Brian Carey, Strategic Growth Director of Kongsberg Digital joins the podcast to discuss the role of digitilisation and innovation in the Oil & Gas industry and how ESG will continue to shape and mould the sector. Listen to the full episode here.
Africa is a big continent, and many countries are at different stages of development from economic and energy access perspectives. The key drivers in the region include commitments to the Paris climate agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), one of which is access to clean and affordable energy. Read more here.
An African energy renaissance may be on the horizon, promising a reversal of fortunes for energy security across the continent. The oil and gas sector had shown exceptional promise prior to the Covid demand drop and subsequent project delays, nowhere else had a comparable rate of new oil and gas field discoveries. The result is a continental energy market that has embraced the potential for rapid development off the back of a natural resource boon.
Gas-to-Power is the popular choice among African states looking to diversify their energy mix away from coal, with gas power generation accounting for two-thirds of new capacity. Natural gas and LNG have been enjoying a renaissance in their broad utility throughout the energy transition, spurned onwards in popularity with the successive gas discoveries all along the African coast.
Due to the politicised nature of the Energy sector in Mexico, strong policies and foundations for successful monetization has fallen by the way side. A degree of politicisation is expected in national oil companies, and when looking around the globe this is often the case. However, in the instance of Mexico, politicisation is the defining feature.
The fall in commodity prices has required the industry to challenge and reduce the costs of every aspect of the energy sector.
Exxon recruited geoscientists at my university and the opportunity to work at Exxon Research under Peter Vail in Seismic Stratigraphy was an offer not to be refused.
I am Executive Vice President, Strategy & Corporate Development. I (along with Suncor’s CEO) have responsibility for Strategic Direction of the Corporation.
Energean is an independent E&P company with a focus on the East Mediterranean and North Africa, and is the only company producing oil and gas in Greece.
I worked in the Middle East (Oman) for six years and worked on China-Oman oil technology cooperation.
Peng Ciming, Chief Expert, Business Strategy and Planning, Sinopec International Petroleum Corporation (SIPC)
I was student hunted by an IOC in 1981 and joined oil and gas ever since.
I have spent my whole career in the gas and energy services industry, my first job position being in the gas transmission sector.
Prior to my position at SK Innovation as VP of E&P Strategy & Planning, I have been involved in the oil and gas industry as an attorney in a major US law firm and as an investment banker and asset manager at Wall Street.
I was looking to move in-house just after the 1998 Asian economic crisis. A ex classmate offered me a role at Shell where they had an urgent opening to fill, and my experience was a good fit.
I was scholar of an oil and gas company that assigned me into oil and gas division during my practical training.
I joined a law firm that was involved with oil and gas, as soon as I became admitted to the PNG Bar.
I started downstream with a 200MW barge-mounted power-plant in 1995 in a country that no one else wanted to go to. Since then the energy industry, downstream & upstream, has been a passion of mine.