Steering Committee Meeting for The Academia Agreement conducted yesterday

The annual Steering Committee Meeting for The Academia Agreement between Statoil and NTNU was held yesterday. The Agenda includes status reports for the past year and plans for the time ahead. In the committee meets from  NTNU Johan Hustad, Ingvald Strømmen, Harald Ellingsen, Egil Tjåland, Patrick Reurink,  and Jon Kleppe, and from  Statoil Leif Lømo, Tor Ulleberg and Kjetil Skaugset. See photos.

Visit to MIT

IMG_8644An NTNU group together with VISTA’s Board visited today Massachusetts Institute of Technology for fact finding related to their Energy Initiative program (MIT EI) and to learn about their innovation practices. From the department participated  Egil Tjåland and Jon Kleppe

ANTHEI Steering Committee takes place at NTNU today

IMG_7292The annual steering committee meeting for ANTHEI, the educational collaboration project between Angola, Tanzania and NTNU, takes place at the department today. From Africa participates 9 persons from  UDSM, UAN and Statoil Tanzania. The agenda  includes meetings with students, status reports from UDSM, UAN and NTNU, status for the oil and gas activities in Tanzania, Angola og Norge, and discussions of perspectives for ANTHEI ahead. See agenda. Fra NTNU deltar  Asbjørn Rolstadås, Egil Tjåland, Patrick Reurink, Ole Jørgen Nydal, Bjørn Andersen and Jon Kleppe.

The Ph.D. Seminar 2015 is held today

The Ph.D. seminar 2015 is currently in progress at Scandic Lerkendal. The program mainly consists of presentations and posters by Ph.D. candidates at the department and key-note presentations. It ends in the afternoon with quiz and awards. Around 70 Ph.D.  candidates, postdoctoral fellows and Master students as well as permanent employees at the department are participating. See program and photo.

Pyrex 2015 is completed

This year’s field course in the Pyrenees, PYREX, has been completed in a very good manner. The participants report that they had ten wonderful days with dynamic geology, top-notch lectures, warm weather and Spanish food! An interesting milestone this year was the hike to the Cotiella pressure system at about 2400 m above sea level (see picture no. 3). Many thanks to Statoil, which is sponsoring the course, and Cai, Sverre Ola, Stale, Pål Kjetil, Kamal and Dicky for the wonderful lectures. And thanks to the students that were enthusiastic participants and wonderful representatives of NTNU. Pictures.