T. Monge Øia is a student at the University of Stavanger, Norway. His bachelor's thesis "Plug and abandonment status on the Norwegian continental shelf", written in cooperation with J.O. Spieler, was published in many Norwegian newspapers weeks after submission. After finishing his Bachelor's Degree within Petroleum Engineering he is going to do a Master's Degree in Drilling Engineering.
T. Monge Øia has experience as a Logistics Specialist from the Norwegian Armed Forces, serving seven months in NATO operations in Meymaneh, Afghanistan. He also has previous experience as a carpenter and he is currently working as a salesman at XXL Sport & Wilderness besides his studies.