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Future of Global Energy Conference: Virtual Sessions

Thursday, June 30, 2022

9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Virtual Sessions

Save to Calendar 2022-06-30 09:00:00 2022-06-30 13:00:00 Future of Global Energy Conference: Virtual Sessions 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. Todd Thornton, Senior Vice President, Origination and Development, Calpine Ed Graham, Vice President – Ventures, ExxonMobil Low Carbon Solutions Chris Powers, Vice President – CCUS, Chevron New Energies  Frederick Eames, Partner, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP  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 Anne Carpenter, Partner, Baker Botts Kayla Ball, Chief Product Officer, Validere 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.: 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, 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. Kristine Wiley, Vice President, Hydrogen Technology Center, GTI Energy  Georgios Plevrakis, Vice President of Global Sustainability, ABS Paul Browning, President & Chief Executive Officer, North America, Fortescue Future Industries 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. Matteo Pasquali, Director, Carbon Hub, Rice University  Madhav Acharya, Vice President – Commercialization, Syzygy Plasmonics  Elina Teplinsky Winthrop, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP Moderator: Shari Boyd  Senior Manager, Deloitte  Closing Session 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. 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 Mark Crawford, Senior Vice President – Group Diversity and Inclusion, bp America  Moderator: Jane Stricker, Senior Vice President and Executive Director, Houston Energy Transition Initiative, Greater Houston Partnership   Additional details and speakers to be announced. Check back regularly for updates.  Houston has long been recognized as the Energy Capital of the World. To maintain that standing and realize sustained economic growth, the region must play a lead role in driving the global energy transition to a low-carbon future. In its second year, the Future of Global Energy Presented by Chevron showcases how the Partnership's Houston Energy Transition Initiative and Center for Houston's Future are convening leaders across industry, academia and policy to realize solutions to achieve a sustainable energy future.  All Future of Global Energy events require separate event tickets. Please be sure to purchase individual tickets for each Future of Global Energy event which you wish to attend. Learn more about energy transition in Houston here.  , , , Houston.org ghp@houston.org America/Chicago public
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About this Event

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.

  • Todd Thornton, Senior Vice President, Origination and Development, Calpine
  • Ed Graham, Vice President – Ventures, ExxonMobil Low Carbon Solutions
  • Chris Powers, Vice President – CCUS, Chevron New Energies 
  • Frederick Eames, Partner, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP 
  • 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
  • Anne Carpenter, Partner, Baker Botts
  • Kayla Ball, Chief Product Officer, Validere
  • 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.: 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, 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.

  • Kristine Wiley, Vice President, Hydrogen Technology Center, GTI Energy 
  • Georgios Plevrakis, Vice President of Global Sustainability, ABS
  • Paul Browning, President & Chief Executive Officer, North America, Fortescue Future Industries
  • 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.

  • Matteo Pasquali, Director, Carbon Hub, Rice University 
  • Madhav AcharyaVice President – Commercialization, Syzygy Plasmonics 
  • Elina Teplinsky Winthrop, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • Moderator: Shari Boyd  Senior Manager, Deloitte 

Closing Session

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.

  • 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
  • Mark Crawford, Senior Vice President – Group Diversity and Inclusion, bp America 
  • Moderator: Jane Stricker, Senior Vice President and Executive Director, Houston Energy Transition Initiative, Greater Houston Partnership
     

Additional details and speakers to be announced. Check back regularly for updates. 

Houston has long been recognized as the Energy Capital of the World. To maintain that standing and realize sustained economic growth, the region must play a lead role in driving the global energy transition to a low-carbon future. In its second year, the Future of Global Energy Presented by Chevron showcases how the Partnership's Houston Energy Transition Initiative and Center for Houston's Future are convening leaders across industry, academia and policy to realize solutions to achieve a sustainable energy future. 

All Future of Global Energy events require separate event tickets. Please be sure to purchase individual tickets for each Future of Global Energy event which you wish to attend. Learn more about energy transition in Houston here

Tickets

This event is hosted jointly by the Greater Houston Partnership, Houston Energy Transition Initiative and the Center for Houston’s Future and is open to all. If you are not a member of the Partnership, please create an account in the online portal to complete your registration. 

All registration transfers or cancellations must be in writing to events@houston.org
Cancellations received after June 20 are nonrefundable.

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This event is hosted jointly by the Greater Houston Partnership, Houston Energy Transition Initiative and the Center for Houston’s Future and is open to all. If you are not a member of the Partnership, please create an account in the online portal to complete your registration. 

All registration transfers or cancellations must be in writing to events@houston.org
Cancellations received after June 20 are nonrefundable.

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