Sissel Grude's article in First Break (2013-12-04)
As previously mentioned, Sissel Grude was awarded the "Young Scientist Prize" during the EAGE conference in Pau in October. The article, which she has written with several researchers at Stanford during her research stay there 2012/2013, and with her adviser Professor Martin Landrø is now published in First Break.
IPT celebrated 40 years (2013-11-29)
The department was established by NTH March 29, 1973 and the 40th anniversary was celebrated with a seminar and dinner on Thursday. The seminar was led by Egil Tjåland, and included historical retrospectives 1973-2013, and greetings from some of our key partners. The dinner speeches focussed on our good relationships with key companies in oil and gas, and internally at NTNU. See photos below (by Gunnar Bjerkan and Åge Sivertsen)
Daniel Lewis Barker has completed final Ph.D exams (2013-11-29)
His dissertation is entitled: "Close Range Interactions between Air Guns". The evaluation committee consisted of: Dr. Monika Breitzke, Universität Bremen, Tyskland, Ir. Henk Tijhof, Shell Global Solutions International, Nederland and Professor Brynjulf Owren, NTNU. The title of the public lecture was: Implications of Seismic Exploration". The advisor has been Professor Martin Landrø.
Norway and Brazil sign MOU in Rio (2013-11-29)
Deputy Minister Kåre Fostervoll and Deputy Minister Dr. Luis Antonio Elias in the Brazilian Research, Technology and Innovation Ministry signed a cooperation between Norway and Brazil during the Sino-seminar in Rio 25.-27.11 2013. The agreement facilitates collaborative research between the two countries, and has been under preparation for over two years
SINOS Seminar in Rio (2013-11-29)
The Brazil Consortium between SINTEF do Brasil, NTNU, IFE and the University of Oslo organized a research seminar in Rio 25.-27.11 2013, with presentations from key research players in the oil and gas in Brazil and Norway. The department and IO Center were represented by Ole Torsæter, Bjarne Foss, Arild Nystad and Jon Kleppe
Poster presentations in TPG4150 (2013-11-21)
Around 60 students TPG4150 Reservoir Recovery Techniques presented today posters based on group work they have carried out in recent weeks, tied to the Norne and Gullfaks fields.
IPT and MCG start collaboration (2013-11-20)
Multi-Client Geophysical (MCG) (http://www.mcg.no/) and IPT have signed an agreement where MCG is funding a PhD at the department and contribute with expertise and seismic data to the project. The project will use seismic data from the Barents Sea for analysis of prospectivity and basin development in the western Barents Sea. The project will run for four years and is part of the IPT's focus on interpretation of geophysical data. Contact at the IPT is Ståle Johansen.
Visit from Russia (2013-11-20)
A delegation of 9 - 2 teachers and 7 students - is spending Week 47 at NTNU in Trondheim in order to learn about Norwegian university teaching and work modes, sitting in at lectures and participating in group works. Leader of the visiting group is Ludmila M Bolsunovskaya, Associate Professor and Head of the Foreign Languages Department of Tomsk Polytechnic University of Tomsk-Russia (TPU, Central Siberia). The visit will be followed up by a second visit in February 2014 when TPU Drilling students will participate in NTNU (TPG4210) Drilling Engineering Courses. For more information contact Professor Arild Rødland.
Oil and gas production in October (2013-11-15)
Daily production in October was 1.751 million barrels of oil, NGL and condensate, which is an increase of 173 000 barrels per day (approximately 11%) compared to September 2013. Gas sales were 9.4 billion cubic meters (GSm3), which is 1.6 GSm3 (17%) more than in September.
Poster presentations in TPG5100 (2013-11-11)
The course TPG5100 Applied Computer Methods in Petroleum Engineering, taught by Børge Arntsen, include a group project on the numerical solution of the diffusivity equation. The international students today presented their results by posters.
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