21st World Petroleum Congress

15 - 19 June, 2014, Moscow, Russia

SP01 –Global Launch of the BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2014
Monday 16 June 11.45-13.15 (PL-Hall)

The Review has been published for 62 years and is one of the most widely respected and authoritative documents in the field of energy economics. Professionals in the media, academia, world governments and energy companies value the Review as a comprehensive and reliable reference.

Session Chair: Daniel Yergin, Vice Chair, IHS, and Pulitzer Prize Winner for “The Prize”, USA
Keynote Speaker: Christof Rühl, Group Chief Economist and Vice President, BP, UK
Panel: Bob Dudley, CEO, BP, UK
Alexander Novak,
Minister of Energy, Russia

 

SP02 –Arctic development challenges - partnerships among industry & governments
Monday 16 June 10.15-11.45 (PL-Hall)

Session Chair: Prof. Anatoly Zolotukhin, Counsellor, International Affairs, Research Director, Institute of Arctic Petroleum Technology, Gubkin University, Russia
Keynote Speakers: 

Stephen Greenlee, President, ExxonMobil Exploration Company, USA
Tim Dodson, Executive Vice President, Statoil, Norway
Oleg Mikhaylov, Vice President, Bashneft, Russian Federation
Michel Hourcard, Senior Vice President Development, TOTAL, France

 

SP03 –Big data – impact on the industry
Monday 16 June 10.15-11.15 (Room 6)

The oil and gas industry is entering a new generation of digital transformation. As companies take in petabytes of data every day, the ability to manage this data and apply insights to everything from operations to financial management is critical. The key challenges include the volume, velocity and variety of data used. With the latest techniques and technologies new opportunities are emerging and lower costs of data acquisition are accelerating exponential growth. Companies are realising value by leveraging big data to provide new insights into surface facilities and the subsurface. There is also a great deal of potential value in applying big data approaches to operational efficiency improvements, new insights into the reservoir and facility, and improvements in process safety. Other applications of big data include price optimisation, financial strategies and strategic planning. The session will explore this emerging platform for new business value in the oil and gas sector.

Session Chair:

Celestine Vettical, VP, Intelligent Energy Products & Technology Baker Hughes, Reservoir Development Services (RDS), USA

Keynote Speakers: Tobias Becker, Senior Vice President, Head of Control Technologies Business Unit, ABB, Switzerland
Francois Auzerais, Senior technical advisor, Production Group, Schlumberger, France
Arjen Dorland, Executive Vice President, Technical and Competitive IT (TaCIT), Shell

 

SP04 –Technology - The next wave of upstream innovation
Monday 16 June 16.00-17.30 (PL-Hall)

The main objective will be to discuss the recent and future technological innovations that will enable our industry to continue exploring and developing oil and natural gas in increasingly more challenging frontiers, while ensuring safe and environmentally sound operations. Each speaker will present an example of their choice of technical achievement in the industry.

Session Chair: Olivier Appert, Chairman and CEO, IFP Energies nouvelles (IFPEN), France
Plenary Speakers: Henriette Undrum, VP Frontier Developments, R&D, Statoil, Norway
Sara Ortwein, President, ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company, USA
Anelise Lara, Executive Manager, Pre-salt development, Petrobras, Brazil
Gerald Schotman, Chief Technology Officer, Shell
Khaled Al Buraik, Vice President, Engineering and Development, Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia

 

 

SP05 –Reserves and Resource Classification and Reporting: Responding to a Changing World
Monday 16 June 16.00-17.30 (Room 5)

Whilst there have been substantial changes in the regulations for reporting reserves and resources, there have also been substantial changes regarding the location and nature of petroleum resources. The shift to a growing dependence on unconventional resources creates challenges and opportunities for classification systems.  Over the last decades this has led to a gradual migration from the initial approach of classifying resources in the ground to classifying investment projects by what they can produce.  Regulatory and standard setting bodies with national and multinational scopes, professional societies and associations, global organizations and industry have all contributed to update the earlier classification systems to reflect advances in technology and to ensure credibility in reserves and resource reporting, but has enough been done?  The energy industry additionally lives in an increasingly carbon-constrained world; one response has been for a number of oil and gas companies to grow their alternative energy activities.  What would the benefits be for the sector to have a classification system that could apply to both renewable and non-renewable energy projects?

