Oil extraction in the North Sea: An oil platform on the Veslefrikk field in the northern part of the North Sea. Veslefrikk was discovered in 1981, and a plan for development and operation was approved in 1987. It came in production in 1989, but after 30 years the production is now low. Illustration photo: Nils Roar Sælthun/UiO
Published Sep. 16, 2019 2:30 PM

Following the discoveries of oil in the North Sea, considerable efforts were made at Norwegian universities to do research and teaching in petroleum geology, not only in traditional geology. A UiO professor who committed to building up Norwegian expertise in petroleum geology has now written about the early Norwegian oil history.

A hillside covered with rocks and yellow grass takes up most of the photo, and at the bottom there is a dirt road where a loan biker can be seen from afar.
Published Sep. 4, 2019 12:02 PM

We are happy to announce that a photograph taken by Njord's researcher Olivier Galland is featured as the cover of the most recent issue of GeoExPro.

Working with flows in large volumes, such as in the ocean and atmosphere, depends on expertise in numerical method and programming. Students at the Department of Geosciences have achieved this by taking the course Atmosphere and Oceans on Computers. The teaching has now become a textbook. Photo: Gunn Kristin Tjoflot / UiO
Published Aug. 28, 2019 3:21 PM

Based on over 30 years of experience in modelling and numerical calculations, Professor Lars Petter Røed at the Department of Geosciences has written the textbook 'Atmospheres and Oceans on Computers'. The textbook summarises numerical methods for calculating atmospheric and ocean currents. Computer power is increasingly used in geosciences. Numerical calculations is the key.

Bas Altena at the Innsbruck Summer School of Alpine Research 2019. This one-week long summer school in June was held for the third time. Venue was Obergurgl (Austria). Photo: Katharina Anders, University of Heidelberg, Germany
Published Aug. 28, 2019 11:18 AM

This summer Bas Altena gave a keynote talk during the Innsbruck Summer School of Alpine Research 2019, Austria, on how to use the small CubeSat satellites to observe glaciers and processes on Earth.

Driving back into camp after one of the last pickups. Photo: MAGPIE
Published June 24, 2019 4:32 PM

Members of the MAGPIE (Magnetotelluric Analysis for Greenland and Postglacial Isostatic Evolution) project at Dept. of Geosciences & CEED have spent much of June on the ice sheet of Greenland. Now nearing its completion, the campaign was a great success and has been documented day-by-day on the MAGPIE blog.