The webpage interestingengineering.com has evaluated petroleum educational programs around the world with a score of more than 92%. NTNU’s program is among the 20 with highest score.
NPD is is running a program for collection seafloor samples and do analyses for minerals. They are in particular surprised over the large amounts of copper in many of the samples collected along the vulcanic Mohn’s ridge between Jan Mayen and Bjørnøya. Manganese crusts is decked many places at Vøring Spur and around Jan Mayen, see press release.
I forrige uke arrangerte European Microbeam Analysis Society (EMAS) en stor internasjonal koferanse ved NTNU i Trondheim. Her kan du se Video fra konferansen
The employment committee has decided that Krishna Panthi will be promoted to professor. Krishna has 25 years of experience in research and implementation of rock technology, tunnel and hydropower projects. We congratulate!
Professor Majid Hassanizadeh, Managing Director at InterPore and Professor of Hydrogeology at Utrecht University, is coming to PoreLab Trondheim on June 18th.
He will give a total of 14 hours course speaking about “Fundamentals of multiphase flow in porous media – From the molecular scale to the REV scale – Averaging-thermodynamic approach for development of basic equations” (see attached file).
You are kindly invited to attend his course.
The courses will be organized at the Petroleum center (Valgrinda, PTS1, S.P. Andersens vei 15A) as follow:
- Tuesday 18 June 2019, 3 hours starting at 9:00, Auditorium P10 PTS Paviljong (From molecular to pore or grain scale; derivation of conservation equations for a single phase)
- Wednesday 19 June 2019, 2 hours starting at 9:00, Auditorium P1 (From molecular to pore or grain scale; derivation of conservation equations for multiphase systems)
- Wednesday 19 June 2019, 1 hour starting at 13:00, Auditorium P1 (Basics of Rational Thermodynamics)
- Thursday 20 June 2019, 2 hours starting at 9:00, Auditorium P1 (Derivation of constitutive equations for solids (e.g., Hooke’s law of elasticity) and fluids (e.g., Newton’s law of viscosity) using Rational thermodynamic approach)
- Friday 21 June 2019, 2 hour starting at 9:00, Auditorium P1 (Derivation of constitutive equations for single-phase flow in a porous medium)
- Monday 24 June 2019, 2 hours starting at 9:00, Auditorium P1 (Derivation of equations for multiphase flow in a porous medium)
- Tuesday 25 June 2019, 2 hours starting at 9:00, Auditorium P1 (Advanced theories of two-phase flow in porous media; combining conservation laws and constitutive equations)
Please notice that the courses are all given in the Auditorium P1, PTS1, except for the first day (June 18th).
The PhD candidates have the possibility to include Professor Hassanizadeh’s course as a part of their “Individual Study Syllabus” in agreement with their supervisor/professor. Professor Hassanizadeh’s course corresponds to 1.5 credits (“studiepoeng” in Norwegian). Please be aware that Professor Hassanizadeh’s course should not overlap with existing courses.
I remind you that the Individual Study Syllabus should have a minimum of 3 credits, and requires a final assessment in form of an exam, report or other assessments.
Executive Vice President for Development and Production Norway in Equinor, Arne Sigve Nylund, together with Director of Operational Technology on the Norwegian Shelf, Kjetil Hove, and Nylund’s MA, Christian Mediås, visited NTNU Tuesday for presentations of BRU21. All the area leaders in BRU21 and two PhD candidates gave academic presentations in the meeting. Both Nylund and Hove gave positive feedback after the presentations, and Nylund commended NTNU’s clear strategy in the oil and gas debate.
The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has published preliminary figures for oil and gas production in February. The liquid production has been 1745000 bbl/day, which is 75000 bbl/day (4%) less than in January. Total natural gas sales were 10.2 GSm3, which is 0.9 GSm3 (8%) less than in January.
Nokut (Nasjonalt organ for kvalitet i utdanningen) publiserer årlig Studiebarometeret, der studentene svarer på hvor tilfredse de er. I går kom resultatene for 2018, og er gjengitt i Adresseavisen. Studieprogrammet Petroleum Engineering er det tiende mest populære blant studentene ved NTNU, med en skåre på 4,63. Høyest mulig skåre er 5.
IGP’s Kurt Aasly and Steinar Ellefmo arranged the seminar «MarMine workshop on Exploration strategies for Seaflor Massive Sulfides (SMS)» at Gardermoen today. The seminar was arranged as part of the MarMine project and in addition to representatives from the project partners, speakers and delegates from national and international research institutions and industry had been invited. A total of 50 delegates joined the workshop. Agenda for the seminar can be seen here.
The Sustainable Blue Economy Conference is currently arranged for the first time and in Nairobi, Kenya. Participants from Norway include Development Minister Nicolai Astrup. From NTNU Egil Tjåland, department head of IGP, participates. Information about the conference can be found here.