the energy gap is ONS 2006 theme, from 22-25 August, in Stavanger, Norway
By Elio Ohep
04 10 06
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
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
demand for energy greater than ever, industry globally will depend on
good solutions being found to meet their future needs, Ursin-Smith emphasized.
want to be an exhibition, conference and cultural festival which looks
ahead and takes the challenges facing the oil, gas and energy industries
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.
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.
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.
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.
has been regarded for many years as Europe’s leading meeting place
for the oil and gas industry,” Ursin-Smith observed.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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,
and local residents can enjoy big open-air concerts with top performers
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:
Elio Ohep, editor@petroleumworlod, 58 412 996 3730, Caracas.
Petroleumworld 04 10 06
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