Bergen international diving seminar 2019
Bergen international diving seminar 2019
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Sharing best practice by meeting


2019 slogan: Are we adapting to a volatile market? 

We would like to thank all participants, speakers and exhibitors for two great days. Looking forward to see you in 2021.

The Seminar

NUI AS, will on behalf of The Association of Operators for Hyperbaric Lifeboat Reception Facilities, hold the next Bergen International Diving Seminar on the 13th and 14th of November 2019.

For the 2019 seminar we aim to repeat the previous 2017 success. Then 169 participants representing 77 Companies and Organisations in 10 countries enjoyed two very good days in Bergen listening to the 28 speakers and participating in lively discussions.

In 2019 the slogan for the seminar will be “Are we adapting to a volatile market?” and the presenters from authorities, research institutions and major companies will be challenged to tell their view on this.

Meeting Place

The Diving seminar is the main meeting place for professionals and academics in the commercial diving industry, and is a valuable arena for expanding your network. You will also meet people involved in other parts of subsea intervention industry.


We hope that this years slogan (“Are we adapting to a volatile market”) and the presentations will provide all participants a view into how the industry have changed during the past years turbulence. How has the operators, contractors and sub-contractors adapted?

Presentations available from the seminar:

13th November:

09:35 Sustainability of the diving industry – market view from a contractor
09:55 Sustainability of the diving industry – market view from the operator side
10:10 Update from IOGP
10:35 Risk Level in the Norwegian Petroleum Activity – Response and results from diving personnel questionnaire 2018

10:55 News from HSE UK – Diving in the UK

11:45 News from Holland – Diving in Dutch Continental Shelf

13:15 News from the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA)
13:35 News from Diving Medical Advisory Comittee(DMAC)
13:50 Nutritions , spinoff from DMAC workshop in 2018.

14:10 Presentation of research project for saturation diving – European universities in collaboration with Equinor and TechnipFMC. Universities of Aarhus, Westminster and Malta, Vrije Universiteit Brussel,
Norwegian University of Science and Technology and Haukeland University Hospital. Speakers will be:
– Dr Ingrid Eftedal – Senior scientist and research group leader in
barophysiology at NTNU’s Department for circulation and medical imaging
– Dr Jacky Lautridou – Scientist Department of Circulation and Medical
Imaging at NTNU


15:25 – 15:45 Qualification of diving doctors
15:45 – 16:05 Diving together with new tools
16:05 – 16:25 AkerBP’s experience with diving and future strategy for diving
16:25 16:45 TUP diving practical and safety considerations
16:45 – 17:05 TUP decompression tables
17:05 – 17:25 TUP Diving

14th November

09:10 – 09:30 Aging population gives new challenges
09:30 – 09:55 Resuscitation of a diver in the bell DMAC 28 – Provision of advanced medical treatment in chamber
09:55 – 10:15 Sustainable saturation diver training
10:45 – 11:10 Hypothetical mechanisms for post saturation diving cognitive impairment
11:10 – 11:35 High-pressure nervous syndrome (HPNS)
11:35 – 12:00 Continuous Professional Development (CPD) for diving supervisors
13:00 – 13:30 The new Cobra SLS
13:30 – 13:50 4 man bell-run during Johan Sverdrup
14:10 – 14:30 Further development of SPHLs
14:30 – 14:50 NORSOK U100 Corrigendum – Trainee Surface Oriented Diving Supervisor


Day 1 - Session 1

Day 1 - Session 2

Day 2 - Session 1

Day 2 - Session 2

Presentations and exhibition

The program committee has worked out the schedule and program for the seminar. If you have any comments to the schedule, please do not hesitate to contact and someone from the program commitee will revert to you soon afterwards.

Also in 2019 the intention is to have a small exhibition in direct connection to the seminar. We have access to both indoor and outdoor space.

Industry advisory meetings ahead of the seminar

Industry advisory meetings ahead of the seminar

Both IMCA and DMAC is arranging meetings to coincide with this year’s event in Bergen. Both will hold their meetings on the 12th November.


In 2019 the seminar will be held i Scandic Flesland Airport hotel just 300 meter from the airport exit. You can choose to walk or use one of the shuttlebusses leaving just outside the airport every 10 minutes for the transit.


Registration is now closed

  • Participation both days

    Registration after 1st September

  • Participation one day

    Register before event




  • Program Committee Members

    • Anton Skaar Stornes(Chair) – Spirit Energy
    • Steve Sheppard – Helix/IMCAcontent
    • Ingunn Kalve – Subsea7
    • Øyvind Loennechen – TechnipFMC
    • Olav Sande Eftedal – Equinor
    • Arnfinn Anfinsen – AkerBP
    • Rolf Røssland – NUI
    • Ole Lund – NUI (admin support)

OFHB Members


  • Industry Management Advisory Board

    • Allen Leatt – IMCA
    • Olav Sande Eftedal – DMAC
    • Phil Newsum – ADCI
    • Rolf Røssland – NUI