ONS Conference videos

At the ONS 2018 Conference, a number of international high-profiled speakers shared their insights on the transformation of the energy markets. Every week, a new conference video from ONS 2018 will be made available.


Nanotechnology will revolutionize industry and society

Did you know human sweat can generate energy by the use of nanotechnology? Or, that microscopic microwires in your clothes can generate electricity from your body movement? These are just two of several examples famous scientist, Maria Strømme, Professor of Nanotechnology at Uppsala University, is referring to in her «must see» note. Click in to learn more about how nanotechnology will change our lives in the near future.

Silicon Valley + oil and gas = true

Data liberation is reconstructing the oil, gas and energy industry. In this innovative note from ONS 2018, Karl Johnny Hersvik, CEO of Aker BP and Darryl Willis, VP Oil, Gas & Energy in Google Cloud, demonstrate how Silicon Valley and the energy industry are innovating together to cut cost and emissions. Data is everything and everything is data!

How to surf the digital wave

We need strong ecosystems to surf the digital wave. Listen to Dr. Juergen Brandes of Siemens, elaborating on this statement. Dr. Brandes is the company CEO Industries and Drives.

Energy innovations and climate investments

Have you heard about Nysnø? Founder, metereologist and now the CEO of Nysnø; Siri Kalvig is giving us a proper introduction to how the Norwegian climate investment company, Nysnø, will work to make profitable investments in new climate friendly technologies.

An introduction into cloud computing

Do you know much about cloud computing? In this video, Bill Vass from Amazon, gives us an introduction to it and not least how oil and gas companies are utilizing the cloud. Mr. Vass is the Vice President Engineering.

Empowering displaced people with technology

Josephine Goube is the CEO of Techfugees. Click into the video and hear her innovative story on how the international tech community formed a response to the needs of refugees. Techfugees is a non-profit coordinating the international tech community’s response to the needs of refugees, asylum seekers and displaced people. It exists to empower the displaced with technology.

Allocating capital to energy transition and business opportunities

Helle Kristoffersen from Total share their vision of the energy transition and how they plan to allocate capital in the future energy mix. Kristoffersen is Senior Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Affairs.

Issues of high risk and global impact

Do you want to learn more about geopolitical challenges? Please watch Sir John Scarlett addressing issues of high risk and global impact. Sir John Scarlett is the former Head of the British Secret Intelligence Service (MI6).

The various definitions of energy innovation, disruption and transformation.

Energy innovation, disruption and transformation are defined differently throughout the world. Listen to Narendra Taneja, Chairman of Independent Policy Institute, defining what these words mean in an Asian and particularly Indian context. After his introduction he joins session moderator, Alexandra Bech Gjørv, CEO of SINTEF, for an exciting and enlightening dialogue.

Technology for a better society

What are the emerging technologies that will transform the energy industry? Listen to Aleandra Bech Gjørv, the CEO of SINTEF

How does fusion energy work?

Do you want to learn more about fusion energy? Spend 15 minutes and listen to Dr. Robert Mumgaard´s interesting presentation from ONS 2018. Mr. Mumgaard is the CEO of Commonwealth Fusion System.

How do you make offshore wind a sustainable business over time?

Creating sustainable business over time requires better utilization of our partnership models and less financial geared funds in the market. Hear more from Thomas Thune Andersen, Chairman of Ørsted.

Huge opportunities for renewables for everyone everywhere.

Renewables have already become cost competitive in many parts of the world and as we enter a new energy-age, renewables will be at the heart of it. Hear from Adnan Z. Amin, Director General, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).

''Renewable energy means new technology and more batteries''

Hear from Ghislain Lescuyer, CEO of SAFT

''The future of banking is mobile''

Only 1% of the interaction with customers happens through physical branches. Hear from Rune Bjerke, CEO & President of DNB.

People are the most important asset a company does not own.

Hear from Jose Benitez Cong, Co-Founder & CEO of Plause.

We need to change and the time is now.

The oceans have never been more important to our planet. Saving our oceans and our planet will require bold innovation and partnership cooperation from businesses, governments and stakeholders. Hear from Lise Kingo, CEO & Exec.Dir. of the U.N Global Compact.

