Program Committee

Heidi Møvik

Project manager - Equinor

29 years of petroleum industry experience, mainly within petroleum and subsea technology. Employed by Norsk Hydro from 1990 until the merger with Statoil in 2007. Practical experience in all aspects related to well completion and subsea equipment installation and operation, both on- and offshore. Technical work has included early phase well design, input to Design Bases, technical input to Development Plan Applications, client liaison, tendering, contract negotiation, managing subsea equipment contracts, preparation of equipment functional specifications, test and installation procedures and offshore supervision of operation/installation. She has work experience from Norway, the UK, USA and Canada. Managerial work has included site manager, technical manager, project manager, manager HSE, head of department and section manager.

Jon Arve Sværen

Head of Business Strategy - onesubsea

Jon Arve Graduated from Bergen Tech Collage in 1979 – BSc Engineering.
Started his career in Frank Mohn AS , the world Leading supplier of cargo pumps for product and chemical tankers same year. He had many different positions in application engineering, sales and business development including responsibility for the capture of the production system for Oseberg subsea satellite project as early as 1986. Sales manager for Oil and Gas division from 1990 -94. Jon Arve started in Framo Engineering in 1994 in sales and business development with global responsibility for the complete range of products ranging through subsea multiphase meters-, multiphase pumps , wet gas compressors and swivel systems for FPSO’s . He took and active part in the formation of OneSubsea in 2013 with an executive position at the Houston Head office for the first years of operations. Current position is Head of Business strategy. Jon Arve is also Chairman of the Board of Global Center of Expertise (GCE Ocean ), a cluster of some 120 member companies in the subsea industry.

Bjørn Kåre Viken

Vice president of Projects and Technology Collaboration (PTC) - Equinor

Viken was previous Country manager and Senior Vice President of Algeria (ALG) in Development and Production International.
Viken joined Statoil in 1992 after nine years in Elf Aquitaine Norway.
He has held various leadership positions both on- and offshore within operations in Development and Production Norway (DPN), headed up the Mongstad refinery in Marketing Manufacturing and Processing (MMP) and been responsible for marine and subsea technology in in technology development and implementation.
He holds a BSc in civil engineering and a master of petroleum engineering from University of Stavanger.

Jan – Olav Hallset

Senior Project R&D Engineer - A/S Norske Shell

Jan-Olav graduated as PhD in Engineering Cybernetics from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in 1992. He joined AS Norske Shell in 2014 as a Team Lead for Subsea Controls and has recently moved on to a position as Senior Project R&D Engineer, responsible for technology deployment within Norske Shell’s project portfolio. He has more than 25 years of experience within the oil & gas industry, and has held various technology and technology management positions within Oceaneering, Hitec Systems, Poseidon Group, and Siemens Subsea.

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

Trond Olsen

President - ClampOn inc

Trond Olsen has worked in a wide variety of professional capacities in both the private and public business sectors.

He spent 15 years in the Royal Norwegian Navy in operational and project management positions. After a career in the Navy, he has held management positions with small and medium sized enterprises, among them as Operations Manager for a subsea company and seven years as CEO for the Norwegian Centre of Expertise Subsea. Trond has been chair of the program committee at the Underwater Technology Conference for three consecutive years (2011-13). In addition, he has been Exhibition Chair for MTS/IEEE OCEANS 2013 and on the committee for several other subsea events.

He attended the Royal Norwegian Naval Academy, level 1 and 2, and earned his Master’s degree in Management from the Norwegian School of Management (BI).

In September 2014, Trond became the President of ClampOn, Inc. – the global leader in ultrasonic intelligent sand, PIG and corrosion-erosion monitoring.

Anders Husby

Business Development Leader, Subsea & Asset Risk - DNV GL

Anders Husby has more than 25 years of experience within oil & gas industry. Currently being Business Development Leader for Well and SURF (including SPS) in DNV GL. Experience covering subsea, drilling & well, including development of rules and regulations, and Joint Industry Projects. Background as piping engineer, lead engineer, and engineering manager. He also worked within line management and commercial tender work for numerous years before joining DNV in 2008, lastly with GE Oil & Gas from 1997 to 2008.

Aslaug Melbø

Senior Product Manager, Subsea Power & Processing - BHGE

Aslaug graduated with a master’s degree from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, after completing her master thesis at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. She has 15+ years’ experience with product development and qualification, and has since 2005 held various management positions in Schlumberger and Baker Hughes/GE Oil & Gas, within program management, quality management and strategic sourcing. She is currently working at Baker Hughes as Senior Product Manager for Subsea Power & Processing.

