Upstream Technology Magazine covers the department as well as the petroleum ethics discussion in Norway (2014-08-01)
In the latest edition of Upstream Technology Magazine three pages are devoted to a description of the department's activities in addition to the ethical discussion on petroleum research taking place in Norway.
Production numbers for June (2014-07-29)
NPD reports that Norway produced 1.744 million barrels of oil, NGL and condensate, which is 100,000 barrels per day more than in May 2014. Gas sales were 7.4 billion cubic meters (GSm3), which is 0.7 GSm3 less than in May.
"Oilman of the year" is profiled on Upstream's back page (2014-07-27)
Upstream's last page is dedicated to individuals in the oil and gas business. In the edition dated July 25, 2014, Jon Kleppe is profiled.
Enormous value creation for each oil and gas worker in Norway (2014-07-23)
While the average value added per man-year in Norway is 830,000 NOK, it is more than 21 millions NOK for each man-year within the oil and gas area.
Record high admission requirement for Petroleum Studies at NTNU (2014-07-21)
Although the number of applicants for Petroleum Studies at NTNU fell slightly this year compared with 2013, the admission requirement is record high, and the lower limit is 58.8 points ! Among the technology programs in Norway it is only Nanotechnology at NTNU that have stricter requirements.
Four small oil companies are behind the largest discovery so far this year (2014-07-17)
VNG, Spike, Rocksource and Faroe Petroleum are behind the discoveries Pil and Bue in the Norwegian Sea. The two fields arecontaining between 80 and 200 million barrels of oil.
NTNU's petroleum program among the best (2014-07-11)
Rigzone, an industry website, has selected seven universities from five countries (Austria, Italy, Netherlands, Norway and the UK), which they believe are the best in Europe for petroleum engineering and petroleum geoscience education. Emphasis is on close ties to the industry and that they offer petroleum education in English.
VISTA announces research funds for 2015 (2014-07-08)
VISTA calls for applications within the four priority areas: exploration, improved recovery, future development and operations, and environment. VISTA also encourages projects that are relevant to several of the priority areas. Application deadline August 15.
High exploration activity offshore Norway (2014-07-03)
In the first half of the year 23 exploration wells and 10 delineation wells have been completed. 13 discoveries have been made, reports NPD.
Milan Edvard Wolf Stanko has completed the final defence for the Ph.D. degree (2014-06-27)
The title of the dissertation is: "Topics in Production Systems Modeling: Separation, Pumping and Model Based Optimization". The committee consisted of: Professor Neima Brauner, Tel Aviv University, Manager for Offshore Heavy Oil Ruben Schulkes, Statoil and Professor Curtis H. Whitson, NTNU. The title of the public lecture was: "Optimized Integration of Reservoir and Network Models". Main supervisor has been Professor Michael Golan, and co-supervisers Professor Ole Jørgen Nydal, NTNU and Professor Miguel Asuaje, Universidad Simón Bolivar.
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