The conference will this year aim for an international audience, as we consider this professional arena to be of interest for the whole subsea business, not only for operators and vendors on the Norwegian continental shelf. We have also underlined this year the focus on Subsea Controls. We will address questions on All-electric, Functional Safety and Condition Monitoring in a thorough way. We will do this through multiple lectures on each subject originating from different point of views, both for new field developments and brown fields perspective.
Actors working with subsea control systems and technology, have lived through a period which has challenged their system solutions and products. However, this has helped to improve both quality and performance of new solutions and products set in operation. Innovations in subsea intervention have come to light. This provide new exciting opportunities in the borderland between field control and field operations.
At the end of day one, we offer an exciting panel discussion. The topic will be on “Future Interfaces”, lead by a representative from a major operator – Equinor. He will most certainly challenge the participants on how he shall position his business to meet the new technical solutions.
Day two of the conference, is focused around exchanging experiences from different operators. But: at the end of the day we will also take time to try to look more into the future. What awaits the subsea operators in near future, and what technical innovations will be available in a further perspective?
Learn More: Take a look at NFEAs complete event overview
Program (the program is subject to change)Download program (pdf)
Karin Sundsvik, NFEA
Subsea picture: Chief Researcher’s Reflections
Cecilie Gotaas Johnsen, Equinor ASA
Architecture and system solutions
Kristin Nergaard Berg, DNV GL
Subsea all-electric: Status and way forward
Daniel Abicht, Equinor ASA
Recent applications of electric actuation technology
Christian Meum, TechnipFMC
All Electric SPS - Safety System Architectural challenge
Einar Winther-Larssen, Aker Solutions
Functional safety in current regulation
Asbjørn Ueland, Petroleum Safety Authority Norway
Part 1: Safety 4.0
Tore Myhrvold, DNV GL
Part 2: Experience from other industries on fail-safe design concepts
Kenneth Kvinnesland, DNV GL
Non SIL implementation of IEC 61508/61511 on Subsea Production Control Systems
Rory MacKenzie, TOTAL E&P
Subsea SIL sensors experience
Edgar Vorland, Siemens Subsea Sensors
Panel discussion: Future Interfaces
Chair: Daniel Abicht, Equinor ASA
Conference dinner at Christiansholm Festning/Fortress
Balder SCS. Why a simple design has worked longer than expected
Carlos Sayas, Subsea Control Systems, Vår Energi AS
Pierce : Keeping it producing for 30 years
Bruce Gardner, Shell UK
Brownfields extended life and enabling new standards
Tore Erntsen, CTO Subsea Controls, Proserv Norge AS
The consequences of water ingress into subsea cables
Neil Douglas, Managing Director, Viper Innovations Ltd.
Communication and Control for the new Subsea Power Distribution System
Kai Hansen, ABB
Modularity – open control solutions
Gjermund Mathisen, Lundin Norway AS
Subsea 2.0. A new approach to modularity
Håvard Thuen Jensen, TechnipFMC
Underwater Intervention Drone control system
Jan Christian Torvestad, Equinor
End of conference
Cecilie Gotaas Johnsen, Chief Researcher Upstream and Downstream Technology, Equinor ASA
Cecilie has been employed by Equinor since 2006. Since May 2019 as Chief Researcher Upstream and Downstream Technology.
She has also been a professional cyclist for Team Hitec Products.
Rory Mackenzie, Expert in Subsea Control Systems, TOTAL E&P
Rory is a graduate in electronic and communication engineering from Napier Polytechnic, Edinburgh, Scotland. He has worked for nearly thirty years in the oil and gas industry.
For the last ten years he has held the post of senior technical adviser in the technology department at Total’s Paris headquarters.
As an expert in the field of subsea production control technologies, Rory initiated the introduction of innovative technologies at Total E&P’s underwater park.
Projects & Various Collaborations:
Rory is Total’s representative on the API 17F and ISO 13628-6 European working committees. He also represents Total in many industrial standardisation projects:
– Integrated Fibre-Optic Subsea Systems (IFOSS) ;
-Subsea Electrical Power System (SEPS) ;
– Subsea Fibre-Optic Monitoring Systems (SEAFOM) ;
– Subsea Instrumentation Interface Standardization (SIIS) ;
– Subsea Line Insulation Monitoring (V-SLIM).
Neil Douglas, Managing Director, Viper Innovations Ltd.
Neil Douglas, founder and managing director of Viper Innovations.
He spent 23 years in Vetco Gray prior to founding Viper Innovations:
– 1984-2004: Various Positions:Design Engineer, Systems Engineer, Head of Systems Engineering and Project Manager
– 2004-2005: Vice President – Engineering (Controls)
– 2006-2007: Global Technical Director – Subsea Control Systems
Edgar Vorland, Group Manager electronics and software, Siemens Subsea Sensors
Embedded Micro-controller development, C-language
Windows PC software development
Delphi, C/C++, Visual Basic, SQL, ASP, PHP, HTML.
CANopen expert, Modbus, HART, Profibus
25.09.19 - 26.09.19
Radisson Blu Caledonien Hotel
Vestre Strandgate 7
4610 Kristiansand, Norway
- NFEA Company member NOK 7 000,-
- NFEA Personal member NOK 7 000,-
- NFEA Education member NOK 4 000,-
- Education Non member NOK 5 000,-
- Non member NOK 9 000,-
Dinner on September 25th:
NFEA will arrange a dinner at ”Christiansholm Festning”. Price: NOK 850. We hope you will attend this social gathering. Sign up for the dinner latest within 13th of September. Address for dinner venue: Østre Strandgate 52 B.
We have reserved some rooms at Caledonien Hotel. Booking link HERE. Booking deadline: 4th of September.
Rooms that’s not reserved within the booking deadline will be released.
Guests can book rooms according to this agreement after the deadline upon availability for the same room category. Rooms are not guaranteed for late arrival.
Exhibition / logo
Exhibitors are fully booked!
Exhibition inclusive 1 participant:
- Members NOK 12 000,-
- Non members NOK 14 000,-
Exhibition incl. logo and 1 participant
- Company member NOK 16 000,-
- Non member NOK 18 000,-
Exhibitions: max 3 m. length
Logo in the program:
- Members NOK 5 000,-
- Non members NOK 7 500,
Exhibitors can rig up stand from Wednesday at 08:00. Exhibition will be located in mingle area outside the conference hall. Exhibitions includes table, chair, power outlet and tablecloths.
Committee Leader Bjørn Haavengen – TechnipFMC
Daniel Abicht – Equinor ASA
Lars Kristian Asbjørnsen – AS Norske Shell
Endre Brekke – Siemens AS
Gjermund Mathisen – Lundin Norway AS
Asmund Mæland – ABB
Einar Winther-Larssen – Aker Solutions AS
Tonje Olsen – NFEA
Karin Sundsvik – NFEA
Cancellation later than three weeks before the conference will be charged with a fee of NOK 2.000,-.
Cancellation later than one week will be charged with the full fee.
Cancellation needs to be notified in writing to be valid.
Membership in NFEA:
Company member from NOK 5 000,-
Personal member NOK 500,-
Education/research companies NOK 5 000,-
Students are free of charge.
NFEA is not responsible for expenses participants may have in connection with the conference due to unforeseen events like flight cancellations etc.
The program is subject to change.