Egil Tjåland is appointed department head for IGB for 4 years

In the IV faculty board meeting Monday the new department heads for IV’s departments were appointed for 4 years starting August 1, 2027. For Department of Geoscience and Petroleum Egil Tjåland was appointed, and for the remaining departments: Terese Løvås (EPT), Carl Christian Thodesen (IBM), Hans Petter Hildre (IBH),  Sverre Steen (IMT), Torbjørn Skogsrød (IVB), Karl Vincent Høiseth (KT). Karl Vincent Høiseth. Torbjørn Welo is acting department head for MTP .

Tanzanian students meet Statoil

Richard Wilfred Rwechungura from Statoil Tanzania and Toril Karlberg Dyreng, Statoil’s exploration chief for the Indian Ocean, visited the department today and met the 13 Tanzanian students studying Petroleum and Project Management at NTNU. The purpose of the meeting was to update the students on the development of the large development project for the huge gas discoveries offshore Tanzania.

Visit from Pakistan

A delegation from Pakistan’s Ministry of Planning, Development and Reform together with The Norwegian Embassy in Islamabad visited the department today. The delegation consisted of  Dr. Mohammad Afzal, Mr. Zafar Hasan, Mr. Tom Jørgen Martinussen and Mr. Tanweer Ahmed Sheikh.  The purpose of the visit was a review of the PAK3004 projects that has NTNU and Statens Kartverk as partners in  Norge. Our department is  partner in the project “Norwegian Centre of Excellence for Petroleum Studies” at the NED University of Engineering and Technology.

Ocean Week

The annual Ocean Week conference presents the latest developments in marine research and encourages the exchange of knowledge between researchers, industry and government. From IGP, Associate Professor Kurt Aasly, Associate Professor Steinar Løve Ellefmo, Post Doctor Ben Snook, and P.hd candidates Maxime Lesage and Anna Lim. The Department was represented in the paralell and pitch sessions within Marine Minerals.

Maxime Lesage pitching his P.hd project
Anna Lim pitching her P.hd project

Several PhD and postdoc positions announced in SFF PoreLab

SFF PoreLab have announced several PhD and postdoc position openings, read more at JobbNorge.

PoreLab is a Norwegian Center of Excellence created in 2017 and situated at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, and the University of Oslo (UiO). It focuses on the physics of porous media using experimental, theoretical and computational methods. It is led by five principal scientists from physics, chemistry and reservoir engineering.

Students from Newfoundland are giving presentation in P13 today at kl. 13:15

Jenny Kim and Daniel Sivira are these days completing their M.Sc. studies at Memorial University Newfoundland (MUN). Tuesday 2nd May at 13:15-14 they will present their thesis work in P13.  The title of the lecture is “Experimental Investigationon of EOR by Injecting SiO2 Nanoparticles as Water Additive with Application to the Hebron Field.” Both Jenny and Daniel participated in the summer school 2016 that was arranged in St. John’s with 12 students from the two universities.

85% reduction in number of petroleum students

In the Sunday edition of Aftenposten, there is an article on the dramatic drop in student admissions to petroleum studies. The front page is devoted to a photo of 3 students, including our 5th year student Tonje Bjerga, just returning from a visit to the Edvard Grieg platform hosted by Lundin Norway. Aftenposten has interviews with the students, the head of Lundin Norway, Kristin Færøvik (former petroleum student at NTNU) and department head Egil Tjåland. The lack of professionals may lead to galloping salaries in the future.

Workshops in Rio de Janeiro

This week a delegation from NTNU has been in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and held two workshops in the INTPART projects Brazilian-Norwegian Subsea Operations Consortium and the Brazil-Norway Production Optimization Consortium. The workshops have brought together approximately 130 researchers from academia and industry to Rio from Norway, Brazil, the Netherlands and Lithuania. In addition, there has been a number of meetings with the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Petrobras and Statoil.

From our department, Sigbjørn Sangesland, Milan Stanko, Mariana Diaz and Patrick Reurink participated. In addition, Sigurd Skogestad, Bjarne Foss, Mary Ann Lundteigen, Anne Barros, Johannes Jäschke, HyungJu Kim, Christoph J. Backi, Sveinung J. Ohrem, Dinesh Krishnamoorthy, and Joakim Rostrup Anderson were part of the delegation from NTNU.

Students from Newfoundland giving presentation at PTS on Tuesday

Jenny Kim and Daniel Sivira are these days completing their M.Sc. studies at Memorial University Newfoundland (MUN). Tuesday 2nd May at 13:15-14 they will present their thesis work in P13.  The title of the lecture is “Experimental Investigationon of EOR by Injecting SiO2 Nanoparticles as Water Additive with Application to the Hebron Field.” Both Jenny and Daniel participated in the summer school 2016 that was arranged in St. John’s with 12 students from the two universities.