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Exploration Revived 2021
Clarion Hotel Air, Utsolaarmen, Sola Norsk Petroleumsforening WELCOME:
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13. to 15. Sep 2021

Exploration Revived 2021

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Welcome to Exploration Revived 2021

13-15 September 2021 at Sola, Stavanger

Conference language: English

"You can save your seat already today"

The conference is set to be arranged as planned, but we will adapt the practical implementation in accordance with governmental advice and guidelines. In case of restrictions on the number of seats, participants are given priority according to the "first come, first served" principle.

Dear Fellow Explorationists

NPF and the conference committee are again pleased to invite you to the “Exploration Revived” conference. The conference will take place at Clarion Hotel Air, Sola (Stavanger) on 13 – 15 September 2021.

The program committee is ready to announce some of the confirmed talks presented at year’s conference. More info to come, so stay tuned for program updates!


Over the two days, 14 different case studies will be presented, and there will be a core viewing session on Monday afternoon. Invited speakers from the industry and academia will cover different aspects of breaking new ground in Exploration, involving new or revived plays, new ways of integrating data, new technology and strategies.


The key element of this conference is NETWORKING. There will be plenty of time for delegates to meet peers from the industry. Monday night will start with a social gathering (more info to come). During the conference there will be several networking opportunities, so please come join us for the aperitif and conference dinner Tuesday evening.


Exploration Revived Award

The Exploration Revived Award 2021 will be announced during the conference dinner, Tuesday 14 September. The intention behind this award is to stimulate the exploration on the Norwegian shelf and it is awarded biennially at the NPF Exploration Revived Conference.

The award will be given to groups or companies who, over the preceding two years, have contributed to moving exploration of the Norwegian shelf forward by:

  • Testing new play concepts and/or exploration models
  • Testing high risk/ high potential targets
  • Contributing to geological breakthroughs
  • Exploring for upside potential in more mature areas with established play-types, supporting extended lifetime of producing fields
  • Reducing exploration risk by developing and/or applying new techniques and technologies
  • Any other combination of ideas, technology and risk-taking resulting in revived exploration

The award is based on nominations from the exploration community in Norway and is decided by a committee appointed by the Exploration Revived conference organizing committee.
The prize consist of a lithographic print and a certificate/diploma.

The Exploration Revived Award 2021 Committee to be announced. 

Please send your nominations to Tonje Raknes, Project Please state the reason for your choice of nominated candidates. The deadline for nominations of candidates is 13 August 2021.


We look forward to welcoming you to Sola, Stavanger in September 2021!


For further information, please contact:

Norwegian Petroleum Society
Tonje Raknes, project manager



Monday 13. September

Ice-Breaker Monday Evening at 7 pm

Tuesday 14. September

Confirmed talks and speakers the 14 - 15 September 2021

NCS overview

Torgeir Stordal, NPD

Maria revitalization

Vedad Hadziavdic, Wintershall Dea

Future outlook for Exploration, strategy, high value barrels in the Skarv area

Evy Glørstad, Aker BP


Nina Bakke, Aker BP

Exploration trends and recent discoveries in the mature North Sea Basin – creating high-value opportunities linked to existing infrastructure

Tom Dreyer, Equinor

The Blasto discovery

Ann-Helen Aamodt & Audun V. Kjemperud, Idemitsu


Carly Marshall, Neptune

Bringing new life to a mature area with three wells in Block 25/7

Mike Northrop, ConocoPhillips

Oil and motivation for working in the Oil industry today

Nicholas Ashton, Equinor

Drilling Schweinsteiger – wildcat exploration in 2020

Tor Kristian Berg, Wellesley

Iving Discovery – 5 in 1

Einar Sverdrup, MOL

Oil-oil family typing using machine learning

Peder Aursand, Aker BP


Kellfrid B. Lyslo & Tor Erik Svendsen, Equinor


Liv Hege Birkeland Løken, Aker BP

7220/7-4 - Isflak discovery

Øystein Wergeland & Kristin Seim, Equinor


Matthias Mieth, Equinor

Torgeir Stordal

Director technology and coexistence, NPD

Executive management
Ingrid Sølvberg
Director general


Ms Sølvberg is a Civil Engineer in marine technology from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

Ms Sølvberg assumed the position as director general in January 2020. Prior to that, she was director of development and operation from June 2014.

