Oslo Section


  • Dinner Meeting: Materials for Plugging and Abandonment - Past and Future

    Thursday, February 21, 2019, 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM CET
    SPE Oslo February 2019 Speaker : Arild Saasen  Abstract: The subject of his presentation is materials for permanent plugging and abandonment of wells. His presentation includes materials that has been applied throughout the last decades and materials that is being focus area in R&D projects at the moment. He will cover both field experience and large scale experimental results. In the presentation he will also describe materials used in the old pyramids and applications used towards atomic weapons, the focus however is towards materials more common for usage in current plug and abandonment techniques. Speaker Bio:  Arild Saasen works as a professor in Petroleum Engineering at University of Stavanger and as a Senior Advisor for PRORES FM AS, JAGTECH AS and for Alkas Atlantic AS. He has more than 30 years’ experience in the petroleum industry. Previously, he has had the positions as Technology Advisor for Det Norske Oljeselskap ASA (now named AkerBP), a specialist in drilling and well fluid technology for Statoil (now named Equinor) and research scientist for Rogalandsforskning (now named NORCE). He has published or co-authored more than 270 scientific and technical papers; around one third of them being SPE papers and publications. His education includes a MSc in applied mathematics from the University of Oslo, and a PhD in rheology from the Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby. He has been awarded two international awards: The Carl Klason Rheology award in 2012, and the SPE North Sea Region Drilling Engineering Award in 2018. He has also acted as an SPE Distinguished Lecturer in the term 2014-15. Currently, he is an associated editor of the SPE Journal.

  • SPE Workshop: Innovative Arctic Technologies (Harstad)

    Wednesday, March 20 - Thursday, March 21, 2019
    This year’s title: Petroleum Engineering workshop, exploration, development and production in Norway A high-quality SPE event with a solid base of top performers showcasing their latest achievements, followed by four technology sessions focusing on drilling, scale, exploration to development, IOR and production. "Technology forum about the Arctic in the Arctic" has always been the slogan of the SPE Northern Norway Workshop. In March 2019, this two-day biannual workshop will raise the stakes, broaden the scope, and showcase all the latest success in the region.
    Harstad, Norway

  • Using Downhole Fiber Optic Temperature Sensing Technology to Monitor, Control and Improve Well Perfo

    Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM CET
    ​ Distinguised Lecturer Topic: ​Using Downhole Fiber Optic Temperature Sensing Technology to Monitor, Control and Improve Well Performance Lecturer: Ding Zhu More info will come..