The theme for ONS 2010 in Stavanger ready

Crown Prince Haakon visited ONS 2008. Photo: Karl Henrik Pedersen

Crown Prince Haakon visited ONS 2008. Photo: Karl Henrik Pedersen

Spotlight on increasing global energy supply during next year’s ONS in Stavanger, 24-27 August.

Access to more energy will be the key topic during ONS 2010 as the world’s energy leaders gather under the keynote theme “Energy for more people”. The theme has been proposed by an international conference committee chaired by Steinar Våge, managing director at ConocoPhillips Norge, and will above all else set the agenda for the ONS 2010 Conference. “Energy is a prerequisite for prosperity and a better quality of life. All current trends reveal a gap between our available energy sources and future consumption. At the same time, we must address the environmental consequences. It is our aim with this theme to embrace these great challenges,” says ONS CEO, Kjell Ursin-Smith.  

Guided by this theme, ONS intends to focus on the need for increased access to resources, better resource exploitation, and even more environmentally sound and energy efficient production methods, while at the same time seeking new, renewable energy sources. The ONS Exhibition will reinforce this message with its own theme parks dedicated both to renewable energy and a new park highlighting carbon capture and storage – both running parallel with the traditional industry exhibition.

“Our theme also sends out a signal that the industry is aware of its responsibilities. We are getting much support for the work we are doing to bring these new issues together, and we know that by building bridges between the different industry communities we are promoting skills transfer and the exchange of ideas,” says Ursin-Smith.

Participants from more than 100 countries are expected to attend ONS 2010 which, since its inception in 1974, has evolved into what is today regarded as one of the world’s leading energy meeting places.

“It is neither our intention nor are we able to ignore global energy needs and the fact that everyone must have access to energy. At the same time, together with the industry as a whole, we are respectful of the demands that we must set ourselves in terms of production and consumption,” says Ursin-Smith.

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