Amin NasserCEO, Saudi Aramco
Hon Lisa Murkowski – Chairman, US Senate Energy & Natural Resources CommitteeJohn Cornyn – Majority Whip, US Senate, Texas
CERAWeek by IHS Markit is the premier annual international gathering of energy industry leaders, experts, government officials and policymakers, as well as top executives from the technology and financial sectors. 2018 marks the 37th anniversary of this influential event, ranked among the top five “corporate leader” conferences in the world. From March 5 through 9 in Houston, Texas, CERAWeek 2018 will provide new insights and critically-important dialogue and an unmatched opportunity to engage with key decision-makers from around the world.
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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.
ABB is a pioneering technology leader in electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing a more than 125-year history of innovation, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization and driving the Energy and Fourth Industrial Revolutions. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 136,000 employees.
Take command of your business with ABB Ability™ to deliver actionable intelligence that improves margins and allows you to focus on profitable growth. ABB’s deep domain expertise in connectivity and unmatched experience helps you leverage the power of today’s digital revolution.
At a time when oil and gas producers are facing fluctuating prices and intense competition, digital technologies offer new opportunities to improve economies of scale and optimize production. From wellhead to refinery, ABB specializes in mastering the control loop and transforming client operations through actionable insights that optimize performance in real time. ABB’s intelligent, integrated solutions help you minimize cost, schedule and risk across the full hydrocarbon value chain.
As the market and technology leader in power transmission and distribution, ABB is the partner of choice for a stronger, smarter and greener grid. With unmatched application know-how and the broadest offering of products, systems, services and software, ABB is ideally positioned to help utility customers manage increasing grid complexity, integrate renewables and expand the grid to accommodate growing demand from rail, data centers, electric vehicles and industry.
Success in a challenging market demands innovation. Transform your operations with ABB’s pioneering technologies to improve efficiencies, enhance reliability, reduce risk and optimize resources. Let’s write the future. Together.
ADNOC is a major diversified group of energy and petrochemical companies that produces about 3 million barrels of oil and 9.8 billion cubic feet of raw gas a day. Its integrated upstream, midstream and downstream activities are carried out by 14 specialist subsidiary and joint venture companies. To find out more visit www.adnoc.ae.
The National Hydrocarbons Agency is the administrator of the hydrocarbon resource of the nation, its actions are aimed at increasing the country's competitiveness by attracting domestic and foreign investors. The new regulatory framework offers greater flexibility and allows investors to access new E & P areas according to their needs. The areas are assigned through modern, transparent and efficient procedures through appropriate management and monitoring mechanisms, which guarantees processes with high international standards.
Additionally, the implementation of incentives and stable regulation has brought to the country large companies such as BHP Billiton, ExxonMobil, Shell, Anadarko, Statoil, Repsol, ONGC, Relliance and Petrobras that until then had no interests in the Colombian market.
Currently the ANH is in the awarding of the Sinú San Jacinto 2017 Competitive Procedure Areas, and for the second semester of 2018 it will have permanent competitive processes, the latter represent an innovative model as opposed to the historical allocation modality of the ANH. The permanent competitive processes allow us to take advantage of the commercial spaces of the industry to promote blocks continuously.
For the incorporation of new reserves, the objective of the ANH is to formulate tools that allow the development of unconventional resources, expand the offshore and onshore exploratory frontier, and increase the improved oil recovery in mature fields.
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.
Cheniere Energy, Inc. is a Houston-based energy company primarily engaged in LNG related businesses. Cheniere is the first company to ship LNG from a commercial facility in the contiguous United States and is poised to be a top-5 global supplier by 2020. Since startup, more than 200 cargos originating from Cheniere’s Sabine Pass LNG terminal have been delivered to 25 countries and counting. Mirroring that global presence, Cheniere has additional offices in London, Singapore, Tokyo, Washington D.C. and Beijing.
Cheniere is currently operating and constructing its Sabine Pass LNG facility in Louisiana and constructing a second liquefaction facility near Corpus Christi, Texas. Cheniere’s LNG is based on gas sourced from the robust, transparent, and liquid U.S. natural gas market, providing access to abundant and low-cost U.S. natural gas resources. Cheniere is a full-service LNG provider that offers customers the opportunity to load cargos at Cheniere’s LNG facilities or Cheniere will deliver LNG to regasification facilities around the world.
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.
ExxonMobil uses technology and innovation to help meet the world’s growing energy needs. We hold an industry-leading inventory of global oil and natural gas resources. We are a leading marketer of petroleum products, and our chemical company ranks among the world’s largest. We continue to innovate and selectively invest across our integrated portfolio, creating long-term shareholder value by increasing energy supply in a safe, affordable, and environmentally responsible way.
