IP Week 2021 Conference Programme

Climate emergency and the pandemic aftershock – opportunities out of the crisis?
Tuesday 23 February 2021
Welcome from the Energy Institute
  • Steve Holliday FREng FEI, President, Energy Institute and Former Chief Executive, National Grid
Welcome from the Chair
  • Chair: Louise Kingham OBE FEI, Chief Executive, Energy Institute
The climate action story: progress and outlook
• Addressing the gaps between countries’ pledges and climate science, to avoid climate change disaster
• Conceptualising the Paris Agreement long-term temperature goal in the run up to COP26: are we still on track?
• Aligning SDGs in green recovery planning: how will companies help meet the goals?
  • James Grabert, Director Mitigation, Acting Director Communication and Engagement, UNFCCC
  • Professor Corinne Le Quéré FRS CBE, Royal Society Research Professor of Climate Change Science, University of East Anglia, former Director, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research
  • Moderator: Joan MacNaughton CB HonFEI,
The governments’ response to the climate emergency: their actions and position
• Are governments treating the climate crisis with the same urgency as COVID-19? Don’t pandemics and the climate crisis go hand in hand?
• How are governments taking action to reduce their emissions?
• What policies and legislations have been implemented?
• How can government design policy and regulatory framework help to build a better, greener future?
• How can collaboration help to tackle the impact of climate change?
• COP26 dialogue: rising to meet the ambition set out in the Paris Agreement on climate change
  • Indrani Kaushal, Economic Advisor, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, India
  • Adam Sieminski, President, KAPSARC
  • Dr Angela Wilkinson, Secretary General, World Energy Council
  • Carolina Urmeneta, Civil engineer, Ministry of Environment, Chile
  • Nigel Topping, High Level Climate Action Champion, UNFCCC COP26
  • Dr. Ayed AL- Qahtani, Director of Research Division, OPEC
  • Qi Wang, Minister Counsellor, Chinese Embassy in the UK
  • Moderator: Joan MacNaughton CB HonFEI,
Driving a profitable transition to a broad energy company
  • Patrick Pouyanné, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Total
  • Moderator: Steve Holliday FREng FEI, President, Energy Institute and Former Chief Executive, National Grid
Lessons learnt from a crisis: what can the pandemic teach the sector about managing climate risk in order to ‘build back better’?
• Reputational risks and opportunities in managing the impact of COVID-19 and climate change
• Where should the focus be placed to accelerate the journey to net zero?
• Strategies for the ‘new normal’: how will we adapt as the pandemic and market evolves?
• Has the pandemic recalibrated the sector’s risk radar?
• Will pandemic-related behaviour change increase momentum to deliver the energy transformation?
• Can COVID-19 spur a green recovery?
  • Jill Duggan, Executive Director, Europe, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)
  • Moderator: Steve Holliday FREng FEI, President, Energy Institute and Former Chief Executive, National Grid
Investing in times of uncertainty and adapting portfolios for transformation
• How has COVID-19 affected investments? What lessons can be learnt?
• What new business models are emerging?
• Who will pay for the energy transition: will shareholders accept reduced or suspended dividends as their companies make the significant investments? Will customers be willing to pay higher prices at the pump or in the household?
• How can shareholders support oil and gas companies to contribute to the goal of the Paris Climate Agreement to limit global warming? Is divesting the answer?
• What expectation will shareholders have on returns in the new world for oil, gas, and low carbon investments?
• Accessing capital to enhance climate resilience
• Are strategies to price ‘climate risk’ in investments financially responsible or are they unfair to fossil fuel companies?
  • Moderator: Carina Radford FEI, Partner, White & Case
  • Mark Gyetvay, CFO and Deputy Chairman of the Management Board, NOVATEK
  • Martijn Rats, Head of European Oil & Gas Research, Morgan Stanley
  • Dr Stephen Barrie, Deputy Director of Ethics and Engagement, Church of England Pensions Board
Energy asset monetization – releasing value to fund the energy transition
• Exploring the role asset monetization is playing in the energy transition
• Recent trends/approaches in asset monetization
• Identifying potential assets to monetize
• Key issues and risks for the seller
• Key issues and risks for the investor
  • Michael Watson, Partner, White & Case
  • Mark Clark, Partner, White & Case
  • Moderator: Louise Kingham OBE FEI, Chief Executive, Energy Institute
Unlocking value in the alternative energy chain
• Deciding which parts of the alternative energy value chain to invest in
• Assessing the risk and success factors of alternative energy investments
• Choosing the right fit for your competencies and investor base
  • Andy Brogan, Global Oil & Gas Sector Leader, EY
  • Moderator: Louise Kingham OBE FEI, Chief Executive, Energy Institute
The geopolitics of energy transformation
Tuesday 23 February 2021
Drivers of geopolitics and their shifting axis/influence
• Demand profiles: the influence of geopolitics on market operations and trade
• What does the energy transition mean for the global oil price? Is a global carbon tax now more likely?
