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NPF webinar series
Norsk Petroleumsforening Deal with the Seal
NPF webinar series_2021-05-27 09:00:00
27. May to 17. Jun 2021

Deal with the Seal
NPF webinar series

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NPF would like to invite you to the webinar "Deal with the seal".
This is a series of webinars that will go live on 27 May, 3 and 17 June 2021, at 09:00 - 12:00 hrs.

NPF and the Program Committee is pleased to present the program draft of session 1, 2 and 3 of the webinar series called: “Deal with the Seal”!

The webinar series consists of three separate events each with a different sub theme. The goal with the three webinars is to share knowledge and experiences with seals from the exploration phase and all the way to production and injection. The webinars is a unique opportunity to access knowledge from industry experts, industry partners and academia.

The program committee pleased to present the program which will cover topics related to controls on hydrocarbon columns, pre-well assumptions vs post-well observations and production seal and geo-mechanics.


Please find program below. Register today to secure a seat and stay tuned for program updates! 


Please contact Project Manager at NPF, Tonje Raknes [] for questions.


Thursday 27. May



Welcome and introduction

Session chairs: Helen Haneferd, ConocoPhillips & Hugh Anderson, Aker BP

Mudstones: Top seals and leakage points

Andrew Aplin, Head of Department - Department of Earth Sciences, Durham University

Equilibration of hydrocarbon contacts and gas seepage in the Norwegian Continental shelf revealed by pressure and seismic data

Fridtjof Riis, Norwegian Petroleum Directorate

Fault-related hydrodynamic seals; an exploration opportunity – an appraisal distraction

Professor Quentin Fisher, University of Leeds/Petriva Ltd.

Coffee Break


Quantifying columns

Dr. Ebbe Hartz, Lead geologist, Aker BP

Modelling how faults influence the trapping of oil and gas​

Dr. Neil Grant, Principal Geologist, ConocoPhillips

Fault sealing of hydrocarbons and fluid pressure differences at the Njord Field

Phillip Muller, PhD, University of Bergen

Closing remarks

Thursday 03. June



Welcome and introduction

Session chairs: Hege M. Nordgård Bolås, Equinor & Michiel Van Noorden, Vår Energi

Trap successes and failures: Pre-drill predictions versus post-drill results

Hans Martin Veding, Norwegian Petroleum Directorate

What have we learned from drilled wells – Equinor performance tracking on Column heights

Kjersti Breirem Neumann, Equinor

Uncertainty and Bias: Limitations of the Human Mind

Marc Bond, Rose & Associates

Coffee Break


Constraining the hydrocarbon column distribution; can empirical data help?

Dr. Isabel Edmundson, University of Bergen / Equinor

Are current Fault Seal Calibrations suitable for estimating CO2 column heights?

Dr. Pete Bretan, Badley Geoscience

Closing remarks

Thursday 17. June



Welcome and introduction

Session chairs: Helen Haneferd, ConocoPhillips & Malin Somby, ConocoPhillips

The rock mechanics of shallow seals– an aid to exploration and development decision making

Kevin Galbraith, Lundin Energy

Monitoring CSRI Wells in Ekofisk’s Overburden

Frederic Santarelli, Geomec & Danila Shutemov & Sirikarn Narongsirikul, ConocoPhillips

Coffee Break


Observations of man induced fault re-activation from the Valhall field

Tron Golder Kristiansen, Aker BP

Compartmentalization at Goliat field

Mette Søndergaard, Vår Energi

Seal integrity assessment for CO2 injection in saline aquifers

Elin Skurtveit, NGI

Closing Remarks

Practical information

Program Committee:

  • Helen Haneferd, ConocoPhillips
  • Malin Somby, ConocoPhillips
  • Hugh Anderson, Aker BP
  • Hege M. Nordgård Bolås, Equinor
  • Anne Skjærstein, Lundin Energy
  • Dag Helliksen, Oljedirektoratet
  • Michiel van Noorden, Vår Energi


Conference fee:  

  • NPF personal members NOK 2,900 plus 25% vat
  • Non-NPF-members NOK 4,400 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.

Special Offer!

  • We give 50% quantity discounts to companies that register more than 5 participants.
  • Bring a colleague under 30 years of age for half price! Participant no. 2 or more under the age of 30 years from the same employer receives a 50% discount.
  • Student discounts available

Contact the Project Manager for more information and registration.


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
Tonje Raknes
Project Manager
tel. +47 983 06 117