Welcome, David!

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.

Welcome, David!

Welcome Pranav

Pranav Audhkhasi has just joined the department of Geoscience and Petroleum at NTNU as a post-doctoral research fellow in the BRU21 program. He will be working with Ass. Prof. Kenneth Duffaut and the industrial partner, Wintershall DEA, focusing towards machine learning techniques for seismic lithology prediction. Within the BRU21 program, Pranav’s project, “Automated facies classification through applying machine-learning to pre-stack seismic data” is organized within the Exploration Efficiency program area where he will be developing automated workflows to efficiently detect and classify seismic features within large seismic datasets.

Prior to joining NTNU, Pranav did his PhD from from Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (IPGP), France, in Marine Geosciences and specializing in active source seismic imaging and tomography techniques. Before that, he did a research masters from IPGP itself and an Integrated masters from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT-ISM) Dhanbad, India, in exploration geophysics.

Welcome, Pranav!

Teknostart Petroleum Students

Teknostart is a start-up program for first-year Petroleum students at NTNU. The petroleum students at NTNU started their studies with watching the film Deep Water Horizon to gain an insight into how much responsibility they will have in the future

ODs ressursrekneskap per 31. desember 2018

Ved utgangen av fjoråret var Oljedirektoratets estimat for totale påviste og ikke påviste petroleums­ressursar på norsk kontinental­sokkel ca. 15,6 milliardar standard kubikkmeter olje­ekvivalentar. Dette er en økning på 24 millionar siden forrige ressursregnskap. Til nå er 47 prosent av de totale ressursene produsert. Se ODs nettsider.



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.

Instituttleder Egil Tjåland intervjuet av enerWE

Instituttleder Egil TJåland er intervjuet av enerWE, og kommenterer søkermassen til petroleumsstudiene ved NTNU og BRU21-programmet, hvor det skal ansettes opptil 40 PhD-kandider som skal jobbe mot digitalisering av olje- og gassindustrien.