Virtual Sessions | 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
The final day of the Future of Global Energy Presented by Chevron features virtual sessions discussing key topics around CCUS, hydrogen, decarbonization, innovation and fostering climate equity in Houston's energy transition.
Carbon Capture, Use and Storage Track – Sponsored by Sempra
9:00 – 9:45 a.m.: Global & National Context: What is happening in CCUS around the world – Keynote with Q&A
An integral part of the energy transition, Carbon Capture, Use and Sequestration projects are coming online. This keynote session will discuss the CCUS landscape both domestically and abroad and the impacts these advancements have had on the larger energy industry.
- Sallie Greenberg, Principal Research Scientist of Energy & Minerals – Illinois State Geological Survey, University of Illinois
- Moderator: Amanda Duhon, Director, EIC North & Central America, Energy Industries Council
10:00 – 10:45 a.m.: CCS in the Houston Region: Challenges and Opportunities for Deployment
Carbon Capture and Storage will play a vital role in reducing emissions in the Houston region. These panelists will discuss how technologies like CCS can help Houston meet its low carbon goals and will explore how policy and regulatory regimes can help, or hinder, progress.
- Frederick Eames, Partner, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
- Ed Graham, Vice President – Ventures, ExxonMobil Low Carbon Solutions
- Chris Powers, Vice President – CCUS, Chevron New Energies
- Todd Thornton, Senior Vice President, Origination and Development, Calpine
- Moderator: Patrick Johnson, Partner, Bracewell LLP
11:00 – 11:45 a.m.: What’s Next in CCUS: Innovations in Technologies Across the Supply Chain
Join this panel to learn what is next for Carbon Capture, Use and Sequestration in Houston and around the globe. Panelists will discuss what is on the horizon for both technologies and applications and how CCUS can advance the energy transition.
- David Bahr, Director - Decarbonization, Wood
- Ashleigh Ross, Vice President, Commercial Development and Strategy, Carbon America
- Richard Tomaski, Director - Project Development, Sempra Infrastructure
- Moderator: Clint Wood, Partner, McKinsey
Decarbonization Track – Sponsored by Accenture
9:00 – 9:45 a.m.: Decarbonizing Oil & Gas Operations: It’s Not Business as Usual
Incumbent energy operators are leveraging their expertise to implement solutions that will reduce the emissions from operations and the carbon intensity of oil and gas produced. This panel will discuss the technologies companies are currently utilizing to lower operational emissions.
- Peter Evans, Vice President – Subsurface, Gulf of Mexico & Canada, bp America
- Dan Farler, Vice President – Engineering & Projects, Hess Midstream
- Jack Stout, Vice President, Growth and Development – Applied Intelligence, Wood
- Moderator: Stephanie Rogers, Managing Director, Resources, Accenture
10:00 – 10:45 a.m.: Measuring and Managing Emissions in the Energy Industry
Exploration and production in the energy industry is highly technical, and accurately measuring CO2 emissions from operations and production is becoming increasingly important. This panel will discuss the ways companies utilize technology, like drones, AI, and the like, to measure, monitor and mitigate carbon emissions.
- Sacha Abinader, Managing Director, Strategy & Consulting, Accenture
- Kayla Ball, Chief Product Officer, Validere
- Anne Carpenter, Partner, Baker Botts
- Moderator: Nick Fulford, Senior Director – Energy Transition, Gaffney Cline
11:00 – 11:45 a.m.: Innovation in Decarbonization – Houston Based Start-Ups Discuss the Landscape of Digital Solutions for Emissions Reduction Across the Supply Chain
Digital solutions are becoming increasingly important to the energy transition. Join this panel to learn more about the digital solutions being developed right here in Houston to help reduce emissions across the supply chain. These companies will showcase how digital solutions can be deployed from wellhead to consumer.
- Sujatha Kumar, Founder & CEO, Dsider
- Srikanth Muralidhara, COO, Flutura
- Edoardo Panziera, Founder & Managing Director, Ionada
- Moderator: Trinity Lloyd, Sustainability and Energy Transition Lead, Google
Hydrogen Track – Sponsored by Deloitte
Houston, long considered the “Energy Capital of the World,” is well positioned to leverage Texas’ vast energy resources to become a global clean hydrogen hub. These energy resources include existing hydrogen production facilities and pipelines along the Gulf Coast, a base of large, sophisticated industrial energy consumers, and renewable energy assets across the state. The Center for Houston's Future presents sessions focused on Houston's position as a the epicenter of a global clean hydrogen hub.
9:00 – 9:45 a.m.: Context Setting: Hydrogen Hubs
The Department of Energy is preparing to launch its RFP for $8 billion in hydrogen hub funding. This conversation with Matt Rogers, former energy consultant and senior DOE official now running an alliance of climate leaders focused on supercharging decarbonization across the entire value chain, will discuss the issues that need to be addressed to successfully launch U.S. hydrogen markets.
- Matt Rogers, CEO, Mission Possible Partnership
- Moderator: Amy Chronis, Vice Chair, Houston Managing Partner, Deloitte
10:00 – 10:45 a.m.: Houston Hydrogen Hub Update
Clean hydrogen will play a vital role in reducing emissions in the Houston region but has the potential to create a new industry. These panelists will explore Houston’s advantages and challenges in developing a global clean hydrogen hub.
- Paul Browning, President & Chief Executive Officer, North America, Fortescue Future Industries
- Georgios Plevrakis, Vice President of Global Sustainability, ABS
- Kristine Wiley, Vice President, Hydrogen Technology Center, GTI Energy
- Moderator: Geoff Tuff, Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP
11:00 – 11:45 a.m.: Next Generation of Hydrogen Technology Development
Beyond the excitement around Houston as a clean hydrogen hub, a number of startup companies are developing the next generation of clean hydrogen technologies. The Panelists will discuss what is on the horizon for clean hydrogen and how these technologies might disrupt the landscape.
- Madhav Acharya, Vice President – Commercialization, Syzygy Plasmonics
- Matteo Pasquali, Director, Carbon Hub, Rice University
- Elina Teplinsky Winthrop, Partner, Pillsbury
- Moderator: Shari Boyd, Senior Manager, Deloitte
12:15 - 1:00 p.m.: Climate Equity: Working Together to Improve Outcomes for All
A successful energy transition goes beyond emissions reductions – it will drive our economy, create new jobs, and improve the quality of life for all Houstonians. This panel will explore how the transition can and must provide equitable opportunities for Houston’s workforce and communities.
- Mark Crawford, Senior Vice President – Group Diversity and Inclusion, bp America
- John Hall, President and CEO, Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC)
- Mike Webster, Associate Vice Chancellor, Workforce Instruction, Houston Community College
- Priya Zachariah, Chief Resilience and Sustainability Officer (CRSO), City of Houston
- Moderator: Jane Stricker, Senior Vice President and Executive Director, Houston Energy Transition Initiative, Greater Houston Partnership