About the Conference

Bringing together leading international underwriters, claims adjusters, insureds, brokers and other service providers involved in claims arising from activities which are commonly referred to as offshore energy risks (which extend to related onshore activities and include well and drilling operations irrespective of location) this 3-day event includes presentations, activities and networking. The Conference is a non-commercial undertaking organised by a Committee drawn from professionals with extensive experience of energy claims.

Since its modest beginning in 1996 as a forum for informal discussions between leading energy insurers and their loss adjusters, the annual Lillehammer Energy Claims Conference has grown to encompass representatives from global oil & gas companies, claims brokers and certain specialist service providers.

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For over five years the conference has attracted capacity attendances - some 345 delegates in 2015 for the 20th Anniversary Conference. In recent years participants from America, Angola, Australia, Bermuda, Canada, Denmark, Dubai, France, Germany, Indonesia, Jordan, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, The Netherlands, Norway, Qatar, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, the U.K., Venezuela, Vietnam and elsewhere, have clearly justify the conference’s claim to be the premier international energy claims forum.

Attendance at the Conference is, in general, restricted to representatives of underwriters, claims adjusters, insureds, claims brokers and other service providers directly involved in claims arising from offshore energy risks.

The Conference is not open to members of the legal professions although the Committee will usually issue a very limited number of specific invitations to lawyers closely involved with subjects under discussion. To encourage an atmosphere of open debate and participation, opinions expressed at the event are considered personal to the speakers and members of the media are excluded.

Delegates are always encouraged though Q&A and commentary sessions to play an active part in the Conferences’ interactive programmes.

2017 Conference 1-3 March

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Agenda (2017)

 

14:00 – 23:00

  • Bus departures from Oslo Airport, Gardermoen

20:00 – 22:00

  • Voluntary Dinner at MeetingPoint Hafjell Hotel & Resort
Chairman for the Day – Tormod Hareide, Marsh

10:00 – 13:00

  • Bus departures from City of Oslo and Oslo Airport, Gardermoen

First Timers’ sessions


09:30 – 09.40

  • Intro for the first timers’ session - Tormod Hareide (Marsh AS)

09:40 – 10:10

  • Technical introduction to FPSOs - James Buckwell (Charles Taylor Adjusting)

10:10 - 10:40

  • Stakeholders’ role in handling Offshore Energy claims - Rosalia Charitos (DONG Energy), Juliet Hamilton (XL Catlin)

10:40 - 11:10

  • Introduction to Classification/Verification services - Jizhao Li (DNV GL)

11:10 - 11:40

  • Introduction to key claims principles and English legal concepts - Fiona Treanor, (Herbert Smith Freehills LLP), Timothy Foulger (JLT Specialty Ltd)

11:40 - 12:10

  • MODU Insurance – The approach in London and the Nordics - Tonje Knudsen (Norwegian Hull Club), Adrian McAndrew (AIG)

12:10 – 13:30

  • Interactive group activity

13:30 – 15:00

  • Lunch Break

Main Conference

15:15 – 15:30

  • Welcome & Opening Remarks – Tormod Hareide (Marsh AS)

15:30 – 15:50

  • Claims Overview – Andrew Jackson (Willis Towers Watson)

15:50 – 17:10

  • Legal Highlights & Insurance Act 2015, 6 months on – New wordings and Market feedback – Alex Oddy (Herbert Smith Freehills LLP), Angela Haylett (Clyde & Co LLP), Paul Jaffe (XL Catlin), Sian French (Marsh Limited)

17:10 – 17:40

  • ANP’s role & the offshore regulatory framework in Brazil – Marcelo M. Borges de Macedo, (ANP)

19:00 – 20:00

  • Pre-dinner drinks

20:00

  • Dinner at Meetingpoint Hafjell Hotel & Resort
Chairman for the Day – Rodney Winkler, BC Johnson Associates)

09:00 – 10:20

  • Sustainability of the current Energy market – Bahzad Ayoub (Renewable UK), Jarand Rystad (Rystad Energy)

10:20 – 11:20

  • Do we live in a classless society? – Spencer Clark (Lloyd Warwick International), Jizhao Li, (DNV GL), John Yates (Lloyd’s Register)

11:20 – 12:45

  • Forty years of FPSOs: a midlife crisis? – David Cox (MatthewsDaniel), Duncan Peace (Crondall Energy)

12:45 – 14:00

  • Lunch break

14:00 – 14:45

  • Developing Efficient & Effective Decommissioning – Roger Esson (Decom North Sea)

14:45 – 16:00

  • Claims Handling Practices – as seen from a client’s perspective – Sigurd Willoughby (Statoil ASA), Sam Foster (Braemar), Michael van Bergen (Marsh), Charles Bush (Zurich Insurance Company)

16:00 – 16:30

  • Claims Leadership, expectations and challenges - Christen Guddal (Gard AS)

16:30 – 20:00

  • Social activities, including bus transfers

20:30

  • Dinner at Meetingpoint Hafjell Hotel & Resort

Chairman for the Day – Simon Jackson, Clyde & Co

09:30 – 09:40

  • Upstream & Offshore Energy Claims’ AAA Associateship – Keith Martin (Marsh Limited)

09:40 – 11:00

  • Contracting – knock-for-knock – more important than ever? – Svein Bergstad (Seadrill Ltd.), Rosalia Charitos (DONG Energy), Ben Kinder (Zurich Insurance Company)

11:00 – 11:45

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution in lieu of litigation – Patrick Foss (Norton Rose Fulbright LLP), Gaute Gjelsten (Wikborg Rein)

11:45 – 12:00

  • Conference Closing Remarks – Jan-Hugo Marthinsen, Gard AS

12:00 – 13:30

  • Hotel check-out and lunch

12:15 – 14:30

  • Bus departures for Oslo Airport, Gardermoen, and Oslo

Speakers (2017)