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Forum SafranLearn. Share. Discover.

October 30 – 31, 2018 | Sola Strand Hotel
Stavanger, Norway

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The annual Forum Safran Conference is back, providing project controls and planning professionals with the perfect opportunity to learn, share and discover.

Playing host to plenty of discussions and seminars from expert speakers will allow attendees to get to grips with the latest products and initiatives making waves within the project controls environment.

Reserve your place at Forum Safran 2018 to attend specialist training courses, interact with fellow professionals, and meet the team behind the world's leading project scheduling software and schedule risk analysis solutions.


Attendees who wish to book a room at the venue can benefit from a reduced
rate. To take advantage of this deal, please contact the Sola Strand Hotel, quoting Forum Safran.

Phone: +47 51 94 30 00 | Email: booking@sola-strandhotel.no

Date & Time

October 30 – 31 2018
Tues 30 | 12:00 late
Wed 31 | 09:00 – 16:00

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Sola Strand Hotel
Axel Lunds veg 27
4050 Sola, Norway

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Extract the maximum value from your software investment with specialist training courses at Forum Safran 2018.

Coordinated by experts in their field, Safran's range of training courses provide valuable insight for users no matter their ability.

Improve your daily performance and learn how to utilize Safran Cloud to enjoy on-demand access to the latest-generation of Safran applications.



Forum Safran has long been an annual fixture in the diaries of management and planning professionals from around the globe.

Take the opportunity to share ideas and experiences with industry peers and project management colleagues and develop a strong network of contacts within the project controls community.



Forum Safran plays host to a number of discussions and seminars from expert speakers, providing insight into the latest strategies, initiatives and products within the project controls environment.

Discover new best-practices and techniques, get a glimpse of the latest software solutions, and see what’s in store for the future of project controls by reserving your place at Forum Safran 2018.


Richard Wood

Richard Wood

CEO | Safran Software
With over 20 years of experience as a Project Controls and Asset Management specialist, Richard has extensive experience across a diverse range of sectors, including oil & gas, utilities, engineering & construction and public infrastructure. Richard became CEO of Safran in February 2018 and has used his international expertise to enable Safran's growth into new markets and industry verticals.

09.00 – 09.10
Welcome - Opening of the Conference

09.10 – 09.25
News from Safran - Capitalize on Change

Keynote Speakers

Reidar B. Bratvold

Reidar B. Bratvold

Professor | University of Stavanger

Reidar B. Bratvold is a Professor of Petroleum Investment and Decision Analysis at the University of Stavanger. He has published numerous papers on topics such as investment modelling, decision-making, stochastic reservoir modelling, fuzzy logic and reservoir management as well as co-authoring the book “Making Good Decisions.” Prior to academia, he spent 15 years in the industry in various technical and management roles and holds a PhD in petroleum engineering and MSc in mathematics, both from Stanford University.

09.25 – 09.45
Don't Blame the Project 

Blake Fox

Blake Fox

Project Planning Manager | Equinor

Blake Fox has over 20 years project management experience amassing much of that working for global energy company Equinor, formerly Statoil. He holds both an MBA in Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management and an MBA in Mechanical Engineering, both from McMaster University. Specialising in project control, planning and scheduling, Blake frequently presents talks regarding the steps taken to execute mega projects successfully.

09.45 – 10.05
Statoil Johan Sverdrup - Lessons Learned After Three Years

Tuesday 30th October 2018


12.00 - 17.00

Pre-conference Training

Improve your daily performance with expert training from Safran experts and experience the true power of Safran's world-leading project scheduling and schedule risk analysis solutions. There will be classroom training available on all products on a ‘drop-in’ basis, as well as open workshops with product experts for any questions or personal one-to-one training.

19.00 - Late

Welcome Reception

Gain exclusive access to the Sola Strand Hotel venue, network with fellow industry professionals, and enjoy refreshments.

Wednesday 31st October 2018


08.30 – 09.00


09.00 – 09.10


Richard Wood, CEO

09.10 – 09.25

Keynote | News from Safran – Capitalize on Change

Richard Wood, CEO

09.25 – 09.45

Keynote | Don't Blame the Project

Reider B. Bratvold, Professor
University of Stavanger

09.45 – 10.05

Keynote | Statoil Johan Sverdrup Lessons Learned After Three Years

Blake Fox, Project Planning Manager

10.05 – 10.30

Break and Demo Theatre

10.30 – 11.30

Safran Software Technology and Product Update

Join us for an update on our existing product range and a glimpse into where we're going in the future.

11.30 – 13.00

Lunch and Demo Theatre


13.00 – 13.45

Tips and tricks for Safran Project

Reporting Capabilities in Safran Project

13.45 – 14.15

Break and Demo Theatre

14.15 – 14.45

Developing Project Dashboard Using Microsoft PowerBI

Eivind Eliassen & Henrik Helliesen
Rosenberg WorleyParsons AS

14.45 – 15.15

Shutdown and Turnaround Planning 

Øystein Mildestveit Wintershall & Oddgeir Søvik

15.15 – 15.45

Break and Demo Theatre

15.45 – 16.05

Schedule Risk and Cost Analyses

Leif Braute, Owner
Braute Consulting

16.05 – 16.10

What is TAKT Time Planning and How Will it be Implemented in Safran Project

Øyvind Røberg and Bjørn Rosland

16.25 - 16.30

Closing and Farewell from Forum Safran 2018

Inge Nilsen, VP Nordic Sales

Learn, Share & Discover
at Forum Safran 2018