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16. to 17. Oct 2018

Offshore Pipelines & Risers

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Welcome to Offshore Pipelines & Risers in October!

The Norwegian Petroleum Society (NPF) is once again hosting its traditional two day Offshore Pipelines and Risers conference in Trondheim. The biennial conference has for three decades been the most popular meeting and knowledge-sharing venue for the Norwegian offshore pipeline and riser industry.

After a tough period of low activity, cuts and restructuring within the industry, the market is in recovery following more “normal” prices for oil and gas. The oil and gas business will continue to be the most important industry in Norway for many decades to come. The new boundary conditions of politics, economics etc have led to numerous mergers, acquisitions and trading of offshore licenses, resulting in a new landscape of operators and industry players.

In the meantime, the geological understanding of the Barent Sea is increasing and new discoveries have been made as the region is awaiting the ripple effects of the Johan Castberg development. This will help create a new hub in the North, as well as being an important stepping stone with field development solutions for remote and sub-arctic areas. Further South, the huge Johan Sverdrup oil field is gradually being constructed with a planned production start in 2019. Mature fields like Ekofisk, Gullfaks, Troll, Snorre, Oseberg, Njord and many others are simultaneously being redeveloped. These life extension programmes will look to expand their production capacity for the next 20 – 40 years.

During the rough spell with lower oil price focus has been on innovation, cost-effective solutions challenging old industry “truths” and practices. Finding more efficient ways to design, install and operate pipeline systems is seen as key elements for survival. The committee have received many abstracts of outstanding quality reflecting recent technology developments, cost efficiency mindset and the latest project experience. We are very pleased to see such a wide range of interesting topics to be presented this year.
With this in mind, we look forward to seeing you in Trondheim in October!


Event sponsor:



Tuesday 16. October





Per Nystrøm, IKM Ocean Design, Chair of the program committee

Keynote speech: New thoughts in a different situation

Ola Borten Moe, CCO, OKEA


Session Chairs: Leif Collberg & Morten Aamodt

Strain Based Design - The Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything

Leif Collberg, Vice President - Pipeline Technology, Erling Østby, Senior Principal Specialist, DNV GL & Erik Levold, Specialist in Pipeline Technology, Equinor Research Centre

Structural Reliability Analysis for Johan Castberg subsea flowlines

Halvor Stokholm, Engineering Manager, Johan Castberg, Equinor



The use of ETH-PiP to ensure flow assurance for the Fenja development

Antoine Marret, Lead ETH, TechnipFMC

CO2SafeArrest: A full-scale burst test research project for carbon dioxide pipelines

Bente Helen Leinum, Senior Principal Engineer – Operations Technology, DNV GL

Northern Lights CO2 pipeline – status on project and challenges with CO2 pipelines vs oil&gas pipelines

Tore Karlsen, Pipeline Manager Northern Lights project , Equinor


Session Chairs: Anne Berit Kobbeltvedt & Michael Boubli

Industrialisation and commercialisation of composite riser technology

Mohammad Rafi, Commercial Product Manager FPS, BakerHuges a GE Company

First use of Technology enables development of field in Norwegian

Arne Skeie, Ærfugl Subsea Alliance Engineering Manager, Subsea 7

Steel lazy wave riser - a deepwater solution

Decao Yin, Senior Research Scientist, Sintef OCEAN

Leaving the umbilical/cable exposed on the seabed? Opportunities, challenges and design solutions

Pål Foss, IKM





GluBi Pipe - a new development of a reelable Lined Pipe

Joachim Banse, Product Engineer, Butting

Flexible riser with DTS and active heating for Extended Well Test

Olivier Mesnage, Development project Manager, TechnipFMC

Active Heating of Flexible Pipes

Jan Rytter, R&D Director, Development & Qualification, NOV Completion & Production Solutions

Thermoplastic Composite Pipelines (TCP) for dynamic risers and jumpers

Jan van der Graaf, Business Development Manager Brazil, Airborne Oil & Gas

End day 1




Conference Dinner

Wednesday 17. October


Sessions Chairs: Lars Myklebost & Thore Grønvik

Aasta Hansteen – Installation & Pull-in of Steel Catenary Risers

Tom-Erik Henriksen, Project Manager, Subsea 7

TurkStream deep water pipeline project

Jeroen Timmermans, Engineering Manager, INTECSEA

New seabed preparations methods related to pre pipe-lay activities

Arild Ariansen, Managing Director, Scanmudring



The long way from modern line pipe through LRFD to waiving system pressure test

Roberto Bruschi, E.C. Offshore Digital Trasformation and Engineering Authority, Saipem



