Bergen, Norway 20 – 22 June, 2017

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Nils Arne Sølvik, Chair UTC 2017 Program Committee/ President, OneSubsea Processing Systems

Nils Arne Sølvik_breddeNils Arne graduated as a Master of Science in Electrical Power Engineering from the Norwegian Institute of Technology (NTH) in 1991. He started his career as a Consultant with Norwegian Contractors in the area of large concrete platforms, such as Sleipner, Draugen, Troll A and Heidrun. In 1994 he joined ABB as a Technical Trainee and after several periods with different ABB companies he joined ABB Corporate Research and became involved in subsea processing and power distribution development programs. In 1997 he joined ABB Offshore Technology AS as Project Manager and later Department Manager before he went on to become Sales Manager, Subsea Processing for ABB Offshore Systems Inc. in Houston from 2001. In 2003 he joined Framo Engineering AS and now holds the position as President Processing, OneSubsea.


Mathias Owe, Deputy Chair UTC 2017 Program Committee/ SURF & Technical Delivery Manager, A/S Norske Shell

mathias-owe-2Mathias Owe holds a Master of Management from the Norwegian School of Management and an MSc in Mechanical Engineering/Oil Production from the Norwegian Institute of Technology. He has 30 years of international experience from the oil and gas industry and has been Project Manager for large and complex Subsea EPC(I) development projects. He has led opportunities/projects through all its phases from Project Pre-qualification, Technology qualifications, Studies, FEED, Tender, Execution, Installation, Start-up and Service in Operation. Mathias has held positions as Project Manager for Ormen Lange Infield Compression Project and Ormen Lange Subsea Compression Pilot Project, and has been Technical Manager for Ormen Lange Subsea Systems. His previous work also include ABB Vetco Gray & GE Vetco Gray as Project Manager for the subsea development projects:  Chevron – Gorgon & Janz, Statoil – Snøhvit, ExxonMobil – Balder and Ringhorne. Before this he has held positions as Engineering Manager and Operations Manager.

Knut Rongve, Global Product Manager for Subsea, ABB

Knut graduated as Master of Science in Electrical Power Engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in 2003. He joined ABB in 2006 as Project Engineer for Oil, Gas and Petrochemicals in Norway. He has held various technical and management positions within the organization. Knut is currently leading ABB’s Subsea Growth Initiative and the overall activities within subsea, including Global Product Manager for Subsea, on behalf of the ABB BU OGC

Terje Clausen, Business Development/Global Account Director , Subsea 7

16186 clausen-004Terje holds an MSc in Marine Technology from the Norwegian Institute of Technology (NTNU), specializing in Marine Hydrodynamics and Marine Operations. He has over 20 years experience within the offshore industry, within marine operations, pipelines, mooring, deepwater risers systems and field development. The last 10 years he has held several management roles in Subsea 7 within Technology & Business Development. He was previously employed by Aker, DNV, Global Maritime and Brown & Root.


Per Christian Eriksen, Head of Subsea Assets Services Development, Aker Solutions

Per Christian Eriksen240Per Christian holds more than 15 years of experience in the industry and has been part of Aker Solutions since 2002, with experience from the full value chain within subsea. His journey in Aker Solutions includes life as an expat in Houston and Angola, and holder of several managerial positions including; Head of Subsea Business Development for Africa and VP Subsea Technology Strategy. Currently he is heading the development of new services related to the subsea installed assets. Per Christian holds an MSc in Petroleum Engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.


Martin Dove, Subsea Operations Manager, Major Project Operations, Global Operations, BP

Martin Dove_BPMartin Dove holds the position of Project Director in the GOO Subsea Production team, and is based in BPs Sunbury offices. Martin has responsibility for ensuring that subsea operational experience input is provided to the BP projects organisation ‘GPO’, assuring subsea operational readiness and start-up efficiency on major subsea projects and facilitating the common process implementation for smaller subsea projects across the Regions. Martin joined BP in 1988, working most recently as the Subsea Production Operations Manager in Norway. Prior to this Martin has worked as the Subsea Team Leader for Greater Plutonio in Angola where he set up the subsea operations organisation and led the team through start-up into operations. Earlier in his career Martin has undertaken subsea and facilities roles in Azerbaijan, Aberdeen, Sullom Voe, Southern North Sea and Grangemouth. Martin has an M.Eng from London University in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering.


