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!

The 2022 Petrobowl team

The PetroBowl competition pitches SPE student chapter teams against each other in a series of quick-fire rounds, answering technical and nontechnical industry-related questions. This year, Europe PetroBowl Regional Qualifier will be held on 7 – 9 March 2022 in Annual Student Energy Congress (ASEC) 2022 hosted in Zagreb, Croatia.

The NTNU PetroBowl 2022 Team consist of Luis C Alvarez – MSc Student Petroleum Engineering – Specialization Drilling Engineering, Wilson Wiranda – MSc Student Petroleum Engineering – Specialization Reservoir Engineering and Petrophysics, Karl Jørgen Abbouchy – MSc Student Petroleum Engineering – Specialization Production Technology, Stefan Catalin Craciun – MSc Student Petroleum Geosciences – Specialization Petroleum Geophysics and Mehman Ahmadli – PhD Student in Subsea Technology

Petrobowl 2022 NTNU team is sponsored by BRU21 (https://www.ntnu.edu/bru21) and SPE Trondheim Section

About Petrobowl: https://lnkd.in/dWN7pir7
About ASEC 2022: https://lnkd.in/dd85H-M5

Good luck!

Drillbotics ranked as #1

The NTNU Drillbotics team supervised by BRU21 goes to the finals and is ranked #1 after evaluation of reports for Phase 1 of the 2021-2022 competition!

Luis and Mikael are happy to be top ranked

Drillbotics is an international competition between universities organized by the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE). The challenge is to design, build and successfully implement a fully functional drilling rig at lab scale in order to perform fully autonomous directional drilling through a rock sample. The aim of the competition is to promote the application of digital solutions and autonomous systems into drilling operations.  This will bring innovation and technology development from the academy which can be applied at an industrial scale

The Dream Team: Jarle Ness, Mikaela Solberg, Henrik Helgeland and Luis Alvarez

Final tests will be held in May and June of 2022 in Houston and Celle. The Team consist of Mikaela Solberg, Luis Alvarez, Jarle Ness and Henrik Helgeland. Congratulations!

Read more about Drillbotics here 

-vil være med på utvikle fremtidens petroleumsindustri

Interessant artikkel i dagens Adresseavisen der tre nyankomne studenter ved det 5-årige sivilingeniørstudiet ved Institutt for Geovitenskap og Petroleum ved NTNU, sammen med førsteamanuensis Egil Tjåland diskuterer fremtidsutsikter, miljøutfordringer og jobbutsikter for oljebransjen. De tre intervjuede studentene er opptatt av å gjøre oljebransjen grønnere, og de er også sikre på at de får seg relevant jobb etter endt utdannelse.

Les hele saken her (+) https://www.adressa.no/pluss/nyheter/2021/08/29/Marte-Oda-og-Jon-utdanner-seg-til-en-bransje-som-skal-legges-ned-24466229.ece?

Petroleum FK – sosialt og gøy!

Å trives sosialt er viktig når man er student. Fotballaget Petroleum FK gjør at studenter på tvers av linjer og årsklasser kan møtes og ha det gøy på fotballbanen. Herrelaget har markert seg i seriespill i år, og nå vil også jentene stille lag i seriespill. Begge lagene er nå på utkikk etter sponsorer som kan bidra til utstyr og nye drakter.

Tasty Cement Recipes with Nano-Spices for Oil and Gas Wells

Are you interested in cooking and trying new recipes? Then working with cement can be also an interesting subject for you? Working with cement and preparing a good cement slurry is like cooking food, but not for the family, this is going to be eaten by the drilled well under ground. This is the oil well’s dish for building a robust barier for the life of the well.

Interesting blog post in NTNU TechZone, written by Narjes Jafariefad who is a Postdoctoral researcher at our department

Read the post here

Narjes Jafariesfad at the lab

Petroleum Engineering Present and Future: The Outlook from Norway

-I see a very bright future. Today we live in one of The Times They Are a-Changin’. Yes, it’s a time of change and industry and academia are changing quickly. At NTNU, we are educating hybrid petroleum engineers and prepare them for the challenges and changes they’ll face in their career

Read the interview with our Associate Professor Ashkan Jahanbani present and future of petroleum engineering

Read the story on LinkedIn here

The 2019 NTNU Drillbotics team

The 2019 NTNU Drillbotics team are ready! The new student team from Department of Geoscience and Petroleum and Department of Engineering Cybernetics participates in the next years Drillbotics competition (https://drillbotics.com/) – an international student competition organized by Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE). The next year the students are going to develop a robotic drilling rig for fully autonomous drilling. Good luck!

The 2019 Drillbotics team: Arman Hiwa, Jonas Mannsverk, Mads Sundseth, Tor Arne Tjåland and Vilde Romslo Meyer

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