics. Seismic interpretation and modelling of the Sevier Desert Basin, Utah, to study extensional detachment faulting. Courses in theoretical geophysics (seismology, inversion theory, digital signal processing) and geology (oceanography, geochemistry, sedimentology, structural geology).
1981 - 1984 University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA; Strathclyde University, Scotland. 
Bachelor of Science in Geological Engineering / Norwegian from University of Utah. Emphasis on Applied Geophysics. First year courses in Applied Geology from Strathclyde University.


Faleide, J.I., (PI), 2011-2015. BARMOD - Barents Sea Tectonic Basin Modelling with focus on potential petroleum systems in the Central Barents Sea Region. NFR PETROMAKS project.

Gabrielsen, R., (PI), 2012-2015. OMNIS - Offshore Mid-Norway: Integrated Margin and Basin Studies. NFR PETROMAKS project.

Hopman, J., (PI), 2013-2016. IMAGE - Integrated Methods for Advanced Geothermal Exploration. EU 7th Framework Programme Project.

Jamtveit, B., (PI), 2003-2013. PGP - Physics of Geological Processes. NFR Center of Excellence, Univ. of Oslo.

Planke, S., (PI), 2011-2013. Post-jurassisk hydrokarbonprospektivitet i Nord-Atlanteren og arktis. Skattefunn 215879.

Planke, S., (PI), 2008-2010. Paleogen petroleumsgeologi og margindannelse i det nordlige Atlanterhavet. Skattefunn 41701.

Planke, S., (PI), 2007-2010. P-Cable3: Utvikling av system for innsamling av 3D HighRes seismikk. Skattefunn 39677 og 41567.

Sejrup, H.P., (PI), 2013-2016. GLANAM – Glaciated North Atlantic margins. EU Marie Curie Initial Training Networks (ITN), Univ. of Bergen.

Svensen, H., (PI), 2005-2009. Hydrocarbon maturation in aureoles around sill intrusions in organic-rich sedimentary basins. NFR project, PGP, Univ. of Oslo.

Torsvik, T., (PI), 2013-2023. CEED - The Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics. NFR Centre of Excellence.

Weaver, P.P.E., (PI), 2004-2009. HERMES – Hotspot ecosystem research on the margins of the European seas. EU 6th Framework Programme Project.


Member of Ocean Drilling Programs Scientific Measurement Panel, IAVCEI's Commission on Large-Volume Basaltic Provinces, the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG), American Geophysical Union (AGU), European Geophysical Society (EGS), Norsk Petroleumsforening (NPF) and Norsk Geologisk Forening (NGF). Hans and Helga Reuschs legat, GSA Poster Award, SEG Educational Award, Utah Geological Association Scholarship, Mariott Geological Engineering Award and AMAX Field Geology Scholarship.