IP Week 2021 Conference Programme

Climate emergency and the pandemic aftershock – opportunities out of the crisis?
Tuesday 23 February 2021
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 of Mitigation, 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
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
Topic title to be announced
  • Patrick Pouyanné, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Total
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?
Speakers to be announced
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?
Speakers to be announced
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?
  • Helima Croft, Managing Director and Global Head of Commodity Strategy, RBC Capital Markets
  • Dr Fatih Birol HonFEI, Executive Director, 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 R Benali, Chief Economist, Energy Economics, Strategy & Sustainability, APICORP
Reinventing the energy industry in response to climate change and COVID-19
Wednesday 24 February 2021
Topic title to be announced
  • 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’
• 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
• 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?
• Will the pandemic and associated demand slump have any long-term impact on oil and gas companies’ strategies?
• The impact of COVID-19 on national strategies towards supply chain security
• How is the low carbon transition disrupting fossil fuels: what will post 2050 look like for upstream oil and gas portfolios?
  • Anders Opedal, CEO, Equinor
  • Susan Morrice, Founder Chair, Belize Natural Energy (BNE)
  • Ryan Lance, Chairman and CEO, ConocoPhillips
Pathways for accelerating the low carbon transition
Wednesday 24 February 2021
Topic title to be announced
  • Wael Sawan, Upstream Director, Shell
Topic title to be announced
  • Guido Brusco, Upstream Director, Eni
Unlocking the benefits of digitalisation
• Accelerating the pace of the energy transition
• COVID-19 and the future of work: the digital disruption of new technology
• How has COVID-19 fast-tracked digital transformation?
• Top tips for assessing and mitigating cyber security risks
Speakers to be announced
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
• Role of natural gas in the transition to clean energy
• A practical look at what policymakers could do to commercially scale up:
- Hydrogen
- Renewables
- Waste to energy
- Biofuels
- Green natural gas
  • Gauri Singh, Deputy Director-General, IRENA
  • Gabrielle Gauthey, Senior Vice President Carbon Neutrality, Total
  • Rebecca Heaton, Head of Sustainability and Policy, Drax Group
  • Claire O’Neill, Manging Director, Climate and Energy, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
Innovation for energy transition: challenges and opportunities for research, innovation and development
Speakers to be announced
Industry action to reduce methane emissions and recommendations
Speakers to be announced
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
  • Prof Simon O'Leary CEng FEI, Director of Research Centre in Business & Management, Regent's University London
  • Reem Abdullah Al-Ghanim, Head of HR & Support Services - Chemicals Business, Saudi Aramco
  • Katie Mehnert, CEO, Pink Petro
  • Sinead Obeng AMEI, Chair, EI Young Professionals Council
Exploring the transport industry’s journey to net zero
Wednesday 24 February 2021
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 Musallam Al-Qubaisi, Head of Sustainability, Government, International & Communications, Etihad Airways
  • Bo Cerup-Simonsen, Head of Project, Mærsk McKinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping and Executive Technical Advisor, A.P. Møller - Mærsk
Community hubs briefing
Wednesday 24 February 2021
• Energy efficiency: a key driver towards net zero
• The collaborative push to net zero in a new era of business leadership: exploring new areas of action
• The methane guiding principles: a global initiative to combat methane emissions
• The circular economy: its importance and benefits
• Progress on the development of UKCS as the world’s first net zero oil and gas basin
Speakers to be announced
Asia’s pathway to a low carbon future
Thursday 25 February 2021
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 FEI, President, Energy Economics Research Institute, CNOOC and Professor of Finance, China University of Petroleum
  • Joseph McMonigle, Secretary General, IEF
  • Dany Qian, Vice President, 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?
  • Kazutomo IRIE, President, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
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
Speakers to be announced
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 -COVID19 era?
• What does the future hold for LNG across Asia?
- Japan
- South Korea
- India
- Indonesia
- The Philippines
- Thailand
- Vietnam
- Bangladesh
- 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
Sub-Saharan Africa’s sustainable growth and development: its 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
  • 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)
  • Ntinda Kondjeni, Projects Officer, Centre for Oil and Gas, Namibia Energy Institute, Namibia University of Science and Technology
  • Keshia Senwelo Keipeile, Principal Energy Officer-Modelling and Statistics, Department of Energy Botswana and Secretary, The Botswana National Committee
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
  • Professor Carlos Lopes, Associate Fellow, Africa Programme, Chatham House
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
Speakers to be announced
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
  • Amy Jadesimi, Managing Director, LADOL
Prospects and opportunities for natural gas in the region
  • Colette Hirstius, VP Exploration Africa & Middle East, Shell
  • Engr Anthony Attah, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Nigeria LNG
  • Katherine Roe, Chief Executive, Wentworth Resources
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