• The great plunge of supply in oil prices: the causes, consequences, and response
• Will the economic crisis mean that fossil fuel prices and demand will rapidly rebound?
• Will oil demand ever return back to pre-COVID levels?
• Will the industry continue business as usual once the global economy recovers?
• Will fossil fuels be excluded from the post-COVID economic stimulus packages?
• Will clean energies overtake oil growth?
  • Chair: Dr Carole Nakhle, Chief Executive Officer, Crystol Energy
  • Keisuke Sadamori, Director, International Energy Agency (IEA)
When will the oil markets bounce back?
• What have previous economic crisis taught us?
• The 2020 oil price slump: how does it compare with previous events?
• The effects of the falling oil price and the economic impacts
• Just how low can oil prices go and who has been hit the hardest?
• Saudi, USA and Russia price war issues
  • Giovanni Serio, Global Head of Research, Vitol
  • Dr Leila Benali, Chief Economist, Head of Strategy, Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (APICORP)
  • Meghan O'Sullivan, Kirkpatrick Professor of the Practice of International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School
  • Alex Booth, Head of Research, KPLER
  • Helima Croft, Managing Director, RBC Capital Markets
What a Biden administration means for US energy policy
  • Professor Jason Bordoff, Professor of Professional Practice, International and Public Affairs and Founding Director, Global Energy Policy, Columbia University SIPA
Topic to be announced
  • Rt Hon Professor Charles Hendry CBE HonFEI,
Reinventing the energy industry in response to climate change and COVID-19
Wednesday 24 February 2021
Welcome from the chair
  • Steve Holliday FREng FEI, President, Energy Institute and Former Chief Executive National Grid
Reinventing energy - realising the opportunity
• Reinventing BP one year on: progress one year on from launching BP’s new strategy
• The role of companies like BP in the energy transition
• Transformation challenges that the industry faces in light of climate change and COVID-19
• What do transitioning companies need to be successful?
• Reminding investors, policy makers, and the wider industry what support transitioning companies like ours need
  • Bernard Looney CEng FREng FEI, CEO, BP
Race to zero – the global campaign to achieve net zero emissions
• The impact of COVID-19 on our ‘decade of delivery’ - will the pandemic and associated demand slump have any long-term impact on oil and gas companies’ strategies?
• How are organisational leaders approaching risk assessments, building resilience and managing the impact of COVID-19 and climate change?
• Taking stock of our progress and commitment to tackle climate change - What lessons can we learn from 2020 to support a sustainable recovery?
• How are companies integrating climate in their investment strategies?
• The power of partnerships: why businesses are better together in adding new value/skills/capability
• Business and society: how to build and maintain industry’s social license to operate
• The return of regionalisation or deglobalisation?
• Can delayed reform by industry, government or consumers still happen at a lower price?
• The impact of COVID-19 on national strategies towards supply chain security
• Impacts to travel demand and behaviours
  • Anders Opedal, President and CEO, Equinor
  • Nick Walker, CEO, Lundin Energy
  • Mathios Rigas, Chief Executive Officer, Energean
  • Fatema Al Nuaimi, Chief Executive Officer, ADNOC LNG
  • Susan Morrice, Co-founder and Chairperson, Belize Natural Energy
Topic title to be announced
  • Moderator: Aleida Rios CEng FEI, Senior Vice President of Engineering, BP
  • Mohammed Al-Qahtani, Senior Vice President, Downstream, Aramco
How to navigate the transition to low carbon
  • Moderator: Aleida Rios CEng FEI, Senior Vice President of Engineering, BP
  • Wael Sawan, Upstream Director, Shell
Delivering a low carbon and resilient portfolio
  • Moderator: Aleida Rios CEng FEI, Senior Vice President of Engineering, BP
  • Dr Guido Brusco, Director Upstream, Eni
Topic to be announced
  • Christer Tryggestad, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company
Pathways for accelerating the low carbon transition
Wednesday 24 February 2021
Welcome from the Chair
  • Chair: Juliet Davenport OBE HonFEI, CEO & Founder, Good Energy
Disruptive technologies that are revolutionising businesses to drive the acceleration
• Bringing opportunities to light - what are companies doing now in these areas that are successful, profitable, and growing?
