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Subsea Innovation Day: What and How to Invent

26. April 2018, 09:00 - 16:00

Grand Hotel Terminus, Terminus Hall, Zander Kaaes gate 6, Bergen

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Our annual Subsea Innovation Day will take place 26 April. Focus will be on future opportunities and challenges for the subsea industry.

A lot of effort has gone in to simplification and standardisation to reduce costs. This year’s Subsea Innovation Day will focus on new opportunities ahead of us. We will receive input from major players on where the industry can make the most impact to create value. We will also be advised about how companies should work to implement new solutions.


08:30 Registration and coffee
09:00 Welcome and introduction, Owe Hagesæther, CEO GCE Subsea
09:10 What now - Innovation beyond cost cutting and standardisation, Bjørn Søgård, Senior Principal Engineer Subsea Technology DNV-GL
09:35 What can subsea learn from Smart City and the Automotive industry, Rogard Heldal, Professor HVL
09:55 Lessons learned – Experiences from all-electric BOP development, John Dale, CEO Electrical Subsea & Drilling
10:10 How to invent – Success expected! Ola Strand, Technology Manager Subsea Systems TECHNI
10:25 Break and refreshments
10:45 How to work with radical innovation, Steinar Wasa Tverlid, Innovation Specialist Statoil
11:20 Workshop on the subsea future - Main challenges and possibilities
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Subsea intervention challenges and possibilities, Jan Christian Torvestad, Project Leader/Senior Engineer Statoil
13:20 Impactful Innovation, Jim Stian Olsen, Lead Engineer, Research & Innovation Aker Solutions
13:40 Ocean Innovation Catapult, Inge Aadland, Senior Business Developer BTO
13:55 SFI Smart Ocean, Bjørn Tore Hjertaker, Professor University of Bergen
14:10 Break and refreshments
14:30 Subsea challenges from a pipe-line operator, David Rodrigues de Miranda, Asset Manager UK Pipelines Gassco
14:50 Nanotechnology – enabling new monitoring solutions, Bodil Holst, Professor University of Bergen
15:05 How to approach and engage customers, Steinar Wasa Tverlid, Innovation Specialist Statoil
15:25 Workshop on specific challenges posted
16:00 Seminar ends

Participation and Costs

The event is open for all and free of charge for GCE Subsea partners, members and students. Non-member fee is 1500,- NOK, payable by credit card at registration. Students can enter free of charge.

Go to more information about GCE Subsea membership.


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Contact Information

Jon O. Hellevang

R&D Manager

Jon O. Hellevang