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Hosted by the Underwater Technology Foundation


– managing the old and the new

Bergen, Norway 19 – 20 June 2013 Main Sponsors:

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UTF welcomes you to the 19th Underwater Technology Conference The theme of this year’s conference ’Global Subsea Challenges – Managing the old and the new’ acknowledges that our industry faces challenges in future and takes us one step further towards the full subsea factory. Last year we discussed topics regarding the record high marked growth setting a strain on already stretched resources. As a result of this discussion the Underwater Technology Foundation, as organiser of the UTC, has commissioned a report to examine these issues to find out how stretched the industry are based on the industry need worldwide. We believe that this year’s conference is the best ever based on the record high abstracts received and the quality of the presentations. The Bergen region is at the forefront globally in terms of operation and development of subsea technology, and it is the operational centre for a large number of the world’s some 4500 subsea wells. The UTF is an independent entity aspiring to provide more insight into the subsea industry in our region. This is something the foundation will achieve through conferences such as UTC which features an exhibition open to everyone interested in learning more about subsea. In addition the foundation contributes to research and training at university level. Welcome to Bergen and welcome to UTC 2013! On behalf of UTF Jarle Daae Chairman of the board, UTF

Greetings from the Programme Committee For the third consecutive time it is my pleasure, as chair of the UTC 2013 programme committee, to wish you welcome to the oldest and best subsea conference in the world. As in previous years, the program committee has set a theme “Global subsea challenges – managing the old and the new”. It is a challenge for operators and suppliers in our industry to connect new and innovative solutions to ageing infrastructure and installations. The challenge is most likely to grow as even more subsea tiebacks are installed, equipment gets refurbished, control systems is modified and updated, and a new generation of people coming in to the industry shall relate to and understand technology developed before they were born. The UTC 2013 programme is designed to highlight some crucial industry challenges, and to provide some valid answers. Our two panel discussions will definitely be interesting. So will listening to the thoughts of Kristian Siem from Subsea 7 and Rod Christie of GE, kicking off the conference with keynote presentations. We have a treat for all participants. For instance, do you like the taste of something new? Getting to know OneSubsea should be something worth spending some time on. In addition, the Underwater Technology Foundation have funded a study on the (lack of) qualified people

Organized by: Underwater Technology Foundation Technical organizer: Possibility AS Frontpage photos: ©BRB, ©Statoil ASA, ©Subsea 7 Interviews: Distinkt Kommunikasjon Print: A7 Print AS ©UTC 2013

issue in our industry. This will be a global study documenting global status, as well as pointing to possible solutions and listing the most important training/education facilities for our branch. The complete report will be distributed to all conference participants. One of UTC’s characteristics has been the parallel sessions for technical presentations. The programme committee received a record number of papers for the conference. Thus, we have increased the number of parallel sessions from 3 to 4 and the number of presentations from 30 to 44. One of the things that make UTC special is all the social networking arenas. Again you will be able to attend a field trip or a golf tournament, icebreaker and the conference banquet. Meet your colleagues, discuss with your peers and socialize with subsea industry representatives in an environment unmatched by others. I welcome you all to UTC 2013 Trond Olsen Chair UTC 2013 Program Committee CEO NCE Subsea

Programme Day 1 @Griegsalen 08:30 – 09:30

Registration and coffee in exhibition

09:30 – 09:35

Welcome by Chairman of the UTC Programme Committee, Trond Olsen

19 June

Conference Moderator David Liddle, Business Development Executive, SUT 09:35 – 09:45 09:45 – 10:10

Opening speech Damien Miller, Australia’s Ambassador to Norway Global subsea challenges Kristian Siem, Chairman, Subsea 7

10:10 – 10:35

Global subsea challenges. Past and future subsea developments – implementing solutions from other industries Rod Christie, Vice President and CEO of Subsea Systems, GE Oil & Gas

10:35 – 11:00

Subsea competence analysis and projection Jarand Rystad, Managing Partner, Rystad Energy

11:00 – 11:30

Coffee break and exhibition

11:30 – 12:30

Panel discussion: Global subsea challenges – managing the old and the new.

