Lars Bodsberg (Ph.D) SINTEF: Research Director, Technology and Society, Safety Research. Lars Bodsberg, born 1954, has a M.Sc. Eng. in Applied Physics at The Norwegian Institute of Technology (NTH) in 1979. Lars holds a Ph.D. in Reliability Engineering at Department of Mathematical Sciences at NTH in 1993. Bodsberg joined SINTEF in 1985 and has been Research Director at Safety Research since 2004. His main areas of competence and interests are Process safety; Reliability, availability and maintainability analysis with special emphasis on control and safety systems; Risk, safety and vulnerability analysis; and Accident investigation. He has been project manager during development of the PDS handbooks for reliability assessment of instrumented safety systems and the CRIOP handbook for safety evaluation of offshore control centers. He has been coordinating SINTEF's framework agreement with the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway since 2005 and manager of the Gemini Centre on Reliability and Safety Studies at NTNU/SINTEF since 2008. Bodsberg is presently member of Executive Committee of Society for Risk Analysis Europe
Ranveig Kviseth Tinmannsvik (PhD) SINTEF: Senior Research Scientist, Technology and Society, Safety Research. She holds a PhD in Safety Management from Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Management at NTH in 1991. The main areas of competence are accident investigation and learning from accidents, organisational factors and safety, and methods for developing indicators for early warning of incidents/ accidents. She was the project manager for the Building Safety project, aiming at building resilient organisations for petroleum production in northern regions. She has also been responsible for a number of studies for the Petroleum Safety Authority, including a project reviewing lessons learned from various investigations of the Deepwater Horizon accident and a study of causal factors and measures relating to well control incidents for the risk level project RNNP 2011. Tinmannsvik is a member of the board of ESRA Norge (European Safety and Reliability Association).
Stein Hauge (M.Sc) SINTEF: Senior Safety Advisor, Technology and Society, Safety Research. Stein Hauge, born 1963, has a M.Sc. Eng. in Industrial Mathematics at The Norwegian Institute of Technology (NTH) in 1988 and a M.Sc. in Operational Research at Strathclyde Business School, University of Strathclyde in 1989. Hauge worked for seven years as a safety and reliability engineer in Aker Engineering and joined SINTEF in 1997. His main areas of competence and interests are Process safety; Reliability analysis with special emphasis on control and safety systems; Risk and safety analysis; Operational safety and Safety Instrumented Systems. Hauge has been project manager and project participant in a number of different industry and research projects. From 2005 he has been project manager for the multi-¬cl¬ient research project "Reliability and Availa¬bility of Computer-based Process Safety Systems” (PDS) and has been the main author of the PDS data and method handbooks for reliability assessment of instrumented safety systems.
Eivind Okstad (SINTEF) is a Senior Research Scientist at Technology and Society, Safety Research. Okstad has an MSc degree in mechanical engineering from NTNU, and holds a PhD in petroleum production from NTNU, department of Petroleum Engineering & Applied Geophysics. Okstad has worked as consultant in DNV Industry with projects in the field of reliability technology and risk management. He joined SINTEF in 1998 and has been working on several projects within offshore petroleum industry, land-based industry and transportation. His main competence is risk- and maintenance management with focus on tools for effective decision support, including barrier management, risk indicators and HSE visualization. Recently, much involvement has been in projects for the Petroleum Safety Authority, Norway.
Knut Øien is a Senior Scientist at SINTEF Technology and Society, dept. of Safety Research and an Adjunct Professor at NTNU, dept. of Production and Quality Engineering in Norway. He holds a PhD from 2001 in Risk Control of Offshore Installations and a M.Sc. from 1986 in Mechanical Engineering at The Norwegian Institute of Technology (NTH). Main fields of competence are risk assessment, risk indicators, maintenance management, accident investigation and emergency preparedness analysis.