Terje Solbakk defends his PhD 17.12.2020

Defence of thesis 17th of December: Terje Solbakk, NTNU

Terje Solbakk has submitted the following academic thesis as a part of the doctoral work at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Department of Geoscience and Petroleum:

«Different aspects of detecting karst with geophysical methods – Tales from the underworld»

The Faculty has appointed the following Assessment Committee to assess the thesis:

·Professor Maria Mutti, Universität Potsdam, Germany

·Professor Snorre Olaussen, University Centre in Svalbard, Norway

·Professor Mai Britt Mørk, NTNU


Professor Mai Britt Mørk, Department of Geoscience and Petroleum, NTNU, has been appointed Administrator of the Committee.

The Committee recommends that the thesis is worthy of being publicly defended for the PhD degree.

The doctoral work has been carried out at the Department of Geoscience and Petroleum.

The trial lecture will take place with digital presentation on 10th December (which will be sent to the Committee the same day)

on the following prescribed subject:

“Barents Sea Carboniferous-Permian carbonate platforms and ramps: general controls and evolution through time”

The public defence of the thesis takes place on 17th December at 13:00.

Link to Zoom:


Professor Philip Sefton Ringrose, Department of Geoscience and Petroleum, has been the candidate’s main supervisor. Principal Geologist Tore Amund Svånå, Afraz Advisors, and Professor Christine Susanne C. Fichler, Department of Geoscience and Petroleum, have been the candidate’s co-supervisors.

The electronic version of the thesis can be found here: https://ntnuopen.ntnu.no/ntnu-xmlui/handle/11250/2716985