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The second Ph.D seminar was held today (2015-03-05)
The seminar is held once every semester, and the program includes presentations by Ph.D candidates related to their research, as well as a presentation given by an invited key-note speaker. Around 50 persons participated. The seminar's website is http://www.ipt.ntnu.no/~phdsem/

NPD has published the resource accounts for 2014 (2015-03-04)
NPD's resource accounts per 31.12.14 estimate the total recoverable petroleum resources to 14.1 billion standard cubic meters (Sm3) of oil equivalents (boe). In 2014, there has been a growth in reserves of 13 million Sm3 oe compared with 102 million Sm3 oe in 2013, mainly explained by the PDO for the Rutile discovery in the Gullfaks Sør, which was submitted in 2014.

Meeting with Schlumberger (2015-03-03)
As part of the development of the collaboration between Schlumberger and NTNU, as signed by CEO Paal Kibsgaard and Rector Gunnar Bovim, a workshop was held in Stavanger today for discussions of research projects to be included in the collaboration.

Two new Ph.D scholarships in geophysics (2015-03-02)
IPT announces two new Ph.D scholarships funded through the Marie Curie Training Networks Innovative project WAVES. These are two of fifteen PhD scholarships that are related to the project where several leading European universities and research institutions are partners, and the goal is to contribute to research training and build a European research network.

Energy Outlook predicts 150 years of oil and 200 years of gas (2015-02-26)
ExxonMobil publishes annually its Energy Outlook report, which analyzes the energy situation in the world in the years ahead. In the recent released this year's report. The report predicts that the demand will rise sharply ahead, particularly from countries coming out of poverty. Yet there are enough recoverable reserves to meet demand for a very long time.

The new Schlumberger Geo-Computing Lab is being used for a Petrel course this week (2015-02-25)
Although the new Schlumberger Geo Computing Lab is not officially opened by Schlumberger CEO Paal Kibsgaard and NTNU Rector Gunnar Bovim before September 11, a Petrel course is conducted in the room this week in order to test out the functionality. See images below.

New nano project between PFI and NTNU for improved oil recovery  (2015-02-22)
The Paper and Fibre Institute (PFI) and NTNU have received NOK 12.3 million from the Research Council to investigate whether nanoparticles from wood can help to increase oil recovery. Flooding experiments will be carried out by a Ph.D candidate at IPT, under the leadership of Professor Ole Torsæter.

Production numbers for January (2015-02-20)
NPD reports that the average liquids production in January was at 1.931 million barrels/day (oil, NGL and condensate), which is a small decline of 59,000 barrels/day (about 3 percent) compared to December 2014. The total gas sales were 10.3 billion cubic meters (GSm3), which is 0.6 GSm3 less than in December.

Phil Ringrose publishes new book (2015-02-19)
Adjunct Professor Phil Ringrose together with Mark Bentley has published the book "Reservoir Model Design: A Practitioners Guide" on Springer publishing house. The book is intended for geoscience and engineering professionals as well as students who work with geoscience, reservoir engineering, mm.

Ph.D student is researching enforcement of well walls using steel nails (2015-02-17)
A quick way to reinforce those parts of the well that may be in danger of collapsing during drilling and production may using steel nails. Laboratory tests show that this has a positive effect on porous rocks such as sandstone and chalk. Ph.D student and SINTEF scientist Andreas Nicolas Berntsen has researched this for two years with promising results.

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