Started her career in Statoil (now Equinor) in 1995 as a subsea engineer and took up her first management position in 2004.
A number of management positions, such as director for platform technology and marine surveys in the period from 2007-2010, and then HSE director for midstream and downstream activity in Equinor.
Commercial manager at Centrica from 2012.
Director for the Norwegian Sea and the Barents Sea at the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate in 2013.
Positions on the boards of the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI) and the Ship Manouvering Simulator Center (SMSC).


Ola Anders Skauby
Director of communication and public affairs


Mr Skauby has a Master of Management from BI Norwegian Business School. He also has a Major in Marketing and has studied IT, business economics and English.

Mr Skauby started in the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate in October 2020.

12 years of experience from Equinor, the last three years as global head of personnel security and emergency response, including follow-up, information, counseling, assistance and training.
Various communication positions in Equinor, among other things, press spokesman and communication director.
Lectured in marketing management at BI Norwegian Business School for 10 years.
Worked with communication and contracts in Subsea 7, Halliburton, Forsvarsbygg and Fabi Partner.


Kristin Reitan Husebø
Director framework and governance


Ms Husebø has a Master of Management from BI Norwegian Business School.

Ms Husebø started in the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate in September 2020.

Managing director of Greater Stavanger Economic Development, in which she has managed economic development work in the greater Stavanger region on behalf of 15 municipalities and Rogaland county municipality in the period 2014-2020.
Controller, corporate finance and performance management at Equinor (1990-2000).
Managerial positions in Prekubator Technology Transfer Office, Stavanger Helseforskning, Schibsted/Stavanger Aftenblad and Mercuri Urval in the period 2000-2014.
Extensive board experience including as previous chair of the board of the Norwegian government enterprise facilitating a national infrastructure for innovation, Siva, listed companies and entrepreneur companies.


Torgeir Stordal
Director technology and coexistence


Mr Stordal has a Master of Science in geophysics from the University of Bergen.

Mr Stordal started as exploration director at the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate in 2017.

Began his career in Shell as a geophysicist in 1989, and started his first management position in 1999.
Numerous management positions within exploration, including as exploration manager in Norske Shell during the period 2009-2013.
A global role within resource evaluation at Shell’s headquarters in the Netherlands from 2013-2017.
Positions of trust in the Norwegian Petroleum Society and Norwegian Oil and Gas.

Practical information


Norwegian Petroleum Society (NPF)


Clarion Hotel Air, Utsolaarmen 16, 4055 NO-Sola, Norway


  • Tina Rasmussen Olsen, INEOS
  • Rikke Bruhn, Cairn Energy
  • Torgeir Vinje, INPEX Norge AS
  • Olav Antonio Blaich, Aker BP
  • Idar Horstad, Lundin-Energy
  • Hege Susanne Blasternes, Vår Energi
  • Franziska Blystad, Norwegian Petroleum Directorate
  • Marit Johansen, Equinor
  • Petter Frantzen, Norske Shell A/S

Conference fee:

NPF personal members  NOK 8.400,- plus 25% VAT
Non-NPF-members         NOK 9.900,- plus 25% VAT
Ice-breaker                      NOK 500,- plus 25% VAT
Dinner                             NOK 1.000,- plus 25% VAT

Payment can be done upon registration by credit card (Master Card/Visa) or 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.

Special Offer!

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.

The conference fee includes:

  • Coffee/tea
  • Lunches
  • Abstract


Social arrangement Monday 13 September:

The day before conference starts, September 13th, we welcome you to an “Ice breaker” at 19.00.


Membership of the Norwegian Petroleum Society (NPF)

We offer conference participants to purchase membership of NPF together with registration and payment for the conference

  • 1 year membership for conference participants (NOK 1,000)


Please fill inn accomodation requirements in the registration form.


Cancellations must be received in writing by 30th August 2021, and will be subject to a cancellation fee NOK 2,000 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.

Conference paper:

Presentations from the conference will be available after end of conference. Delegates will be informed when available via e-mail.

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