Bjørn Otto Sverdrup

Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI)

Chair of the Executive Committee

Bjørn Otto Sverdrup is Chair of the OGCI Executive Committee. He is responsible for building consensus among the team of senior executives representing OGCI’s member companies and advancing and implementing the strategy set by the OGCI CEOs. Prior to his appointment in 2021, he was Equinor’s Senior Vice President for Corporate Sustainability and a member of the Global Strategy and Business Development Management Committee. Over the past five years, he was responsible for developing the company’s climate roadmaps, participated in OGCI’s work with stakeholders and engaged extensively in international climate policy development.

Sessions With Bjørn Otto Sverdrup

Wednesday, 9 March

  • 02:25pm - 03:05pm (CST) / 09/mar/2022 08:25 pm - 09/mar/2022 09:05 pm

    Delivering on Methane

    Panel Gas & LNG

    At COP26, 105 countries pledged to reduce their methane emissions by 30% relative to emissions in 2020. Those pledges must be underpinned by actionable industry commitments on how to curb methane emissions. Can oil and gas companies translate these national commitments into operational milestones and reductions? What technology and infrastructure developments are critical to make these reductions viable? 

Thursday, 10 March

  • 11:30am - 12:00pm (CST) / 10/mar/2022 05:30 pm - 10/mar/2022 06:00 pm

    Energy Transition: Big ambitions, hard realities

    Presentation Energy Infrastructure/Supply Chain Energy Transition/Climate & Sustainability Carbon Management/Decarbonization

    In its report “Net Zero by 2050: A Roadmap for the Global Energy Sector,” IEA stated that getting to net-zero by 2050 will require “nothing short of a total transformation of the energy system that underpins our economies.” The report also observed that “the pathway is narrow but achievable.” At the same time, global GHG concentrations continue to increase and annual emissions are rising again after the pandemic-induced drop in 2020. Achieving net -zero by OECD countries and by major companies is necessary but not sufficient. Any roadmap to net-zero must travel via developing economies. Much of the progress to date has been in decarbonizing power sector, but only about one quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions are from electricity. In this conversation, the panelists will explore economic, technological, financial, and policy actions necessary within this decade to start bending the emission curve with emission reductions across all sectors globally.