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This meeting unites CEO’s and board leaders from across the oil & gas sector to tackle the dual challenge that the entire industry must face: How do we meet growing global energy demand and simultaneously reduce carbon emissions in the hope for a more sustainable future?

Reuters Events: Future of Oil & Gas 2021 offers a full spectrum of responses to this challenge from supermajor operators to independents; from oilfield service companies to global tech providers; from consultants to governmental bodies.

Day One: October 26 (Timings are in Central Daylight Time US - CDT)

08:45 - 08:50 CDT
Future of Oil & Gas 2021: Welcome
  • This year's event director, Jade Waters, warmly welcomes you to Day 1 of Reuters Events: Future of Oil & Gas 2021.

Reuters Events Jade Waters Event Director Reuters Events

08:50 - 09:00 CDT
Chair Introduction
  • Chair, Jim Claunch, gives context to Reuters Events Oil & Gas flagship event and outlines the core themes.
  • The 2021 program discusses: How Oil & Gas will copy in a low carbon energy mix; How to continually meet increasing energy demand; Future workforces; New governance and regulation impacts.
  • Underpinning this year’s strategic program is how digital transformation and data driven technologies are the catalyst for a changing industry.

Bain Jim Claunch Senior Advisor Bain

O&G as Trailblazers for Net Zero
Keynote
09:00 - 09:15 CDT
Fireside Chat - Championing a Changing Industry: The Role of Upstream in the Energy Transition
  • Repsol is transforming its exploration and production business from a growth vector to an efficient low-emissions cash generator with aim to help finance the energy transition.
  • In the coming years, Repsol aims to become Tier-1 in the industry in CapEx intensity and flexibility, value creation, project resilience, and low emissions.
  • In this fireside, EMD of Exploration and Production, Tomás García Blanco shares his views on how the upstream business must change and adapt for companies to achieve zero net emissions by 2050.

Repsol Tomás García Blanco EMD Exploration & Production Repsol

Bain Jim Claunch Senior Advisor Bain

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O&G as Trailblazers for Net Zero
Keynote
09:15 - 10:00 CDT
Panel - Decades Ahead: Diversifying & Decarbonizing Upstream
  • The panel discusses what the long-term future look like for Upstream O&G and how integrating green energies into your portfolio is both profitable and sustainable.
  • Gain a better understanding of all three scope categories and how you can make a tangible affect to guarantee operational sustainability.
  • Learn about the various technologies and strategies in place to decarbonize your operations.

Lundin Energy Nick Walker CEO Lundin Energy

Cenovus Energy Rhona DelFrari Chief Sustainability Officer Cenovus Energy

Laredo Petroleum David Ferris Chief Sustainability Officer Laredo Petroleum

Bain Jim Claunch Senior Advisor Bain

Digitalization
Keynote
10:00 - 10:15 CDT
How Digitalization Supports The Dual Energy Challenge
  • There is a dual energy challenge: not only do we need to increase access to energy, we also need to decrease emissions from energy.
  • Rami Qasem, executive vice president of Digital Solutions at global energy technology company, Baker Hughes, explains how digital solutions and digitization are essential to meet this dual challenge.
  • Digital solutions and digitization can help achieve net-zero in many ways, including through emissions management, efficiency, and collaboration and partnerships.

Baker Hughes Rami Qasem EVP Digital Solutions Baker Hughes

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Meeting Increasing Energy Demand
Keynote
10:15 - 10:30 CDT
Presentation - Meeting Rising Energy Demand
  • President and CEO of Devon Energy, Rick Muncrief, conveys his confidence in the resilience of the oil and gas industry and Devon’s approach to establishing a sustainable business as the world’s energy mix evolves to include more renewables.
  • He posits that only disciplined E&P companies with strong balance sheets, a commitment to reducing emissions and environmental impact and prudence when evaluating opportunities to diversify will have lasting success.
  • He believes there are enough challenges and opportunities ahead for an “all of the above” approach to energy solutions and that success for the world means working together.

