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Navigating the Future of Energy: Highlights from the International Energy Forum 2023

The International Energy Forum in Oslo was an unique event where industry leaders, policymakers, and experts discussed critical issues and challenges in the energy sector. Let’s take a look at the key insights and highlights from the engaging discussions over the last two days.

Day 1: Oil & Gas, Energy Systems, Hydrogen

Oil & Gas session delivered valuable insights on the challenges and trends shaping this cornerstone of the energy sector. The highlight of the session was a compelling speech by Astrid Bergmål, the State Secretary of the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, providing a unique perspective on the future of the industry.

Energy Systems session uncovered new realities, trends, and innovative solutions that can improve operational performance in the complex, integrated, automated, and digitalized power grid.

Hydrogen session was specifically centred on exploring international projects in hydrogen. As the key contributor to the ongoing energy transition, hydrogen is taking centre stage in discussions about sustainable and innovative solutions.

The first day of the International Energy Forum was finished by a summit where top executives and political leaders collectively addressed the future energy needs from both Norwegian and international perspectives.

Day 2: Offshore Wind, CCUS, Solar & Hydropower

Offshore Wind session explored industry growth in Norway and abroad – from the Norwegian floating expertise to the development of a new offshore wind sector in emerging markets. With the offshore wind sector facing challenges like insufficient turnover, low cost causing weak business cases, and disruptions in the supply chain, participants explored strategies to bolster developer business cases, optimize construction processes, and navigate the complexities of a rapidly evolving industry landscape.

CCUS session provided a comprehensive overview of the current industry: international initiatives, insights into challenges, opportunities, and activities worldwide. Special attention was given to the intricacies of CO2 transport, with a focus on addressing challenges and opportunities in ship transport within the broader context of global CCUS initiatives.

Solar & Hydropower session was centered around the roles of Hydropower and Solar Energy in the evolving energy mix, emphasizing the often-overlooked significance of hydropower as a cornerstone in the broader energy transition. Insights into the global market outlook and forecast, coupled with developers’ strategies and supplier pitches, shed light on the potential projects and opportunities within the sector.

Looking Ahead: A Commitment to Innovation

Attending the International Energy Forum provided a valuable opportunity to expand our understanding of energy innovation and establish meaningful connections within the industry. 

SPERTON’s commitment to excellence and a sustainable future in this ever-evolving industry remains unwavering. Stay tuned for further insights and reflections as we continue to navigate the future of energy.

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