• High-resolution satellite and airborne data, analytics, and information delivery platforms for greenhouse gas emissions
• What is ‘carbon neutrality’ and how can we achieve it by 2050?
• Industry action to reduce methane emissions and recommendations to policymakers
• Addressing the data, measurement, and uncertainty behind low carbon technologies
• The role of natural gas in the transition to clean energy
• A practical look at what policymakers could do to commercially scale up:
- Hydrogen
- Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage (CCUS)
- Renewables
- Waste to energy
- Biofuels
- Green natural gas
  • Gauri Singh, Deputy Director-General, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
  • Gabrielle Gauthey, Senior VP, Carbon Neutrality Businesses, Total Carbon Neutrality Businesses
  • Rebecca Heaton, Head of Sustainability and Policy, Drax Group
  • Claire O’Neill, Manging Director, Climate and Energy, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
  • Stephane Germain, CEO, GHGSAT
  • Dr Nikolas Meitanis, Advisor, Office of the CEO, Masdar
Europe’s methane moment
• How customer and investor pressure are changing the game on methane
• Monitoring breakthroughs and a new era for transparency and accountability
• Europe’s unique opportunity to accelerate methane action from supplier countries
• How industry can make methane win #1 in the energy transition
  • Clare Harris, Executive Vice President, Integrated Gas Ventures Development, Shell
  • Mark Brownstein, Senior Vice President, Energy, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)
Unlocking the benefits of digitalisation
• The impact COVID-19 has played out to impact imperative in the energy industry
• Addressing the energy transition holistically
• Importance of co-creation and ecosystems
• What leaders should be focused on as they guide organisations through transformational change
• Attracting a diverse, new generation workforce
  • Manish Chawla, Global Managing Director, Energy, Resources, Manufacturing, IBM
Innovation for the energy transition: challenges and opportunities for research, innovation, and development
  • Dr Vijay Swarup, Vice President, Research and Development, ExxonMobil
Making disruptive technologies real: Eni’s initiatives on CCUS
  • Salvatore Giammetti, Head of CCUS, Natural Resources, Eni
Innovative solutions for quality assurance and source integrity of renewable biofuels
• The drive for “second generation” and “advanced biofuels” derived from waste as a clean and low carbon alternative
• Europe’s Renewable Energy Directive (RED) and the adoption of a wider range of biofuels
• How rapid, field-based fuel quality testing and real time data helps verify sources and improve supply integrity for new biofuels
  • Jeff Conroy, Chief Technology Officer, Authentix
The future of work:
• Skills
• People
• Diversity and inclusion
• Adapting to remote working: has the pandemic shaken up our ‘normal’ working habits?
• The impact of COVID-19: industry response in tackling mental health and wellbeing
• Insights into EI’s Generation 2050 initiative
  • Kerry Dryburgh, EVP People & Culture, BP
  • Professor Simon O'Leary CEng FEI, Research Centre Director, Regent’s University London
  • Reem Al-Ghanim, Head of HR & Support Services, Chemicals Business, Saudi Aramco
  • Katie Mehnert, CEO and Founder, Ally (formerly Pink Petro)
  • Sinead Obeng AMEI, Chair, EI Young Professionals Council
  • Chris Mahaffey, Vice President of Strategy, Petrocare Marine Consultants
ESG – unleashing value for people, planet and profit
• Exploring how companies can embrace ESG as a strategic business imperative and create long term value
• How to position your company to attract investments and a license to operate
• Opportunities to enhance performance and how to differentiate yourself from competitors
• Building trust through transparency
• Communicating to shareholders and stakeholder how you are delivering and protecting long term value
• Creating long term value
  • Ben Taylor, Partner, EY
Delivering the energy transition: from promise to action
  • Matt Haddon, Global Lead, Low Carbon Economy Transition, ERM
Exploring the transport industry’s journey to net zero
Wednesday 24 February 2021
Welcome from the Chair
  • Professor Rob Gross, Director, UK Energy Research Centre
Exploring the transport industry’s journey to net zero
• Road, aviation, rail and shipping: how are they going to achieve net zero?
