Oslo Energy Forum is dedicated to stimulating a constructive dialogue on the world´s most pressing energy questions. Oslo Energy Forum is a non-profit foundation.
Every February, Oslo Energy Forum invites key actors and decision makers of the global oil and gas- and energy industry to a broad dialogue and sharing of deep insights on trends and developments impacting our energy system.
Energy access is increasingly recognised as paramount to social development; a premise for economic growth, social equity, and environmental sustainability. With the global population expected to grow to 9 billion people by 2050, the energy industry has a formidable task in providing sufficient energy services at acceptable cost. At the same time, climate change threatens the socio-economic development impacting lives of millions of people. With its significant size and competence, the energy industry has a critical role to play in the global challenge of balancing energy security and a sustainable development of the world economy.
Meeting these challenges will require concerted effort from actors across the energy space. Oslo Energy Forum believe that dialogue, interaction and deep insight will contribute to better understanding of risks and opportunities, which may support better decisions and cooperation.
Oslo Energy Forum has grown with the development of the Norwegian Continental Shelf. It was first time arranged in 1973 during the initial period of the Norwegian oil and gas industry, known as the Sanderstølen Conference. Growing with the presence of the global oil and gas industry in Norway, the Forum aspire to build on the collaborative and open spirit of cooperation that has been critical to the successful development of the Norwegian Continental Shelf.
The conference is held in February each year at the historical building of the Grand Hotel in Oslo; inviting to a personal and collegial atmosphere of interaction and dialogue. Around 150 delegates attend each year on an invitation only basis. With a range of side meetings, the forum has also developed to become a highly efficient meeting space for the industry.
Oslo Energy Forum is held under the Chatham House Rule.