Outline panel  discussion  UTC  2013

Looking at the past there is history to learn from. Looking ahead the upward market projections for global activity creates opportunities and challenges. The panel discussion will address some of these challenges and opportunities and ask: Does this growth increase the lifting cost of hydrocarbons beyond normal price growth? Is the young subsea industry able to seamlessly connect the past with the future? What is the risk in mixing 20 year old and new technology? What are the main concerns in bringing in new, inexperienced personnel to the industry; costs, quality, safety? Are we able to industrialize (parts) of the industry? Do regional differences develop or limit our industry? Are we doing the right things, or things right?

Skilled People  


Quality, Health,   Safety,   Environment  

Different Cultures  

Standard-­‐ isa;on   Contrac;ng/   Procurement   Strategies  

Introduction by moderator David Liddle • Arne Lilleeng, Senior Vice President, Global Subsea Lifecycle Services, Aker Solutions • Remi Eriksen, CEO, DNV Maritime and Oil & Gas • Patrick O’Brien, CEO Designate, Industry Technology Facilitator • Bente Nyland, Director General, Norwegian Petroleum Directorate • Jarand Rystad, Managing Partner, Rystad Energy • Elmer Schaap, Graduate Recruitment Manager Europe, Central HR - Shell International • Jannicke Nilsson, Senior Vice President for Technology Excellence, Statoil 12:30 – 14:00

Lunch and exhibition

14:00 – 15:30

Parallell sessions, track 1 - 4 – see detailed programme

15:30 – 16:00

Coffee break and exhibition

16:00 – 17:30

Parallell sessions, track 1 - 4 – see detailed programme

18:00 – 19:30

Official reception in the exhibition area

19:30 – 01:00

Banquet dinner

Programme Day 2 @Griegsalen 08:30 – 09:00

Morning coffee in exhibition

09:00 – 09:10

Welcome to Day 2 David Liddle, Conference Moderator

09:10 – 09:40

Global subsea challenges – Our way forward Werner Menz, Vice President Technology Subsea Systems, Cameron

09:40 – 10:10

Global Subsea Market Outlook Erik Simonsen, Senior Principal Consultant, IHS CERA

10:10 – 10:40

Coffee break and exhibition

10:40 – 12:10

Parallell sessions, track 1 - 4 – see detailed programme

12:10 – 13:30

Lunch and exhibition

13:30 – 14:30

Parallell sessions, track 1 - 4 – see detailed programme

14:30 – 14:45

Coffee break and exhibition

14:45 – 15:45

Panel discussion: Subsea Chief Engineer Challenges for Operators and Suppliers

20 June

Plenary session @Peer Gynt As a response to the discussion raised by key industry managers on Day 1 of UTC, the final event on Day 2 will be a panel discussion by chief engineers and other technical representatives from operators and suppliers. We see a present and a future with very high activity levels and challenges in terms of our ability to deliver on commitments and expectations. Is there sufficient awareness of the industry challenges ahead? Are our technical requirements and technical communities aligned and able to manage the old and the new technologies at the same time? Are we prepared for growth? The panel discussion will focus on the following four issues: • Delivery on commitments. What is wrong in our current approach (operators and contractors) as we currently see a very negative trend where most contracts suffer significant delays and delivery problems? • Standardization. Is there “low hanging fruit” that the industry should go for and how do we get there?. • What can we do to mitigate the cost/price increases in the industry – the price levels are today perceived to be prohibitive for some subsea developments and “new technologies”? Can new technology be used to realize marginal developments at today’s cost levels? • Quality. What can we do as an industry to improve quality in deliverables – what are the main challenges and possible mitigations? Introduction by moderators Eva Christensen, GE Oil & Gas & Simon Davies, Statoil • Jan-Kristian Haukeland, Executive Vice President, DOF Subsea Atlantic • Dave R. Wilkinson, Senior Subsea Systems Consultant, Exxon Mobil • Christina M Johansen, Technology Director Eastern Region, FMC Technologies • Pål Helsing, President and EVP, Kongsberg Oil & Gas Technologies AS • Mads Hjelmeland, Subsea Projects Manager Deepwater Developments, Murphy Sabah Oil • Rune Mode Ramberg, Chief Engineer Subsea Technology & Operations, Statoil • Tim Crome, Sales and Business Development Manager, Technip • Per Arne Nilsen, Head of Subsea Technology Department, Total S.A France • Nino Fogliani, Subsea & Pipelines Technology Manager, Woodside Energy Ltd

