Ashok Belani

Schlumberger New Energy

Executive Vice President

Ashok Belani is Executive Vice President, Schlumberger New Energy, a position he assumed in February 2020. Mr. Belani is responsible for the deployment of differentiated technologies and practices to decarbonize E&P operations, and development of new avenues of growth in emerging markets with carbon-neutral technologies. The Schlumberger New Energy organization includes early ventures for investing in businesses with the potential for new energy technology development; adjacent businesses for leveraging Schlumberger’s expertise in oil and gas through subsurface characterization and drilling activities; and new energy deployments that focus on new domains and associated business opportunities. Prior to his current appointment, Mr. Belani served since 2011 as Executive Vice President, Technology, where he was responsible for Schlumberger Research, Engineering, Manufacturing, Technology Lifecycle Management, Software Technology, and Information Technology. He studied electrical engineering in India and holds a graduate degree in petroleum engineering from Stanford University.

Sessions With Ashok Belani

Thursday, 10 March

  • 02:20pm - 03:00pm (CST) / 10/mar/2022 08:20 pm - 10/mar/2022 09:00 pm

    Technologies for Zero Carbon

    Panel Hydrogen/Clean Tech & Power

    “Do we have the technologies to get to net-zero?” This has been the topic of debate recently. Some have claimed that as much as half of the future emission reductions will come from technologies that have not yet been invented. Innovation is a continuous process and new emission reduction technologies are continuously being developed, tested, and deployed. While emissions have gone down in the power sector in the EU and the US, emissions from transportation and industrial sectors continue to increase. In this conversation, the panel will discuss technological pathways to get to net zero in the next 30+ years. Do we have the technologies to get to net zero and is it primarily about deployment at scale or do we also need new inventions? What will come after solar PV and wind as the next game changing technologies? Why is the enthusiasm for hydrogen justified? Which digital technologies have the biggest potential to contribute to meeting sustainability and net-zero goals? How can the oil & gas industry become the leader in emission reductions? Does the world need to move from molecules to electrons for everything—heat, light and mobility? How is data and data analytics being used to improve efficiency and reduce emissions? Is it possible to accelerate the speed of energy innovation?