Earlier this month, we announced that the CEO of Royal Dutch Shell, Ben van Beurden, would also speak at the conference. Lance and van Beurden will participate at the official opening of the event, and both will address the main theme of ONS 2016, Transition.
“The international oil and natural gas industry is undergoing a profound transition – adapting from a past era of resource scarcity to a new era of resource abundance, to renewed commodity price volatility and the need to respond with heightened focus on efficiency and cost control, and to growing societal concerns about the sustainability of fossil fuel production and use. Individual companies are revising their business models, optimising their asset bases, streamlining their operations and cultivating fresh approaches to every aspect of business management,” says Ryan M. Lance.
Looks forward to attending
The conference programme is put together by a committee with representatives from the industry and chaired by John Knight, EVP Global Strategy and Business Development at Statoil. Ryan M. Lance says he is looking forward to attending ONS 2016:
“ONS serves as a premier forum for energy ministry officials and senior oil and natural gas industry executives. Its discussions are stimulating and informative, and invariably focus on key issues of concerns. I always look forward to attending.”
Strong interest in the exhibition
ONS consists of an exhibition, conference and festival. The previous event, ONS 2014, was attended by over 90 000 visitors.
“Planning is well underway for ONS 2016, and we’re pleased that two of the most influential leaders in the industry have agreed to contribute their insights and opinions. Having Lance and van Beurden as speakers says a lot about the level of the conference in 2016,” says Leif Johan Sevland, President and CEO of ONS.
The exhibition area is to be expanded with a new hall in 2016, and ONS is perhaps the only event in the industry that is growing, despite difficult times in the industry. Already, almost a year in advance, most of the exhibition space has been sold.
“It’s particularly important to bring the industry together in the current situation. ONS has been established as one of the most important meeting places for the international energy industry, and has always delivered quality. I’m convinced that’s why so many exhibitors have signed up,” says Sevland.