Bergen, Norway 11 – 13 June, 2019


Abstracts and Papers for UTC 2018

Have you considered writing a paper to enhance the impact of your presentation? Our aim is to ensure the continued high quality of the technical program at UTC, and we will therefore strongly encourage all… Read More

Electrical Subsea & Drilling is the Subsea Upcoming Company of the Year

The award «Subsea Upcoming Company of the Year» is granted every year to a young company in the subsea industry. This year the award was granted ESD, based in Sotra just outside of Bergen, for… Read More

Åsgard Subsea Compressor – Winner of UTF Subsea Award 2017

The winner of the 2017 UTF Subsea Award are the key individuals behind the development of the Åsgard Subsea Compressor: – Lars Brenne, Equinor – Tor Bjørge, Equinor – Svend Tarald Kibsgaard, Equinor – George Kleynhans, MAN Diesel and Turbo… Read More

Announcement of the 24th licensing round on NCS

Terje Søviknes, the Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy, just announced the 24th licensing round on the Norwegian Continental Shelf in his opening speech at UTC 2017!


Now open for nominations The Underwater Technology Foundation (UTF) Subsea Award is designed to recognize the many outstanding achievements within the subsea industry. The award can be given to a person or a group of people… Read More

UTF and GCE Subsea partners up!

Norway has one of the most competent subsea technology communities in the world. UTF and GCE Subsea have signed a long-term collaboration agreement to further develop the Underwater Technology Conference (UTC) in Bergen. GCE Subsea… Read More

Student Call for Abstracts

UTC invite students from all parts of the world to deliver abstracts for consideration. We are interested in student projects at Master or PhD level (including 2017 graduates) in the field of subsea technology. The… Read More

HRH Crown Prince Haakon visited UTC

At June 15th UTC had the pleasure of having HRH Crown Prince Haakon as our Guest of Honour. The visit started with the Crown Prince having lunch with the UTC keynote speakers, the UTC Program… Read More


The winner of the UTF Subsea Award 2016 is OneSubsea® Multiphase Compressor Bernt Helge Torkildsen and Simon Kalgraff, OneSubsea, and  Jarle Ottar Hella and Caroline Bøe, Statoil are recognized for their significant contributions to the OneSubsea’s… Read More

Exhibition Open for Visitors

With 40 companies the UTC Exhibition will be a vibrant and important arena for subsea updates and information. At UTC you will meet executives, managers, engineers and other strategic and planning personnel related to the subsea… Read More

Man vs ROV: Offshore operating costs compared

Inside knowledge on what might be regarded as one of the most glamorous and possibly well paid offshore jobs will be shared by professional expert at this year’s UTC conference. Rolf Røssland, managing director of NUI … Read More

City of Bergen supports UTC 2016

The energy industry is particularly important for the Bergen region, and Bergen municipality wants to play an active role to ensure that the goals of the strategic business plan for the Bergen region is achieved.… Read More

UTF SUBSEA AWARD 2016 – extended deadline

Nominate by 1 June. Take part in finding the next winner of the UTF Subsea Award. The 2016 Award will be presented at UTC  15 June. The winner(s) will be invited to attend the conference and… Read More

CMR Prototech at UTC 2016

CMR has for years been involved in managing and planning the UTC programme. Bernt Skeie, CEO at  CMR Prototech will be attending not only as visitor but also as one of the speakers. His lecture has… Read More

Learning to be Lean subsea: the way forward

This summer’s Underwater Technology Conference in Bergen will feature one of the best industry line-ups seen for years with senior executives from Schlumberger, ExxonMobil, Statoil, Aker Solutions and GE Oil and Gas providing keynote presentations.… Read More

HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway will attend UTC 2016

The Underwater Technology Foundation are proud to announce that HRH Crown Prince Haakon will visit UTC 2016. This is a great honor for the conference and for the entire subsea community. HRH Crown Prince Haakon… Read More

Greetings from the Chairman of the UTF Board

The Underwater Technology Foundation welcomes you to the Underwater Technology Conference (UTC), the 22’nd UTC since the first in 1980. The theme of this year’s conference is “Lean Subsea – the way forward” and tells… Read More


Take part in finding the next winner of the UTF Subsea Award. The 2016 Award will be presented at UTC  15 June. The winner(s) will be invited to attend the conference and all social gatherings. Please… Read More

Subsea makes it possible

Subsea refers to the part of the oil and gas industry taking place on the seabed. Without subsea technology, a number of the current oil and gas deposits would not be possible to extract. Future… Read More

UTF Subsea Project Award 2015

The first UTF Subsea Project Award will be presented at UTC in Bergen 17 – 18 June 2015. The winner(s) will be invited to attend the conference and all social gatherings.   The call for… Read More

A spectacular journey

He has already stepped down as Chair of the Program Committee for the Underwater Technology Conference, and at the end of the year he also bids goodbye to NCE Subsea. Trond Olsen looks back on… Read More

– One of the most experienced subsea technology experts in Norway

The new Chair of the Underwater Technology Conference Program Committee is not just anyone. – With his Statoil background, holding positions such as Senior Subsea Engineer, Roald Sirevaag is among the most experienced and proficient… Read More

ClampOn success

The technology company ClampOn is doing well. Recently, it was awarded the “Wild Sheep 2013” for its international success, and a few days later the company landed yet another contract worth millions. – 19 years… Read More