Tonje Dahl, Marketing & Communications Manager, ClampOn

Tonje Dahl_til webTonje has been with ClampOn since 1997 and has been a vital part of the company’s marketing strategies and activities. She graduated from the University of Stavanger with a bachelor degree in business administration, with a specialization in export marketing. Tonje has been a volunteer on the Board of SPE Bergen Section for several years and has just concluded a two year position as Chairman of the section.  Over the years, she has gained extensive knowledge of instrumentation, and subsea instrumentation in particular.


Marie Bueie Holstad, Department Manager Process Monitoring and Head of Oil and Gas, Christian Michelsen Research(CMR)
Marie Bueie HolstadMarie graduated as Dr. Scient in industrial instrumentation from the University of Bergen in 2004. She started working as a development phycisist for Tracerco, supplier of measurement systems and diagnostics services for subsea and topside offshore industries. Marie has been working for Christian Michelsen Research AS for the last 10 years, mainly focusing on measurement technology R&D for the oil and gas sector, including subsea measurement concepts and studies . Marie currently heads the CMR Process Monitoring Department and the market activities towards the oil and gas sector.


Bård Espelid, Head of Department, DNV GL

Bård Espelid_240Bård Espelid holds an MSc in electrochemistry from the Norwegian Institute of Technology (NTNU). He has been working for DNV GL within materials technology and integrity management for the last 32 years. Today he holds a position as business development leader within “Subsea and Wells”. In DNV GL he also held the role as customer service manager for some prioritized customers. Over the last years Espelid has been especially involved in DNV GL services related to re-certification of well control equipment. Bård Espelid is an active member of different national and international corrosion societies.


Tom Eddy Johansen, Senior Chief Engineer, TechnipFMC 

Tom Eddy Johansen_180Tom Eddy has been working in the subsea business since he graduated in 1982 and with FMC Technologies for more than 25 years.  He is a mechanical engineer and with a degree in marine/offshore engineering.  Tom Eddy has worked in most of the product lines within the subsea business and in the last 15 years as engineering manager and chief engineer in several major international subsea development projects for various customers.


Hans Kristian Sundt, Product Manager Subsea Boosting & Compression, GE Oil & Gas

Hans Chr Sundt_ GEHans Kristian graduated from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in 2000 with an MSc in Chemical Engineering. He has more than 10 years of experience within technology development and sales in the oil and gas industry. He started his career as a topside process engineer and has since followed new products from the initial idea, through the development and finally to the market. In 2008 he left dry land and joined the subsea community. Hans Kristian currently works with GE Oil & Gas as Product Manager for Subsea Processing.


Rolf Røssland, Managing Director, NUI

Rolf Røssland has been Managing Director for NUI AS since 2014. NUI is a Company that provides the subsea industry with a great diversity of products and services, ranging from advanced research, hyperbaric contingency and performance testing to engineering, training, consultancy services and pressure/equipment testing. Rolf Røssland has nearly 40 years’ experience from the offshore industry, mainly within Diving, Underwater Operations, Safety Training and HSEQ. He has held several positions such as Diver, Diving supervisor, Consultant, HSEQ Director and Managing Director. Having an operational background the main-focus has been, and still are, to participate in the Industries work to perform safe and effective operations. He is a frequently speaker and a member of the UTC Council and the Program Committee for The Bergen International Diving Conference.

Mads Hjelmeland, Global Sales Director – Processing Systems, OneSubsea

Mads Hjelmeland holds an MSc in Marine Technology with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, and currently holds the position as Global Sales Director, Subsea Processing, in OneSubsea. The responsibilities include managing early engagement and market initiatives, as well as strategic business & technology development efforts, within the subsea processing domain. Prior to joining OneSubsea in 2014, Mads worked with Murphy Oil in Malaysia where he held the position as Manager of Subsea Projects, which included development planning and execution of projects across Murphy’s Malaysian deepwater portfolio. Before he joined Murphy Mads worked with OneSubsea, where he held a variety of positions in Norway, the Middle East, and Asia. His work scope focused on subsea processing technologies, with particular emphasis on subsea boosting- and wet gas compression technologies.

Johan Kr. Mikkelsen, Chief Technology Officer, Perestroika AS

Johan Kr Mikkelsen has 40 years experience from Norsk Hydro and Statoil. He entered the oil and gas industry at the Mongstad refinery in 1974 as process engineer and a couple of years later as Production Manager. In 1983 he moved on as Production Director for the Oseberg field and in 1992 as SVP for Norsk Hydro drilling. In 2000 he continued as SVP for Oseberg asset and in 2003 as SVP for the Troll asset. In 2005 he became Country manager for Norsk Hydro Canada before he moved on as Peregrino Project Director and later Production Director for the field in Brasil. In 2012 he returned to Norway as VP for the Statoil Subsea Improvement Project until early 2014 when he retired from Statoil. At present he is the Chief Technology Officer with Perestroika AS. He holds a Masters degree from NTH from 1973 in Industrial Chemistry and a Masters degree in Chemical Engeneering from University of Wisconsin, USA in 1979.


