Record number of applications for Technical Sessions

A record number of 373 applications were submitted for this years’ Technical Sessions challenges.

Compared to 2018 with a total of 316 applications, there has been an increase of close to 20 percent in number of applications for this years’ Technical Sessions.

A total of 23 challenges has been identified for the ONS Technical Sessions, divided into five main categories.

See all the challenges here.

The challenges with the greatest number of applications are within the theme “Digital Solutions and Security” and the challenges concerning Greenfield, Brownfield and Decommissioning. One of the challenges received over 40 applications.

Committee at work
The Technical Committee – a selection of the energy industry’s best and brightest – have used their experience to identify bottlenecks and unsolved challenges through, not only the entire value chain in the North Sea region, but also internationally.

Managing Director of Wintershall DEA in Norway, Alv Bjørn Solheim, chairs the Technical Committee.

– It is so great to see such a high interest in Technical Sessions. This confirms that companies within the energy industry see technological opportunities and new solutions to be found, says Solheim.

Great diversity
We see a great diversity with applications from companies in 21 countries submitting their proposals. 11 operator companies submitted applications – and many together with a great amount of large and smaller technology companies.

– Given that the overall theme for ONS 2020 is “Together” and that many of the challenges we defined ask for common solutions – we are pleased to see that many companies took the opportunity to send in joint applications, adds Solheim

The ONS Technical Sessions is the leading arena for technologist to share information, highlight innovation and gain competitive advantage through new solutions. The complete programme for Technical Sessions will be ready in May 2020.