2018 OEF 2018: Creating Value in a Low Carbon Economy.


Opening Dinner Hosted by Elisabeth Berge, Chairman of the Board, Secretary General, MPE

Dinner speaker

Fredrik Reinfeldt, Chair EITI and Former Swedish Prime Minister


Welcoming Remarks by

Tove Stuhr Sjøblom, Managing Director, Oslo Energy Forum


2018 OEF Moderators:
Nik Gowing, International Journalist and Broadcaster
Mishal Husain, International Journalist and Broadcaster
Jeffrey Ball, Writer; Scholar-in-Residence, Stanford University

Opening Speech

Francis Fukuyama, Director, Stanford´s Centre on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law, Stanford University

Coffee Break

The rise of anti-establishment movements – will it have long-lasting effects on global governance and institutions?

Francis Fukuyama, Director, Stanford´s Centre on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law, Stanford University
Dominique Moïsi, Professor at L’Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris
Sir Nigel Sheinwald, Visiting Professor, Department of War Studies, King´s College, London, Former British Ambassador and Permanent Representative to EU, Former British Ambassador to the United States

Lunch and Side Meetings

Trade barriers and protection – securing jobs or destructing growth?

Martin Wolf, Chief Economics Commentator, Financial Times
Jörg Wuttke, Chief Representative, BASF China

Comments by Kjersti Haugland, Chief Economist, DNB Markets

Coffee Break

Analysts´ perspectives – climate science, policies and the energy transition

Sir David King, Former Special Representative for Climate Change, Government of UK
Michael Liebreich, Founder & Senior Contributor, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Eirik Wærness, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, Statoil


The digital future – Do you really understand it?

James Bilefield, Chairman/Board Director & Tech Investor

Team of young leaders


Leading through structural change – balancing short-term profitability and long-term resilience

Rune Bjerke, Group Chief Executive, DNB
Nick Butler, Energy Commentator, Financial Times and Visiting Professor, King´s College, London
Sam Laidlaw, Chief Executive Officer, Neptune Energy Group Holdings
Maria Moræus Hanssen, Chief Executive Officer, DEA Deutsche Erdöl

Coffee Break

Oil and gas performance – digital solutions; hype, threat or opportunity for a heavy asset industry?

Introduction by Michele Della Vigna, Co-head European Equity Research, Goldman Sachs
Karl Johnny Hersvik, Chief Executive Officer, Aker BP
Mario Mehren, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors, Wintershall
Lorenzo Simonelli, Chairman and CEO, Baker HughesGE

Reflections by four CDO’s:

Ann Christin Andersen, Chief Digital Officer, TechnipFMC
Jannicke Nilsson, Chief Operating Officer, Statoil
Hege Skryseth, President, Kongsberg Digital
Elisabeth Heggelund Tørstad, Chief Excecutive Officer, DNVGL Digital Solutions

Lunch and Side Meetings

CEO interviews – what keeps them up at night?

Eldar Sætre, President and Chief Executive Officer, Statoil ASA
Ben van Beurden, Chief Executive Officer, Royal Dutch Shell
Pekka Lundmark, President and Chief Executive Officer, Fortum
Patrick Pouyanné, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Total

Coffee Break

CEO Panel – The Energy Majors; what is their value proposition?

Eldar Sætre, Ben van Beurden, Pekka Lundmark, Patrick Pouyanné


Dinner speaker:
Mishal Husain


Interview of the Norwegian Minister of Petroleum & Energy, Terje Søviknes

Energy transition and geopolitics – how will new energy systems shape geopolitics?

Oksana Antonenko, Visiting Senior Fellow, Institute of Global Affairs, London School of Economics and Political Science
Bassam Fattouh, Director, Oil and Middle East Programme, The Oxford Institute for Energy Studies
Meghan O´Sullivan, Jeane Kirkpatrick Professor of the Practice of International Affairs, Harvard University Kennedy School
Ulf Sverdrup, Managing Director, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI)

Coffee Break

Closing Panel – fighting climate change and energy poverty, what do we expect of the industry?

Steve Chu, Professor, Stanford University
Martin Frick, Senior Director for Policy and Programme Coordination UNFCCC, United Nations
Auke Lont, Chief Executive Officer, Statnett
Martin Wolf, Chief Economic Commentator, Financial Times

Closing Lunch hosted by the Norwegian Minister of Petroleum & Energy, Terje Søviknes