• CERAWeek
  • March 18 - 22, 2024

Bij Agarwal

ConocoPhillips Canada


Bij Agarwal is president of ConocoPhillips Canada. Previously, he was the president & general manager, Indonesia, a role he assumed in November 2016. Agarwal began his career with Phillips Petroleum Co. in 1986 as a reservoir engineer in Borger, Texas. In 1991, he moved to the Reservoir Management group in Bartlesville, Okla. Since then, he has held several upstream engineering and leadership positions in Norway, the U.K. and Dubai. He was named director, Upstream Capital Investments in 2004, where he developed an executive learning program on managing major capital investments. He was appointed subsurface manager for the Qatargas LNG megaproject in Doha in 2006. In 2008, Agarwal relocated to Calgary, Canada as vice president, North Area Development, Western Canada Gas. He was named vice president, Commercial Assets for ConocoPhillips Alaska in 2010, and in 2015 he was named vice president, Rockies Business Unit, where his responsibilities included the San Juan, Bakken, Niobrara, Wyoming and Utah assets. Agarwal earned a Bachelor of Science in petroleum engineering from Texas A&M University, a Master of Science from New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, and a Ph.D. in petroleum engineering from Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine in London. He received his Master of Business Administration from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University in 2007. Agarwal represents ConocoPhillips Canada on the Pathways Alliance and is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. He has served on the boards of the Indonesian Petroleum Association and USINDO, as well as the United Way of Anchorage.

Sessions With Bij Agarwal

Tuesday, 7 March

  • 03:15pm - 03:55pm (CST) / 07/mar/2023 09:15 pm - 07/mar/2023 09:55 pm

    Canadian Oil Sands: Pathways to Net Zero

    Upstream Oil & Gas
    The Canadian oil sands—the fourth-largest source of supply globally, and the world’s largest source of heavy oil—has announced an ambitious new plan to decarbonize, advancing critical new technologies, while collaborating to advance one of the world’s largest carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects globally. What is the oil sands outlook through transition? What role will CCS play in the future of the industry? Will the Canadian oil sands be able to compete through the energy transition and dramatically change their emission profile?