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Official forecasts suggest that oil and gas will remain a vital part of the UK’s energy mix as we move towards Net Zero. The last 12 months the super major oil and gas companies have announced their Net Zero strategy and are they now transiting into a sustainable energy company. Energy transition requires industry to make real progress in reducing its carbon footprint through emission reductions initiatives, including electrification, and energy efficiency measures.

Agenda

“ The Oil & Gas Authority have announced that “managing declining North Sea production to maximise value, minimising greenhouse gas emissions and reducing reliance on hydrocarbon imports are all essential.” OGA’s UKCS energy integration project, has the potential to make a significant contribution to achieving the UK’s 2050 Net Zero targets through Carbon Capture & Storage (CCS), hydrogen, Offshore renewable's wind, wave and tidal ”

Official forecasts suggest that oil and gas will remain a vital part of the UK’s energy mix as we move towards Net Zero. The last 12 months the super major oil and gas companies have announced their Net Zero strategy and are they now transiting into a sustainable energy company. Energy transition requires industry to make real progress in reducing its carbon footprint through emission reductions initiatives, including electrification, and energy efficiency measures.


The Oil & Gas Authority have announced that “managing declining North Sea production to maximise value, minimising greenhouse gas emissions and reducing reliance on hydrocarbon imports are all essential.” OGA’s UKCS energy integration project, has the potential to make a significant contribution to achieving the UK’s 2050 Net Zero targets through Carbon Capture & Storage (CCS), hydrogen, Offshore renewables wind, wave and tidal.


At The Future of the North Sea: Energy Transition to Net Zero you will be joined by 200+ oil and gas operators government officials, regulators, key industry stake holders, leading academia and service companies all working to one goal to ensure the UK Oil & Gas Sector achieves its Net Zero targets. 

Sessions One and Two

Session 1 - UK Policy & Net Zero Strategy

The Oil & Gas Authority has recently released its roadmap to Net Zero in May 2020, with a core aim to help industry and government achieve the target of Net Zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. With COVID 19 having such an impact on the Oil & Gas Sector and climate change at the forefront of government and industries mind plus the countries need for economic growth, this is now the time for industry and government to work together to provide an economical sustainable energy source. There is a need to ensure that Net Zero targets are met in order to position the UK as a world leader in energy transition.

Schedule:

  • 9:25 Chair Opening address
  • 9:30 Paul Wheelhouse Minister for Energy, Connectivity, Scottish Government
  • 9:50 Jonathan Dredge, Head of Energy Transition , Oil & Gas Authority
  • 10:10 Martyn Tulloch, Net Zero Solution Lead, Oil & Gas Technology Centre
  • 10:30 Main Sponsor
  • 10:50 Q&A
  • 11:00 Coffee & Networking Break

Session 2 - Operators Road to Net Zero

Over the last 12 months we have seen the “Super Majors” transition from an Oil & Gas company to an Energy company and set their own Net Zero targets. In this session we will hear from the biggest producers in the UKCS on their Net Zero Road Map and the challenges they face in this new energy transition era. The session will explore the different challenges that operators need to address to move to a low carbon future and outlay the blueprint of how they plan to achieve Net Zero.

Schedule:

  • 11:45 Emeka Emembolu Senior Vice Preisdent North Sea, BP
  • 12:05 Case Study
  • 12:25 Phil Kirk, Chief Executive Officer, Chrysaor
  • 12:45 Case Study
  • 13:05 Q&A
  • 13:15 Lunch & Networking

Sessions Three and Four

Session 3 - Carbon Capture & Storage

With decommissioning due to cost government & industry around £47bn by 2050, carbon capture storage has a key role to play to reduce the costs of decommissioning while reducing the oil and gas sectors carbon emission. This session will review the current CCS projects in the North Sea and how the current oil and gas infrastructure will play a key part in developing a sustainable CCS industry in the UK.

Schedule:

  • 14:15 Chairs Opening Address
  • 14:20 Case Study
  • 14:40 Acorn Project Case Study
  • 15:00 Case Study
  • 15:20 Mike Stephenson, Director of Science & Technology, British Geological Service
  • 15:40 Q&A
  • 15:50 Coffee & Networking Break

Session 4 - Hydrogen Production & Projects

With Hydrogen now becoming the transition energy source for all governments in the UK , this session will discuss how Hydrogen will become the transition fuel from oil and gas into renewables. This session will be looking at current UK Case Studies of blue and green hydrogen projects and how the UK can utilise its offshore infrastructure and expertise to implement new hydrogen projects to ensure the UK hit its Net Zero targets.

Schedule:

  • 16:05 Case Study
  • 16:25 Emma Toulson, Lead Steak Holder Advisor, Orsted
  • 16:45 Case Study
  • 17:05 Q&A
  • 17:15 Evening Network Reception
  • 19:30 End of Day 1

Sessions One and Two

Session 1 - Operational Excellence

The one fundamental point in the OGA’s MER UK strategy is “Cost Reduction becomes Cost Efficiency”. This session will review how digitalisation can help reduce operational costs improve efficiency and reduce an operator’s carbon footprint

Schedule:

  • 9:25 Chairs Opening Address
  • 9:30 Arne Gürtner, Senior Vice President UK & Ireland Offshore, Equinor
  • 9:50 Case Study
  • 10:10 Nick Terrell, Managing Director, Azinor Catalyst
  • 10:30 Case Study
  • 10:50 Q&A
  • 11:00 Coffee & Networking Break

Session 2 - Energy Transition & Integration

In this session we review what different energy sources will make up the UK’s energy mix to achieve Net Zero. You will hear from industry experts and the steps that need to be taken to a low carbon environment and Net Zero.

Schedule:

  • 11:45 Case Study
  • 12:05 Case Study
  • 12:25 Energy Transition & Integration Energy Panel Discussion

    Andy McDonald, Head of Low Carbon Transition, Scottish Enterprise

    Mike Tholen, Sustainability Director, Oil & Gas UK
  • 13:00 Lunch & Networking Break

Sessions Three and Four

Session 3 - Green Shipping

Maritime transport emits around 940 million tonnes of CO2 annually and is responsible for about 2.5% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This session will review what capital and technologies are needed for green ammonia to be the new shipping fuel of the future

Schedule:

  • 14:00 Chairs Opening Address
  • 14:05 Case Study
  • 14:25 Nick Brown, Marine & Offshore Director Lloyds Register
  • 14:45 Case Study
  • 15:05 Bill David, Professor of Chemistry, University of Oxford
  • 15:25 Q&A
  • 15:35 Coffee & Networking Break

Session 4 - Economics & Workforce Developments

As the oil and gas industry evolves in this new low carbon era, this session will look at how the UK can become a world leader in energy transition and low carbon technologies. We will discuss the need for a new skilled workforce and how their expertise and new technologies can be deployed worldwide

Schedule:

  • 15:50 Case Study
  • 16:10 Economics & Workforce Developments Panel Discussion

    Stuart Broadley, Chief Executive Officer EIC

    Jennifer Craw Chief Executive Officer, ON
  • 16:45 End of Conference

Tickets

2 Day Delegate Ticket

  • Single ticket price: £995.00
  • VAT @ 20%: £199.00
  • Total: £1,194.00

Speakers

All speakers are invited unless stated confirmed