International Opportunities


3:15 p.m.               Welcome Remarks


3:20 p.m.               Arctic and cold climate solutions – The Norwegian experience:

Identifying and  addressing the challenges and solutions

related to harsh environment and cold climate developments

Håkon Skretting, Director – Arctic, Canada, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Russia and USA, Norwegian Energy Partners

Hakon Skretting will present information on the Arctic offshore market forecast; the joint national industry project “Arctic and Cold Climate Solutions;” the main challenges of doing exploration and production under Arctic conditions; mapping of solutions and next steps.


3:35 p.m.               Canadian – Norwegian R&D collaboration for joint benefits

Tarjei Malme, Special Adviser, The Research Council of Norway

Public R&D programs within offshore petroleum in Norway; common ground and drivers for collaboration between Norway and offshore Canada; case studies and examples of existing technology collaboration with Norway and Canada; and opportunities for funding Norwegian partners in 2019 will all be covered in this presentation.


3:50 p.m.               Opportunities in the UKCS

Murray Bainbridge, Inward Investment Specialist, Scottish Development International

This presentation will cover the UKCS 30th offshore licensing round; new investment activity; the need for supply innovation to extend life of current fields; tying new subsea production into existing infrastructure; the massive programme for offshore decommissioning; an outline of where the opportunities are, how innovation can be supported and other incentives for Canadian companies to target this market for growth.

4:05 p.m.               Pennecon Stage concludes