The Norwegian oil industry: A 100 year perspective

The claim is that the world can manage without Norwegian oil and gas, and that the emergence of renewable resources makes it unnecessary for Norway to continue exploring for new resources. Is this correct? We have invited two highly competent professionals to shed some light on this issue: Karl Eirik Schjøtt-Pedersen (Norsk olje og gass) og Bente Nyland (Norwegian Petroleum Directorate).

Seasoned geologist Dag Bergslien, with a long career in Esso, is coming to share an interesting and educational story: The story behind the discovery: The very first oil in the North Sea, and the troublesome appraisal towards PDO and veteran geophysicist Svein Ellingsrud will share his view on “the where and how of the remaining hydrocarbon resources on the NCS”.

Before we conclude for the day, we have invited the service industry to present their key message about the technology and products they have on offer. Each company gets 5 minutes to “sell” their unique message that can help you (the oil companies) increase your resources. Finally, we will have a discussion on what the oil companies on the NCS needs.

Date: February 28
Location: Clarion Hotel Air, Stavanger

Fee: Free for all attendees*. We particularly welcome “newcomers” to attend!
*We invoice all registered attendees who do not show up on the day of the seminar NOK 1,000 + VAT – this is in order to avoid no-shows and unnecessary cost


10:30Registration & coffee
12:30General directorKarl Eirik Schjøtt-PedersenThe political framework for the oil & gas industry in NorwayNorsk olje & gass
13:15Oil directorBente NylandNPD
14:00Coffee break
14:25NCS Exploration - Recent Discoveries 2018 & Exploration Innovation Prize
14:30GeologistDag BergslienThe story behind the discovery: The very first oil in the North Sea, and the troublesome appraisal towards PDO
15:00GeophysicistSvein EllingsrudWhere are the remaining hydrocarbon resources on the NCS & how do we find them?
15:20Technology shapes exploration – key messages from the service industry


Hydrocarbon Habitats is a seminar series organised by Geonova and GeoPublishing. We work diligently to present current and interesting topics in the fields of geology and geophysics, and we frequently team up with partners in order to enhance the program.

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