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Over the last 8 years, NRG Events has brought together experts in Simulation Technologies in different industries. Technology providers, Operators, Research Institutes, Universities have benefited from the business platforms created by NRG Events in Nuclear Energy, Oil & Gas and Rail.

 We have now combined the experience and expertise in the Energy sector by creating a spectacular new event called ESTEC, Energy Simulation Technology, Exhibition & Conference. Our 2nd edition will take place in the beautiful city of Oslo on 11th -12th June 2019.Experts from all over the globe will gather to experience the latest developments in simulation technology for training & education, operations & maintenance, strategy, research & development and design within the Energy Industry. There will be demos and special presentations during the exhibition, with the latest technologies on display such as 3D Visualization, Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality.
 The attendees will be from all areas of the Energy Industry such as Nuclear Power, Oil & Gas (upstream & downstream, maritime), Conventional Power Plants, Renewable Energy, Training Institutes, Research Institutes, Universities and anyone else interested in this dynamic world of Simulation Technology.The conference will have two days of exciting presentations, demos and interactive panel sessions in which the future of Simulation Technology for the Energy Industry will be discussed. We are looking forward to meeting you in Oslo!

Maersk Training: Simulator Training

“They’re building the muscle memory to handle these emergencies.” How a Maersk drilling simulator is preparing our operators to be deal with the most challenging situations


Top Industry Leading Speakers sharing unique information and experience through a two day exclusive stream of presentations for you to take strategic insights back to your company.



Networking and benchmarking opportunities from a selected group of Professionals eager to meet, share and network during the Forum. Expand your professional network through a personal experience.



Unique Panel Discussions and Presentations to provide you with the answers to overcome your future plans and challenges. Presentations material will be shared for after/internal review.


The MUST GO event of the year!

ESTEC - The Energy Simulation Technology Exhibition and Conference
[ kynote presentations -  technology exhibition - live DEMOs ]
11th - 12th June 2019

Oslo - Norway




Technology Exhibiting Area demonstrating the latest developments in Simulation Technologies applications and Training services. Witness technology from first hand.



New technology Impact and best practices on education & training among other topics to be discussed through presentations, panel discussions and other interactive activities.



A selected group of delegates will enjoy an exclusive tour/visit to a brand new technology state of the art facility for a full day of interactive sessions and simulators interaction.




Gold Sponsor

L3 MAPPS is an established leader in the supply of control systems and simulations for the marine, power generation and space sectors. Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, L3 MAPPS has operating units located in the United Kingdom and India. L3 MAPPS is a company with ideas and vision; A company with a desire to create value through innovation.

A company with the experience and resources to make a difference. L3 MAPPS has anticipated customers’ evolving needs and partnered with them to deliver innovative solutions. L3 MAPPS makes a concerted effort to listen carefully to customers and work closely with them to meet their challenging needs.


... includes


Gold Sponsor

Kongsberg Digital

Kongsberg Digital

Silver Sponsor

Kongsberg Digital’s solutions for the energy sector enable your organization to optimize and manage your operations. From design to end-of-life of your assets, we help you increase safety, reduce costs, and save time on land, under water, and offshore. The Oil and Gas Production Simulator is in an extensive and detailed model used for efficient learning of oil and gas production. The simulator consists of all the main process areas that are typically found in an oil & gas facility offshore, in addition to multiple process utility systems. Students may start the facility from shutdown condition, bring the facility up to full production and then shut it down again in a controlled way.The hardware configuration is modular and can either be a set of classroom PCs or an integrated system with consoles and control system keyboards.





Since 1992, Simtronics® has developed and delivered innovative Operator Training Simulators (OTS) for the Process Industries and the educational institutions that train Operators and Technicians. Simtronics brings extensive simulation and training experience together with the latest technology for a proven, progressive, and exciting simulator system.
From global petrochemical companies to process technology training institutes, our clients have chosen Simtronics to provide the most cost-effective solution to their training and simulation needs. Please contact Simtronics for a complete list of industrial or educational clients.




Strategic Partner

The Faculty of Technology, Art and Design (TKD) offers higher education and research and development (R&D) activities within technical subjects, arts and design. The Faculty has approximately 3.000 students and 270 staff members and is situated at Pilestredet Campus in downtown Oslo and at Kjeller Campus in Akershus.




Silver Sponsor

Modelon has extensive experience with simulation and optimization applications for energy and processing plants.  The company’s software and services help customers develop new techniques to increase efficiency, improve production, and satisfy regulatory requirements. Modelon provides software and services for industries such as power, processing, chemical, oil and gas, and utilities.

  • Gives access to tools and methods proven in the real world
  • Enables performance, safety and regulatory studies early in the design process
  • Allows users to integrate mechanical and electrical subsystems for greater productivity and quality
  • Delivers ability to create “what-if” real-time simulations for optimizing design and operations, saving time and improving safety
  • Offers flexibility to adapt operation simulations to changing regulatory conditions
  • Provides access to open-systems approach for integrating existing tools into a cohesive process.




