Board Meeting for the Schlumberger-NTNU Collaboration

The annual board meeting for the collaboration between Schlumberger and NTNU was held yesterday. The collaboration includes research and education in three areas: Computational Sciences, Integrated Operations and Subsea. The purpose of the annual meetings is status reporting for the year that went and planning of activities ahead, see agenda.

Master student is mapping movements at Preikestolen

M.Sc. student at IGP/NTNU, Katrine Mo, in cooperation with scientist at NGU, Martina Böhme, are investigating the stability of the famous tourist attraction in Rogaland Preikestolen (Preacher’s Pulpit) through high definition photos from a helicopter and photos from a drone, and by scanning. In addition the largest crack in Preikestolen has been instrumented in order to detect any movements.  Mo will present the analyses in her thesis. skal presentere analysene som gjøres i sin masteroppgave. See article in Stavanger Aftenblad.

NTNU and Aker BP collaboration on development of software for seismic imaging

The Department of Geoscience and Petroleum and Aker BP has established a pilot project on collaborative development of software for seismic. This will benefit education and research at NTNU, and development, exploration and production at Aker BP. There will also be a number of workshops within the topic of seismic imaging and inversion. The contact point at NTNU is Professor Børge Arntsen, and Dr. Espen Birger Raknes at Aker BP.

Geology Day 2017 (Geologiens Dag) was a great success!

The Department of Geosciences and Petroleum was represented at the Geology Day 2017 (Geologiens Dag) in Trondheim this year. Eight IGP students organized four events held at Akron-building on Kalvskinnet Sunday, September 10th. Both virtual sandbox, gold digging, information about geology and plate tectonics puzzles could the approximately 350 visitors who came by try out.


Text and photo:

Terje Solbakk

p.hd candidate


The most interesting parts of the area are only reachable with helicopter. Here the 2 week field camp is established.

10 researchers and students have been on a field trip to Seiland (Reinfjord) to study the development of ores and mineral resources in a volcanic funnel. In this area, developed 565 million years ago, NTNU has been part of  discovering a new type of  mineral deposit with nickel, copper, platina and gold. Modern mapping tools like drones are being used, and is one of the focus areas for innovative education at the department.

Still four students and one researcher is conducting field work on Seiland.


Seiland is an island in Northern Norway, north of Alta in Finnmark county.

Professor Rune Larsen and the students.
Området er uten merkede stier og er vanskelig framkommelig.
The area is without marked pathways and is not easily accessible.
Prøvetaking med diamantbor
Using a diamant drill to take samples.
3D photogrammetric model

Geology Day!

September 10th is GEOLOGIENS DAG, a day organised by Norsk Geologisk Forening – Norways geological association. The idea of the day is to get young people interested in geology. Enthusiastic students from geology, geotechnology and petroleum science at NTNU aim to create an event that awakens the curiosity of both young and old.

The event takes place at NTNU Akrinn-building on Kalvskinnet, entrance from Sverre gate between Sverres gate 10 and 14 (there are no 12 on the map).



10 September 2017

From 11:00 – 16:00

Former student has become CEO of DEA Deutsche Erdoel AG

Maria Moræus Hanssen graduated with an M.Sc. degree in Reservoir Engineering in 1988/88 and has had a long career in Hydro, Statoil, Aker and ENGIE Norge. The last two years she has been CEO of ENGIE’s total E&P activities  from their offices in Paris. Now she has accepted a new position for DEA Deutsche Erdoel AG and head of their management group in Tyskland.