The Offshore Arctic under Lower Oil Prices

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The Offshore Arctic under Lower Oil Prices

A Technology R & D workshop hosted by

International Energy Agency (IEA) Gas & Oil Technology (GOT) Collaboration Programme – at the Arctic Frontiers conference (

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Welcome and Introduction to IEA GOT and Symposium Context

  • Jostein Dahl Karlsen, Chair, GOT Technology Collaboration Programme

Overall Panorama

  • Russia’s Oil Production: Understanding the Current Boom and its Implications. Marc-Antoine Eyl Mazzegga, Russia Programme Manager, IEA Secretariat, Paris

Governments’ Perspectives
Moderator: Siri Helle Friedemann, Director, department for petroleum, Norwegian Research Council

  • Collaboration in Barents Sea Strategy of the Petroleum Safety Authority of Norway, Arctic R & D focus. Sigurd Jacobsen, Principal Engineer, Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PTIL)

  • Perspective on Oil and Gas Resources and Activities in the Norwegian Sector of the Barents Sea – Key Technology Challenges. Stig-Morten Knutsen, Assistant Director General, Norwegian Petroleum Directorate

Thursday, 26 January 2017

Regional and Global Arctic Developments – Key Players’ Perspectives

Technology Challenges Related to Value Creation, Cost and License to Operate

Moderator: Morten Wiencke, GOT Operating Agent

  • The Barents Sea – Vulnerable and Resilient. Salve Dahle, CEO Akvaplan-Niva, and Gennady Matishov, CEO Murmansk Marine Biological Institute

  • Alta Gotha: A Field Development for the Offshore Arctic. Karl-Petter Løken, Project Development Manager, Lundin

The Scientific Basis, Data Sources, Technology R & D & Solutions for Arctic Development

Moderator: Bengt Lie Hansen, Chairman of the Board, Arctic Terminal & Transportation

  • Gas to Market: Overcoming the Distance from Remote Production, Petter Nekså, Chief Scientist, SINTEF Energy

Panel Discussion – Way Forward on Arctic Technology Innovation

Siri Helle Friedemann, Director, Norwegian Research Council; Gunnar Lille, Director, OG21; Jostein Mykletun, Collaborative Partner (Burson-Marsteller) & former Norwegian High North/Arctic Ambassador; Alfred Hanssen, Professor and Director, ARCEx; Bengt Lie Hansen, Chairman of the Board, Arctic Terminal & Transportation.

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