Photo: Sommarøy Arctic Hotel

The Research Centre for Arctic Petroleum Exploration is happy to present you this preliminary program for the ARCEx Annual Conference on Sommarøy, Tromsø, on 22-24 October, 2019. Please note that the program is not final and will be updated.

The ARCEx conference will be an event over three days, where researchers, industry partners and authorities are gathered for knowledge-sharing and updates on the latest research results. We are planning three keynote talks, about 20 presentations, poster presentations by the ARCEx fellows, an excursion, and there will be plenty of opportunity for discussions, networking and socializing.

Welcome to Sommarøy, Tromsø, in October!

Time: 22-24 October 2019. Add to your calendar.
Place: Sommarøy Arctic Hotel, Sommarøy, Tromsø.

Preliminary program

DAY 1 - Tuesday 22 October

10:15 Bus from Naturfagbygget, UiT, Tromsø
10:30 Bus from Prostneset/city centre
10:45 Bus from Tromsø airport Langnes

12:00-12:45 Lunch

12:45-14:05 Session 1: Welcome and overview

12:45-12:55 Welcome address by the ARCEx Director
Alfred Hanssen, UiT The Arctic University of Norway.
12:55-13:05 Welcome address by the Research Council of Norway
The Research Council of Norway
  Overview and status of ARCEx research work packages:
13:05-13:25 WP1&2 Geology
Kim Senger, The University Centre in Svalbard
Sten-Andreas Grundvåg, UiT The Arctic University of Norway
13:25-13:45 WP3 Environmental Risk Management
JoLynn Carroll, Akvaplan-niva & UiT
13:45-14:05 WP4 Technology for eco-safe exploration
Tor Arne Johansen, University of Bergen

14:05-14:30 Break

14:30-15:55 Session 2

14:30-15:15 Keynote #1:
“Updated plate reconstructions for the Arctic; from Amerasia to the Eurekan.”
Grace Shephard, Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics (CEED), University of Oslo
15:15-15:35 “Fault-controlled diagenesis and fluid circulation along a major syn-rift border fault system – the Dombjerg Fault and the Wollaston Forland Basin, NE Greenland.”
Eric Salomon, University of Bergen
15:35-15:55 “Geological controls on widespread gas leakage at the seafloor in the northern Barents Sea.” 
Rune Mattingsdal, Norwegian Petroleum Directorate

15:55-16:20 Break with photo session

16:20-17:40 Session 3

16:20-16:40 “The role of faults in hydrocarbon leakage: insights from two case studies in the Barents Sea.”
Isabel Edmundson, University of Bergen
Atle Rotevatn, University of Bergen
Roy Davies, Wintershall Dea
16:40-17:00 “Different aspects of detection of karstified reservoirs – case examples from gravimetry and seismic interpretation.”
Terje Solbakk, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Philip Ringrose, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Christine Fichler, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Tore Svånå
17:00-17:20 “Wisting Geophysical Toolbox.”
Lars Martin Moskvil, OMV (Norge)
Jan Freddy Strømmen, OMV (Norge)
John Reidar Granli, OMV (Norge)
Kjetil Krathus-Larsen, OMV (Norge)
17:20-17:40 “Fault and seal analysis of the Hoop Area – A case study from Wisting and Apollo.”
Renate S. Paulsen, UiT The Arctic University of Norway
Sten-Andreas Grundvåg, UiT The Arctic University of Norway
Kim Senger, The University Centre in Svalbard
Eirik Stueland, OMV (Norge)

17:40-19:00 Break

19:00 Posters and tapas

20:30-23:00 Seaside bathhouse and outdoor jacuzzi

Bring your bathing suit if you want to dive in.

DAY 2 – Wednesday 23 October

09:00-10:25 Session 4

09:00-09:45 Keynote #2
Tba.
09:45-10:05 “Carboniferous graben structures, evaporite accumulations and tectonic inversion in southeastern Norwegian Barents Sea.”
Muhammad Hassaan, University of Oslo
Jan Inge Faleide, University of Oslo
Roy Helge Gabrielsen, University of Oslo
Filippos Tsikalas, Vår Energi & University of Oslo
10:05-10:25 “From Transpression to transtention along the W Svalbard margin: tectonics and sedimentation in the Forlandssundet Basin.”
Per Terje Osmundsen, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Niklas Schaaf, The University Centre in Svalbard
Kim Senger, The University Centre in Svalbard
Thomas F. Redfield, Geological Survey of Norway
Morgan Ganerød, Geological Survey of Norway

10:25-10:50 Break

10:50-11:50 Session 5

10:50-11:10 Title tba.
Aker BP
11:10-11:30 “A palaeoenvironmental and taphonomic description of the Middle Triassic Muen locality (Botneheia Fm.) on Edgeøya, Svalbard.”
Victoria Sjøholt Engelschiøn, Natural History Museum, University of Oslo
Sofie Bernhardsen, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Øyvind Hammer, Natural History Museum, University of Oslo
Jørn Hurum, Natural History Museum, University of Oslo
Fredrik Wesenlund, UiT The Arctic University of Norway
Atle Mørk, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
11:30-11:50 Title tba.
Wintershall Dea

11:50-12:40 Lunch

12:40-15:20 Excursion: “Precambrian geology and Mesozoic rift-tectonic landscapes of western Troms, Barents Sea margin”

Steffen Bergh, UiT The Arctic University of Norway
Jean Baptiste Koehl, UiT The Arctic University of Norway

Bring walking shoes and weatherproof clothes according to weather forecast.

