Petroleum Systems

The main goal of the network group is to establish a network and forum for the exchange of ideas, experience and research results for Petroleum System specialists in the Norwegian industry, academia and service companies.



Recognising and characterising different Petroleum Systems is a multidisciplinary task that requires knowledge of all petroleum system elements that go into prospect evaluation; trap, reservoir, source, migration, and retention (seal). The topics covered are hence of importance for all disciplines involved in petroleum exploration, accordingly we hope this Force network group will be of interest to geoscientists with a variety of different backgrounds.

We aim at reaching this goal through a regular series of seminars and lunch and learn events, expanding also into workshop-type “unconferences” which provide more informal discussion possibilities on specific topics.
The topics to be covered focus on the elements that make a petroleum system work, but also include other topics such as basin evolution or petroleum geochemistry
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Network Members per 02.03.2022

Aker BP Alexander Hartwig
Concedo ASA Tommy Rautakorpi
ConocoPhillips Norge Kjersti Flaat- Clay Painter
DNO Norge AS Erik Magnus Nordaunet-Olsen
Equinor ASA Jan Hendrik van Koeverden
INPEX Idemitsu NORGE AS Shota Oguchi- Hikaru Sato
KUFPEC Norway AS Darrell Harrison
Lundin Norway AS Rolando di Primio
MOL Norge AS Katalin Milota
Neptune Energy Norge Carly Marshall 
NPD Jorge Sanchez-Borque
OMV Norge AS Thomas Melgaard- Hege Stensland 
One-Dyas Michael Inglis- Claudio Visentin 
OKEA Wibecke Knudtzon Kamp
Petrolia NOCO AS Anette Broch Mathisen Tvedt
Repsol Norge AS Camilla Svendsen Dommersnes
RN Nordic Oil AS Laszlo Buko
Spirit Energy Norge AS Henrik Rasmussen
Total Energies Michael Hertle
Vår Energi Kristian Angard
Wintershall DEA Balazs Badics
Wellesley Bernhard Frey

Updated: 28/04/2022