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News & Events

May 4, 2010
Dr. Knut I. Oxnevad presents conclusions from report on JPL/NASA - Norwegian Energy collaboration to US Ambassador to Norway, Mayor of Stavanger, the Research Council of Norway, press, and industry. Place: OTC2010, Houston. The report and presentation are available here.

March 26, 2010
Dr. Knut I. Oxnevad shares his views on the progress of the economic recovery in the VICA ( Newsletter

March 3, 2010
Dr. Knut I. Oxnevad joins the Autonmy in IO subgroup under the NFA Group. Anybody interested in Autonomous Technologies should join. Main focus: energy industry

February 10-11, 2010
Dr. Knut I. Oxnevad chaired the extremely well received Autonomy in Integrated Operations Conference, Stavanger, Norway

November 24, 2009
Dr. Knut I. Oxnevad talks to students at Dr. Madhu Thangavelu's highly acclaimed Space Exploration Studio at USC about concurrent design.

November 2, 2009
SIMTANO joins the prestigious Valley Industry & Commerce Association ( in Los Angeles.

October 23, 2009
Knut I. Oxnevad discusses Autonomy in a special attachment on Automation made for the largest business paper in Norway, DN ( and the PEA-09 Conference ( Norwegian Only.

October 22, 2009
Knut I. Oxnevad appointed JPL ( associate after a thorough review process.

September 22, 2009
SIMTANO is looking for individuals to cover the area of renewable energy. Annoncement posted at central renewable energy groups at LinkedIn.

August 10, 2009
SIMTANO and Dr. Knut I. Oxnevad are presented in the Thousand Oaks - Westlake Village Chamber of Commerce Newspaper, Conejo Times.

July 13, 2009
SIMTANO opens a Twitter Channel. You'll find us at

July 12, 2009
The first two videos are out on the SIMTANO TV YouTube Channel ( This is just the start.

July 6, 2009
SIMTANO and Dr. Knut I. Oxnevad are presented in the Newsletter (ipost) of the important technology enclave, iPARK, Stavanger (

July 2, 2009
SIMTANO opens up YouTube Channel ( Goal: Get people excited about concurrent design and the next generation project management.

June 18, 2009
Dr. Knut I. Oxnevad accepts role as Manager of study to evaluate potential collaboration between the Norwegian energy industry and JPL/NASA.

June 13, 2009
SIMTANO makes its on-line brochure available at It opens; it folds and it zooms.

June 5, 2009
Dr. Knut I. Oxnevad is featured as an invited speaker at the Technology Transfer Space and Energy Conference organized by StatoilHydro, ARENA IO, and the Norwegian Space Center. Title of his talk: JPL Relevant Technologies for the Energy Industry and SeaBedRig. 

May 29, 2009
Dr. Knut I. Oxnevad writes about what the oil and gas industry can learn from the space industry in "Subsea Technology II" , a special attachment to the Upstream ( and the Maritime & Energy (

May 27, 2009
SIMTANO and Dr. Knut I. Oxnevad provides 4 days of concurrent design team and facilitator training to lecturers at HiST ( Activity noted (Norwegian only) in the local newspaper - Adressa ( (Article in Adressa)

February 18-19, 2009
"Autonomy within Integrated Operations" (Autonomi innen IO); a new and exciting conference, organized by the Norwegian Association for Automation (Norsk Forening for Automatisering - NFA). The conference is directed towards executives, engineers, and researchers in the offshore oil and gas industry. Dr. Knut I. Oxnevad, together with central players from the industry, are on the organizing committee. This is a conference with top speakers that should not be missed. In Norwegian.

January 23, 2009
Dr. Knut I. Oxnevad gives a lunch talk at the highly acclaimed Center for Integrated Facility Engineering (CIFE) at Stanford University. Topic: Teams Working in Real-Time to Solve Large and Complex Problems. Ample time will be provided for questions and answers after the talk. Time: 11:00 to noon. Place: Left side of the CIFE iRoom (Y2E2, room 292E).

December 15, 2008
Dr. Knut I. Oxnevad gives a guest lecture to the students at Madhu Thangavelu's highly acclaimed Space Exploration Architectures Concept Synthesis Studio at USC. Topic: Concurrent Design.

