Velkommen Eivind!

Eivind Sjøbakk-Moe har startet sin PhD ved institutt for geovitenskap og petroleum ved NTNU. Han skal forske på robotisert produksjon av spøytebetong samt miljøbelastningen sprøytebetongproduksjon har i forbindelse med tunneldriving. PhDen er knyttet opp mot prosjektet SUPERCON som SINTEF, NGI og NTNU har startet opp sammen med industripartnere for å redusere klimautslipp ved å fremme og utvikle sprøytebetongteknologien i Norge. Prosjektet er finansiert av Forskningsrådet, mens hans PhD er finansiert av SUPERCON med industripartnere. Hovedveileder er Eivind Grøv, sjefsforsker ved SINTEF og Professor 2 ved NTNU. Eivind har en Bachelor i Geologi og geofare fra Høgskulen på Vestlandet og en Master i Miljø- og geoteknologi fra NTNU. Velkommen til oss Eivind!

Gjør PhD’en synlig! | Making PhDs visible!

NTNU ønsker ph.d.-kandidater, post doktorer, unge forskere og potensielle arbeidsgivere utenfor akademia velkommen til en ph.d. og post doktor karriere konferanse – “Gjør PhD’en synlig!”.

Konferansen er digital og går over to halve dager, 4. til 5. november, 2020.

Målet med konferansen er å se mot arbeidslivet utenfor akademia – hvordan kan en ansatt med ph.d. bidra til utvikling i arbeidslivet? Det er også et viktig mål å hjelpe de med ph.d.-grad til å forstå hva de kan tilby en fremtidig arbeidsgiver utenfor akademia. Selv om konferansen er digital, vil du få mulighet til å diskutere med andre gjennom gruppediskusjoner og en internaktiv lunsj.

Vi har vært heldige og fått mange interessante innledere fra arbeidslivet utenfor akademia, personer med doktorgrad fra NTNU og fra regjeringen.

Konferansen holdes på engelsk, og deltakelse er gratis. Du kan delta begge dager, eller bare en av dagene om du foretrekker det. Men du må registrere deg for å delta.

Mer informasjon om konferansen og påmelding finner du her:


NTNU welcome PhD candidates, post doctoral fellows, young researchers and potential employers to the NTNU PhD and Post doctoral Carreer Conference  – “Making PhDs visible!”. The conference is digital and take place 4-5 November 2020.

The goal of the conference is to look towards the working life outside academia – how may an employee with a PhD contribute to development in the working life? And try to help the PhD candidate or post doctoral fellow to understand what they may offer to a future employer. The conference is digital, but you will also get the opportunity to network through interactive lunch and group discussions.

We have been lucky to get many interesting presenters from outside of academia, NTNU PhD holders and the government.

The conference will be held in English. The conference is free of charge and you may participate both days, and only one of the days if you prefer so. But you need to register in order to participate.

You will find more information about the conference and how to register here:

Welcome Mostafa!

Recently, Mostafa Gomar has joined the Department of Geoscience and Petroleum at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) as a research fellow in the field of Drilling Engineering. The leading supervisor is Behzad Elahifar (Associate Professor, Department of Geoscience and Petroleum – Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU) and as co-supervisors are Alexey Pavlov (Professor in Petroleum Cybernetic-IGP, NTNU) and Sigve Hovda (Associate Professor-IGP, NTNU). The research subject is Real-Time Fault and Symptoms Detection During Drilling Operation. The objective revolves around developing and applying tools (utilization of wired drill pipe) and techniques (hybrid physics-based models and data analytics) to record and analyze data while drilling to augment real time decision for optimizing the drilling operation.

Welcome Mostafa!

Welcome Hamidreza!

Hamidreza Asaadian has started his PhD at department of geoscience and petroleum at Norwegian University of Science and Technology in March. His research is going to investigate oil-water bulk separation for oil and gas application as a part of SUBPRO, a Research-based Innovation Center within Subsea Production and Processing. This work is financially supported from SUBPRO, which is financed by Research Council of Norway, major industry partners and NTNU. The main supervisor is Milan Stanko, department of geoscience and petroleum and co-supervisor Gisle Øye, department of chemical engineering. Hamidreza has BSc. and Ms.c in Production Engineering from Petroleum University of Technology and his mater thesis was investigation of gas-liquid cylindrical cyclone separators.

Welcome Hamidreza!

ROCARC Webinar 2020

«Knowledge Exchange in Rock Anchoring»

This is a call to a Webinar in rock anchoring on November 18, 2020. The Webinar aims to exchange the current knowledge in rock anchoring with focuses on the rock conditions in Nordic countries. The topic is the state of the art of rock anchoring, including theories, tests, engineering practice, concerns in the design, unsolved issues, etc. After the presentations, we’ll have a discussion session to outline the commonly concerned issues.

