Amir Taheri has completed final Ph.D exams

Title of the dissertation is “Experimental and Numerical Study of Density-Driven Natural Convection Mechanism hum Storage of CO2 in brine aquifers”. The assessment committee consisted of: Dr. Andy Chadwick, British Geological Survey, Research Director Arne Skauge, Uni Research AS and Adjunct Professor Jan Åge Stensen, NTNU. The title of the public lecture was “How induced fracturing may affect fluid flow during injection”. Supervisor has been Professor Ole Torsæter, NTNU and co-supervisors Senior Researcher Day Wessel-Berg, SINTEF and Professor Jon Kleppe, NTNU.

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!

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

Project meeting between Department of Computer and Information Science on possible collaboration in the area of “Big Data”

Large, complex and uncertain amounts of data characterizes the petroleum industry and our research. The department aims to help improve the analysis through its own research and national and international cooperation related to a common database. Department of Computer and Information Science is wanted as a partner in this development, and a first discussion meeting was held today.

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.

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.

Katherine Rose Aurand wins SPE’s Student Paper Contest

The SPE European Student Paper Contest 2015 was held in Budapest yesterday. Our Ph.D candidate Katherine Rose Aurand won first prize in the Doctorate Division with the presentation “Enhancing oil recovery with nanoparticle-enriched waterflooding”. A panel composed of experts from all over Europe listened and asked questions to the candidates before the winner was designated. As the winner Katie is invited to participate in the international competition, to be held under SPE ATCE in Houston at the end of September. Congratulations, Katie!

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Katie together with the winners in the Undergraduate and Masters Divisions