Session Chair: David MacDonald, Chair, Expert Group on Resource Classification / VP Reserves, BP
Keynote Speakers: Grigory Vygon, Director, Energy Research Centre, Skolkovo Business School
Dr. Nimat B. Abu Al-Soof, Consultant, Corporate Planning Unit, OPEC Fund for International Development
Andy Brogan, Partner, E&Y, UK
Bernard Seiller, VP Reserves, Total, France

 

SP06 – WPC – Economics of Energy in a Changing World
Monday 16 June 16.00-17.30 (Room 6)

The world is evolving quickly, and its energy demands and mix are evolving at an accelerated pace. How are these needs going to be met through economic and policy instruments that balance technology, the environment, and cost to society? Some of the topics discussed in this session include energy intensity and productivity, modelling of energy economic systems, optimal energy transition paths, the automotive sector, smart grids, oil and gas markets, and other topics in which the interplay between policy, economics, technology, the environment, and societal cost play an important role in shaping the global energy future.

Session Chair: Dr. Muhammad Saggaf, President of King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC), Saudi Arabia
Keynote Speakers: Zulandi van der Westhuizen, Deputy Director Scenarios and Resources, WEC
Svetlana Ikonnikova, Energy Economist, Bureau of Economic Geology, University of Texas, USA

 

SP07 – Inspirational Leadership: Promoting talent in the industry
Tuesday 17 June 14.15-15.45 (Room 6)

The panel will debate how best to attract, manage, and retain talented staff of diverse backgrounds and share their vision of inspirational leadership in order to influence the future of the business, partnerships, and deliver results.

Session Chair: Dr. Jeff Spath, 2014 SPE President and Vice President Industry & University Relations, Schlumberger, France
Keynote Speakers: Nishi Vasudeva, Chair and MD, Hindustan Petroleum CL, India
Remi Eriksen, Group Executive VP and COO, DNV GL
Uju Ifejika, CEO, Britannia U Company, Nigeria
Vladislav Pozdyshev, Vice President for Human Resources, Bashneft, Russia
Celine Rottier, Chair, WPC Youth Committee

 

SP08 – Changing the image of the industry
Tuesday 17 June 16.00-17.30 (Room 6)

Session Chair: Ulrike von Lonski, Director of Communication, WPC
Keynote Speakers: Galen Cobb, VP Industry Relations, Halliburton, USA
Eng. Jorge Ciacciarelli, Exectuive Secretary, ARPEL, Uruguay
Katharina Gruenberg, UK Representative, WPC Youth Committee
Erik Means, Editor-in-Chief, Upstream Committee

 

SP09 – Ministerial RT on the theme of “Responsibly Energising a Growing World”
Wednesday 18 June 12.00-13.00 (PL-Hall)

Session Chair: Jozsef Toth, Incoming President World Petroleum Council, Hungary
Keynote Speakers: Murat Mercan, Deputy Minister for Energy and Natural Resources, Turkey

 

SP10 –IEA Presentation of 2014 Medium-Term Oil Market Report (MTOMR)
Wednesday 18 June 12.00-13.00 (Room 6)

Keynote Presenter: Keisuke Sadamori, Director, Energy Markets and Security
Presenter: Antoine Halff, Head Oil Industry & Markets Division, IEA

 

SP11 –Social Responsibility in the oil and gas industry: Earning a Social License to Operate
Wednesday 18 June 14.15-15.45 (PL-Hall)

Session Chair: Dr. Randy Gossen, Past President, WPC, and Member of the Board, Bashneft, Canada
Keynote Speakers: Suleiman Jasir Al-Herbish, Director General, the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID)
Brady Murphy, Senior Vice President, Business Development & Marketing, Global BD, Halliburton, USA
Jose Francisco Arata, President, Pacific Rubiales, Colombia
Isabel Chuvambe Chileshe, Project and Development Manager, National Petroleum Institute of Mozambique

 

SP13 – Youth: shaping the legacy for a sustainable energy future
Wednesday 18 June 16.00-17.30 (PL-Hall)

This session is hosted by the future leaders of the oil and gas industry – the WPC Youth Committee.  Today’s leaders of the industry will provide perspectives on our energy future to guide young professionals and students.  The youth will lead a discussion on the outcomes of a survey of over 1,000 of their peers globally addressing industry perception.  The panel will discuss existing policies, cooperative frameworks, business models, trends in innovation, and retention & integration of youth, as they relate to achieving a sustainable energy future. The conversation will highlight both how existing industry issues are being addressed, and the key issues that future leaders will need to continue to manage.

