Pumps & Pipes Norway 2018

- Igniting technology transfers

We are delighted to invite you to this very first conference - PUMPS & PIPES NORWAY 2018.

We are proud to present a very exciting program: Program for Pumps & Pipes Norway 2018.

Cross-industry Collaborations (CIC)
This conference aims to be the preferred innovation platform where professionals of diverse technical background can share knowledge, challenges and methods as a driver for innovation and value creation.

Pumps & Pipes Norway 2018 provides an arena for collaboration and transfer of technology and competence between different groups of professionals. We believe that the solution to your problem may well be in ‘’The Other Guy’s Toolkit’’.

Conference speakers
The speakers are leading experts within Energy, Medicine, Innovation, and Technology.

Date: 17-18 October 2018
Venue: Sola Strand Hotel

About the organizers
The main organizer is Norway Pumps & Pipes. The cooperative partners behind the initiative are Stavanger University Hospital (SUS), NORCE Norwegian Research Centre AS, University of Stavanger (UiS), Greater Stavanger, and Norsk Olje & Gass (The Norwegian Oil and Gas Association).

This is the 1st Norway Pumps & Pipes Conference, and is an adaptation of the Pumps & Pipes Houston Conference series. Together with the cooperative partners, industry partners, and Houston Pumps & Pipes (www.pumpsandpipes.com), we will strive to develop NP&P as a dynamic tool in order to develop new ideas, new solutions and new products.

​If you have any questions about the conference, please contact Research Director, Thor Ole Gulsrud by email or mobile +47 469 69 237.
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Conference speakers

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Alan B. Lumsden, M.D., is the "founding father" of Pumps & Pipes in the US. He is the Walter W. Fondren III Chair, Medical Director of the Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center and chair of the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery at Houston Methodist Hospital.

Dr. Lumsden has developed an international reputation as a leader in the field of endovascular surgery. He has clinical and research expertise in: Stent graft treatment of thoracic and abdominal aortic aneurysms; Stenting and endarterectomy in carotid arterial disease; Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging. Dr. Lumsden also conducts FDA-mandated training for surgeons nationwide in a carotid stenting simulator housed at the Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center. Dr. Lumsden’s research interests include: Developing novel minimally invasive methods of therapy; Integrating Imaging in the Operating Room. 

Dr. Lumsden is always looking towards the future, a future that includes innovation and collaboration with other industries. In 2006, Dr. Lumsden was on a plane working on a presentation. Sitting next to him was a pipeline engineer with ExxonMobil. The engineer asked Dr. Lumsden what the presentation was about; Dr. Lumsden explained it was about joining blood vessels together. The engineer said, “That is exactly how the pipeline business works.” This is how Pumps & Pipes came to fruition. Founded in 2007, Pumps & Pipes consists of Houston Methodist, ExxonMobil and NASA. The one-day event held every December has been webcast to nearly 60 countries. The core values of the program are education, communication and collaboration, with the goal of finding solutions using the other guy’s toolkit. 

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From left: Nina Fagerheim Åmodt (CMO) and Elen Haugs Langvik (COO) from Tidewave R&D AS will present their unique story.

GENTLE MOVEMENT: Tidewave R&D AS develops a unique and smart turning mattress that automatically turns and moves users with reduced mobility, on a self-contained time interval.
Elen and Nina have backgrounds in business studies with specialization in entrepreneurship. They met at the University of Stavanger while pursuing a MSc in Change Management, and started working with the Tidewave idea together with their fellow student, Bjørn. Now the company has five employees, a patented technology and has reached successful results with their prototype. 

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Karl Eirik Schjøtt-Pedersen is the Director General in the Norwegian Oil and Gas Association.

Schjøtt-Pedersen is also Chair of the Board in Sparebanken Nord-Norge. Schjøtt-Pedersen has extensive experience in Norwegian politics and used to serve as Minister of Fisheries from 1996-1997, Minister of Finance from 2000-2001, Chief of Staff at the Prime Minister’s Office from 2006-2013, and from 2009-2013 he served as Minister and Chief of Staff at the Office of the Prime Minister. Schjøtt-Pedersen is educated cand.mag. from the University of Oslo and also holds an MBA from Copenhagen Business School.


