Subsea Controls 2023

25.10.23 - 26.10.23


Subsea Controls 2023 follows up earlier years topics about controls and power distribution technologies enabling future developments in the energy industry. We will also include presentations from the new energy domain to bridge the subsea technology with innovation into new markets. Subsea technology has for decades provided robust, compact and energy efficient solutions to the Oil and Gas industry. Our professionals are enthusiastic about sharing experience and adapting to the future energy needs.

Do not miss the opportunity to meet, mingle, and discuss with key stakeholders and experts in the industry. The Subsea Control conference is the most relevant arena for social and professional networking. Knowledge and lessons learned are shared between the most influential subsea controls and power distribution experts in the world. You are invited to shape and ensure that this conference is a success.

With this year Subsea-conference, NFEA intend to support and strengthen this optimism. Traditionally, NFEA intends to be an arena for presenting competitive solutions covering the entire value chain from operators to product developers.

Welcome to Kristiansand for two days of exciting technological input! Allthoug: October 24th, that is the evening before the conference, you are welcome to join a Light Ice Breaker. This pre-event will take place in the exhibitors area, and is sponsored by Teledyne Marine. All you need to do is register for the conference and tick the box that you are participating at the Light Ice Breaker. It will take place in the exhibition area and provide good opportunities for mingling.

Take a look at NFEAs complete event overview

Program (the program is subject to change)

  • 08:00-16:00

    B2B Meetings

    We have made a reservation for 4 meeting rooms that companies can rent to hold B2B meetings. The meeting rooms (8-10 persons) are available October 24th from 08:00-16:00. For prices, info & registration, please contact

  • 16:00

    Exhibitors Rigg Time

    The exhibitors can start rigging their exhibitions!

  • 18:00-20:30

    The Light Ice Breaker opens!

    The evening before the conference you are welcome to join a Light Ice Breaker. This pre-event will take place in the exhibitors area.
    (NB! remember to register in advance both for the Light Ice Breaker and the conference)

    This Event is sponsored by: Teledyne Marine

  • 09:00


  • 09:50


    Karin Sundsvik | NFEA

  • 10:00

    The energy transition requires massive investments on the scale of the industrial revolution. What are the consequences and what is Industry Capital Partners approach to this challenge

    Dag Løtveit | Industry Capital Partners

  • 10:30

    Presents existing and future environmental requirements and performance verification

    Valborg Øverland Birkenes | Offshore Norge
    Rune Martinussen | Equinor ASA

  • 11:00

    Break - Meet companies in the exhibition area for networking and mingling

  • Session


    Chair: Bjørn Haavengen | TechnipFMC

  • 11:30

    Obsolescence management, processes and experiences

    Bjørn Haavengen | TechnipFMC

  • Session

    Advanced Analytics and control applications

    Chair: Asmund Mæland | ABB AS

  • 12:00

    Automating subsea production – recent experiences and possibilities

    Kjetil Skjønneberg | ABB AS
    Jørgen B. Jensen | ABB AS

  • 12:30


  • 13:30

    OneSubsea’s Cloud and Edge Computing Platform

    Ulrich Kleine | OneSubsea GmbH
    Andreas Skau Woldsdal | OneSubsea GmbH

  • 14:00

    Break - Meet companies in the exhibition area for networking and mingling

  • 14:30

    Intelligent Subsea Controls as the foundation for automated production

    Nathan Barry | Baker Hughes Energy Technology UK Ltd

  • Session


    Chair: Rune Martinussen | Equinor ASA

  • 15:00

    From design specifications to SCD / AML and to finished SCU application

    Erik Berg | ABB AS

  • 15:30

    Break with Afternoon snacks - Meet companies in the exhibition area for networking and mingling

  • 16:00

    Presentation of the final result Safety 4.0

    Meine van der Meulen | DNV AS

  • 16:30

    Ormen Lange Phase 3- MDIS Lesson Learned

    Jan-Olav Hallset | AS Norske Shell
    Jørn Oppedal | OneSubsea Processing AS

  • 17:00

    End of Day 1

  • 19:00

    Conference dinner at the hotel in “Caledonien Hall”

  • Session


    Chair: Endre Brekke | Siemens Energy AS

  • 08:30

    The exhibition area opens. Meet companies in the exhibition area for networking and mingling

  • 09:00

    Technology Development for Efficient Underwater Autonomous Inspection and Intervention Robotics

    Martin Ludvigsen | AUR lab (Applied Underwater Laboratory)