 An initiative by the WPC Youth Committee

 

SP14 –Emergency preparedness and industry cooperation
Wednesday 18 June 16.00-17.30 (Block 2)

The Special Session will evaluate current processes in dealing with emergencies in oil and gas production and operations and looking at how closer industry cooperation can aid in dealing with the prevention and management of major incidents.

Session Chair:  
Keynote Speakers: Leif Joar Kvamme, CEO, NOFO (Norwegian Clean Seas Association for Operating Companies), Norway
Peter Taylor, Manager, Oil Spill Preparedness Regional Initiative for the Caspian Sea, Black Sea and Central Eurasia, UK
Alexey Taycher, President, SG-Trans, Russia

 

SP15 – Regulatory Agencies - Best practices and case studies around the world
Wednesday 18 June 16.00-17.30 (Block 3)

This session will gather the chief officers of regulatory agencies from various countries who will discuss best practices and exchange experiences on promoting the exploration and development of national oil and natural gas resources while ensuring maximum generation of wealth and benefits for all stakeholders involved.

Session Chair: Dr. Jozsef Toth, Senior Vice President, WPC
Keynote Speakers: Magda Chambriard, Director General, Agência Nacional de Petróleo, Gás Natural e Biocombustiveis, Brazil
Lindiwe Mekwe, Acting CEO, Petroleum Agency, South Africa
Bente Nyland, Director General, Norwegian Petroleum Directorate, Norway
Javier Betancourt Valle, President, Agencia Nacional de Hidrocarburos, Colombia

 

SP16 – WPC-IGU Gas Forum: The role of LNG in an unconventional world
Wednesday 18 June 16.00-17.30 (Room 6)

Session Chair: Adi Karev, Global Head Oil & Gas and Managing Partner (AP/China) Energy & resources, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, Hong Kong
Keynote Speakers:

Jerome Ferrier, President, IGU
HE Mohamed Hussein Adeli, Secretary General, GECF
HE Kevin Ramnarine, Minister of Energy and Energy Affairs, Trinidad and Tobago

 

SP17 – Remediation initiatives
Thursday 19 June 10.45-11.45 (Room 5)

Session Chair: Dr. Anja Sinke, Remediation Management, BP and Task Force Leader, IPIECA Remediation Good Practice Guide
Keynote Speakers: Ulf Svahn, Managing Director, Swedish Petroleum and Biofuels Institute, Sweden

 

SP18 – Unconventional resources: economics and regulations
Thursday 19 June 14.15-15.45 (Room 6)

Session Chair: Michael Hurley, Energy Advisory Leader, PwC, UK
Keynote Speakers:

James J. Zullig, Director, ExxonMobil Russia / ExxonMobil Exploration Company, USA
Sylvia Anjos, President, Brazilian Association of Petroleum Geologists (ABGP) and General Manager of E&P-applied geology, Brasil
Prof. Stanislaw Rychlicki, Former Chairman, Supervisory Board, Polish Oil and Gas Company (PGNiG) and AGH UST Krakow, Poland
Randi Martinsen, President AAPG and Senior Lecturer, University of Wyoming, USA

 

SP19 - Iran Gas Institute Survey: Global Energy Governance and Planet Earth 
Thursday 19 June 10.45–11.45 (Room 6)

The global temperature has, during the last three decades, and will continue to rise at an accelerated rate, mainly due excessive burning of coal and other fossil fuels. Global Warming is real and the consequences on the eco-systems of our planet are irreversible. Our survey shows that the impact of the emissions of the methane from the permafrost will seriously worsen the situation. Accordingly we have concluded that fundamental reforms in the global energy governance are needed to avoid further dangerous changes to the ecosystems of our planet. This aim can be achieved by constitutional and global agreements and co- operations for the required changes in the world energy policies to limit global temperature rise to safe levels. Immediate, sustained and substantial actions that will change global energy mix and consumption patterns are essential. As a main part of our proposal, we are urging the main energy players to help propel a transition from coal to cleaner-burning natural gas as a way to curb greenhouse gas emissions.

Session Chair: Mansour Daftarian, Deputy Chairman of Iranian Petroleum Institute (IPI) and Chairman of Iranian Gas Institute (IGI)
Keynote Speakers:

Prof.  Mohammad Reza Omidkhah, Dep Chairman of  IGI, Chairman, Iran Chemical Engineers Institute
Dr. Majid Mohammadi, Deputy for Institute for International Energy Studies, I.I.E.S.
Dr. Saied Pakseresht, Director of R&D, National Iranian Gas Company, NIGC 
Mr. Azizollah Ramzani, Director of International Affairs, NIGC

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