Amund Vik

Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, Norway

State Secretary

Amund Vik (b. 1983) was appointed State Secretary in the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy on 14 October 2021. Mr. Vik has worked for the Norwegian Labor Party since 2010, first as a political adviser in the parliamentary group and then as head of the political department in the party organization. Prior to this, he worked as a consultant in Nordic Energy Research. Amund Vik has a BA in Political Science and Economics from NTNU and an MSc in Political Science from the University of Oslo.

Sessions With Amund Vik

Monday, 6 March

  • 07:30pm - 09:00pm (CST) / 07/mar/2023 01:30 am - 07/mar/2023 03:00 am

    New Waves in the North Sea

    The mature North Sea oil and gas province continues to deliver; and its role as a critical supplier of hydrocarbons to continental Europe came into sharp focus during 2022. An active licensing and M&A scene has enabled companies to position themselves for the future; to sustain current production levels, and to access key acreage and infrastructure for future carbon capture and renewable power operations. Experts discuss key questions regarding the energy future for the North Sea: What will be the impact of recent tax changes on the investment landscape? Will commercial models for low-carbon activities deliver the desired returns? How might decommissioning and infrastructure aging challenge progress?

Wednesday, 8 March

  • 03:15pm - 03:55pm (CST) / 08/mar/2023 09:15 pm - 08/mar/2023 09:55 pm

    Spotlight | Ministerial Plenary 2

    Geopolitics/Policy/Regulatory
    The world has not faced a more daunting stress test than the energy transition to net zero while securing the energy supplies needed to sustain a global economy. Hydrocarbons pervade every aspect of life, from fuels and plastic to food and pharmaceuticals. How quickly can global demand shift? How will energy investment and supply meet these challenges? Will industrial sectors that hold critical technical knowledge and operational capacity be accepted as partners? What will be the social impacts? Energy ministers stand at the center of guiding and implementing this quest for security and transition along a path to net zero.