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.
Statoil's new center for improved oil recovery was opened today (2014-06-26)
Statoil's new center for improved oil recovery at Rotvoll was opened today by Oil and Energy Minister Tord Lien, Trondheim's Mayor Rita Ottervik and Statoil's CEO Helge Lund, by symbolically mixing key ingredients for success, including seeds from Gløshaugen, in a container. Statoil's research director Lars Høier was very pleased with the new center, and aims to improve recovery from Statoil's oil fields to 60%.
Our student Cerina Augdal is profiled in the TEKNA Magazine (2014-06-25)
Cerina Augdal has just delivered her master thesis in drilling at the department and will start working for Schlumberger in Equtorial Guinea. The TEKNA Magazine has made a great profile article about her.
ANTHEI Steering Committee meeting in Zanzibar (2014-06-23)
This year's steering committee meeting for the ANTHEI educational collaboration project was held at Zanzibar last week with representatives from Universidade Agosthino Neto, Angola, University of Dar es Salam, Tanzania, and from the Ministry of Energy and Mining, TPDC, Statoil in Tanzania and NTNU. From NTNU participated Egil Tjåland and Jon Kleppe, in addition to Richard Rwechungura (Statoil/NTNU).
Statoil makes new gas discovery in Tanzania (2014-06-20)
In its sixth well offshore Tanzania, Statoil has made another gas discovery. Overall, the company now has gas reserves in Tanzania at around 20 Tcf
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