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Bridging the energy gap is ONS 2006 theme, from 22-25 August, in Stavanger, Norway


By Elio Ohep
Petroleumworld

Stavanger, Norway
Petroleumworld.com 04 10 06

This year the Offshore Northern Seas show or ONS 2006, will feature " Bridging the energy gap" as its ONS 2006 theme, Kjell Ursin-Smith, managing director, ONS Foundation, organizer of the Offshore Northern Seas International Conference and Exhibition (ONS) told a group of journalists last week. This choice reflects a desire by one of the world’s top petroleum industry meeting places to point the way to tomorrow’s solutions both technologically and geo-politically, Ursin-Smith added.

With demand for energy greater than ever, industry globally will depend on good solutions being found to meet their future needs, Ursin-Smith emphasized.

“We want to be an exhibition, conference and cultural festival which looks ahead and takes the challenges facing the oil, gas and energy industries seriously,” “Today’s high petroleum prices are not just a matter of high returns. They also affect the lives of ordinary people and national economics, and could spark dramatic energy crises,” Ursin-Smith, observed.

Meeting these challenges calls for a long-term commitment to new technology which improves recovery from existing fields and overcomes the environmental challenges faced in new and often vulnerable regions, Ursin-Smith added.

Another crucial requirement is to secure stable deliveries of oil and gas across national boundaries and between continents, and to find renewable energy solutions for coming generations.

Also, we hope the theme of this year ONS will bring many visitors from foregin countries and specially from Venezuela, Mexico, Brazil and the United States, where Norwegian companies are all ready present, Ursin-Smith told Elio Ohep, Petroleumworld's Editor.

“ONS has been regarded for many years as Europe’s leading meeting place for the oil and gas industry,” Ursin-Smith observed.

“Few venues bring together so many people to promote innovatory solutions and ideas, and to create new relationships.

“So we believe that we can serve as an important arena for promoting solutions to the many challenges which need to be overcome.

“Our main theme for ONS 2006 – bridging the energy gap – clearly illustrates the role we aim to play in the hunt for such answers.” Ursin-Smith clearly pointed out.

The ONS event is the international forum for communicating information on the petroleum industry on the North Sea and provides an arena for discussing and presenting the political, economic and technological dimensions of international oil and gas at a very high level witch included broader energy issues while maintaining a focus on the North Sea hydrocarbon industry.

ONS international conference and exhibition takes place in every second year in Norways's oil & gas city, Stavanger, home of the principal North Sea hydrocarbons companies, includding Norways' Statoil.

The first event was held in 1974, and during its 30 years of life, ONS has become a leading and authoritative meeting place in the world of oil and gas.

Jens Stoltenberg, Norwegian prime minister, Claude Mandil, executive director of the International Energy Agency, and Rex W Tillerson, the new chairman and CEO of Exxon Mobil Corporation, Helge Lund, president and CEO, Statoil ASA, Malcolm Wicks, UK minister of state for energy, Andris Piebalgs, EU commissioner for energy, Inge Hansen, CEO, Aker Kværner, will be among the principal speakers at ONS 2006 conference.

ONS 2004 was a record show with more than 33000 visitor. For the ONS 2006, August 22-25 - 2006, the exhibitors space is all sold out.

A special LNG Park section dedicated to liquefied natural gas – the first of its kind in Europe – will form part of the Offshore Northern Seas 2006 exhibition from 22-25 August in Stavanger.

And on the Innovation Park at ONS 2006, the most innovative companies in the oil, gas and energy sectors will use the park to present trailblazing products to potential customers, business partners and investors. ONS is providing a very attractive location on a separate 150-square-metre park that will be divided into 20 units, each displaying a single innovative product.

On the ONS 2006, the prestigious ONS innovation awards will be presented along with the international media scholarship and the newly establish Petroleum Safety Authority Award or PSA Award, to recognize particularly outstanding efforts that have contributed to better safety for employees and generally higher HSE standards.

In addition to the exhibition, conference, and awards, a three day cultural festival with entertainment and enjoyment will be provided by the ONS festival, which serves as the cultural side of the biennial ONS event, where visitors and local residents can enjoy big open-air concerts with top performers

The Offshore Northern Seas Foundation has overall responsibilty for the ONS event and is owned by the City of Stavanger, Statoil, Stavanger Forum and the Norwegian Petroleum Society.

For more information on ONS 2006
: www.ons.no

- Elio Ohep, editor@petroleumworlod, 58 412 996 3730, Caracas.

Petroleumworld 04 10 06

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