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09. to 11. Mar 2020

The Biennial Geophysical Seminar 2020

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The Biennial Geophysical Seminar

The three challenges of the oil & gas industry

With rising global demand, highly volatile prices and increasingly stringent environmental regulations, the oil and gas industry faces three major challenges: 1. optimising the performance of its base assets, 2. maintaining cost efficiency, and 3. improving its environmental footprint.

The industry has already been through a tough several years of drastic cost-cutting and re-structuring, but is now more vigorous and adaptive and more resilient to a rapidly changing world than ever. To meet the increasingly difficult task of finding and producing more hydrocarbons we should both learn from past experience as well as trying new technologies and methods.

The biennial geophysical conference is the most traditional of all the geophysical events in Norway and has been organised in Kristiansand since 1975. The Norwegian Petroleum society and the programme committee is pleased to invite you to two days of interesting talks and fruitful network building in Oslo next March.

Call for abstracts:

The programme committee would therefore like to encourage you to submit your expanded abstract for the 2020 conference. We would particularly encourage real case studies from Norwegian waters where new technology has been applied such as hi-res seismic acquisition, processing and imaging tools, OBC, machine learning, neural networks, AI and new/innovative ways of interpreting a complex diversity of data. We will welcome contributions from a diverse mix of oil companies, service companies and universities/institutes.


The deadline has been postponed to 15th of September 2019. We have already received a large number of abstracts, but also several requests for postponing the deadline due to the APA round applications and the vacation time. Those who have already submitted an abstract are allowed to submit an updated version if needed. 

Please send your abstract to Project Manager, Tonje Raknes


On behalf of the Organising Committee we look forward to receiving your abstract outline and to welcome you to the seminar in March 2020.

NPF and the programme committee with chairman Atle Aamodt


Practical information

Members of Conference Committee:

  • Atle Aamodt, PGS (Chair of Committee)
  • Anniken Teigen, Petoro AS
  • Mark Andrew Ackers, Spirit Energy
  • Terje Dahl, Equinor
  • Massimo Virgilio, Schlumberger
  • Vetle Vinje, CGG Norge
  • Odd Petter Skogly, Shell
  • Ruth Synnøve Haga Pettersen, Aker BP
  • Leila Benchrif-Sørensen, ConocoPhillips
  • Espen Harris Nilsen, Lundin


Quality Hotel Expo
Snarøyveien 20, NO-1324 Lysaker, Norway

Conference fee:

NPF personal members NOK 8.400,- plus 25% VAT
Non-npf-members NOK 10.400,- 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 conference fee includes:

  • Exended Abastract/ Conference papers
  • Coffee/tea
  • Lunches

Conference paper:

Extented abstracts from the conference will be available on Internet for those signed up two days before the conference starts.

Abstract Submissions:

For abstracts accepted for the conference program, the deadline to submit an extended abstract is 31st of January 2020.

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 – with affiliation to NPF Oslo / Polyteknisk Forening (PF Olje) (NOK 1,600)
1 year membership for conference participants – other local charters (NOK 1,000)


Please make your reservation when signing up for the conference. Single room rate NOK 1.275 per night to be paid directly to the hotel.


Cancellations must be received in writing by 24th February 2020, 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.

Conference paper:

Extented abstracts from the conference will be available on Internet for those signed up two days before the conference starts.

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


More information to come…