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Ingrid Sølvberg

Oljedirektør, Oljedirektoratet

Digitalization and value creation on the Norwegian continental shelf

Value creation is the driving force behind the work in the NPD,  and digitalization will play an important role in the future. Resources on the NCS is a good basis for continued high value creation from the oil and gas industry for a long time to come. Director General of the NPD Ingrid Sølvberg will present the activity on the shelf in 2019 in the context of digitalization.

Sølvberg tiltrådte som oljedirektør januar 2020. Før dette var hun direktør for utbygging og drift fra juni 2014. Hun begynte sin karriere i Statoil (nå Equinor) i 1995 som undervannsingeniør, og fikk sin første lederstilling i 2004. Sølvberg har hatt en rekke lederstillinger, og var blant annet direktør for plattformteknologi og marine undersøkelser i perioden 2007-2010 og deretter HMS-direktør for midt- og nedstrømsvirksomheten i Equinor. I 2012 gikk hun til Centrica som kommersiell leder før hun i 2013 tiltrådte som direktør for Norskehavet og Barentshavet i OD. Hun har hatt styreverv i Norges geotekniske institutt (NGI) og Ship Manouvering Simulator Center (SMSC).
Utdanning: Siv.ing. Marinteknologi, Norges tekniske høgskole (1994).

Åshild Hanne Larsen

CIO and SVP Corporate IT, Equinor

How IT enables Equinor’s transformation journey

Mer informasjon kommer.

Egil Tjåland

Exploration for Marine Minerals - a golden opportunity for innovation

Instituttleder, geovitenskap og petroleum, NTNU

Mer informasjon kommer.

Eirik Larsen

Cofounder and CEO, Earth Science Analytics

Artificial Intelligence for Geoscientists

Digitalisation, data liberation, cloud computing,
artificial intelligence, automation, and cross-discipline integrated solutions are enabling the next wave of improvements for sub-surface workflows and E&P business practices. Such ongoing technology development will reshape the way we work, and how we make
decisions based on data. It is essential for E&P companies to adopt digital technologies and to take part in the transformation so they can maintain and/or strengthen their competitive edge.

Our objective is to enable previously unthinkable
subsurface workflows using artificial intelligence, data science and cloud computing. We aim to increase workflow efficiency, increase prediction quality, achieve true integration of data and disciplines, in order to discover new exploration opportunities
and increase production.

Subsurface work is typically done in a relay
between various domain experts within multiple software applications. Few sub-surface experts master all the technologies and workflows needed to produce the basis for E&P decisions. As a consequence both the data, the domain experts and disciplines are “siloed”
and thus cross-disciplinary integration, and the decisions made on top of the analysis are not optimal.

By building technology that helps to break down
the data and discipline silos we can achieve more integrated data-driven workflows that will form a better basis for making decisions. Earth Science Analytics’ EarthNET, including its data layer - EarthBANK, its AI applications, its visualisation capabilities,
and its data query capabilities offers true integration of data and disciplines that supports data-driven decision-making in E&P.

EarthNET is a cloud-native data platform, available
from any browser-enabled device, being built to be the core of all subsurface work. The platform enables seamless access to data from an ecosystem of applications that integrate disciplines and data to form the basis of data-driven decisions. EarthNET is the
foundation for creating even more value from the vast amounts of available data, and for developing additional innovative cloud-native subsurface technologies. EarthNET enables highly automated subsurface modelling and insight extraction. By leveraging machine
learning and deep learning on all the central subsurface data types, we aim to improve exploration success as well as prolonging the lifetime of existing fields.

Eirik is cofounder and CEO of Earth Science Analytics. He has 20+ years’ experience from the E&P industry. He has held various technical and managerial roles in oil companies including Statoil, and 4 years as Exploration Manager in Rocksource. He has worked with exploration, field development, and production on the Norwegian Continental Shelf as well as internationally. He holds a MSC in Petroleum Geology and a PhD in sedimentology from the University of Bergen, and is now laser focused on implementation of AI and data-driven analytics in petroleum geoscience.

Alexander Shadchnev, Ole Bjørn Tøllefsen og Izabela Hawrylko

Alexander Shadchnev, Schlumberger
Ole Bjørn Tøllefsen, Microsoft
Izabela Hawrylko, Microsoft

Microsoft & Schlumberger - E&P platform delivery on Azure

Microsoft is working with a rapidly expanding ecosystem of partners offering industry specific solutions on our platforms and with the launch of our Norwegian datacentres further strengthen our position towards the Norwegian energy-sector.

