Transformative technologies

  • Keynote Programme Session: Transformative technologies to lower carbon footprint (decarbonisation, CCS)


    The UN has set 17 Sustainable Development Goals for all countries, rich or poor, to promote prosperity while protecting the planet. The goals address economic growth and social needs whilst tackling climate change and protecting the environment.

    Goal 7 is ‘Affordable & Clean Energy’ and Goal 13 is ‘Climate Action’.  The Oil & Gas industry is perhaps uniquely challenged with transforming its business model to contribute materially to both of those goals – lowering society’s carbon footprint whilst providing cheap sustainable energy. Even in the IEA’s Sustainable Development Scenario Projection whilst crude oil production decreases, natural gas production and demand continues to rise and demonstrates the importance of our industry to the energy transition and delivering the UN’s SDGs.

    Innovation, technology and commitment will be key to the industries success and our own sustainability and relevance in the eyes of the world. This session will explain the context within which the industry must deliver, whilst also investigating some of the key technologies companies are developing and adopting to lower their carbon footprint. We will also demonstrate the economic benefit of some of these measures and how they can be applied by almost any operator regardless of size.

    Chair: Phil Kirk, CEO, Chrysaor

    Co-Chair: Gordon Ballard, CEO, IOGP

  • Format


    Setting the oil & gas climate change agenda…and an early report on progress

    Jérôme Schmitt, Senior Vice President Innovation & Energy Efficiency at Total

    CCUS – how can upstream oil & gas contribute?  Will the economics work?

    Sam Gomersall, Pale Blue Dot Energy - Acorn CCUS Project

    Do you know your own emissions - the challenge of flaring and fugitive methane/GHG emissions

    Wendy Brown, IOGP Environmental Director

    Reduce, reuse, recycle – simple ways to lower the offshore carbon footprint..…and make money

    Dr Owain Tucker, Shell Global Deployment lead for CO2

    H2 and large scale CCUS

    Anna Korolko, Low Carbon Technology Lead for Equinor

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