There is a lot of talk about the 2050 carbon neutral destination. Some companies are progressing and well into their journey, some have strayed off track, and some have not started. So, what does the route look like and how can progress be measured in terms of time and distance?
One waypoint in time should be 2025 because it is near enough to fall within a single term of government or similarly, within the span of appointment for the present CEO of a typical energy company. This is important for two reasons; number one is for accountability of leadership and decision makers in the political, bureaucratic, and corporate spheres, and secondly, because of the importance of initial scoping and planning as well as the early phases of execution, which are critical to an ultimately successful implementation. So, what sort of progress should have been achieved by 2025? In this AAPG-EMD sponsored webinar, six panellists discuss their views on key sectors of the new and transitional energy economy and where these sectors should be in 2025 on the journey to a 2050 destination.
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May 19, 2021 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
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The format of the webinar is six panelists each with 3-4 minutes (and a couple of slides) for a combined total of an 18 to 24 minutes session, followed by a Q&A of some duration that allows for fast paced, straight to the point panel responses to audience questions.
The idea is to build up from governments, corporations, and professional associations with what they each must do, and what are the impediments to be overcome, and then progress through the practical matters of storage, systems, and markets, and to then finish with some news about what new energy business models and projects are delivering for people around the world.
Susan Nash Chair and Moderator
- David Beckett Strategic access to resources to build the energy transition: government policy and corporate response - securing sustainable supply and meeting demand in a dynamic geostrategic environment at the 2025 horizon and beyond to 2050.
- Mike Bingle-Davis AAPG-EMD initiatives and a view into the future of the organisation in the new energy economy.
- Lindsay Ross Why governments and corporations are both leading and lagging in the new energy economy: the responses to disruption, and vectors for 2025 and beyond.
- Lyle Trytten 2040 Energy: Challenges to Overcome.
- Matt Klukas The role the oil and gas company will play in the future energy mix and how energy security will impact both NOCs and IOCs. What should the company look like in 2025 and beyond?
- Edith Newton Wilson New energy business models and global approaches; the potential for distributed energy resources to improve energy equity while reducing carbon emissions.
- Q&A: 30 minutes
David graduated from Exeter University with a BSc. (Hons) in Geology, and subsequently from the University of Reading with a PhD in Sedimentology. He has spent 30 years working in Oil and Gas Exploration & Production across the Americas, UK and Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, SE Asia and Asia Pacific Region in both technical and senior leadership roles. He is a Chartered Geologist (GeolSoc London) and Certified Petroleum Geologist (AAPG) and is currently working on risk & resource and New Ventures advisory services as well as organisational design and assurance projects in government organisations.
Mike has experience in the been working in many facets of geology over the past 15 years including environmental, carbon sequestration, uranium, gold, and other metals. He has spent the past 7 years with Kirkwood Oil and Gas where he is engaged in conventional and resource play oil and gas development, exploration and evaluation. Most recently he has worked with helium, bitcoin, and additional aspects of the hydrocarbon cycle. An avid volunteer, Mike is Vice President of the Energy Minerals Division of the AAPG as well as serving on several other local and regional geological boards.
Lindsay graduated from University of Southern Queensland with a BAppSc majoring in Geology and has thirty years’ worldwide experience in oil & gas and minerals exploration and new ventures. He is currently working on strategies for companies to prosper within the integrated future energy and resource enterprise. Lindsay is Director and Exploration Geologist for Cherryvale Partners, and co-chair of AAPG-EMD’s Critical Minerals Committee.
Lyle Trytten is a battery metals industry veteran living in an oil jurisdiction and is forced to see both sides of the coming transition. His experience covers sustainability, commercial operations, engineering, R&D, and project development, with experience in projects in 5 continents. Lyle has a collaborative approach developed through work with numerous multi-stakeholder groups on regional through global issues, including regional power and industrial development consortia and national and international commodity institutes. Trytten Consulting Services now offers a unique blend of technical, economic, and sustainability expertise to a wide range of clients in and outside the mining industry.
Matt leads Criterium Energy, an upstream energy company actively acquiring discovered resources in the ASEAN region. In addition to his role at Criterium Energy, Matt assists its parent entity, Criterium Group, to deliver strategy development and execution for clients in the energy and financial services sectors. He is the current Energy Advisor for the Canada ASEAN Business Council, holds a Bachelor of Science in Geophysics, and received an MBA from the Haskayne School of Business in 2018.
Edith Newton Wilson PhD, FGS
Edith works to engage emerging professionals in energy solutions for a changing world. With degrees from Dartmouth and Johns Hopkins, Edith is a Fellow of the Society of Economic Geologists and the Geological Society. Her global career began with Amoco, BP, and Phillips, and culminated in founding Rock Whisperer, a renewable energy and climate mitigation consultancy.