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Leadership in a Time of Crisis

The COVID-19 crisis, coupled with a savage price war, sent the oil & gas industry spiralling into turmoil. With demand and supply chains disrupted across the globe, the industry is in survival mode. All hope is not lost, however. Oil & Gas is well-acquainted with a market crisis; 2008 and 2015 have already proven the industry’s resilience and ability to weather a downturn.

The real question is, how will this profoundly alter the energy sector and its geopolitics for good? How can we ensure that the industry bounces back? As businesses re-stabilize, what does the short to medium-term future hold, and how can we guarantee that it includes oil & gas?

2020 does not signal the end of the fossil fuel industry. The global economy will recover, as will energy demand.

The Future of Oil & Gas burns bright.

We welcome you to the light at the end of the 2020 tunnel.

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Keynote Speaker Reveal

Over the coming weeks, we will be showcasing the latest speakers to confirm their dedication and commitment to this year’s congress. A carefully curated speaker faculty that showcases both board-level leaders from across the oil & gas sector alongside senior government and investment experts shaping the future oil & gas ecosystem

Scott Sheffield

Scott Sheffield President and CEO Pioneer Natural Resources

Gordon Birrell

Gordon Birrell EVP Production and Operations BP

Geraldine Slattery

Geraldine Slattery President Petroleum BHP

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Reuters Events: Future of Oil & Gas showcases the world’s most senior collection of leaders committed to shaping the strategy for a sustainable oil & gas future

Todd Stevens

Todd Stevens President and CEO California Resources Corporation

Deirdre Michie

Deirdre Michie Chief Executive Officer Oil & Gas UK

Justin Carlson

Justin Carlson Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer East Daley

Norrie Ramsey

Norrie Ramsey EVP Upstream Cenovus Energy

Angelina La Rose

Angelina La Rose Assistant Administrator U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Daniel Yergin

Daniel Yergin Vice President IHS Markit

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The Future Vision for Oil & Gas

  • Macro Oil & Gas Trends:

    Discuss the business-critical macro trends which will impact and determine the future of O&G in 2021 and beyond

  • Creating Value in the 'Next Normal':

    Identify where value lies for O&G’s affordable energy supply in a post-2020 market and how to manage risk and deliver shareholder value

  • Hydrocarbons in a Low-Carbon Energy Mix:

    Examine O&G’s role amidst a global energy transition, and how to reduce the Net Carbon Footprint of energy products

  • Governance, Geopolitics & Infrastructure:

    Discuss how COVID-19 and the oil price crash has profoundly altered the energy sector and its geopolitics for good and where the benefits of this change lie

  • Finding the Gap in Future Markets:

    Recognize how oil companies can grow profitability in core areas and build new legacy positions in oil & natural gas markets

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Glance Program: Delivering a Guide to Your Future Oil & Gas Strategy

The future of the oil & gas industry will be defined by the strong leadership driving the sector’s bounce-back in 2020. This program provides the platform to discuss the business-critical macro trends and the C-Suite dialogue required to guarantee a future for oil & gas.

Opening CEO Keynotes
Too Important to Fail?

2020 has profoundly altered the energy sector and its geopolitics. It has become crucial to define the future of the industry and identify where the value lies for O&G’s fundamental and affordable energy supply in a post-2020 market.

Fireside Chat: The critical role for oil and gas in bp’s new strategy

Understand the role that O&G will play in bp’s new strategy during its transition from an International Oil Company to an Integrated Energy Company, and how the O&G industry can help the world to build back better.

Hydrocarbons in a Low-Carbon Energy Mix:

Amidst a global energy transition, the future role of hydrocarbons has been called into question. This session determines: how much oil & gas will be needed as the world’s energy system changes; which companies will continue to produce hydrocarbons; and how they can ensure production is sustainable.

Theme 1: Governance
Theme 2: Geopolitics
Supporting Measures and Policies for Oil Industries:

Companies are calling for governments to implement measures to support their oil industries. Should governments intervene and, if so, on what terms?

The Shale Shakeout:

The U.S. majors have ploughed into shale, using their financing and scale to become vast, quick. But will shale shakeout change their presumed advantage? Does a tamed U.S. shale leave National Oil Companies in the driver’s seat?

International Relations:

Could the oil price crisis radically redefine US-Saudi relations?

Theme 3: Infrastructure
Theme 4: What’s Next for Oil & Gas?
Paramount Measures for Service Providers:

Can the oil industry keep service providers and much needed infrastructure projects afloat as it tries for a turnaround? How many years before we see big infrastructure and ambitious development projects get greenlighted again?

Capturing Natural Gas Market Share:

With the long-term future of U.S. natural gas remaining bright, understand how oil & gas producers can capture a share of future markets and where gaps lie within future energy solutions

The Resurgence of Demand:

In the long-term, many are looking towards the likely resurgence of oil demand in 2021. Discover how producers can make up for lost time and how to make operations cost and time efficient moving forward.

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The Full Oil & Gas Spectrum

Real Decision-Makers

Global Leaders Already Confirmed to Attend Reuters Events: Future of Oil & Gas Include:

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Representatives Include:

Oil & Gas Companies

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Strategy Officer
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • EVP Upstream
  • EVP Production & Operations
  • Global Purchasing Specialist

Finance & Investor

  • Chief Financial Officer
  • President
  • Snr Inward Investment Advisor
  • Managing Director
  • VP Energy
  • Director Oil & Gas

Government & Regulators

  • Directorate
  • Administrator
  • Assistant Administrator
  • Director/CEO
  • International Trade Advisor
  • Head of Energy

Supply Chain & Contractors

  • President
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • SVP Business Development
  • VP Offshore
  • Global Market Lead Upstream O&G

Analysts & Consultancies

  • Managing Director
  • Principal Director
  • Global O&G Consulting Leader
  • Snr Manager Climate Change
  • Director
  • Energy Consultant
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Six Reasons Why the Reuters Events
Future of Oil & Gas 2020 is Unique:

CEO and Board Level News

Gain access to first-hand insights from the industry’s biggest names on what progress has been made and what opportunities lie ahead

All Stakeholders, All Assets, One Place

We cannot succeed in transforming our industry alone. Join leaders from across the oil & gas spectrum to guarantee a future for oil & gas

Leadership Case Studies

The ONLY forum to deep dive into leadership case studies where oil & gas leaders share their strategies, vision and lessons learned

Industry Driven Agenda

Our bespoke agendas are crafted by industry, for industry with carefully selected themes and discussions to provide a conclusive guide to your future strategy

Reuters Editorial Interviews

Our editorial colleagues are keen to drive debate and will leave live fireside chats onstage with the biggest names in oil & gas. Prepare for household names to take to the stage with direction-setting insights and industry leading analysis

1:1 Networking Services

You cannot tackle this crises alone. Join us for bespoke 1-2-1 networking through our matchmaking and meetings services for total interaction

Learn from 12+ online sessions and interact with 30+ speakers

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