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Programme

Here is the programme for ONS 2018.
Please note that changes regarding speakers, schedule and topics may occur.

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Monday 27 August

09:30 - 17:30 Entrance and registration Hall 2, 5 and 10

Exhibition opening hours

Welcome to one of the largest networking events in the energy sector. Take advantage of the exceptional networking opportunities and connect with industry leaders and innovators. With more than 60.000 professional visitors and 1200 exhibitors, ONS is the ideal arena to establish new partnerships and alliances.

09:30 - 17:30 Hall 4

Exhibitor's Stage

The ONS Exhibitor’s Stage is a new feature at ONS 2018. A stage entirely dedicated to highlight exhibiting companies product launch, innovation or solution.
Here you will get micro presentations on different topics. This smaller stage is situated in exhibition hall 4 and is open to all visitors.

Programme TBA

10:00 - 12:30 Hall 1

ONS International Markets: Opening

Presented by NORWEP. This event is by invitation only.
Lunch will be served 11:45.

10:30 - 12:00 Hall 9

ONS Centre Court: A Future-fit energy system – Putting the puzzle together

We are seeking a low carbon future. At the same time, we must secure access to energy for all. But, different regions need different solutions. What does this imply for the energy systems of the future? What energy alternatives can we expect – who will make the investments and what will be the demand pattern of the global population? Democratization of energy, improved infrastructure and new technologies to push costs downwards are relevant issues. Let`s discuss how it`s all connected.

Moderator: Liv Hovem, CEO, DNV GL
Format: 10 min. presentations + Q&A

11:00 - 13:00 Clarion Hotel Energy

ONS Conference: Opening Ceremony - Innovate

The ONS Conference opens with reflections on how the industry and society should meet the energy future. Based on this year’s ONS theme “Innovate”– we will address opportunities in technological advances, fundamental shifts in business models and leadership equipped to manage large-scale transformation. We are entering an era of strategic partnerships with new players and different perspectives. What will the future hold for the energy industry?



Moderators: Aslak Sira Myhre, Managing Director, Norwegian National Library
Amrita Sen, Chief Oil Analyst, Energy Aspects

12:15 - 13:30 Hall 9

ONS Centre Court: Oil and Gas companies on track with the energy transformation?

The global energy transformation is now! How will oil and gas companies navigate the growing range of disruptive forces that shake the industry? Investing in low carbon oil and gas, finding profitable positions in renewables or seeking new technologies are alternatives that are being embraced. Companies are facing increasing expectations for transparency and action on sustainability. What are some of the steps companies can take to meet future sustainability needs? Do these strategies take us in the right direction?

Moderator: Hildegunn T. Blindheim, Director climate and the environment, Norwegian Oil and Gas Association
Speaker: TBC
Format: 10 min. presentations + Q&A

13:00 -14:45 Clarion Hotel Energy

Stavanger City Luncheon

By invitation only.

13:00 - 16:30 Hall 1, Lysefjorden A

ONS International Markets: Brazil Session

Presented by NORWEP.

Petrobras, Equinor and the Ministry will give us heads up on Brazil.

13:30 - 17:00 Hall 1, Lysefjorden B

ONS International Markets: Middle East Session

Presented by NORWEP.

Market updates from Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. With Aramco Overseas detailing new local content requirements. Kuwait Oil Company's strategies and way forward specifically on opening up for offshore business.

13:45 - 14:30 Hall 9

ONS Centre Court: Lunch Talk: Cheering for Corporate Statemanship

CEOs are increasingly using their power to invest capital and develop corporate policies that promote social values. Successful CEOs in the future will be those who don’t just talk the talk but also walk the walk — executing policies and initiatives that solves major issues in our society. It’s time for leaders to take the lead and demonstrate that action is possible. Hear from experts in the field of sustainability discuss how corporate statesmanship can make the difference.

Moderator: Bjørn K. Haugland, Chief Sustainability Officer, DNV GL
Format: Talk

14:45 - 15:30 Hall 9

ONS Centre Court: Innovate to create value - cost cutting or revenue growth?

The oil and energy industry has been through a challenging period with low market prices. Companies became world-champs in cost-cutting innovation – every stone has been turned to find simpler solutions, standardised products, and new business models. It was painful. But did we spend enough time on the revenue growth part of the equation? What can we learn from other businesses when it comes to creating added value to the customers? Let’s discuss and find out.

Moderator: TBC
Format: 15 min. presentations + Q&A

15:00 - 17:00 Clarion Hotel Energy

ONS Conference: Evolve or expire – time for action!

