• CERAWeek
  • March 18 - 22, 2024

Barbara Harrison

Chevron New Energies

Vice President, Offsets and Emerging

Barbara Harrison is the Vice President, Offsets & Emerging, Chevron New Energies. In this role she will be responsible for growing Chevron’s Offsets and Emerging businesses, turning strategy into action to deliver on Chevron’s higher returns and lower carbon ambitions. In her prior role Barbara was the General Manager VCO, International Fuels and Lubricants (IF&L) in Asia. She was responsible for strategic planning for IF&L and optimizing crude supply and products placements within Chevron’s refining and marketing systems across Asia and Australia. Prior to this she was General Manager, Planning and Change Management Office, in Corporate Strategic Planning, responsible for Chevron’s business planning process, secretary of the Management Committee and managed the CMO which supports the deployment of the Strategic Imperatives across the corporation. Barbara has held several positions of increasing responsibility across Chevron’s Downstream and Chemicals business including, Manufacturing, Strategy, VCO and Retail. Barbara started her career at the Richmond Refinery in California as a Process Engineer in 2001. She earned her B Sc, Chemical Engineering from University College Dublin in Ireland. Barbara is married with 3 children, 2 daughters and a son.

Sessions With Barbara Harrison

Tuesday, 7 March

  • 07:30am - 08:10am (CST) / 07/mar/2023 01:30 pm - 07/mar/2023 02:10 pm

    Geothermal Energy: What's working and where?

    With the expanding electrification of the global economy as well as increasing pressure to decarbonize power, geothermal energy is experiencing a revival. While this technology has a long history of deployment, it remains limited in application with only a fraction of the global geothermal resource being developed. What are the barriers to widespread deployment? What innovations are needed to accelerate its development and deployment in a renewable energy landscape dominated by wind and solar? What new commercial models will arise, and who is best positioned to capture them?