The oil industry most popular

Statoil and Aker Solutions rank top of the list of the most attractive employers in 2013. Universum, an analysis and consultancy company, conducts an annual survey among students and people in employment, and produces a… Read More

Download the Qualified People Report

The Rystad Report “Qualified People in the Subsea Industry” is available for download. It is said that the subsea industry’s demand for qualified personnel is insatiable. But how great is this need, and is it… Read More

Costs in the sector must come down

The subsea industry is doing incredibly well, but is facing challenges such as escalating costs. This is the opinion of Kristian Siem, Chairman of Subsea7. – The cost level in the oil industry has risen… Read More

UTC puts interaction on the agenda

Increased efficiency and improved interaction will be key areas of focus at next year’s Underwater Technology Conference. These are crucial factors in order for the industry to retain a strong position for the future. Next… Read More

– String of highlights

A record number of visitors and a content surpassing all previous events are among the elements that made this year’s Underwater Technology Conference a success. – The conference has grown at a steady rate over… Read More

UTC 2013 Opening movie

Check out the movie that kicked off the 19th Underwater Technology Conference. This movie kicked off the 19th Underwater Technology Conference in Bergen, 19 June 2013. We are very proud of the result; the movie… Read More

Record registration for UTC

The UTC is experiencing more interest than ever before. A record number of participants will soon head for Bergen. – So far, 725 have signed up, and there are still six days left until the… Read More

– Long line of highlights

According to Jarle Daae, Chairman of the UTF, the highlights are many during next week’s UTC. – There is a lot I look forward to, but one of the main features will be the presentation… Read More

Aker Solutions to double subsea manufacturing capacity in Brazil

Aker Solutions are building a new plant in Paraná, Brazil. The plant will double the company’s subsea production capacity in Brazil. The plant in the city of São José dos Pinhais in the Paraná state… Read More

Discover the truth about the sector’s need for personnel at the UTC

It is said that the subsea industry’s demand for qualified personnel is insatiable. But how great is this need, and is it the same all over the world? At this year’s Underwater Technology Conference you… Read More

Deep water – what does it take?

DNV wants to capture more knowledge on how pipelines can safely withstand the pressures of 3000 meters depth, without prohibitive cost. Through a Joint Industry Project (JIP), DNV aims to research and explore together with… Read More

Will not step down until the subsea factory is a reality

Statoil’s seabed production unit is due to be realised by 2020. Margareth Øvrum will not leave until the factory is a reality. – I was instrumental in setting this ambition, and it is a bold… Read More

New research centre to be established

The Ministry of Petroleum and Energy is planning a new research centre to stimulate increased oil recovery from the Norwegian Continental Shelf. A call for proposals has now been issued by the Research Council of… Read More

Steps down as chairman

With the exception of a few short periods, Henning Bødtker has been chairing the board of UTF ever since 2004. After almost 10 years, he has now decided to step down. – Serving as chairman… Read More

– A more visible subsea sector

The new chairman of the Underwater Technology Foundation, Jarle Daae, has clear ambitions for the future work and direction of the foundation. Jarle Daae is the Norwegian Regional Manager for Asset Integrity Management at Aker… Read More

Fast-lane to qualification

All products intended for use on the Norwegian Continental Shelf are subject to verification in terms of safety and functionality. Below is a recipe for a more rapid qualification process. All products and technical solutions… Read More

Compact compression station under development

Aker Solutions is currently working flat out in order to complete the Åsgard gas compression station. At the same time, the company is in the process of developing a far more compact compression station for… Read More

UTC 2013 on schedule

Following a recent meeting of the Programme Committee for UTC 2013, Trond Olsen, Chair of the Committee, is pleased to report that everything is running on schedule. The preparatory work for next year’s conference is… Read More

On standby for offshore divers

Every week, a number of divers work on assignment for the Norwegian oil industry. NUI helps make their everyday activities safer. As a supplier to the subsea industry, NUI offers a wide range of products… Read More

9 out of 10 would like to come back

The feedback following this year’s UTC is impressive. Of those asked, 9 out of 10 would like to return for next year’s conference. Preparations for the Underwater Technology Conference 2013 are well underway, and the… Read More

Think smart – choose subsea

The subsea sector is screaming out for people and will continue to do so for years to come. Headhunters agree that the subsea sector is one of the safest career moves you can make. –… Read More

Advanced subsea solutions challenge the operating and maintenance systems of today

Oil companies are putting pressure on the industry to bring down operating and maintenance costs at the same time as technical complexity increases and more stringent safety requirements are being introduced. This presents new challenges… Read More

Subsea education in Florø

Bergen University College has decided to offer its degree programme “Subsea Technology – operations and maintenance” in Florø from autumn 2013. – Bergen University College is proud to be able to offer an engineering course… Read More

NOK 450,000 in funding for new subsea programme

The Underwater Technology Foundation has committed to fund the new subsea engineering course in Florø with almost half a million NOK. – Demand for competent personnel in the subsea industry is high, and we need… Read More

At the forefront of technology

A global race is on to develop new technology that will facilitate oil and gas production at greater depths and in even harsher environments. The Bergen region is at the forefront of this development. Statoil… Read More

NPF takker for seg

Norsk Petroleumsforening (NPF) har valgt å avslutte sitt samarbeid med Underwater Technology Foundation (UTF). – Dette er helt udramatisk og kommer etter en vurdering av konkurranseforholdet mellom de to aktørene, sier styreformann i UTF, Henning… Read More

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