ExxonMobil’s Upstream business encompasses a portfolio of world-class projects, an industry-leading resource base, a diverse set of profitable producing assets, and high-quality exploration opportunities across all resource types and geographies. We have an active exploration or production presence in more than 35 countries.
ExxonMobil’s Downstream business has a diverse global portfolio of advantaged refining and distribution facilities, lubricant plants, marketing operations, and brands, supported by a world-class research and engineering organization. Our high-quality products, combined with a strong global refining and distribution network, position us as a premier supplier around the world.
ExxonMobil Chemical is one of the largest chemical companies in the world. Our unique portfolio of commodity and specialty businesses generates annual sales of nearly 26 million tonnes of prime products. We have world-scale manufacturing facilities in all major regions, and our products serve as the building blocks for a wide variety of everyday consumer and industrial products.
We are proud to play a leading role in providing the energy the world needs to support economic growth, technological advancement and the well-being of communities around the globe. As we provide energy and products around the world, we are also working to manage the risks of climate change. ExxonMobil is committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions in our operations, helping consumers reduce their emissions and supporting research that leads to technology breakthroughs.
HSBC is one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organisations. Our four global businesses serve around 38 million customers worldwide through a network of around 3,900 offices in 67 countries and territories. HSBC Global Banking and Markets provides financial solutions to multi-national corporates, financial institutions and public sector clients, as well as clients from other global business lines. We partner with our clients to help them achieve consistent, long-term performance while delivering commercial opportunities in both developing and developed markets.
For over 50 years, Jefferies has measured success just one way: We only win when our clients win. What makes this approach so important today is not just our dedication to it, but that these values and character of work have never been more important to our clients.
Jefferies provides insight, expertise and execution to investors, companies and government entities. We offer deep sector expertise across a full range of products and services in investment banking, equities, fixed income and wealth management in the Americas, Europe and the Middle East and Asia.
As what may be the last true, pure-play investment bank in the world, we still pride ourselves on a hands-on approach, lack of bureaucratic process or over-complexity of products, and the dedication of our first team to every client.
Most of all, we never forget that what will distinguish us is not our range of capabilities, but one simple commitment:
Clients first, always.
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.
For MHI Group’s online media, visit www.spectra.mhi.com.
Mubadala Investment Company is a pioneering global investor, deploying capital with integrity and ingenuity to accelerate economic growth for the long-term benefit of Abu Dhabi. As Abu Dhabi’s leading strategic investment company, Mubadala is active in 13 sectors and more than 30 countries around the world, creating lasting value for our shareholder, the Government of Abu Dhabi.
The Petroleum & Petrochemicals business is a core pillar of Mubadala Investment Company, valued in excess of US$ 41 billion, representing over 30% of Mubadala’s value.
The integrated portfolio of assets produces more than 500,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day, operate over 4700km of pipelines, have a net refining capacity of over 740,000 barrels/ day, operate 9400 filling stations, produce over 6.2 million tons of polyolefin - as one of the top producers worldwide – collaborate with over 30 partners globally and employ 53,000 employees.
Mubadala is a responsible investor, partnering with its portfolio companies to maintain the highest industry standards. It’s primary goal is to create long-lasting value for its shareholder as well as contributing to the ongoing diversification and internationalization of the Abu Dhabi economy.
Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS) is one of the few national oil companies in the world that has transformed itself into being a leading multinational of choice and ranked amongst the largest corporations on FORTUNE Global 500®.
With a proven track record in integrated oil and gas operations spanning the entire hydrocarbon value chain, our global operations include exploration, development and production of crude oil and natural gas in Malaysia and abroad; liquefaction, sale and transportation of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG); processing and transmission of natural gas and the sale of natural gas products; refining and marketing of petroleum products; manufacturing and sale of petrochemical products; trading of crude oil, petroleum products and petrochemical products; and shipping and logistics relating to LNG, crude oil and petroleum products.
We are mindful that we co-exist in a larger integrated environment and continuously strengthen our resilience to achieve real, sustainable and long-term growth. Through strategic research and development (R&D) activities in highly specialised areas, we pursue technologies with keen foresight, unlocking new opportunities once considered impossible. As a responsible corporate citizen, we endeavour to contribute to the well-being of society wherever we set foot by developing and adding value to oil and gas resources in a manner that carefully balances commercial, environmental and social considerations.
