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28. to 29. Oct 2020
Webinar: Norwegian gas in Europe – What’s next?
Welcome to the 21st European Gas Conference 28 - 29 October 2020
Conference language: English
Due to the increasing spread of Covid-19, the Norwegian Petroleum Society (NPF) has decided to arrange this year's European Gas Conference as a webinar.
NPF takes its precautions seriously where health and safety will always be of the highest priority. This goes for the oil & gas sector at large and we have received information from several regarding both travel restrictions and conference bans in the months to come.
It is sad not to be able to physically gather in Stavanger for both professional and social networking. The conference is one of NPF's most popular conferences, and we know that you, like us, have been looking forward to it. NPF will nevertheless do its outmost as an organiser to ensure that this year's conference will be just as good despite the change in format.
Natural Gas – What’s next?
We live in challenging times. COVID-19 lockdowns and its effects have given the global economy its worst hit since the Great Depression in the 1930s.
We currently experience low prices for oil and natural gas, a potential setback for globalization and changed habits in terms of digital communication and new ways of working. Lower investments in new oil and gas exploration and postponed project developments could lead to tighter oil and gas markets in a few years than would otherwise have been the case. While European gas consumption is believed to recover at some point, domestic production is on decline, driven amongst others by the Groningen phase-out in the Netherlands. This structural decline in domestic production, combined with the expiry of several long-term pipeline contracts, opens opportunities.
We witness strong political drive to speed up the energy transition both on EU and national levels. Using the virtues of both natural gas and renewable energy sources is the fastest way to create a sustainable low-carbon economy. The smart combination of renewables and natural gas in power, heat, transport and industry can deliver early achievements, by eradicating higher carbon energy sources such as coal, lowering costs, improving energy security and increasing system resilience. In the medium to the long run, cutting-edge gas technologies such as conversion of natural gas to hydrogen accompanied by CCS may provide solutions for the low-carbon energy world of the future.
The COVID-19 pandemic has made it more difficult than ever to assess the impact on how we live, how our industry and business in general will develop, and how countries will interact. The pandemic has made energy markets forecasting more uncertain.
Knowledge sharing is a valuable component to success. The European Gas Conference intends to provide facts and predictions. We appreciate all speakers who will share their experiences and views.
On behalf of the Organising Committee I would like to welcome you to the European Gas Conference 2020!
Thor Otto Lohne
Chairman North Sea Infrastructure AS and
Chair of the Organising Committee
Kari Nessa Nordtun, Mayor, City of Stavanger
Tony Tiller, State Secretary
Ingrid Sølvberg, Director general, Norwegian Petroleum Directorate
Arne Sigve Nylund, Executive Vice President, Development & Production, Norway, Equinor
Catharina Sikow-Magny, European Commission
Peter Zeniewski, WEO Energy Analyst, IEA
Ulf Heitmüller, CEO, VNG
Dr. Timm Kehler, Chairman, Zukunft ERDGAS
René van der Meer, Neptune Energy Netherlands
Richard Howard, Research Director, Aurora Energy Research
Alan James, Managing Director, Pale-Blue Dot Energy
Grete Tveit, Senior Vice President, Equinor
Esther Peiner, Managing Director, Private Infrastructure Europe, Partners Group
Audun Røsjorde, Gassnova
Marius Holm, CEO, Zero
Liv Monica Stubholt, Advokatfirmaet Selmer
Mathias Dahl Venberget – NOROG
Special Offer for Young Professionals:
Bring a colleague under 30 for half price! Participant no. 2 or more under the age of 30 from the same employer receives a 50% discount on the conference fee. Contact the project manager firstname.lastname@example.org for registration.
NOK 3,900 – NPF-members (+ 25 % VAT)
NOK 5,400 – non-members (+ 25% VAT)
Special offer for young professionals: Bring a colleague under 30 years for half price! Contact project manager for registration: email@example.com
Payment can be done upon registration by credit card (Master Card/Visa) or invoice. If the invoice needs to be changed due to wrong or missing information there will added a fee of NOK 150 to the total amount. All international payments must be approved before the conference starts.
Membership of the Norwegian Petroleum Society (NPF)
We offer conference participants to purchase membership of NPF together with registration and payment for the conference:
1 year membership for conference participants (NOK 1,000)
Presentations from the conference will be available on the Internet after the end of the conference. Delegates will be informed when available by e-mail.
It is sometimes necessary to change the timing of the programme. The conference organiser will not be liable for any such unavoidable changes.
Cancellations must be received in writing by 13 October 2020 and will be subject to a cancellation fee NOK 2,000 unless a substitute delegate is offered. After this date, the full registration fee will apply, however, substitutions will still be accepted. Substitutions for registered delegates may be made at any time, but we would appreciate prior notification.
In case of cancellation of the conference by the Norwegian Petroleum Society, (NPF), the participant will be refunded the conference fee and/or the exhibition fee. Other expenses the participants may have are not refunded, and is not the responsibility of NPF.
Events beyond the control of the NPF – for example, but not limited to, extreme weather conditions, acts of war, terrorism, transportation shut-down (strikes or accidents), government regulation or advisory including travel warnings, serious illness or epidemics that makes it impossible to fulfill the obligations of conducting the conference entitle NPF to cancel the event without liability.
For further information please contact:
Norwegian Petroleum Society
tel. +47 983 06 117