Torkild Reinertsen, Ph.D, Managing Director, Reinertsen New Energy AS

T ReinertsenTorkild Reinertsen is President and CEO of the family owned company Reinertsen AS. Reinertsen AS is an independent main contractor for EPC/EPMa deliveries to oil & gass process plants and subsea production and processing facilities, and a frontrunner in the development of Hydrogen/CCS projects and Technology.


Rune Mode Ramberg, Chief Engineer Subsea Technology & Operations, Statoil

Rune M RambergRune has 25 years’ experience within the oil and gas industry. His experience include research, early phase development, project execution and field operations.  He worked 4 years in Houston with Chevron on Jack St. Malo and as Technology Manager for Statoil Houston office.  In the position as Chief Engineer in Subsea Technology and Operations, he is heading the professional network of 400 subsea engineers in Statoil. Ramberg holds an MSc and a Ph.D from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. He has worked for Statoil since 1997.


Tim Crome, Technical Manager, Global Front End, TechnipFMC

Tim CromeTim Crome has worked in the offshore pipeline / subsea industry since graduating from Imperial College, London, in 1980. For more than 30 years his work and home has been in Norway. He joined Technip in 1997, was Engineering Manager for the Oslo office from 2001 to 2007, Director for Sales and Business Development for Norway until the end of 2014 and is now VP Subsea Mediterranean. Prior to joining Technip he worked for JPKenny, DNV and Norsk Hydro.


Per Arne Nilsen, Head of Subsea Department, Total S.A France

PerArne Nilsen_180Per Arne has for many years held Senior Management positions internationally (Norway, US, Canada, UK, Singapore, Australia, France). He has been employed by several Oil & Gas operators globally, with roles spanning from asset management, via project management and delivery management to R&D/Technology management. Specialties: International negotiations, project execution management, change management, professional leader with multicultural skills and experience. Professional in Subsea Technologies.


Owe Hagesæther, Chief Executive Officer, GCE Subsea

owe-hagesaetherOwe Hagesæther has more than 25 years of varied experience from Technology Management, Change and Project Management, Top Management and Board positions, International Networking, Marketing, Sales and Business Development. He has his experience from industries such as Oil & Gas and Energy, Banking & Finance, IT & Telecom, Management Consulting and Maritime Technology.  Hagesæther is an entrepreneur and former Founding Partner of Nordic Integrator Group. He holds an MSc in Computer Science from University of Bergen and an MBA in Strategic Management from Norwegian School of Economics.


Erik Sverre Jenssen, Field Development Manager, Lundin Norway

erik-sverre-jenssenErik Sverre Jenssen started his career in Saga Petroleum in 1983, after having completed his petroleum engineering studies at the Norwegian Technical-Natural Science University (NTNU) the same year. He then moved to Norsk Hydro, where he was offshore installation manager for Oseberg Field Centre, and held the position as SVP for Southern North Sea Asset Area, including the redevelopment of Heimdal and the development of the Grane field. He was president in Aker Geo (Aker Solutions) before he came to Lundin Norway in 2011 as Chief Operation Officer. He has over 33 years of experience related to operations and development of North Sea Assets.


Karl Ludvig Heskestad, Director North Sea Region, SPE
karl-ludvig-heskestadKarl Ludvig Heskestad is the SPE Director for North Sea Region, and Senior Reservoir Engineer at Aker BP within Business Development. Heskestad holds a Master in Petroleum Engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim and a Master in Energy Management from BI Norwegian Business School in Oslo.


Merethe Berge Paasche, Marketing & Communications Manager, Oceaneering

Merethe Berge Paasche-232aMerethe Berge Paasche is the Marketing & Communications Manager for Oceaneering AS with responsibility for maintaining and development of growth strategy, brand development, customer relationship management and value-based sales management. Merethe graduated from the Norwegian School of Information Technology (NITH) in 1992. She has over 15 years experience in the oil and gas industry, within completion, drilling and subsea services.  The last 6 years she has held management roles in Oceaneering within Marketing and Business Development. Prior to joining Oceaneering, she was employed by Baker Hughes and Odfjell Well Services.

Jarle Daae, Board member UTF/Senior Manager – Asset Integrity Management, Aker Solutions 






Roger Walls, UK Joint Interest,  ExxonMobil

Rick Kopps, Subsea Specialist, Chevron