Session Details

Plenary - The Case for Investing in the Upstream

Wednesday, March 11

02:10 pm - 02:55 pm

The upstream oil & gas sector needs to convince investors that it can provide sustainable, profitable growth against a backdrop of low commodity prices and low returns in recent years, while also adopting low-carbon strategies in response to the energy transition. While the upstream industry has significantly reduced cost through operational and technological innovation and portfolio refocusing, and has also shown that lowering carbon emissions is an industry priority, what more can it provide to investors to ensure investment? What are the main levers available to upstream industry players to transform operational performance and profitability, while lowering emissions? How can the industry demonstrate progress to align with investor expectations?

Session Speakers
  • Paul Markwell

    IHS Markit

    Vice President, Global Upstream Oil & Gas Insight

  • Timothy Perry

    Credit Suisse

    Managing Director and Global Co-Head of Oil and Gas

  • Arnaud Breuillac

    TOTAL S.A.

    President, Exploration & Production

  • Mark Little

    Suncor Energy

    President & Chief Executive Officer

  • Adif Zulkifli


    Executive Vice President & CEO, Upstream