Subsea Controls 2021

03.11.21 - 04.11.21

The annual conference on Subsea Technology!

Actors who work with subsea control systems are experiencing fewer large-scale green field projects and increased number of tie-in projects. They must comply with climate requirements, focus on simplification and standardization as well as great attention to overall cost reductions.

Operators and suppliers have therefore evaluated their processes and adapted their solutions to a new reality. The battle for projects has been tough and challenged established subsea control system solutions and products. However, this has helped to stimulate innovation to ensure both quality and performance of new equipment and systems.

To support the digitalization trend in the industry, a higher degree of automation is required. Subsea control and subsea power systems play a vital part in this arena and enable many new opportunities to meet the revised demands of the oil and gas industry. Furthermore, innovations in subsea intervention came to light, which provide new exciting opportunities in the borderland between field control and field operations.

Over the past years, we have seen a significantly increased activity level. With this year`s Subsea-conference, NFEA intend to support and strengthen this optimism.

The Subsea Controls 2021 program spans from themes like “From innovation to project delivery” to “Brownfield&Tie-Ins”.  And in this span, we look into “New solutions” available and focus more specifically on “Monitoring of subsea electrical equipment”.

We also give you an engaging panel discussion on Standardization vs. Innovation: How can we stimulate to new thinking and development of new technical solutions – and at the same time meet requirements on standards being followed?

Learn More: Take a look at NFEAs complete event overview

Program (the program is subject to change)

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  • 09:00


  • 10:00


    Karin Sundsvik, NFEA

  • 10:10

    COVID-19 effects on the subsea development agenda

    Henning Bjørvik, Vice President Energy Service Research, Rystad Energi

  • 10:45

    Safety 4.0 - Demonstrating safety of novel subsea technologies.

    Tore Myhrvold, DNV AS

  • 11:00


  • 11:30


    Trond Bertmand, Equinor ASA

  • 12:00

    Vectus from innovation to project title: NCS2017+ Global delivery

    Einar Winther-Larssen & Dan Lindblom, Aker Solutions AS

  • 12:30

    800 Series system, a new generation control system

    Przemyslaw Wolosowski, Technip FMC

  • 13:00


  • 13:45

    First full blown MDIS project alive and producing oil

    Odd Egil Lian, Siemens Energy & Martin Kristoffersen Falkheim, TechnipFMC

  • 14:15

    Engineering efficiency with MDIS

    Geir Lund, ABB

  • 14:45

    A new mindset for leak detection management as part of subsea production controls. “Observe – Analyze – Act” securing full control and fact based adequate response

    Michel Masson, CTO, Franatech

  • 15:15

    Distributed Acoustic Sensing

    Håkon Sunde Bakka, 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 & Øyvind Rokne | TechnipFMC & Jean-Christophe Bouvier | Total Energies, Jan van den Akker | OneSubsea GmbH & Jan Olav Hallset | AS Norske Shell

  • 19:00

    Attendance at reception for a common walk to Christiansholm Fortress

  • 19:15

    Conference dinner at Christiansholm Festning/Fortress

    (Adress: Østre Strandgate 52B)

  • 09:00

    Ormen Lange – Control of Subsea Compression

    Jan Olav Hallset, AS Norske Shell

  • 09:30

    Subsea Compression, moving the game forward - Jansz

    Rodrigo Lima, Aker Solutions AS & Elankumaran Arulliah, Chevron

  • 10:00

    Subsea control module quality and technology from an operator perspective - Reliability and technology performance status last 10 years

    Runar Østebø, Equinor ASA & Hans Petter Lohne, NORCE

  • 10:30


  • 11:00

    Subsea Topside control system Life expansion for more than 20+

    Frank Nolting, Siemens AG

  • 11:30

    Leveraging Adjacent Industry Technologies To Improve Subsea Controls Costs And Availability

