Visit from CUPB

IGP’s Head of Department, Egil Tjåland, welcomed a delegation from the China University of Petroleum Bejing earlier today. Professor Zhang Laibin, President of CUPB, led the delegation. The visit was part of a larger trip to NTNU, including meetings with the Department of Marine Technology. The delegation has also met with NTNU’s leadership, and a memorandum of understanding has been signed between President Zhang and Bjarne Foss, Pro-Rector for Research at NTNU. CUPB is first-tier national university of China, and focuses on education and research within both traditional energy fields, and new outreach to sustainable and renewable energy. We look forward to increased cooperation between our two institutions.


Friday, 28th of september is Researchers`Night! The Department of Geoscience and Petroleum are participating with the coolest sandbox in Trondheim!


This is a “hands on” sandbox that combines 3D visualization with real sand. Sandbox allows users to create topography models by forming true sand, which is then enhanced in real time with a high-color map, topographic contour lines and simulated water.

The aim is show geographical, geological and hydrological concepts.

Photo: NTNU/Per Henning

Head of Department Egil Tjåland interviewed by enerWE

Head of Department Egil Tjåland is interviewed by enerWE.


He commented on the recruitment to petroleum studies and the BRU21 program,  that will prepare multidisciplinary specialists in the corresponding areas to increase efficiency, safety and environmental care in all operations in oil and gas activities.


Visit from the hydropower industry

The Norwegian Research Center for Hydropower Technology (HydroCen) arranged a visit for 100 participants from PTK2018-Production Technical Conference to our Department Monday 5 March. The participants received a demonstration of the Engineering Geological Laboratory, such as swell test, tests for rock mechanical properties and drillability and cutting life index tests, as well as the equipment our researchers use in the latest hydropower research