Visit by petroleum students graduating in 1988

The Class of 88 in Petroleum Studies has been visiting UKA and the department every two years for a number of years. One of the driving forces for this is Torbjørn Hegdal, and this year the group consisted of 23 former students. On Saturday they visited the department and got an update on the developments at NTNU and the department since the last visit by Sigbjørn Sangesland and Jon Kleppe. Torbjørn Hegdal, NOV, Harald Erichsen, ABG Sundal Collier and Tore Gulbrandsøy, Rystad Energy gave presentations on energy development, stock market, future prospects, etc. followed by a brief debate.

Former students meet NTNU’s Rektor’s delegation in China

Today NTNU’s Rektor’s delegation was in Shanghai, and part of the program was meeting with former students. Our former student Guowen Lei is one of these. He graduated with an M.Sc. degree in Petroleum Engineering in 2012 an has been working for Baker Hughes a few years. Now he is in a new company in China, China Petroleum Logging, which is a cooperation between Baker Hughes and  China Oilfield Services.

Former student has fantastic career in Schlumberger

Pål Kibsgård graduated from NTH, now NTNU, with an M.Sc. degree in petroleum engineering in 1991, and after a few years in Esso he was brought to Schlumberger where he has worked for 20 years. He has risen through the ranks in the company until he in 2011 became CEO. The web newspaper Nettavisen writes today about his career with great attention to his fantastic salary, and he is probably the Norwegian who has the highest salary. Kibsgård was invited keynote speaker during our IO conference in 2013 and returned in 2014 for signing a cooperation agreement between NTNU and Schlumberger.