More than 55 years after the creation of the company, Tecnatom is nowadays a reference in the nuclear industry. Our main activities include the rendering of inspection and component structural integrity services, the training of operations personnel by means of full-scope simulators and the plant operation support.
In order to contribute to ensuring that electricity generating plants have optimally qualified operations, maintenance, engineering and technical support personnel whose performance serves to improve safety, availability and economic efficiency, Tecnatom provides overall training services in a wide range of fields: process technology, operation and maintenance, human factors, non-destructive testing, management skills, etc.
Particularly in the simulation area, Tecnatom has over 30 years of experience in nuclear power plant training simulators and has developed a large number of Full Scope Simulators for nuclear power plants worldwide. Tecnatom operates all the Spanish Full Scope Simulators, and has developed the methodology to use the FSS as engineering tool.
This large experience in simulators has allowed the company to develop a new simulation tools environment, TEAM-Suite®, in order to guarantee the technological independence of Tecnatom when addressing new simulation projects, either in relation to training simulators or to simulation tools for engineering support. This environment is made up of different tools, each specialized in the generation of models simulating the different types of systems involved in a process, such as hydraulic and electrical networks, logic, control and regulation systems, HMI, etc.






Silver Sponsor


This two day Exhibition & Conference event will showcase the latest Simulation Technology developments and solutions in Training strategies and Operations including an exclusive and interactive exhibiting area with a full day of interactive sessions. The event features a two day forum/conference where attendees will hear +20 cutting edge presentations from leading experts representing the Energy & Power Industry, Training Simulation Vendors, Training & Development Institutes, Research Institutes and Universities. The two day event will go through the following topics:
  • Oslo Metropolitan University
    Oslo, Norway

  • 11th - 12th June, 2019
    08:30 am - 05:00pm

  • Tech Exhibition
    Experience latest technology

  • Simulation Technology: Advance Academic Industry Inputs
    Module 1

  • Simulation for Engineering Training: Next Generation
    Module 2

  • New Simulation Technology Tools and what is next: Immersive Reality - AR - VR
    Module 3

  • Simulation as a fundamental tool on Industrial Process and Safety
    Module 4

  • Building the bridge to the next generation of Engineering Workforce
    Module 5

  • O&G and Maritime high fidelity Simulation and Training
    Module 6

  • Nuclear Power Plant Simulation unique previous and upcoming challenges
    Module 7

  • Renewable Energy Simulation Strategies and latest technology applications
    Module 8

08.30 - 09.15 Welcome to ESTEC2019 show - Energy Simulation Technology Exhibition and Conference
Registration and accreditation process
09.15 - 09.30 Opening Remarks from Astrid Oust Janbu, Head of Department of Mechanical, Electronic and Chemical Engineering OsloMet
09.30 - 10.00 ROAR NILSEN - Product Manager – Digital Twin Energy Division KONGSBERG DIGITAL

‘Digital Twin – The road to autonomy’ from Kongsberg Digital

The digital twin, enabled by KONGSBERG’s Kognifai solution, gives the user the ability to see and understand the status of an asset, navigating and assessing it through a wealth of contextual information. This includes design and engineering data, simulated data, real-time data, maintenance data, logistics data, and financial data.
10.00 - 10.30 Hilde Hongset Gauslaa - Responsible for Equinor IOC Simulator support center A simulator center for offshore installations. - Equinor

Use of dynamic simulators in Equinor for Concept fase to operations, Life Cycle use.

Introduction to our support model - Use of simulators I Integrated operation center (IOC) - Dynamic simulators in the future, a part of a digital twin.
10.30 - 11.00 ... ENJOY!


11.00 - 11.30 Petter Lunde - Commander - Head of Simulation & Training - Royal Norwegian Navy Navigation Centre

Simulation - Utilizing a simulator for expanded training beyond spec

11.30 - 12.00 Matti Paljakka, Solution Sales Lead, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

Apros for the dynamic simulation of energy system: applications and benefits

12.00 - 12.30 Skjak Energi, Terje Gjengedal - Chairman/ Professor Engineering & Technology - THE ARCTIC UNIVERSITY OF NORWAY

The smart and digital power system-from vision to reality

12.30 - 14.00 ... ENJOY!


14.00 - 14.30 Laura Marcano, PhD Candidate OsloMet - Tiina Komulainen, PhD, Associate Professor, Automation - OsloMet

Feedback methods in simulator training

- Why feedback is necessary for simulator training? - What role can automated feedback play in instructor-lead team training? - How do trends in teaching and learning affect simulator training?
14.30 - 15.00 Stéphane Velut - Energy & Process Industry Director - Modelon

The Future Tool for Energy Innovation

The energy sector is one of the fastest evolving sectors around the globe. To become early adopters and innovation leaders, energy companies need to be equipped with the right tool. In this session, Modelon previews a revolutionary web-based platform that will enable users to virtually build, simulate, and optimize energy systems collaboratively and effectively. The platform offers tailored interfaces for different user types; from domain experts to the consumers of system models. Join us for an engaging presentation and exclusive preview.
15.00 - 15.30 networking break - exhibiting area
15.30 - 16.00 Stéphane Velut, Energy & Process Industry Director - Modelon

Live Demo – Energy Applications with Modelon’s New Simulation Environment

In this session, Modelon demonstrates the capabilities of its new web-based simulation platform – including what-if scenario simulation, design optimization and optimal control – for specific real-world energy applications.
16.00 - 16.30 Nenad Keseric - Plant Manager/O&M Digitalization Lead, Equinor

1) Predictive O&M of a wind park of the future based on experience from Digital Twin in O&G.

