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02. to 03. Feb 2021

Petroleum Systems Conference 2021


The Norwegian Petroleum Society is once again organising the two-day Petroleum Systems Conference (PSC). The PSC will be organised 2 – 3 February 2021.

Conference language: English

Due to the increasing spread of Covid-19, the Norwegian Petroleum Society (NPF) has decided to arrange this year’s PSC as a webinar.

NPF takes its precautions seriously where health and safety will always be of the highest priority. This goes for the oil & gas sector at large and we have received information from several regarding both travel restrictions and conference bans in the months to come.
It is sad not to be able to physically gather in Oslo for both professional and social networking. The conference is a highly popular conference, and we know that you, like us, have been looking forward to it. NPF will nevertheless do its outmost as an organiser to ensure that this year’s conference will be just as good despite the change in format.

This is the second edition of the Petroleum Systems Conference (PSC), which started off with great participation and success in 2018 in Stavanger.

The PSC aims to improve understanding and collaboration between petroleum system experts and exploration geoscientists. Knowledge sharing and learning from both success and failure cases are key to increasing process understanding and exploration effectiveness, essential requirements for finding, developing and producing oil and gas resources. The oil and energy sector are in urgent need of new discoveries and one of the key criteria to success is a thorough understanding of the petroleum system. The petroleum system starts with the source rock. Therefore, a focus of the PSC will be on novel approaches, methods and case studies for source rock understanding and overlooked source rocks.

The PSC will also present a variety of multidisciplinary petroleum system case studies and examples including integration of geochemical, geological and geophysical workflows. The broad span of topics to be presented includes, but is not limited to:

  • Improved Source rock understanding
  • Data integration, digitalization and advanced analytics
  • Petroleum systems analysis case studies for play and prospect evaluations and modeling
  • Reservoir geo

The deadline for submission of abstracts has now ended! 

Thanks to everyone submitting an abstract this year! 


On behalf of the Program Committee, I would like to welcome you to the PSC and hope to see you at the 2021 webinar.

Maik Inthorn, Equinor
Leader of the Program Committee



Tuesday 02. February


Welcome to PSC 2021

Chair of the program committee, Maik Inthorn, Equinor

Improved Source rock understanding

Session Chairs: Maik Inthorn, Equinor & Bjørn Kåre Bryn, Spirit-Energy

Keynote: New data on Upper Jurassic - Lower Cretaceous petroleum source rocks in East and North-East Greenland & Cretaceous source rocks in the North Atlantic realm: indications from the Nanok-1 borehole, North-East Greenland

Jørgen A. Bojesen-Koefoed, Chief Consultant (M.Sc., Ph.D.), Department of Reservoir Geology, GEUS

Lower Cretaceous source rocks on the SW Barents Shelf

Andreas H. Hagset, ARCEx – Research Centre for Arctic Petroleum Exploration, Department of Geosciences, UiT The Arctic University of Norway

Facies and source rock variations within the Hekkingen Formation

Andres Cedeño, University of Stavanger



The role of water mass restriction vs production on Lower–Middle Triassic source rock formation in Svalbard

Fredrik Wesenlund, PHD candidate, ARCEx – Research Centre for Arctic Petroleum Exploration, Department of Geosciences UiT The Arctic University of Norway

The Upper Permian Ørret Formation source rock potential in well NO 7132/2-2 Gjøkåsen Deep

Olaf Thießen, Specialist Geology - Petroleum System Analysis, Equinor ASA

Why do not source rock presence always correlate with gamma-ray spikes?

