Agenda

IP Week 2019 Conference Programme

Session
Speakers
Time
Venue
Plenary conference: Defining the future for the oil and gas industry

Tuesday 26th February

The global energy market has undergone dramatic changes over the past few years and the rapid evolution of the energy system is creating new opportunities and challenges for business leaders, consumers and governments alike. The industry is at a crossroads, contemplating its future directions as it faces the dual challenges of delivering energy competitively and sustainably over the coming decades.
Opening keynote: The future journey for the oil and gas industry

Tuesday 26th February

09:15
Large-scale shifts in the global energy system have resulted in a move towards a somewhat cleaner energy future. Global demand for energy continues to expand as a result of population growth, rising living standards and increasing levels of urbanisation. It also comes at a time when some producing countries are still unclear of their future energy direction, whilst others are speeding ahead with large-scale energy investments. Moving forward, focus must be on the links between security of supply and security of demand to help understand what challenges and uncertainty lie ahead, as well as how best to navigate through them.
TBC
  • The current state of the oil and gas industry and its future path: where are we all heading?
  • Key trends and impacts that are ahead
  • Are the recent improvements in crude oil prices sustainable or will there be another imbalance?
  • The importance of energy efficiency and reducing carbon emissions
  • The thriving digital revolution - what will the industry look like in the future?
  • The economic implications on long-term market trends for oil supply and demand
  • Gas: the fuel of the future?
  • Bob Dudley FEI, Group CEO, BP
09:15
Inter Continental Park Lane
A global perspective on supply and demand for oil and gas

Tuesday 26th February

09:40
After several years of oversupply, the oil and gas industry could very well be moving headlong into a supply crunch. This may seem hard to imagine, given the ramping up of U.S. oil production and the burgeoning sense of optimism that is sweeping the sector. In general, the industry feels much healthier than it did 12 months ago: The price of oil has rebounded. The industry is thus recovering from the brutal last few years of weak prices, enforced capital discipline, portfolio realignments, and productivity efficiencies. At the same time, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has been flagging the possibility of a supply crunch since 2016. Oil companies will need to boost their production, and there is a risk that some may struggle to keep up. They also need to contend with the pace and scale of the transition to energy from non-fossil fuel sources. Facing these uncertainties, oil and gas companies must develop a resilient strategy to mitigate these risks.
The evolution of oil production
  • Outlook of global, regional and country forecasts
  • US production growth in shale and tight oil: As US shale oil displays strong growth and global project breakeven improve, will recovering oil demand be sufficient to absorb supply additions?
  • The increasing use of natural gas
  • Middle East, OPEC and Russia’s competitive advantage: is an increased market share sustainable?
  • The abundance of oil resources – how much and for how long?
  • Are recent improvements in crude prices sustainable or will the market swing into imbalance once again? The forecast of oil demand
  • The world’s growing population and outlook for global oil demand
  • Which countries and what type of oil production is most likely to increase demand growth?
  • Implications of the surge in gas and demand generation for the petrochemical sector
  • The mobility revolution: its impact on oil demand and how it might affect behaviours of oil producers
  • The changing dynamics of emerging economies, such as China and India
  • Dr Fatih Birol Hon FEI, Executive Director, IEA
09:40
Inter Continental Park Lane
The energy revolution

Tuesday 26th February

10:20
While global energy efficiency has increased, overall energy demand rises have resulted in unsustainable levels of environmental pollution. The future of energy must be clean and low carbon to ensure sustainable development as we embark on a new era of an energy consumption. With renewables being deployed at greater scale globally, oil production potentially reaching a peak, and electric cars and batteries becoming more commonly used, are we witnessing a global energy revolution? How all these developments play out will have seismic implications for the future of the oil and gas industry.
TBC
  • Where is oil heading? How long will oil continue to lead the global energy mix?
  • How will oil demand influence competition from other energy sources?
  • What role will electric battery vehicles play in the energy mix?
  • Will natural gas make strides towards becoming a dominant fuel of the future? Will there be a switchover between oil and gas in the future?
  • The prospect of peak oil demand: when and why will it peak?
  • The role of oil and gas industry in advancing the energy transition
  • The future of LNG
  • Andy Brown OBE FEI, Upstream Director, Shell
10:20
Inter Continental Park Lane
The march towards 2020 GHG emissions reduction: the challenges and opportunities

