2 March 2023 • London, UK

The Energy Council gathered almost 40 senior executives from across the oil & gas industry for two advisory board meetings to discuss not only the oil & gas industry’s most pertinent challenges, but the solutions to those challenges ahead of this year’s World Energy Capital Assembly (London, 13-14 November 2023).

Over the course of the day, we discussed the role of advocacy, the impact of EPL 1 and 2 on the North Sea, access to funding, how to balance upstream projects with the energy transition and the role of technology in achieving net zero goals amongst others. Companies in attendance included Apache, Blackrock, Bank of America, bp, Shell, Equinor, State Street Global Advisors, Chevron, Schroders, BCG, Legal & General and many more.

  • How can we prove the role that the traditional energy companies have in the transition?
  • Capital availability for energy sector in 2023: what is necessary to attract lp capital in today’s market?
  • How will company disclosures evolve to help investors understand the credibility & resilience of their longterm energy transition strategy?
  • Natural gas as a transition fuel: net zero versus economic competitiveness versus geopolitical stability
  • Are the equity markets open for the independent O&G sector? What will the impact be on M&A?
  • How can advancements in help O&G companies to streamline operations, unlock free cash flow and identify new cost-saving opportunities?

We were joined by senior representatives from: 

Alvarez & Marsal, Apache, Bank of America, Barclays, BCG, BlackRock, bp, Buckthorn Partners, Chevron, Credit Suisse Asset, Equinor, EV Private Equity, Federated Hermes, Gulf Keystone Petroleum, Harbour Energy, HELPE Upstream, Houlihan Lokey, INEOS Energy, Investec, Kongsberg Digital, Latham & Watkins, Lazard Asset Management, Legal & General, Schroders, Shell, Shorelight Partners, Sintana Energy, The Carlyle Group, Viaro Energy and Wells Fargo.


Download the full report to discover some of the key takeaways from this insightful and timely discussion, and see the full list of our advisory board members.



Date: Thursday 2 March 2023
Location: London, UK


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