Barents Sea West Forum 2017

11 January 2017

MCG Barents Sea West Forum is a geologically driven/oriented forum that will focus on the exploration opportunities in the western part of the Barents Sea. This highly prolific and under-explored area will play a key role in the development of the Barents Sea as the future main oil and gas producing province on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.

MCG together with Academia (NTNU and UiS) and industry partners, share new ideas and geological knowledge from the Barents Sea West.

The forum and luncheon will be held at the Holbergs Terrasse Kurs- og Konferansesenter in Oslo and at the Clarion Hotel Air in Stavanger.

The event will be held exclusively for oil companies. Invitations were sent out in the beginning of March. Please send us an e-mail if you did not receive an invitation and would like to attend.



08:30 – 08:50


08:50 – 09:00

Welcome by MCG
– Tor Åkermoen & Lars Ivar Leivestad

09:00 – 09:25

Tertiary Petroleum Systems of the Western Barents Sea
– Chris Parry, GER X AS

09:30 – 09:55

Exploration in the Western Barents Sea: Some speculations from the university
– Ståle Johansen, NTNU 

10:00 – 10:20

Coffee Break

10:20 – 10:45

Burial history, rock physics properties and AVO signatures in Western Barents Sea
– Per Avseth, G&G Resources

10:50 – 11:15

Lower Cretaceous evolution of the Tromsø Basin
– Bereke Kairanov, University of Stavanger

11:20 – 11:45

The prospectivity of the western Barents Sea for the 24th Licensing Round
– Peter Abrahamson, MCG

11:45 – 12:30


*Program and times are subject to change