2019 World Energy Capital Assembly Speaker Presentations
Every year the Oil & Gas Council brings together international energy executives, investors and financers in London for the World Energy Capital Assembly. WECA is the largest conference in Europe dedicated to the capitalisation and development of the industry. It provides unrivalled access and introductions to global deal and market makers to help accelerate the development of the hydrocarbon industry.
Browse the presentations from our 2019 expert speakers.
Keith Hill, President & CEO & Director, Africa Oil
Africa Oil talks how it has become the model E&P in Africa over the past decade. As it adds production in Nigeria it is now enters a new exciting phase of development.
Gil Holzman, President & Chief Executive Officer Eco Atlantic
Atlantic Margin Plays in offshore Guyana have proved very lucrative in recent times. Here Gil talks Namibia and what is in store in South America beyond 2020.
Majid Shafiq, Chief Executive Officer i3 Energy
2019 saw the unlocking of huge material value in the UK North Sea for i3. Here we see how and future plans.
Frank Pluta, Global Head Of Industry Group - Energy Natixis
Frank Pluta discusses the contradiction between capital discipline and ongoing generous returns from majors. How do we address the massive need for investments? Timelines for renewables and ongoing competitiveness of hydrocarbons.
Mathios Rigas, Chief Executive Officer, Energean
The sustainable E&P company of the future and how through a focus on gas we can reduce our CO2 footprint
The Energy Council sat down with Dan Morrison, Industry Principal Consultant O&G, Hexagon in Partnership with Progressive TSL, who is an expert speaker for the World Energy Capital Assembly 2022. Find out more. read more
The matrix of threats emerging from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine make it difficult to keep abreast of developments, whether these be the increase of global oil and gas prices, or the effect of sanctions, or which states could assist Russia in avoiding the impacts of sanctions, or how wheat prices will begin to soar. As most of us watch from the sidelines, trying to navigate how the markets will respond to these threats and how, in turn, that may affect our daily lives – we can be overwhelmed by the tsunami of information analyzing and predicting outcomes. read more
The broad macro effects of the Russo-Ukrainian War on oil and gas supplies upended the global energy markets, creating varied questions to the energy security of many nations. The most drastically affected have undoubtedly been the Ukrainians themselves, yet the over-reliance on Russian oil and gas supplies has led to a scramble for alternative supplies - most notably by European states. However, the constraints created by this market shock could provide the impetus to engage more constructively with low-carbon fuels, encourage investments into publicly-traded oil majors with net-zero strategies and hopefully, underscore the struggles of the 900 million people without access to electricity prior to the war. read more
Ahead of WECA 2020, we spoke with Nick Carnrite, Managing Director at The Carnrite Group, on their entrance to the UK market, the challenges facing the Energy industry and how they are supporting the sector through these times. read more
We know what the target is as well as why we need to achieve it. The question is rather on the how. How do we transform our businesses and our life-styles without jeopardising the functioning of our society or global growth? read more
Institutional funds have increased their pressure on the world’s largest oil and gas companies to further and hasten their commitments to meet a carbon output of net-zero by 2050. What happens to 'independents'? read more
Mergers and acquisitions are heating up in the oil and gas sector as prices stabilise and quality assets enter the market. Over $20 billion in deals has been completed in recent months with more set to come. read more
A report by the OGTC & Wood Mackenzie highlights the array of opportunities in the United Kingdom's path to decarbonisation & net-zero.
The United Kingdom Continental Shelf in the North Sea has long been a prominent location for the exploration and production of oil and gas. However, as the nation pushes toward carbon neutrality by 2050, how will these competing industries develop? read more
On 14th April, the Green Recovery Alliance was formed by members of the European Parliament together with ministers, CEOs, NGOs and trade unions from across Europe. The Alliance’s core aim is to ensure that the fight against climate change is central to the economic strategies that European countries adopt in their recovery after the COVID-19 pandemic. read more
Amidst the daily sobering news which is inevitably focused on the COVID-19 pandemic and struggling societies and economies, there are positive and exciting things happening, one being Total announcing their commitment to NetZero. read more
Energy transition will be at a crossroads when the world gets out of the current health crisis: will we base the recovery on a sustainable model or will we, once again, justify unsustainable policies and practices with the need to “get growth back on track”? read more
Katie Jackson, Executive Vice President for Commercial and NBD at Shell, is one of the most active and prominent women in the business. Jackson’s range of expertise – including her start as a drilling engineer, her time in banking, followed by her move into industry management – have long made her a valuable asset and leader. Jackson delivers flagship deals for Shell building on her rich, industry experience, creativity, strong relationships, and understanding of the market. read more
Fiona MacAulay’s technical credentials over 30 years of oil and gas experience is what now makes her one of the most respected CEO’s in the industry. Taking over the helm of Independent Oil & Gas at the start of 2019, follows a succession of appointments to boards of energy companies desperate for her knowledge and experience. Of the five women leading FTSE 100 oil and gas companies, MacAulay is the only one who built her experience as an oil professional. No wonder she’s in such demand! read more
As CEO of Vår Energi, Kristin Kragseth led the acquisition of ExxonMobil’s North Sea assets in a move that catapulted Vår into being one of the region’s biggest producers. Ms. Kragseth’s long career in production management perfectly placed her to lead Vår Energi as they sought to cement their position on the Norwegian Shelf. With Kristin at the helm and currently producing more than 180,000 bpd with reserves of 1,250 million – Vår Energi will be a leading player for some time to come. read more
Last year’s winner, Energean, has enjoyed another headline-grabbing year, illustrating the opportunities available for Small Caps to expand operations and become household names. The shortlisted companies for this year’s award have all enjoyed significant success during the past 12 months. read more
Going forward, companies will have to focus on adopting creative business models, finding hidden opportunities and novel geological plays, and employing both a technically experienced and creative and energetic management team to ensure they can successfully deliver on both technical and financial goals, as well as investors expectations. read more
There are two energy transitions happening. Both are changing the deployment of capital in the oil and gas business. The first is the one everyone talks about: the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy like wind and solar power. The second ,In North America, the process transition to horizontal, multi-stage hydraulic fracturing over the past dozen years has yielded spectacular oil and gas production growth. read more
Nimble, focused, bold – we believe small and mid-cap companies of the future will not sit back and rely on inherited approaches to asset management. The leaders in the sector will be action takers, blending the latest in technical innovation with people power. read more
Although new exploration is expected to bounce back from 2018 levels, the OGUK has cautioned that drilling activity continues to stand at a “record low rate” and supply chain firms remain under significant financial stress. read more
Matthew Knight Interview
Head: Business Development – Power and Gas, Siemens