The Autumn Conference 2016 is a joint event hosted by Statoil, along with the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum & Energy and the International Energy Agency.

The conference focused on three essential areas that all affect one another, and which are difficult to balance together:

- The growing global demand for energy

- The need to invest in future energy supply, including oil and gas

- The need to reduce emissions due to climate change  

Dr. Fatih Birol, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency presented the main findings from the agency’s World Energy Outlook 2016, and the former Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change,Christiana Figueres, joined us as keynote speaker. 

Key note speeches

Watch the recordings of the key note speeches and listen to the perspectives presented by Dr. Fatih Birol, Christiana Figueres, Tord Lien and Eldar Sætre..

Dr. Fatih Birol
Executive Director, International Energy Agency

With the World Energy Outlook (WEO) report we are providing a tool to the policy makers that shows the future results of their currents policies, in terms of energy security and climate change, states Dr. Fatih Birol.

Christiana Figueres
Former Executive Secretary for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). 

Enough energy for all is the only portal to the UN sustainable development goals, states Christiana Figueres, former head of the UNFCCC, in her key note address.

Tord Lien
Minister of Petroleum and Energy

In his opening address the Minister stated that the world needs more Norwegian oil and gas and underlined that the Norwegian Continental Shelf has low emissions in a global context, due to strict regulations.

Eldar Sætre
President and CEO - Statoil ASA

In a low-carbon future, we need oil & gas producers who can deliver energy at low cost, with low emissions. Therefore, the NCS will become even more attractive and important, stated Statoil CEO Eldar Sætre.

New realities bring opportunities

We face a challenging landscape with new global dynamics, a growing demand for energy, pressure on margins and the need to act upon climate change. However, we want to take part in shaping the transition to a low-carbon future and seize new opportunities. 

Energy perspectives

Programme 2016

08:00 Registration and coffee
09:00 Welcome remarks by Reidar Gjærum, Senior Vice President Communication, Statoil ASA
09:05 Opening address by Minister of Petroleum and Energy Tord Lien 
09:20 «World Energy Outlook 2016», by Dr. Fatih Birol, Executive Director, IEA 
10:30 Break
11:00 Industry perspective address by Eldar Sætre, President and CEO, Statoil ASA
11:20 Key note address by Christiana Figueres, former Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change 
11:45 ‘Good advice from young minds’ panel session with Juliet Mboneko Tibaijuka, leader Sustainability Statoil ASA, Murshid M. Ali, CEO Huddlestock and Sigurd Vildåsen, PhD candidate NTNU
12:00 Panel discussion with Christiana Figueres, Tord Lien and Eldar Sætre 
12:30 End of conference and lunch

The speakers

IEA executive director Dr Fatih Birol will present the World Energy Outlook 2016. We are also pleased to announce that Christiana Figueres, who directed the UN COP 21 climate conference that led to the Paris Agreement of 2015, joins us as a keynote speaker—together with the Norwegian Minister Petroleum and Energy Tord Lien and Statoil President and CEO Eldar Sætre.

Fatih Birol
Executive Director International Energy Agency (IEA) 

Christiana Figueres
Former Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 

Tord Lien
Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy

Eldar Sætre
President and CEO of Statoil ASA

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IEA report

World Energy Outlook 2016 sees broad transformations in the global energy landscape. You can see the full report, by visiting International Energy Agency site below.

Debate series: ‘Good advice from young minds’

In November Statoil launched the project "Good advice from young minds", where we are entering into dialogue with young people about the major dilemmas facing Norway and the oil and gas industry. 

This autumn we are also inviting young people in the largest Norwegian cities to debate meetings to discuss climate change, innovation and the future of the oil industry. The debates are being arranged in collaboration with Aftenposten Event, and the newspaper's political editor Trine Eilertsen and journalist Ole Mathismoen will take part in the debates.