The new reservoir laboratory was opened today

After a few weeks of complete rehabilitation, the new reservoir laboratory opened today. All of the fixtures and equipment is replaced, and a lot of new scientific equipment installed. Former Rector Torbjørn Digernes cut the ribbon. And then there was cake!

Ole Torsæter presents the laboratory
Georg Voss presents the laboratory
Many people attended the opening of the reservoir laboratory

Visit from Nelson Mandela Memorial University

A large delegation from South Africa visiting NTNU today. The visit is part of a fact-finding trip related to the planning and implementation of the South Africa initiative Operation Phakisa (Phakisa = do it fast in Zulu), for utilization of the marine environment, including. Oil and gas. Professor Moctar Doucoure from Nelson Mandela Memorial University met with the department to discuss possible cooperation between NMMU and NTNU, especially related to education. From NTNU attended Egil Tjåland, Pål Skalle, Patrick Reurink and Jon Kleppe.

Press release on the new Master’s program in oil and gas

The department together with IPK and NTNU Videre have developed a continued education program in oil and gas technology that can be completed part-time for industry employees, leading to a master’s degree. The initiative for the new program came from the employers’ organization of Norwegian Industries, based on the needs of the oil and gas industry. They recently issued a press release about the program.

Read more here.

Visit from Abu Dhabi

A group of representatives from ADNOC, ZADCO, ADMA, ADCO and Petroleum Institute visited SINTEF and NTNU today, along with their host during the visit to Norway, Statoil. The purpose of the visit was to follow up on previous discussions of collaboration within education and research. From the department participated Egil Tjåland, Ole Torsæter, Patrick Reurink and Jon Kleppe.