Kåss opens INTSOK’s annual Technology Conference in Houston
State Secretary from the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, Robin Martin Kåss, opened the annual US-Norway technology conference in Houston on March 25.
The 11th annual US-Norway technology conference hosted by INTSOK (Norwegian Oil and Gas Partners) was held in Houston March 25-26. The topic of this year’s conference was “Cleaner Production and Energy Efficiency” and presented key note speakers from a number of companies in the oil and gas industry as well as research institutions.
In his inaugural address, State Secretary Kåss underlined the importance of developing new technologies to enable cleaner production and increase energy efficiency in order to mitigate global warming. The State Secretary also stressed the significance of the shared interests between the U.S. and Norway, and the necessity for the oil and gas industry to maintain a long term perspective in the current difficult economic climate.
INTSOK was established in 1997 by the Norwegian oil and gas industry and the Norwegian Government. The upstream oil and gas sector is a vital element in the Norwegian economy, providing employment for some 250 thousand people directly and indirectly in Norway. INTSOK’s objective is to work with companies throughout the industry to expand the business activities in the international oil and gas markets on the basis of the industry’s leading edge experience, technology and expertise. The industry has developed competitive, high quality products and services in one of the most demanding oil and gas provinces in the world, the Norwegian Continental Shelf.