Tuesday 26th February

The Paris Agreement is a bold statement by the international community under the United Nations to transform the global economy to mitigate and adapt to the damaging impacts of climate change. If global warming is to be limited to between 1.5°C and 2°C by the end of the decade, global greenhouse gas emissions must peak before 2020 and then begin to rapidly decline to near-zero. Over the past three years, global CO2 emissions have levelled off, partly driven by the declining use of coal, but are we still on target?
TBC
  • The need for a long-term strategy to meet the climate challenge
  • Demonstrating the industry’s actions to decarbonise the energy system
  • The industry’s actions in halting emissions to below a 2°C rise, and its ambition to limit this increase to 1.5°C
  • What will be the implications if the emission peak doesn’t happen until 2030-2040?
  • Are individual countries on track to meet their GHG emissions reduction targets
10:45
Inter Continental Park Lane
The global shift in creating a more sustainable energy system

Tuesday 26th February

TBC
  • How will hydro energy look in the future?
  • The impact of digitalisation on the energy mix
  • Climate change and geopolitics – what is going to be the dominant fuel of the future?
  • What trends are emerging in the short, medium and long-term for the oil and gas industry?
  • What is the investment outlook for the global oil and gas industry?
  • The role of banks, institutional investors and regulators in combating climate change
  • The competitive advantage of natural gas over other fuels
11:45
Inter Continental Park Lane
Financing in a rapidly changing world: what do oil and gas companies need to do to attract investment?

Tuesday 26th February

In December 2017, the World Bank announced it would no longer finance upstream oil and gas activities after 2019 in order to align its support to countries in meeting their Paris Agreement targets, as well as to urge financial institutions to take note. The future of the global oil and natural gas industry will be impacted further if lending and investment in the fossil fuel sector continues to decline and competition with renewable energy for capital increases. With oil and gas projects historically having long lead times and requiring clear investment pathways, what sources of finance and investment will be available to the industry in the future?
TBC
  • Can IOCs start Final Investment Decisions (FIDs) on a range of major projects?
  • Rebalancing investment portfolios: understanding what financing structures are best for sustaining competitive advantage
  • The financing of mega projects
  • IPOs: who is eligible, what is needed, and what do they offer?
  • The role of private equities and understanding what sources of funding they can offer
  • Insight into financing options for refining and petrochemical projects
  • The rising risk of oil supply shortage and higher prices: how will they impact financing in the future?
  • What financial risks are there for smaller producers?
  • The impacts on LNG project financing
  • Oil majors and the move towards self-financing
12:25
Inter Continental Park Lane
Plenary conference: The digital revolution

Tuesday 26th February

For many oil and gas companies, technology is fundamental way to unlock future profitability. Advancement in technologies, the falling cost of digitalisation, and the ever-widening connectivity of devices provides real competition and opportunities for upstream oil and gas companies. To ensure the oil and gas industry continues to progress, operators must embrace new technology.
Understanding the digital revolution and what it means in an age of opportunities
  • The fundamental shift that technology has created in the way organisations engage, work and act
  • Examining the different ways in which we can disrupt and the implications for the sector
  • Which digital capabilities help improve performance and productivity?
  • How can combining smart sensors, machine learning, next-generation analytics and the internet of things? lead to industrial revolution?
14:20
Inter Continental Park Lane
Plenary conference: The geopolitics of oil and gas – what will energy security look like over the next decade?

