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.
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
|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?
|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?
|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
Managing stakeholder expectations
- Implementing sustainability policies in industry operations
|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
|19:00 - 21:00||
Networking Reception and Dinner
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 - 11:00||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
|11:00 - 11:30||Coffee Break|
|11:30 - 13:00||Expert Panel:|
Best Practices in engaging energy poverty and local communities
What can companies do to make a difference? How can they apply their expertise, facilities, supply chain, social responsibility policies and other resources to best effect when dealing with local communities and their needs?
Demonstrating best practices for strategies and new technologies to provide access to energy and clean cooking solutions, and creating effective social responsibility projects through local initiatives, industry experts share practical case studies of their experiences in getting a social license to operate.
|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
Closing Remarks and End of Conference
Vote of Thanks:
|16:30 - 18:00||
Inaugural Meeting of the WPC Sustainability Study Advisory Group