2) Use of drones to inspect wind turbines at Sheringham Shoal offshore wind farm off the coast of Norfolk. Using drones is a safer and more cost-effective way of carrying out work which was previously carried out by rope access. 3) Using satellite images & AI for wind Operations and production optimization.
16.30 - 17.00 Panel Discussion: Interactive Panel Discussion with members of the audience: Compare applications in renewables with other energy sectors

Registration and accreditation process for those who did not attend on Day 1
09.30 - 10.00 Kristian Gould - Lead Advisor Human Factors and Org. Safety - EQUINOR


10.00 - 10.30 Guido Helmerhorst - Chief Growth - Warp Industries

Improving Workplace Safety through Virtual Reality

- VR as a new frontier in HSE programs - Use cases and best practises of VR in high risk environments - Training, testing and ups killing of operators through VR - You can start the future of learning in VR tomorrow
11.00 - 11.30 Tecnatom

-The role of simulation in the industry 4.0

Process simulation is one of the columns on which industry 4.0 rests. In this regard, process simulation means to develop detailed models that allow to anticipate plant performance in diverse situations, supporting the decision making in several areas. Fundamentals and success stories will be presented.
11.30 - 12.00 Justin Parry - COO - IMMERSE

Creating A Roadmap for Building, Scaling & Integrating a VR Training Program in Your Enterprise

This talk will help you to understand some of the key factors you need to be aware of when considering how to implement VR training programmes. Based on our experience in the oil and gas sector and other sectors, we will discuss how to go about evaluating, piloting, and successfully implementing a VR programme, including: ● Key insights into effectively introducing VR into your organisation ● Cost-effective, safe and secure scaling of VR training within enterprise ● How to ensure successful implementation, including metrics and ROI ·
12.00 - 12.30 Nigel Sams - Sales & Bus Dev Manager Oil & Gas - SIEMENS

The Holistic Digital Twin and Benefits for the Oil & Gas Industry

Across all industries, Digitalization is making game changing operational improvements. When looking at digital maturity of these industries, various studies have ranked Oil and Gas as one of the lowest. Siemens will show how Digitalization is changing the traditional ways how operating plants are managed with focus on; - Asset management and business analytics - Remote operation - Industrial Internet of things - Cloud applications - Big data analytics
12.30 - 14.00 ... ENJOY!


14.00 - 14.30 Swarandeep Singh - VP, Global Chemicals and Refining Lead - ABB

Sadara: Lessons Learned

14.30 - 15.00 Daniel Patel - Senior Researcher, - NORCE

evolution of VR software and HW technology from the 90s

The presentation will show the evolution of VR software and HW technology from the 90s when we developed HydroVR using our own 3D engine and expensive hardware, to the current state where we can use game engines, affordable graphics cards and e.g. Oculus Rifts. -Details around our development of the HydroVR application for subsurface visualization and VRSafety for visualization and training in industrial environments including the display of CFD simulations will be given.
15.00 - 15.30 Michael N. Louka - IFE

Using VR and simulation to enable agile processes for safety-critical environments

The presentation describes how IFE uses virtual prototyping, simulation and role-play as tools when designing complex work environments like control centres. It also describes how similar techniques are applied to prepare for performing jobs in hazardous environments. We will include examples from real-life applications in the nuclear and other industries.
15.30 - 16.00 TBC

16.00 Closing Remarks from our chairman


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What are the Forum main topics?

The Forum will address skills development requirements and effective training approaches that can apply to the full span of employees in today’s Energy & Power Industry, from new workers to experienced, Design, Projects, Operation and Maintenance employees, HoD’s, and Mid-senior level management personnel. The challenge for many End Users throughout Plant lifecycle is to manage the replacement of retiring employees to the new generation without disturbing Productivity and improve Plant reliability.The event will focus on the latest developments in Training and Simulation for entire Process lifecycle; will cover upstream, midstream and downstream, business process simulations, HR/Training and Development.

Who will attend?

It will bring together those who are involved with simulators, training personnel, training managers, operation support managers and anyone with an interest in simulators or those who develop or use simulation tools on any stage of the Energy & Power lifecycle.


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    • OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University PO box 4 St. Olavs plass - NO-0130 Oslo, Norway Phone: +47 67 23 50 00

    • 11th - 12th June 2019 - 08.30 / 17.00