YP session on ODS
20. February 2011
This years YP session on the One Day Seminar will put focus on unexplored areas of the NCS in general, and on the disputed areas around Lofoten Vesterålen in particular
The SPE Bergen Young Professionals programme
is the most important arena for networking and learning amongst Young Professionals
in the Bergen region. At the annual One Day Seminar, the programme hosts a session
dedicated to professionals of the oil & gas industry having less than 10 years
of experience (session is part of the conference programme, and open for all to
The Norwegian petroleum industry’s contribution to the government budget is set
to fall by NOK 58 billion from 2010 to 2015. To slow down that decline, new and
attractive exploration acreage must be made available. This is a matter of urgency
because of the long time lag between exploration and production (OLF)
This years YP session will focus on unexplored areas of the NCS, and in particular
the disputed areas around Lofoten/Vesterålen. The aim of the session is to provide
participants with knowledge and understanding of the challenges and opportunities
that may exist in the opening of the disputed areas. The session will cover resource
estimates, area-specific challenges pertaining to the unopened blocks and the
socio-economic effects that follow an opening of these areas.
We are happy to present three heavy-weighters on this topic as our speakers for
Finn Roar Aamodt is senior advisor on northern areas in Statoil. He has previosly held positions
such as exploration director in NPD and chair of the Norwegian Oil Industry Association
(OLF). Sveinung Fjose is partner and senior analyst in Menon. Sissel Eriksen is the NPD's director for exploration.
The YP session will be session 2 in the Peer Gynt room.