This week geology and geotechnology students at NTNU visited Titania AS to learn about mineral production in the subject TGB4227 Mineral Production, Basic Course. There they received a tour of the mine and mineral processing plant.
They also got a good introduction to how mining the ilmenite takes place, and learn about the challenges they face in the various stages of production.
The students were very pleased with the visit and now have a good starting point for the rest of the course and further studies.
9 students and Associate Professor Kurt Aasly participated in the tour 17-18 September.
The head of department Egil Tjåland states the following: I am pleased that our study programs have an increase in applicants. We also see that for the first time since 2013 there is an increase in the number of petroleum science applicants.
Following an invitation of Aker Solutions Enterprise in Angola, communicated through the Norwegian embassy in Angola, the department participated in planning meetings in Luanda last week, concluded with a workshop, aimed at establishing a new 3-year project for strengthening of education in the oil and gas area at Universidade Agosthino Neto . The project is funded by CSR commitments related to Aker Solutions Enterprises’ new subsea contract with TOTAL for the development of Kaombo Block 32.
The Department of Geosciences and Petroleum was represented at the Geology Day 2017 (Geologiens Dag) in Trondheim this year. Eight IGP students organized four events held at Akron-building on Kalvskinnet Sunday, September 10th. Both virtual sandbox, gold digging, information about geology and plate tectonics puzzles could the approximately 350 visitors who came by try out.
Statens vegvesen’s control engineer, and former master student in technical geoscience at IGP, Jens Andre Volden secured a large crystal lump while working at the Råtunnelen on the E39 Svegatjørn-Rådal. Here you can read the whole article