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04. to 06. Dec 2023

Coming up this week!
Reservoir Characterization


Welcome to the

Biennial Reservoir Characterization Conference

4-6 December 2023, Stavanger

Reservoir characterization today and in the future
– new challenges and new technologies

Reservoir characterization remains a key activity for field development, infrastructure-led exploration and mature fields optimization. Understanding reservoir distribution, architecture and quality, and associated uncertainties, are fundamental for optimizing drainage strategy and well placement. Once again, the biennial NPF Reservoir Characterization conference aims to present case studies where multidisciplinary and integrated approaches to reservoir characterization have enhanced our knowledge and created new insight of the subsurface. ​​

The conference will run over two days, split into four sessions

  1. Reservoir Characterization in field development and infrastructure-led exploration
  2. From well planning and data acquisition to improved Reservoir Characterization
  3. Characterizing and developing challenging reservoirs
  4. The future of Reservoir Characterization: New ways of working and new applications


On behalf of the Program Committee, we hope to see you at the seminar in December.

Eirik Rosseland Knutsen
Aker BP
Chair of Program Committee


We look forward to welcoming students to the NPF Reservoir Characterization conference

Thank you to Vår Energi that have sponsored student participation this year!

Students, senior year / Master / PhD can apply for a poster presentation and free admission to the conference. To be applicable you must be a student at a Norwegian university or university college. The free admission includes conference participation both days, conference dinner, and ice-breaker.
Applications can be sent to 


Student sponsor:


Sponsor of Core Viewing & Ice-breaker:



We look forward to welcoming you to Radisson Blu Atlantic, Stavanger in December! 


For further information, please contact:

Norwegian Petroleum Society
Tove Danielsson, project manager
tel. +47 452 48 348




Monday 04. December


Shuttle transport from Radisson Blu Atlantic to Stratum Reservoir

Make sure to register in advance!

Icebreaker and Core Viewing with tapas & drinks at Stratum Reservoir
Sponsored by: Aker BP, Equinor & Stratum Reservoir

Address: Nikkelveien 13, 4313 Sandnes

- Grosbeak, Scott Bullimore
- Yggdrasil Jurassic, Carsten Elfenbein and Gijs Henstra
- Echino Sør, Upper Jurassic, Bjørn Terje Oftedal
- Isflak, Alf Ryseth
- Core DNA, Stratum
- Understanding XRD sample preparation

Shuttle transport to Radisson Blu Atlantic

Tuesday 05. December


Registration at Radisson Blu Atlantic


Welcome and introduction

Eirik Rosseland Knutsen, Leader of Program Committee

NCS –more opportunities to go for

KEYNOTE: Arne Jacobsen, Norwegian Petroleum Directorate

Reservoir characterization in field development and infrastructure-led exploration

Chairs: Kevin Keogh, Equinor & Eirik Rosseland Knutsen, Aker BP

Identification, evaluation and reservoir characterization: A case study from exploration to field development in Fram Sør Central

KEYNOTE: Mats Lind Helgheim & Tanja Aune, Equinor

Yggdrasil part 1 – Sedimentological characterisation of the backstepping Brent delta: 200m of stacked estuarine and deltaic reservoirs, 2000m of core and 60km of net shoreline retreat

Gijs Henstra, Aker BP

Coffee & networking


Yggdrasil part 2 - A systematic, hierarchical approach to address reservoir architecture of the Middle Jurassic Tarbert reservoir

Carsten Elfenbein, Aker BP

The Goliat-Countach trend: Unlocking near-field potential

Paul Spencer, Vår Energi

Nova – production from a deep marine turbidite

Alina Afanasyeva, Wintershall Dea

Can 4D seismic processing on regional 3D surveys give insight to facies distribution in deep marine reservoirs?

Anne Stav, Aker BP


Poster presentations from 13.10 hrs.
- Quantitative characterization of fracture connectivity from high-resolution borehole image logs
Attila Petrik, Eriksfiord

- How to deal with uncertainties in declining reservoirs: when production data will help future developments
Ehsan Daneshvar, Future Geoscience Limited

-New insights on the injectite play on the Northern North Sea
Anna Rumyantseva, CGG Earth Data

- Application of Physics-Informed Neural Networks for Estimation of Saturation Functions from Countercurrent Spontaneous Imbibition Tests
Jassem Abbasi, UiS

From well planning and data acquisition to improved reservoir characterization

Chairs: Natalie Palmer, ConocoPhillips & Scott Alan Bullimore, Equinor

KEYNOTE: Øst Frigg Beta & Epsilon, Yggdrasil - Horizontal Appraisal and Exploration Drilling

