Joining Forces 2016

FORCE is pleased to invite you to the Joining Forces seminar at NPD in Stavanger on 2nd & 3rd February 2016.

  • Date 02.02.2016
  • Time 12:00
  • Duration 2 days
  • Participants 84
  • Register by 29.01.2016
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Joining Forces 2016

FORCE celebrated 20 years at the Joining Forces seminar. You can find more photos at the bottom of the page.

Agenda for the seminar 

The ambition of this seminar is to promote communication between the oil & gas industry and the Norwegian Earth Sciences Institutes in order to promote valuable R+D projects. The anticipated agenda is to have sessions focusing on the G+G aspects of improved exploration and production and on reservoir engineering aspects of improved oil and gas recovery, which is in line with the two FORCE Technical groups.

The seminar is anticipated to comprise presentations from the FORCE technical groups on the perspectives from the oil and gas companies and for each of the research Institutes to present their key competencies, research areas and plans. There will also be a keynote speaker from the NPD. In addition to the presentations, discussion forums with panel sessions will be arranged and opportunities for networking are included. There will also be an opportunity for poster displays from participants.

Norwegian universities, research organisations and FORCE member companies have been invited to join this seminar.

We look forward to seeing you at the seminar. 

Organizing committee

The organizing committee comprises individuals from each of the FORCE technical network discipline groups, as well as a university representative to provide perspectives at organizational level. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or suggestions.

Tim Austin (ConocoPhillips, )
Etienne Reding (Repsol, )
Elisabeth Femsteinevik (Faroe, )
Hans-Oddvar Augedal (Lundin, )
Saeed Fallah (Wintershall, )
Alejandro Escalona – (UiS, )
Tone Helene Mydland – (NPD, )
Janne Puntervold – (NPD, )


FORCE seminars have previously been fully booked with waiting lists so you are encouraged to sign up as soon as you know you will attend.

Participant fees
FORCE member
NOK 1500,-
NOK 3000,-
NOK 500,-
NOK 0,-

If you are a speaker in the seminar, please contact the FORCE secretariat to register:

Please find registration box at the top right of the page.

Important information:
You can register as a FORCE member and pay "FORCE member" price if you are an employee of a member company.
All FORCE member companies are listed here.

Payment is made online by credit card. Please note that no refunds will be given after you have signed up. If you for any reason can not attend the seminar, you are welcome to send a representative, just inform Janne Puntervold as soon as there are changes.


This seminar is sponsored by:





Photos from the 20th anniversary of FORCE and the Joining Forces seminar. All photos taken by Arne Bjørøen, NPD.

Camilla Andersen (NPD) welcomed everyone with handouts and name-tags.

 Welcoming- and anniversary speech by Eva Halland, Manager of the FORCE Secretariat (NPD)

Tapas buffet for everyone!

Time to eat and chat.


So, cake!

Left: Hans Oddvar Augedal (Lundin) Chairman of FORCE MC, Eva Halland (NPD) and Janne Puntervold (NPD) coordinator of the seminar and member of the secretariat.

Good conversations are highly valued in FORCE.

Last chat before the seminar starts.

Tone Mydland and Janne Puntervold (both NPD) members of the FORCE secretariat.

Left: Niels Balslev Jørgensen (Dong Energy), Stian Soltvedt (CapeOmega), Sidsel Lindsø (Suncor)

Happy seminar participants!

Tim Austin (ConocoPhillips) manager of the organizing committee, welcoms everyone to the two-day seminar in Valhall auditorium.

Bente Nyland, Director General of the NPD, keynote and opening speaker.

Well done organizing committee!

Photo: Øyvind Hagen - Statoil