IPT has built a new collaboration room for students and researchers, in the room that previously housed the library. It is a flexible room that can be used for learning in groups, individually or just to chill.
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.
8 students from Seoul National University within petroleum engineering and naval architecture, together with their head of department and a researcher visited our department on Monday 16 August. This was part of their annual excursion, and they got to know more about education and research within petroleum engineering and geophysics at NTNU. From IPT Milan Stanko and Patrick Reurink participated, together with Hyung Ju Kim from IPK.
As part of SFI DrillWell (Drilling and Well Centre for Improved Recovery), we are looking for candidates for a PhD position in life-cycle well integrity. Read more about the position and apply here.
The VISTA Program, which is a partnership between the Norwegian Academy of Sciences (DNVA) and Statoil supports basic petroleum-related research through PhD and postdoctoral scholarships and through VISTA Professorships. VISTA is now searching for a new VISTA Professor. The objective is to enable a scholar of high standing to focus exclusively on research and research supervision within his or her field.
Tomorrow, July 19th, it is 50 years since petroleum exploration started offshore Norway. Veteran Bjørn Vidar Lerøen reflects over the history and future for the Norwegian oil and gas industry.
As part of the collaboration between NTNU and NED University in Karachi, Pakistan attached to the Norwegian Centre for Excellence in Petroleum Education a conference was arranged in Islamabad. Around 100 persons participated, see group photo, and the focus of the conference was Unconventional Resources. See the program here. From NTNU participates Egil Tjåland, Patrick Reurink, Bahador Najafiazar and Jon Kleppe. A brief review, more photos and links to press coverage in Pakistani press may be seen here.
During the night the oil price crossed over 50$/bbl. Given the weak currency value of Norwegian kroner the oil price is now 417 kr./bbl, which is almost back at good old times.