Devon Energy Rick Muncrief CEO Devon Energy

O&G as Trailblazers for Net Zero
Featured
10:30 - 11:00 CDT
Fireside Chat - The Facing the Future of Upstream: One Goal. Two Perspectives.
  • Learn how NOCs are responding to new climate regulations vs IECs to give you a better understanding of what action can be taken to lower your emissions
  • Understand the crucial role that data driven solutions have to play in optimizing your operations and which technologies to focus on to lower the cost of production
  • Discover which skills will be needed in the long-term for upstream and how to implement these within your company now to attract future talent and investment

bp Gordon Birrell EVP Production & Operations bp

Petronas Adif Zulkifli EVP & CEO Upstream Petronas

Bain Moderator: Jim Claunch Senior Advisor Bain

O&G as Trailblazers for Net Zero
11:00 - 11:45 CDT
Panel - Operationalizing Sustainability
  • For energy companies, sustainability presents both a defining challenge and a chance for innovation. Many are reshaping their strategies and seizing the opportunity to create long-term, stakeholder value. But, what do stakeholders expect and how can energy companies proactively deliver? Further, how can they concurrently balance performance and transformation?
  • This diverse panel will discuss the ever-evolving ESG landscape and how companies can actively address and prepare for emerging challenges and opportunities

Sempra Energy Lisa Larroque Alexander SVP Corporate Affairs & Chief Sustainability Officer Sempra Energy

bp plc Ahmed Hashmi SVP Digital, Production & Business Services bp plc

EY Hector Rocha Energy Transition Leader, US-West Ernst & Young LLP (US)

Ernst & Young LLP (US) Moderator: Mitch Fane Americas Energy & Resources Leader Ernst & Young LLP (US)

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Governance & Regulation
11:45 - 12:00 CDT
Presentation - The Energy Outlook for 2021 & Beyond
  • Understand what needs to happen within the upstream industry to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 based on the IEA’s Net Zero by 2050 Roadmap.
  • Hear an overview of the current status of energy markets (oil, natural gas and coal).
  • Engage with issues surrounding the security of clean energy transitions and the consequent industry impact.

IEA Keisuke Sadamori Director, Energy Markets & Security IEA

12:00 - 12:30 CDT
Networking Break

Day Two: October 27 (Timings are in Central Daylight Time US - CDT)

08:45 - 08:50 CDT
Future of Oil & Gas 2021: Welcome
  • This year's event director, Jade Waters, warmly welcomes you to Day 2 of Reuters Events: Future of Oil & Gas 2021.

Reuters Events Jade Waters Event Director Reuters Events

08:50 - 09:00 CDT
Chair Introduction
  • Chair, Jim Claunch, gives context to Reuters Events Oil & Gas flagship event and outlines the core themes.
  • The 2021 program discusses: How Oil & Gas will copy in a low carbon energy mix; How to continually meet increasing energy demand; Future workforces; New governance and regulation impacts.
  • Underpinning this year’s strategic program is how digital transformation and data driven technologies are the catalyst for a changing industry.

Bain Jim Claunch Senior Advisor Bain

O&G as Trailblazers for Net Zero
Keynote
09:00 - 09:15 CDT
Presentation - The UK North Sea - Energy Transition in Action
  • In this keynote presentation, Dr Andy Samuel provides the Oil and Gas Authority’s perspective on the role of the oil and gas industry in helping achieve net zero.
  • Learn the importance of the North Sea Transition Deal – designed to ensure a managed transition away from fossil fuels by investing in alternatives – and the vital role of the OGA in holding industry to account on its emissions reduction.
  • See a clear outline of Dr Samuel’s vision for the future of the UKCS, including energy integration, CCS and the leadership that’s required to ensure the basin can play a leading role in helping the UK achieve net zero.

OG Authority Andy Samuel Chief Executive OG Authority

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Digitalization
Keynote
09:15 - 10:00 CDT
Panel - Optimizing Operational Efficiency Through Digital
  • Look to the future of the digital upstream, understanding how to turn ideas into reality and radically reduce price per barrel.
  • Discover the data-driven technologies designed to make the most of your existing and minimized assets
  • Find out why digitalization offers a collaborative path to sustainable operations

bp Mariza Fotiou VP Digital Product Ownership & Design bp

Cognite Carolina Torres Sr Director of Energy Industry Transformation Cognite

Pioneer Natural Resources Rashi Gajula Automation & Digital Transformation Leader Pioneer Natural Resources

Bain Moderator: Jim Claunch Senior Advisor Bain

Keynote
10:00 - 10:15 CDT
Presentation - Leveraging Technology to Progress Sustainability
  • No matter where oil and gas companies are on their sustainability journey, technology can fuel their progress forward.
  • Executives from EY and Microsoft will discuss some of the key opportunities for surpassing stakeholder expectations around sustainability in a rapidly evolving world.

