Subsea Innovation Day: What and How to Invent

Our annual Subsea Innovation Day will take place 26 April. Focus will be on future opportunities and challenges for the subsea industry.

26 April 2018, 09:00 – 16:00
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A lot of effort has gone in to simplification and standardisation to reduce costs. This year’s Subsea Innovation Day will focus on new opportunities ahead of us. We will receive input from major players on where the industry can make the most impact to create value. We will also be advised about how companies should work to implement new solutions.


08:30 Registration and coffee

09:00 Welcome and introduction, Owe Hagesæther, CEO GCE Subsea

09:10 What now - Innovation beyond cost cutting and standardisation, Bjørn Søgård, Senior Principal Engineer Subsea Technology DNV-GL

09:35 What can subsea learn from Smart City and the Automotive industry, Rogard Heldal, Professor HVL

09:55 Lessons learned – Experiences from all-electric BOP development, John Dale, CEO Electrical Subsea & Drilling

10:10 How to invent – Success expected! Ola Strand, Technology Manager Subsea Systems TECHNI

10:25 Break and refreshments

10:45 How to work with radical innovation, Steinar Wasa Tverlid, Innovation Specialist Statoil

11:20 Workshop on the subsea future - Main challenges and possibilities

12:00  Lunch

13:00 Subsea intervention challenges and possibilities, Jan Christian Torvestad, Project Leader/Senior Engineer Statoil

13:20 Impactful Innovation, Jim Stian Olsen, Lead Engineer, Research & Innovation Aker Solutions

13:40 Ocean Innovation Catapult, Inge Aadland, Senior Business Developer BTO

13:55 SFI Smart Ocean, Bjørn Tore Hjertaker, Professor University of Bergen

14:10 Break and refreshments

14:30 Subsea challenges from a pipe-line operator, David Rodrigues de Miranda, Asset Manager UK Pipelines Gassco

14:50 Nanotechnology – enabling new monitoring solutions, Bodil Holst, Professor University of Bergen

15:05 How to approach and engage customers, Steinar Wasa Tverlid, Innovation Specialist Statoil

15:25 Workshop on specific challenges posted

16:00 Seminar ends

Participation and Costs

The event is open for all and free of charge for GCE Subsea partners, members and students. Non-member fee is 1500,- NOK, payable by credit card at registration. Students can enter free of charge.

Members must log on to their member account before signing up, to register for free. If you do not already have an account, go to create an account.

Go to more information about GCE Subsea membership.


Register below by Friday 20 April. Students may register by sending an e-mail to


Grand Hotel Terminus, Terminus Hall, Zander Kaaes gate 6, 5015 Bergen, Norway


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Contact Information:

Jon O. Hellevang

Senior Subsea Innovator
+47 988 48 828