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The premier international conference for personnel working with technology developments and offshore survey operations in the oil and gas industry.

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Conference objectives

The event is for interested parties to find out and keep up to date with the latest technological developments, ongoing projects as well as experiences from survey and marine operations. The conference is well known for its informal format and is held in a relaxed atmosphere at Dr Holms Hotel in Geilo.

Besides the technical presentations there is allocated time for Q&A as well as breaks between the sessions excellent for discussions and networking.

Sharing experiences across companies is one of the most important parts of the event and of great value for future projects.

Program sessions for 2017 is as follow:

  • Big Data
  • Project Experiences
  • Renewable Industry
  • Survey Experiences
  • Technology Updates

The speakers

The Committee is happy to present a strong program with a mix of presentations from key players in the industry and a diversity in speakers and companies. Senior key personnel from companies will present their latest news, both on technology developments as well as project and offshore experiences.

The delegates

The industry is represented by a variety of central companies and by key personnel from operators, researchers, vendors and survey companies. The conference aims to gather the leading technical and commercial operators in the marine segment of the oil and gas industry.

The delegate number is limited to 150. First come first serve basis.

Dont miss this unique opportunity to meet colleagues, be updated and keep your network warm in the informal atmosphere at Dr Holms Hotel

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Wednesday 8 February 2017





Chairman Jan Arvid Ingulfsen, SWIRE Seabed, Norway


Key Note - The challenges in the oil and gas industy and the Barents Sea potentials

Tommy Hansen, Director, Communications and Public Relations, Norwegian Oil&Gas Association

Big Data

Chair Jan Arvid Ingulfsen Swire Seabed and Fiona Steward, Hi-Res Subsea Services


Data management. It’s no longer about charts and maps only - it’s now all about data and data access

Helge Prestrud Astad, Statnett, Norway


Big Data driving forward Coastal Management

Al Rumson, University of Cranfield, UK




Extending life of subsea assets

Pawel Michalak, Fugro Roames



Sound velocity profile interpolation in space and time

-a way to overcome one of the nightmares of multi-beam processing?

Sven Rømer, The Norwegian Mapping Authority, Norway


Ocean modelling at NIVA

André Staalstrøm, Norwegian Institute for Water Research, NIVA, Norway



Project Experiences

Chair: Tor Arne Paulsen, Deep Ocean and Therese Mathisen, Fugro


Trenching - Performance and field experience of the SCAR tools

  • experiences from various projects including testing in the Moray Firth
  • renewable projects in the UK and Baltic

Michael Wilson, Ecosse, UK


The Bjørnafjorden Bridge - The concepts and the evaluation process

Mazhar Muhammad Adeel, The Norwegian Public Roads Administration, Norway


Geophysical Survey results from Bjørnafjorden

– an attempt to summarize 770 km of Sub-bottom data inan 18km2 area

Elise Søyland, DOF Subsea, Norway




Case Bjørnafjorden - Multi Beam Echosounder data and Sub Bottom Profiler equipment challenge

Fabio Santi, DOF Subsea, Norway


Exploitation technologies for marine minerals on the extended

Norwegian Continental Shelf - The MarMine project

Fredrik Søreide, The Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU, Norway


End of day one


Dinner in the hotel restaurant

Thursday 9 February 2017

Renewable Industry

Chair: Fiona Steward, Hi-Res Subsea Services Ltd and Sigve Halvorsen, Aker BP


Subsea Hazards – Operating Jack‐Up Units in the Offshore Renewables Industry

Axel W. Wathne, Fred. Olsen Windcarrier , Norway


Dong experiences and how we use the data

Simon Hviid, Dong Energy, Denmark


Shaping the future of energy – Statoil’s New Energy Solutions seeking new survey solutions

Oriana Parisi, Statoil ASA, Norway



Survey Experiences

Chair: Fiona Steward, Hi-Res Subsea Services Ltd and Sigve Halvorsen, Aker BP


Target detection experiences on a cable route survey

Chris Cooper, Nexans and Julian Bell, DOF Subsea, Norway


Dynamically positioned high-resolution subsea laser: a cost effective one stop

shop’ for offshore survey operations, including contactless metrology and IMR tasks

