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

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?

Opening Remarks:
Tor Fjæran, President, World Petroleum Council
Dr. R.K. Malhotra, Director General, Federation of Indian Petroleum Industry (FIPI), India

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

CEO Panel:
Jeff Shellebarger, President, North America E&P, Chevron, USA
Abhishek Deshpande, Head Global Oil Market Research and Strategy, J.P. Morgan, USA
B. Anand, CEO, Nayara Energy, India
Dr. SSV Ramakumar, Director (R&D) Indian Oil Corporation Ltd.

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?

Michael Deal, Vice President, Asia Pacific and Middle East, ExxonMobil
Jim Herbertson, Technical Director, IPIECA 
Sashi Mukundan, Regional President and Head of Country, BP India
S.K. Moitra, Director (Onshore), ONGC

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

Prabhakar Nair, Vice President (BD), LanzaTech
Gajendra Kumar, Manager, Downstream, Stratas Advisors, Singapore
Dr. Anjan Ray, Director, CSIR - Indian Institute of Petroleum
N.K Bansal, Director (Oil Refining & Marketing) Federation of Indian Petroleum Industry (FIPI)

Pedro Miras Salamanca, Chairman, CORES, Spain and Vice President, WPC

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
Andrew Smart, Global Industry Managing Director for Oil and Gas, Accenture, UK
Vinod Tahiliani, Chief Executive Officer, India Gas Solutions Limited
Gerardo Uria, Senior Director, Membership & Global Industry Services, American Petroleum Institute (API), USA
P. Balasubramanian, CFO, Ratnagiri Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited
Biswajit Roy, Director (Business Development and HR) Oil India Ltd

Rajiv Bahl, Director (Finance), Federation of Indian Petroleum Industry (FIPI)

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

Amar Nath, Joint Secretary (Exploration), Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, India
A.K. Diwedi, Director (Exploration), ONGC
B. Ashok, CEO, Ratnagiri Refinery & Petrochemicals Ltd
Prabh Das, CEO, HPCL-Mittal Energy Ltd
Sneha Chanchani, Vice President Technical Functions BP, India
P. Raghavendran, President Refineries Business, Reliance Industries Ltd.

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

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

Keynote speakers:
Jean-Francois Poupeau, EVP Corporate Engagement, Schlumberger
Jakob Korsgaard, Managing Director, Maersk Drilling Norge and Vice President, Norwegian Shipowner’s Association, Norway
T.K. Sengupta, Director (E&P), Federation of Indian Petroeum Industry (FIPI)

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

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.

Ashutosh Jindal, Joint Secretary (Marketing), Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, India
Dr. Fuad Siala, Strategic Planning & Economic Services Department, OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID)
Milton Costa Filho, Secretary General, Brazilian Petroleum, Gas and Biofuels Institute (IBP), Brazil
Deepak Kumar Arora, Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Nayara Energy
Ali Rahneshin, Senior Analyst, Borzouyeh Petrochemical Company, Iran

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

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:
Anindya Chowdhury, Energy Transition Manager, Shell India
Stephane Rousselet, Chair, WPC Young Professionals and Consultant, France
Lucy Alexander, Engineering Specialist, Institute for Sustainability, an AIChE Tecnological Community, USA
Milton Costa Filho, Secretary General, Brazilian Petroleum, Gas and Biofuels Institute (IBP), Brazil
Ivan Marten, Senior Partner Emeritus, BCG and Member of the Board, Energy Access Platform (EAP), Spain

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

16:30 - 18:00

Inaugural Meeting of the WPC Sustainability Study Advisory Group
(by invitation)

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