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Camilla Leon, VP Projects- Subsea Alliance Aker BP was keynote speaker at UTC Selected Topics.
Camilla Leon, VP Projects- Subsea Alliance Aker BP was keynote speaker at UTC Selected Topics.

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– The field of the future must be unmanned, remotely operated and with zero discharge, said Camilla Leon, VP Projects- Subsea Alliance Aker BP when she presented at UTC Selected Topics this week.

Aker BP presented several needs in their portfolio for the field of the future.

– Some examples are increased recovery and lower development costs, said Leon. – We see that we have tighter reservoirs which require use of enabling technology, we also have long distances and more complex reservoir fluid systems which also require enabling technology, she said.

Leon highlighted technology needs that would match Aker BP’s field needs which in short were integrated design and operations, efficient maintenance and production optimisation and energy management.

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Twenty presentations from leading players within underwater tehcnology was given at this conference.

If you did not have the chance to participate at UTC Selected Topics or want to see what went on in the parallell sessions you did not attend, it is still possible to access recordings of the conference until 18 December.

Fee for the recordings are:

  • For participants: 250,- NOK to replay the recorded presentations
  • For non-participants: 500,- NOK to replay the recorded presentations

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Rapid Electrification driven by Wind and Solar Growth

DNV GL releases their Energy Transition Outlook every year which looks at how the energy future will unfold.

Sverre Alvik from DNV GL presented the three highlights from the report which were:

  1. The corona pandemic is driving down energy demand with 8% in 2020.
  2. There is a rapid electrification driven by growth within wind and solar power
  3. The technologies we already have at hand are able to deliver on the Paris emission agreement, but then we need a stronger policy push, especially in the harder to abate sectors like the heavy industries, the buildings heating, shipping and the maritime sector.

Sverre Alvik from DNV GL

Would like to see New Subsea Separation Projects

Caroline Harvengt, leading advisor subsea processing at Equinor presented the sucessfull operational experience with subsea boosting from the Åsgard and Gullfaks field. This technology is now considered field proven and new project are in the pipeline.

An important part in new projects will be reconfigurering existing qualified building blocks and not having to go down on the technolog readiness level of the solution requerring qualification of many new component.

Harvengt believes the subsea industry has most of the building block for the subsea factory, but would like to see new subsea seperation projects in the future. It is important to have a continuous project portfolia to maintain the supplier competency.

Submit your abstract for UTC 16-17 June 2021

We invite you to submitt your abstract to be evaluated as speaker at the Underwater Technology Conference next year commencing 16-17 June 2021.

We received 150 abstract this year, and are looking forward for your proposal for presentation for next year.

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UTC Selected Topics is organised in collaboration with UTF and is supported by SPE and FFU:



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Jon O. Hellevang

The Underwater Technology Conference (UTC) has a well-known history of presenting highly competent speakers on current and important topics for the subsea industry.

UTC has been arranged in Bergen Norway since 1980 and is hosted by UTF (Underwater Technology foundation) and GCE Ocean Technology.

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