New OG21 strategy: technology for increased value creation and reduction of CO2 emissions

OG21 presented its new strategy during last weeks’ OG21 Forum in Oslo. New technology could result in petroleum worth billions and reduce CO2 emissions.

Through OG21 oil companies, universities, research institutions, suppliers and the authorities collaborate to develop and conduct a national strategy within technology for oil and gas for Norway.

Read more on OG21s website.

New INTPART project: BN Subsea Operations Consortium

Brazilian-Norwegian Subsea Operations Consortium with project leader Sigbjørn Sangesland is one of 20 applicants who was awarded funding in this years’ application round. The project aims to develop a world leading environment for subsea operations between Norway and Brazil within education and research.

Partners are NTNU, GCE Subsea, University of Sao Paulo, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Statoil and Petrobras.

Three other INTPART-applications from NTNU were also awarded funding. See the full list here.

Symposium on CO2 storage and EOR at Kirkebyfjellet

Through the INTPART-project between NTNU and the University of Calgary, the first symposium on advanced research and education within carbon storage and enhanced oil recovery in ongoing at Kirkebyfjellet in Meråker, 22 and 23 november.

Participants from NTNU, University of Calgary, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate, Gassnova,  SINTEF Petroleum, CMR, PFI and Statoil are gathered to discuss ongoing initiatives and future collaboration.

NTNU participants: Ole Torsæter, Martin Landrø, Philip Ringrose, Reidun Cecilie Aadland, Bahador Najafiazar, Ashkan Jahanbani Ghahfarokhi, Hamid Hosseinzade Khanamiri, Alberto Luis Bila, Katie Aurand, David Wehner and Patrick Reurink.

The project is funded by the RCN and SIU through the INTPART program.

Available postdoctoral fellowship

Through the project “Distributed seismic monitoring for geological carbon sequestration”, a two year postdoctoral position is available at our department. The project is a collaboration between Christian Michelsen Research, NORSAR, Institut Teknologi Bandung, NTNU, UNI Research, CMC Research Institutes and Kyoto University Graduate School of Engineering. Funders are the Research Council of Norway and several industry companies.

Read more about the position here. The application deadline is November 3.


IPT had meetings with A*STAR (Agency for Science, Technology and Research) from Singapore on Thursday 13 October to discuss ongoing and future collaboration. Professor Alfred Huan og Doreen Low fra A*STAR Graduate Academy is in Trondheim visiting several research groups.

Professor Ole Torsæter is at current a Visiting Investigator at A*STAR. From IPT, Professor Ole Torsæter, Professor Jon Kleppe, Laboratory coordinator Georg Voss and Research coordinator Patrick Reurink participated in the meeting. PhD candidate Hamid Hosseinzade Khanamiri is also on the picture.

PhD seminar at Scandic Lerkendal

The fifth PhD seminar at IPT took place on Tuesday 11 October at Scandic Lerkendal with large attendance from PhD candidates and masterstudents from the department. The PhD candidates organize this event each semester to present their research to each other and network. At present, the department has 67 PhD candidates and 8 postdoctoral fellows.

The attendants awarded Mats Rongved the prize for best presentation of the day, and Carlos Luna was awarded the second place.


Visit from NED University of Engineering and Technology

Four faculty members from NED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi, Pakistan are staying at our department for four week to receive training in reservoir engineering, drilling engineering, production engineering and research culture. This is part of the Norwegian Center of Excellence in Petroleum Studies, where NTNU is a partner. The four faculty members are: Dr Javed Haneef, Dr Abdul Majeed, Syed Imran Ali and Abdulahad Manzoor.