Looking for a specific product?

Make a search for products & suppliers, articles & news.

Executives from seafood and petroleum meet

Top executives from the Norwegian seafood industry and petroleum industry will meet at Gardermoen on Thursday, 23 February for the first meeting of the executive forum Ett hav.

«The overall objective is to promote cooperation and thus pave the way for further value creation from Norway’s two main industries, » says Chairman Leiv Grønnevet of Ett hav.

The executive forum Ett hav was established to promote dialogue between the seafood industry and the petroleum industry.  The forum was set up based on both parties’ desire for closer collaboration and a lower conflict level.

«From the very start, it will be important to establish a common understanding of reality – a platform where the accountable top executives can raise various issues and find solutions for these, » Grønnevet says.

Challenges and synergies
Better coordination and collaboration on acquisition of seismic has already been identified as one topic for the executive forum.

«With two different industries operating at sea simultaneously, and often in the same waters, we have to acknowledge that conflicts do arise from time to time between the fishing industry and seismic acquisition activities. The petroleum industry wants to contribute to improving cooperation at sea, with a view to avoid conflicts, » says Gro Brækken, Managing Director of the Norwegian Oil Industry Association (OLF).

Both industries believe there is significant potential for increased collaboration also within other areas, such as oil spill preparedness.

«I believe that Ett hav will be a forum in which we can promote dialogue and understanding between the two most important industries in Norway, » says Reidar Nilsen, Chairman of the Norwegian Fishermen’s Association.

«One of the main challenges will be to broaden both industries’ knowledge of each others’ needs and activities. Dialogue and contact are key concepts in this respect, » Nilsen believes.

 
Contacts:

Leiv Grønnevet, Chairman, Ett hav, mobile telephone no. +47 901 54 593
Reidar Nilsen, Chairman, Norwegian Fishermen’s Association, mobile telephone no. +47 915 99 697
Erling Kvadsheim, Manager Licensing Policy, OLF, mobile telephone no. + 47 900 76 413
(Gro Brækken of OLF is currently abroad. Please contact Erling Kvadsheim).

About Ett hav
Ett hav is a forum where top executives from the Norwegian seafood industry and the petroleum industry will meet to engage in dialogue. Trade union leaders from the same industries in the Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions have also been invited. The forum is managed by a secretariat with representatives from the Norwegian Fishermen’s Association and the Norwegian Oil Industry Association (OLF).

The forum will be chaired by Leiv Grønnevet, who has broad business experience and extensive knowledge of the two industries. Activities in Ett hav will be financed by contributions from both industries.


Members of the executive forum: 

Gro Brækken, OLF
Øystein Michelsen, Statoil
Arild Glæserud, Eni Norge
Per Arild Reksnes, PGS
Erik Karlstrøm, North Energy
Geir Andreassen, the Norwegian Seafood Federation (FHL)
Frode Alfheim, Trade Union for Industry and Energy
Grethe Fossli, the Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions

Represetnatives from the Norwegian Fishermen’s Association:
Reidar Nilsen, Chairman, the Norwegian Fishermen’s Association
Einar Helge Meløysund, Samarbeidsrådet Nord (cooperation council for the Northern region)
Per Jan Kvalsvik, Samarbeidsrådet Sør (cooperation council for the Southern region)
Tore Roaldsnes, Chairman, Norwegian Fishing Vessel Owners Association

 

Related news

Latest news

New partners in sensors and geothermal

Associate Professor Mona Mihailescu from University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania visited CMR. She is also due to visit Iceland where her other partner in green energy is situated.

Resolutuions at Semcon's annual general meeting 2017

Semcon’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held on Wednesday April 26,

DNV GL launches new PSC Planner application

Classification society DNV GL has launched a new application on its My DNV GL portal

300 solutions that will change the world

Global Opportunity Explorer launch

Wind powered oil recovery concept moves closer to implementation

The DNV GL-led joint industry project,

Feeding the future with AKVA

AKVA group has seen a strong market response to the new AKVAconnect feeding system, released late 2016 into the Chilean market. Customer feedback has been very positive resulting in a strong increase in sales.

The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park Phase II will be managed by GreenPowerMonitor monitoring solutions

The project forms part of the larger 1 GW Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park

Chalet and chaletino, oak flooring of exceptional length and width

Chalet and Chaletino from BOEN is parquet flooring made with exceptionally wide and long planks of the finest timber.

Fire in Vestdavit offices – Possible disruption of service

Vestdavit and all staff would like to express sincere thanks for the inquiries and good wishes sent to us by our industry partners,