Torstein Skorve, Aker BP

Keeping giants alive - The Eldfisk North Development

Marie Stavland, Arne Hansen, ConocoPhillips

Refreshments & networking


Illuminating the Breidablikk field with 360 degree reservoir mapping

Jennifer E. Cunningham, Equinor

Rapid static model updates for precision field development

Knut Viten, ConocoPhillips

End of conference day 1


Networking & drinks at Victoria Hotel, Stavanger

Address: Skansegata 1, 4006 Stavanger

Conference Dinner at Victoria Hotel, Stavanger

Wednesday 06. December


Coffee & networking

Characterizing and developing challenging reservoirs

Chairs: Davide Duranti, Wintershall Dea & Rodmar Ravnås, Aker BP

KEYNOTE: Reservoir architecture and heterogeneities of tidalites: the need for de-simplifying conceptual models and research outlook

Allard Martinius, Equinor

Examples from the Balder Future Project: Incorporating subsurface lessons-learned to optimize for future value capture.

Roxane Del Negro, Vår Energi

Understanding Reservoir Quality Challenges of the Garn FM in the Dvalin area, Norwegian Sea

Flavia Lima, Wintershall Dea

Coffee & networking


Understanding Fenja reservoir architecture prior to production start-up

Sylvain Clerc, Neptune Energy

The future of reservoir characterization: New ways of working and new applications

Chairs: Paul Spencer, Vår Energi & Eirik Rosseland Knutsen, Aker BP

KEYNOTE: Roadmap for Multiscale Stratigraphic Reservoir Characterization for Flow and Storage of CO2

Gary Hampson, Prof. Imperial College London


Poster presentations from 12:10 hrs.
-Unconventional basement Reservoirs - challenges and learnings from utsira high
Anders Torp, Aker BP & Lars Rieber, UiO

- Diffusion leakage of hydrogen stored in depleted gas reservoirs – Accurate loss estimation
Pål Østebo Andersen, UiS

- Diatomite – Tight Reservoir Characteristics
Veronika Abdulina, UiS

- Reservoir Characterisation for CO2 Storage, Intermittent H2 storage and Intermittent hydrocarbon production
Kirabo Erismas Mugwanya, UiB

Aquifer models and CO2 storage

Kristian de Figueiredo Kollsgård, Norwegian Petroleum Directorate

Reservoir Characterization for C02 storage: Highlights from the Northern Lights project, Offshore Norway

Renata Meneguolo, Equinor

Hydrogen to Humber, UK: Salty Reservoir Characterization

Farideh Sarikhany & Silvan Hoth, Equinor

Refreshments & networking


Next generation reservoir modelling algortithms - Shallow marine environments

Agustin Argüello, UiB

A machine learning approach of modern river environments as analogues for Fluvial reservoir architecture

Bjørn Nyberg, 7Analytics

Wrap Up & Best Paper Announcement


End of Conference!

Practical information

Conference Committee

  • Eirik Rosseland Knutsen, AkerBP (Chair of Committee)
  • Rodmar Ravnås, AkerBP
  • Paul Spencer, Vår Energi
  • Kevin Keogh, Equinor
  • Scott Alan Bullimore, Equinor
  • Christian Haug Eide, UiB
  • Natalie Palmer, ConocoPhillips
  • Davide Duranti, Wintershall Dea
  • Katrine Ljones Karlsen, Norwegian Petroleum Directorate


Radisson Blu Atlantic, Olav V s gate 3, 4005 Stavanger

Special Offer:

Company discounts:
Pay a full fee for the first five participants. Numbers six 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 the project manager for registration.

Conference fee

NPF personal members NOK 9,400 plus 25% VAT
Non-members  NOK 10,900 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:

– Icebreaker, Monday 4 December
– Conference Papers
– Coffee/tea
– Lunches
– Conference Dinner

Icebreaker & Core Viewing – Monday 4 December

The day before conference starts, Monday 4 December, we welcome you to an “Icebreaker” at 18:30 hrs. This year’s Icebreaker & Core Viewing will take place at Stratum Reservoir!

Address: Stratum Reservoir, Nikkelveien 13, 4313 Sandnes

Do not miss this opportunity to network with your peers and attend several different Core presentations! Shuttle transport will be available from Radisson Atlantic at 18:00 hrs. To save a seat please make sure to indicate this upon registration.


Cancellations must be received in writing by 19 November 2023, 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.

Conference paper

Presentations from the conference will be available on Internet after end of conference. Delegates will be informed when available by 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.

Membership of the Norwegian Petroleum Society (NPF)

You can become a member of NPF by registering here first. 1 year membership for conference participants is NOK 1,000. Reduced membership fees apply for young professionals under the age of 34, students and seniors.

For further information please contact

Norwegian Petroleum Society
Project Manager Tove Danielsson
tel. +47 452 48 348