Meet Det norske All Across the Country This Summer

This article originates from the news archive of Det norske.

7. April 2008

Det norske’s scope of activities is limited to the Norwegian Shelf –
and we are present in all three petroleum provinces. This summer, we
are proud to sponsor three important conferences:

  • ONS 2008 in Stavanger, where we are the main sponsor of the youth conference “Make it happen” on 29 August.
  • GeoExpo in Oslo 6 -14 August, meeting place for professionals within the geosciences.
  • Det norske is investing considerable efforts in the North of Norway, and is
    the sponsor of the Barentz and Pomor Festival in Vardø in the end of
    July.

ONS 2008 Stavanger, 26 – 29 August
Delegates attending ONS in Stavanger from 26-29 August will be able to hear a range of highly professional speakers, covering a good many new ideas and perspectives.

While the ONS 2008 program covers most activities due to take place during the week, the main emphasis is on the conference. Sessions are described and speakers presented. It includes Nobuo Tanaka, executive director of the International Energy Agency, kicking off the Wednesday morning session. He will be followed by Helge Lund, Yuri Komarov, Andrew Gould and Jean Francois Cirelli, who head StatoilHydro,
Sevmorneftegaz, Schlumberger and Gaz de France, respectively.

Next comes a highly interesting climate session, which reflects the new challenges we all face in the environmental area. We are very pleased that our main speaker will be Jeffrey D Sachs, director of the Earth Institute and professor of health policy and management at Columbia University.

We have also invited Pål Presterud, head of Norway’s Centre for Climate and Environmental Research (Cicero), to share his views in this part of the program.

Two parts of the conference look to the future. The Young Professional Company Award (YPCA) will again give younger personnel in the industry a chance to present their views on tomorrow’s developments. This program is sponsored by Det norske, and CEO Erik Haugane take part in the panel debate.

In addition, the program concludes on Friday 29 August with a Young People’s Energy Forum for invited students from Norwegian colleges of further education. This will be a conference where delegates can hear heavyweight professional views. We are very confident that the strong set of speakers we have assembled will provide much food for thought.

Read more here: http://www.ons.no/

GeoExpo 2008, Oslo, 6 – 14 August
Our aim is that the GeoExpo exhibition at the 33rd International Geological Congress should be one of the largest and most valuable exhibitions for all geo-related industry as well as for all governmental and private organizations operating in the geosciences.
Those attending the Congress should plan to spend a part of every day in the exhibition area to become acquainted with the state-of-the-art in equipment, products, and services.

Being located in Norway, we expect a large proportion of the participants of the Congress to come from the petroleum and mining industry. New frontiers in exploration are being opened in the Arctic areas, with its many environmental and technological challenges. We hope that these issues will be addressed at the GeoExpo, and that the
Congress will be the main meeting place to discuss these important topics.

The exhibition has space for more than 200 exhibitors. Many new products and services will be introduced at this exhibition, including computer hardware and software, seismic acquisition and processing equipment, educational, consulting and project management services, and numerous other innovative products.

More about this here: http://www.33igc.org/coco/

The Road North, Vardø,  24 – 27 July 2008
The Barents Sea, and now the Barents region, have been named after Willem Barentsz. His expeditions visited only one place in Norway; Vardø. He visited the town on three different occasions in search of the Northeast Passage, the shortcut to the riches of Asia. Willem Barentsz’ name is inextricably attached to Vardø, and the town is the Norwegian gateway to the Arctic region.

Vardø has been elected as the Finnmark County’s millennial site. A statue of Barentsz will be unveiled Friday 25 July 2008. Three nations are invited to participate: the Netherlands, Russia, and Norway – all of these great maritime nations who historically have utilized the sea and travelled far and wide, exploring the oceans. The focus is on youth and belief in the future, and events will address history, culture, industry, and environment across national borders in the North.

Planned for the conference on 24 July, historian Rune Blix will address the political situation during the seventeenth century. Geir Westgård from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will give a speech on the current situation. Erik Haugane, CEO of Det norske, will give a presentation pertaining to the opportunities in the Barents Sea.