The oil and gas industry must shift its business models and adjust towards a new market reality. To balance cost challenges against the possible need for new reserves, a leaner and more efficient industry is required both in execution and operation. How can oil and gas companies transform its operations and create additional profits? How will the new leaner environment impact the supplier industry? We take a look at potential game changers in the future energy landscape.



Moderator: Maria Moræus Hanssen, CEO and Chairman of the Management Board, DEA.

15:00 - 17:00 Conference venue: Clarion Hotel Energy

ONS Conference: Energy markets explained

We live in a time with major societal, technological, and political trends  reshaping the global environment. How will supply/demand dynamics change? What will the global energy mix look like 20 years from now?

Let’s take a closer look at the energy market trends  and the key trends driving the market today and in the future.



Moderator: Helge Haldorsen, VP Investor Relations US, Equinor

15:00 - 17:00 Technical Session Venue, Hall 10

Side events: Technology and Energy Choices for Nations and Industry

Hosted by IEA Gas and Oil Technology Programme - Special Panel Session with Governments and Industry

15:00 - 18:00 TBA

Side events: Munich Security Conference (MSC): Artic Security Roundtable

By invitation only.

15:45 - 16:45 Hall 9

ONS Centre Court: Outlook: The offshore energy is set to rise: How and where?

A new IEA report on offshore energy is out! The core content is the offshore industry `s outlook and its implications for energy and technology companies active in the North Sea. How can oil and gas technologies and competencies be applied to offshore wind? How will Norway`s economy be influenced in the long term? There are different perspectives. IEA will explain and top analysts will share their remarks.

Moderator: Fridtjof Unander, Executive Director, The Research Council of Norway
Format: IEA presents the report, guest commentators are invited in

17:00 - 18:00 Hall 9

ONS Centre Court: Pitching for the Next Energy - In cooperation with Innovation Norway

11 Norwegian companies will present their energy solutions within clean energy technology, offshore renewables, new energy and more environmental friendly production of oil and gas.

The "Pitchers":
- Control Cutter
- European Mud Company
- Ennox Technology
- Norwegian Technology
- Sentec
- Hyperthermics
- Kalkulo
- Los Gruppen
- Norhard
- Octio
- Green Entrans

Moderator: Anita Krohn Traaseth, CEO, Innovation Norway

17:00 - 00:00 Stavanger Harbour

ONS Festival: Join the afterparty

There are three important things to know about the festival: It’s for everybody. It’s free. It’s fun!

19:30 - 21:00 Stavanger Concert Hall

ONS Opening Concert

Feat. Highasakite, Dagny, Halie and more.
Invited guests only. Exhibitors and partners may purchase tickets at info@ons.no

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Tuesday 28 August

08:00 - 09:30 Clarion Hotel Energy

Breakfast meeting: Energy and geopolitics

In cooperation with Centre on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University.

By invitation only.

09:30 - 17:30 Entrance and registration at Hall 2, 5 and 10

Exhibition opening hours

Welcome to one of the largest networking events in the energy sector. Take advantage of the exceptional networking opportunities and connect with industry leaders and innovators. With more than 60.000 professional visitors and 1200 exhibitors, ONS is the ideal arena to establish new partnerships and alliances.

09:30 - 17:30 Hall 4

Exhibitor's Stage

The ONS Exhibitor’s Stage is a new feature at ONS 2018. A stage entirely dedicated to highlight exhibiting companies product launch, innovation or solution.
Here you will get micro presentations on different topics. This smaller stage is situated in exhibition hall 4 and is open to all visitors.

Programme TBA

09:45 - 10:15 Hall 9

ONS Centre Court: Morning Talk: Leadership and energy in future society

How do we build a culture of innovation? Working to stimulate innovation and help immature companies accelerate to strong commercial entities is an important task. We will discuss success factors and hurdles. The new crowd of companies can play an important role in the future energy system. Anita Krohn Traaseth will give her reflections on the above, and how she sees the energy future and Norway`s role in a global context.

Moderator: Bente E. Engesland, CEO, Burson-Marsteller

10:00 - 12:00 Clarion Hotel Energy

ONS Conference: Leadership: Stimulate to innovate

A company’s ability to innovate is critical to drive growth and meet strategic objectives. But not all companies can be Apple or Google. So how can large, complex companies develop and sustain a culture of innovation? How do successful leaders stimulate such culture, and how can companies attract and retain individuals that are passionate about innovation?



Moderator: Dr. Nashater Solheim, CEO & Founder, Progressing Minds.

