Welcome speech, briefing, ice-breakers and live polling
PLENARY PANEL DISCUSSION. THE ‘HOW’ OF GETTING TO NET ZERO IN TIMES OF TURMOIL
The double shock from the COVID-19 and the oil price plunge has once again thrown the oil and gas sector into turmoil. In response, nearly all of the major O&G players have announced deep cost-cutting measures. How will this impact the energy transition progress in the oil & gas industry? And what exactly should the oil & gas players do now to remain investible five, ten years from now?
- What does the combination of low oil price, the pandemic and volatile market conditions mean for the viability of clean energy transition and existing carbon commitments?
- Key drivers of the energy transition in the post-coronavirus world
- US versus European Majors: the transatlantic divide is deepening
- How will the rest of the oil and gas sector respond?
- What are the possible energy transition pathways for independent oil & gas firms?
Vice President Corporate Research
Chief Operating Officer
Head of Clean Energy and Advanced Economies
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
Oil & Gas Advisor
Virtual speed networking session
Speed Networking is an ice-breaker session of three-minute 1:1 mini-meetings carefully curated by us and supported by a powerful virtual platform. Nail your elevator pitch, share some fun facts, and leave with 10 to 20 meaningful connections.
AUDITORIUM 1. HOW CAN THE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY ADAPT IN A DECARBONISING WORLD?
The oil and gas sector will play an important role in the global energy transition; how it will face that future is a matter of strategy. What are the most effective ways to decarbonise different sources of emissions?
- What are the levers to reduce emission intensity across the full spectrum of scope 1 and scope 2 emissions from oil and gas operations?
- How should the oil & gas companies manage their portfolios? Which assets should they buy, divest, refinance or reduce their exposure to?
- How should the companies manage the trade-offs between longer-term decarbonisation and shorter-term growth, revenue, and sustainability targets?
Director - Energy Transition
Vice President Head of Energy Transition UK
Rene van der Meer
Head of Oil, Gas and Mining
Social hour and networking lunch
AUDITORIUM 1. COLLABORATION BETWEEN O&G OPERATORS AND THE SUPPLY CHAIN TO ENABLE THE ENERGY TRANSITION
As operators worldwide set ambitious net-zero-emissions targets, oilfield service, equipment and EPC companies have an opportunity to take a leadership position in shaping the path of the coming energy transition. Many companies will need to refocus their portfolio of offerings, rethink their commercial approach, and expand into unfamiliar territories to remain relevant. The question is: can they?
- What form of collaboration between O&G operators and the supply chain is necessary to enable the energy transition?
- How fast can service companies adapt to the changing parameters?
- Is there a case for pivoting into clean energy projects for oilfield services and EPC companies?
Head of Energy Transition Policy
Oil and Gas Authority
Head of Innovation Factory
Vice President Of Strategic Planning
Manager European Affairs
Global CCS Institute
Director Upstream Technology and Innovation
15-minute wake-up yoga class
Nourishing and revitalising – this is the perfect way to wake up the mind and body – so you can start again fresh
AUDITORIUM 2. CLEANTECH AND EMERGING ENERGY TRANSITION TECHNOLOGIES: THREAT OR OPPORTUNITY FOR O&G?
Multiple oil & gas companies are setting up strategic partnerships with innovative start-ups across such areas as mobility, clean energy technologies, power and carbon management. Yet the potential scale and long-term returns of these businesses are sometimes far from clear. Can these start-ups ever scale enough to be material to a large-scale oil & gas company? Which energy transition technologies are most attractive for the oil & gas industry?
- What are the current new energy / cleantech investment strategies of the oil & gas industry? How will the current macro environment impact investment?
- What risks are companies willing to take, to what scale and for how long?
- What are the viable corporate-startup collaboration models that can drive agility and new business models?
Principal Analyst, Energy Transition Practice
Arij Van Berkel
VP Corporate Venture Capital
Implementation Manager Shell Ventures
Chief Operating Officer Renewables and New Business
Principal Analyst, Energy Transition Practice