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SWIPA Annual Conference 2024

Welcome to the forthcoming SWIPA conference in Trondheim.


Radisson Blu Royal Garden Hotel, Trondheim, Norway
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Day 1, Wednesday, 13 March

SWIPA Technical - for SWIPA partners only (09:00 - 11:30)

08:30 - 09:00  Registration
09:00 - 09:55 Welcome address &HES – 
Olav Spanne, SINTEF

Highlights from R&D activities
09:00 Overall status and plans for 2024, Harald Linga, SINTEF
09:10 Highlights results and impact from SWIPA WPs, Ragnhild Skorpa, SINTEF, Viktoriya Yarushina, IFE Erlend Randeberg, NORCE

09:55 - 10:15 Break

10:15 SWIPA Innovation strategy, Trine M. Stene, SINTEF
10:20 Postdoc`s and PhD-candidates – selected results, Madhan Nur Agista, UiS, Andriani Manataki, NTNU, Lewaa Hmadeh, NTNU, Marcelo A. Jaculli, NTNU,Hazzaz Bin Yousuf, UiS, Victor Lima, UiS

11:00 Well integrity operation – some root problems and concerns, Bernt Aadnøy, UiS

SWIPA Annual Conference – Open for all

11:00 - 13:00 Registration
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 16:50 Opening address –Minister of Energy, Terje L . Aasland and Eli Aamot, SINTEF

13:10 SWIPA`s role and contribution towards reaching the cost cut target, Harald Linga, SINTEF
P&A roadmaps, technology initiatives and assessment
13:20 P&A operations at the Norwegian Continental shelf – update and prognosis, Magnus Svensson, Offshore Norge
13:40 Requirements for permanent plugging – a review of Bismuth-alloys from a regulatory perspective, Nina Ringøen, HAVTIL, Norway
Business opportunities towards 50 % cost cut
14:00 Wireline-operated electrochemical steel removal - concept and potential, Carlos Javier Delgado, dSolve
14:20 Analysis of settled baryte as potential barrier material, Hans Christian Karlsen, Equinor

14:40 - 15:10 Break

Well integrity and P&A – operations and international aspects
15:10 Technology Gaps that hinders reduced P&A costs, Martin Straume, Aker BP
15:30 P&A collaboration model Dutch sector, Dick Lont, Nexstep Association

15:50 - 16:05 Break
16:05 - 16:50 Panel discussion 

Pål Viggo Hemmingsen, Equinor, Egil Thorstensen, Aker BP, Jens Storhaug, Wintershall DEA, Nina Ringøen, PSA Norway, Bart Joppe, Baker Hughes, John Knowles, SLB and Harald Linga, SINTEF.  Moderator: Olav Spanne 

19:30 - Dinner at Radisson Blu Royal Garden Hotel, Trondheim (Aperitif 19:00)

Day 2, Thursday, 14 March

SWIPA Technical – Open seminar for all (09:00 - 13:00)

09:00 - 09:50 Welcome address & HES – Olav Spanne, SINTEF

Spin-offs and synergies towards other subsurface applications
09:05 Risk picture for CCS wells – a NORSOK perspective, Nils Opedal and Jelena Todorovic, SINTEF
09:25 Impact on sealant integrity from supercritical CO2 and H2O with impurities. Recent results from CEMENTEGRITY, Reinier van Noort, IFE
09:45 WELLFATE: Understanding fluid migration processes at offshore well sites, Stéphane Polteau, IFE
Technology qualification, monitoring & field cases
10:05 Technology qualification – status and examples Dutch sector, Jules Schoenmakers, Nexstep Association

10:25 - 10:50 Break

10:50 Well barrier material qualification – from innovation to commercial product, Astri J.S. Kvassnes, ReStone
11:10 The impact and opportunities for technology qualification at high TRL/field conditions, Allan Fogwill, Petroleum Technology Alliance Canada and Lewis Harper, NetZero TC
11:30 NorPALabs large scale technology qualification – key features and examples, Steinar Lomeland, NORCE

11:50 - 12:00 Summary & final remarks – Olav Spanne and Harald Linga, SINTEF

12:00 - 13:00 Lunch


To registrate for the SWIPA Annual Conference 2024

  • SWIPA Annual Conference - Early bird: NOK 3 956
  • SWIPA Annual Conference: NOK 4 787
  • SWIPA Annual Conference - Dinner: NOK 743

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Kjøpmannsgata 73, 7010 Trondheim