Unlocking potentials and adding value to oil and gas resources are what our diverse, resilient and competent workforce strives to deliver each day. Why do we do so? Because we are inspired – to meet the world’s growing energy needs and empowering the lives we touched.
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. www.total.com
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 U.S. 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. Having signed agreements with Shell North America and Edison S.p.A, to-date we stand alone among the next generation of Gulf Coast LNG projects in securing long-term, 20-year sales contracts.
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.
We’re obsessed with innovation and continuous improvement — from our MIT roots to our scores of product industry firsts to our extraordinarily talented employees who ask “what if” questions every day… stretching the boundaries of what’s possible is part of our DNA.
Our software tackles the most complex process manufacturing challenges, creating value and improving profitability for our customers. The industries that drive our economies and touch our lives are optimized by aspenONE software every day. The world’s leading oil & gas, chemical, engineering & construction, pharmaceutical, food, beverage, and consumer packaged goods companies all rely on AspenTech to run their business.
With integrated aspenONE software, our customers can better design, operate and maintain their complex manufacturing environments. AspenTech customers use our solutions to improve their competitiveness and profitability by increasing throughput and productivity, reducing operating costs and unplanned downtime, enhancing capital efficiency, and decreasing working capital requirements.
Our products represent the industry standard in asset optimization, helping hundreds of thousands of users at over 2,100 companies drive profitability faster and more efficiently than ever before.
AspenTech is proud to be an Industry and Innovation Agora Partner at CERAWeek in 2018. This is an important time, and a true inflection point for industry. With 35-plus years of optimization leadership, we see the world's leading organizations focused on achieving the highest levels of operational excellence across the design, operate and maintain lifecycle.
We believe that optimizing asset performance in complex, industrial environments makes the best companies even better. We are helping these companies extend optimization's reach by combining process knowledge and expertise with data analytics - harnessing domain expertise and IIoT technologies to optimize the design and operation of assets, and achieve optimum reliability. Companies that focus on operational excellence across the entire asset lifecycle achieve the highest returns.
As the world's leader in asset optimization software solutions, we are passionate about innovation and continuous improvement, and stretching the boundaries of what's possible.
We look forward to CERAWeek 2018 and applaud the event organizers for bringing together the global leadership of the Energy industry.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Aspen Technology, Inc.
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.
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.
Honeywell is helping to build a smarter, safer and more sustainable world through the Power of Connected.
Connectivity lies at the core of the modern world. IoT is shaping every aspect of our daily lives, transforming simple digital transactions into complex digital-to-physical interfaces. Industry must adapt to and embrace what has become the fourth industrial revolution while keeping information safe from cyber-attacks. Using secure, IoT-fueled connected technologies, companies will realize improved performance, extended efficiency and enhanced safety and security – and stronger competitive positions.
The Power of Connected ethos today pervades each of Honeywell’s vertical sector organizations. Honeywell Connected Plant combines unmatched industrial expertise, software and digital technologies to bring customers actionable insights that make their operations more reliable, profitable and secure than ever before, while Honeywell Connected Worker solutions help solve the biggest workplace challenge: getting the job done fast, right and safely. Honeywell Connected Home fuses technology such as smart cloud services with insight, giving people more control over their comfort and security, and the Honeywell Connected Building business brings these benefits to commercial buildings, turning them into smart, responsive assets. Honeywell Connected Aircraft combines technology and avionics expertise to deliver unprecedented connectivity in the skies, while Honeywell’s Connected Vehicle business allows global automakers to embrace connectivity for better vehicle integrity, safety and security.
Honeywell is leading the industry by example, blending physical products with software solutions to link people, businesses, homes and transportation infrastructure to the information they need to be more efficient, productive and connected.
Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC) is a governmental organization that was founded in 2004 by integrating the functions of the Japan National Oil Corporation (JNOC) and the Metal Mining Agency of Japan (MMAJ). Its primary mission is to secure stable supplies of oil, gas and mineral resources for Japan. The function has been expanded to coal and geothermal energy development since 2012. JOGMEC promotes E&P activities of Japanese industries overseas through financial supports, such as equity investment and liability guarantees based on its technical evaluation. JOGMEC & JNOC have provided these supports to over 340 projects worldwide since the 1960s. Besides financial assistance, JOGMEC conducts technological activities for upstream businesses from exploration to production, and operations, such as geological and geophysical surveys, field development planning, and pilot production tests, etc. JOGMEC also collaborates with oil- and gas-producing countries by providing training programs to their geoscientists and engineers and by conducting joint R&D activities with governmental organizations and NOCs. Through these activities, JOGMEC contributes to global sustainable development.
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.
