Looking for a specific product?

Make a search for products & suppliers, articles & news.

Norwegian CCS course at the University of Pretoria

CCS has also been a topic of great interest in several Norwegian academic institutions, one being the Geology Dept. at the University of Oslo (UiO). Following a study tour by a UiO- delegation led by rector Ole Petter Ottersen to South Africa in 2015, it was agreed that UiO was to assist the University of Pretoria to build up local capacity and knowledge on CCS through a series of courses taught by UiO staff. The first of these courses was taught 7-11 March.

The 5-day intensive course on Reservoir geology/geophysics, reservoir development and CO2 sequestration, was given by professors Alvar Braathen (UiO) and Snorre Olaussen (of UNIS – the University Centre in Svalbard). The course attracted about 25 participants; mostly BSC Honors and Master students from University of Pretoria and additional 9 participants from other institutions, the South African Centre for Carbon Capture and Storage (SACCCS) included.

The intensive course was tough for both teachers and students, but functioned very well, with a combination of lectures and exercises followed by lots of engaging discussions. A newly drilled core from the local Karoo Formations was exhibited and used in the exercises, clearly one of the highlights.

After the course, fruitful discussion between involved professors and participants from SACCCS and UP underlined the good possibilities for both master and PhD thesis programmes to evolve on basis of this course series.


Related news

Latest news

The LNG Fuel Finder – a new service for LNGi

The question of bunkering availability is still a major stumbling block for...

DNV GL releases the new issue of MARITIME IMPACT magazine

“At the same time, our industry is under increasing societal and regulatory pressure to reduce the environmental impact of vessels. 

Biggest feed barge delivery ever

At the shipyard in Gdynia Poland, 7 feed barges were recently loaded onboard the vessel Jumbo Vision. The barges are destined for Canada and will be operational this summer. 

Max Planck and CMR cooperation

Scientists at Christian Michelsen Research are currently developing, together with colleagues from the Max Planck Institute for Iron Research (Germany), the Field Kelvin Probe (FKP). This FKP will enable contactless detect...

Consilium equips 48 buildings in Galway, Ireland, with lifesaving panels

Consilium Building Safety has received a strategical order from our Irish distributor...

CADCAM options for the open-minded

“Naval architects log into the Vestdavit digital library and can download exactly what they need within a couple of minutes,

DNV GL COMPIT Award 2017 for smart underwater robotics

Marco Bibuli was announced as the winner of the DNV GL COMPIT Award 2017, which took place in Cardiff this year. The Italian maritime robotics expert, working at the Italian research centre CNR-ISSIA in Genova, was honoure...

Record Number Applications for the Innovation Award!

A total of 28 applications for the Nor-Fishing Foundation Innovation Award, – which includes a check for NOK 100 000 – has been received by the deadline the 1st of May. This represents a 36% increase from record year ...

Midt-Norsk Havbruk and Plastsveis enter into agreement to build smolt facility

“We have followed the development of technology for smolt production carefully for several years,