Technical committee


The operating part of FORCE include Technical Committees, each consisting of eight members from the member companies as elected by the general assembly.

The Technical Committees shall have authority to decide the following matters:

  • Establish/teminate network groups, and monitor activities in these groups
  • Evaluate ideas/project proposals from network groups, eventually mature ideas in pre-projects
  • Select projects and facilitate project initiation 

The committee shall recommend to be sanctioned in the Management Committee:

  • TC mandate
  • Research area ranking
  • Proposal  for new project groups
  • Mandate, goals, scope and yearly plans for project groups
  • Progress report and year end reports from the network and project groups




  • Chairman: Laila Elisabeth Pedersen, Suncor Energy Norge AS
  • Vice chairman: John Berry, Aker BP
Statoil ASA Atle Folkestad Log in to see address
Eni Norge AS Filippos Tsikalas Log in to see address
NPD Janka Rom Log in to see address
Aker BP John Berry Log in to see address
Lundin Norway AS Jon Halvard Pedersen Log in to see address
Suncor Energy Norge AS Laila Elisabeth Pedersen Log in to see address
Wintershall Marli Blumenwitz Log in to see address
A/S Norske Shell Rodmar Ravnås Log in to see address

Photo: Øyvind Hagen - Statoil