The students investigating the boundary between the Gipshuken and Kapp Starostin formations.

Spiculites, brachiopods and barking huskies in Dicksonfjorden, Svalbard: a closer look at the Late Permian Kapp Starostin Formation

For the time being, master student Erika Njå (UiB) and her assistant Anne Mette Tholstrup Simonsen (University of Copenhagen) are conducting fieldwork in Dicksonfjorden. The aim of the fieldwork is mainly to investigate the Middle to Late Permian Kapp Starostin Formation. The students have already been out in the field for a whole week, but will…

Education

Master’s degree in Petroleum Geoscience

From the Fall Semester 2015, ARCEx and the Department of Geology at UiT The Arctic University of Norway launches a new Master’s specialization in Petroleum Geoscience. The Master’s specialization is designed for students with an interest in petroleum related topics, and who want to write their thesis in a petroleum related direction. The candidates will…

Research ethics in petroleum research

The Norwegian National Committee for Research Ethics in Science and Technology (NENT) assessed the ethics of petroleum research in 2014, and concluded that it is indefensible from a research ethics perspective if petroleum research hinders processes the development of sustainable processes to which Norway has committed. The Research Centre for Arctic Petroleum Exploration has a responsiblity as knowledge producer…

Photo: Kai Mortensen (IG)

The Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy Visited the Students at the Institute of Geology at UiT – The Arctic University of Norway

In conjunction with his keynote speech the WPC Leadership Conference in Tromsø and the Research Centre for Arctic Petroleum Exploration (ARCEx), the Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Tord Lien used the opportunity to talk to geology students, and to get a tour at the Department of Geology. From Tord Liens’ talk to the students, they…