Oslo Section

  • Traditional Christmas Dinner 2016

    Dec 15, 5:30 PM - 11:30 PM (CET)
    Traditional Christmas Dinner Statoil New Energy Solutions – Opportunities in Energy Transition Stephen Bull, Senior Vice President, New Energy Solutions, Statoil Biography: Stephen Bull  is the Senior Vice President for Wind & Carbon Capture and Storage in Statoil’s New Energy Solutions business area. Statoil is active in offshore wind in Norway, the UK and Germany with clear ambitions for further growth, including the innovative Hywind floating wind concept. The company is also a global leader in offshore CO2 storage solutions. Bull started his career in JP Morgan, London as an equities analyst before joining Norsk Hydro and Statoil. With more than 18 years in the international energy industry, Bull has a broad background from oil trading, market analysis, risk management, business development and US shale oil and gas operations in Texas, Pennsylvania and North Dakota. Bull is a Board of Director at Renewable UK – the largest renewable industry association in the UK and regularly tweets about energy on @sbul_stephen. He studied economics and politics at the University of Portsmouth and London School of Economics, UK. Program outline: 17.30-18.00    Recepetion and ice breaker 18.30-19.30    Presentation with Q&A 19.30-23.00    Dinner and networking

  • SPE Distinguished Lecture: Human Factors in Barrier Thinking

    Apr 6, 5:30 PM - 10:30 PM (CET)
                          Ronald McLeod Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Human Factors in Barrier Thinking Abstract The oil and gas industry places great reliance on layers of defenses, or barrier thinking, to protect against process safe­ty incidents. Human performance continues to be the single most widely relied on barrier, whether as a defense in its own right, or in implementing, inspecting, maintaining, and sup­porting engineered defenses. Human error, in its many forms, also continues to be a significant threat to the reliability of engineered and organizational defenses. While approaches to developing and assuring layers-of-defenses strategies have become increasingly formalized and rigorous in recent years, many organizations struggle to know how to ensure that the human defenses they rely on are as robust as they reasonably can be when those strategies are developed and implemented. Drawing on the 2005 explosion and fire at the Buncefield (UK) fuel storage site as a case study, the presentation considers issues associated with the independence and effectiveness of human defenses. The key idea SPE members should take away from the lecture is that organizations can improve the strength of their human defenses by being clearer about exactly what it is they expect and intend of human performance to protect against threats. Biography: Ron McLeod is honorary professor of engineering psychology at Heriot-Watt University. He has more than 30 years’ experience as a human factors specialist and was Shell’s global discipline lead for human factors until March 2014. McLeod has been active in organizations including the UK National Advisory Committee on Human Factors, the Process Safety Leadership Group, the International Association of Oil and Gas Producers, SPE, and the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors. He has published in scientific journals and has authored or contributed to numerous technical standards and best-practice guides. McLeod’s first book, Designing for Human Reliability: Human Factors Engineer­ing in the Oil, Gas, and Process Industries, was published by Elsevier in 2015. He holds a BSc degree in psychology, an MSc degree in ergonomics, and a PhD in engineering and applied science. Program Outline: 17:30 – 18:00            Welcome and Reception 18:00 – 19:00            Technical Presentation and Q&A 19:00 – 22:00            Dinner and Networking
    OSLO, Norway

  • The Alta-Gotha Field development – Field Development in the Barents Sea

    May 31, 5:30 PM - 10:30 PM (CET)
    The Alta-Gotha Field development – Field Development in the Barents Sea Speaker: Dag Sigbjørn Mustad, Project Manager, Lundin Norway AS Dinner and refreshments will be served as well as a welcome drink as an icebreaker

  • Social Event with the 2017 SPE President

    Jun 14, 5:30 PM - 10:30 PM (CET)
    Janeen Judah is the 2017 President of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, seconded from Chevron. Her past Chevron leadership positions include general manager for Chevron’s Southern Africa business unit, based in Houston, Texas, president of Chevron Environmental Management Company and general manager of reservoir and production engineering for Chevron Energy Technology Company. Before joining Chevron, she worked for Texaco and ARCO in various upstream petroleum engineering positions, starting in Midland in 1981. Judah has held many SPE leadership positions, including SPE International Vice President Finance, on the Board as Director for the Gulf Coast North America Region and chairing both the Gulf Coast and Permian Basin sections. She was named a Distinguished Member of SPE in 2003 and received the Distinguished Service award in 2010. She started her SPE leadership as a student section officer at Texas A&M University. Judah holds BS and MS degrees in petroleum engineering from Texas A&M University, an MBA from the University of Texas of the Permian Basin and a JD from the University of Houston Law Center. Program outline is: 17:30 – 18:00      Reception and ice-breaker 18:00 – 19:00      A presentation by Janeen Judah 19:00 – 23:00      Dinner and networking
    OSLO, Norway

  • SPE Oslo 2017-2018 Season Kick-off Event

    Sep 6, 5:30 PM - 11:30 PM (CET)
    50 Years of The Oil Industry in Norway Ingvil Smines Tybring‐Gjedde State Secretary from the Olje- og energidepartement (Ministry of Petroleum and Energy) Program Outline 17:30 - 18:00 Reception and ice-breaker  18:00 - 19:15 Presentation  19:15 - 21:00 Dinner 21:00 - 23:00 Coffee and networking
    OSLO, Norway