Kristin Flornes

Executive Vice President -Technology - NORCE

Executive Vice President Kristin Flornes is head of technology in NORCE- Norwegian Research Centre. Dr Flornes holds a PhD in mathematics from NTNU. She has more than 20 years experience from various technical and management positions in the energy sector. Her research includes oil and gas, renewable energy and carbon capture and storage. Flornes is on the board of NORA Norwegian AI Research Consortium and the Industry cluster NCE Maritime CleanTech.

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 is, to participate in the Industries work to perform safe and effective operations. He is a frequent speaker and a member of the UTC Council and the Program Committee for The Bergen International Diving Conference.

Owe Hagesæther

Chief Executive Officer - GCE Ocean Technology

Owe 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 the University of Bergen and an MBA in Strategic Management from Norwegian School of Economics.

Tim Crome

Director, Global Technology Management - TechnipFMC

Tim has worked in the subsea industry since graduation from Imperial Collage, London in 1980. He joined TechnipFMC in Norway in 1997 and is now part of the Global Front End group for subsea projects. For the two years prior to January 2017 he was Vice President for Subsea (SURF) in the Mediterranean Region, which followed seven years as Director for Sales and Business Development for the Technip operation in Norway. From 2001 to 2007 he was Engineering Manager for the Oslo office. His career started with pipeline design at JPKenny in London. In 1984 he was seconded to Oslo to work for Norsk Hydro and has been in Norway ever since working on subsea and pipeline related projects for Det Norske Veritas, Norsk Hydro and Offshore Design, prior to joining TechnipFMC.

Gunn Vik

Director for Hydropower, Brazil and shipyards Korea - Norwegian Energy Partners

Gunn has worked 30 years with oil and gas activities in Equinor (former Hydro and Statoil) since she graduated from Kent State university. She has 20 years’ experience within supply chain management. She has been manager for several years and held a Vice President position in Equinor within procurement and supplier relations for 7 years, both within drilling and well procurement and operation and maintenance procurement. 

Gunn was seconded from Equinor to Norwegian Energy Partners for 4 years (2013-2017) as Regional Director for China, Singapore and Korea. She now holds a position as director for Hydropower, Brazil and shipyards Korea in Norwegian Energy Partners.

Kjartan Pedersen

Senior Manager Research and Innovation - Aker Solutions

Kjartan holdt a MSc in Marine Engineering from NTNU 1990 and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech USA 1999. He has worked in Oil & Gas and with Aker Solutions since 1992 with various engineering and manager tasks. Since 2000 he has worked with technology development and innovation.

Janne Lea

Vice President Reservoir Management - Development and Engineering - wintershall

Lea has a broad experience of management positions within the Norwegian oil and gas industry, primarily in the area of HSE. Before joining Wintershall Dea, she had various leadership roles in Mærsk Drilling and the Norwegian safety regulator PSA, later becoming the Head of HSEQ for Wintershall Norge. Lea has experience in HSE, occupational health & safety, chemical risk management, quality assurance and regulatory development, audits and supervision activities. She holds an MSc in Offshore Technology specialisation within Environmental Technology from University of Stavanger (UiS).

Elizabeth Yvonne Kolbu

Lead Engineer SURF - Lundin Norway

Elizabeth graduated as Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Norwegian University of Technology and Science (NTNU) in 1999. She has 20 years of experience within the oil and gas industry. Elizabeth started off in Technip with design and installation of flexible pipes, and moved on to DNV for verification work and technology qualification within subsea technology. Then on to project development in Statoil/Equinor, also with focus on subsea developments. Elizabeth is currently part of Lundin’s Field Development department, where she is Project Manager for the Edward Grieg Power Cable project as part of Lundin’s electrification of Edvard Grieg

Thore Grønvik

Field Development Study Manager - SUBSEA 7

M.Sc. from NTNU in Mechanical engineering and Material technology.  25y+ experience from the Oil & Gas Subsea industry specialized in Subsea field development, Marine operations, Pipeline fabrication & Installation, ROV, Remote technology and operations, Diving, Engineering & Technology, Business development, Strategy and Tendering.
Offshore operational experience from North Sea, Far East and Africa.