Nigel Hearne

Chevron Corporation

President, Chevron Eurasia-Pacific Exploration and Production Company Limited

Nigel Hearne was appointed president of Chevron Eurasia-Pacific Exploration and Production Company in July 2020. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing Chevron’s upstream activities in Eurasia, Europe and Asia Pacific. Nigel brings extensive international upstream and downstream operating experience to the role. He joined Texaco in 1989 as a power engineer at the Pembroke Refinery in the United Kingdom where he progressed through refinery positions of increasing responsibility. In 2005, Nigel moved to the El Segundo Refinery in California as a refinery business manager and in 2006, he assumed the role of operations manager. In 2010, Nigel was named vice president for Chevron’s Downstream Strategy, Technology and Commercial Integration business unit, and in 2011, he became the general manager of the Richmond Refinery. In 2013, Nigel became the Vice President of Chevron’s Appalachia/Michigan Strategic Business Unit in the United States and in early 2016, he was appointed managing director of Chevron Australia and head of the Australasia Business Unit. In 2018, Nigel became president of Chevron’s Asia Pacific Exploration and Production. Nigel graduated from the University of Sussex in 1989 with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, followed by a master’s in engineering management from the University of Glamorgan in 1998.

Sessions With Nigel Hearne

Wednesday, 9 March

  • 12:00pm - 12:50pm (CST) / 09/mar/2022 06:00 pm - 09/mar/2022 06:50 pm

    Special Dialogue: Asia’s Energy Transition & the Role of Gas

    Panel Gas & LNG

    Asia has the world’s fastest growing energy demand and will see the largest rise in emissions in the coming decades. Its ability to manage both the climate agenda and energy transition—to deliver reliable and affordable access to power and to stem emissions and pollution—will be key to delivering on the region’s expectations for prosperity and sustainability. To address this challenge, Japan and several Asian partners have been developing the Asia Energy Transition Initiative. The region has the potential to transform into a global renewable energy hub. Recent energy shocks in Asia and Europe have demonstrated the critical importance of meeting natural gas demand for electrification, heating, and petrochemicals. How can Asia attract the investment it needs to meet these transitional challenges? What mechanisms can be employed for the Asia Pacific region to reach its net zero future while also guaranteeing a just transition?