Tuesday 26th February

Since the industrial revolution the geopolitics of energy has been a driving factor in global security and prosperity. Over the coming decades, global energy and geopolitical scenarios will continue to change, as those working in the energy sector continue to navigate the ever-evolving political landscape.
A new reality for US energy security?
America’s increase in oil and gas production has given the country some breathing space thanks to the shale revolution and opportunities in tight oil.
  • Is the US still on track to becoming a net exporter of oil within the next 10 years or less?
  • How will the shale oil boom alter the flexibility of US supply?
  • Changes in price and inventory dynamics
  • The new energy security paradigm
  • What recent developments and policies are contributing to improving energy security?
  • Will US oil and gas exporters extend their reach?
  • What further opportunities are there for tight oil and shale gas?
  • Trends and developments in US oil and gas fields
15:55
EU imports more than half of all the energy it consumes. Its import dependency is particularly high for crude oil and natural gas. Many countries are also heavily reliant on a single supplier, including some that rely entirely on Russia for their natural gas. This dependency adds vulnerability to supply, whether this be as a result of political or commercial disputes, or infrastructure failure.
Mapping energy scenarios for Europe
  • European Commission energy security strategies – addressing short and long-term measures of securing supplies
  • Role of gas in the future European energy mix
  • Brexit and its effects on the North Sea and the viability of future interconnectors
  • Diversification of energy suppliers and supply routes. Where are we now?
  • The role and strategies for countries in securing future energy supply
  • The dilemma of Russian gas: addressing the forthcoming challenges in balancing the demand for gas
  • Europe’s environmental agenda and the transition towards a low carbon world
  • The future plans for Nord Stream 2 and TurkStream pipelines
  • The Southern Gas Corridor in enhancing Europe’s energy security
  • The Eastern Mediterranean gas discovery: a game-changer for industry
  • Alan McCrae, UK Oil & Gas Leader, PwC
16:15
Asia’s energy security

Tuesday 26th February

India is one of the world’s fastest-growing economies and the third largest energy consumer after the US and China. With per capita energy consumption in India being one of the lowest in the world, there is a vast scope for future growth. As India's growing population and expanding economy continues to shift from agriculture to the manufacturing and services sectors, its demand for energy sources will only intensify.
Transition of India’s energy sector
  • Creating an ecosystem for encouraging domestic production and cutting import dependency
  • Government’s push in advancing energy policy and initiatives
  • Modi’s idolism on the four pillars of an energy future: energy access, energy efficiencies, energy sustainability and energy security
  • The untapped potentials of biofuels and alternative fuels to improve refining processes
  • The expansion of existing refining capacity by 2030
  • India’s shale prospects
17:20
The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has been mapped out to oversee China’s internal development and foreign policies to enhance China’s energy security.
China’s quest for energy security: prospects, challenges and opportunities of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)
  • What is the China’s Belt and Road initiative?
  • Understanding the implications of the BRI on China’s energy security
  • Building an energy infrastructure: the backbone of the BRI
  • The challenges of the China-Pakistan economic corridor
  • China’s growing reliance on international oil and gas imports
  • Saudi Arabian and Russian relations with China
17:35
The dynamics of Asia’s energy landscape is changing. Gas consumption has grown faster in this region than anywhere else in the world, and developing economies are now playing an increasingly significant role in global demand and regional gas markets.
Asia’s energy landscape: mapping future gas demand
  • Outlook for the Asian LNG market over the next 5 years
  • What kind of pressure will Asian importers face in the future?
  • Are we going to see changes in supply patterns?
  • What impact has Chinese demand had on LNG markets over the past year?
  • Do we foresee the concept of an Asian hub-based pricing system becoming a reality?
  • South Korea’s LNG demand - what impact will this have on regional gas markets?
  • Asia’s commitment to climate change
  • South Asia’s boom in LNG
  • Prospect for LNG in Pakistan and Bangladesh
  • China and India’s plan adjusting portfolio in the move towards gas
17:50
Drinks reception

Tuesday 26th February

TBC
18:25
Session
Speakers
Time
Venue
Breakfast briefing: BP Energy Outlook 2019

Wednesday 27th February

Programme to follow
TBC
  • Spencer Dale, Group Chief Economist BP
08:05
Plenary conference: The new era for energy in the global response to climate change

