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Digital Collaboration 2024
Clarion Hotel Energy, Ishockeyveien 2, 4021 Stavanger Norsk Petroleumsforening Check out the program!
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22. to 23. Oct 2024

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Digital Collaboration 2024


Digital Collaboration 2024 

Conference language: English


Secure your seats today and stay tuned for program updates!

This conference aims to share insights and promote collaboration in digitizing the energy industry.

Despite significant investment in digital transformation, there is still room to accelerate growth through peer collaboration. The conference will explore the future of operations and decision-making, balancing the role of artificial intelligence with human involvement. With new ways of working and business models, technology must be developed with an understanding of human limitations to achieve success. Join us to share experiences, best practices, and real-world examples of industry transformation.


Main themes for the conference: 

  • Leading Digital Transformation
  • Trustworthy AI
  • The Battle for Data Quality
  • The Digital Subsurface
  • Remote and Data-Driven Operations
  • Digital Production Optimization


We look forward to welcoming you to this conference in October! 

On behalf of the Conference committee,

Håvard Gustad,  Equinor (Chair) 


Tuesday 22. October


Registration and Coffee


Welcome and introduction

Håvard Gustad, Equinor, Chair of the Conference Committee

Leading Digital Transformation

Chair: Håvard Gustad, Equinor


Paula Doyle, Chief Digital Officer, Aker BP

Digital Technology: Safety and Responsibility

Finn Carlsen, Director of Professional Competence, Norwegian Ocean Industry Authority (Havtil)


Torgeir Waterhouse, Founder and Partner at Otte, Co-Founder at Ufilm

Moderator: Håvard Gustad


Refreshments and Networking

Trustworthy AI

Chair: Linn Vestly Bergh, The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway


Frank Børre Pedersen, Programme director – Digital Assurance, DNV

Human Factors and Artificial Intelligence: Principles for application in a safety critical domain

Jasmine Lilleby, Human Factors specialist, Aker BP

Responsible AI and Regulatory Landscape for AI

Rialda Spahic, Task manager and Domain Specialist of Responsible AI, Equinor


The Battle for Data Quality

Chair: Kjell Arne Jacobsen, InnoTeam

Digital Transformation challenges and Digital Trust

Lars Meløe, Principal Consultant-Digital Trust, DNV

From Raw to Refined: Harmonizing Distributed Fiber Optic Sensing Data

Stefan Dümmong, Principal Geophysicist, Equinor


Verena Hagspiel, Professor of Investment and Finance, NTNU

Coffee Break

The Digital subsurface

Chair: Guttorm Vigeland, Norwegian Offshore Directorate

Digitalization Done Right: A Data-First Strategy

Andreas Svendsen Sandvik, IT & Digital Business Partner for Subsurface & Exploration, Vår Energi

Diskos 2.0 - The Raw Material for Digital Collaboration

Louis Vos, Assistant director of Data Management, the Norwegian Offshore Directorate


James Elgenes, Manager Subsurface Data and Information, Equinor

End of Conference day 1!


Aperitiff and Dinner

Wednesday 23. October


Coffee & Networking

Remote and Data Driven Operations

Chair: Gisle Karlsen, Aker BP

EPN OTE IOCT – Integrated Operations Centre & Technical Efficiency

Frode Skarstein, Vice President Operations, Equinor

Remote and Data-Driven Operations, New technology - AID – UID

Jarle Marius Solland & Besmir Kajolli, Subsea Operation Managers, Aker BP

BRU21 – Developing digital and automation solutions for the offshore energy industry

Alexey Pavlov, Professor in Petroleum Cybernetics, NTNU



Coffee Break

Digital Production optimization

Chair: Dmitriy Belozerov, Aker BP

The secret ingredients to successful data driven production optimization

Vidar Gunnerud, CEO, Solution Seeker

Data-driven approach for optimizing gas turbines

Stéphanie Raoul, Data Science Professional - Future Operations, Aker BP


Johannes Jäschke, Professor, NTNU


John Murray, CS Manager, FutureOn & Arnie Hagen, Aker BP



End of Conference, Have a Safe Trip Home!

Practical information

Conference Committee

  • Håvard Gustad, Equinor (Chair of Committee)
  • Dmitriy Belozerov, Aker BP
  • Gisle Karlsen, Aker BP
  • Egil Tjåland, NTNU
  • Kjell Arne Jacobsen, InnoTeam
  • Linn Vestly Bergh, Norwegian Ocean Industry Authority
  • Guttorm Vigeland,  Norwegian Offshore Directorate


Clarion Hotel Energy,  Ishockeyveien 2, 4021 Stavanger

Conference fee

NPF personal members NOK 8,600 plus 25% VAT
Non-members  NOK 10,100 plus 25 % VAT

Payment can be done upon registration by credit card (Master Card/Visa/AmEx) or by invoice. If the invoice needs to be changed due to wrong or missing information there will added a fee of NOK 150 to the total amount. All international payments must be approved before the conference starts.

The fee includes:
– Conference Papers
– Coffee/tea
– Lunches

Conference Dinner: 

Dinner is not included in the conference fee and must be chosen separately when registering.

Fee is NOK 980,- plus 25% VAT.  The price includes: 3-course dinner, aperitiff and three unit of drinks.


Clarion Hotel Energy,  Ishockeyveien 2, 4021 Stavanger

Price per night (incl. breakfast): NOK 1,914 for single room incl. VAT.   Hotel is not included in the conference fee.

Please book your room through this link:

NPF is not responsible for no-shows


Special Offer:

Company discounts:
Pay a full fee for the first six participants. Numbers seven and above will receive 50% off.

Bring a colleague under 30 for half price! Participant no. 2 or more under the age of 30 from the same employer receives a 50% discount on the conference fee. Contact Project Manager for registration.

Membership of the Norwegian Petroleum Society (NPF):

If you want to receive the member price, please register here first:

One year membership for conference participants is NOK 1,000. Reduced membership fees applies for young professionals under the age of 34, students and seniors.


Payment can be done upon registration by credit card (Master Card/Visa/AmEx) or by invoice. If the invoice needs to be changed due to wrong or missing information there will be added a fee of NOK 150 to the total amount. All international payments must be approved before the conference starts.


Cancellations must be received in writing by 8th October 2024 and will be subject to a NOK 2,000 cancellation fee 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.

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 fulfil the obligations of conducting the conference entitle NPF to cancel the event without liability.

Programme changes:

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


For further information please contact:
Norwegian Petroleum Society
Christine Belgum
Project Manager
tel. +47 412 08 756