Visit to Titania Mine

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.

Photo: Kurt Aasly

Highest Number of Geoscience Applicants to NTNU

Applicant numbers from The Norwegian Universities and Colleges Admission Service are now published. Bachelor in Geology at NTNU received the most first-choice applicants within geosciences. On the third place comes our Geotechnology-programme. The largest percentage increase (17%) in the number of applicants received Petroleum Sciences and Engineering at NTNU.

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.

Workshop in Luanda, Angola for strengthening of education in oil and gas

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.

Geology Day 2017 (Geologiens Dag) was a great success!

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.


Text and photo:

Terje Solbakk

p.hd candidate


The president of Tekna: congratulates everybody starting petroleum studies this year

The president of Tekna, Ms. Lise Lyngsnes Randeberg, says that everybody starting petroleum studies this year is guarantied a job when graduating. She bases this on the long future of the oil and gas industry as well as the current skewed age distribution in the companies. Technologists and scientists are required for a long time ahead. Norway is therefore very much dependent on maintaining the strong academic communities that we have today.