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Statoil Future Energy Forum 2017

Stavanger Concert Hall, 22 May

The global energy markets are in transition, posing both challenges and opportunities for Norway and the Norwegian oil and gas industry. Innovative thinking, dialogue and collaboration are more important than ever. This year’s Future Energy Forum featured keynote speeches and panel sessions with politicians and key industry figures.

Video highlights from the event

See the presentations made by Oil & Energy Minister Terje Sørviknes, the Mayor of Stavanger Christine Sagen Helgø and Statoil CEO Eldar Sætre, among others — as well as the panel discussion featuring Stéphane Garelli. 

The speakers

CEO of statoil Eldar Sætre

Eldar Sætre
President and CEO Statoil ASA

terje soviknes

Terje Søviknes
Minister of Petroleum and Energy 

siri lill mannes

Siri Lill Mannes
Manager. SpeakLab 

stephane garelli

Stéphane Garelli
Professor IMD business school

#statoilenergyforum on social media

Programme, May 22

Session 1: We are shaping the future of energy
12.30  Registration and coffee
13.30  Introduction and HSE
13.35 Welcome by Arne Sigve Nylund, executive vice president for Development and Production
Norway, Statoil ASA
13.45 Industry perspectives in our region by Christine Sagen Helgø, the mayor of Stavanger
13.55 Introduction by Siri Lill Mannes, moderator
14.00 An industry for the future Terje Søviknes, minister of  petroleum and energy
14.25 We are shaping the future of energy Eldar Sætre, president and CEO of Statoil ASA 
14.50 Break
15.20 ''The future is not what it used to be'' - A competitiveness outlook - Stéphane Garelli,
at IMD business school and former director in World Economic Forum 

Dialogue with

Stéphane Garelli, professor IMD business school,

Murshid M. Ali, founder and CEO Huddlestock,

Jannicke Nilsson, executive vice president (COO) in Statoil ASA,

Ragnhild Ulvik, head of the Innovation team of Statoil’s Corporate Strategy & Innovation cluster.

Session 2: Industry perspectives and value creation in a low carbon energy future
  Introduction by Siri Lill Mannes, moderator

We deliver global competitiveness and competence in a challenging market -
Siri Lill Mannes in conversation with Kjetel Digre, senior vice president Johan
Sverdrup, Statoil ASA.


Dialogue session:
Linda L. Aase, SVP major brownfield projects, Aker Solutions AS,
Anne Jorunn Møkster, CEO Simon Møkster Shipping AS,
Tore Halvorsen, EVP and senior advisor, TechnipFMC,
Lars Fredrik Bakke, SVP Europe, managing director Wood Group Norway AS.

16.40  Views from the outside by Mímir Kristjánsson, news editor Klassekampen 
16.55  Summary and conclusion
17.00 Break and snacks
17.30 Concert
19.00 Mingling and buffet
21.30 End


Stavanger Concerthall Sandvigå 1 4007 Stavanger




Debate series: ‘Good advice from young minds’

In November, Statoil launched the campaign “Good advice from young minds”, where the company entered into dialogue with young people about the major dilemmas that Norway and the oil and gas industry are facing.

We cannot predict the future, but we know one thing for certain: Statoil does not have all the answers. Listening to those who will help shape the future is therefore crucial to us. Through this campaign we received a lot of good advice and input, and many key topics were highlighted. Several of the topics engaging the youth of today are addressing issues and dilemmas that we as a company are faced with every single day. At the end of the day we all want the same: to help create a better world.

In our meetings with the youths we received a lot of questions: In which direction is Statoil heading? What will Statoil do to adapt to a low-carbon future? What are Statoil’s plans for renewable energy? Which role will innovation play? And what about digitalisation?

Several of these topics will be discussed during this year’s Statoil Future Energy Forum, and one of the participants from “Good advice from young minds” Murshid M. Ali will participate in a dialogue session with Stéphane Garelli, professor at IMD business school, Jannicke Nilsson, executive vice president and chief operating officer (COO) in Statoil ASA and Ragnhild Ulvik, head of the Innovation team of Statoil’s Corporate Strategy & Innovation cluster.  Prior to this year’s forum a seminar will be held for students of the University of Stavanger where several of these topics will be discussed.

In the year to come we will have more dialogue sessions with young people, simply because we believe in good advice from young minds.

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.