The Paris Agreement was signed on Dec 12, 2015, by 196 governments at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21), with the objective of defining a new era in the global response to climate change. With time running out to alleviate the worst impacts of climate change on people and on our planet, what role will the oil and gas industry play in the energy transition going forward?
Advances in the energy transition: the industry’s role in reducing GHS emissions
Energy production accounts for two thirds of the world’s greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions, meaning that the pledges made at COP21 are and will continue to have significant consequences for the oil and gas industry. At a time when the industry is sustaining growth, boosting energy security and alleviating energy poverty, how will the energy transition affect the industry’s future growth and operations?
  • Drawing up a plan to combat fugitive methane emissions
  • How do we best cut fugitive methane emissions?
  • What progress has been made to reduce emissions? What more can be done?
  • How effective have global partnerships and pan-industry groups been at driving emissions reductions?
  • Arnaud Breuillac, President, Exploration and Production, Total
09:20
Inter Continental Park Lane
The rise in natural gas
Over the past 20 years the demand for natural gas has increased significantly as many countries switch from other, more carbon intensive energy sources, resulting in gas taking an increasingly important role within the energy mix.
  • The long-term future of gas – it’s clean but it’s still a hydrocarbon
  • How effective have initiatives, such as the World Bank’s “Zero Routine Flaring by 2030”, been in reducing gas flaring?
  • The complementary relationship between gas and renewables
10:00
Inter Continental Park Lane
Looking ahead: a roadmap for unlocking future growth of oil and gas in a decarbonised world
While the recent lower-price oil environment demonstrated the oil and gas sector’s resilience and its ability to innovate and reinvent, does industry have the talent, organisational framework, systems and processes to succeed in an uncertain future marketplace? As companies address these challenges, we will see a number of business models and strategic responses emerging between now and in the future. To start planning for the future, oil and gas leaders need to consider the following:
  • Assessing your business model - is it coherent, flexible and resilience? How can businesses sustain their competitive advantage?
  • Developing new capabilities and skills - what areas are needed in a low carbon world?
  • Evaluating your portfolios: where are oil and gas companies diversifying in preparation for a low-carbon future? How will asset portfolios evolve in the future?
  • What types of technology should industry be investing in? What barriers may impact their deployment?
  • What trends are emerging in E&P oil and gas in the future?
  • What are the benefits of applying geo-engineering?
  • What innovative climate finance products, initiatives and tools are available?
  • What role will governments play in incentivising the oil and gas industry? What policies and frameworks will government put in place to help oil and gas companies meet their own emissions reduction targets?
  • Advancing low carbon through partnerships and collaboration
  • The scope for energy efficiency in the oil and gas sector – where can improvements be made in the short and medium term?
  • What energy efficiency roadmaps and best practices should the oil and gas industry be adopting?
  • Why we must invest in renewable energy in order tackle climate change
  • The science-based target initiative: developing a method and tools for how to determine a science-based target for fossil fuel extraction companies
  • Bernard Looney, Chief executive, Upstream, BP
  • Tor Martin Anfinnsen, Senior Vice President for Marketing and Trading, Equinor
10:40
Inter Continental Park Lane
Climate risk and sustainability: managing tension between sustainability demands and operational, business return
11:40
Inter Continental Park Lane
Parallel conference: Actions to tackle climate change

