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.
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.
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.
The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has published preliminary production figures for oil and gas for August. The figures show an average liquid production of 1 918 000 barrels per day (-2% compared to July) and a total gas sales of 10.4 GSm3 (-1%) GSm3.
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.
CEO World Magazine has published the list over World’s best Oil and Gas Universities for 2017, and NTNU is on the top 20 list, see here
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.
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).