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Statoil has made a significant oil discovery close to the Grane Field (2014-10-22)
The discovery, which can be up to 80 million bbl.. of recoverable oil, is located near the Grane Field in the North Sea, and a development solution can thus be associated with this.

Sissel Grude has completed her final Ph.D exams (2014-10-22)
The thesis is entitled: "Geophysical Monitoring of CO2 Injection in Saline Aquifer". The assessment committee consisted of: Professor Christopher Juhlin, Uppsala University, Geophysicist Tom Blanchard, Total Exploration and Production UK, and Adjunct Professor Philip Ringrose, NTNU. The title of the public lecture was: "Next generation permanent reservoir monitoring technology - what will soon be possible". The adviser of Ms. Grude has been Professor Martin Landrø.

Our faculty act aggressively on EU projects (2014-10-21)
The entire IVT Faculty governance is these days gathered in Brussels to position themselves better against the EU. From the Department participates Egil Tjåland.

Former student elected SPE President for 2015 (2014-10-21)
Helge Hove Haldorsen graduated from the department as an engineer in petroleum engineering in 1978, followed by a Ph.D. degree from the University of Texas. He has since held various positions in BP, Sohio and Esso before joining Norsk Hydro, later StatoilHydro and Statoil. He is currently Vice President for Statoil in Houston. Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) is a major international organization for professionals in the oil and gas sector, and has around 124,000 members, incl. student members.

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.

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