Olav Møyner

About me

Welcome to the professional webpage of Olav Møyner, PhD. I can most easily be reached at mail@olavmoyner.com.

Research interests

My research interests include numerical simulation of flow and transport in porous media, which can model hydrocarbon recovery, CO2 sequestration, geothermal energy, groundwater flow and many other interesting physical processes. I work on efficient linear and nonlinear solvers, multiscale methods, reduced-order modelling, high-resolution schemes and solution strategies for model problems from these fields. See also: Publications

Scientific software development

In order to support scientific reproducibility, much of my research time is spent developing Open-Source solvers for simulation of flow in porous media as a part of the Matlab Reservoir Simulation Toolbox (MRST) and the Jutul / JutulDarcy simulators . The repositories for MRST are public on Bitbucket.

Work experience

  • 2022 - today: Senior Research Scientist, SINTEF Digital

  • 2016 - 2022: Research scientist, SINTEF Digital

  • 2017 - 2020: Post. Doc at NTNU through the VISTA program

  • 2012 - 2016: Scientific software developer, SINTEF Digital


  • 2013-2016: Ph.D. in Mathematics at NTNU.

  • 2007-2012: Master of Science in Physics and Mathematics with specialization in Industrial Mathematics at NTNU.

Academic visits

  • 2019: Visting scholar, Stanford University

  • 2015-2016: Visting student researcher, Stanford University