    Alistar Mykura, Baker Hughes

  • 12:00


  • 13:00

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

    Cynthia Pikaar, C-Kore Systems Ltd

  • 13:30

    Catastrophic Electrical Failures in Long Umbilicals

    Neil Douglas, Viper Innovations

  • 14:00

    End of conference


Cynthia Pikaar | Sales Manager | C-Kore Systems

Cynthia is the sales manager for C-Kore Systems, a mechanical engineer with a background in the design of cables and umbilicals. Cynthia studied mechanical engineering in the United States and then at Masters level in the Netherlands. Before working for C-Kore, she worked on a variety of cable projects, initially designing cables and umbilicals then moving to more customer facing roles in project and sales management. Her current role leading the sales team at C-Kore allows her to bring years of experience with cables into the oil & gas world, understanding customers’ problems and translating these into effective monitoring solutions.

Henning Bjørvik | Vice President of Energy Service Research | Rystad Energy

Henning Bjørvik is Vice President of Energy Service Research at Rystad Energy. His primary focus is on the supply chain, with special focus on the subsea market – helping clients identify business opportunities, understanding market drivers and potential bottlenecks, assess the competitive landscape and market position, and more.

Prior to joining Rystad Energy, Henning has experience from both the operator side and the supply chain side of the industry, having spent several years in engineering, working both onshore and offshore. He holds a Master’s degree in Engineering from Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway, with visiting studies at University of California Berkeley, US, and Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea. Henning also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Norwegian University of science and Technology.

Michel Masson, Founder and CTO, Franatech Gmbh

Education: MSc Biology U Paris | MSc Oceanography U Marseille | MSc Computer Science U Paris | PhD Marine Science U Paris.

More than 20 years experience from research and development of underwater monitoring and detection systems.

Key points: Founder and CEO, Franatech Gmbh since 2006 | Founder and CEO, Capsum Technologies GmbH (1999-2005) | Group Manager at german national research center GKSS specialist for development of underwater gas detection system (1993-1999) | Expert with the French Navy for non-conventional underwater detection (1990-1993) | Numerous scientific publications, patents and scientific campaigns | Leading expert in underwater monitoring since 1990.

Practical information


03.11.21 - 04.11.21


Radisson Blu Caledonien Hotel
Vestre Strandgate 7
4610 Kristiansand

Participation fee

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


NFEA will arrange a dinner at ”Christiansholm Festning”. Price: NOK 900 incl 2 beverages. We hope you will attend this social
gathering. Sign up for the dinner latest within 20th of October.

Christianssand Artillerie Compagnie anno 1711 is host this evening and a separate bar will be set up with the possibility to buy drinks. The bar is open until 24:00 and they do accept cards.

At this time of the year, the «Fortress» is difficult to heat up, so we recommend that you bring suitable clothes.


We have reserved some rooms at Caledonien Hotel.Rooms can be booked by phone 38 11 21 00 or by mail to: within 18th of October. 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 in the conferencerooms outside the conference hall incl. table, chair, power outlet and tablecloths. Exhibitors can rig up stand from Wednesday at 08:00

Exhibition -inclusive 1 participant:

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

Exhibition incl. logo and 1 participant:

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

Logo in the program:

  • Members kr. 5 000,-
  • Non members kr. 7 500,

Program Committee

  • Daniel Abicht | Equinor ASA (Committee Leader)
  • Per Birkeland | AS Norske Shell
  • Endre Brekke | Siemens Energy
  • Bjørn Haavengen | TechnipFMC
  • Gjermund Mathisen | Lundin Energy
  • Asmund Mæland | ABB AS
  • Einar Winther-Larssen | Aker Solutions AS
  • Tonje Olsen | NFEA
  • Karin Sundsvik | NFEA

Other information

Covid-19 Infection Control

To provide the safest possible conference experience for all participants, we follow current requirements and measures related to infection control.

HERE you will find updated information about guidelines and rules for Kristiansand municipality.

HERE you will find further advice and official information from the National Institute of Public Health.

Some of our infection control measures at this event:

  • The room has high capacity and has enough physical space for all guests to comply with social distancing.
  • Routines for surface disinfection.
  • Hand wash / antibac stations.

If you are ill or suspect that you may be infected, do not attend the event.

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.