The ONS Conference
Tuesday, August 28th
– Official opening- Official Inauguration: Lars Takla, Chair, ONS Foundation Christine Sagen Helgø, Mayor of Stavanger HM King Harald V- Opening remarks: Jørgen Kildahl, ONS 2012 conference committee
Panel discussion; Confronting Energy Paradoxes – a Geo-Political Perspective
Moderator Zeinab Badawi, award-winning broadcaster and BBC World News TV presenter and correspondent.
Panel:- Abdulaziz F. Al-Khayyal SVP Industrial Relations, Saudi Aramco- Helge Lund, CEO, Statoil ASA- Peter R. Voser, CEO, Royal Dutch Shell- Maria van der Hoeven, Executive
Director, The International Energy Agency – Rudi Rubiandini R.S., Vice Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Republic of Indonesia
The NPD Award
The NPD Award is presented by Bente Nyland, Director General, Norwegian Petroleum Directorate.
Wednesday, August 29th
Why not more natural gas?
Natural gas contributes to cleaner combustion and reduced CO2 emissions. Natural gas, as the cleanest of the fossil fuels, can be used in many ways to help reduce the emissions of pollutants into the atmosphere. Burning natural gas in the place of other fossil fuels emits fewer harmful pollutants, and an increased reliance on natural gas can potentially reduce the emission of many of these most harmful pollutants. New discoveries and new technology has increased supply and reduced the price. Then, why are we not using more natural gas as an energy source? This topic will be discussed during the day, not least in the panel discussion
“Why not more natural gas?”
Panel: – Lord Moynihan,Former UK Minister of Energy- Prof. Dieter Helm, Oxford University- Prof.Dr. Marc Oliver Bettzüge, University of Cologne
Thursday, August 30th
Safety lunch with Hans Henrik Ramm
According to Hans Henrik Ramm, the petroleum industry is filled with safety-related paradoxes, more and more of which have become apparent in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon accident.
One example is the learning paradox. After every major accident we see that we actually already knew how to do things the right way. But something still went wrong. Why doesn’t the industry learn?
Another paradox is related to technological development. The industry has proven its ability to perform technological miracles. But why is there not more innovation within the safety and preparedness area?
The PSA Award
The safety lunch will conclude with the award of the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway’s HSE award, “The PSA Award”. This is an award given to a person or organisation that has made a strong and visible contribution to the safety work in the Norwegian petroleum industry.
The prize will be awarded in connection with the HSE lunch during ONS, for the fourth time this year.
Previous award recipients:
2006: Professor Torgeir Moan
2008: OLF’s gas leak project
2010: Vidar Bernt Sørensen
Young Professional Company Award 2012
The Young Professional Company Award gives young professionals an opportunity to express their views on the future of the petroleum and energy industries. The Young Professional Company Award was inaugurated in 2002 and has become a popular addition to the conference, and an excellent way for the companies to showcase both themselves and their employees.
An important factor is that the groups get the opportunity to express themselves freely and thus say what they really mean about the topic in question. It is also an excellent opportunity for the young professionals to establish industry-wide networks. The winning team 2012 will be presented Thursday.
The four finalists are
– Statoil- ConocoPhillips- DNV- Aker Solutions
2002: Det Norske Veritas (DNV)
2004: Det Norske Veritas (DNV)
2006: Norwegian Petroleum Directorate
2008: Norske Shell
2010: Rystad Energy
Friday, August 31th
Young People’s Energy Forum
The final day of the conference is dedicated to tomorrow’s energy experts. Moderator is Alex Rosén, well known actor and entertainer. This session is in Norwegian
Kaizers for UNICEF
The Norwegian rock band Kaizers Orchestra will be performing a fund raising mini concert as a closing of the Young People’s Energy Forum, supporting UNICEF and the Schools for Africa campaign. The main sponsor for the concert is Det Norske.
Press and media images for free usage can be found at ONS’ media site during the conference. Images in the media bank are in both high-res and web versions, ready for download.
Imagebank web address: ONS2012.biter.no