Schlumberger, a strategic Microsoft partner and leveraging Microsoft Azure technology, will show how this partnership is enabling them to deploy its cloud-based DELFI solutions for the E&P industry to answer the needs of the industry in country or in global cloud deployments. Both companies are also working together to accelerate high performance computing capabilities and rapid adoption of the Open Subsurface Data Universe Data Platform on Azure for all industry players. Lundin Norway, as an end consumer of these technology stacks and digital solutions, will provide an example of how they have been able to accelerate their reservoir simulation workflows from weeks to hours, improving efficiency in the decision making process and providing real value to their business.

Alexander Shadchnev is a reservoir engineering domain owner with Schlumberger, SIS based in Tananger. He has been working on improving subsurface understanding for 10 years specializing on reservoir modeling and simulation on various engagements with E&P companies in Norway.

Ole Bjørn Tøllefsen is a senior account technology strategist in Microsoft. He is working closely with Norwegian Oil and Gas customers by helping them to assess, transform and optimize their technology stack.

Izabela Hawrylko is a Solution Specialist at Microsoft with the focus on data analytics and AI within oil and gas, retail and construction industries. She is also a co-founder and leads Microsoft startups Norway team.

Brit Tone Bergman og Torbjørn Sitre

Leder for People Development i Aker BP og Rådgiver og instruktør i Sopra Steria

Digital license

Aker BP er et selskap som har gjort seg vel bemerket på digitaliseringsfronten og har dette høyt oppe på sin agenda. En av de viktigste oppgavene for å få verdi ut av den digitale transformasjonen er å gjøre folk i stand til å ta i bruk nye verktøy, se nye muligheter og jobbe annerledes. For å få til et løft for å få alle ansatte på et grunnleggende nivå ble det gjennom 2019 lansert og kjørt Digitalt Førerkort ved hjelp av Sopra Steria.

Brit Tone Bergman leder People Development i Aker BP hvor en essensiell del av rollen er å tilrettelegge for og å løfte digital kompetanse i selskapet. Brit Tone ledet tidligere Deloitte Consulting i Stavanger og har jobbet med ulike strategiske aspekter av digitalisering for flere industrier og tjenesteområder. Hun har før dette en lengre bakgrunn innen finans og prosjektledelse i Equinor. Hennes fokus og interessefelt er læring og utvikling av mennesker og mener at transformasjon ofte feiler fordi man ikke i stor nok grad lykkes i å ta inn det menneskelige aspektet ved siden av verktøy-, forretningsmodell- og prosess-endringer.

Torbjørn har over ti års erfaring som rådgiver, prosessleder, fasilitator og konseptutvikler. Han er utdannet regissør fra Den Norske Filmskolen, og hans erfaring favner film, tv, spill, brukeropplevelse, tjenestedesign, forretningsutvikling, endring og innovasjon. Torbjørn vektlegger iterativ og utforskende tilnærming til forretnings- og tjenesteutvikling, med fokus på brukeropplevelse, verdirealisering og gjennomførbarhet. Torbjørn er en strategisk og inspirerende designleder, kreativ og faglig sterk konseptutvikler, analytisk, systematisk, med god innsikt i teknologi, forretning og organisasjon.

Tor Tønnesen og Dagfinn Parnas

Implementeringsansvarlig for Digital Field Worker på norsk sokkel, Equinor og Løsningsarkitekt, Bouvet

Digital Field Worker at Johan Sverdrup

Johan Sverdrup, as a digital flagship of Equinor, is a vehicle for digital innovation to improve safety, value-creation, quality and carbon efficiency. The Johan Sverdrup project has a strong mandate to drive digital solutions and new ways of working that may be scaled-up for the benefit of the company as a whole. The Digital Field Worker concept represents one such area where Johan Sverdrup has been a key driver for innovation. The vision is to enable field workers to work on-line in the same way as we who work at office locations take for granted when and where that gives value. The concept will now be implemented at other Equinor operated fields at the NCS,​ at onshore facilities, internationally and Offshore wind.

We will present the Equinor​ Digital Field Worker concept and how it gives Johan Sverdrup improvements in safety, efficiency, quality and reduced emissions. The Digitial Field Worker concept was introduced during the building phase of the platforms and offshore during the Hook up and Commissioning Phase that started May 2018. When the field started producing in October 2019, it was a well-established practice. The solutions supporting new ways of working in the field with the use of handheld devices will be demonstrated before we round off with reflections on what the future will bring for Digital Field Worker.

Astrid Huglen

Head of Digitalization and Improvement in Vår Energi

Building the foundation to deliver on the digital transformation promise

When a young, yet old, company wants to profit from digitalization to realize its ambitious business plans; where does it start?