The bulk of emissions derive from our demand for energy. The largest contributor is carbon dioxide (CO2), emitted when fossil fuels are burnt to meet those demands. To limit the most damaging impacts of climate change, we need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions globally. Change will involve a combination of new technologies, processes and human behaviour. There will also be a need to adapt to climate change impacts that are now unavoidable.
Decarbonisation and air pollution: how do we achieve cleaner air for all?
The main source of CO2 emissions – the extraction and burning of fossil fuels – are not only key drivers of climate change, but also major sources of air pollutants. They have had significant impact on our climate, with black carbon and methane in particular being among the top contributors to global warming after CO2. Promoting clean energy and decarbonising industrial processes will have clear positive impacts, but what role will the industry play in this transition?
  • Improving public health through closer integration on air quality and climate change
  • Outlining ways in which we can address air pollution and climate change as a united objective
  • How can industry achieve the objectives on air quality targets?
  • Understanding and identifying the sources of short lived climate forcing pollutants (SLCPs) and tailoring mitigation options to specific political, social and economic contexts
13:10
Inter Continental Park Lane
How to reduce methane emissions from the gas industry
Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas. It leaks into the atmosphere from wells and pipelines, contributing to climate change and reducing the climate benefit of using natural gas.
  • What is the significance of fugitive emissions and what are the possibilities for reducing the cost effectively?
  • What cost effective technologies and measures are available to reduce emissions?
  • How is the industry improving its environmental footprint?
  • The science behind methane emissions – what strategies should we be adopting to address methane emissions?
  • Dr Pratima Rangarajan, Chief Executive Officer, OGCI
13:25
Inter Continental Park Lane
The future of mobility
Alternative visions for the energy mix in transport are taking shape with the push towards a low carbon economy as the energy transition gathers pace. Discussing new models for demand, breakthroughs in technology and the development of alternative fuels, this session will explore how the transport industry will evolve and the resulting impact on the energy sector.
  • How long will the transition to a new energy system take within the transport sector?
  • Building medium to long term scenarios to anticipate technological breakthroughs, changes to political movement and social behaviours
  • What are the current and possible game-changers that could trigger disruption the transport sector
  • Will we see a decrease in fuel consumption within the transport sector?
  • What new models for demand are appearing?
14:25
Inter Continental Park Lane
Alternative fuels development for transport in reducing greenhouse gas emissions
Alternative fuels are now helping consumers in making better decisions to meet the demands of climate change and protect the environment.
  • Electricity for transport: calculating the cost of green motoring – is it an evolution or revolution?
  • Hydrogen: an option for the future – how is it made? How can it reduce air pollution?
  • LNG and CNG: an alternative vehicle for fuel – the potential economic and environmental benefits for trucks and ships
  • Adding biogas into the spectrum – what opportunities could this energy source bring?
15:05
Inter Continental Park Lane
A buyer’s guide to low carbon technologies
New and innovative low carbon technologies can help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and create new opportunities for employment and growth. The ways in which we deliver heat and light and also mobility now need to be considered when adapting to a low carbon future.
  • Innovation in bioenergy – what potential do they have to reduce costs to the energy system?
  • What role will bioenergy play within the energy mix and how can biofuels help advance sustainable energy development?
  • Carbon capture, usage and storage (CCUS) – how can it help meet GHG emissions targets and energy security
  • What contribution will marine energy make in the future energy mix?
  • Offshore wind’s potential to aid GHG emissions reductions
  • Energy storage - the next big thing in the low carbon transition?
  • Electrification – what opportunities do they bring in building and industry?
  • LPG - what role will it play in the future?
  • Luis Cabra Dueñas, Executive Managing Director of Technology Development, Resources, and Sustainability, Repsol
  • Dev Sanyal, Chief Executive, Alternative Energy and Executive Vice President, Regions, BP
15:55
Inter Continental Park Lane
Parallel conference: The new frontier for Africa’s oil and gas

