Ramon Abritta Aguiar Santos has joined The Department of Geoscience and Petroleum to start his PhD project «Operation maintenance, and investment strategy for offshore energy hubs”. This project is a part of Horizon 2020 EU project «InnoCyPES: Innovative Tools for Cyber-Physical Energy Systems» (https://innocypes.eu). This is a multidisciplinary project that includes energy, economic, and environmental aspects. Ramon will gather information and develop models and optimal strategies to plan and operate offshore energy hubs. Such systems consist of oil and gas platform, wind power generation, energy storage, etc. In this project, Ramon will cooperate with Equinor, Siemens and will be associated with the BRU21 program – NTNU Research and Innovation Program in Digital and Automation Solutions for the Oil and Gas Industry.
Ramon has an MSc degree in Electrical Engineering, with focus on energy systems, awarded by the Federal University of Juiz de Fora (UFJF), Brazil. He was the main developer of codes to optimize the operation of three Brazilian hydroelectric power plants during his 2.5-year master’s R&D project, which was a work in partnership with a Brazilian electric utility company.
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BRU21 is NTNU Research and Innovation Program in Digital and Automation Solutions for the Oil and Gas Industry.
BRU21 is NTNU’s Research and Innovation Program in Digital and Automation Solutions for the Oil and Gas Industry. It supports the digital transformation of the industry. Drilling and Well is one of the 6 program areas in the program. This video newsletter presents projects and selected solutions developed in BRU21. https://www.ntnu.edu/bru21/news
Verónica Torres is a PhD student in BRU21 – NTNU’s Research and Innovation Program in Digital and Automation Solutions for the Oil and Gas Industry. She develops digital tools to efficiently organize and automatically analyze well log data. The objective is to increase data analysis efficiency in exploration workflows through modern computational methods, e.g. machine learning and artificial intelligence, combined with cross-disciplinary subsurface expertise.
This BRU21 project is sponsored by Aker BP ASA. Read more about BRU21 and Veronicas research here https://www.ntnu.edu/bru21/
Ammar Ghanim has started as a PhD candidate at the Department. Ammar completed his B.Sc. in Geoinformatics and Geophysics and his M.Sc. in Geophysics from TU Bergakademie Freiberg in Germany. He completed his M.Sc. thesis titled «Probabilistic Pre-Stack Seismic Inversion Using PCube+ Algorithm: a Case Study from Onshore Nile Delta» in cooperation with Wintershall Dea. Ammar has just started as a PhD student at IGP and is currently working on a project titled «Automated facies classification through applying machine-learning to pre-stack seismic data». He is working in the BRU21 research programme. The PhD position is sponsored by Wintershall Dea. Read more about BRU21 here
Cuthbert Shang Wui Ng has started as a PhD candidate at the Department.
Cuthbert will work on the project: Data Driven Reservoir Modeling (Application of Smart Proxy Models in Reservoir Management). This is a BRU21 PhD project and the main supervisor is Ashkan Jahanbani Ghahfarokhi.
Cuthbert holds a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering (Minors in Mathematics and Economics) from University of Tulsa, and Master of Science in Petroleum Reservoir Engineering from NTNU.
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.
Som oppfølging av BRU21-kartleggingen blant olje- og gasselskaper, leverandører, organisasjoner og myndigheter, se rapport, etablerer NTNU nå et nytt forskningsprogram kalt «Digitalisering og automatisering innen olje og gass». Programmet tenkes i første omgang finansiert av industrien og NTNU, men man vil etter hvert søke om forskningsrådsstøtte. En gruppe sammensatt av personer fra flere institutt ved NTNU og Arild Nystad, er i disse dager på rundtur hos selskaper som vil delta i finansieringen. Bildet viser møte hos Lundin i går, som vil finansiere flere ph.d.-kandidater.
Statssekretær Ingvil Tybring-Gjedde deltok med innlegg under BRU21-konferansen i går, og departementet har et større oppslag om den nye strategiplanen for olje og gass ved NTNU, se deres nettside her.