This plenary will discuss what drives global energy trends from an IOC’s perspective — it also presents an opportunity to gain perspective, learn from colleagues and build the relationships that will enable us to meet the energy challenges of the future.
The market and economic developments of the past 24 months have created unexpected volatility and new industry challenges. It is necessary to understand the linkage between population growth, economic progress and the amount and type of energy used around the world. Growing populations continue to advance economically over time and seek better living standards, which leads to increased energy use. Regardless of where resources are located around the world, technology will remain a key to unlocking them in the most efficient, effective and environmentally safe manner. It is the people that will find solutions to meet this demand.
To bring these resources to the market will continue to require significant ongoing investment that effectively and efficiently manages the risks inherent in our industry. Our common industry goal is to deliver reliable, affordable energy to the consumer. That is a simple proposition, but of course, it is far more complex to make it a reality, particularly in a volatile environment. It is what has brought success to our industry in the past — a commitment to continued technological advancement and strong, sustainable partnerships.
Speakers will address different aspects of the drive for global energy trends including markets, energy demand, technology, people, environment and partnerships.
- Erik J Oswald, Vice President Exploration, Americas, ExxonMobil Exploration Company
- Jonathan Peachey, Vice President Exploration Portfolio & New Business, Shell
- Michel Hourcard, Senior Vice President Americas, Total
- Liz Schwarze, General Manager Africa and Latin America Exploration, Chevron
- William Tedesco, Vice President Exploration Gulf of Mexico, Anadarko