MITEI links MIT’s research community to the world’s key energy challenges. Through our Low-Carbon Energy Centers, companies and governments come together to develop new technologies in low-carbon technology areas. Programs in carbon capture, utilization and storage; solar; advanced nuclear systems; materials for energy and extreme environments; storage; bioscience; and fusion are up and running. MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI) links science, engineering, innovation, economics and policy to transform the world’s energy system. MITEI identifies tomorrow’s energy challenges, develops cutting-edge solutions, and brings new approaches to policy makers and new technologies to the marketplace. In this way, the Initiative embodies MIT’s “Mind and Hand” motto and serves as an Institute – and international – model for linking research to development to deployment. Lou Carranza, Associate Director of MITEI, manages MITEI’s industrial programs. To learn more about MITEI, visit: http://mitei.mit.edu/.
Stanford University's Precourt Institute for Energy concentrates the full talents of the university on energy research and education, from basic science and technology, to policy and business. Additionally, the institute helps the university develop energy-literate leaders through educational programs and disseminating research results.
The Precourt Institute draws on experts and resources across the university to help accelerate the transition to an affordable, low-carbon energy system for the world. More than 200 Stanford faculty members and staff scientists in dozens of academic departments, independent labs and research programs work on energy-related problems. The Precourt Institute is the focal point at Stanford for scholars, business leaders, policymakers and others seeking solutions to the world’s most difficult energy challenges.
The institute's seed grant program funds early-stage research with potential for high impact on energy supply and use. These “proof of concept” awards, which encourage interdisciplinary research, bridge theory to early experiments and analysis. Positive results often proceed to large-scale studies. In addition, the institute's senior fellows help coordinate similar efforts among other Stanford energy research programs.
More than 15 centers, programs and projects – including the Global Climate & Energy Project, Stanford Center for Carbon Storage, and Bits & Watts Initiative – enhance the fabric of interdisciplinary energy research at Stanford.
Education & Outreach
The Precourt Institute works with Stanford schools and departments to identify promising energy scholars and areas of scholarship, and to make new faculty appointments to augment the university’s energy network. We disseminate the results of Stanford energy research to other institutions, the business community and the media.
For more information, please visit energy.stanford.edu
RBC Capital Markets is a premier global investment bank providing expertise in banking, finance and capital markets to corporations, institutional investors and governments around the world. We serve clients from 70 offices in 15 countries across North America, the UK, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region and are part of a leading, diversified provider of financial services, Royal Bank of Canada (RBC). Operating since 1869, RBC is one of the top 15 largest banks in the world and the 5th largest in North America, as measured by market capitalization.
Our global energy platform covers hundreds of energy companies and provides deep expertise in lending, banking, research and trading across E&Ps, MLPs, Oil Field Services, Midstream & Energy Infrastructure, Refinery & Marketing and Alternative & Renewable Energy. We have an integrated investment and corporate banking team comprised of over 220 experienced professionals dedicated to the oil & gas sector. With leading global market share across both debt and equity financing, and M&A advisory, our worldwide presence includes offices in Calgary, Hong Kong, Houston, London, New York, Sydney and Toronto.
Acquisitions & Divestitures
Through Houston-based RBC Richardson Barr and Calgary-based RBC Rundle, we provide seamless cross-border execution to E&P companies looking to acquire or dispose of assets. We are a leading A&D advisor and deliver technical insights and expertise with specialists in geology and engineering.
Global, integrated, sustainable and with full exposure to all aspects of the hydrocarbon value chain, Repsol, is a Spanish integrated energy company with operations in over 30 countries and a corporate history spanning over 80 years.
In the Upstream, Repsol has a diversified and balanced portfolio focused on three core areas, North America, Latin America, and Southeast Asia and three play types, onshore, shallow water, and unconventional. The portfolio delivers sustainable production of around 700 kboe/d, from proven reserves of over 2 billion barrels.
In the Downstream, Repsol operates a fully integrated business model with exposure across the value chain, comprising sector leading refining in Spain and Peru with over 1 Mbd of refining capacity, more than 4,700 service stations in Spain, Portugal, Italy and Peru and Petro Chemical, LPG and Trading and Gas & Power divisions with international presence.
Repsol’s current Strategic Plan is focused on the creation of a stronger, more flexible and competitive company. Following the acquisition of Talisman Energy in 2015, the company has achieved strategic growth targets whilst creating value and building resilience through a transformational synergies and efficiencies program and portfolio management. Repsol’s resilience is based on an integrated business model that delivers structural hedging and enables the creation of value even at low commodity prices.