Hans Petter Eng is founder and CEO of qWave AS.  

qWave AS is in the process of developing a range of tools and services for perforation, testing and stimulation of wells in the oil industry, based on new technology/techniques invented by qWave. The key principle behind the technology is however inspired by a technique/procedure that has been in use within medicine for more than 30 years, known as extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL). This presentation is about a journey that started almost 23 years ago, and will take you through the ups and downs, the importance of finding the right collaborators, and other thoughts, reflections and insights into the life of an early start-up company.

Hans Petter Eng has more than 21 years’ experience within the oil and gas industry, having held various managerial and technical positions both within oil service and E&P companies. This experience includes thirteen years working for Schlumberger in Norway and on various international postings, three years with small to mid-cap Norwegian E&P companies such as 4sea energy, Aker Exploration and Det norske oljeselskap (now Aker BP), one year as Founder and Managing Director of Prodeon AS –a company focusing on unlocking the potential from marginal oil discoveries, and one year as Norway Country Manager for Genesis Oil & Gas Consultants. In June 2015 he founded qWave AS, a company destined to develop a range of tools and services for perforation, testing and stimulation of wells in the oil industry.

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Sigrid Kaarstad Dahl, PhD within biomechanics and researcher at SINTEF.

Sigrid Kaarstad Dahl has been working in the field of biomechanics for almost 10 years and her background is a master in mechanical engineering from NTNU. After finishing her master she worked as a trainee within process engineering in Statoil in Stavanger before she returned to NTNU to do a PhD within biomechanics. The topic of the PhD was blood flow simulations in patient specific heart models developed from medical imaging like ultrasound and/or MRI. After finishing her PhD she continued her work in SINTEF. She is currently leading the SINTEF project "CardioSIM" (2013-2018) where the focus is on developing simulation models from ultrasound recordings and to create a test facility for validation of simulation models against ultrasound.

Adnan A.M. Aqrawi
,  Lead Consultant-Innovation at the Research and Technology Sector of Equinor (previously Statoil).

Adnan A.M. Aqrawi is based in Stavanger, Norway since 2012 and with the rest of the innovation team he established the Equinor Innovation Tool Box. He also facilitates Innovation Challenge Workshops for generating new business ideas. Aqrawi manages Blue Sky and Radical Ideas and prepares for their peer review to be further matured and approved as accelerators for prototyping and testing.

He has around 35 years of international experiences as a Petroleum Geoscientist working for several research centers and oil companies in the Middle East, Malaysia, USA and Norway. He joined Equinor in 2001 and has mostly been involved in international activities for Exploration and Business Development.

He was also a Professor II (2014-2016) at the University of Stavanger (UiS), where he developed a new Carbonate Reservoir Geology course for MSc students. Adnan has an extensive list of publications in various international journals and conferences, and co-authored a book on “The Petroleum Geology of Iraq” in 2010, which was sponsored by Statoil and BP, and published by the Scientific Press, UK.


Ruben Rathnasingham, PhD, Assistant Dean for Health Product Innovation at the Dell Medical School, Austin. 

In his current role, as the Assistant Dean for Health Product Innovation at the Dell Medical School, he is responsible for creating and growing initiatives to support health-related translational research at UT Austin. This includes leading the newly formed Texas Health Catalyst Program which brings product development and commercialization expertise from industry into the academic setting to maximize the health impact of academic research. Most recently, he was Associate Director of Early Translational Research at the University of California, San Francisco, where he helped develop and led the UCSF Catalyst Program which successfully leveraged industry partners to help identify, support and translate technologies through and out of the university.   

Prior to his tenure in academia, Ruben co-founded and grew a number of healthcare companies, including most recently, StrataGent Life Sciences, where he helped developed a needle free, wearable infusion pump that was honored with a 2010 Edison Award for Best New Product. Ruben has a Masters in Engineering from Imperial College, London University, and an MS and Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Ruben Rathnasingham, PhD has more than 15 years of biomedical leadership experience in several companies founded on technologies invented and developed in academic institutions.