This was the challenge facing Vår Energi early 2019, after the merger between Eni Norge AS and Point Resources AS.

Astrid Huglen will share how the company has over the past year built a strong strategy and foundation to accelerate its digital transformation,- with the end user and value creation at the very core of all activity.

Vår Energi is one of the largest exploration and production (E&P) companies on the NCS, with an average production per day of 300,000 barrels of oil equivalents (boepd). Astrid Huglen is heading Digitalization and Improvement in Vår Energi, coming from leadership positions across the value chain in her 14 years of experience in the oil and gas industry.

Antoine D’Haussy

Director Business Development, Fortinet

Protecting Operational Technology (OT) in a converging IT/OT/IoT world

Digitization and removal of the traditional air-gap between IT and OT leaves Industrial Control Systems vulnerable.
Let’s discover some advance best practices to efficiently secure converging IT/OT infrastructures with real-time integrated detection and protection
- Automate assets discovery and detect intrusions using OT Intrusion Detection System
- Secure IT/OT convergence using Micro Segmentation (Access vLANs)
- Automate OT threat response with IDS integration into Network security management
- …and more

Antoine joined Fortinet as BD Director to lead the OT strategy and revenue growth in EMEA.
With 20 years’ experience in product management, sales and marketing, Antoine mostly worked for industrial clients together with General Electric, ALSTOM, and ALTRAN.
In his last product management role with General Electric Automation and Controls (GE A&C), he was leading the digital solution portfolio including the cyber security products and solutions for GE Industrial Control Systems.

Therese Rannem

Digital Subsurface Team Lead Exploration & Development, Neptune Energy

How Neptune Energy plans to reduce time from idea to first oil through digital transformation

The goal of digitalisation at Neptune is simple: it’s how, through technology and digitisation, we can enable our E&P organisation to be safer and more responsible, ensure that production efficiency and growth is optimised and fast-track efficient discovery of new hydrocarbons.

Through our Digital Subsurface Programme we aim for smart application of technology to enable the business outcome of ‘faster discovery of hydrocarbons with more certainty at a lesser cost’.

The smart application of technology consists of 5 components:

  1. Standard and streamlined use of commercially available applications
  2. Niche applications used for AI and machine learning
  3. Centralised datahub based on OSDU
  4. High powered cloud based computing
  5. Integrated seismic image processing 


In Neptune, we are working on building this advanced architecture with a tight group of new and established partners. Partnership is a key part of our strategy.

Therese Rannem graduated in 2011 with a Master of Science in Petroleum Geophysics from NTNU. She leads the Digital Subsurface Programme in Neptune Energy and has a special interest in new technology and ways of working that can make us more efficient, reduce waste and enable better decisions. She started in VNG Norge which was acquired by Neptune Energy in 2018

Kjersti Birkeland

Hydrocarbon Accountant in TOTAL E&P NORGE AS

Automating Production Reporting

The Total Group is stepping up the digital transition in order to be a responsible energy major. A Digital Factory is being established in Paris where the Group has its headquarters. In Norway, one of many improvement projects in the company is about digitalized production reporting. Together with Tieto, we have automated various steps in the production reporting process. In the presentation, we will talk about how the company has improved efficiency, quality and sustainability through Energy Components and new digital work processes.

Yochai Corem

Global Vice President in CYE Security, Israel's leading startup supporting tier 1 organization in security assessments.

The threat landscape and why hacking is so easy

Yochai is a cyber security strategic leader, and former officer in the prestigious Israeli Defense Forces Intelligence Unit 8200.

As a cyber security leader, Yochai support decisions makers in building cyber security strategy and innovation.

Yochai is a veteran of the Israeli Intelligence Unit 8200 and holds an MBA from the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) in Herzeliya and a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering Cum Laude from the Tel Aviv University.

Ulf Rasmussen og Pål Aaserudseter

Cloud Advisors, Nutanix

Journey to the cloud

Pål is the CIO of a medium sized energy company. Business is going well, but they are always looking to improve cost and increase efficiency. Pål works closely with senior management and is fully aligned with the CEO and company board. This means that he will follow advice from external analysts and is dedicated to a cloud-first strategy, aiming to move nearly all workloads into the public cloud both related to datacenters, remote offices, and now also IoT related workloads, the reason being reduced costs, improved time-to-market on new initiatives, increased security, and to free up internal resources.

However, as Pål has been in the industry for a while he is somewhat concerned that he might lose control of his IT environment. Not only related to performance and security, but also related to cost in the public cloud and communication cost. Another concern Pål has is that by going all-in with a single public cloud vendor he has put “all his eggs in one basket”, resulting in a lock-in with little or no leverage for negotiation regarding cost. Most importantly he will have no exit-strategy allowing the company to go through a smoother cloud repatriation phase and adopt a hybrid or multi cloud strategy.

