Stephen Bull

Aker Solutions

Executive Vice President for Renewables

Stephen Bull is part of the executive management team in the multinational company Aker Solutions. The company delivers integrated solutions, products and services to the global energy industry. In the renewables area, Aker Solutions is focusing on the market segments offshore wind, Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS), hydrogen and efuel as well as offshore aquaculture. Stephen Bull has a primary attention to the positioning of Aker Solutions as a solid execution partner, enabling sustainable, low- carbon oil and gas production, and accelerating growth in renewable energy industries. One of his key priorities will be to develop and strengthen competitive delivery models leveraging on the competencies of Aker Solutions, in collaboration with strong partners. The Briton has an impressive 20 years of energy industry experience. Prior to joining Aker Solutions, he was senior vice president of wind and low-carbon development in Equinor's renewables business area. He started his career at JP Morgan as an analyst and has held several international executive positions at Norsk Hydro and Equinor. Bull is Chair of RenewableUK which is the largest renewable energy industry association in the UK. Furthermore, he has served on expert panels for the UK Government covering low-carbon solutions. He studied politics and economics and holds a MSc (Econ) from the London School of Economics and a BA (Hons) from the University of Portsmouth, UK.

Sessions With Stephen Bull

Thursday, 10 March

  • 04:35pm - 05:15pm (CST) / 10/mar/2022 10:35 pm - 10/mar/2022 11:15 pm

    Frontiers for Energy Industry Innovation

    Panel Innovation & Technology

    Historically, the energy industry has been good at reinventing itself and at deploying new technologies, such as unconventional oil/gas production, ultradeepwater development, and solar PV. More recently, the energy industry has been quick to embrace a wide spectrum of digital technologies. However, according to the IEA, in 2050, almost half of CO2 emission reductions will need to come from technologies that are currently prototypes or being demonstrated. What are the most promising technologies and how can these innovations be rapidly deployed at a gigaton scale? Which digital and energy technologies have the biggest potential to contribute to meeting sustainability and net-zero goals? What are the potential options to solve the intermittency of renewable power and make it fully competitive with fossil-based generation?