David Semwogerere has joined the Department of Geoscience and Petroleum on a 3-year PhD program in the field of Drilling and Wells.
His project is titled “Well Integrity and Lifecyle Management – Data Analytics approach” with an objective to develop a computer-based artificial intelligence system, or a system of systems for offshore well integrity and life cycle management for the Brazilian and Norwegian Continental Shelves.
Sigbjørn Sangesland (Professor in Well Engineering) is the main supervisor while Alexey Pavlov (Professor in Petroleum Cybernetics) and Jørn Vatn (Professor in RAMS) are co-supervisors for the project.
This project is in collaboration with Petrobras as an industry partner under the BRU21 program; an NTNU Research and Innovation Program in Digital and Automation Solutions for the Oil and Gas Industry.
Besides industry roles in Drilling and Completion, David holds MSc. Petroleum Engineering (Drilling Technology) and BSc. Electrical Engineering (Power Systems) degrees.