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Olena Tiapkina has completed final Ph.D exams (2014-10-20)
Her thesis is entitled: "Methods for Attenuation of Seismic Ground Roll and 4D Travel Time Inversion Using Diving Waves". The assessment committee consisted of: Director Evgeny Landa, OPERA, France, Geophysicist Stig-Kyrre Foss, Statoil, and Professor Børge Arntsen, NTNU. The title of the public lecture was: "Seismic Absorption". The adviser for Olena Tiapkina has been Professor Martin Landrø.

Production numbers for September (2014-10-17)
The average liquids production was at 1.834 million barrels per day, which is a slight decrease compared to August (about 1 percent). Gas sales were 7.9 billion standard cubic meters (GSm3), which is 0.6 GSm3 more than for August.

Workshops between NTNU and Schlumberger (2014-10-16)
Following the signing of the framework agreement between NTNU and Schlumberger three working groups were created for preparation of project proposals for the cooperation. The groups are within Geocomputing, Subsea and Integrated Operations (IO). Geocomputing had the first meeting a couple of weeks ago, while the Subsea and IO-groups met yesterday. The goal is to have concrete proposals ready by the end of January. A photo from the IO group meeting may be seen below.

The department in the Adresseavisen (2014-10-16)
In addition to the article in Stavanger Aftenblad the Adresseaviosen publishes today the interview with our department head.

Stavanger Aftenblad interviews our department head today (2014-10-15)
In today's issue of the newspaper Stavanger Aftenblad our department head Egil Tjåland is interviewed on NTNU's petroleum activities and the industry's current challenges. Also the ethical side of petroleum research and NTNU's collaboration with the oil and gas industry is discussed, including the importance of our new ethics course for petroleum students.

Another gas discovery in Tanzania for Statoil (2014-10-15)
Statoil is the operator of Block 2 offshore Tanzania and this is the seventh discovery that they have made during the last couple of years. Total reserves have now reached around 21 tcf (600 billion Sm3). NTNU's collaboration with the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) is supported by Statoil, and education of personnel in petroleum engineering and -geofag at UDSM becomes even more important after the discovery.

Promising oil and gas discovery in the Barents Sea (2014-10-14)
Lundin is completing an exploration well about 20 km. northeast of the former discovery 7120 / 11-1, and has found significant quantities of oil and gas. The oil column is 45 m, overlaid by a gas cap of 10 m. Recoverable reserves may be up to 400 million bbls oe.

The department on NRK's webpage (2014-10-14)
In addition to the TV broadcast in Midtnytt last night about the prospects for petroleumstaktivitetene in Norway, and interviews with students and staff, there is also a nice article on the same subject on NRK's website.

The department in today's local TV news (2014-10-13)
NRK's Central Midtnytt broadcasted today a program about the oil industry's future prospects in light of cost-cutting and downsizing. It was taped at the department and at the seminar Going North 2014 at Clarion Conference Hotel. Students Marie Birkeland, Uno Brosten Vaaland and Sondre Krogh Johansen, and Professors Egil Tjåland, Ole Torsæter and Jon Kleppe took part in the shooting. The program presented a positive light on the industry's prospects.

The Petrox Field Course 2014 is completed (2014-10-13)
The field course Petrox 2014 to southern England was completed during 6.-10. October. 18 of our 5th grade students participated and they also examined the source and reservoir rocks from the Wessex basin. The Kimmeridge oil field and source rock Kimmeridge were also visited (see attached picture). Field guides were Professor Andy Gale, University of Portsmouth, Jan Ivar Jensen, Maarten Felix and Ole Torsæter (field course leader), NTNU.

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