Rice University is consistently ranked among the nation's top 20 universities by U.S. News & World Report. With an undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio of approximately 6-to-1 and residential college system, there are many reasons why Rice is highly ranked for best quality of life by the Princeton Review and for best value among private universities by Kiplinger's Personal Finance.
Set in the heart of Houston, Texas, the nation's fourth-largest city, Rice is a comprehensive, leading research university that fosters diversity and an intellectual environment that produces the next generation of leaders and advances tomorrow's thinking.
Schlumberger is the world’s leading provider of technology for reservoir characterization, drilling, production and processing in the oil and gas industry. Knowledge, technical innovation and teamwork are at the center of the organization. For more than 90 years, the company has focused on leveraging these assets to deliver solutions that improve customer performance.
Today, Schlumberger supplies the industry's most comprehensive range of products and services, from exploration through production and integrated pore-to-pipeline solutions for hydrocarbon recovery that optimize reservoir performance. Combining technology with new business models and advanced integrated systems connects our customers to the full potential of the domain expertise and data we can provide at every stage of the pore-to-pipeline process.
Reflecting our belief that diversity spurs creativity, collaboration, and understanding of customers’ needs, we employ more than 100,000 people who represent over 140 nationalities and work in more than 85 countries. Schlumberger operates in each of the major oilfield service markets, managing its business through four Groups: Reservoir Characterization, Drilling, Production and Cameron.
Each Group consists of technology-based service and product lines, or Technologies. These Technologies cover the entire life cycle of the reservoir and correspond to a number of markets in which Schlumberger holds leading positions. The role of the Groups and Technologies is to support Schlumberger in providing the best possible service to customers and to ensure that Schlumberger remains at the forefront of technology development and services integration. The Groups and Technologies are collectively responsible for driving excellence in execution throughout their businesses; overseeing operational processes, resource allocation and personnel; and delivering superior financial results.
Schneider Electric is leading the Digital Transformation of Energy Management and Automation in Homes, Buildings, Data Centers, Infrastructure and Industries.
With global presence in over 100 countries, Schneider is the undisputable leader in Power Management – Medium Voltage, Low Voltage and Secure Power, and in Automation Systems. We provide integrated efficiency solutions, combining energy, automation and software.
In our global Ecosystem, we collaborate with the largest Partner, Integrator and Developer Community on our Open Platform to deliver real-time control and operational efficiency.
We believe that great people and partners make Schneider a great company and that our commitment to Innovation, Diversity and Sustainability ensures that Life Is On everywhere, for everyone and at every moment.
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.
Tellurian was founded by Charif Souki and Martin Houston and is led by President and CEO Meg Gentle. Tellurian intends to create value for shareholders by building a low-cost, global natural gas business, profitably delivering natural gas to customers worldwide. Tellurian is developing a portfolio of natural gas production, LNG trading, and infrastructure that includes an ~ 27.6 mtpa LNG export facility and an associated pipeline. Tellurian is based in Houston, Texas, and its common stock is listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbol "TELL".
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25 June 2018 – 29 June 2018
27th World Gas Conference 2018 (WGC 2018)
Location: Washington DC, USA
Conducted since 1931 by the International Gas Union (IGU), the World Gas Conference aims to raise the voice of natural gas while offering timely updates on strategic, commercial and technical issues facing the entire gas value chain.
WGC 2018 marks the first time that the global gas industry event will be held in a country that is both the world’s largest gas consumer and gas producer. In June 2018 Washington DC will host 12,000 attendees, 600 international speakers, 350 exhibitors, representing more than 600 companies from 100 countries - the most definitive gathering of influential leaders, policy-makers, buyers, sellers and experts from around the globe.
YPF is Argentina’s largest energy company, operating a fully integrated chain with leading market positions across the domestic oil & gas upstream, downstream and power segments. With over 95 years of history, it is publicly traded on the New York and the Buenos Aires stock exchanges.
Its upstream business includes 110 production and 23 exploration blocks, and produces around 560,000 boe/day. Besides its conventional oil and gas operations, the company leads the development of unconventional resources outside North America, including the Vaca Muerta play, a world-class shale formation. In addition, its downstream business includes 3 refineries and a vast retail network of over 1,500 service stations. It is also one of the main petrochemical manufacturers in Latin America.
As part of the energy transition towards a low-carbon future, YPF is also investing in new solutions including renewable power projects and initiatives to improve energy efficiency across all its businesses.
YPF is fully committed to unlock value across all energy paradigms in order to supply energy to its clients in an efficient and sustainable manner, applying world-class technology in all its operations.