Jan Terje Birkeland has an MSc degree in Process Technology from Telemark University College, Dept. of Technology, (Now: The University of South-Eastern Norway (USN)) where he graduated in 1996. During his work, previously in Aker Engineering, and currently in Lilleaker Consulting, he has mainly been working with risk analyses and explosion analyses, but he also has experience as HSE coordinator, and working with technical safety and design of safety systems according to IEC61508 (SIL).
He is an experienced user of the tools ASAP and FLACS. He has experience from detail engineering projects like Johan Castberg, Johan Sverdrup phase 2, Valemon, Goliat, Gjøa, Kristin, Valhall Flanke, Oseberg Sør, Oseberg Gass and Åsgard A, from risk analysis services for operating offshore installations like Kristin and several Ekofisk platforms, and from several FEED projects and concept developments, in addition to other explosion and risk studies for different customers.