The European Gas Conference (EGC) is the most important, geopolitical discussion in the midstream gas calendar. With Europe’s main supplier, Gazprom and hosts OMV officially supporting the gathering, EGC is the perfect opportunity to be with the most senior gas decision-makers in the European market.
Browse the presentations from our 2020 expert speakers.
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
It may seem as if the NOCs time as pure O&G players may be limited, but they are certainly not leaving the game. Oil and gas will remain central to energy security throughout the developing world and across much of the developed world, in industrial settings at the very least. What can be said with some certainty, is that a diverse energy mix that includes significant renewable generation is crucial to the mandate of NOCs to supply affordable and consistent energy to their population. read more
Latin America has historically been the recipient of vast attention by successive US administrations, seeing the South American nations as proxies to fight international disagreements. Yet in recent years, their regional neighbours have fallen down the pecking order of foreign policy concerns, even more so under former President Trump’s isolationist ‘America First’ policies. In lieu of direct US-influence, corporate actors have been lobbying South American governments to expand and liberalise their energy sectors with the intention of developing competitive markets in the natural gas and renewable energy generation sectors. 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
It is increasingly important to see what lies behind oil companies’ stated transition strategies, which have seen a step change in investment allocations since 2018. We reflect on how the IOCs are tracking with their energy transition goals so far in 2020. 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
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
The global energy transition firmly focused on the decarbonisation of the energy sources that are utilised to power everyday life. However, the Trump administration has shied away from committing to the decarbonisation of the energy sector 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
European Gas Conference 2020 Feedback
Interview with Jason Tate, Chief Operating Officer, European Gas & Power, BP