  • 09:30

    Subsea Ultrasonic Flowmeter for gas, Liquid and CCS

    Erlend Bjørndal | OneSubsea Processing AS

  • 10:00

    Break - Meet companies in the exhibition area for networking and mingling

  • 10:30

    Subsea desalination brings sustainable freshwater from the deep

    Erlend Mjaavatten | FSubsea AS

  • Session

    New Technology

    Chair: Bjørn Haavengen | TechnipFMC

  • 11:00

    Subsea Wireless Network for Underwater Intervention Drones (including SWiG)”

    Eric John Root | Equinor ASA

  • 11:30

    Autonomy for the Environment

    Brendan Hyland | Ocean Information Services Ltd (OISL)

  • 12:00


  • 13:00

    Sensor technology and utilization of data - Part 1

    Gjermund Mathisen | AkerBP
    Edgar Vorland | Siemens Energy AS

  • Session

    Sharing Data Cybersecurity

    Chair: Gjermund Mathisen | Aker BP ASA

  • 13:30

    Sensor technology and utilization of data Part 2

    Jens Abrahamsen| Naxys

  • 13:45

    SWiG & drone status

    Helge Sverre Eide | Subsea USB AS

  • 14:00

    Afternoon snack & End of Conference



Dag Løtveit | Director Investments | Industry Capital Partners

Dag Løtveit is responsible for investments at Industry Capital Partners (ICP).

Prior to joining ICP, Dag held various roles including Chief Strategist at Gabler Investments, CIO and Partner at Trient Asset Management, and conducted consultancy work for both public and private asset managers.

Previously, Dag served for 12 years at Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM), the asset manager of the Government Pension Fund Global of Norway, where he was Head of Fixed income and Head of Asset Allocation.

Prior to joining NBIM, Dag held various positions within the financial industry in both asset management and investment banking. Dag holds a Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH).

Bjørn Haavengen | R&D manager | TechnipFMC

Bjørn Haavengen is R&D manager in TechnipFMC Controls & Automation department.

He is also responsible for the Obsolescence Management in C&A. Bjørn has worked in TechnipFMC for 25 years and been involved in three generations of control systems development and maintenance. He is a member of the API 17F committee.

Ulrich Kleine | Engineering Product Manager | OneSubsea GmbH

Leading the Controls Automation Group for Subsea Production Controls in Celle/Germany.

Ulrich first trained as an electrical technician and then went on to study Automation Engineering at the University in Paderborn/FH Soest, Germany.

After he completed his diploma, he worked for several years as a development and support engineer for control and DCS systems.

During those years he designed automation systems for the pulp and paper industry, automotive industry as well as for the foundry and wood industry.

He started working for Cameron, now OneSubsea, in 2003 and over time has formed the Controls Automation group.

Ulrich worked on introducing functional safety management to Celle and in addition he pushed the MDIS interface as a standard in the Oil and Gas industry.

Andreas Skau Woldsdal | Process Engineer | OneSubsea GmbH

During my 9 years in OneSubsea, I have worked in the remote condition monitoring domain. Using remote access to data, I have helped clients with their assets in the field through direct support and through development of algorithms and applications in our condition monitoring solution Subsea Live. The last few years I have had a key role in the user experience of Subsea Live, functioning as the UX design lead for new developments.

Nathan Barry | Data Systems Product Management Leader | Baker Hughes Energy Technology UK Ltd

Nathan joined Baker Hughes in December 2022 as a Product Manager following 20-years in the Defence and Telecoms industries. He is now the Data Systems Product Management Leader responsible for the Baker Hughes portfolio of offshore controls solutions. His focus is on harnessing technology to realise user goals through customer-centred design.

Meine van der Meulen | Functional Safety Expert and AI researcher | DNV AS

Meine van der Meulen is functional safety expert and AI researcher in DNV’s Group Research and Development.

He is a member of the ISO/IEC committee on artificial intelligence and contributes to the development of DNV’s recommended practices covering the various aspects of artificial intelligence. His research interest is the use of artificial intelligence in safety and security applications.

Erlend Bjørndal | Principal Engineer Electronics and Reliability | OneSubsea Processing AS

Erlend Bjørndal works as an instrument and reliability engineer involved in product development and sustaining of flowmeters and sensing systems. He has been with the company for 16 years, and is responsible for electronics and for robustness testing. Previously he was a researcher at Christian Michelsen Research (CMR), and development engineer at several other companies within the field of electronics and sensors.

The presentation will focus on the design of a subsea ultrasonic flowmeter in collaboration with Equinor and Gassco and with support from the Norwegian Research Council under the DEMO2000 program.