August 6-7, 2008
Dr. Knut I. Oxnevad, is invited to speak at the Underwater Operations Conference, Haugesund, Norway. Topic: Concurrent Design - Innovation, Creativity, and Efficiency through all project phases. Download pdf.

May 29, 2008
Bengt H. Skogvold attends the "Orkangerkonferansen" (the Orkanger Conference). He'll meet with executives from smaller and larger oil and gas companies and contractors operating in the important mid to northern parts of Norway.

May 22, 2008
Dr. Knut I. Oxnevad participates at the official, by invitation only, opening of the exciting science center, Vitenfabrikken , in Sandnes, Norway. The Minister of Research and Higher Education Tora Aasland and the recepients of the prestigious Abel Award, John Griggs Thompson and Jacques Tits, together do the official ribbon cutting.

April 10-12, 2008
Dr. Knut I. Oxnevad gives a special talk as an invited speaker at the Maieutic Parataxis part of the COFES 2008 held at Scottsdale, Arizona. His talk was titled: "Future: Working in Real-Time". COFES stands for Congress on the Future of Engineering Software.

March 10, 2008
SIMTANO AS moves into new and larger offices in the exciting and innovative environment of iPark, next to the University of Stavanger. With this move, SIMTANO AS will also get closer to Forus, where most of the larger oil and gas companies are located. Our new visiting address is: SIMTANO AS Prof. Olav Hanssensvei 7A, 3rd floor, 4068 Stavanger.

January 17, 2008
As part of SIMTANO's educational outreach efforts, Dr. Knut I. Oxnevad, talks to 4th graders at Sandved Barneskole, Sandnes, Norwa about where and how we may find life on Mars.

January 13, 2008
Norm Ohren joins the SIMTANO Team.

January 10, 2008
SIMTANO, Inc, joins the Thousand Oaks - Westlake Village Chamber of commerce (

December 14, 2007
In November, management decided to restructure the SIMTANO, AS organization, to include only on-call, part time consultants. The only exception to this rule is B. H.Skogvold at the Trondheim office. This decision was approved by the Board on December 14. The reorganization was done to put SIMTANO in an even better position to serve its customers with the best experts at all times.

December 13, 2007
SIMTANO is featured in the special Christmas edition of KAPITAL. KAPITAL is regarded as the premier finance, business, and economics magazine in Norway. The magazine a must read for senior execitives of corporate Norway. Click here for the full article in Norwegian and here for the full article in English.

October 25, 2007

SIMTANO is featured in the October, 2007 (32) issue of the premier Norwegian technology publication, Teknisk Ukeblad ("Technology Weekly"). Teknisk Ukeblad is read by engineers and executives in the oil and gas, energy, and construction industries. Click here to read the full article.

September 1, 2007:
Per Kristiansen of Krummrich Engineering ( partners up with the SIMTANO Team

September 1, 2007
Bengt H. Skogvold joins the SIMTANO team. He'll be based in Trondheim.

June 29, 2007
SIMTANO signs on as official sponsor for Wave Vidmar and his Ocean Row Solo North Atlantic expeditions.

June 14, 2007
Knut I. Oxnevad is invited to speak about concurrent design at the Procensus Business Center Networking Lunch, Stavanger, Norway. Numerous executives from the oil and gas industry and the city of Stavanger attend.

April 25, 2007
Knut I. Oxnevad is appointed to the board of the Norsk Forening for Automatisering (NFA).

April 17, 2007

Statoil’s internal paper about some of the projects supported by SIMTANO: "Nye samarbeidsformer i DVM", published in "TAMPEN DVM nyhetsbrev", Utgave 02

March 20, 2007
Consultancy Contract between Statoil ASA and SIMTANO INC is renewed for another 18 months.

December 15, 2006
Knut I. Oxnevad is the invited speaker at Statoil's monthly Friday Forum. These talks are open to all Statoil employees and contractors either via physical presence or via video. Title of talk: "Concurrent Design." The IB Center, Forus, Stavanger, Norway.

September 13, 2006
Knut I. Oxnevad gives a talk titled "NASA Technology Applied to Oil and Gas" at the Norwegain Petroleum Society (NPF)'s prestigious Intelligent Fields and Integrated Operation Conference, Stavanger, Norway.