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The 28th International Petroleum Tax Conference

OSLO, Grand Hotel, Oslo, Norway , 31.10.2017 - 01.11.2017

The organising committee are pleased to present the programme for the 2017 International Petroleum Tax conference. We extend a warm welcome to delegates attending for the first time and appreciate the continuing support of those returning to the conference again this year.


The 2017 conference will be the 28th since the inaugural event back in 1990. Since then the reputation of this conference has grown both domestically and, increasingly, overseas. The Oslo conference is now the leading such event in the Industry in terms of delegate numbers, quality and prestige of the presenters and breadth of the institutions/organisations they represent. This is only possible through the continuing support of the delegates, many of whom return faithfully each year; the organising committee is particularly grateful for this sustained commitment. 

We live in a world of constant change and this year’s conference reflects that. The upstream oil & gas industry is preparing for a commodity price environment that has moved from ‘lower for longer’ to ‘lower for ever’, with a re-set of the cost base that allows investments to be viable when prices are within, and even below, the $40-50 range.

It is inevitable that world demand for oil will peak due to an increase in environmental pressures and the introduction of legislation to phase out vehicles which only run on fossil fuels. Estimates of when this peak will occur are being carried out. On the principle that ‘the stone age did not end because we ran out of stone’, predictions of the industry’s demise are now getting the attention of board room strategists. Tax policy is also in the headlines with the completion of the last of the 15 G20-sponsored projects designed to curb tax Base Erosion & Profit Shifting (BEPS). Discussion has moved on to the practicalities of implementation.

The OECD’s new multilateral instrument, now signed by over 70 countries, will update an existing network of around 1,100 bilateral tax treaties to implement the treaty-based recommendations of BEPS, including measures to prevent treaty abuse, changes to the definition of permanent establishment, changes to residence tie-breakers, mutual agreement procedures and mandatory binding arbitration. And the practical aspects of the tax transparency debate, including both inter-governmental exchange of information and public disclosure aspects, continues to fascinate tax officials and practitioners around the world. All of these issues will be addressed at the conference in presentations, panel discussions and networking opportunities.

Please find the programme on the above link for more information on speakers and topics. 


Practical information:


Grand Hotel Oslo
Karl Johansgate 31
0159 Oslo

Norwegian Petroleum Society (NPF), Lilleakerveien 2A, 0283 Oslo

Conference fee:
NPF personal members NOK 11,900 plus 25% VAT
Non-npf-members  NOK 13,400 plus 25 % VAT

Payment can be done upon registration by credit card (Master Card/Visa) on our website. If you do not want to pay with creditcard, you can ask the project manager to send you an invoice from Norwegian Petroleum Society (NPF).

The fee includes:
- Conference papers
- Coffee/tea
- Lunches
- Conference Dinner

Cancellations must be received in writing by 17th October 2017, and will be subject to a cancellation fee NOK 2,000 plus 25% VAT unless a substitute delegate is offered. After this date, the full registration fee will apply, however, substitutions will still be accepted. Substitutions for registered delegates may be made at any time, but we would appreciate prior notification.In case of cancellation of the conference by the Norwegian Petroleum Society, (NPF), the participant will be refunded the conference fee and/or the exhibition fee. Other expenses the participants may have are not refunded, and is not the responsibility of NPF.

Conference paper:
Presentations from the conference will be available on Internet after end of conference. Delegates will be informed when available by e-mail.

Programme changes:
It is sometimes necessary to change timing of the programme. The conference organiser will not be liable for any such unavoidable changes.

We have pre-booked a number of rooms at Grand Hotel. If you need a room please contact the hotel directly by 17th October. Please note that accommodation is not included in the conference fee.

Grand Hotel: Single room: NOK 1.695,- inc VAT and Breakfast.

Tel: +47 23 21 20 00. Email: grand@grand.no.
Important: Use bookingcode BNOR301017 with your reservation.

For more information please contact:
Project Manager Irene O. Snellingen 


Conference exhibitor and sponsor:



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0283 Oslo
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4093 Stavanger

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