Haltenbanken village

Haltenbanken village

– Increased oil and gas recovery from Haltenbanken fields

The Haltenbanken area in the Norwegian Sea contains a number of challenging oil and gas fields that require advanced technology for improving the oil recovery. One of these fields will be in focus for the 2020 Haltenbanken Village.


Good technical management of oil fields under planning and production is the key for increased oil recovery, and thus to higher value creation for society. At the same time minimizing the environmental impact of the production is important.

The group projects will naturally have a basis in petroleum geosciences and petroleum engineering, however, students from other technology areas are welcomed. Sufficient training will be given as needed. Each group will consist of students from various study programs in order to form a multidisciplinary team. Each group will be assigned advisors both from NTNU and Equinor.

Relevant competencies 

The group projects that will be assigned will be relevant for students from all technical study programs at NTNU. All groups will have two or more petroleum students in order to help non-petroleum students initially with terminology, technical concepts, etc.

About the village

Haltenbanken – west of Trøndelag in the Norwegian Sea, is an interesting area for both production and exploration. First production from Haltenbanken started in 1995. This year a new village is established based on challenges from this area. Several fields are in production and new fields are under development. At Haltenbanken you find the following fields in production; Heidrun, Åsgard including Smørbukk, Smørbukk Sør and Midgard, Kristin, Tyrihans, Morvin, Mikkel and Njord. All these fields are operated from Stjørdal in Mid-Norway.

All fields are working with oil and gas recovery challenges in many different ways. It is important to keep up the work to increase the recovery factor to delay the declining production. All new ideas are valuable for further investigation within all type of disciplines – reservoir, production, geophysics, geology, petrophysics, drilling and completion. We seek your expertise to add value to this important work.

Haltenbanken - EiT

The professional task in this project will be divided in two parts. First part will focus on increased oil recovery on all the fields in the Haltenbanken area. The second part this year will have main focus on one of the Haltenbanken fields.

The required data for the selected field will be available during autumn and will be regularly updated. The data will be an important basis for the technical project work in the village.

The first or the second day of the Haltenbanken Village a group of experts from Equinor in Stjørdal will spend a full day with the student groups presenting current challenges in production of the fields in Haltenbanken area. The actual group projects will be defined by the groups in collaboration with NTNU and Equinor after this day.

Additional Web page: http://www.ipt.ntnu.no/~kleppe/HaltenbankenVillage2020/

Fakta om landsbyen - TPG4851

Course code: TPG4851
Village: Haltenbanken village
Type: Semester-based
Language: English
Village supervisor:Richard W. Rwechungura Prof. Jon Kleppe
Contact information: richard.rwechungura@ntnu.nojon.kleppe@ntnu.no
Semester: Spring 2021

Important information about EiT

Important information about EiT:

  • The focus on teamwork skills and group processes is the unique feature of Experts in Teamwork (EiT)
  • EiTs teaching methods depend on the contribution and presence of every participant throughout the semester. For this reason, attendance is compulsory on every village day.
  • In contrast to many courses, the first few days are especially important in EiT. During this period, get to know each other and discuss what each individual can contribute. You will also draw up the compulsory cooperation agreement and start preparing a shared research question.
  • For additional information about Experts in Teamwork, see page for students