10:00 - 12:00 Clarion Hotel Energy

ONS Conference: The Lego blocks of energy and geopolitics

Managing geopolitical risks is challenging. The US presidential election, the unexpected outcome of the Brexit vote, sanctions and terrorist attacks around the world point to high geopolitical risk. How do the Lego blocks of geopolitics affect the energy markets? How can energy companies develop robust strategies to invest and operate in challenging environments?



Moderator: Jason Bordoff, Founding Director, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University.

10:00 - 12:30 Hall 1, Lysefjorden A

ONS International Markets: Mexico Session

Presented by NORWEP.

Mexico has opened up for new players and several new field developments are in planning phase. At the same time, there is a focus from Pemex to increase production and extend the life of existing fields. CNH, Pemex, Petrobal and Murphy Oil will - together with NORWEP – present an update.

10:30 - 11:45 Hall 9

ONS Centre Court: Funding the energy future

No money – no action! It is usually true. So, where will money flow to push for investments and new activities in the energy markets? According to some, oil and gas will stay strong for long – is this also the opinion of the bankers? Will solid investments in renewables reduce access to capital for traditional energy sources, or will all profitable projects find financial solutions? How will climate risk change this picture?

Moderator: Christine Tørklep, Managing Director, Curie
Format: 15 min. presentations + 5 min. Q&A

12:00 - 13:00 Hall 9

ONS Centre Court: Lunch Battle: Long live the oil – but for how long?

The oil and gas industry will be around in the foreseeable future. However, there are different views on when we will see a reduction in demand due to displacement of oil. Will we see a demand destruction, or is this over exaggerated? It can be argued that oil and gas will decline rapidly due to, i.e. climate issues, new technologies and production cost of renewables. However, demand keeps growing. What will future societies require, and how?

Moderator: TBC
Format: Discussion

13:00 - 16:00 Hall 1, Lysefjorden A

ONS International Markets: Russia Session

Presented by NORWEP.

Gazprom, GazpromNeft, Lukoil, Equinor and NORWEP will give an overview of the market situation and upcoming projects. In cooperation with Restec.

13:15 - 14:45 Hall 9

ONS Centre Court: The future of mobility: What is next?

People and goods are constantly on the move. We want to travel faster, cleaner, and more convenient. This drives innovation in the field of transport. Electrical planes are being developed – when will we see commercial e-flights? Will we see full-scale autonomous public transport anytime soon? When will cargo freight are about to be revolutionised through self-driving ships? We are proud to present a strong field of experts to answer these questions – and many more.

Moderator: TBC
Format: 10 min. presentations + Q&A

14:00 - 16:00 Clarion Hotel Energy

ONS Conference: Surfing the digital wave

The current wave of digitalisation is changing the business ecosystems. The shift is driven by consumer demand, tech innovation, efficiency gains and the prospect of economic benefits. Companies are transitioning into areas such as artificial intelligence, robotics, virtual reality and blockchain. Will the oil and gas industry be able to leverage the impact of digitalisation? How can the new generation of technology start-ups contribute?



Moderator: Ali Ghezelbash, Managing Director, AdAugusta

14:00 -16:00 Clarion Hotel Energy

ONS Conference: Innovate NCS

The Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS) is making a major comeback. Oil and gas players on the shelf are more diversified financially as well as geographically. Smaller companies are entering the stage, while some of the majors are reducing their presence. How will the mid-caps take on the role as captains for NCS going forward? Will the new crew change the premises for how we operate? What are the implications of new partnerships and new commercial models?



Moderator: Katie Jackson, VP, Commercial & NBD, Europe & CIS, Shell

15:00 - 16:00 Hall 9

ONS Centre Court: We dig – dig –digital. Creating energy platforms for the future!

Digitalisation is accelerating all industries! The future of energy will not be about a single product, service or solution. Rather, it will be shaped through digital platforms. New digital solutions can change how we use energy as individuals, as industries, and as governments. How will digitalisation impact the demand side? Will transaction efficiency be affected? How do we address data security? What can energy industry learn from banking? We would dig-dig-dig it if you will come and hear the reflections.

Moderator: TBC
Format: 10 min. presentations + Q&A

16:15 - 17:30 Hall 9

(Re)Searching for Smart Energy and Smart Ocean - In cooperation with NORCE

We all want better solutions – and this time it’s about our search for innovations improving the environmental footprint of the energy sector and the ocean space. How can R&D contribute to finding smart solutions for CO2 storage and CO2 injection? How can we utilise digitalisation? How does this fit the renewable space? In Norway, oceans and energy walk hand in hand. It is time to hear the academic and research point of view.

