Paul McCafferty

Equinor ASA

Senior Vice President

Paul McCafferty joined Equinor in 2019 and is currently senior vice president for E&P Africa. Prior to that, he was SVP for international offshore exploration. Mr. McCafferty was head of Qatar Petroleum’s International Exploration and Growth and had a long career within E&P in ConocoPhillips across a series of locations including Norway, Indonesia, Gulf of Mexico, Canada, and the UK. He holds a Master’s in Exploration Geophysics from Imperial College, London.

Sessions With Paul McCafferty

Tuesday, 8 March

  • 11:40am - 12:30pm (CST) / 08/mar/2022 05:40 pm - 08/mar/2022 06:30 pm

    Global Oil & Gas Production: A new geography?

    Panel Upstream Oil & Gas
    Within the accelerating energy transition, an aspiration of many nations is that their economies can continue to grow, while simultaneously undergoing decarbonization. As a result, an ever-increasing level of scrutiny is being placed by both buyers and sellers on the precise nature of oil and gas supplies sourced from around the globe; the focus falling not just on the cost of production, but also on factors relating to the carbon intensity, carbon footprint, and emissions profile of these supplies. Are perceptions now changing as to which global hydrocarbon suppliers produce the most “advantaged” barrels and molecules? In a highly uncertain outlook for oil and gas demand, can we predict whether and how the sources of future supply will shift in geographical terms over time? And, if an accelerated move to a low-carbon world eventuates, will the geography of the upstream production world change more rapidly as a result?

Wednesday, 9 March

  • 07:30am - 08:35am (CST) / 09/mar/2022 01:30 pm - 09/mar/2022 02:35 pm

    Unlocking Africa's Oil & Gas Resources

    Panel Gas & LNG
    Sub-Saharan Africa boasts abundant oil and gas resources, a population that is expected to double by 2050, and some of the highest GDP growth rates in the world. While renewables will be an important component of the region’s energy future, more critical for the region, which grapples with endemic energy and economic poverty, will be its ability to monetize natural oil and gas resources to support government revenues, livelihoods, and economic diversification. How do global energy transition considerations affect the major projects that are in the pipeline and new prospects for the region? What local factors and decisions, such as government policies, technology choice, and access to finance can hinder or accelerate their development? What are the prospects for gas, not only for export, but also for domestic markets?