Well Technology and Drilling

Drilling and well operations represent the high end both with respect to risk and cost for any company’s field development strategy. The focus of this new D&W network (established 2Q 2020) is to collaborate and share learnings and knowledge to enable drilling and well operation performance improvement, by increasing awareness and uptake of drilling, completion and well intervention technology.


This network will have overlapping topics with “Production Optimization and Reservoir Management” network, and seeks good collaboration between the two groups.

The following main themes have been identified as key:

  • Maximize values
  • Identify challenges, current situation and future state
  • Share learnings related to identified challenges


D&W Sub themes to be discussed in quarterly network group meetings. Each participant will be encouraged to bring subjects for open discussion. Themes for L&L and seminars will be decided based on input from members and output from discussions



Provide an informal arena for discussion of Drilling and Well operations issues

Organize quarterly network discussion forums, 1-2 day seminars, and lunch & learn sessions

Bring contractors, academia and energy companies together to discuss relevant topics

We encourage service companies, oil companies and academics to contact the network group if they have ideas or project proposals that they want to bring to the attention of this community.


Network Members per 14.03.2022

A/S Norske Shell Rune Hatleskog
Aker BP Bjørn Mysen, Terje Andre Pedersen
Concedo ASA Morten Hedemark
ConocoPhillips Norge Svein Tore Brundtland
DNO Kjetil Vastveit
Equinor Raghavendra Kulkarni
INPEX Idemitsu Norge AS Ted Tadesse
Erik Sigvartsen- Jan Roger Berg
Neptune E&P Norge AS Bjørn Schmidt, Gerhard Sund
NPD Jan Butler Wang
OKEA Ørjan Johannessen
Petoro Marianne Torstensen
PGNiG Upstream International AS Jan Tarek Østebø Nakhelh- Piotr Boryczko
RN Nordic Oil Kjetil Gran
Spirit Energy Kristian Lundemo
Vår Energi Tor Ivar Lyse
Wellsley Lars Lilledal
Wintershall Dea Christian Allerstorfer

Updated: 14/03/2022