Who we are

We develop technology for multi-physical and tailor-made simulation systems and offer consultancy services for optimum and safe systems. We serve clients all over the world, including oil and energy companies, engineering companies, consultancies, authorities, and manufacturers.

Petrell is an independent limited company, incorporated in, and under the laws of, Norway. The organisation number is 947 445 677.

Research and development

Research and development has always been important to Petrell. The development of VessFire was heavily supported by the Petroleum Safety Authority (Petroleumstilsynet) and Statoil.

We develop simulation systems based on client needs and specification, using Brilliant as the platform.

We take on single client projects and joint industry projects, with or without financial support from the Research Council of Norway (Norges Forskningsråd) or Innovation Norway.

We co-operate with universities and research institutes and academics, and we arrange for M.Sc. and Ph.D. students.

Abstract of Doctoral Theses:

Coupled Fluid Flow and Elasto-plastic Damage Analysis of Acid Stimulated Chalk Reservoirs– Nazanin Jahani, 2015
This doctoral thesis has been carried out at Petrell AS and the Department of Engineering Design and Materials at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), under the supervision of Dr. Geir Berge (Petrell AS), Associate Professor Bjørn Haugen (NTNU) and co-supervision of Professor Rune Martin Holt( NTNU and SINTEF Petroleum).


  • Ceetron
  • Associate Professor Tore Haug-Warberg, Haug Technology
  • Associate Professor Bjørn Haugen, NTNU
  • Ridge


  • M&O Partners, Rio de Janeiro
  • Cekap Technical Services SDN BHD, Kuala Lumpur

Meet the team