The design and qualification program will be presented together with results from static testing and from flow testing.

Eric John Root | Subsea Engineer – UID Implementation Team | Equinor ASA

Eric Root works as a Subsea Engineer at Equinor and is based in Oslo, Norway.
Currently he sits in the Breidablikk project as well as Equinor’s Underwater Intervention Drone (UID) team.
He is responsible for implementing subsea infrastructure that will enable the use of Underwater Intervention Drones.
His aim is to find and implement standardized solutions that can be used across Equinor’s subsea assets as well as the subsea assets of other operators.

Eric’s presentation will focus on the implementation of underwater intervention drone infrastructure on the Breidablikk field, with focus on the technical successes and challenges, both subsea and topside.
The intention of his presentation is to spark discussion amongst subsea controls engineers and industry experts, and to identify future focus areas for subsea engineers and project teams looking to implement underwater intervention drone technology.

Brendan Hyland | Founder and Chairman | Ocean Information Services Ltd and SeabedDC Ltd.

Brendan Hyland is a serial entrepreneur with over 20 year’s experience in subsea wireless communications and computing.

He previously founded WFS Technologies, an innovator in subsea wireless communications,  Kymata Ltd, an innovator in planar optical communciations and SWIG, an industry collaboration established to define standards for subsea wireless communications.

Brendan has previously held positions with Autronica, Trondheim, PA Consulting, Cambridge,  and in the chemicals and defence industries. He has filed over 400 patent applications, holds a degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and an MBA.

Edgar Vorland | Senior Group Manager Electronics | Siemens Energy AS

The last 10 years Edgar Vorland has been overlooking Siemens Energy development of electronics and software for the range of Subsea Sensors.

Currently working on development of Siemens Energy new generation of Subsea Sensors, including implementation of smart features like integrated vibration measurements.

The lecture will focus on how to use new technology, like integrated accelerometers in subsea sensors, as an extra set of eyes and ears on what’s going on at the seabed without adding extra equipment. The lecture will also discuss how these data can be used and how to get information from several sensors to topside for trend analysis, changes, and early warnings.

Practical information


25.10.23 - 26.10.23


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. 10 000,-

Press participates for free! (*dinner is not included) Send email to for registration.


NFEA will arrange a conference dinner at the conference hotel. Price: NOK 1000 incl 2 beverages. We hope you will attend this social gathering. Sign up for the dinner latest within October 4th.


We have reserved some rooms at Hotel Caledonien

The rooms can be booked on tel. +4738112100 or
(Room prices: NOK 1345 per single room per night. NOK 1545 per double room per night)

Deadline for booking is October 1st 2023

Exhibition / logo

Book your exhibition by sending an email to

kr. 6 000,- (+ Participation fee)

Exhibition incl. logo on eventpage/in app etc:
kr. 10 000,- (+ Participation fee)

Maximum exhibition size: 3 meters width x 2 meters depth

Logo in the program:

  • Members kr. 6 000,-
  • Non members kr. 8 500,-

(Subject to changes)


Exhibitors can start rigging October 24th at 16:00. Light Ice Breaker starts in the exhibition area October 24th approx 18:00.

Program Committee

Bjørn Haavengen | TechnipFMC (Chair)
Zlatan Kobaslic | Aker Solutions AS
Per Birkeland | AS Norsk Shell
Rune Martinussen | Equinor ASA
Asmund Mæland | ABB AS
Endre Brekke | Siemens Energy AS
Gjermund Mathisen | Aker BP ASA
Tonje Olsen Benestad | NFEA
Karin Sundsvik | NFEA

Other information

B2B Meetings, October 24th:
We have made a reservation for 4 meeting rooms that companies can rent to hold B2B meetings. The meeting room (8-10 persons) are available October 24th from 08:00-16:00. Contact to make a reservation.

Light Ice Breaker, October 24th
The evening before the conference you are welcome to join a Light Ice Breaker. This event will take place in the exhibitors area, aprox 18:00. The Light Ice Breaker is sponsored by Teledyne Marine. Registration is required! Tick the box for participation when registering for the conference.

HERE you will find NFEAs Terms for cancellation and refund


The app is available in Appstore and Googleplay and it is named NFEA. Use the same email as you used to register for the conference to log in. In the App you`ll find list of participants, program, sponsors and eventually also PDF version of those lectures we are permitted to share. The same app will also apply if you participate at other NFEA conferences. List of participants: each participant can choose to hide their identity in the app.

The app for this event will be available aprox. 4 weeks before the event starts