Ulf, a long-term friend of Pål, is working at Nutanix with cloud solutions. Pål has used Ulf as a trusted advisor on many occasions and luckily Ulf is in the audience this day and can step up and help guide Pål through some of his concerns. They will discuss the company’s cloud first strategy and concerns related to this, as well as the trend which analysts refer to as “cloud repatriation”, and the more balanced cloud approach they foresee in the future. The discussion will touch data center, remote offices and IoT concerns, including governance and compliance in the cloud. Come join the session for an entertaining approach to this topic and bring home a new aspect on the Nutanix approach to cloud.

Ulf and Pål have 20+ years expertise in the field of designing and architecting infrastructure and software solutions for some of Northern Europe’s largest consumers of IT services. Their background includes work in the fields of converged, as well as hyperconverged infrastructure, ITSM and high-performance computing clusters (HPC). They currently both work for Nutanix Norway as Enterprise Cloud Advisors, where they are involved in projects to modernize and cloud enable solutions for Norwegian enterprises.

Jan P. Grimnes

Chairman, Geoteric

Digitization - This mysterious concept we hear about everywhere

The oil industry is no stranger to digital innovation.  Since the 1980s, the industry has adopted digital technologies to drive greater efficiencies and open new ways of working. But today is different.  Disruptive technologies are driving changes in both industry and society.  Do we really understand what digitalization is, and what it means?

To us at Geoteric, we want drive greater efficiency, capture knowledge and integrate more data into the subsurface story.  To achieve that, we need to introduce new analysis techniques and workflows.  In this presentation, you will get a taste of what is now possible through the first of a new technology stream developed by Geoteric

Marie Moe

Senior Security Consultant, Mnemonic

Cyber security in an offshore OT environment

In this presentation, Marie Moe will show practical examples on how to establish, operate and manage barriers against attacks on offshore plants.

Dr. Marie Moe cares about public safety and securing systems that may impact human lives. Marie is a senior security consultant at mnemonic, and has a PhD in information security. She is also an Associate Professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. She has experience as a team leader at NorCERT, where she did incident handling of cyberattacks against Norway’s critical infrastructure. Before joining mnemonic she worked as a research manager at SINTEF, where she did research on the cyber security of medical devices, the future power grid, and industrial automation and control systems.

Stian Broen

CEO, Broentech Solutions AS

Cloud-computing and AI for Powerplants

Powerplants today are autonomous. They are operated remotely using SCADA-systems together with sensors and actuators. This equipment generates a lot of data, and within this data there is valuable insights.

Tyde is a data-driven AI cloud technology which connects to the datasources and finds such insights, and present them for the operators in such a way that their decision-making foundation is greatly enhanced. Insights generated in real-time enables powerplant operators to reduce risk for breakdowns, reduce maintenance- and operations cost and reduce the need for inspection rounds. 

Geir Gotteberg

Daglig leder, VesselAdmin

How digitalisation creates transparency and compliance in supply chain management

The use of digitalization radically changes one of the worlds most peculiar supply and demand markets, shipping and offshore. Where the nature of the market for centuries have constrained it from utilizing the potential vast amount of data, inhibited it from being transparent and in compliance. 

Geir has a Master in Engineering from NTNU university and an Executive Master from BI. He started his career in shipping as a broker with Clarksons Platou. Geir brokered chartering and second hands sales within offshore, based in Norway and in USA. He stayed with the company for 6 years before moving on to a position as a Contract Advisor with Lundin Norway, a leading independent exploration and production company in Norway. After three years in Lundin Norway, Geir founded VesselAdmin together with Norselab.

Kristin von der Lippe

COO, Fieldmade AS

Enabling digital supply chains with industrial level 3D printing

Digital manufacturing methods will radically change how Energy companies source spare parts. Did you know that today, up to 80% of equipment in Oil&Gas inventories is discarded? Imagine if parts can be made on-demand without setting up new production lines or making any special tooling. Additive manufacturing, commonly known as 3D printing, is a 100% digital manufacturing method that allows end users to buy parts just-in-time instead of just-in-case.

Kristin holds a Master of Technology and is a mechanical engineer with a passion for material science and smart manufacturing. Having worked eight years as a research scientist at the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment, she has ample knowledge of system criticality. Together with the Fieldmade team, she has spent the last four years building spare-parts-on-demand solutions for clients with extreme requirements to uptime.

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