Our 2019 Partners
ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in power grids,
electrification products, industrial automation and robotics and motion, serving
customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing
a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB today is writing the
future of industrial digitalization with two clear value propositions: bringing
electricity from any power plant to any plug and automating industries from
natural resources to finished products. As title partner in ABB Formula E, the fully
electric international FIA motorsport class, ABB is pushing the boundaries of emobility
to contribute to a sustainable future. ABB operates in more than 100
countries with about 147,000 employees. www.abb.com
Credit Suisse AG is one of the world's leading financial services providers and is part of the Credit Suisse group of companies. As an integrated bank, Credit Suisse offers clients its combined expertise in the areas of private banking, investment banking and asset management. Credit Suisse provides advisory services, comprehensive solutions and innovative products to companies, institutional clients and high-net-worth private clients globally, as well as to retail clients in Switzerland. Credit Suisse is headquartered in Zurich and operates in about 50 countries worldwide. The group employs approximately 46,720 people. The registered shares (CSGN) of Credit Suisse's parent company, Credit Suisse Group AG, are listed in Switzerland and, in the form of American Depositary Shares (CS), in New York.
Further information about Credit Suisse can be found at www.credit-suisse.com.
Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. is an integrated investment and merchant bank providing high quality advice and services to the energy industry. The company offers sales and trading, and research coverage on approximately 140 issuers worldwide. The firm’s investment management complex has more than $1.9 billion AUM dedicated to the energy space. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, TPH also has offices in Calgary, Denver, London and New York.
Xcoal Energy & Resources is a privately owned global coal marketing and logistics company headquartered in Latrobe, Pennsylvania (USA). Ernie Thrasher and Jack Porco are part of a 75-person team with a “customer first” mentality spread throughout 16 global offices.
Xcoal specializes in marketing metallurgical, thermal, and anthracite coals from the U.S., Canada, Australia, and Indonesia, among others. Innovative and creative logistical processes support 2017 export volumes of nearly 22 million metric tonnes. Specifically, the internationally recognized ‘top off’ operation which maximizes vessel efficiencies demonstrating the long-term sustainability and completeness of U.S.A. origin coals in the global market place.
Xcoal is active in marketing metallurgical coke within Europe.
Xcoal is involved in coal mine development, financing, and related infrastructure projects and are actively pursuing investment opportunities in the global coal supply chain.
Xcoal Energy & Resources was developed to market and deliver alternative forms of energy to the global marketplace. XLNG has access to abundant Marcellus- and Utica-basin shale gas supply in close proximity to developing LNG liquefaction plants.
The venture complements Xcoal’s current coal marketing business as many of these coal customers are also consumers of LNG. XLNG will build on Xcoal’s current marketing infrastructure and commercial relationships, while utilizing a well-established and successful business model.
We are confident in proposing value to LNG customers and plan to deliver competitive LNG to customers in the global marketplace through strong supply and logistics partnerships. As we have established in our international coal export business, we will build on our track record of reliable service & consistent supply as we develop our LNG business.
BP is one of the world’s leading international oil and gas companies, with operations in more than 70 countries. We invest more in the US than in any other country, including $90 billion between 2007 and 2016 alone.
From the deep sea to the desert, from rigs to retail, our people work every day to serve our customers and provide heat, light and mobility. We find and produce resources, and manufacture and market fuels and products — tracking, trading and delivering the world’s energy in real time.
We do all this while also supporting the world’s transition to a lower-carbon future. Indeed, BP is working to limit greenhouse gas emissions across our businesses while continuing to meet growing global energy demand. We have years of experience addressing this dual challenge, and today all four components of our business strategy enable us to contribute to and prepare for the low-carbon future.
ConocoPhillips is the world’s largest independent exploration and production (E&P) company, based on proved reserves and production of liquids and natural gas. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, we had operations and activities in 17 countries, approximately 12,200 employees worldwide and total assets of $78 billion as of June 30 2017.
We are an independent E&P company focused on exploring for, developing and producing crude oil and natural gas globally. Our diverse portfolio primarily includes resource-rich North American unconventional assets; oil sands assets in Canada; lower-risk legacy assets in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia; several international developments across the portfolio; and an inventory of global conventional and unconventional exploration prospects.