• What is the cost versus return on investments for net zero?
• The new normal: examining how transport demand has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent widespread rise of working from home
• Identifying business travel behaviours: how are these adapting and changing?
• Bunkering trends post IMO 2020
• Will jet fuel demand ever recover?
  • Mariam AlQubaisi, Head of Sustainability and Business Excellence, Etihad Aviation Group
  • Bo Cerup-Simonsen, Head of Project, Mærsk McKinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping and Executive Technical Advisor, A.P. Møller - Mærsk
  • Daniel Bongardt, Programme Director, Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
  • Chris Midgley, Global Director of Analytics, S&P Global Platts
Asia’s pathway to a low carbon future
Thursday 25 February 2021
Topic to be announced
  • Chair: Peter Godfrey FEI, Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Energy Institute
Technology metals champion to exploit the radical shift to electric vehicles, renewable energy, and energy storage
  • Dr Lei Wang FEI, Chairman, WP Resources
How will COVID-19 reshape Asia’s energy future?
• How has ASEAN’s clean energy transition plan been affected by the COVID-19 crisis?
• The importance of affordable and accessible energy
• Where can the region be more effective in working together to promote, develop, and implement moves towards sustainability
• The impact of renewable energy: a look at the growth of wind, solar, geothermal, hydro, and hydrogen energies
• How will Asia’s upstream oil and gas emerge from the crisis?
• Resilience of local, regional, and integrational supply chains in a post-COVID world
• Delivering energy access across Asia
• Advancing a new social contract in the post-COVID-19 era
  • Dr Zhen Wang, President, CNOOC Energy Economics Institute
  • Joseph McMonigle, Secretary General, International Energy Forum (IEF)
  • Dany Qian, Global VP, Jinko Solar
Asia’s future energy: regional dynamics
• The role of China’s strategic petroleum reserve
• Will energy demand ever be the same after the COVID-19?
• The evolving energy landscape in India: what does its outlook look like?
• The potential for CCUS in Asia
• Electric vehicles penetration of China: will it be slowed by a lower oil price?
  • Dr Kazutomo IRIE, President, Asia Pacific Energy Research Centre
  • Moderator: Tim Rockell FEI, Managing Director, Energy Strat Asia Pte
A perspective on regional cooperation for sustainable energy in Asia
• How to strengthen energy governance in Asia?
  • Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, Under Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)
LNG recovery in Asia
• Factors changing demand
• Will LNG shipping costs change in the post COVID-19 era?
• What does the future hold for LNG across Asia?
• Japan
• South Korea
• India
• Indonesia
• The Philippines
• Thailand
• Vietnam
• Bangladesh
• Malaysia
• China’s gas expansion & SINO-US energy trade agreement
  • Yu Jiao, Vice President, SINOPEC Economics and Technology Research Institute
  • Andrew Walker, VP Strategy and Communication, Cheniere
  • Tze San Koh, President, China Gas Marketing, ExxonMobil
  • Siho Ryu, Principal Researcher, KOGAS
  • Hitoshi Nishizawa, Executive Officer, Senior Operating Officer, Optimization Dept, JERA
  • Shamsairi Ibrahim, VP of LNG Marketing & Trading, PETRONAS
A dialogue on energy investment in emerging economies
• Bond financing for renewable energy
• The transition framework and its move towards a low-carbon economy
• Blended finance – is it the key to financing clean energy in Asia?
• The importance of maintaining an open dialogue between the emerging economies in Asia
  • Jessica Robinson, Founder and Managing Director, Moxie Future
Sub-Saharan Africa’s sustainable growth and development: roadmap and progress towards low carbon
Thursday 25 February 2021
Sub-Saharan Africa’s energy transformation: pandemic response and recovery
• Responding to the COVID-19 crisis and developing new business models
• Discussing the continent’s immediate needs and roadmap to recovery
• The role of the energy transition in a post pandemic recovery
• How can Sub-Saharan Africa respond to the oil and gas downturn?
