Happy participants of the first early career forum of ARCEx, hungry for increasing their communicative skills.

ARCEx Early Career Forum #1

It was a sunny day in Bergen… Was there a good reason that the rain that had been pouring down over Bergen the last months suddenly had come to an end? Probably. In a hotel downtown Bergen young scientists were shaking hands and preparing for a two day gathering.

Aniceto-Solbakk

Meet the ARCEx bloggers

The ARCEx PhD fellows Ana Sofia Aniceto and Terje Solbakk, at Akvaplan Niva and NTNU, are blogging about their experiences as research fellows. Both are strongly committed to communicating science to a broader audience which is why they are involved in this activitiy. Ana Sofia’s blog is called An Unexpected Journey of a PhD. In her PhD…

squashing-crust

Tectonic inversion in the Barents Sea – a history of faith, hope and match boxes

ARCEx Postdoctoral fellow Kjetil Indrevær, at the Department of Geosciences at the University of Oslo will hold a lecture for the Norwegian Geology Association (NGF) on Thursday 22 October. The Barents Sea has since the collapse of the Caledonian Orogeny experienced approx. 350 million years of rifting and formation of  sedimentary basins. Still, one can…

Koehl-education

Petroleum education for the future

ARCEx arranged a one-day meeting for personnel involved in petroleum geology teaching at the Department of Geology, University of Tromsø, on Thursday 15 October. Staff from industry and academia got together for a good day of discussions around how teaching and supervision related to petroleum geology should be performed. We had presentations from the existing course-portfolio…

Amando Lasabuda

From the Tropics to the Arctic

Amando Lasabuda commenced his PhD project in March 2015 at the Research Centre for Petroleum Exploration (ARCEx). As part of his study, he will be investigating the Early to Middle Cenozoic evolution in the southwest Barents Sea in relation to uplift and erosion event. Lack of discovery in the Barents Sea is often regarded to…

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…