SPE Virtual Norway Subsurface Conference 2 - 3 Nov 2020 Virtual Conference [CET; UTC+1]
  • Host Organisation Equinor


Session Type
  • Social and Networking Events

Tuesday, November 03

08:00 - 09:00
Young Professional's Networking Breakfast
Moderator(s) Steinar Midthun Kolstø, Wintershall Dea
Speaker(s) ​Kaja Kloecker, Conocophillips; Tone Hetland Hansen, Spirit Energy; Petter Øydegard, Repsol; Morten Mjaaseth Meldahl; Equinor; Karoline Skjærpe, Wintershall Dea

Young Professional Networking Breakfast 

Discover New Career Opportunities at the SPE Norway Subsurface Conference

As part of the Future Leadership Programme, this conference will host a dedicated forum for students and Young Professionals* to engage and expand their networks with peers from across the world.

Attendees will meet with like-minded professionals and learn about the latest advancements that will impact their careers.

Young professional inspirational leaders will share insights, learnings and failures from the early stages of their careers, with plenty of opportunity for attendees to ask questions.

This is a unique opportunity for any students or Young Professionals that want the chance to grow their career and make the right connections that will propel their career forward.


Entry is open to all students and Young Professionals registered to attend the main conference.


Register Today and Become Part of the Global E&P Community

What to Expect





Career Development


Inspirational Speakers


Technical Insight

Programme Committee

The Future Leadership Programme has been developed for the industry, by the industry

Stig Andre Aase

Bisan El-fseis
Wintershall DEA

Theodor Lien

Hans Christian Bertelsen Tengesdal

Elena Vasyutkina
Wintershall DEA


*To qualify as a Young Professional you should be a Professional SPE Member under the age of 36

The Student and Young Professionals Networking Breakfast is a dedicated event for students and young professionals under 35 years of age that forms a key part of the annual SPE Norway Subsurface Conference. Entry is open to all students and young professionals registered to attend the main conference. A young inspirational leader from the industry will share their learnings and insights from the early stages of their career and there will be an opportunity for attendees to network among their peers. 


Steinar Midthun Kolstø
Asset Manager for Brage
Wintershall Dea Norge


Kaja Kloecker, Conocophillips; Tone Hetland Hansen, Spirit Energy; Petter Øydegard, Repsol; Morten Mjaaseth Meldahl; Equinor; Karoline Skjærpe, Wintershall Dea

Meet the Speakers

Tone, Petter, Kaja and Morten are part of The Big Picture, a project initiated by the Norwegian Oil and Gas Association. Through this project young professionals from the industry are contributing to a more reflected and nuanced debate about the challenges our country and industry are facing with regards to future oil and gas production.

To solve the climate challenges and at the same time meet the world’s energy demand, we need to ask some difficult questions. We believe that the oil and gas industry can and should be a part of the solution. To find the answers to the world's climate and energy challenges we are convinced we need to see the big picture

Karoline Skjærpe
Wintershall Dea

Karoline graduated from the University of Bergen with a master’s degree in Petroleum Geology in 2017. During her student years she held several summer internships at Statoil (now Equinor). In 2018 she joined the graduate programme SPEAD in Wintershall Norge with international postings in both Kassel, Germany and Rijswijk, The Netherlands. Since January 2020 she has been working in Wintershall Dea Norge as a Reservoir Geologist in the subsurface group in the office in Stavanger