Kåre Fostervold - State Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum and Energy Henriette Undrum - Vice President of Frontier Development, Statoil Inger Helene Madland - Geologist, Norwegian Petroleum Directorate Tony Pink - Vice President Automated Drilling Applications, National Oilwell Varco Ragnhild Skjetne - Technology Services Manager, RESMAN


About the 2014 SPE Workshop in Arctic Norway.

As opposed to the 2013 workshop, it was decided to focus on geographical region; the Barents Sea. The main object was to look at the special challenges encountered in the Barents Sea which are different from other places on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. This wanged from logistics, climate and political impact to very specific petroleum engineering subjects:

Reservoir Drainage Strategy and Reservoir Management
Drilling & Well, Subsea and Hardware

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 and 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.

© 2014 SPE Northern Norway Section             harstad@spe.no