IP Week 2020: defining the industry’s role, delivering a low carbon future


25 – 27 February 2020
Intercontinental Park Lane, London


As one of the biggest events in the energy sector, IP Week brings together over 1,500 industry professionals from over 50 countries, making this internationally renowned event the place to hear the latest news and updates, debate key issues, share new ideas and network to form partnerships with oil and gas operators, clients and investors.

IP Week 2020 will explore how the oil and gas industry can be a key player in delivering a low carbon future. Whilst oil and gas supplies remain an essential resource, for now, the industry still needs to showcase the actions they are taking to transform how energy is provided to all parts of the world. What organizations, technologies, and operations are helping to shape the plan for a cleaner future? This event will bring together the most influential figures in the industry to outline their views, share future plans and explore how the innovation, technology, and talent we have at our fingertips will bring about this transformation.

As Energy Institute President Steve Holliday FREng FEI states“we close our ears to science and society at our peril”, but that “we won’t be able to manage the transition without the oil and gas industries playing a huge role too…they’ve got the capital, the intellectual and engineering capabilities to solve so many of these problems”.

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Confirmed speakers include:

  • HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, Secretary General, OPEC
  • Dr Fatih Birol HonFEI, Executive Director, International Energy Agency
  • Arnaud Breuillac, President Exploration & Production, Member of the Executive Committee, Total
  • Craig Bennett, Chief Executive, Friends of the Earth
  • Joan MacNaughton CB HonFEI, Chair of Board, The Climate Group
  • Ed Williams, Vice Chairman, Edelman Europe
  • Colette Cohen, Chief Executive Officer, The Oil & Gas Technology Centre
  • Yu Jiao, Vice President, Economic & Development Research Institute, SINOPEC
  • Dr Zhen Wang FEI, Deputy Director-General, Policy Research, CNPC
  • Chris Weafer, Founding Partner, Macro Advisory
  • Dr Sun Xiansheng, Secretary General, IEF
  • Mark Gyetvay, CFO & Deputy Chairman of the Management Board, NOVATEK
  • Paul McDade FEI, Chief Executive Officer, Tullow Oil
  • Dr Leena Srivastava, Deputy Director General for Science, IIASA
  • Louise Kingham OBE FEI, Chief Executive, Energy Institute

Topics explored include:

  • Defining the challenge:
    – Embracing the dual challenge of more energy with fewer emissions
    – Access to energy and climate change – where are we on the journey to 2030?
  • A view from the financial and investment community:
    – The cost of tackling climate change for oil and gas companies
    – Assessing climate risks and determining the opportunities for investment that create future value
    – The costs of doing nothing and what to expect from investors going forward
    – Financial returns vs diversified investment 

  • Defining our role and delivering low carbon energy
    – A view from the industry
    – What have we done so far to deliver the Paris agreement and how much faster do we need to go to get there?
    – What drives choices around organic growth, acquisition or new business models?
    – Which technologies will be the winners and losers in the goal to limit warming to 1.5 degrees?
    – Can we get there before 2050? If so, how?
    – Does exploration for oil stop at some point and if so, when?
    – What is the sector doing to mitigate the impacts of climate change on its own operations?
    – A view from the NGO community, Civil Society, Consumer and State
  • Ingredients for the recipe of success – what are the enablers of change that we need?
    – Technology at our fingertips
    – Today’s R&D for future solutions
    – Talent and skills
  • Energy Outlook 2020
  • The shifts of energy and its impact on geopolitics 
    – Today’s geopolitical influences and how they are changing and affecting markets
    – What role does geopolitics play in a low carbon world – how does it shift, what are the drivers and what impact could it have? 
    – Shifting politics and power as the industry transforms
    – The geopolitics of energy in driving a low carbon future 

  • Africa outlook: driving sustainable growth for transforming economies
    – The regional SDG challenge to 2030 – balancing access to energy with providing clean energy
    – The changing shape of Africa’s energy mix
    – Options for the transformation
    – Getting the best from our operations today
    – Improving access to energy
    – Power Africa Roadmap: how impactful has it been so far?
    – The role that State leadership must play

  • Asia outlook: meeting demand and achieving sustainability
    – Asia’s SDG challenge to 2030 – balancing demand growth and access to energy with achieving sustainability goals
    – The role that international finance can play to accelerate meeting climate and energy goals across the region
    – The changing shape of Asia’s energy mix – where are we now and where do we need to be?
    – China’s journey to a sustainable energy mix, and its international investment strategy
    – India’s progress on the four pillars of its energy future
    – Transformation as a key gas hub: Insights into Singapore and Shanghai

  • Middle East Summit 

Attend IP Week to learn how to adapt your business model to respond quickly to rapidly changing market conditions, review future plans for the oil and gas sector, and network with high-profile senior figures from across the energy industry.

For more information and to book your place, please visit ipweek.co.uk or contact Amna at akhan@energyinst.org.