15:20-16:40 Session 6

15:20-15:40 “Who feeds the benthos in the Arctic Ocean Basin?”
Ingrid Wiedmann, UiT The Arctic University of Norway
Bodil Bluhm, UiT The Arctic University of Norway
Eva-Maria Nöthig, Alfred Wegener Institute
Elizaveta Ershova, UiT The Arctic University of Norway
Ksenia Kosobokova, Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, Russian Academy of Sciences
Rolf Gradinger, UiT The Arctic University of Norway
15:40-16:00 “Decadal patterns of benthic fauna on the northern Svalbard shelf: Indicators of community structure in an era of climate change.”
Michael Carroll, Akvaplan-niva
16:00-16:20 “Effects of parental exposure to crude oil water soluble fraction to polar cod embryonic development.”
Jasmine Nahrgang, UiT The Arctic University of Norway
16:20-16:40 “Is exposure to chemically-dispersed oil more harmful to early stages of the Northern shrimp Pandalus borealis than mechanically-dispersed oil?”
Frederike Keitel-Gröner, NORCE
Maj Arnberg, NORCE
Stig Westerlund, NORCE
Renée K. Bechmann, NORCE
Thierry Baussant, NORCE

16:40-17:00 Break

17:00-19:00 Break / individual meetings

17:00-17:40 General Assembly

1 representative per consortium member.

19:00 Conference dinner

DAY 3 – Thursday 24 October

09:00-10:25 Session 7

09:00-09:45 Keynote #3
Tba.
09:45-10:05 “Tacit and explicit assumptions: Conceptual clarification and environmental risk assessment applications.”
Roger Flage, Universitetet i Stavanger
Tore Askeland, Statens Vegvesen / University of Stavanger
10:05-10:25 Title tba.
Lundin

10:25-10:50 Break

10:50-12:10 Session 8

10:50-11:10 “Environmentally Friendlier Seismic Acquisitions.”
Peter Hanssen, Equinor
11:10-11:30 “Time-lapse surface seismic: Possible applications and examples from Svalbard.”
Helene Meling Stemland, University of Bergen
Tor Arne Johansen, University of Bergen
Bent Ole Ruud, University of Bergen
11:30-11:50 “The impact of seismic surveys on cetacean behaviour and acoustic communication: a review and recent advances.”
Hannah Kriesell, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
11:50-12:10 Title tba.
Vår Energi

12:10-12:35 Break

12:35-13:10 Session 9

12:35-13:10 Sofa discussion & Closing remarks

13:10-14:00 Lunch

14:00 -15:15 Bus to Tromsø (airport, city centre and UiT)

 

The schedule at a glance

 

Poster session, Tuesday 22 October, 2019, 19h00

The poster titles will be published in September. Please check back!

 

Practical information

Time

Tuesday 22 October – Thursday 24 October, 2019.
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Registration

Please register via the online registration form: https://arcex.no/arcex-2019-registration/

Once successfully registered, you should receive a confirmation email.

If you do not receive a confirmation email, please check your spam filter, or look for your name in the list of participants.

If you need to cancel or make any changes to your registration, you can do so either via the link provided in the email you receive upon registering, or by sending us an email and we will help you, ellen.i.hatta@uit.no.

Venue

Sommarøy Arctic Hotel, Sommarøy, Tromsø.

Sommarøy is located at the western part of Tromsø Municipality, 52 km from Tromsø Airport. The journey is a scenic drive, through fjords and mountains for about 50 minutes.

Accommodation

The cost of accommodation at Sommarøy Arctic Hotel is:

  • Single room, NOK 1175 per person per night
  • Shared room, NOK 795 per person per night

The accommodation provided is a mix of hotel rooms and apartment/cabins. All rooms have private bathrooms. Breakfast is included.

Please note that accommodation costs are covered by the participants, and should be paid directly to the hotel upon check-in.

The reservation is handled as a group booking, and you reserve your room via the registration form. You will not receive a separate confirmation from the hotel. If you have any questions or requests regarding your room, please contact ellen.i.hatta@uit.no.

Transportation

We will provide bus transportation from UiT, city centre/Prostneset and Tromsø airport to Sommarøy Arctic Hotel on Tuesday and back to Tromsø on Thursday. Estimated arrival time at Tromsø airport is 15:00.

Registration fee

There is no registration fee. Conference meals and bus transportation Tromsø-Sommarøy are free of charge for participants from the ARCEx consortium.

Travel to and from Tromsø, and cost of accommodation are covered by the participants.

Cancellations

Last cancellation date: 9 September 2019.  Cancellations after this date will be charged for the cost of accommodation.

If you need to cancel or make any changes to your registration, you can do so either via the link provided in the email you receive upon registering, or by sending us an email and we will help you, ellen.i.hatta@uit.no.

 

List of participants

 

Contact

Prof. Alfred Hanssen, ARCEx Director, mobile +47 452 55 593, alfred.hanssen@uit.no

Ellen Ingeborg Hætta, Administrative leader ARCEx, mobile +47 988 01 001, ellen.i.hatta@uit.no