Freeport LNG Development, L.P., owns and operates a liquefied natural gas (LNG) import/export terminal near Freeport, Texas. Currently under construction with commercial operations expected in early 2019, the liquefaction facilities have an LNG export capacity of approximately 15 million metric tonnes per annum (mmtpa), or approximately 2.3 Bcf/d of natural gas. Approximately 13.5 mmtpa is currently committed under 20-year offtake agreements with Osaka Gas Co., Ltd., JERA Energy America LLC, BP Energy Company, Toshiba Corporation and SK E&S LNG, LLC. A further expansion to add 5 mmpta of additional capacity is under development, with commercial operations as early as 2022.
As a global leader in engineering and manufacturing, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group has channeled big thinking into innovative and integrated solutions that move the world forward, across land, sea, sky and space. MHI Group has a unique business portfolio that covers a wide range of industries from commercial aviation and transportation systems to industrial plants and gas turbines, and from machinery and infrastructure to integrated defense and space systems. With expertise across various sectors, MHI Group has an especially strong cross-functional organization able to contribute in joint development of new technologies, innovations and services through partnerships and to deliver high-functioning integrated solutions to the Oil, Gas, and Petrochemical sectors. Visit www.mhi.com for more info.
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) is a part of MHI Group and is its main power generation arm. MHPS, the leader in advanced-class gas turbines, has maintained the industry record for the highest reliability and energy efficiency for the last 17 years. MHPS Americas, Inc. headquartered in Central Florida, has the world’s most modern heavy duty gas turbine and steam turbine factory, located in Savannah, Georgia. MHPS Americas utilizes its OEM and non-OEM parts and repair centers to provide service, parts and repairs to a rapidly expanding installed base throughout the Americas. Products and services for the electric power generation industry include the world’s largest and most efficient gas turbines, steam turbines, geothermal turbines, boiler and environmental control systems. Visit www.mpshq.com for more info.
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Saudi Aramco is the leading global integrated energy and chemicals company. We are driven by the core belief that energy is opportunity. From producing approximately one in every eight barrels of the world’s oil supply to developing new energy technologies, our global team is dedicated to creating impact in all that we do. We focus on making our resources more dependable, more sustainable and more useful. Further information can be found at www.saudiaramco.com.
The Carlyle Group is a global alternative asset manager with $174 billion of assets under management across 306 investment vehicles. Founded in 1987 in Washington, DC, Carlyle has grown into one of the world’s largest and most successful investment firms, with more than 1,550 professionals operating in 31 offices in North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Australia.
Total is a global integrated energy producer and provider, a leading international oil and gas company, and a major player in low-carbon energies. Our 98,000 employees are committed to better energy that is safer, cleaner, more efficient, more innovative and accessible to as many people as possible. As a responsible corporate citizen, we focus on ensuring that our operations in more than 130 countries worldwide consistently deliver economic, social and environmental benefits.
Venture Global LNG is changing the global LNG market through efficiency and innovation. We are a long-term, low-cost provider of Gulf Coast-produced liquefied natural gas.
Our two Louisiana-based export projects service the global demand for North American natural gas and support the long-term development of clean and reliable North American energy supplies. We are developing LNG export terminals at Calcasieu Pass and Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, totaling 30 MTPA of capacity. Both projects have ideal pipeline access to multiple liquid trading hubs, connecting our export terminals to every basin supplying the US natural gas reserve system.
Venture Global utilizes pre-assembled liquefaction units, which both lowers cost and accelerates construction. We have a world-class strategic partner providing this optimized process system, working with Baker Hughes, a GE company, which is also an investor.
The market has recognized our innovation in lowering costs. We have signed long-term, binding sales agreements with Shell North America and Edison S.p.A.
We are excited to be an integral part of the long-term future of exporting low-cost, clean and reliable North American LNG to the emerging energy markets in a growing world.
Baker Hughes, a GE company (NYSE:BHGE) is the world’s first and only fullstream provider of integrated oilfield products, services and digital solutions. Drawing on a storied heritage of invention, BHGE harnesses the passion and experience of its people to enhance productivity across the oil and gas value chain.
BHGE helps its customers acquire, transport and refine hydrocarbons more efficiently, productively and safely, with a smaller environmental footprint and at lower cost per barrel. Backed by the digital industrial strength of GE, the company deploys minds, machines and the cloud to break down silos and reduce waste and risk, applying breakthroughs from other industries to advance its own.
With operations in over 120 countries, the company’s global scale, local know-how and commitment to service infuse over a century of experience with the spirit of a startup – inventing smarter ways to bring energy to the world.
BHP is a leading global resources company. Our purpose is to create long-term shareholder value through the discovery, acquisition, development and marketing of natural resources. BHP is among the world’s top producers of major commodities including iron ore, metallurgical coal, copper and uranium. We also have substantial interests in oil, gas and energy coal.
