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Wednesday, 13 August 2008

The energy race: what will be the future energy mix?
Coordinator: Anthony M. Spencer, StatoilHydro (Norway)

The energy situation is a critical question in our modern society. Our dependency on fossil fuels also raises serious climate concerns. The symposium takes up the present situation regarding various energy sources, their potential, their impact, and their economy. Several important questions are raised on how the increasing energy demand can be met, and at what price. 

Geoscience program

08:30-08:35    Introduction
                      Stig Bergseth / Kjell Arne Oppeboen

08:35-09:00    Conventional oil and gas: the global endowment 
                      Ken Chew 
IHS Inc (Scotland)

09:00-09:30    The Future Energy Mix? "Unconventional Oil-'tomorrow's oil' today
                      Robert Skinner 
StatoilHydro (Canada)

09:30-10:00    Unconventional gas: tight gas sands, shale gas, coal bed gas and natural gas

                      Brenda Pierce
                      United States Geological Survey (USA)


10:30-11:00    Hydrocarbon exploration in Europe: can we meet the energy demand?
                      Rien Herber 
Shell Exploration Europe (The Netherlands)

11:00-11:30    Coal: an energy source for future world needs!? 
                      Thomas Thielemann  
RWE Power Aktiengesellschaft (Germany)

11:30-12:00    Geothermal energy and the energy race 
                      Gudmundur Fridleifsson 
Iceland Deep Drilling Project, IDDP (Iceland)

12:00-13:00    Lunch

StatoilHydro lecture

13:00-14:00    The future energy mix - probabilities and policies
                      Mark Moody -Stuart
                      Anglo American (UK)

Societal program

14:00-14:30    Nuclear Energy Options
                      Sven Kullander
                      Uppsala University (Sweden)

14:30-15:00    Renewable energy, innovation and peak oil
                      Jeremy Leggett
                      Solarcentury (UK)       
15:00-15:30    The economic and environmental credentials of biofuels and fossil fuels 
                      Marian Radetzki  
Luleå University (Sweden)

15:30-16:00    C

16:00-16:30    Energy return on investment and our economic future 
                      Charles Hall 
State University of New York (USA)

16:30-17:00    Carbon capture and storage: Political, technological and economical

                      Elisabeth Heggelund Tørstad
                      Det Norske Veritas, DNV  (Norway)

A sustainable energy future 
                      Liv Monica Bargem Stubholt
                      State Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum and Energy (Norway)

17:30 -18:30   Panel d

18:30              Press conference

The Energy race