The increased costs of oil and gas production are seeing global energy majors build production and refining capability closer to new sources of oil and gas in Africa’s fast-growing emerging and frontier markets. Change has been rapid and widespread in Africa’s oil and gas landscape. Until recently, a host of new finds across Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Senegal/Mauritania, Tanzania and Uganda have significantly boosted sub-Saharan Africa’s traditional upstream players. Exploration is also continuing in a number of other prospects. This has transformed the continent’s energy outlook – as well as its relevance to global energy markets, especially in East Asia.
The economic prospects for Africa’s oil and gas
New prospects in drilling and refining technologies combined with increased global energy consumption supported by Africa’s increasingly positive demographic and legislative environments are bringing new and significant investment into the continent’s growing oil and gas sector.
  • What role will Africa play in the global oil and gas landscape?
  • Why invest in the African upstream? What opportunities do they present?
  • Which exploration and production activity are future hotspots?
  • What trends are arising from Eastern Asian economies? Where can Africa forge new partnerships?
  • How will the energy mix evolve and how will oil and gas continue to dominate the regional energy mix?
10:55
Inter Continental Park Lane
The continent’s future production and exploration landscape
It draws upon the valuable experience and views of industry players in Africa, including international oil companies operating on the continent, national oil companies, service companies and independent oil companies to provide insight into the latest developments and the future of the continent’s production and exploration landscape.
  • Insights into national E&P strategies
  • Regulatory landscape: how are countries amending and reforming legislation to attract global investment?
  • Opportunities in Africa’s evolving energy mix: the nation’s role in developing energy in a low carbon future?
  • Insights into future partnerships/collaboration with IOCs
  • What opportunities may arise for local and regional oilfield service?
  • The role of government and local and regional NGOs
  • The importance of local content
  • Opportunities for independents
  • The use of seismic data: insights into regional geology and hydrocarbon potential
  • The outlook for conventional oil and gas demand, G2P, and renewable sources
11:25
Inter Continental Park Lane
Unlocking opportunities on the continent’s next hot spots
Africa is entering an exciting phase for oil and gas exploration, opening up new opportunities within sub-Saharan for global and regional investment and interest. Regional outlooks:
  • Namibia entrance into oil and gas exploration
  • How can East Africa develop itself as a major producing region for global and regional consumption?
  • Opportunities for the Ivorian coast oil and gas sector
  • Future outlooks for West African oil and gas
  • Cameroon: exploring the continent’s ground-breaking LNG project
  • Africa’s future LNG map Insights into:
  • Where are the next hot markets? What opportunities exists?
  • What is driving interest in the region?
  • Who is investing in the region?
  • How to overcome the challenges and risk for operating in the region?
  • Which fields have the right infrastructure and monetisation in place?
  • Which new technologies has the potential to unlock exploration and production?
13:30
Inter Continental Park Lane
Financing African upstream: options, opportunities and outlook
While there is optimism for Africa’s future E&P, many companies still need access to finance and funding for their developments and there are different sources of finance and funds potentially available to companies to respond to take advantage.
  • Overview of financing structure
  • Exploring new funding and equity models and ways to access them to raise capital
  • How to raise finance for exploration?
  • Prospects into innovative investment opportunities
  • What can operators expect from M&A sector in African oil and gas
  • Where can we expect future deals and transactions?
  • Insights into trader investments in oil and gas
  • The impacts and benefits from: o Tax environment; o Legislation and regulation; and o Fiscal policy to attract international investments
14:10
Inter Continental Park Lane
The roadmap for powering Africa
Africa's persistent power shortages act as a severe constraint on its economic and human development. Gas-to power in Sub-Saharan Africa is now being considered in a continent-wide context, both as a supplement to Africa's abundant hydropower resources and as a replacement for more carbon intensive coal and liquid fuels.
  • Forecasting Africa’s primary energy demand and what impacts will be affected by the energy transition
  • US’s initiative to invest in gas-powered plants
  • Harnessing African natural gas: shaping the future of natural gas across the continent
  • The commercial perspective of LNG to power
  • Financing gas-to-power projects
  • The importance of collaboration and partnership
  • The role of government in providing fiscal and regulatory framework
15:30
Inter Continental Park Lane
A focus on Africa’s oil and gas downstream potential
The downstream market is dynamic in Africa and continues to evolve and become more transparent throughout the supply chain.
  • Insights into Africa’s refining capacity
  • Financing refinery projects
  • The prospect of cleaner fuel options
  • The role of government in procurement and supply chain
16:00
Inter Continental Park Lane
Parallel conference: Russia’s role in the global oil and gas business

