Birger Hansen

Birger Hansen began his geology career in Greenland mapping for the Survey. His M.Sc. work on granulite facies of Nordre Stroemfjord was followed up with experimental and thermodynamic studies at Manchester University. After the Ph.D. in 1981 he started his oil career at Statoil where he built reservoir models and processed dipmeter logs. Noticing that structural geology methods could be applied to sedimentary structures led to the foundation of Z&S Geologi in 1985 and the development of borehole image interpretation methods. In 2001, he created Eriksfiord AS, where he was soon joined by old and new colleagues.

In 2018 he handed the company over to younger colleagues and now serves in an advisory role.