1st EU - Norway Energy Conference The Role of Natural Gas in Transforming European Energy Systems Thon Hotel EU, Rue de la Loi 75, 1040 Brussels, Belgium

A realizar-se a 5 março 2013 em Thon Hotel EU, Rue de la Loi 75, 1040 Brussels, Belgium

The European Commission and the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy will hold a conference on the role of gas in future EU energy systems. Natural gas offers an effective route to a competitive and decarbonized European energy market: but how do we get there?

The conference will focus on innovation along the value chain and competitiveness.


9:00 – 10:00 Registration

10:00 – 10:10 Opening by Representative of Irish Presidency of the Council of the EU

10.10 – 12.00 Panel discussion 1: The role of gas in the EU’s decarbonisation agenda

Chair: Ms. Elisabeth Berge, Secretary General, Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy
Mr. Rune Bjørnson, Senior Vice President for Natural Gas, Statoil
Mr. David Kennedy, Chief Executive, UK Climate Change Committee
Mr. Martin Bachmann, Member of the Board for Exploration and
Production, Wintershall
Mr. Dieuwert Inia, Partner, Mc Kinsey & Company
Ms. Catherine Verdier, Vice President, Total  (tbc)
Mr. Tim Gould, Senior Analyst, Office of the Chief Economist, IEA

12:00 – 12:30 Key Note Addresses – Framing a Sustained Role for Natural Gas in the EU 
By: Günther Oettinger - European Commissioner for Energy & Ola Borten Moe - Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy

12:30 – 14:00 Free lunch

14:00 – 15:30 Panel discussion 2: Natural Gas and Innovation: The Contribution of Natural Gas
Technologies to sustain the Transformation of the European Energy System
Chair: Mr. Fabrizio Barbaso, Deputy Director-General, DG Energy, European Commission
Mr. Simon Ashwell, European Energy Policy Leader, General Electric
Mr. Inge R. Gran, President, SINTEF Energy Research
Mr. Ordin Husa, Head of Strategic Sales Integrated Solutions Subsea
Systems, Siemens
Ms. Heather Haydock, Director for Energy and Climate Change, Ricardo-AEA
Mr. Graham Bennett, Business Development Director - Europe & North
Africa, Det Norske Veritas

15:30 – 16:00 Concluding remarks