Discussing the pace and direction of the global energy mix: Fatih Birol and Aslak Sira Myhre

Hear Fatih Birol, Executive Director of IEA and Aslak Sira Myhre discussing mixed signals about the pace and direction of changes in the global energy system.

The competitive game of NCS – Changes in the ecosystem creates new value

Hear Katie Jackson, EVP, Shell, reflecting on the reshaping of Shell`s upstream portfolio, Morten Mauritzen, CEO of Point Resources, explaining how new ownership generate new opportunities, and Alex Grant, Head of M&A in Equinor, discussing risk willingness among investors. Philip Lambert sums it all up: Peak oil is not about a year – it is about the price!

'Energy needs to be reliable, affordable and clean'

Total is investing in core areas and need the right people to create value. Hear this and more from Patrick Pouyanné, Chairman and CEO of Total.

''Innovation and new technology are keys to future success''

Equinor is moving from an oil and gas company to a broad energy company. Thousands of new, engaged employees are needed to transform the NCS and deliver value for the next decade. Hear this and more from Arne Sigve Nylund, Executive Vice President, Development & Production Norway at Equinor.

"The new cost levels in the service industry are not sustainable- inflation will be back"

Thierry Pilenko, Chairman of TechnipFMC and Lorenzo Simonelli, CEO of Baker Hughes a GE company, discuss how the oil and gas industry must adapt to build competitiveness in the long run. Digitalisation and agile organisations, reshuffling of risk-reward models and R&D investments are some of the topics covered in the energetic discussion with Maria Moræus Hanssen, CEO of DEA.

"Our challenge now is to improve through the upcycle"

Andrew Brown, Upstream Director in Shell, explained at ONS 2018 the importance of working in partnerships with the supply industry to make value in the future. He focuses on retooling of the deepwater business, reducing cycle time from discovery to production and competitive scoping.

''100% cybersecurity is impossible''

Hear the ONS 2018 talk from Michael Chertoff, former Secretary of the U.S Department of Homeland Security, and Executive Chairman and co-founder of the Chertoff Group.

“Cybersecurity: The web is the largest ungoverned space in history and it`s a universe of all against all…”

General Michael Hayden, Principal at Chertoff Group and Former Director of CIA and NSA, discussing what is (or should be) the role of government, power and intelligence. Hear the effects of major cyber attacks, and what happened in the US/Russia cyber attack dialogue. Listen to learn the details!

"US shale has proven not to be Superman"

2018 was the year geopolitics came back to the oil market. Dr. Helima Croft, Managing Director and Global Head of Commodity Strategy at RBC Capital Markets, explained this in her ONS speech. She also points at Libya, Nigeria and Iraq as main areas on OPEC`s watchlist concerning production drop-off.

“Mistakes must be allowed”

Telenor’s President and CEO, Sigve Brekke, shares his views on which success criteria are needed to create an innovative company culture.

“Think about the unthinkable”

Dr. Ulrich Spiesshofer, President & CEO of ABB, explains what is needed from a leader to succeed with innovation. He points at the importance of aligning purpose with actions, be forward looking and scale fast.

Why is Google interested in oil, gas and energy?

At ONS in August, Darryl Willis, Vice President Oil, Gas and Energy at Google explained how they can create value for the industry. In addition, Karl Johnny Hersvik, CEO of AkerBP, demonstrated their strong commitment to digitalise all operations.

The highest cash flow ever in the global economy - why?

Jarand Rystad, CEO in Rystad Energy explained at ONS in August why the oil and gas industry is making new cash flow records. He points at cost reductions, efficiency gains and market prices. Get the details here.

Highest geopolitical risk in the oil market ever?

Hear from the oil market expert, Amrita Sen, Chief Oil Analyst and Co-Founder of Energy Aspects. She points at a very politicized petroleum market and continuous strong demand.

"Car autonomy is coming in the next 24 months"

Hear Ramez Naam, Co-Chair for Energy and environment at Singularity University, reflect on technology and disruption, how innovators will change the energy system, batteries as the most important place to be in renewables and how he encourages the energy business leaders to invest in the future.

“We need to keep our doors wide open to new talents and young people”

At the ONS Opening Ceremony, Eldar Sætre, President and CEO of Equinor, highlighted that youth is the key when shaping the energy future.