Mathias Lia Carlsen is GM Americas and a PE consultant at Whitson (earlier PERA) – a global company that has specialized in PVT, gas-based EOR and gas condensate reservoirs since 1988. Carlsen’s main area of work involves reservoir simulation and equation of state fluid characterization. Over the last three years, Carlsen has consulted on and supervised a wide range of projects related to PVT in tight unconventionals. Worth mentioning is the basin-wide EOS model developments in the Bakken, Montney, Eagle Ford, SCOOP/STACK and Permian. Currently, Carlsen is also working on gas EOR (Huff-n-Puff) pilots and field-wide implementation projects in the Eagle Ford, Permian, Bakken and Montney.
In addition to the consultancy, Carlsen researches and teaches industry courses on advanced PVT and phase behavior, EOS model development and gas based EOR. Carlsen holds a MSc degree in Petroleum Engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and was a Fulbright Scholar at Stanford University.