Design and life time extension of pipelines - a regulators perspective

Audun Kristoffersen, Principal Engineer & Eirik Duesten, Principal Engineer, Petroleumstilsynet

Ormen Lange Late Life Recovery

Tomas Åberg, Senior Pipeline Engineer, A/S Norske Shell


Sessions Chairs: Egil Giertsen & Tomas Åberg

A case study on Multi-Diameter Pipeline inspection using ART in offshore liquid pipelines

Martin Ullebust, Operation manager, Halfwave AS

Anasuria FPSO - Flexible riser system lifetime extension

John Picksley, Senior Consultant, Wood



Subsea installation of Riser Wear Protection Elements on live risers

Geir Åge Nesse, Project Manager, DeepOcean

Fatigue flexible pipe integrity based on floating unit motion data

Simon Peronne, R&D Engineer, TechnipFMC

Re-cap by Per Nystrøm, IKM Ocean Design, Chair of the program committee


END of conference day 2

Roberto Bruschi

E.C. Offshore Digital Trasformation and Engineering Authority, Saipem

Author of more than 200 papers in offshore and cross country pipeline technology. He recently received the Lifetime Achievement Award in Offshore Pipeline Technology,
in appreciation of outstanding contribution to offshore pipeline industry through leadership, innovation and inspiration to others.

Master Degree. in Aeronautical Engineering at University of Pisa (Italy). Joined Snamprogetti in 1980 as junior analyst dedicated to the mathematical modelling of soil-structure-fluid interaction for submarine pipelines, offshore structures and floaters-offshore vessels. Responsible of Advanced Engineering Studies for the most challenging offshore pipelines projects undertaken in the Mediterranean and North Seas, including the Blue Stream pipeline across the Black Sea and the Sakhalin Pipelines, Phase 2. Responsible of corporate R & D and international JIR projects in offshore and land pipeline technology, particularly addressed to reliability based limit state design, then to the application of high grade steels in long distance, high capacity, high pressure gas pipelines crossing harsh environments. Director of Advanced Engineering Studies, R & D and complex cross-country and subsea pipeline projects in the Project Execution Center of Fano, Snamprogetti S.p.A. Joined Saipem in 2006, as responsible of Subsea and Pipelines Department, including engineering services on Environmental Engineering, Integrity Management, Umbilical-Riser-Flowline, Subsea Structures, Flow Assurance, Sealine Design, Loss and Prevention, Advanced Technologies Engineering Analysis, Materials. V. P., Advanced Engineering Services and Technology Innovation Projects.

Practical information


Norwegian Petroleum Society (NPF), Lilleakerveien 2A, 0283 Oslo

Members of the Conference Committee :

  • Per R. Nystrøm, IKM Ocean Design
  • Thore Grønvik, Subsea7
  • Lars Myklebost, Wood Group Kenny
  • Egil Giertsen, Sintef Ocean
  • Tomas Åberg, A/S Norske Shell
  • Morten Aamodt, Equinor
  • Anne Berit Kobbeltvedt, ConocoPhillips
  • Leif Collberg, DNV GL
  • Michael Boubli, TechnipFMC


Radisson Blu Royal Garden Hotel
Kjøpmanssgaten 73, Trondheim

Conference fee:

NPF personal members NOK 9,900 plus 25% VAT
Non-npf-members NOK 11,400 plus 25 % VAT

The fee includes:

– Conference papers
– Coffee/tea
– Lunches
– Conference Dinner

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 1,700)
  • 1 year membership for conference participants – other local charters (NOK 1,000)

Select the Membership price at the top of the registration form and check the desired membership type further down below the Participant information fields. The total price will be updated automatically before the registration is confirmed and you proceed to payment.


Payment can be done upon registration by credit card (Master Card/Visa) on our website. If you do not want to pay with creditcard, you can ask the project manager to send you an invoice from Norwegian Petroleum Society (NPF). Please note that by choosing invoice you will be submitted to a fee of NOK 100. All international payments must be approved before the conference starts.


Cancellations must be received in writing by 1st of October 2018, 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:

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.


Please contact Radisson Blue Royal Garden Hotel on +47 7380 3000 if you require accomodation. Negotiated rates for conference participants. NOK 1,175 per night (incl. vat) including breakfast, to be paid directly to the hotel.

For further information please contact:

Norwegian Petroleum Society
Tonje Raknes
Project Manager

Tel. +47 983 06 117