The annual Energy Perspectives report prepared by a team of analysts at Statoil summarizes different scenarios for global energy demand and the energy mix in future decades. The scenarios rest on different assumptions about regional and global economic growth, conflict levels and implications, technological development, and energy and climate policies. The 2017 report contains adjusted models that take into account last year’s developments in the energy and climate policy area, technology costs, and maturity; more thorough assessments of GDP forecasts; and adjustments made to historic global CO2 emissions. The modeling runs to 2050 with 2014 as baseline year and provides a forecast for the global energy demand and energy mix, economic growth, and CO2 emissions in the coming years.
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Eirik Wærness, senior vice president and chief economist at Statoil, has broad experience in government, academia and private sector companies, and in different advisory and leadership positions. Since 2016, he has served as a nonexecutive member of the board of the Financial Supervisory Authority of Norway (Finanstilsynet), as a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on the Future of Energy, and as a chief expert advisor for the World Economic Forum’s Global Energy Architecture Performance Index. He also previously served as a member of the executive board of Norges Bank, the central bank of Norway. His prior experience includes positions with the Norwegian Ministry of Finance, Total E&P Norges, Pöyry Management Consulting and the ECON Centre for Economic Analysis. At Statoil, he has held roles in corporate strategy, corporate planning and analysis, the economic analysis of upstream Norway, energy market analysis, and mid- and downstream strategy, in addition to his current role. He has also served as a member of two public commissions on tax reform. Wærness received a B.A. in economics and comparative politics and an M.A. in economics from the University of Bergen in Norway.
8:00 am — Breakfast
8:30 am — Presentation