• The role of the energy transition in a post pandemic recovery
• How can Sub-Saharan Africa respond to the oil and gas downturn?
• What might happen if Sub-Saharan Africa reserves become stranded assets?
• The role of regional collaboration
  • Chair: William Pollen, Director & CEO, Invest In Africa
  • Megan Euston-Brown, Director, Sustainable Energy Africa
  • Dr Ivan D Ivanov, Team Lead, Occupational and Workplace Health, Environment, Climate Change and Health Department, Division of Healthier Populations, World Health Organization (WHO)
  • Kondjeni Ntinda, Projects Officer – Centre for Oil and Gas, Namibia Energy Institute
  • Keshia Senwelo Keipeile, Principal Energy Officer-Modelling and Statistics, Department of Energy Botswana and Secretary, The Botswana National Committee
  • Heine Melkevik, Vice President Ideation Midstream, Equinor ASA
Policy and regulation: scenarios and implications for sustainable development
• Reforming the market’s rigid structures: what is required to reform policy that balances the three pillars of the energy trilemma:
- Economic development
- Energy security
- Environmental stability
• Energy transition: what will this tangibly mean for Africa?
• Mapping energy policies to the energy transition
  • Carlos Lopes, Professor, Mandela School of Public Governance, University of Cape Town
The investment case for energy penetration and sustainability in Sub-Saharan Africa
• Outlining the significant investment to transform Sub-Saharan Africa’s energy system
• Unlocking revenue for renewable energy
• Energy finance in Sub-Saharan Africa: a regional perspective on what is needed
• The role in driving FIDs across Sub- Saharan Africa
  • Barbara Tsangueu, Reservoir Performance Division Geounit Manager, Angola, Central and East Africa, Schlumberger
Addressing Sub-Saharan Africa’s energy dilemma
• Reshaping geopolitics in the context of its energy transformation
• How can we ensure increased access to energy?
• Does Sub-Saharan Africa need gas to complement renewable energy for powering its electricity sector?
• Evolving approaches to local content to operate in an economy, such as employment, industrial
and technological development
• Optimising resource development: advancing science and technology in developing oil and gas reserves
  • Dr Amy Jadesimi, Managing Director, LADOL
Prospects and opportunities for natural gas in the region
• Addressing the fundamental gas to power dilemma
• What are the main challenges and opportunities for future gas exploration in Sub-Saharan Africa?
• Analysing regional gas markets:
- Insights into key drivers and uncertainties for the medium and long term
- Regional demand outlook
- Regional production outlook
• Could gas still play in increasing role in meeting Sub-Saharan Africa’s demand for power?
• Prospect for LNG including pipelines and imports
• Prospects for gas fired power generation using domestic gas reserves
• Recommendations for monetising gas reserves
  • Colette Hirstius, Vice President, Shell Upstream Exploration
  • Anthony Attah, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Nigeria LNG
  • Katherine Roe, Chief Executive Officer, Wentworth Resources
  • Tracy Lothian, SVP Rovuma LNG Marketing, ExxonMobil
The methane guiding principles: methane detection and measurement: opportunities and learnings
Thursday 25 February 2021
Welcome from the chair
  • Tim Gould, Head of Division, Energy Supply and Investment Outlooks, Directorate of Sustainability, Technology and Outlooks, International Energy Agency (IEA)
Welcome from Methane Guiding Principles (MGP)
Speakers to be announced
Methane emissions: pros & cons of an “easy topic” against natural gas future
Midstream as a key for solving the challenge:
• Management and reduction of methane emissions in the gas midstream segment a: transmission network, LNG regasification terminals and underground gas storages. The 3 pillars of Enagás strategy: 1.) Implementation of best available techniques and energy efficiency measures; 2.) R&D efforts including collaboration with academia and 3.) involvement on the development of new technologies to detect and quantify methane emissions.
• Facts & Figures: where we “really” are, managing “uncertainties”
  • Claudio Rodríguez Suárez, Gas Assets General Manager, Enagas
Operational experiences with OGI technology
  • Wegar Bjerkeli Pedersen, Lead Shutdown and Start-up Turnaround 2020, Equinor
Topic to be announced
  • Jim Herbertson, Technical Director, Climate and Energy, IPIECA
Topic to be announced
  • Sonia Van Ballaert, Global Client Director, IBM
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