Moderator: Louise Beale, Director & Media Trainer, Middle Table Productions
Format: 10 min. presentations + Q&A

17:00 - 00:00 Stavanger Harbour

ONS Festival: Join the afterparty

There are three important things to know about the festival: It’s for everybody. It’s free. It’s fun!

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Wednesday 29 August

08:00 - 09:30 Clarion Hotel Energy

Breakfast meeting: China's energy transition and its global implications

Hosted by Beijing Energy Club.
Included in the Conference Day Pass Wednesday and Full Week Conference Pass.

08:00 - 10:00 Hall 10, Lounge 2

Side events: Diversity as prerequisite for innovation

Organised by PLC.
Tickets must be purchased separately.

08:00 - 10:00 Clarion Hotel Energy, meeting room "Confidence"

Side events: Energy in communities

Organized by KS.
By invitation only.

09:30 - 17:30 Entrance and registration Hall 2, 5 and 10

Exhibition opening hours

Welcome to one of the largest networking events in the energy sector. Take advantage of the exceptional networking opportunities and connect with industry leaders and innovators. With more than 60.000 professional visitors and 1200 exhibitors, ONS is the ideal arena to establish new partnerships and alliances.

09:30 - 17:30 Hall 4

Exhibitor's Stage

The ONS Exhibitor’s Stage is a new feature at ONS 2018. A stage entirely dedicated to highlight exhibiting companies product launch, innovation or solution.
Here you will get micro presentations on different topics. This smaller stage is situated in exhibition hall 4 and is open to all visitors.

Programme TBA

09:45 - 10:15 Hall 9

ONS Centre Court: Morning Talk: Green Leadership

The report on Green Competitiveness in Norway was finalised two years ago – all major industries contributed to a road map to build a more climate friendly future. Ms. Connie Hedegaard lead this work, and we are curious to learn what progress has been made. What is the expert commission pleased with, and where do they see a lack of results? Are we on track to develop more sustainable societies?

Moderator: Bente E. Engesland, CEO, Buson-Marsteller
Speaker: TBC

10:00 - 12:00 Clarion Hotel Energy

ONS Conference: Innovate. Disrupt. Transform.

We see a fundamental transition as the world moves towards a low carbon, cleaner energy economy. Access to energy is imperative for economic development, so how can we secure access to affordable and cleaner energy to all? How can the oil and gas industry go from being part of the problem to being the solution? What does the future have in store for the energy industry at large?



Moderator: Ylva Lindberg, Founding Partner, Sigla.

10:00 - 12:00 Clarion Hotel Energy

ONS Conference: 100% cyber secure - Is it utopia?

Digitalisation, use of smart grids and smart devices make the energy sector an attractive target for cyber-attacks. How can we manage the risks and, more importantly, how can businesses become cyber resilient?



Moderator: Marianne Aas, Leader, Felles Cyberkoordineringssenter (FCKS)​

10:00 - 12:30 Hall 1, Lysefjorden A

ONS International Markets: Azerbaijan session

Presented by NORWEP.

Representatives from SOCAR have been invited to present their project portfolio. TengizChevroil will give an update of the large Tengiz field and need for technology.

10:30 - 12:00 Hall 9

ONS Centre Court: Promoting Innovation: Leaders as cultural change agents

It is a leadership responsibility to make sure the organisation is rigged for innovation. What are the success factors – mandate or money? Some organisational cultures encourage failure and call it learning. How can we build, develop and retain a culture of innovation driven from the bottom-up and what are the future leadership requirements?

Moderator: Bjørn K. Haugland, Chief Sustainability Officer, DNV GL
Speaker: TBC

10:30 - 13:00 Hall 1, Lysefjorden B

ONS International Markets: China session

Presented by NORWEP.

A large delegation from China , CNOOC / CNPC will be represented at ONS. Representatives from CNOOC senior management will present their project portfolio and in particular the status of Linuhua 16-2 and Lingshui 17-2.

12:15 - 13:00 Hall 9

ONS Centre Court: CSS - A hit or flop when building low carbon societies?

Is CCS a solution or a sidetrack? We bring together a panel of industry and academic experts to discuss the possible future of carbon capture and storage. Will it work, and what are the options available? What are the technical and economic challenges in future deployment of CCS? How can we put together a financial solution to back development of CCS? Get ready for a good discussion.

Moderator: Marius Holm, General Manager, Zero
Speaker: TBC
Format: Discussion

13:00 - 16:00 Hall 1, Lysefjorden A

ONS International Markets: Malaysia/India session

Presented by NORWEP.

A large delegation from ONGC, India, and a smaller delegation from PETRONAS, Malaysia, will be represented at ONS. Representatives from their respective management will present their project portfolio with associated challenges, whilst NORWEP Country managers will address the general business environment.