So far we have five presentations in the agenda with four confirmed and one to be confirmed. It is still a slot for 2-3 more presentations in the agenda. Let us know if you know somebody who can give a presentation in the Webinar.

Time (preliminary): 09:00 – 14:30, November 18, 2020 (Central European Time (UTC+01:00))

Place: Webinar via Teams (the link will be issued later)

Language: English or Norwegian


 Rock anchoring practice in Multiconsult, by Magnus Sørensen / Per Heimli,


 Rock anchoring practice in Norconsult, by Andreas Ongstad, Norconsult

 Overview of rock anchoring in Norway, by Leif Lia, IBM / NTNU

 Retningslinjer for forankring av master med bolter, by Roger Olsson, NGI

 Rock anchoring in Sweden

Contact persons: Nghia Quoc Trinh (, 4567 6548); Charlie Li (, 7359 4848)

Welcome Umed!

Umed Kakhkhorov started his PhD at Department of Geoscience and Petroleum . Umed is going to investigate inverse method for ocean bottom seismic data, with focus on elastic Full Waveform Inversion. The objective of the research is to develop and explore high resolution crustal-scale P-wave (Vp) and S-wave (Vs) velocity model building and anisotropy analyses. Developing inversion methods for Vs and other elastic properties provide essential data in solving questions related to fluid flow and pore pressure in subduction zones. The main supervisor is Børge Arntsen (NTNU) and co-supervisors are Espen Birger Raknes (NTNU, AkerBP) and Wiktor Waldemar Weibull (UiS).

Umed is a group member of Geophysics and Applied Mathematics in Exploration and Safe production (#GAMES) project.

Umed has a master degree in geoscience engineering from University of Stavanger.

Welcome Umed!

Song Jin defended his thesis for the PhD degree

Song Jin has successfully defended his PhD thesis at the Department of Geoscience and Petroleum. The title of the academic thesis was: «Processing of S-Wave Data in Orthorhombic Media».

Song Jin

The assessment committee consisted of Professor Dirk Gajewski, University of Hamburg, Germany, Dr. Vetle Vinje, CGG, Oslo, Norway and Professor Karl Fabian, NTNU.

Professor Karl Fabian, Department of Geoscience and Petroleum, NTNU, has been the Administrator of the Committee.
Professor Alexey Stovas from the Department of Geoscience and Petroleum, NTNU, has been the candidate’s supervisor.

Congratulations Song Jin!

Maxime F. Lesage defended his thesis for the PhD degree

Maxime F. Lesage has defended his thesis for the PhD degree. The title of the academic thesis was: «A framework for evaluating deep sea mining systems for seafloor massive sulphides deposits».  The Assesment Commitee consisted of Professor Elisabeth Clausen, RWTH Aachen University, Germany, Senior Researcher Rüdiger Ulrich Franz von Bock und Polach, Technische Universität Hamburg, Germany and Professor Tor Berge Gjersvik. Professor Tor Berge Gjersvik has been the Administrator of the Committee. Associate Professor Steinar Løve Ellefmo, Department of Geoscience and Petroleum, has been the candidate’s main supervisor. Professor Stein Ove Erikstad, Department of Marine Technology, has been the candidate’s co-supervisor.

Congratulations, Maxime!

Welcome Ehsan!

Ehsan Hosseini has joined the Department of Geoscience and Petroleum at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) to undertake a 3-year PhD-project in the field of Engineering Geology and Rock Mechanics. The main supervisor is Børge Arntsen (Norwegian University of Science and Technology) and as co-supervisors are Anouar Romdhane (SINTEF Industry, Petroleum Department) and Bastien Dupuy (SINTEF Industry, Petroleum Department). Ehsan’s project “Innovative geophysical and AI approaches to monitor plugged and abandoned wells” aims to evaluate the use of various remote signals (e.g., seismic and electromagnetic) for remote well integrity monitoring, and the goal is to investigate how to detect, localize and quantify changes over time in well barriers.
Ehsan has BSc. and MSc. in Electrical Engineering from Shahid Rajaei university and Sharif university of technology.

Welcome Ehsan!

Fahd Mohamad Alqahtani defended his thesis for the PhD degree

Fahd Mohamad Alqahtani has defended his thesis for the PhD degree. The title of the academic thesis was: «Fluid Heterogeneity in Tight Unconventional Reservoirs»The Assesment Commitee consisted of President Kesavalu Hemanthkumar, HSC Resources LLC, USA, Principal researcher Nan Cheng, Equinor, Norway and Associate Professor Milan Stanko, NTNU
Associate Professor Milan Stanko, Department of Geoscience and Petroleum, NTNU, has been the Administrator of the Committee.
Professor Curtis Hays Whitson, Department of Geoscience and Petroleum, has been the candidate’s main supervisor. Principal Consultant Ellie D. Chuparova, Ec Petroleum Geochemistry Consulting LLC has been the candidate’s co-supervisor.
Congratulations Fahd!