Research, development and innovation
The Department of Petroleum Engineering and Applied Geophysics focuses on long-term technical and scientific R&D solutions. Efforts approach energy research as a whole, using environmental concerns as a guide and sustainability as long-term goal. One of the goals of NTNU is to contribute to national value creation on the Norwegian Continental Shelf and to the internationalization of the Norwegian petroleum industry.
Better exploration and production of oil and gas
New areas of research include geology, geophysics, petrophysics, drilling, production and reservoirs.
The research acitivities tied to integration, exploration, and production of oil and gas account for more than 50 PhD and postdoc researchers and 30 professors in one of the universities leading strategic research communities, and focus areas: Energy & Petroleum - Resources & Environment.
Key research areas
- Applied geophysics
- Reservoir engineering
- Production engineering
- Subsea engineering
- Drilling engineering
- Integrated operations
Research groups at the department
- Interpretation of Geophysical Data (IGD)
- ROck SEismic (ROSE)
- Modelling and Seismic Imaging (MSIM)
- Enhanced Oil Recovery Group
The Department is also a partner in the EU-project WAVES (Waves and Wave-Based Imaging in Virtual and experimental Environments), financed through the Marie S. Curie ITN-program (H2020).
Innovation is central in all work in the department, both in teaching, research and dissemination. One new company each year is the result of innovation in the department. New companies are founded by professors and/or students, including: Agir Boosting Technology , Geoprobing Technology , Markland Technology, Natural Gas Hydrate,Pera , Petreco, Sensorlink, Seres, Technoguide, Volve, Voxelvision. The department has a unique and strong collaboration with more than 30 companies in the petroleum industry that have implemented technology and work processes related to research and development projects from the department.
Research centres and larger research projects where the department participates
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Center for Integrated Operations in the Petroleum Industry(vertsskap)
Subsea production and processing
Drilling and Well Centre for Improved Recovery
Research Centre for Arctic Petroleum Exploration
Advanced Wellbore Transport Modelling
International CCS Research Centre
Publications and thesis
Overview of journal articles, conference papers and more
is available in the Cristin-database, which also includes other publications.
is available in NTNUs digital scientific archive (DIVA). Full text versions of the thesis' and publications are available here.
from 2013 and onwards are available in the DAIM database.