About the SPE Workshop in Arctic Norway

The SPE Northern Norway Section held the first annual SPE Workshop in Arctic Norway 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. In 2016 the workshop changed its name to SPE Norwegian Arctic Subsurface and Drilling Challenges Workshop organized by the section and SPE International. SPE International will continue organizing this on even years, and the SPE Northern Norway Section will continue with the local workshop in the odd years.

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 create networks over delicious food served by one of Harstad's top restaurants.

Small teasers from earlier workshops held by the local section:

Latest News

New speaker announced from Lundin

SPE Northern Norway Section are delighted to announce Dag Sigbjørn Mustad as a speaker for the SPE Workshop 2017. He will present interesting news of the Alta-Gotha development.

Program 2017 released

The program commitee are satisfied to present the program for 2017 SPE Workshop in Arctic Norway.

Program for 2017 edition. Speakers to be announced shortly!

The program commitee is working hard these days to book the speakers. Statoil will present latest new from Johan Castberg and Aasta Hansteen. You will also get news about the new CO2-injector at Snøhvit. In addition to Statoil; AkerBP, OMV, NOV, Arcex, Eni and DNV GL will hold interesting presentations!

Registration for 2017 SPE Workshop is now open

Click on the buttom above and register your attendence now. This year workshop is handle by the SPE Northern Norway section only, and one of the focuses is a LEAN workshop. In cooperation with the UiT – The Arctic University of Norway we use their facilities, and as a pay-back we invite the students for a […]

2016 Speakers have been Published

The speakers at the 2016 SPE Norwegian Arctic Subsurface and Drilling Challenges Workshop have now been published. See them at the official homepage.

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 AkerBP, 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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