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Invitation to the technical and scientific conference at the Arctic Safety Summit in Tromsø, 29-30 October 2015

The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) and the University of Tromsø/Arctic University of Norway hereby invite you to attend a two-day technical and scientific conference being staged as part of the Arctic Safety Summit in Tromsø from 29 to 30 October 2015.

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This conference is a collaboration between the PSA and the University of Tromsø (UiT)–Arctic University of Norway.

Its object is to view the safety issues in the Barents Sea in relation to the many opportunities in the region. An overall view, status, requirements, experience and challenges in the Arctic are key concerns.

An exciting programme has been put together to illustrate a number of aspects of and challenges for the petroleum industry in the far north of the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS). Status reports will also be provided on the most important safety-related projects currently under way.

Speakers are drawn from oil companies, government, unions, employer organisations, universities and research institutions in Norway and abroad.

They include:

  • Mark Fesmire, Alaska region director, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSSE), USA
  • Mike Tipton, professor, University of Portsmouth, UK
  • Torkjel Tveita, professor, UiT–Arctic University of Norway
  • Anne Myhrvold, director general, PSA
  • Morten Hald, dean, UiT–Arctic University of Norway
  • Finn Carlsen, director of professional competence, PSA
  • Aud Nistov, manager HSE, Norwegian Oil and Gas Association

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The delegate fee for the conference is NOK 3 500. This includes a simple welcome reception at the Scandic Ishavshotell the evening before the programme (28 October), as well as lunch on 29 and 30 October.

We have prebooked a number of rooms at the Scandic Ishavshotell and one of its neighbouring hotels for the conference. Please make a booking by contacting +47 77 66 64 00, or ishavshotel@scandichotels.com

Cite the Arctic Safety Summit as a reference.


Please contact one or more of the following should you have any questions

Issues relating to registration and payment

Vican, attention Mona Hassfjord – +47 930 23 470, or mona@vican.no

Practical issues related to the event

Margrethe Hervik, PSA - +47 51 87 32 57, or margrethe.hervik@ptil.no

Liv Marit Haugvaldstad, PSA: +47 51 87 35 32, or liv.marit.haugvaldstad@ptil.no

Programme content (programme committee)

Sigurd Robert Jacobsen, PSA – +47 51 87 34 21, or sigurd.jacobsen@ptil.no

Øyvind Midttun, PSA, +47 51 87 34 77, or oyvind.midttun@ptil.no

Geir Gotaas, UiT-Arctic University of Norway – +47 77 64 52 41, or geir.gotaas@uit.no