The web magazine geoforskning.no participated in NGF’s Winter Conference last week, where Egil Tjåland gave a presentation on the demand for higher education in petroleum science. In todays issue they have interviewed him on the demands for experts to the oil and gas industry as well as the possibilities for petroleum engineers and geoscientist in non-petroleum areas, such as in geothermal development.
TU’s internet version presents today an article with the catchy title “How to educate yourself for a job that is not yet invented” (translated). Focus is on new technologies and digitalisation leading to new types of jobs in the future. They have visited our Experts in Team Village VR at our department and interviewed students and Village Leader Egil Tjåland.
In the course Structural Geology, approximately 40 students every year learn to
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. The 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.
In today’s issue of Dagens Næringsliv our Adjunct Professor Erling Fjær has an article on plugging and abandonment of wells offshore Norway and how nature itself can contribute to reduced costs.
Dr. Richard Harrison from Cambridge UK (International Chair at IGP) visited the department and gave four lectures this week about “Spontaneous strain and elastic softening” and “Twinning and anelasticity”.
Nina is a Masterstudent in geology at IGP. She was given the prize for excellent presentation of her Master thesis work at the Norwegian Geological Society Winter Conference in Oslo, 2017. Her presentation described the evolution of Triassic bivalves from an important hydrocarbon source rock on Svalbard, as an indicator of both geological time and palaeoenvironments. Congratulations!
A total of 108,56 Gm3 natural gas was exported from Norway to the distribution networks in Europe in 2016, as reported by Gassco. This is the largest yearly volume exported from Norway any time in the past.
Giulio Viola, who until recently was a geologist at NGU and adjunct professor at the Department of Geology and Mineral Resources Engineering, NTNU is the first author of the article “Deconvoluting complex structural histories archived in brittle fault zones”, which was published in the renowned journal Nature Communications. Read more at gemini.no
Society of Exploration Geophysicists has selected Professor Martin Landrø as Honorary Lecturer 2017 for Europe. His lecture to be presented at SEG sections in Europe has the title “New trends in marine seismic acquisition – possibilities and impact on data quality”.