24.02.2022 – NOSP Evening Event, Irishman, Stavanger

Live and Online Event – 18:00 (Norwegian Time – UTC+1hr).

For the first time in 2022, and with all Covid-related regulations now relaxed here in Norway, NOSP will be hosting a simultaneous in-person and online event at the Irishman, Stavanger, and we would love for you to join us.

The evening’s timetable will be as follows:

  • Near-surface Geophysical Data Related to Complex Geotechnical Challenges Collected Using Autonomous Platforms, ANKO and University in Stavanger (UiS)
  • Hydro-Pneumatic Energy Storage using Subsea Bundles, Ernst Kloster (Subsea7)
  • Electricity from Wave Power – Remote Presentation, Geir Arne Solheim (Havkraft)

The Irishman is a bar, so doors open as soon as you finish work. Members of the NOSP board will be in attendance early, so please join them for a drink downstairs in advance of the presentations upstairs that will start online at 18:00.

For those that cannot be with us in-person:

Join us on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSNHVWA3ZnY

And get chatty and interactive in the Discord chatroom: https://discord.gg/9t4aD47

27.01.2022 – Subsea Cables: Data Management, Survey Operations and Maintenance

Online Event – 18:00 (Norwegian Time – UTC+1hr)

When we had the NOSP Annual Dinner in Stavanger in November 2021, there was cautious optimism that a semblance of normality could be returning to life in Norway. Not so! NOSP had high hopes to be chairing its first new year in-person event in Oslo but we have had to migrate online once again.

On Thursday 27th January at 18:00 Norwegian time, please join the NOSP team for what will be an interesting evening of presentations based around survey and its role in subsea cable installations. We will kick the evening off however with a presentation from Equinor regarding the management of datasets for and on behalf of activities within offshore wind.

The following companies’ representatives will be discussing the following subjects:

  • Reflections on Survey and Integration Activities for Offshore Wind, Timothy Watton (Equinor).
  • The Importance of Having Control of Your Seabed Data in Case of an Emergency Repair. Experience from Oslofjorden and Skagerrak Cable Repairs 2020, Ole Petter Hobberstad (Statnett).
  • Geophysical Cable Route Survey – Experience and Developments 2021,
    Martin Wikmar (Clinton Marine Survey AS).
  • A New Laser Cable Measurement Device for Offshore Cables and Applications, Chris Cooper (Nexans).

Join us on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3yQkq4khqI

And get chatty and interactive in the Discord chatroom: https://discord.gg/9t4aD47

17.11.2021 – Annual Dinner, Bølgen & Moi, Stavanger

After a one-year hiatus, we are pleased to announce that the NOSP Annual Dinner is back on the menu for 2021 at the Bølgen & Moi restaurant in Stavanger. The last time we met in 2019 was a resounding success and it will be great to see so many of you in person again.

The agenda for the evening will be slightly different to previous outings. We’re going start with the food, proceed on to an interactive evening’s workshop, and then polish off the night with a quiz. There’s a lot to squeeze in, but we think you’ll like it. So, the agenda is roughly as follows:

  • Free admission to the Petroleum Museum from 17:00 – 18:00 (the restaurant is in the same building and there is a lot of interesting displays worth seeing);
  • An aperitif will be served upon arrival and a 3-course meal will start at approximately 18:00 and run until 19:30. The meal will consist of halibut as an appetizer, deer/venison for the main and chocolate mousse for dessert. Toastmaster is TBC.
  • No presentations are planned this year. Instead, we will hold an Applied Systems Thinking Workshop chaired by Lars-Kristian Trellevik who is a PhD Fellow at the System Dynamics Group and Center for Deep Sea Research at the University in Bergen (UiB). Breaking off into groups of approximately 7 individuals, he hopes through your participation to decipher the future of subsea survey and positioning!
  • Once the workshop is complete, and we’ve mapped out all our futures, we will have a subsea-themed quiz starting at approximately 21:30. After this, the night is yours, and we hope you enjoy it.

More about the workshop:

What does the future look like for the Subsea Survey and positioning industry? Lars-Kristian Trellevik is researching the potential paths forward for the offshore industry and invites you to participate in a workshop where you as subsea professionals will get a crash-course in applied systems thinking, and where his research may be enlightened by your professional experience and insight.

The workshop will be carried out in groups and it is hoped facilitators from the System Dynamics group at UiB will guide participants through an exercise where we look beyond silos and strict technical disciplines. By the end of the workshop, participants will have gained experience in how to connect phenomena, businesses, resources, technology and market dynamics and thereby potentially unlocking a room for innovation. The workshop offers practical introduction to Systems thinking and tools for working across disciplines in an online environment.

Registration for this event is imperative, so please follow this link no later than Monday 08.11.2021: https://forms.gle/QdGm43FDCo5WhKr77

All 2021 corporate sponsors are invited to send two free attendees to the dinner. In addition, there are 7 free tickets available for attendees under 30 years of age (on a first come first served basis).