15:45 – 16:00

Summary and closing by David Liddle, Conference Moderator

Parallell sessions Day 1

19 June

Track 1 @ Peer Gynt Field Operations

Track 2 @ Spissen New Technology

Session moderators Terje Clausen, Subsea 7 and Tove Ormevik, BP

Session moderators Per Arne Nesje, Kongsberg Nemo and Tonje Dahl, ClampOn

14:00 – 14:30

New service for subsea process intervention

Double or Nothing: How Technology is Able to Provide a “Second” Draugen Field

14:30 – 15:00

Subsea Power Grid - the complete power solution from onshore to subsea factory

Statoil-Tracerco cooperation brings cutting edge technology for hydrate plug detection

Bjørn Rasch, Head of Subsea Power, Siemens

Lee Robins, Head of Subsea, Tracerco

15:00 – 15:30

A Low Tech, Low Risk System for the Installation of Large Subsea Structures in Deep Water

High Power Actuation Technology For Pumps

Raimund Bjordal, Lead Engineer - Subsea Processing Intervention, Statoil

Arnbjorn Joensen, Operations Manager, Subsea Deployment Systems

15:30 – 16:00

16:00 – 16:30

16:30 – 17:00

17:00 – 17:30

Riad El-Wardani, Subsea System Engineer, Shell Norway

Ola Strand, Project Leader, Techni

Coffee break and exhibition Track 1 @ Peer Gynt Field Operations

Track 2 @ Spissen New Technology

Session moderators Ove Jahnsen, FMC Technologies and Terje Clausen, Subsea 7

Session moderators Kenneth Olsvik, Siemens and Tor Willgohs Knudsen, Statoil

Experience from subsea life extension projects Bjørn Søgård, Business Development Leader, DNV

Worlds first Remotely Welded Hot tap - Connecting to the future,

Gullfaks C Subsea Compression Project: Integrated Reservoir and Subsea Network Modelling

The Role of Oil in Water Monitoring in Subsea Processing

Hallstein M. Ånes, Specialist, Reservoir Technology, Statoil

Eivind Gransaether, CEO, Mirmorax

Advantages of the Spar Concept in Northern Areas

Electric Actuators for permanent flow control: Past, Present and Future

Kjell Edvard Apeland, Project Leader, Statoil

Harald Vandbakk, Project Manager, Technip

Volker Phielipeit-Spiess, R&D Manager, Cameron

Parallell sessions Day 2

10:40 – 11:10

Track 1 @ Peer Gynt Subsea Field of the Future

Track 2 @ Spissen New Technology

Session moderators Tobias Voelkel, Cameron and Hans Kristian Sundt, GE Oil & Gas

Session moderators Tor Willgohs Knudsen, Statoil and Tonje Dahl, ClampOn

Towards the subsea factory: opportunities and challenges

Kongsberg Subsea Storage Unit Astrid Kristoffersen, Product & Technology Manager, Kongsberg Oil & Gas Technologies

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

11:10 – 11:40

11:40 – 12:10

Compact and High Efficiency Separation Systems Alexandre Braga, Engineering Manager, Power & Process, Aker Solutions

Flexible subsea communications networks: providing bandwidth for a variety of field topologies Stuart G Holley, Systems Engineering Manager, GE Oil & Gas

12:10 – 13:30

13:30 – 14:00

14:00 – 14:30

20 June

Hydrate Removal on E-Line from RLWI Vessel: A Case Study Ole Eddie Karlsen, VP Subsea, Welltec

Verification of High Voltage Subsea Power Equipment Kristin Moe Elgsaas, Subsea Product Manager, GE Oil & Gas

Lunch and exhibition Track 1 @ Peer Gynt Subsea Field of the Future

Track 2 @ Spissen New Technology

Session moderators Hans Kristian Sundt, GE Oil & Gas and Torolf Hæhre, Shell

Session moderators Kenneth Olsvik, Siemens and Per Arne Nesje, Kongsberg Nemo

Lower Cost gas development concepts using advanced subsea processing with accurate temperature controlled, subsea cooling