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Fredrik Bærheim, Advisor and project manager at NUI AS. 

Educated anaesthetic nurse and has over 20 years of experience in emergency medicine. Now working as advisor and project manager at NUI AS. Prior to this he worked as a supervisor on the high volume emergency ambulance in Bergen South. Simultaneously he developed and managed his own publishing company, through which he wrote and published three editions of a medical operating manual. In his current position av NUI he is mostly working with innovation and development, mainly transfer of subsea technology to the health sector, but also HSEQ, ICT, marketing and social media.

Alf Inge Larsen, Professor University of Bergen (UiB), Head of Interventional Cardiology & Pacemaker Service, Head of Cardiovascular Research Stavanger University Hospital.

Dr. med. Larsen is a leading expert within interventional cardiology. He is a member of several professional committees and academic advisory boards, e.g. Norwegian Registry on Sudden Cardiac Death, Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine, and Advisory Board Open Heart Failure Journal. Dr. med. Larsen has an extensive international academic cooperation, including University of Texas, Houston, Stanford University, and University of Calgary. He is the mentor of several PhD students, both at UiB and University of Stavanger (UiS).  Dr. med. Larsen has more than 85 publications in the PubMed database.

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Thomas Lindner, Director at the Regional Competence Centre for Emergency Medicine (RAKOS) in the Western Norway Regional Health Authority, and medical head of the Stavanger Acute Medicine Foundation for Education and Research (SAFER).

Dr. med. Lindner has been a physician since 1995 and started his career as an anaesthesiologist at Stavanger University Hospital in 2001. He has been a consultant in anaesthesia since 2006 and is working as a physician in the helicopter emergency medical service at the Stavanger University Hospital. The topic of his PhD was out of hospital cardiac arrest, and his current research is in the field of prehospital diagnostic and treatment systems.

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Hilda Bø Lyng, PhD student at University of Stavanger (UiS).

Hilda Bø Lyng is a PhD student at the Department of Safety, Economics and Planning at the University of Stavanger (UiS). The PhD project focuses on barriers and enabling mechanisms for Cross-Industry Innovation, with an emphasis on transferring knowledge and technology from the petroleum sector in order to solve problems in the medical sector. Empirical data from the Pumps and Pipes association has played an important role for this research.
Hilda Bø Lyng holds a Master`s Degree in Industrial Economics from the University of Stavanger and a bachelor degree in Optometry from the University of South-Eastern Norway.

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Helge Bjorland, CEO & Co-founder of Globus AI

Helge Bjorland has more than 10 years of experience from advanced analytics and data science – developing AI applications to solve core business challenges. Helge started his career in Equinor and worked in several different areas including Natural Gas and Operations & Maintenance. In his last position in Equinor he was tasked with establishing and leading a corporate-wide Data Science Center of Excellence (CoE). He then worked for Telenor Norway to advance their AI environment. He has an MBA and BSBA from Webster University and a bachelor degree in Computer Science from the University of Stavanger.

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Thor Ole Gulsrud, Research Director - MedTech - NORCE Norwegian Research Centre AS, Associate Professor at the University of Stavanger (UiS), and Project Manager Norway Pumps & Pipes.

Dr. Gulsrud holds an MSc degree in Signal Processing from the University of Stratclyde in Glasgow, and a PhD degree in Medical Signal and Image Processing from Aalborg University in Denmark. Dr. Gulsrud has extensive and broad experience with medical and health technology, and product development. He currently holds the positions as Research Director for MedTech at NORCE Norwegian Research Centre AS and Associate Professor in Health Technology at the
University of Stavanger. He is also the project manager for Norway Pumps & Pipes. During the last decade, he has held different positions within Oil & Gas, and was previously the senior researcher and research director at SINTEF, department of Drilling and Well. Prior to joining NORCE, he held a position as senior advisor in Corporate R&D in National Oilwell Varco.


Registration Norway Pumps & Pipes Conference

October 17-18.