13:15 - 13:45 Hall 9

ONS Centre Court: Batteries - The missing link?

Moderator: TBC
Speaker: TBC
Format: 12 min. presentations + Q&A

14:00 - 15:25 Hall 9

ONS Centre Court: Industry 4.0: Sustainable business models emerging

In this session speakers will present how business models may be developed for the purpose of success from sustainability.

Moderator: TBC
Two Speakers: TBC
Format: 15 min. presentations + Q&A

14:00 - 16:00 Clarion Hotel Energy

ONS Conference: Energy (Science Fiction) Reality

We address the innovation areas that will influence the entire energy industry. Advances in automation, advanced analytics and artificial intelligence open a world of new opportunities. As emerging technologies challenge existing structures and transform the industry - which are the technologies to watch out for? And who will emerge as industry leaders?

Moderator: Thomas F. Anglero, Director of Innovation, IBM Norway

14:00 - 16:00 Clarion Hotel Energy

ONS Conference: Financing the energy industry. All in?

The HitecVision & Equinor Finance Symposium.

What are the investors` bets on the energy future? How are they reflecting on the current market developments? Bull or bearish for long term investments? What makes investing in Norway interesting in a global context? Who will provide the capital, and will we see more innovative deal structures? How will increased focus on sustainability and environmental risks amongst investors influence future capital flows?

Moderator: Philip Lambert, CEO, Lambert Energy

15:40 - 17:15 Hall 9

ONS Centre Court: Floating Cities: Exploring the opportunity for sustainable growth on the ocean - In cooperation with Katapult Ocean and Equinor

It is estimated that our population will grow by 2 billion over the next decades. A growing population drives the need for energy, food, water and habitual space. The oceans can play a vital role in solving this issue. In this session we will explore the future concept of floating cities through a series of key notes and a workshop. Our ambition is to shed light on the concept of floating cities. We will discuss a key problem definition from different angles - from the engineer’s, the architect’s, the explorer’s and the population’s perspective, before engaging all participants in an interactive workshop.

Moderator: TBC
Format: 10 min. presentations + Q&A

17:00 - 00:00 Stavanger Harbour

ONS Festival: Join the afterparty!

There are three important things to know about the festival: It’s for everybody. It’s free. It’s fun!

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Thursday 30 August

09:30 -15:00 Entrance and registration hall 2, 5 and 10

Exhibition opening hours

Welcome to one of the largest networking events in the energy sector. Take advantage of the exceptional networking opportunities and connect with industry leaders and innovators. With more than 60.000 professional visitors and 1200 exhibitors, ONS is the ideal arena to establish new partnerships and alliances.

09:30 - 15:00 Hall 4

Exhibitor's Stage

The ONS Exhibitor’s Stage is a new feature at ONS 2018. A stage entirely dedicated to highlight exhibiting companies product launch, innovation or solution.
Here you will get micro presentations on different topics. This smaller stage is situated in exhibition hall 4 and is open to all visitors.

Programme TBA

09:45 - 10:15 Hall 9

ONS Centre Court: Morning Talk: Entrepreneurship

Moderator: TBC
Speaker: TBA

10:00 - 12:30 Hall 1, Lysefjorden A

ONS International Markets: Ghana Session

Presented by NORWEP.

A substantial delegation from Ghana will be pitching capabilities of partnership. The session will feature presentations from Ministry of Petroleum and Energy and Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC).

10:30 - 13:00 Hall 1, Lysefjorden B

ONS International Markets: Australia session

Presented by NORWEP.

Australia has embarked on its next phase of offshore gas projects with a number of floating gas production facilities being planned. This session will give an update on offshore market opportunities in Australia with a special focus on the giant Woodside Browse project. Speakers include representatives from Woodside, National Energy Resources Australia (NERA), NORWEP and the West Australian Government.

10:30 - 14:00 Hall 9

ONS Centre Court: Sustainable Growth; The combo of corporates and new kids on the block will create magic - In cooperation with DNB, ABB and Startup Lab

The session will focus on how the combination of corporate venture involvement in start-up companies can contribute to fuel more innovation and commercial solutions. The corporates can bring a market, competence, technology and money to the table – while start-ups can bring another spirit to the table! How can they work together to create magic – for both parties!

Moderator: TBC
Format: Presentations and discussions

12:30 - 13:00 Outdoor stage, between Hall 3 and Hall 4

Best Stand Awards

Two awards will be presented: One for stands 50 square meters or larger and one for stands smaller than 50 square metres.

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