Petrox 2018 successfully completed

Petrox 2018, the field course for reservoir engineering students to South England, was conducted in the period September 17th-21st. The course was completed as planned  and students have submitted excellent review of both content and completion. Professors Maarten Felix and Andy Gale were lecturers for the geology part and Professor Ole Torsæter for the reservoir part. Professors Ole Torsæter and Maarten Felix were the course responsible. See photos here.

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

The most interesting parts of the area are only reachable with helicopter. Here the 2 week field camp is established.

10 researchers and students have been on a field trip to Seiland (Reinfjord) to study the development of ores and mineral resources in a volcanic funnel. In this area, developed 565 million years ago, NTNU has been part of  discovering a new type of  mineral deposit with nickel, copper, platina and gold. Modern mapping tools like drones are being used, and is one of the focus areas for innovative education at the department.

Still four students and one researcher is conducting field work on Seiland.


Seiland is an island in Northern Norway, north of Alta in Finnmark county.

Professor Rune Larsen and the students.
Området er uten merkede stier og er vanskelig framkommelig.
The area is without marked pathways and is not easily accessible.
Prøvetaking med diamantbor
Using a diamant drill to take samples.
3D photogrammetric model

Field observations in January

In the course Structural Geology, approximately 40 students every year learn to struktgeo2
interpret rocks, their creation and deformation structures. Typically this only is conducted in the classroom and in the laboratory, while field observations must wait until summer and field courses. This year, the compass and field equipment is brought out also in the winter and there will be seven field
exercises in Trondheim and Trøndelag. struktgeo3The first field day was on January 10, close to NTNU Gløshaugen. This year the students will have own field data to work on, giving them a flying start for the field course that will take place in Alta, Finnmark from the May 28 to June 18. The course coordinator is Allan G. Krill.