Oslo Energy Forum connects leaders in global energy-related industry and other businesses with representatives from authorities, regulators and institutions influencing the companies’ framework conditions and opportunities. 

Through open and trust-based discussions, the Forum creates a basis for companies and authorities to develop solutions that in various ways contribute to the development of a sustainable low-carbon society.  

The Oslo Energy Forum is the meeting place speakers and participants want to return to, because it inspires and offers learning and opportunities for networking, as well as it creates business opportunities with real value for their daily work.



Tuesday 13. February

Opening Dinner hosted by Anders Opedal, Chair OEF / President & CEO Equinor

Dinner speech/ discussion

Perspectives on what the world looks like two years post Ukraine-invasion, in the midst of a war in the Midle-East and ahead of important elections in the EU and USA

Fiona Hill, Center on the United States and Europe in the Foreign Policy program, Brookings
Ivan Krastev, European Council on Foreign Relations
Moderated by Ulf Sverdrup, Professor, Norwegian Business School and former Director, NUPI

Wednesday 14. February

Creating Action for Transformational Change – business and political views

Opening session by Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre and Chair OEF / President & CEO of Equinor, Anders Opedal together with a high-profile international panel that will be announced shortly. 

Action for Transformational Change

Presentation of a report especially developed for OEF, focusing on how we can find the solutions creating transformational change

Fabian Zuleeg, Chief Executive, European Policy Centre
Sagatom Saha, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University
Ole Jacob Sending, Research Director, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs

Response from:
Espen Barth Eide, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Norway
Fernando Haddad, Minister of Finance, Brasil (tbc)
Arvid Moss, EVP, Energy & Projects, Hydro 

Transforming the energy system – need for business to step up

Intro by Jason Bordoff, Founding Director, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University

Sultan Ahmed Al-Jaber, CEO, ADNOC/ COP 28
Nicolas Terraz, President Upstream, TotalEnergies 
Christian Rynning-Tønnesen, President and CEO, Statkraft
More executive leaders from International Energy companies will be announced shortly

Financing change – capital as a tool to create a new dynamic

Guangzhe Chen, Vice President, World Bank Group
Christian Sewing, CEO, Deutche Bank
Carine Smith Ihenacho, Chief Governance and Compliance Officer, NBIM 
Martin Skancke, Chair, PRI 
Other international panelists to be announced shortly

AI – revolutionizing opportunity to accelerate the energy transition

Rumman Chowdhury, Parity Consulting 
Girish Rishi, CEO, Cognite
Remi Eriksen, CEO, DNV
Karen Wang, UN SDG Young Leader/ CEO, Climind
Other international panelists to be announced shortly

Thursday 15. February

Governmental involvement – are we seeing a new competitive landscape – IRA and Green Deal, implications for the broader world

Laura Lochman, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Energy Resources, U.S.
Narendra Taneja, Chairman of the Independent Energy Policy Institute, India
Svein Tore Holsether, President and CEO Yara 
Other international panelists to be announced shortly

Business as a tool to solving social needs and creating a just transition

This high-profile international panel will be announced shortly.

Realizing the North Sea potential to power Europe green

Terje Asland, Minister of Energy, Norway
Christian Bruch, President and CEO, Siemens Energy
Pål Eitrheim, EVP Renewables, Equinor
Ministers from Germany and UK that will be announced shortly.

Closing statement

Anders Opedal, Chair, OEF
Espen Barth Eide, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Norway


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