Solveig Helleren, University of Stavanger


Session Chairs: Rolando di Primio, Lundin & Elin Rein, Equinor

A source rock´s life and death simulated with the Expulsinator 2.0

Martin Stockhausen, Christian-Albrechts-University - Kiel Institute of Geosciences

Quantitative organo-facies mapping in a sequence stratigraphic framework

Dr. Birger Dahl, CEO, Pegis

Delimiting source rock intervals and evaluating maturity based on mud-gas analysis and techniques

Trym Rognmo, GeoProvider


Data integration, digitalization and advanced analytics


Keynote: Data Driven Petroleum Phase Prediction (A Top-Down Basin Modelling Approach for Conventional Exploration)

Dr. Friedemann U. M. Baur, Senior Petroleum Systems Analyst, Chevron

Machine learning based oil family classification above 62 degrees north

Benedikt Lerch, Aker BP

Coffee Break – Time to refill


TOC prediction from well logs using machine learning

Alejandro Kuha, Geophysicist - Exploration, Wintershall Dea Norge

Machine learning prediction of hydrocarbon pay

Daniel Stoddart, Principal Geo/Data Scientist, Earth Science Analytics AS

Probabilistic resource assessment using Bayesian Networks to update uncertainty in Basin Modeling

Tanvi Cheda, PHD candidate, Stanford University

End of Day 1

Wednesday 03. February


Welcome to day two PSC 2021

Session Chairs: Jon Erik Skeie, Aker BP & Balazs Badics, Wintershall DEA

Petroleum systems analysis case studies for playand prospect evaluations and modeling


Keynote: Future Developments in Petroleum Systems Modeling

Bjørn Wygrala, Schlumberger

Using widespread natural gas seepage from the seafloor to better understand the petroleum systems in the Barents Sea

Rune Mattingsdal, Geolog, Oljedirektoratet

Gas leakage history of the Vestnesa ridge – inferences from high resolution PSA modelling

Matthias Daszinnies, Migris



Revisiting the Trøndelag Platform Petroleum System, Norwegian Sea

Eric Mueller, Manager G&G, PGS

Charge History of the Utsira High

Rolando di Primio, Exploration Geology Manager, Lundin Energy

Extending Basin & Petroleum Systems Modelling into Probabilistic Asset Evaluation in Exploration and Appraisal

Dr. Martin Neumaier, Imperial College London


Join the Petroleum Systems Quiz at 12.35 pm

Reservoir geo

Session Chairs: Jorge Sánchez-Borque, Norwegian Petroleum Directorate & Sverre Ohm, UiS

Keynote: Reservoir fluid mapping while drilling using advanced mud gas

Tao Yang, Equinor

Challenges in finding End members for Production Allocation

Thorsten Uwe Garlichs, Petroleum Systems Geologist, Exploration, Wintershall Norge AS

High-resolution NMR: a new data set for whole oil geochemical analysis

Trond Brekke, Exploro


Petroleum systems analysis case studies for playand prospect evaluations and modeling


Geochemistry and Basin Modelling Study of the Intermediate and Distal Sectors of the Mid Norway Margin: Implications for the Petroleum Systems and Prospectivity of the Deep Norwegian Sea

Tiago Cunha , IGI

Non Jurassic-sourced petroleum systems – a review and regional implications

Chris Parry, GeoProvider

Coffee Break - Time to refill


Derisking migration, vertical and lateral seal in plays and prospects on the NCS using advanced mud gas analysis

Wim Lekens, GeoProvider

An oil-prone, lacustrine source rock in the Middle Jurassic on the southern Utsira High

Steve Killops, Applied Petroleum Technology

Geochemical database for the petroleum industry

Jorge Sanchez-Borque, The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate

Closing remarks

Practical information

Members of the Program Committee: 

  • Maik Inthorn, Equinor (leader)
  • Elin Rein, Equinor
  • Sverre Ohm, UiS
  • Jorge Sánchez-Borque, OD
  • Rolando di Primio, Lundin
  • Bjørn Kåre Bryn, Spirit-Energy
  • Jon Erik Skeie, Aker BP
  • Balazs Badics, Wintershall DEA

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.

Conference fee:

Conference fee online participation:

  • NPF personal members NOK 4,400 plus 25% VAT
  • Non-members NOK 5,900 plus 25 % VAT


  • 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. Contact Project Manager Tonje Raknes for more information and registration.

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 by 14th January 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.

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