CANCELLED: Subsea Controls 2020

25.11.20 - 26.11.20

The annual conference on subsea technology!


From Innovation to Project delivery | New Solutions | Panel discussion: Standardization vs. Innovation | Brownfield & Tie – Ins | Monitoring of subsea electrical equipment

Also this year the conference will aim for an international audience. We are looking forward to seeing both new and previous participants in Kristiansand – «the capitol of South Norway».

Program (the program is subject to change)

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  • 09:00


  • 09:50


    Karin Sundsvik, NFEA

  • 10:00

    COVID-19 effects on the subsea development agenda

    Fredrik Ellekjær, Rystad Energi

  • 10:30

    Regulation and the development of subsea technology

    Asbjørn Ueland, Petroleum Safety Authority Norway

  • 10:45

    Safety 4.0 - Demonstrating safety of novel subsea technologies

    Tore Myhrvold, DNV GL AS

  • 11:00


  • 11:30


    Trond Bertmand, Equinor ASA

  • 12:00

    Vectus from innovation to project title: NCS2017+ Global delivery control supplies Aker Solutions AS

    Madava Vithanage, Product Manager Vectus & Dan Lindblom, Control System Lead Johan Castberg

  • 12:30

    800 Series system

    Przemyslaw Wolosowski, TFMC

  • 13:00


  • 13:45


    TBA (Siemens/Aker)

  • 14:15

    Engineering efficiency with MDIS

    Geir Lund, ABB AS

  • 14:45


    Bjørn Ove Skjeie, Franatec

  • 15:15

    Condition monitoring

    Maximilian Georg Schuberth, Equinor ASA

  • 15:45


  • 16:15

    TRL 4 qualification test in the hyperbaric chamber of a new generation of self- contained subsea valve actuators with field-proven safety springs

    Dr. A. Orth, Bosch Rexroth

  • 16:45

    What will happen to data beyond MDIS and OPC UA?

    Hans-Bjarne Claussen, ABB AS

  • 17:15


  • 17:30-18:15

    Panel discussion: Standardization vs. Innovation | Chair: Einar Winther-Larssen, Aker Solutions AS

    Participants: Daniel Abicht – Equinor ASA | Rory Mackenzie – Total E&P | Ray Flemming – BP ltd | Øyvind Rokne – TechnipFMC

  • 19:00

    Attendance at reception for a common walk to Christiansholm Fortress

  • 19:15


    Christiansholm Fortress | Adress: Østre Strandgate 52B

  • 09:00

    Ormen Lange – Control of Subsea Compression

    Jan Olav Hallset, AS Norske Shell & Gunnar Gamlem, One Subsea

  • 09:30

    Subsea Compression, moving the game forward - Jansz

    Derek Massie, Aker Solutions & Elankumaran Arulliah, Chevron

  • 10:00

    Low cost Subsea Tie-Ins

    TBA, Equinor ASA

  • 10:30


  • 11:00

    Subsea Topside control system Life expansion for more than 20+

    TBA, Siemens AS

  • 11:30

    Leveraging Adjacent Industry Technologies To Improve Subsea Controls Costs And Availability

    Tony Pincombe, Baker Hughes

  • 12:00


  • 13:00

    Locate subsea faults never found before using the C-Kore Subsea TDR

    Mats Ekstrøm, C-Kore

  • 13:30

    Catastrophic Electrical Failures in Long Umbilicals

    Neil Douglas, Viper Innovations

  • 14:00

    Gaining More “Control” with Flying Leads

    Justin Kretschmar, Teledyne Marine

  • 14:30

    End of conference

Practical information


25.11.20 - 26.11.20


Radisson Blu Caledonien Hotel
Vestre Strandgate 7
4610 Kristiansand, Norway

Participation fee

  • Company member NOK kr. 7 000,-
  • Personal member NOK kr. 7 000,-
  • Education member NOK kr. 4 000,-
  • Education Non member NOK kr. 5 000,-
  • Non member NOK kr. 9 000,-

Cancellation later than three weeks before the conference will be charged with a fee of NOK 2.000,-. Cancellation later than 10 days will be charged with the
full fee. Cancellation needs to be notified in writing to be valid.

If we need to cancel due to Covid-19, all participants will be informed via email, and we will not charge any participation fee!

Press participates free of charge including lunch. If attendanding dinner a fee will be charged. Sign up by email:


NFEA will arrange a dinner at ”Christiansholm Festning”. Price for attending dinner is NOK 900,-



We have reserved some rooms at Caledonien Hotel.
Rooms can be booked by phone 38 11 21 00 or by mail to: within 6th of November. 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

Exhibition incl. 1 participant:

  • Members NOK kr. 12 000,-
  • Non members NOK kr. 14 000,-

Exhibition incl. logo and 1 participant:

  • Company member NOK kr. 16 000,-
  • Non member NOK kr. 18 000,-

Exhibitions can not be bigger than 3 x 2 meters! Exhibitors can rig up stand from Wednesday at 08:00

Logo on event-page:

  • Members NOK kr. 5000,-
  • Non members NOK kr. 7500,

Program Committee

  • Daniel Abicht – Equinor ASA (Committee Leader)
  • Bjørn Haavengen – TechnipFMC
  • Endre Brekke – Siemens AS
  • Lars Kristian Asbjørnsen – AS Norske Shell
  • Gjermund Mathisen – Lundin Norway AS
  • Asmund Mæland – ABB AS
  • Einar Winther-Larssen – Aker Solutions
  • Tonje Olsen – NFEA
  • Karin Sundsvik – NFEA

Other information

Language: If possible prepare the written presentations in English. Each individual speaker may decide whether they wish to speak Norwegian or English, however the preferred language is English.

Presentations: A link to the presentations which we are allowed to publish will be sent to participants after the conference.

NFEA is not responsible for expenses participants may have in connection with the conference due to unforeseen events like flight cancellations etc.

If we need to cancel due to Covid-19, all participants will be informed by email, and we will not charge any participation fee!


As an organizer, NFEA is concerned that you shall feel safe at our conferences. In collaboration with the hotel, we follow the authority’s guidelines for infection control.

1 meter rule
The premises we use are of such a size that the distance requirement (1 meter rule) can be taken care of  throughout the event.

Follow-up of participants
Prior to start-up, participants are informed of current infection control measures. You can not attend the event if you are in quarantine due to travel from countries marked «red» by the health authorities or if you have symptoms of illness.

Limit the use of public transportation to and from the event where possible.

As an organizer, we always have an overview of who is present at the event to be able to assist the authorities in any infection detection.

Information and assistance
Information about current infection control measures is given orally at the hotel, as well as via posters and labeling.

NFEA have a necessary number of hosts present to be able to take care of recommended infection control measures and assist our participants when needed.