Hannah E. Petrie

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Hi! My name is Hannah Petrie, and I have just joined the department to pursue an Equinor-funded PhD in integrated geological characterization of marine ground conditions for offshore wind in the North Sea.
I have a background in Geology and Petroleum Geoscience and have previously studied at the University of Edinburgh (2009-2013) and Imperial College London (2013-2014). After graduating, I moved to Bergen to work as an Exploration Geologist at Statoil/Equinor for four years and also worked as an Operations Geologist for almost two years.
My main area of focus has previously been evaluating hydrocarbon prospects; analyzing large seismic and well datasets within the Northern North Sea region at a range of stratigraphic levels. Most recently I have focused on regional seismic interpretation of Plio-Pleistocene stratigraphy, and I am very excited to continue to study the fascinating glacial geology of the Quaternary of the North Sea as part of my PhD project.

The project is associated with Equinor and with the Bergen Offshore Wind Centre (BOW), which covers a range of innovative offshore wind research projects. I look forward to working with BOW and my supervisors Christian Haug Eide and Haflidi Haflidason on investigating the ways in which a detailed and integrated understanding of the shallow Quaternary subsurface can be used to add value, reduce costs and uncertainties and increase efficiency and cross-disciplinary collaboration in offshore wind installation projects.
Please come by my office in 2G13C anytime if you want to know more about the project, or just to say hi! Welcome to GEO Hannah 🙂