Conference registration

Click this link to register for the conference.


Sola Strand Hotel is located by the sand dunes at Sola beach, outside Stavanger on the west coast of Norway. The hotel offers 135 bedrooms, modern conference facilities, a first-class restaurant, unique event facilities and Nordsjøbadet Spa.

Please contact the hotel directly. You are of course welcome to chose accomodation elsewhere, but since the hotel is also venue for the conference it is a very convenient choice.

Rate: NOK 1,435/night (breakfast and access to spa area included). Use code NPP2018
E-mail: booking@sola-strandhotel.no
Phone: +47 51 94 30 00. .

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Wednesday 17. October

Opening and Keynotes
09:30 – 10:00  Registration and coffee
10:00 – 10:20  Opening and welcome addresses
10:20 – 10:40  The importance of technology transfer between oil & gas and medicine
  Karl Eirik Schjøtt-Pedersen, Director of Norsk olje & gass
10:40 – 11:10  Technology Innovation at Equinor
  Adnan A. M. Aqrawi, Lead Consultant in Equinor Technology Innovation
11:10 – 11:40  An ecosystem for health product innovation
  Ruben Rathnasingham, Assistant Dean, Health Product Innovation, Dell Medical School
11:40 – 12:00  Q&A

12:00 – 13:00  Lunch

Innovation using «The Other Guy’s Toolkit»
13:00 – 13:20  Norway Pumps & Pipes as an innovation platform
  Thor Ole Gulsrud, Research Director Medtech, NORCE
13:20 – 13:40  Making your knowledge mine; How to transfer knowledge between the   petroleum and the medical industry
  Hilda Bø Lyng, PhD student, UiS
13:40 – 14:00  Revolutionizing turning of patients with competence from oil & gas
  Nina Fagerheim Åmodt, CMO, and Elen Haugs Langvik, COO, Tidewave R&D AS
14:00 – 14:40  Coffee break & mingling
14:40 – 15:00  From deep manned underwater operations to patient exercise - A new   solution for rehabilitation of patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary   Disease
  Fredrik Bærheim, Advisor and Project Manager, NUI AS
15:00 – 15:20  AI based Early Warning System for the Intensive Care Unit
  Helge J. Bjorland, CEO and Co-founder, Globus AI
15:20 – 15:40  Emergency services – integrating full value chain simulation and operational   support
  Thomas W. Lindner, Medical Doctor, Director at the Regional Competence Center   for Emergency Medicine
15:40 – 16:00  Q&A

Getting social
16:00 – 17:30  Mingling, wraps & refreshments

Thursday 18. October

Pumps & Pipes
08:30 – 09:00  Mingling and coffee
09:00 – 09:30  The story of Houston Pumps & Pipes
Alan B. Lumsden, Medical Doctor, Houston Methodist Hospital
09:30 – 09:50  qWave – from medicine to oil & gas – the journey
  Hans Petter Eng, Founder/CEO, qWave AS
09:50 – 10:10  How to evaluate heart disease – do we need a new tool?
  Alf Inge Larsen, Professor, University of Bergen, Head of Cardiovascular Research,   Stavanger University Hospital
10:10 – 10:30  Coffee break & mingling
  10:30 – 11:00  CardioSim – patient-specific simulations
  Sigrid Kaarstad Dahl, Research Scientist, SINTEF, manager of CardioSim
11:00 – 11:20  Sustainable Health Care and industrial opportunity
  Bent Høie, Norwegian Minister of Health
11:20 – 11:40  Q&A
11:40 – 11:50  Concluding remarks

12:00 – 13:00  Lunch 

The conference is moderated by Nashater Deu Solheim, CEO & Founder Progressing Minds AS.

Note that there will be an exhibit that can be visited during breaks:
• Heliox habitat for rehabilitation of patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease – NUI AS.
• Smart turning mattress that automatically turns and moves users with reduced mobility – Tidewave R&D AS.
• Arterial blood flow simulator – NORCE.
• Validé – represented by the Tech Accelerator ITSA.