Ernst & Young LLP (US) Mitch Fane Americas Energy & Resources Leader Ernst & Young LLP (US)

Ernst & Young LLP (US) Uwa Airhiavbere Managing Director, Worldwide Oil & Gas Sector Microsoft

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Governance & Regulation
Keynote
10:15 - 10:30 CDT
Presentation - Back To The Future – 50 Years Of Petroleum Activity On The Norwegian Continental Shelf
  • There has been petroleum activity on the Norwegian continental shelf for more than 50 years. A well balanced and stable regulatory regime has transformed our petroleum resources to great values for the Norwegian society.
  • There are enough resources for Norway to have a petroleum industry for many years to come. Still, the industry is challenged. We shall continue to produce profitable oil and gas, but emissions from the production must be further reduced.
  • We face an exciting future, and we must use 50 years of knowledge and technology to develop new industries that can support the energy transition.

Norwegian Petroleum Directorate Ingrid Sølvberg Director General Norwegian Petroleum Directorate

O&G as Trailblazers for Net Zero
10:30 - 10:45 CDT
Presentation - Real Life Changes Driving the Energy Transtion
  • “Words are one thing, action is another” states Healy. TotalEnergies’ commitment to net zero is not limited to it’s brand re-vamp
  • Understand the ways in which this global supermajor is making tangible stages at every level of their business to avoid, reduce, and compensate for its carbon footprint
  • Hear a real-life case study on how 2 engineers drove a significant decrease in GHG emissions in one of the assets, making it possible to run with just one compressor, demonstrating the value in collaborations and questioning your everyday processes

TotalEnergies Christine Healy SVP Carbon Neutrality & Continental Europe, E&P Branch TotalEnergies

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Governance & Regulation
10:45 - 11:00 CDT
Fireside Chat - Adopting a New Strategy to Accelerate the Energy Transition
  • Get inspired: this CEO-led organisation demonstrates the power of collaboration and leadership in this international alliance and shared ambition to carry out the Paris Climate agreement.
  • Your call to action: Chair of the OGCI Executive Committee, Bjorn Otto Sverdrup, emphasises the need to reach net zero operations by 2050 as well as meet short-term targets for carbon (intensity of below 17 kilos / barrel) and methane (intensity well below 0.20).
  • Learn how to turn upstream green: Understand ways to lower the costs of needed technologies and how to implement them

OGCI Bjørn Otto Sverdrup Chair, Executive Committee OGCI

Governance & Regulation
11:00 - 11:15 CDT
Fireside Chat - What Federal Policies Will Enable the Energy Transition?
  • This conversation will focus on which U.S. Federal policies would encourage lower emissions and lower carbon energy, while still ensuring global energy demands are met.
  • In that context, the association leaders from IPAA and NOIA will discuss the important relationship reliable and responsible oil and natural gas has to tackling climate change and advancing ESG priorities, building jobs and economic growth, and supporting national security.

NOIA Erik Milito President NOIA

IPAA Daniel Naatz EVP IPAA

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O&G as Trailblazers for Net Zero & Digitalization
11:15 - 11:30 CDT
Presentation - Committing to the Cause: Hedge Your Bets on CCUS & Hydrogen
  • Carbon capture, utilization, and storage is an important emissions reduction technology that can be applied across the energy system, yet many doubt that it’s worth the investment.
  • Hear the latest benefits and potential of this modern technology.

Inpex Shoichi Kaganoi GM Hydrogen & CCUS Development Officer Inpex

Meeting Increasing Energy Demand
11:30 - 11:45 CDT
Fireside Chat - Managing Energy Demand
  • In their second fireside chat for the annual Reuters Future of Oil and Gas Conference, Deirdre Michie and Jim Claunch discuss the UK’s changing offshore oil and gas sector as it continues on its journey to net-zero.
  • Understand the importance of the industry in continuing to meet UK energy demand and provide the country with energy security, while at the same time playing a vital role in the energy transition.
  • Learn about the North Sea Transition Deal, a landmark agreement between the UK Government and the country’s oil and gas sector, which outlines how it will lower its own emissions footprint and help to decarbonise the economy, while at the same time continue to support supply chain companies as well as people and jobs across the country.

OGUK Deirdre Michie CEO OGUK

Bain Jim Claunch Senior Advisor Bain

Digitalization
11:45 - 12:00 CDT
Presentation - Digital & Data: A Key Driver For The Transformation Of The Energy Industry And Its Transition
  • The Energy industry is transforming itself and the trend is accelerating on the back of the Energy Transition.
  • Digital is now much more than an opportunity to increase internal efficiency and sell new products, it is a key enabler for the industry transformation.
  • Understand through this technical presentation how to take action and what systems you can put in place to make sustainable change within your operations.

Technip Energies Julie Cranga VP Digital Technip Energies

12:00 - 12:30 CDT
Networking Break

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