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Breakout session at Arctic Frontiers BUSINESS - Ocean Space Technologies

News   •   Jan 14, 2016 16:54 CET

The Federation of Norwegian Industries arranges a breakout session at Arctic Frontiers BUSINESS in collaboration with lawyer Liv Monica Stubholt from Law Firm Selmer who is also the moderator of the event.

Time:         Wednesday January 27, 13.00-15.40

Venue:       Clarion Hotel the Edge,Tromsø

Organiser: The Federation of Norwegian Industries.(Norsk Industri)


Ocean Technology Aquaculture
13.00 Frederic Hauge, Head and co-founder, The Bellona Foundation, Ocean Forest – a sea of opportunities
13.15 Dag Nilsen, R & D Manager, NOFI Tromsø, Local developed technology and solutions for the Arctic Fjord, Coastal and Ocean Space
13.30 Hans Bjelland, Director, Exposed Aquaculture Operations Centre, Challenges of exposed aquaculture in the Arctic
13.45 Sören Themann, Vice President of Subsea Monitoring at Kongsberg Maritime Subsea, From single sensors to monitoring systems – Challenges and opportunities of a subsea monitoring modular design
14.00 Questions and answers on ocean space technologies
Åsgard subsea compression (ÅSGSC)
14.35 Torstein Vinterstø, Project Director, Statoil
14.50 Anders Storstenvik, Engineering Manager, Aker Solutions
15.05 Sven Guderud, Project Director, Technip
15.20 Questions and answers on Åsgard subsea compression
15.40 END

About the speakers:

Frederic Hauge, The Bellona Foundation:

In his early year Hauge was active in the environmental organization Natur og Ungdom. In 1985 he emerged as leader of a small group of environmental activists who received broad press coverage for their non-traditional methods. Among their focus was pointing out locations where toxic industrial waste had been buried. In 1986 he co-founded The Bellona Foundation. The Bellona Foundation is an independent non-profit organization that aims to meet and fight climate challenges as well as other environmental challenges in Norway as well as globally.

Dag Nilsen, NOFI:

Nilsen has been a R&D Manager of NOFI since 1994 and before that he was with Aker and Scandpower performing risk and safety analysis in the design phase of multiple projects among them Snorre, Heidrun and Troll. In NOFI he has over twenty years of experience within product development related to, commercial fishing, fish farming and oil and gas. He has been project leader for a wide range of projects, many related to the development of efficient oil spill response equipment also being effective in current exposed areas. He is an inventor of technology covered by several patents and he was the leader of an award winning NOFI team in the X-Challenge technology development competition in the US. He is board member in the Department of Engineering and Safety at UIT The Arctic University of Norway.

Hans Bjelland, Exposed Aquaculture Operations Centre (EXPOSED):

Hans Bjelland presently holds the position as Centre Director at EXPOSED. He has worked as research manager and researcher at SINTEF Fisheries and Aquaculture. He holds a broad industry network, identifies business needs and initiates research activities with fish farmers, service and technology. Bjalland has his educational background from Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). EXPOSED is a Centre for Research-Based Innovation on exposed aquaculture operations, providing knowledge and technology for robust, safe and efficient fish farming at exposed locations.

Sören Themann, Kongsberg Maritime Subsea:

Sören graduated from Kiel University with a Diploma in Marine Geology in 2002. Since then he was working as a researcher, scientific consultant and as a managing director for companies in a range of research institutions and businesses. Kongsberg Maritime Subsea is a group in Kongsberg Maritime that develops, engineers and realizes modular, scalable and networked subsea monitoring systems for the emerging markets of environmental monitoring, leak detection, marine research, arctic applications, fish farming and offshore renewables.

Torstein Vinterstø, Statoil:

Vinterstø has more than 30 years of project experience from oil and gas industry primarily within the Subsea Area; Presently Vice President Subsea Compression Projects Portfolio including the Åsgard and Gullfaks Subsea Compression projects. Since 2005 had the position as project manager on Ormen Lange Southern Field, Ormen Lange Compression Pilot and Tyrihans Subsea. From 1989 he participated as project manager, or within project management teams, on projects such as Kristin Subsea, Langeled, Åsgard Subsea, Tordis and Snorre Subsea. Have held the position as Section Manager Subsea Systems and Equipment Hydro Technology and Projects. Statoil is an international energy company present in more than 30 countries around the world.

Anders Storstenvik, Aker Solutions:

Anders Storstenvik works in Aker Solutions and has more than 15 years of experience from the oil and gas industry. He has been Engineering manager for Åsgard Subsea Compression since the contract award in 2010. Before that he has been working with front end studies for advanced subsea production systems, including the early concept phases of Åsgard. Before joining Aker Solutions he worked with 3rd party risk and reliability analyses.”Aker Solutions provides subsea production equipment and offshore field design, ranging from concept studies and front-end engineering to subsea production systems. The company carries out maintenance and modifications work and provide services during operations as well as deliver solutions to extend the lifetime of oil and gas fields.

Sven Guderud, Technip:

Guderud has more than 30 years of experience within the oil and gas industry covering; Concept / Front –end Engineering, Detailed Engineering, Procurement, Contracting, Sub-Contracting, Fabrication follow-up and offshore installations.Presently he is Project Director in Technip Norge AS, responsible for the Technip Åsgard Subsea Compression Contract which involves brown field work and delivery of the North Sea Giant Special Module Handling system. Previous background mainly from the SURF segment, however several years early in his career was spent on hydrodynamic design work on semi submersibles and monohull (vessels). Main area of activities covered: EPCI Flexible Risers / Flow lines, Pipelines and spools, Umbilical, steel and thermoplastic, Sub Sea Structures (Manifolds, Riser Bases, etc), Mooring system including STP and offload Export systems, Offshore Construction work (Diver and diver less Operations) and Field commissioning.  

About Åsgard Subsea Compression:

The Åsgard subsea gas compression project is world’s first project of its kind. This technology is one of our most important measures for delivering volumes from existing fields on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. The project is talked about as a revolution to subsea technology. With this project installed on 300 meter depth, we are said to be one step closer to realising our vision of a subsea factory. Subsea processing, and gas compression in particular, is an important technology advance to develop fields in deep waters and harsh environments. 40 different technologies has been through testing and verification for the project which has the total cost of 19 billion NOK. 

Photo: Installation work by North Sea Giant at Åsgard, by Øyvind Hagen/Statoil.

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