18 - 20 February 2019 | Renaissance Hotel, Mumbai, India

Conference Outline

Conference Outline

A global conference on industry leadership in Responsible Operations, International Cooperation and Sustainable Solutions for the petroleum sector.

Through responsible actions and close cooperation with all stakeholders the oil and gas industry will be able to contribute to sustainable solutions. The World Petroleum Council will be bringing together industry leaders to discuss and demonstrate the best available technology and practices in order to minimize impacts and risks to the people and environments where we operate around the world. By highlighting the industry’s strategies and sharing best practices, we can contribute to raising the standards across the sector.

Key themes: 

1.     Engaging Energy Poverty

2.     Energy Transitions

3.     Industry responses to Climate Change

With global population projected to grow to nearly ten billion by 2050 energy demand continues to rise. All energy sources will be needed to provide affordable, reliable and modern energy services for everyone. The oil and gas sector is at the forefront of creating sustainable energy solutions, reducing energy emissions and increasing energy efficiency.

Cooperation between all stakeholders is key to achieving a successful energy transition to a low-carbon future. At this event we will be looking at how the oil and gas industry is responding to these challenges and leading the way in sharing best practices, engaging local communities and raising standards across its operations in order to ensure smarter, safer and sustainable access to energy for all.

Agenda at a glance 

Day 1, 18th February 2019

All day Meeting of the WPC Congress Programme Committee
All day B2B Meetings with Indian companies (arranged by FIPI)
19:00 onwards Welcome Reception

Day 2, 19th February 2019

Welcome Remarks

                                               Tor Fjæran, President, World Petroleum Council
                                               Sanjiv Singh, Chairman, Federation of Indian Petroleum Industry (FIPI), India

09:00 - 10:30 Opening Plenary
Energy  Transition - the changing role of the oil and gas industry

With world population due to reach nearly 10 billion people by 2050, the need for energy has never been greater. How this energy is produced and used is pivotal in reducing the global carbon footprint. Anticipating and responding to global developments is leading to a transformation of oil and gas companies into energy businesses, who put sustainability at the top of their agenda What are the key scenarios and how can industry meet the expectations from their stakeholders, including local communities, finance and shareholders?

Dr Sun Xiansheng, Secretary General, International Energy Forum (IEF)

CEO Panel:
Shashi Shankar, Chairman and Managing Director, ONGC, India
Bjorn Otto Sverdrup, Senior Vice President of Sustainability, Equinor, Norway
Jeff Shellebarger, President, North America E&P, Chevron, USA

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:30 CEO Panel / Round Table
Leadership Perspectives: Making Energy Access for all a reality

One of the greatest challenges of our time is to provide safe, reliable, affordable and modern energy to a growing population. How can we do that in a sustainable way? As we are going through the energy transition, how can governments and businesses cooperate to achieve this goal? What is the industry’s role and contribution to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? What impact will pricing have on achieving these objectives?

Sanjiv Singh, Chairman, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd, India
Sashi Mukandan, Regional President and Head of Country, BP India
Brian Sullivan, Executive Director, IPIECA

Dr. R.K. Malhotra, Director General, Federation of Indian Petroleum Industry (FIPI)

12:30 - 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 - 15:30 Breakout Panels
Stream 1: Technology

Cleaner Fuels - Innovative Technologies for safe and clean downstream operations

a.     Refineries / petro-chemicals
b.     Biofuels
c.      Natural gas as a cleaner fuel option (CNG / LNG)
d.     IMO / sulphur reduction

Stream 2:

Managing stakeholder expectations

- Implementing sustainability policies in industry operations
- Impact of banks and insurance provider guidelines and indices
- Building bridges - initiatives between industry and stakeholders
- Good governance and reporting mechanisms

James McFarland, Member of the Board, Valeura Energy, Canada

15:30 - 16:00 Tea Break
16:00 - 17:30 Special Keynote Session

Energy transitional challenges in the wake of growing energy demand in India

Dr Sun Xiansheng, Secretary General, International Energy Forum (IEF)

For more information on the conference program and speakers please contact Ulrike Von Lonski, Director of Communications, WPC at [email protected] 

Day 3, 20th February 2019

09:00 - 10:30 Plenary Panel
Increasing safety, environmental protection and energy efficiency: Impact of Digitalization

Driving the next generation of secure, consistent and innovative technologies to make a more sustainable business

Using emerging technologies to rapidly bring down costs, make operations safer, and lower the carbon footprint

Keynote speakers:
Dan Domeracki, Vice President, Government and Industry Relations, Schlumberger  
Jakob Korsgaard, Managing Director, Maersk Drilling Norge and Vice President, Norwegian Shipowner’s Association, Norway

Kjell – Einar Eriksson, Vice President Digital Partnering, DNV GL - Oil & Gas, Norway

10:30 - 11:00

Special Keynote:
Industry leadership on emission reduction and methane management

Pratima Rangarajan, CEO, OGCI Climate Investments
BC Tripathi, CMD, GAIL India Ltd

11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 - 13:00 Breakout Panels
Stream 1: Technology

Energy access and clean cooking solutions
Best practices and new technologies to provide access to energy

Practical case studies 

Dr. Fuad Siala, Strategic Planning & Economic Services Department, OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID)

Dr Pierce Riemer, Director General, World Petroleum Council and Chair, Energy Access Platform – an industry initiative

Stream 2: Strategy

Engaging Local Communities

- Local initiatives
- Getting a license to operate
- ARPEL / IPIECA members

Noke Kiroyan, Executive Chairman and Chief Consultant, Kiroyan Partners, Indonesia

13:00 - 14:30 Lunch Break
14:30 - 16:00 

Interactive Closing Keynote Panel: "Taking the next step - what way forward for sustainability in oil and gas?"

- Role of oil and gas in creating sustainable solutions
- Future impact on refining and petrochemical sector
- Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
- Strengthening industry collaboration and Creating partnerships with other stakeholders

Keynote Panel:
Shashi Shanker, President, United Nations Global Compact Network India and Chair, Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Body, India
Anindya Chowdhury, Energy Transition Manager, Shell India
Stephane Rousselet, Chair, WPC Young Professionals and Consultant, Bain & Company Inc, France
Lucy Alexander, Engineering Specialist, Institute for Sustainability, an AIChE Technological Community, USA

Sven Mollekleiv, Senior Vice President and Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, DNV GL and Honorary President, Norwegian Red Cross, Norway


Closing Remarks and End of Conference 

Concluding Remarks:   
Tor Fjæran, President, World Petroleum Council

Vote of Thanks:
Dr. R.K. Malhotra, Director General, Federation of Indian Petroleum Industry (FIPI), India

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