Carolyn Seto

S&P Global

Director, Upstream Technology & Innovation

Dr. Carolyn Seto, Director, Upstream Technology and Innovation, S&P Global, investigates the roles technology and innovation play in driving strategic choices companies make in the upstream energy sector—from how a company sources new technology to how a technology development strategy impacts a company’s resource portfolio. Prior to joining S&P Global, Dr. Seto managed the Quantitative Fuel Analytics Group at Edison Mission Marketing and Trading, where she provided short- and long-term insights on coal, natural gas, and environmental markets and advised senior management on the implications of proposed environmental policies and the emerging North American shale gas supply. She has also worked as a Reservoir Engineer for BP, Shell, and Chevron, in development and operational roles, domestic and international. Dr. Seto was the Clare Boothe Luce Postdoctoral Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she was a co-author on the MIT Future of Natural Gas Study, investigating the impact of unconventional supply on North American, global energy markets, and carbon policy. Dr. Seto holds a BSc from Queen’s University and MSc and PhD degrees from Stanford University.

Sessions With Carolyn Seto

Monday, 7 March

  • 01:00pm - 01:40pm (CST) / 07/mar/2022 07:00 pm - 07/mar/2022 07:40 pm

    Shifting Strategies in CCS: Implementing the "Hub” concept

    Panel Carbon Management/Decarbonization

    Although the oil and gas industry has been involved in carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) development for over 50 years, only a handful of large-scale projects have been deployed. Hub CCUS has emerged as a promising pathway to accelerate deployment and enable the oil and gas industry to transition toward a low-carbon energy future. What is driving this new development approach? How are stakeholders adapting to support hub deployment? How will the commercial landscape evolve to reap the value of CCUS hubs?

Tuesday, 8 March

  • 07:30am - 08:35am (CST) / 08/mar/2022 01:30 pm - 08/mar/2022 02:35 pm

    Scaling-up Carbon Sequestration: CCUS hubs

    Panel Hydrogen/Clean Tech & Power
    CCUS will be a critical technology to enable deep decarbonization of the global economy. However, high capital costs and long development lead times are holding back rapid wide-scale deployment. By sharing transportation or storage infrastructure, CCUS hubs and clusters are emerging as a solution to address these barriers to deployment. How will the CCUS hub landscape evolve? What new commercial models will arise, and who is best positioned to capture them? What policies and incentives can accelerate their advancement?  
  • 03:30pm - 04:10pm (CST) / 08/mar/2022 09:30 pm - 08/mar/2022 10:10 pm

    How Can Public Innovation Funding Supercharge Decarbonization?

    Breakfast Hydrogen/Clean Tech & Power

    Decarbonizing the global economy requires significant investment. At the same time, the technologies needed to enable this goal still require both technical and commercial de-risking. With no single entity able to perform the heavy lifting associated with transitioning the energy system, what should the role of government be in accelerating this level of decarbonization? How can it support innovation to advance net zero goals? What synergies amongst ecosystem players can be leveraged to deliver these solutions?

Wednesday, 9 March

Thursday, 10 March

  • 08:30am - 09:10am (CST) / 10/mar/2022 02:30 pm - 10/mar/2022 03:10 pm

    Energy Innovation Pioneers—Play the Hand You’re Dealt: Accelerating decarbonization in existing energy systems

    Panel Innovation & Technology

    The global energy system is a highly optimized, complex entity shaped by reliability, regulatory, and economic demands; creating inertia for the development of the very technologies needed to provide step change improvements in performance and sustainability. What emergent innovations are on the horizon to meet these needs? How are new entrants developing and scaling these transformative technologies? How can they leverage current structures to accelerate development? This panel features members of the Energy Innovation Pioneers class of 2022 who will share their perspectives on how they are overcoming these challenges to commercialize their innovations.