Oil and natural gas have been a key part of the Russian economy for decades and are extremely important for Russia’s future economic development. As a huge gas player with large onshore fields attached to existing infrastructure, as well as being geographically situated between the giant markets of Asia and Europe, how will the Russian oil and gas market evolve going forward?
Russia’s eastern and western energy dilemma: perception and reality
Relations between Russia and the West are at a new low, the discussions continue between the east or west some political consequences.
  • Is Russia more pro-European or pro-Asian?
  • Russian gas vs US LNG – the new battle for Europe?
  • The challenging politics between Ukraine and Russia
13:10
Inter Continental Park Lane
Russia’s LNG market
LNG has played a significant role in changing Russia’s energy strategy with many in its opening and others expanding with new Russian players sharing the global LNG market.
  • Sakhalin 2 expansion: its potential and future expansion
  • The development of the Far East LNG project
  • Yamal LNG: innovative solutions in shipping LNG in extreme conditions
  • The economic attractiveness of the Arctic LNG 2 project
  • Russia’s small-scale LNG project plans
  • Russia’s LNG ambition with the opening of Yamal LNG
13:30
Inter Continental Park Lane
Discoveries in West and East Siberia
The Western Siberian petroleum basin is the largest hydrocarbon basin in the world covering an area of about 2.2 million km2. The Eastern Siberian region, which comprises nearly 43% of Russia's territory and has substantial hydrocarbon potential. This session looks at what potentials there are in west and east Siberia.
  • The geology of the Western and Eastern Siberian basins
  • Bazhenov shale oil future
  • Energy pathways of the Power of Siberia gas pipeline
  • Sakhalin – Khabarovsk – Vladivostok: opportunities for the first interregional gas transmission system in eastern Russia
  • The gas program on Eastern Siberia’s Continental Shelf
14:00
Inter Continental Park Lane
Ties between Russia and the Asia-Pacific
Russia has a stake in the successful future of the Asia-Pacific region and has the ability to promote sustainable growth for the next decade. This session shares insights on gas strategies for the region
  • Russian energy diplomacy towards the Asia Pacific
  • The reality of Sino-Russian relations
  • The potential impact of the Asian gas markets on Russia’s eastern gas strategy
14:20
Inter Continental Park Lane
Refining in Russia
In the coming decade the Russian oil refining industry will continue to undergo large-scale modernisation, particularly following the recent agreement amongst companies in the region to modernise their refineries.
  • Ongoing and upcoming construction and modernisation refinery projects
  • What new challenges and opportunities will they bring?
14:40
Inter Continental Park Lane
Parallel conference: The growth of oil and gas production in the Caspian region

The Caspian region lies in a geographically strategic place, connecting Central Asia to Europe and Russia to the Middle East. The Caspian region is one of the oldest oil-producing areas in the world and is an increasingly important source of global energy production. There are significant oil and natural gas reserves from both offshore deposits in the Caspian Sea itself, as well as onshore fields in the region.
The Southern Gas Corridor: inauguration and plans for the future
Azerbaijan has opened the first section of the Southern Gas Corridor (SGC), which will supply natural gas from the Caspian region to Europe. Natural gas deliveries to Georgia and Turkey are expected to start from this year, while deliveries to Europe are expected to commence from 2020.
  • The strengthening alliance between Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey
  • What comes after 2020?
  • Will the expectation to reduce European dependencies on Russian exports become a reality?
15:20
Inter Continental Park Lane
The prospects for the Shah Deniz project
The Shah Deniz gas field is the largest natural gas field in Azerbaijan. It is situated in the South Caspian Sea, off the coast of Azerbaijan, at a depth of 600 metres (2,000 ft). The field covers approximately 860 square kilometres (330 sq mi). It is considered to be a founding link for the Southern Gas Corridor, aiming to bring additional and alternative natural gas volumes to EU member countries.
  • Future prospects for the Azerbaijan oil and gas industry
  • Azerbaijan’s new role in the European gas markets
  • TANAP/TAP element to South Europe’s gas possibilities
15:40
Inter Continental Park Lane
The Kashagan Field: an oil market game-changer in the making
Discovered in July 2000, Kashagan has been considered to be the largest field found in the past 30 years, outside of the Middle East.
  • What future development will take place in the shallow-water Kashagan Field
  • Overcoming a myriad of challenges – learning from past failures and consequences
  • Plans and projections to increase oil production
16:00
Inter Continental Park Lane
An update on the Azerbaijan oil and gas fields
Azerbaijan is one of the world’s oldest oil-producing countries and is a crucial oil and gas supplier in the Caspian Sea region. Its largest hydrocarbon basins are located offshore in the Caspian Sea.
  • The new deal for Azeri-Chirag-Gunashli (ACG)
  • The geopolitical dimension of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline
  • Exploring new opportunities for the Shafag-Asiman block in Azerbaijan
  • Exploring potential prospects of the North Absheron basin
16:20
Inter Continental Park Lane
Briefing: Environmental, social and corporate governance: sustaining growth in an increasingly complex and changing oil and gas industry