  • SPE Oslo Social Event - The Men in Industry

    Sep 7, 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM (CET)
    ​ Social event and Petro Quiz! With the intense focus on ladies in the O&G industry, we, the professional women with the help of the SPE Oslo section, would like to invite our members and friends to a unique event which instead celebrates the professional men in the industry. The sponsor of the evening, Rock Flow Dynamics, offers the first drink for free. TIME: 7 September 5pm PLACE: Beer Palace, Aker Brygge, Oslo Registration is free for SPE Member plus one Friend. For more information on the occasion, please refer to The First, vol.2, page 6 (text from the Editors).

  • Dinner event: Exploration Chance of Success Predictions - Meanings, Perplexities and Impact

    Sep 21, 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM (CET)
    Dinner event: Exploration Chance of Success Predictions - Meanings, Perplexities and Impact Program Outline 17:30 - 18:00 Reception and ice-breaker  18:00 - 19:15 Presentation  19:15 - 21:00 Dinner 21:00 - 23:00 Coffee and networking SPE Oslo section would like to invite everyone interested in understanding the concepts of exploration chance of success predictions to come listen to Mr. Kunjan on the 21st September. “I’m hoping that my experiences gained from small, limited funds companies in the Aussie/ Australasian region provides the right masala mix for some of the companies operating in North Europe. Or I might find my curry offering too hot and spicy up North!!’ For more information , please refer to  The First, Volume 2, 2017 , p10 . http://connect.spe.org/oslo/thefirst
    Oslo, Norway

  • Geological Overview of The Barents Sea: Challenges and Prospect Predictions

    Nov 14, 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM (CET)
    Geological Overview of The Barents Sea:  Challenges and Prospect Predictions Tips for Data Interpretation: Where to Search for Oil and Why is the Drilling Success so Diverse? In total 3 Speakers with the following topics:   Exploration in the Barents Sea – “ups and downs”, where to go next? Dr Erik Henriksen , UiT The Arctic University of Norway/ Founder and Managing Director of Henriksen Maritime Consultancy AS Scientific Approaches in Exploration Strategy and HC Potential of the Barents Sea Dr Natalia Kukina,  Exploration Manager RN Nordic Oil/ Chief of Board of Directors at Dominik Oil Petroleum systems in the SW Barents Sea: diversity, opportunities and challenges. PhD Jon Halvard Pedersen,   Petroleum Systems Analyst, Lundin Norway The event will be held at Felix conference center (Aker Brygge, Oslo). These great lectures with be followed by a tasty Spanish tapas buffet dinner.
    Oslo, Norway

  • Traditional X-mas Dinner 2017

    Dec 7, 5:30 PM - 10:30 PM (CET)
    Traditional X-mas Dinner December 7th 2017 Topic:  Essential Prerequisites for Maximizing Success From Big Data Presenter: Muhammad Khakwani (Distinguished Lecturer) An Extra 45 Minutes Can Provide a World of Knowledge Program outline: 17.30-18.00    Recepetion and ice breaker 18.30-19.30    Presentation with Q&A 19.30-23.00    Dinner and networking The lecture will be followed by "Pinnekjøtt" dinner.    Please let us know if you have any restrictions. Abstract   Big Data is an emerging technology in Information Management that holds promising returns on investment, as it can provide advanced analytics capabilities. It is well suited for large enterprises, and when used properly, it can lead to breakthroughs in analytics, deriving information from data that was previously not possible. However, a Big Data project cannot be approached using traditional IT system design and methods. Its success relies on teamwork and collaboration among petroleum engineering subject matter experts, senior IT professionals, and data scientists. To ensure that Big Data initiatives do not deliver poor results or disappoint, Big Data projects require significant preparation, which dramatically increases the chances of success. This presentation provides practical information about how to get started and what to consider in your plan, and it gives useful tips and examples for planning and executing a Big Data project. At the end of the presentation, attendees will know what Big Data is, what it offers, how to plan such projects, what the roles and responsibilities are for the key project members, and how these projects should be implemented to benefit their organization. Big Data analytics offers enterprises a chance to move beyond simply gathering data to analyzing, mining, and correlating results for insights that translate into business solutions.   Biography Muhammad S. Khakwani is a Senior Information Systems Consultant and the leading Data Architect for Upstream data at Saudi Aramco. He has more than 25 years of experience in the IT industry working for large enterprises in Canada and the United States, and for the last 17 years in the Oil & Gas industry in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. He has in-depth expertise in database design as well as data management, standardization, and governance. He has designed and implemented data warehouse solutions, formulated Real-Time data strategies, and devised controls for Data Security for Saudi Aramco. His current responsibilities include designing and managing the Upstream enterprise data model, as well as strategizing and managing policies related to the corporate Upstream database necessary to meet changing business needs at Saudi Aramco. He has a BS from University of Western Ontario, and an MIS from Webster University.
    Oslo, Norway