Our Petroleum business comprises conventional and unconventional oil and gas operations, and includes exploration, development and production activities. We have a high-quality resource base concentrated in the United States and Australia. Our core production operations consist of conventional assets located in the US Gulf of Mexico, Australia, and Trinidad and Tobago. We produce crude oil and condensate, gas and natural gas liquids (NGLs) that are sold on the international spot market or delivered domestically under contracts with varying terms, depending on the location of the asset.
With a team of more than 60,000 employees and contractors, we prioritize our people’s health and safety and strive to create an environment free from fatalities, injuries and occupational illnesses. Our size and scope allow us to make meaningful contributions to communities, and the long-term nature of our operations means we are able to build collaborative community relationships. We aim to maximize the social and economic benefits of our operations, contribute to economic development and minimize our environmental footprint through innovation, productivity and technology.
Chevron Corporation is one of the world's leading integrated energy companies. Through its subsidiaries that conduct business worldwide, the company is involved in virtually every facet of the energy industry. Chevron explores for, produces and transports crude oil and natural gas; refines, markets and distributes transportation fuels and lubricants; manufactures and sells petrochemicals and additives; generates power; and develops and deploys technologies that enhance business value in every aspect of the company's operations. Chevron is based in San Ramon, Calif. More information about Chevron is available at www.chevron.com.
JERA Co., Inc. is an energy company with global reach that has strength in the entire energy supply chain, from participation in LNG and other fuel resource projects and fuel procurement, through power generation. JERA was established in 2015 as an equal joint venture of two major Japanese electric companies, TEPCO Fuel & Power Incorporated and Chubu Electric Power Company.
JERA is the world’s largest offtaker of LNG, with an annual transaction volume of about 35 million tons. Leveraging its position as a leading LNG buyer, JERA also makes strategic investments upstream resources, LNG production capacity and LNG transportation. JERA has established JERA Global Markets, as a joint venture based in Singapore, to enhance its capabilities in risk management, market interface and optimization of its fuels position.
As of March 2018, JERA holds interests in power generating capacity, mainly in North America, Asia and the Middle East, totaling 8GW on an equity basis. JERA will succeed to ownership of its shareholders’ conventional power-related facilities in Japan in April 2019, including power plants at 25 locations with capacity of approximately 65GW and interests in 8 LNG receiving terminals.
JERA is actively developing a position in renewable power and new energy technology, such as battery storage. Another high priority for JERA is growing and supplying new markets for LNG, through the development of projects connecting links in the LNG value chain, from LNG sourcing, to transportation, to receiving, to gas supply and power generation.
Maana was recognized by CERAWeek as a 2017 Energy Innovation Pioneer. The Maana Knowledge Platform turns human expertise and data into digital knowledge for employees to make better and faster decisions. The most innovative energy companies, such as Chevron, BHP, Shell and Saudi Aramco use the Maana Knowledge Platform to accelerate digital transformation.
Digitalization has become a key strategic initiative and driver of competitive advantage for innovative energy companies. The most advanced analytics and artificial intelligence techniques have increased the speed at which energy companies can digitize operations. Maana is helping Shell, Saudi Aramco, Chevron, and BHP increase operational efficiencies and generate new innovative business models through digitization. We look forward to share our lessons learned and best practices with the delegates at CERAWeek.
Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemical companies with an average of 93,000 employees in more than 70 countries.
Shell’s core values are honesty, integrity and respect for people. We also strive to maintain a diverse and inclusive culture within our company.
We use advanced technologies and take an innovative approach to help build a sustainable energy future.
As energy projects become more complex and more technically demanding, we believe our engineering expertise will be a deciding factor in the growth of our businesses.
Our key strengths include the development and application of technology, the financial and project management skills that allow us to deliver large field development projects, and the management of integrated value chains.
Our strategy seeks to reinforce our position as a leader in the oil and gas industry, while helping to meet global energy demand in a responsible way. Safety and environmental and social responsibility are at the heart of our activities.
We believe that oil and gas will remain a vital part of the global energy mix for many decades to come. Our role is to ensure that we extract and deliver these energy resources profitably and in environmentally and socially responsible ways.
We seek a high standard of performance, maintaining a strong and growing long-term position in the competitive environments in which we operate.
We aim to work closely with our customers, our partners and policymakers to advance a more efficient and sustainable use of energy and natural resources.