Wednesday 27th February

Global oil and gas businesses are constantly subject to significant changes and external pressures, whether it be fluctuations in supply and demand, competition, disruption from new technologies, changes in organisational structures or constraints from government policies. With significant investments required to meet the future demand of energy, how companies continue to respond to these challenges and opportunities will play a central role for investor’s decision-making processes.
Sustaining growth in an increasingly complex and changing oil and gas industry
  • Putting climate change at the heart of business: how does clean energy help companies grow?
  • What is powering the investment surge in oil and gas?
  • What shifts are emerging?
  • Harnessing financial solutions to drive environmental outcomes
  • Industry’s role in meeting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)
  • Implementing sound governance practices to fulfil the organisation’s needs and objectives
  • Why safety has a place in the ‘ESG’ agenda - the importance on the safety of employees and contractors, benefits of establishing a safety culture and the continuous improvement of operating practices
  • The importance of responsible investments: what does your CSR policy say about your company?
  • The importance of people – attracting, developing and retaining a skilled workforce
  • The inclusion of privacy and protection of data as part of your ESG agenda
  • Insight into supply chain and production cost: how to achieve a lower and more resilient production cost curve o What are organisation doing operationally and with the use of technology to achieve this? o How is this impacting different geographies and different service companies?
15:15
Inter Continental Park Lane
Briefing: Downstream supply chain fuel authentication: assuring fuel integrity from terminal to pump

As the downstream fuel supply chain becomes increasingly complex, oil and gas companies are held accountable for assuring fuel quality from the terminal to the retail site. So how can companies protect their revenue, brand reputation and customers, and thrive in supply and distribution chain complexity?
TBC
  • The impact of fuel manipulation on lost revenue
  • Intentional and accidental supply chain threats – where you may be comprised
  • Defending your downstream supply chain against fuel manipulation
  • The technology behind fuel authentication – markers and devices
  • Using analytics and reporting tools for data-driven actionable insights
  • Delivering on your brand promise to customers
  • Kevin McKenna, President & CEO, Authentix
15:15
Inter Continental Park Lane
Session
Speakers
Time
Venue
IP Week breakfast briefing

Thursday 28th February

Programme to follow
08:05
Inter Continental Park Lane
MENA geopolitics in a global context – in partnership with Middle East Knowledge Partner, Gulf Intelligence

Thursday 28th February

Programme to follow
• Person of the Year Award presentation and interview
09:15
Inter Continental Park Lane
Parallel conference: MENA Conference, in partnership with Middle East Knowledge Partner, Gulf Intelligence

Thursday 28th February

Programme to follow
11:20
Inter Continental Park Lane
Parallel conference: The next frontier for digital technologies in oil and gas

Thursday 28th February

Programme to follow
11:20
Inter Continental Park Lane
Parallel conference: What to watch out for in downstream – how and where the industry’s landscape might change in the future

Thursday 28th February

As many in the downstream oil and gas sector see a return to industry growth and increased financial returns following years of volatile oil prices, what impact do regulations surrounding the industry place on the sector now and in the future?
TBC
  • How will product demand evolve in the current oil price environment?
  • How might refinery investments develop over the next 5-10 years?
  • The scale and future of global refinery capacity
  • How will product trade flows develop?
  • What will happen to refinery margins over the next few years?
  • The increased importance of petrochemicals
  • The use of natural gas in the petrochemical industry
11:20
Inter Continental Park Lane
Briefing: Marine fuels workshop - How are refiners responding to the IMO 2020 bunker fuel specification changes? In partnership with IPIECA

Thursday 28th February

TBC
13:55
Inter Continental Park Lane
IP Week afternoon briefing

Thursday 28th February

Programme to follow
14:05
Inter Continental Park Lane