About

Oslo Energy Forum is dedicated to stimulating a constructive dialogue on the world´s most pressing energy questions and solutions. Oslo Energy Forum is a non-profit foundation.

Every February, Oslo Energy Forum invites key actors and decision makers of the global 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.

The IPCC Report is a call for action, and OEF wants to contribute to an acceleration of achieving the 17 SDGs

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.

OEF is in its 50th year

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.

OEF is in its 50th year and has a long history of gathering the world’s leaders in the energy sector from industry, finance, politics, academia and civil society to drive change.

Our theme for 2023 is “Energy Transition in the new risk reality”

Our supporting companies and board have used this year to reorganize the Forum to reflect the most important issues of our time in constructive cooperation with Norwegian Authorities.

The conference is held in February each year in Oslo; inviting to an open, personal and collegial atmosphere of interaction and dialogue. Around 160 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.

History

It was first time arranged in 1973 during the initial period of the Norwegian oil and gas industry, known as the Sanderstølen Conference. OEF is in its 49th year and has a long history of gathering the world’s leaders in the energy sector from industry, finance, politics, academia and civil society to drive change.

Supporting companies

Our supporting companies have used this year to reorganize the Forum to reflect the most important issues of our time in constructive cooperation with Norwegian Authorities.

Board

Anders Opedal, Chairman of the Board

President and CEO, Equinor

Tore Sandvold

Chairman of Sandvold Energy / Independent member

Ulrike Haugen

EVP, DNV

Espen Kvilekval

Global Head of Oil & Gas, DNB

Arvid Moss

Arvid Moss

EVP, Hydro Energy

Sunniva Flakstad Ihle

SVP Corporate Affairs & Global Initiatives, Yara International ASA

Henrik Nissen Sætness

EVP Corporate Staff, Statkraft

Jannik Lindbæk

Executive Vice President Communication, Equinor

Program Committe

Nina Ahlstrand

Head of Sustainable Finance, DNB

Josiane Kremer

Vice President, Head of Public Relations, Statkraft

Hege Skryseth

EVP Technology, Digital & Innovation, Equinor

Sverre Alvik

Programme Director, Energy Transition Outlook, DNV

Kathrine Fog

Senior Vice President and Head of Energy Strategy & Policy, Hydro Energy

brede

Brede Hertzenberg

Head of communications, Yara

Administration

Sven Mollekleiv

Managing director

Morten Christensen

Administrative director

Reidar Gjærum

Senior Advisor