Visitor information

Welcome to ONS 2022: 29 August- 1 September!

Every other year we welcome thousands of exhibitors, delegates and people interested in the energy industry to Stavanger. We have two main locations, the ONS Venue at Stavanger Forum and ONS+, the debate and social arena downtown.  This page will be updated continuously as we are getting closer to the main event.

Opening hours ONS venue

Monday 29 August:09.30 – 17.30
Tuesday 30 August:09.30 – 17.30
Wednesday 31 August:09.30 – 17.30
Thursday 1 September:09.30 – 15.00

Opening Hours ONS+

Monday 29 August:17.00 – midnight
Tuesday 30 August:17.00 – midnight
Wednesday 31 August:17.00 – midnight

PDF programmes


ONS Venue:
Exhibition and Conference
Stavanger Forum
Gunnar Warebergsgate 13
4021 Stavanger

ONS Office
Haakon VIIsgate no 8,
4005 Stavanger
11th floor

Postal address
Offshore Northern Seas Foundation
P O Box 188
NO – 4001 Stavanger, Norway

How to get around and connect with visitors at ONS 2022

ONS Meeting Zones - No need to travel off-site for meetings.

In Hall 2 and 5 there will be designated meeting zones, plan for a meeting on-site or take Teams meeting in one of the quieter zones. Here you will find working stations, so just bring your device, and there will be power outlets and network cables available.

In both halls, you will find ONS Deli, if you should need refreshments, coffee, or a meal for your meeting.

No booking first come-first served principle.


Shuttle buses, local bus routes and taxis take you to and from the ONS venue

Shuttle buses – free of charge
Shuttle buses run between the hotels and the ONS venue frequently. 

Timetable transport 

Local bus routes – travel for free
Many of the green “Kolumbus” buses in Stavanger go past the ONS Venue and stop at ONS+ in Stavanger harbour.

Everyone that has purchased a ticket for ONS and has registered their phone number will receive a text message from Kolumbus, giving you access to travel for free on all green local buses. Messages will be sent out starting Monday morning – 29 August.

The regular airport bus will drop off passengers outside Hall 9.

Passengers for the airport will be picked up from the bus stop on the main road, Madlaveien.

The taxi rank is outside Halls 2 and 10.

Stavanger Taxi         +47 51 90 90 90
Sandnes Taxi            +47 07000
Norgestaxi Stavanger +47 08000

Timetables - free shuttle buses


A good night’s sleep is essential if you’ve got busy days at ONS ahead.

ONS reserves a number of hotel rooms that our guests can book through us. These are offered when you buy tickets for the exhibiton or the conference here at the website. (On a first come-first served basis, until we are sold out).

Exhibitors receive separate information about accommodation and can book hotel rooms when logged on to Exhibitor’s Space.

Exhibitor service

Practical information for exhibitors:
HSE, rigging times, stand application etc.

+47 51 59 81 60

Welcome to Stavanger

The Stavanger region is Norway’s third largest conurbation with a population of about 470 000 inhabitants. The city itself has a population of 132 000.

The Greater Stavanger region hosts a versatile and dynamic business community known for its innovation and high levels of wealth generation. An international focus combined with active business networking all contribute towards the region’s economic growth and future prosperity.


During the 1960s, exploration drilling for oil in the North Sea changed Stavanger dramatically. The city is located close to the North Sea and its excellent harbour, combined with airline connections, made it well-placed to take advantage of the increase in activity.

Following the rise during the mid 1970s of oil and gas exploration and production as Stavanger’s most important industrial sector, the business and cultural climate altered considerably.

Equinor is the largest oil company in the Stavanger region and has its corporate headquarters located in Forus, a suburb lying between the neighbouring cities of Sandnes and Stavanger

Norway’s most productive region

Stavanger is well known for its large oil and gas sector, as well as a hub for many energy companies.

The Stavanger region has for years been Norway’s most successful economic region. Business enterprises are characterised not only by rapid growth but also by their greater profitability.

Stavanger’s success in the competitive global market place is perhaps its most distinguishing attribute. The business community has a well-honed sensitivity to global economic fluctuations and has proven to be highly adaptable.

Come early. Extend your stay.

Can you be this close to one of Norway’s most spectacular tourist attractions – and not see it? Have a look at some of the activities in the Stavanger region that you can combine with your visit to ONS. The Pulpit Rock, a massive cliff 605 metres/ 1982 feet above one of our fjords- Lysefjorden. This is the most famous attraction in the Stavanger Region. The Stavanger region offers numerous activities you can combine with your visit to ONS. Golfing, street art, hikes or guided tours in Stavanger and to our popular nature destinations. More information on activities can be found at Stavanger Region

BMW Art cars on the Pulpit Rock – ONS 2012

ONS will offer visitors an RT-PCR test at the venue.

The Covid-19 testing will be performed by NordicDx AS, a cooperating company of ONS.

NordicDx will be available for testing at the venue, Hall 2, all day Monday 29 August, until Thursday 1 September for participants returning to destinations requiring a negative PCR test before departure.

NordicDx offers RT-PCR Covid-19 test, including a “Fit-to-Fly” travel certificate in English sent to the participants’ e-mail within 4 hours.

You will find the link to Pre-booking for Covid testing here:

When booking in advance, the customer pays a non-refundable partial payment of NOK 250,-. The customer pays the remaining cost when the test is taken. Confirmation of the booking will be sent to your e-mail.


By pre-booking your test before 12 August 2022, you save NOK 250,-

  • Test pre-booked before 12. August 2022: NOK 1250,- (incl. partial payment)
  • Test pre-booked after 12. August 2022 or on-site booking: NOK 1500,- (incl. partial payment)

Traveling restrictions: These restrictions are under continuous revision and it is the customer’s strict responsibility to ensure that the selected test and time are according to your destination’s entering requirements.

NordicDx is located in Hall 2. Next to the main registration and Service office.

Human Dignity

The ONS Foundation cares about human dignity. The purchase of sex is a form of sexualized violence in that it exploits other people’s vulnerability. It is thus a criminal act under Norwegian Law, punishable with fines and/or imprisonment. We appeal to all our guest to refrain from the purchase of sex.