Activity at the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS) is higher than in several years and the NCS currently attracts different players than some years back. 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. What are the implications of new partnerships and new commercial models?
Maria Moræus Hanssen was previously Chief Executive Officer of the French utility group ENGIE’s exploration and production business. She has extensive oil and gas industry experience having worked for Hydro ASA, Statoil ASA and Aker ASA. She trained as a reservoir engineer and petroleum economist.
“Maria Moræus Hanssen has extensive experience and broad knowledge from her impressive career in the oil and gas industry, and we are happy she has agreed to speak at ONS 2018,” says, Ingvild Meland, Programme Director at ONS.
The main theme for ONS 2018 is Innovate, which also applies to the oil and gas industry at large. A number of big oil companies accept that in future they will not only invest in oil, but also in natural gas, as well as in renewable energy and batteries.
“Working in the oil and gas industry is relevant. Like it or not, oil and gas is relevant for GDP growth, geopolitics and the energy transition. ONS covers all these aspects,” Maria Moræus Hanssen says.