Consulate General Houston - News & Events

Mr. Charles McConnell, Executive Director of the Energy and Environment Initiative at Rice University and former Assistant Secretary of Energy at the US Department of Energy held a very insightful and engaging presentation on what energy and environmental policies may look like under the new Trump administration, at the Lunch’n Learn hosted at Norway House last week. Read more

This summer the consulate welcomed a new Consul to Houston, Ingunn Martinsen Oudia. Read more

This Lunch’n Learn will feature Dr. Scott W. Tinker as speaker.

This Lunch’n Learn will feature Dr. Scott W. Tinker as speaker. Dr. Tinker is director of the 250-person Bureau of Economic Geology, the State Geologist of Texas, and a professor holding the Allday Endowed Chair in the Jackson School of Geosciences at the University of Texas at Austin. This presentation is called “The U.S. Shale Scene and Global Implications” and Dr. Tinker will talk about how... Read more

The importance of innovation and new technology in our current low oil price environment was on the topic for Ms. Hege Kverneland’s Lunch’n Learn presentation at Norway House, Wednesday May 25. In her presentation, Ms. Kverneland emphasized the importance of using innovation and new technology short term to reduce cost as well as longer term for smarter and more sustainable solutions. Read more

The Children's Parade at the Norwegian Seamen's Church in Houston with the Consul General, Morten Paulsen, in front

On May 17, Norway celebrated its 202nd Constitution Day. In Houston, the traditional celebration at the Norwegian Seamen’s Church was held on Sunday, May 15, whereas Consul General Morten Paulsen hosted a reception at his residence the evening of May 17. Read more

The audience got a glimps of how our energy situation of the next quarter of this century may look like during Mr. Kenneth Golden’s Lunch'n Learn presentation at Norway House, Thursday April 21. Read more

Erik Tandberg presenting at the Lunch'n Learn at Norway House

Erik Tandberg, sometimes recognized as Norway's grand old man of space, visited Houston and other NASA locations last week traveling with a delegation of Norwegian space enthusiasts. The visit included a VIP tour at NASA's Johnson Space Center and a Lunch'n Learn at Norway House, where Tandberg held a fascinating presentation about the history of space flight, as well as some perspectives on th... Read more

Concerto – A Beethoven Journey  is an extraordinary new film following Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes as he travels on a four year journey to perform and record the five Beethoven Concertos, whilst exploring Ludwig Beethoven’s life as revealed by these masterpieces. Filmed over four years, we get to experience Leif Ove’s biggest performances as part of his ‘Beethoven Journey’ with the New Read more

This Lunch`n Learn will feature Erik Tandberg, a consultant at The Norwegian Space Centre in Oslo, as speaker. Erik Tandberg will talk about how the space age started in 1957, what happened when Jurij Gagarin became the first human in space in 1961 and how The United States won the space race by sending Apollo 11 to the Moon in 1969. He will review in broad terms what is going on in manned... Read more

Photo: Mr. Jon Gunnar Pedersen, Partner, of Arctic Securities presenting at the 6th

On March 2, 2016, the Norwegian Consulate General in Houston hosted the 6th Norwegian Finance Day in close collaboration with Export Credit Norway, GIEK and DNB. Read more

The Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Mr. Tord Lien, spoke at the Lunch’n Learn event hosted at Norway House on Monday, February 22. Read more

Earlier this year, the International Energy Agency (IEA) established a global dialogue (GOTIA) to encourage the development of advanced technology and the regulatory drivers that allow for its efficient use. Read more

Marianne Kah, Chief Economist at ConocoPhillips, presenting at the 5th Norwegian Finance Day in Houston 2015.

On March 2, 2016, the Royal Norwegian Consulate in Houston, in close cooperation with Export Credit Norway, GIEK and DNB, as well as partners INTSOK, Innovation Norway and NACC, is hosting the 6th Norwegian Finance Day at the Norris Conference Center in Houston. Read more

Photo: Hamza El Maabdi.

On May 14, the Royal Norwegian Consulate General in cooperation with NACC, Innovation Norway, and INTSOK, staged yet another succesful "Lunch'n Learn" event at Norway House. Read more

How can the world meet the escalating need and demand for energy, while at the same time producing less CO2 and take care of the environment with cleaner solutions? This was the topic of Charles D. McConnell presentation at the Lunch’n Learn, hosted at Norway House on Thursday January 28. Read more

Consul Dag Steinsvik and Mr. Michael E. Moore after the award ceremony.

“When working to reduce CO2 emissions from energy production, the primary pressure to date has been on coal. Going forward, I believe there will be increased pressure on all other fossil fuels”, Mr. Michael E. Moore said in his presentation at a Lunch’s Learn event at Norway House just before Christmas. Mr. Moore was recently appointed Officer of the Royal Norwegian Order of Merit by His Majest... Read more

Pumps & Pipes is a multi-disciplinary association founded on core essentials such as education, communication and collaboration, focusing on innovation through transfer of knowledge across the energy, medicine and aerospace industries. Read more

Last weekend, more than two thousand Norwegians and Americans attended the Annual Christmas Bazar at The Norwegian Seamen’s Church in Houston. The smell of freshly baked Christmas treats reached way outside the church building tempting the more than 100 people queuing outside the church on Friday morning, waiting for the doors to open. Read more

“When looking at the Norwegian 200 NOK note, you can learn a lot about our scientific history related to space. Kristian Birkeland used a Terrella, a model earth, to simulate the northern lights. Read more

The Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI) and University of Texas (UT) at Austin have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). With this, a valuable framework for cooperation in joint investigations, international projects, scientific exchanges and training of personnel concerning the field of offshore geotechnical engineering, on subjects of mutual interest has been established. Read more