Please note, that the 2019 agenda will be finalized in July. For a view of what topics have been covered in previous years, please refer to your city’s 2018 agenda.

Day 1

Program overview

Wednesday, September 11, 2019Houston Annual Summit agenda
Tuesday, September 24, 2019London Client User Meeting agenda
Tuesday, October 8, 2019Singapore Annual Summit agenda

Day 2

User Meeting Overview

Thursday, September 12, 2019Houston User Meeting agenda
Wednesday, September 25, 2019London Annual Summit 2019 agenda
Wednesday, October 9, 2019Singapore User Meeting agenda


Jarand Rystad - Managing Partner & CEO

Jarand founded Rystad Energy in 2004 and is managing the company. Jarand has extensive experience in oil and gas strategy advisory work from McKinsey and Rystad Energy. He has led a number of strategy projects for international oil and gas companies and oilfield service companies. He has also worked with governments and international organizations on topics related to the global energy agenda, and he is advising investors on deal screening, transactions and portfolio management. He is among the most cited petroleum analysts in the industry and been the keynote speaker on numerous international conferences. His areas of expertise include E&P strategy, asset and company transactions, macro analysis and oil service industry analysis. Jarand has also worked for Kvaerner Engineering and as a research scientist within Industrial Economics, gaining wide expertise in statistics and programming. Jarand holds a M.Sc. degree in Physics from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, where he majored with a thesis on astroseismology. He also has an academic background in philosophy, and has been the leader and founder of various organizations.

Per Magnus Nysveen – Senior Partner & Head of Analysis

Per Magnus Nysveen joined Rystad Energy from its founding in 2004 and is in charge of the analyst team. He has broad experience within upstream valuation, cost modelling and oil macro analyses. He has particular expertise in unconventional activities and is in charge of the North American Shale Analysis. Prior to joining Rystad Energy, Per Magnus had 15 years of international experience within technology, risk management and venture business, primarily from DNV GL and the CNES space center of France. He holds a M.Sc. degree from NTNU Trondheim and IFP Paris, and a MBA from INSEAD Fontainebleau.

Arne Gulbrandsen – Senior Partner & Head of Global Sales

Arne Gulbrandsen joined the company in 2006 and has more than 20 years of experience from the oil and gas industry. He is responsible for the global sales and marketing activities within Rystad Energy through the company’s network of international sales and support offices. Prior to joining Rystad Energy, Arne worked within oilfield services with a focus on reservoir software and services. Past companies include Roxar (now Emerson) and SPT Group, with extensive experience ranging from reservoir modelling, subsurface software development, sales and marketing, and management. Before his current role at Rystad Energy, Arne worked in the company’s consulting group on projects within E&P, oilfield services, and M&A. Arne holds a M.Sc. degree in Engineering Geology from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and a MBA from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration.

Erik Wold – Senior Partner & Head of Technology

Erik Wold joined Rystad Energy in 2006 with 20 years of experience from scientific and technological research and development in materials science, ICT, data analysis, and sensor development. With 10 years of experience at SINTEF as Senior Scientist and Research Director, Erik hast contributed to the development of new and industrially leading tools and products and has assisted client companies in developing and fulfilling their technology and product development strategies. Erik is now in charge of the technology development at Rystad Energy. He has participated and led a number of consulting projects, of which the majority have been technology related or modelling intensive. Examples are market forecasts for existing and new products and services, due diligence, market and aftermarket strategies, and entry strategies. Projects also include system deliveries based on Rystad Energy’s proprietary technology platform. Erik holds a M.Sc. and a Ph.D. in Physics from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

Lars Eirik Nicolaisen - Senior Partner & Deputy CEO

Lars Eirik Nicolaisen has been with Rystad Energy since 2008. His areas of experience include rig supply and demand analysis, well technologies and exploration performance analysis. Lars Eirik has been managing the development of RigCube. He has been key speaker at conferences on a variety of topics spanning from rig market analysis and investment forecasts for Norway to oil service opportunities in Northern Norway. Lars Eirik was also a member of the Rystad Energy winning team at the ONS’ “Young Professional Company Award“ in 2010. In addition, Lars Eirik has been a core member of the team behind the NCS Business Development Atlas.

Audun Martinsen - Partner & Head of Oilfield Service Research

Audun started at Rystad Energy in 2011. He is currently leading the Oilfield Service team and Product Manager of Rystad Energys oilfield service databases DCube and SCube. Audun earned a Masters degree in Marine Engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and University of Berkeley, California, and an Executive Master of Management Program within finance from BI. His previous work experience includes Coriolis, Shell and BW Offshore.

Bielenis Villanueva Triana - Partner & Head of Client Analyst

Bielenis Villanueva Triana is a VP – Head of the Client Analyst team, delivering daily interactions with clients to support their energy industry analysis through Rystad Energy’s products and services. She has over seven years of experience in forecasting production, reserves and economics of fields globally, particularly for shale fields. Bielenis holds a M.Sc. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Oklahoma, USA, which included two years of experience in simulation of reservoir performance.

Nick Livingstone — Head of Americas

Nick joined Rystad in 2017 and is responsible for the overall business across the Americas. Nick has 20 years of experience in the oil and gas sector working in London and Houston across product development, analyst, business development and leadership roles. Prior to joining Rystad, Nick spent 13 years with Wood Mackenzie where he was SVP, Sales & Marketing responsible for expanding the company’s regional presence and revenues. He has worked with oil companies, NOCs, financial institutions and utilities all over the world and is now based in Houston. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Nottingham.

Bjørnar Tonhaugen — Partner and Head of Oil Market Research

Bjørnar is the Head of Oil Markets Research at Rystad Energy and co-manages the Markets Team. He is the company’s macro expert in oil markets with responsibilities spanning full oil coverage. He also works with the Upstream Research team to develop production forecasts and is involved in consulting projects. He holds a B.S.c. in Mechanical Engineering from the Oslo University College and an M.S. degree in Industrial Economics from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

Carlos Torres Diaz — Head of Gas and Power Markets Research

Carlos is the Vice President of Gas and Renewables Markets Research at Rystad Energy. He and his team develop the gas and renewables coverage for the company and he frequently participates in related consulting work. Carlos holds a Bachelor in Civil Engineering from the Universidad Iberoamericana, an M.S.c. in Energy and Environmental Engineering from the University of Sheffield and an MBA from the University of Oxford.