Mark Lawrence, Stuart Leather, ADUS DeepOcean


Subsea Vehicle Choice for Pipeline Inspection and Seabed Mapping

Paul Raistrick, Statoil ASA, Norway



Survey Experiences continues…

Chair: Ole Petter Hobberstad, Statnett and Jan Arvid Ingulfsen, Swire Seabed


Life of Field Seismic (LOFS) – Positioning and Survey Issues

Peter Canter and Peder Solheim, Geograf, Norway


Utilizing the AUV Platform for Near Shore UXO Survey

Timothy Frances Taylor and RB Havens, Tiburon Subsea Services Incorporated



New Technology

Chair: Ole Petter Hobberstad, Statnett and Jan Arvid Ingulfsen, Swire Seabed


Mining your Optical Image Data

Michael Flynn, Cathx Ocean, UK


Burial Depth Determination of Pipelines and Cables Using Acoustics

  • Requirements, Issues and Strategies

Jens Wunderlich, Innomar, Germany, Jan Arvid Ingulfsen, SWIRE, Norway


Field Experience: Depth of Burial Surveys with Pangeo SBI and Orion System

Nils Ingvarson, MMT, Sverige


How did it all start and where do we go?

Thoughts from two experienced men, who has been in the business for ever

Jan Erik Rygh og Arne Indreeide


End of day two




Conference dinner

Friday 10 February 2017

Technology continious

Chair: Therese Mathisen, Fugro and Tor Arne Paulsen, Deep Ocean


Benefits of Using Combined Bathymetry and Side Scan Sonar in Shallow Water Surveys

Nick Lawrence, Edgetech, UK


SWIRE Seabed - Ocean infinity – The concept

Arvid Pettersen, SWIRE Seabed, Norway


Eelume - The Next Evolution in Underwater Robotics

Richard Mills, Kongsberg Maritime, UK


End of conference


Train to Bergen


Bus departure for Gardermoen airport

ETA 1430

Tekna and the program committee encourage professionals in the business to submit abstract within topics related to management of produced water in the oil and gas industry. We are looking for abstracts on technology developments, experiences from tests, field experiences, applicability, standards, current research projects, JIPs and revolutionary ideas related to survey activities. We are looking for abstracts from operators, governmental bodies, research institutions, contractors and manufacturers.

Abstract guidelines: Abstract title should not be too long and should indicate clearly the nature of the abstract.

Abstract text should describe work, what is new, has been lab tested or field tested, where can it be implemented (applications) and the benefits.

References are not required, but can be included.

Affiliation: Add and assign the affiliation of all co-authors if any

Abstract should contain max 500 words. Send it to or link on this website.

Sigve Halvorsen, Aker BP
Ole Petter Hobberstad, Statnett
Jan Arvid Ingulfsen, Swire Seabed
Therese Mathiesen, Fugro Survey
Tor Arne Paulsen, Deep Ocean
Fiona Stewart, Hi-Res Subsea Services, UK


The event gathers delegates from a wide range of relevant companies working in the survey business. It is an excellent opportunity to meet the players for formal and informal discussions.

Price NOK 15 000,- exclusive VAT,  in addition to the delegate fee Include 2,5 m exhibition floor space.

The above price is in addition to the  delegate fee.

If questions contact or + 47 93259551

Regular fee NOK  8500,-

Members NOK 7500,-


Cancellations before 16 January is subject to a fee of NOK 500.
Between 16 - 31 February the fee will be NOK 4250,-
Cancellation made from 1 February: Full fee will be charged.
Written cancellations only.


There are no organized transport to Geilo. Trains from Oslo and Bergen to Geilo several times during the day. Train schedules see

On Friday 10 February there is a coach organized by Tekna for Oslo airport Gardermoen leaving 1130.

Those who plan to take the train to Oslo before end of conference are welcome to ride with the coach to Gardermoen and then take the train to Oslo, Lysaker and Asker.
Price NOK 450,-

Lise Olaussen, Project manager
+47 93259551

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