Development and qualification of a high flow meg chemical injection metering valve for gas projects in the North Sea, South China Sea and Western Australia

Richard Moore, Front End Business Study Manager, Fluor E&C Perth Australia

David R Simpson, Subsea Product Manager, Cameron

Enabling technologies for the vision of the subsea production plant

Pipeline Lifting and Support Piles

Nils Arne Sølvik, Sales Manager, Framo Engineering

Nikunj Patel, Engineering Manager, Oceaneering

Parallell sessions Day 1

19 June

Track 3 @ Klokkeklang Subsea Field of the Future

Track 4 @ Troldtog Real Time Risk Management

Session moderators Torolf Hæhre, Shell and Tobias Voelkel, Cameron

Session moderators Mangne Husebø, CMR and Nils Arne Sølvik, Framo Engineering

Simulation and optimization of field solutions for increased recovery

Ormen Lange Flow Assurance System (FAS) - online flow assurance monitoring and advice

Daniel Gilje Fonnes, Senior Engineer, Production Performance Services, FMC Technologies

Pabs Angelo, Senior Flow Assurance Engineer, Shell Norway

14:30 – 15:00

Developing and qualifying the Åsgard Inlet Cooler Henrik Alfredsson, CFD Lead Engineer, Aker Solutions

Use of Real-Time Integrity Monitoring On Valemon Jacket During Drilling Operations

15:00 – 15:30

Use of Compact Separation Technologies to enable Single-Phase Boosting and Improved Flow Assurance

Integration of subsea building blocks by intelligent design

Mika Tienhaara, Managing Director, Advanced Separation Company

Matthew Franchek, Professor and Funding Director Subsea Engineering, University of Houston

14:00 – 14:30

15:30 – 16:00

16:00 – 16:30

Alexander Rimmer, Director, 2H Offshore Engineering

Coffee break and exhibition Track 3 @ Klokkeklang Safeguarding the Environment

Track 4 @ Troldtog Real Time Risk Management

Session moderators Gert Rasmussen, Dof Subsea and Sjur Lothe, Technip

Session moderators Nils Arne Sølvik, Framo Engineering and Marcus Furuholmen, Aker Solutions

Instantaneous probability of uncontrolled external leakage during the production phase of a subsea well

Real Time Risk Management (RTRM)

Andre Luiz Rocha Alves, Subsea Equipments Engineer, Petrobras

16:30 – 17:00

17:00 – 17:30

Environmental Condition Observatory (ECO) Platform Dr Phil Bagley, Programme Leader, Aker Solutions

Eirik Fjeldstad, Project Director, Christian Michelsen Research

Technological Advancements in Subsea Electrical Integrity Management Neil Douglas, Managing Director, Viper Subsea

Proactive and integrated environmental monitoring Kaare Finbak, Vice President, Kongsberg Oil & Gas Technologies

Evaluation of Sand and Erosion Monitoring Hardware for a Subsea Gas Field Project, David Ifezue, Senior Corrosion Engineer, Wood Group Integrity Management

Parallell sessions Day 2

10:40 – 11:10

Track 3 @ Klokkeklang Field Operations

Track 4 @ Troldtog Application of Material Technonogy

Session moderators Tove Ormevik, BP and Ove Jahnsen, FMC Technologies

Session moderators Bård Espelid, DNV and Odd Tjelta, Norwegian Petroleum Directorate

An exciting and challenging task - subsea projects from the old, through standardisation to new complex technology

Titanium Modular Stress Joint Development

Kjetel Digre, SVP, Projects Fast Track and Subsea, Statoil

11:10 – 11:40

20 June

SPS Equipment Installation by HMC, past, present and future

Thomas Sola Larsen, Country Manager / Subsea Engineer, Titanium Engineers

Development of Offshore Purge Dams

Graeme Barrite, Technology Manager, Subsea 7

A.D. Mus, Project Engineer, Heerema Marine Contractors

11:40 – 12:10

Skuld a real fast SURF

12:10 – 13:30

13:30 – 14:00

High Strength Mechanically Lined and Carbon Steel Pipe for Reel-Lay

Stian Sande, Project Manager, Subsea 7

Grégory Toguyeni, Senior Welding & Materials Engineer, Subsea 7

Lunch and exhibition Track 3 @ Klokkeklang Real Time Risk Management

Track 4 @ Troldtog Application of Material Technonogy

Session moderators Marcus Furuholmen, Aker Solutions and Magne Husebø, CMR

Session moderators Bård Espelid, DNV and Odd Tjelta, Norwegian Petroleum Directorate

