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27. Nov 2018

Young Energy Conference 2018

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The Norwegian Petroleum Society (NPF) is pleased to welcome you to this year’s event for young professionals in the oil and gas industry!

The conference is a nationwide event for young people aged 35 years or younger working in the oil and gas industry. The conference is a popular event, and alternates location between Stavanger and Oslo.

NPF would like to provide young people with an arena where they can meet with other likeminded professionals with the purpose of networking, whilst listening to presentations held by experts within their own respective fields focusing on the most relevant trends, challenges and opportunities within the oil and gas industry today.

The event is aimed at giving you as a young professional in the energy industry a chance to look beyond your day to day activities through giving valuable Insights into key topics of the industry and getting to know other young professionals in the industry that might inspire you today or prove valuable in the future.

On this year’s Young Energy Conference we have the pleasure of diving into some of the current topics of the industry. The scene will be set with a look back on how oil price cycles have impacted the sector and the future of energy. After this we will move into spesific examples of digitlisation applied in the industry and how you as employeer in the industry can build relevant competences for the future. Further on the agenda we will have a look at how the Norwegian Continental Shelf has seen a significant change in its constituent of companies, what drives this change and what we might expect of the future. In addition to the topics above we will also have a deep dive into how we can improve our influencing skills and how to overcome the fear of not being good enough.


Please join us at the Young Energy Conference to ensure your continued professional development.


Remember! You must be under the age of 35 years and employed in the oil and gas industry to participate.





Tuesday 27. November




Welcome by the Chair of the committee

Adrian Holm, Equinor

Oil Price Cycles- What have we learned?

Trude Meland, Researcher at the Norwegian Petroleum Museum

From award to development

Cathrine B. Hetland, Managing Associate, Thommessen Law Firm


Digitalisation x 3


Kjartan Skjæveland, AkerBP

Eureka – Aker BPs key to digitalization success

Lars Atle Andersen , VP Operations – Technology & Digitalization, Aker BP

Trine Svalestad, Digitalisation Leader Johan Sverdrup, Equinor

Changing Equinor through digital innovation

Driving Digital Transformation

Alexandre Bellemin-Laponnaz, Business Development Manager, Software House, Aker Solutions

Digitalisation Panel Discussion

Moderator: Jens Festervoll, Senior Advisor, Equinor



Anders Robersen Høgalmen, Norsk Olje & Gass

Energy Perspectives – What is the future role for oil and gas?

Thomas Weight, Principal Energy Market Analyst, Equinor

Changing composition of companies on the NCS

Ulf Rosenberg, Manager Communication and Public Affairs, Neptune E&P Norge AS



Adrian Holm, Equinor

Reputation: Our license to operate

Tommy Hansen, Director communications and industry policy, The Norwegian Oil and Gas Association

Am I a fake?

Sanda Zahirovic, Strategic Advisor Snøhetta Design



Tapas & Drinks


Ulf Rosenberg

Manager Communication and Public Affairs, Neptune E&P Norge AS

Ulf Rosenberg is a Communication professional with a deep understanding of industrial and political issues and developments gained from his 25 years as a journalist in Stavanger Aftenblad, covering the oil and gas business, and 9 years as Communication Manager in the French owned oil company GDF SUEZ E&P and German owned VNG Norge. Both companies have now been acquired by Neptune Energy, and will soon fully merge to become one entity in Norway.
As a reporter he got the opportunity to travel to many of the fields on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, and visiting most of the important oil and gas producing countries in the world. In his Communication Manager role he has been active is building his companies’ reputation and industrial position.

Ulf is well known for his leadership in industry committees and also the cultural life. He is currently the Chairman of the committee for politics and public affairs in Norwegian Oil Gas Association.

Based on his background as an educated musician from the music conservatorium in Stavanger, combined with organisational and administrative skills, he was for many years the vice president and president for the Norwegian Band Federation (Norges Musikkorps Forbund), the largest youth organisation and cultural organisation in Norway, and he is currently the President of the European Brass Band Association, responsible for the annual European Championships for brass bands.

Ulf is also a board member of NPF’s Stavanger chapter.

Practical information

Equinor ASA, Martin Linges vei 33, 1364 Fornebu, Norway

Norwegian Petroleum Society (NPF), Lilleakerveien 2A, 0283 Oslo

Conference fee:
Free of charge for NPF member
NOK 250 + 25% VAT for non member
The price includes one year NPF membership. Please note that other membership fees will apply after November 2019. See link for more information. If you do not want to become a member, please contact NPF Project Manager.

The Conference fee includes:
-Conference papers
-Tapas & Drinks

Cancellations must be received in writing by 20th November 2018. If you register for the conference and do not show up or send a replacement, a fee of NOK 1 000,00,- will be invoiced.

Programme changes:
It is sometimes necessary to change timing of the programme. The conference organiser will not be liable for any such unavoidable changes.

Please contact Project Manager if you have any questions: Kristin Øinæs