About the SPE Workshop in Arctic Norway

The SPE Northern Norway Section held the first annual SPE Workshop in Arctic Norway 20-21 March 2013. The aim is to make this the best technical conference for discussing challenges in the Norwegian Arctic Shelf - the Northern part of the Norwegian Sea and the Barents Sea.

Regular topics for this workshop will be petroleum engineering, logistics, political impact, harsh climate and lowering expenses in exploration and field development.

In addition to high quality technical presentations, the SPE Workshop in Arctic Norway shall also give the delegates a flavour of the arctic by taking the delegates on a "Hunting for the Aurora Borealis Event", followed by delicious arctic food served by one of Harstad's top restaurants.

About Harstad

Harstad, the oil industry capital in northern Norway, is located north of the Lofoten islands surrounded by mountains and sea. Several oil and service companies are settled in Harstad, representing the full value chain from exploration, field development to operations.

Statoil is the major operator. However, companies like Det norske, Total and Lundin are also present. In addition, the Norwegian authorities are represented by a branch of the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate.

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The Presentations from the 2015 SPE Workshop in Arctic Norway will be published here when we have received authorization from the authors.

Award Winning Photographer at the Aurora Borealis Lounge

Between the Workshop sessions and the “Hunting for Aurora Borealis” evening event on 11 March, the Aurora Borealis Lounge will be open at Ludo Bar & Scene next to the Workshop venue. At the Aurora Borealis Lounge, Stian Klo will present some of his pictures of the aurora borealis/northern lights. Stian Klo is a professional […]

SPE Young Talent

The SPE Student Chapter at Harstad & Narvik University Colleges will host a parallell student session at Harstad University College 11 March. The aim for the parallel student session is both to inspire high school students to seek opportunities within the petroleum industry as well as inspire current engineering students to continue their education during […]

Hunting for Aurora Borealis Event

The social event in the evening of 11 March is the ‘Hunting for Aurora Borealis Event’ by our partner Aktiv Events. The workshop delegates will be transported by bus to the Aun mountain where there is a big chance of seeing the Aurora Borealis. After returning to Harstad, the delegates will be served a delicious […]



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