Eirik Wærness and Jarand Rystad

Eirik Wærness, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist in Statoil, has a broad experience from government, academics and the private sector. He has specialist competence in energy and petroleum economics, macroeconomics, tax analysis, corporate strategy, scenario analysis, investment analysis and performance management. His experience includes different positions in the Norwegian Ministry of Finance, Total E&P Norway, Pöyry Management Consulting, in addition to Statoil. In the period 2010-2013 he served as member of the Executive Board of the Central Bank of Norway. From 2014 he is a member of World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on the Future of Oil & Gas.

Jarand Rystad founded Rystad Energy in 2004 and is managing the firm. Jarand has extensive experience in oil and gas strategy advisory work from McKinsey and Rystad Energy. He has led a number of strategy projects for international oil and gas companies and oilfield service companies. He has also worked with governments and international organizations on topics related to the global energy agenda, and he is advising investors on deal screening, transactions and portfolio management. He is among the most citied petroleum analysts in the industry and been the key note speaker on numerous international conferences. His areas of expertise include E&P strategy, asset and company transactions, macro analysis and oil service industry analysis.