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Deal with the Seal
Norsk Petroleumsforening CALL FOR ABSTRACT
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06. to 20. Sep 2023

Deal with the Seal


NPF would like to invite you to the webinar “Deal with the seal”.
This series of webinars will go live on the 6, 13 and 20 September 2023 at 09:00 – 12:00 hrs.


👇 Call for abstracts

NPF are pleased to announce the 2023 “Deal with the seal” webinar series. The goal is to share knowledge and experiences with seals from the exploration phase and all the way to production and injection, plug and abandonment and CO2 injection. The webinar provides an opportunity to share knowledge between industry experts, industry partners and academia and reach out to a wider audience which might not be experts on the topic, but have an interest to gain and increase the understanding.

We have defined the main themes of the three webinars, and encourage submission of presentations spanning topics including, but not limited to:

Overburden and Top Seals. What are the characterization challenges of the seals? How are the regional distributions? What are the implications and value during production and P&A? What are the monitoring opportunities and challenges?

Challenging Trap Seals. What are the implications of seals knowledge  for exploration and production success and value? What can we learn from structural, stratigraphic, and subtle traps? How do we deal with static vs dynamic sealing and normally pressured vs over pressured traps?

Seal Analysis for Carbon Storage. What are the subsurface learnings applied to CCS case studies and how are the long term effects evaluated? How do we acknowledge the differences and similarities between hydrocarbon and CO2 seal analysis? What are the learnings from current injection projects?

Program to be announced later.

Submit your abstract

The abstract submissions for the webinar-series Deal with the Seal 2023 are now open. 

Interested speakers are invited to submit an abstract (~300 words) describing the main ideas of the presentation. Each speaker gets a presentation time of 25 minutes, including Q&A. All presentations will be made available online for the conference attendees.

  • Conference language: English
  • Please use the abstract template avaliable for download below and forward to Tove Danielsson (NPF), 
  • Abstracts deadline:  June 9th 2023

On behalf of the Program Committee, we look forward receiving your abstract and hope to see you at the webinar in September

Helen Haneferd
Chair of Program Committee


Wednesday 06. September

Overburden And Top Seals


Welcome and introduction

Session chairs: Helen Haneferd & Malin Somby, ConocoPhillips

Wednesday 13. September

Challenging Trap Seals


Welcome and introduction

Session chairs: Hugh Anderson, Aker BP & Michiel Van Noorden, Vår Energi

Wednesday 20. September

Seal Analysis For Carbon Storage


Welcome and introduction

Session chairs: Hege M. Nordgård Bolås, Equinor & Elin Skurtveit, NGI

Practical information

Program Committee:

  • Helen Haneferd, ConocoPhillips (Chair of Committee)
  • Malin Somby, ConocoPhillips
  • Hugh Anderson, Aker BP
  • Hege M. Nordgård Bolås, Equinor
  • Michiel van Noorden, Vår Energi
  • Elin Skurtveit, NGI


Conference fee:  

  • NPF personal members NOK 3,200 plus 25% VAT
  • Non-NPF-members NOK 4,700 plus 25% VAT

If you wish not to participate on all three webinars and would prefer to pay only for one or two webinars only, please contact project manager for discounts.

The recordings from the webinars will be available for delegates to view one week after each webinar.


Webinar details: 

All participants will receive an e-mail with an invitation link the day prior the webinar. The link is personal, and you will be asked to enter name and company.

As a participant you will follow the webinar via a PC, Mac or smartphone/tablet. Internet access and web browser is therefore vital in order to attend.

There will be a short Q&A session after each presentation, and you will have the opportunity to ask questions directly to the presenters.

Abstracts from the webinar will be available for download after end of conference. Participants will be informed when available by e-mail.


Cancellations must be received in writing two weeks prior to the seminar, and will be subject to a cancellation fee NOK 1,000 unless a substitute delegate is offered. After this date, the full registration fee will apply, however, substitutions will still be accepted. Substitutions for registered delegates may be made at any time, but we would appreciate prior notification.

In case of cancellation of the conference by the Norwegian Petroleum Society, (NPF), the participant will be refunded the conference fee and/or the exhibition fee. Other expenses the participants may have are not refunded, and is not the responsibility of NPF.

Force majeure
Events beyond the control of the NPF – for example, but not limited to, extreme weather conditions, acts of war, terrorism, transportation shut-down (strikes or accidents), government regulation or advisory including travel warnings, serious illness or epidemics that makes it impossible to fulfill the obligations of conducting the conference entitle NPF to cancel the event without liability.

Programme changes:

It is sometimes necessary to change timing of the programme. The conference organiser will not be liable for any such unavoidable changes.


For further information please contact:
Norwegian Petroleum Society
Tove Danielsson
Project Manager
tel. +47 452 48 348