• CERAWeek
  • March 18 - 22, 2024

Eimear Bonner


President, Chevron Technical Center & Chief Technology Officer

Eimear Bonner is vice president and chief technology officer, positions she assumed in 2021. She also serves as president of the Chevron Technical Center, which provides expertise to drive the application of technology, initiatives to transform Chevron’s digital future and innovative breakthrough technology to support the future of energy. Previously Bonner served as general director of Chevron’s largest joint venture, Tengizchevroil (TCO), in Kazakhstan since 2018. Prior to that, she served as TCO general manager of operations. As general director, Bonner led the TCO organization and was responsible for ensuring strong business performance, advancing a major expansion project, managing relationships with stakeholders in the Kazakhstan government, partner companies and the communities, and leading TCO’s organization transformation. Bonner’s previous leadership roles include deputy managing director of Chevron’s Eurasia Business Unit, based in Almaty, where she managed Chevron’s non-operated interests in Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan; asset manager in Chevron Thailand, where she was responsible for asset development, operations, and technical support for multiple offshore assets; and general manager of Corporate Strategy. Bonner began her career as an offshore petroleum engineer in the United Kingdom. Over her 23 years with Chevron, she has held numerous leadership and engineering positions in the United Kingdom, Thailand, Kazakhstan and the United States. Eimear received her Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Queen’s University Belfast, and her Master’s degrees in Advanced Chemical Engineering and Petroleum Engineering from Imperial College, London.

Sessions With Eimear Bonner

Tuesday, 7 March

  • 04:05pm - 04:45pm (CST) / 07/mar/2023 10:05 pm - 07/mar/2023 10:45 pm

    Spotlight | Digital Technologies: Accelerating transition

    Digitalization/AI/Machine Learning/Robotics/Cybersecurity
    There is widespread agreement on the potential of digital technologies to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon world. According to S&P Global estimates, digital technologies could help reduce emissions by up to 30% by 2050 in high-emitting sectors such as power, industry, and transport. These reductions range from implementing relatively straightforward digitally enabled tools to, for example, increase building energy efficiency, use videoconferencing as alternatives to travel and optimize fuel use in transportation. Digital technologies also allow accurate tracking of GHG emissions, enabling emission reporting transparency and tackling high-emission sources. S&P Global expects digital technologies to play a critical role in the design and operations of entirely new energy systems at multiple scales (from household to intercontinental). These systems will focus, among others, on the integration and optimization of different energy sources and related infrastructure, decentralized versus centralized generation, and demand-supply balance. Enabled by technologies such as high-performance computing, 5G, the Internet of Things (IoT), drones, augmented and virtual reality, digital twins, and artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, digitalization can help predict optimal energy supply and demand control, accommodate increasing shares of different energy sources and improve the reliability of grids. This panel will focus on how digital technologies are accelerating transition. Which digital technologies are deemed most critical? How are digital technologies driving structural change, and transforming traditional energy systems and related business models? What behavioral and organizational challenges need to be overcome to widely deploy these digital technologies?