Al Cook

Equinor ASA

EVP, Development & Production International (DPI)

Cook joined Equinor in 2016 as the SVP in DPI overseeing operations in Angola, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Libya, Nigeria, Russia and Venezuela. He joined from BP, where he was Chief of Staff to the CEO. Cook joined BP in 1996, taking on a series of project development and commercial roles in the North Sea and Gulf of Mexico. He then worked in field operations in the North Sea from 2002 to 2005, becoming Offshore Installation Manager. From 2005, he led the IGB2 Project in Vietnam and acted as President for BP Vietnam. Cook worked from 2009 to 2014 as BP’s Vice President leading the development of the Shah Deniz field in Azerbaijan and construction of the Southern Gas Corridor. Mr. Cook has a MA in Natural Sciences from St. John’s College, Cambridge University and International Executive Programme at INSEAD. Mr. Cook is a UK citizen, resident in UK.

Sessions With Al Cook

Monday, 1 March

  • 07:30am - 08:00am (CST) / 01/mar/2021 01:30 pm - 01/mar/2021 02:00 pm

    Strategic Dialogue

    Evolution of the Upstream Business Model

    Panel Markets/Economics/Strategy Upstream Oil & Gas
    With sweeping changes occurring across the oil and gas sector, how does the Upstream business model evolve in a market looking for higher returns and lower carbon? What will the Upstream portfolios of the future look like and how does the industry get there? What are some of the diverging strategies we see unfolding across the sector, the potential for consolidation, and implications on the on long-term strategic positioning of industry peers?