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Simulation of Gas Injection Processes, Ph.D. Thesis, Sigurð í Jákupsstovu, 2002


  • Preparing material and terms and conditions for hydrocarbon exploration rounds 2 and 3 in 2004 and 2007 respectively.

  • Report and recommendation on the merger of the geological Survey (Jarðfrøðisavnið) and the Hydrocarbon Exploration Administration (Oljufyrisitingin).

  • Chairing the work group for writing the legislation for the Production, Distribution and Transmission of Electricity, 2006/2007

  • Preparing proposal for Energy Policy, 2006.

  • Chairing the work of initial estimates (pre-feasibility study) – on the possibility of laying an electricity cable between Iceland and Faroe Islands, 2007

  • Chairing the work of Preparing Strategy document for the University of the Faroe Islands,2014

Conference papers:

  • Improving well inflow conditions in low permeability chalk reservoirs by electro-kinetic processes; Søren Laursen, Sigurð í Jákupsstovu and Jan Reffstrup, 1992

  • Upscaling of miscible displacement processes; Sigurð í Jákupsstovu, Dengen Zhou, Jaraim Kamath, Lou Durlofsky, Erling H. Stenby, 2001

Personal data

Born: 7. januar 1963

Family: Married to Gunvør Balle, 4 children

Adress: Kráargøta 1, FO-160 Argir


• 1985: Master of Navigation (Skibsfører), Centre for Maritime Studies and Engineering (Føroya Sjómansskúli)

• 1992: M.Sc. in Engineering (Civilingeniør, Cand Polyt), Technical University of Denmark (

• 2002: Ph.D., ”Simulation of Gas Injection Processes”, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark (

  • 2011 – : Rector at University of the Faroe Islands, Fróðskaparsetur Føroya

  • 2008- 2011: Technical Manager, COO, at P/F Atlantic Petroleum, of which 8 months as acting CEO.

  • 2005-2008: Director (CEO) at the Earth and Energy Directorate (Jarðfeingi,

  • 2004-2005: Director (CEO) at the Geological Survey of the Faroe Islands (Jarðfrøðisavnið) and the faroese Energy authority (Oljufyrisitingin) during the period of merging the two institutions into a combined scientific and administrative organisation - Jarðfeingi

  • 2003-2004: Director at the Geological Survey (Jarðfrøðisavnið)

  • 2000-2003: Part time at Atlantic Petroleum, Technical Manager

  • 1998-2000: Part time consultancy and development work

  • 1998-1999: Petroleum Engineering Consultant (5 months) with Norsk Hydro in Bergen

  • 1998-2002: Ph.D. Student

  • 1993-1998: Maersk Oil and Gas AS, Well-Site Engineer and PetroleumEngineer in Denmark, Qatar and Indonesia

  • 1992-1993: Scientific Assistant at the Laboratory for Energy Technology, DTU

  • 1986-1989: 1st and 2nd Mate on fishing inspection vessels and trawler during summer periods

  • 1985-1986: 2nd. Mate on production tank vessel and 1st mate on trawler

  • 1982-1985: Studying for Master of Navigation, sailing during summer holidays

  • 1979-1982: Fisherman on trawlers

Administrative responsibilities

Chairing the work to formulate the first energy policy proposal and the electricity legislation (production, transmission and distribution) (2005 – 2007)

• Coordinated initial analytic work and investigations regarding implementation of a green energy solution for the village of Nólsoy (2005 – 2007)

• Represented the Faroe Islands in the civil servant energy committee (Embedsmandskommiteen for energy) under the Nordic Ministry Council and in a work group on energy solutions for sparsely populated areas (Tyndt befolkede områder) (2005 – 2007)

• Member of in collaborative forum North Atlantic Hydrogen Association (NAHA) (2005 – 2006)

• Participated in/coordinated initial investigations (pre-feasibility study) on installation of power cable between Iceland and Faroe Islands (2005 – 2007)

• Initiated and commissioned project with Risø Research Center to evaluate the potential for increased wind power on the Faroese electrical grid system (2006)

• In charge of the 2nd. og 3rd. licensing rounds for hydrocarbon exploration on the Faroese Continental Shelf (2004 og 2007)

• Chairman in steering group mandated with the task of preparing submissions of territorial claims under the UN Convention for Law Of the Sea (UNCLOS) §76 (2003-2007)

• Chairman of the Board and co-founder of company established with the task of utilizing rest raw material from fishery and fish farming (2007-2011)

• Participated in the task of raising new share capital in P/F Atlantic Petroleum. Prospectus, presentation and meetings with investors in Scandinavia and UK. (2009/2010)

• Chairman of the Faroese UNESCO-commission (2012 - )

• Member of work group mandated with task of writing an action plan for mitigating population decrease in the Faroe Islands. (”heildarætlanin fyri fólkaflyting og fólkavøkstur”)

• Member of “Forum for Arctic Research” (Forum for Arktisk Forskning) established by the Danish Ministry for Research, Education and Innovation in 2013

• Member of Ad-Hoc group for Quality in Higher Education within the Nordic countries, 2015

• Member of Ad-Hoc group for tuition fees for international students for enrollment into the Joint Nordic Master programmes, 2015.