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Executive Plenary Session

Sunday, 10 March, 1730-1930

Palm 1 & 2

Energy drives our future, but we drive the future of energy!

The ability to adequately source and efficiently use energy is fundamental to human development. However, the challenges of providing energy are steadily increasing. In particular, the effort required to extract fossil fuels expands as more complex and less accessible reservoirs need to be developed. The industry is meeting the challenge of sourcing by improving/enhancing recovery from conventional resources and intensifying exploration activities in more complex reservoirs, remote areas and harsh environment, as well as expanding into unconventional hydrocarbons. With regard to the challenge of efficiency, the industry is transforming and introducing new and advanced applications of processes, technologies and business models, all driven by tapping into the ingenuity, creativity, and skills of talented people. The executive plenary session will address options and ideas required for transforming our industry to meet future energy needs effectively and efficiently, with a view to exploring and challenging the perceived limits.


 Amin Nasser



  • Amin Nasser
    Senior Vice President, Upstream, Saudi Aramco


James Johnson



  • James Johnson
    President - Europe, Eurasia and Middle East Exploration and Production, Chevron
Martin Craighead



  • Martin Craighead
    President and CEO, Baker Hughes
Paal Kibsgaard



  • Paal Kibsgaard
    CEO, Schlumberger
Sara Ortwein



  • Sara Ortwein
    President, ExxonMobil Upstream Research