Experience from the Gjøa field with Condition Performance Monitoring for Subsea

Learnings from soft seals in service

Per Kristian Roald, Senior Subsea Engineer, GDF Suez skal erstatte Jean Yves Bressand, FMC Technologies

14:00 – 14:30

Reduce the over-heating risk of subsea cables and umbilicals Gary Parker, Product Champion, Schlumberger

Jon Huse, Principal Engineer - Polymers, DNV

The mechanical connection of steel catenary risers Toby Bailey, European Sales and Marketing, GMC Limited

Bergen Tourist Board / Willy Haraldsen ©


Conference information Dates 18 June: Field trip, UTC Invitational Golf Tournament and Icebreaker 19 June: Conference and Exhibition, Official Reception, Banquet Dinner 20 June: Conference and Exhibition

Conference fee NOK 9.450 ($1.660 - March 2013) + 25% VAT (by Norwegian regulations)

Included in the conference fee • Participation at the conference both days • Access to download the conference presentations after the conference – including the Global Subsea Market Outlook presentation • The Rystad Energy analysis on the people issue • Lunches and refreshments • Field trip to CCB or UTC Invitational Golf Tournament • Icebreaker event at Fløyen • Official Reception by the City of Bergen - in the exhibition hall • Conference Banquet (Specified registration is required for attendance at the social events)

Accommodation To ensure accommodation for our delegates and speakers we have pre-ordered a large number of rooms at hotels in walking distance from the conference venue. Please make hotel reservations when you register for the conference. After 1 May we cannot guarantee the availability of rooms. All prices are per room per night incl. breakfast and VAT. Please settle your bill at departure Clarion Hotel Admiral

NOK 1875,-

Comfort Hotel Bergen

NOK 1695,-

Grand Hotel Terminus

NOK 1490,-

Radisson Blu Hotel Norge

NOK 1745,-

Scandic Bergen City

NOK 1440,-

Scandic Hotel Strand

NOK 1440,-

Scandic Hotel Neptun

NOK 1440,-

Please register before 1 June 2013

Thon Hotel Bristol

NOK 1695,-


Double rooms are available on request.

The registration web site is for online payments. We accept Diners, MasterCard and Visa. You will receive a detailed receipt as soon as your credit card has been charged. If you need to pay by Amex, please contact the organizer Possibility AS for instructions.

Registration at Cancellations

Payment by invoice: Many companies require a purchase order and a specified invoice address to receive an invoice. If this is applicable for your company, please contact the organizer. You will receive a “prepaid reference number” needed for your registration.

Cancellations must be received in writing by 17 May 2013 and will be subject to a cancellation fee of NOK 1000,- unless a substitute delegate is offered. After this date, the full registration fee will apply; however, substitutions will be accepted.

25% VAT will be added to the invoice in accordance with Norwegian tax regulations

Substitution for registered delegates may be made at any time prior to the conference, but we would appreciate prior notification. All cancellations and substitutions must be in writing.

Airport and transportation

Bergen Airport Flesland There will be buses to the airport after the conference 20 June, free of charge to conference delegates.

Conference venue Grieghallen Edvard Griegsplass 1 NO-5015 Bergen, Norway

Contact persons: Registration, hotel reservations and accounting:

Programme content, Marketing

Technical organiser Possibility AS Casperkollen Øvre Kråkenes 17 NO-5152 Bønes Norway

Lene Vikre, Registration and Accounting Manager

or inquiries from Press and Students:

E- mail:

Irmelin Grønevik, Project Manager UTC

Phone: +47 916 94 214



E-mail: UTC Exhibition: Ståle Eiken, Project Manager Exhibition Phone: +47 928 05 779

Phone: +47 922 37 093

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