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26. Nov 2019

Young Energy Conference 2019


WELCOME to this year’s event for young professionals in the oil and gas industry!

The conference is a nationwide event for young people aged 35 years or younger working in the oil and gas industry. The conference is a popular event, and alternates location between Stavanger and Oslo.

NPF would like to provide young people with an arena where they can meet with other likeminded professionals with the purpose of networking, whilst listening to presentations held by experts within their own respective fields focusing on the most relevant trends, challenges and opportunities within the oil and gas industry today.

The event is aimed at giving you as a young professional in the energy industry a chance to look beyond your day to day activities through giving valuable Insights into key topics of the industry and getting to know other young professionals in the industry that might inspire you today or prove valuable in the future.

On this year’s Young Energy Conference we will delve into current issues as the oil price volatility, who take the cost of CO2 reductions, and the status of the Norwegian Continental Shelf as viewed from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate. Continuous improvement is something we all face, and we will have the pleasure of learning from AkerBP how they design the organization for the future.

The evolution and use of Seabox will be presented by NOV along with Equinor and ConocoPhillips who are set to be the first users. Focus will be on how the technology was developed and commercialized.

P&A of wells are an activity that will become more important on the mature NCS. One risk that could occur are leakages post plugging, and we will have a presentation on how operators and authorities can handle those events.

You can expect participants from all parts of the energy business, so be prepared to learn and network to broaden your skillset and meet new people through the day.

On behalf of the committee I welcome you to Young Energy 2019

Remember that you have to be employed in the energy business and be under 35 to be eligible to participate

Best regards
Adrian Holm, Equinor
Committee leader


Tuesday 26. November





by the Chair of the committee Adrian Holm, Project Manager, Equinor and Tonje Bjerga, Aker BP Young Professionals

Current status of the NCS

Franziska Blystad, Geologist, Norwegian Petroleum Directorate

Marked growth expecations among oil-exposed and manufactuering companies – Limited impact from global turmoil (Brexit & trade war)

Kyrre Knudsen, Chief Economist, Sparebank 1 SR Bank



Panel discussion: Who takes the cost of co2 reduction?

Moderator: Erlend Jordal, Manager, Government relations, Norwegian Oil and Gas Association

Aleksander Stokkebø, Member of Parliament, Conservative Party

Peter Marcus K. Greve, Leader Sustainability in Equinor’s project org.

Gaute Eiterjord, Chair, Nature and Youth- Young Friends of the Earth Norway

Ove Mikal Helle, VP HSSEQ, Vår Energi



Chair: Federico Juárez, Aker BP


The big picture

Kristin Færøvik, Managing Director, Lundin Norway and Gjertrud Mortveit, Shut Down lead, Vår Energi

Work of the future: How to build an organization to succeed with focus on change management

Mons Styrmo, Organizational Development Manager, AkerBP

Seabox- what, why and how

Marius Isaksen, Project Manager Seabox Ekofisk R&D Pilot, ConocoPhillips, Helge Lunde, Managing Director, NOV Seabox AS and Silje Charlotte Myrvang Tjelta, Principal Engineer, Subsea Systems, Research & Technology, Equinor


Chair: Mathias Tangen, Equinor


Fate of Hydrocarbon Leak after Permanently Plugging and Abandoning Wells

Mahmoud Khalifeh, Associate Professor, UiS

Success factors for future field developments

Atle Reinseth, VP, Project Development, Equinor

How to avoid disputes – Dos and don'ts during project execution

Kristine Hyldmo Bjørnvik, Managing Associate, Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS

NPF- Young Awards



by the Chair of the committee, Adrian Holm, Project Manager, Equinor

Tapas & Drinks

Erlend Jordal

Manager, Government relations, Norwegian oil and gas association

2014 – dd
Manager, government relations
The Norwegian Oil and Gas Association (Norwegian Oil and Gas) is a professional body and employer’s association for oil and supplier companies engaged in the field of exploration and production of oil and gas on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. The Norwegian Oil and Gas Association works to solve common challenges for the members and to strengthen the competitiveness of the Shelf.

2011 - dd
Chairman of Rogalandsforskning
A research trust that owns 50% of The International Research Institute of Stavanger (IRIS). IRIS has now become a part of Norwegian Research Centre AS(Norce), and we own 36% of that company together With the University of Stavanger.

2018 - dd
Chairman of the board
I Chair the executive Board for the fire and rescue department for Southern Rogaland, we have the responsibility to oversee the emergency response services, for over 300 000 people with our staff of over 400 personnel. We work to improve services, modernize equipment, fire engines and fire stations - as well as increasing traning and education amongs our firefighters and rescue personnel.

2017 – dd
Chairman of the City student council
The student Council of Stavanger handles matters regarding student welfare, student housing and student activities in the City of Stavanger. We also have the responsibility to ensure that the student voice is heard in strategic matters, comprehensive planning tasks and in development of the university area.

2019 – dd
Chairman of the Committee for oversight and internal audits for the County of Rogaland
The Committee has the responsibility to oversee all matters of budgets, finance, and compliance for the County of Rogaland. As well as conducting thorough internal audits off all property, companies and quality systems that is owned by the County of Rogaland.

2007 – dd
Member of the City council of Stavanger.

2007 – 2015 and 2019 – dd
Member of the County council of Rogaland

2005 – 2014
Various political jobs at City hall as a fulltime politician. Advisor, senior advisor and Executive councillor.

1999 – 2002
Bachelor at Lancaster university

1998 – 1999
1 year program in English and political science.

1995 – 1998
St Olav Higschool in Stavanger

Practical information

NB: The Conference is Now Fully Booked. Please contact Project Manager Kristin Øinæs directly to be put on the waiting list.


Aker BP, Jåttåvågveien 10, 4020, Stavanger, Norway

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

Conference fee:
Free of charge for NPF member
NOK 500 + 25% VAT for non member
The price includes one year NPF membership. Please note that membership fees will apply 12 months from registration date.  See link for more information. If you do not want to become a member, please contact NPF Project Manager.

The Conference fee includes:
-Conference papers
-Tapas & Drinks

Cancellations must be received in writing by 12th November 2019. If you register for the conference and do not show up or send a replacement, a fee of NOK 1,000 will be invoiced.

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 Project Manager if you have any questions: Kristin Øinæs