Energy Transition and Sustainability for Oil & Gas Professionals
Disciplines: Health, Safety, Environment, and Sustainability | Management | Projects, Facilities, and Construction | Reservoir
This seminar is designed to give participants an overview about the drivers for Energy Transition, and the potential energy pathways to a Net Zero Emissions future. While oil and gas will represent a major part of the energy mix in the future, energy systems will include a significantly larger share of renewables, and low/zero carbon fuels in addition to different initiatives relating to the sustainability aspects such as leveraging carbon capture, utilization and storage to enable sustainable energy supply. Energy efficiency from asset operations and advanced technologies for emissions (and specially methane) reductions will play a key role in lowering carbon footprint, and form key pillars of the value chain to achieve the Net Zero, help to bring resilience for a sustainable future. The seminar will provide insights and case examples, focusing on opportunities identification, integration and management in areas such as CCUS, hydrogen/ammonia/methanol projects consideration, and deployment for effective end-to-end value creation.
Outline of the course:
- Overview of national energy flows and systems / Sankey Diagrams
- Scenarios considered by main organizations: IEA, OPEC, EIA, bp, Shell, XOM, DNV, IPCC, Rystad Energy
- The sustainability drive: COP26, the IPCC AR6 report and the SDG’s
- Net-Zero Emissions Scenarios and implications of the transformation of the energy sector
- Decarbonization wedges: CCUS, Energy efficiency, Renewables, Zero-carbon fuels
- Energy efficiency: the first fuel
- Energy storage, the different shades of hydrogen with focus on blue, green and grey, transportation options – Worldwide opportunities to develop a hydrogen economy
- CCUS Market Outlook
- The sector electrification of transport, industry and building
- Oil and gas company strategies with respect to the energy transition
The current energy mix is bound to charge significantly over the coming 2-3 decades. This course provides the basis for a global perspective on energy markets, and the options for it to become major part of the solution of the energy sector transformation
Petroleum engineers, reservoir engineers, production engineers, facilities engineers, managers, government officials, and others involved or interested in the energy transition, hydrogen, Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS) / of CO2, a topic of tremendous interest to the SPE members around the world.
0.8 CEUs are awarded for this 1-day course.
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Dr. Kamel Ben-Naceur is CEO of Nomadia Energy Consulting, where he advises on sustainable energy policies and global and regional energy economics and outlooks. He has worked as the chief economist for a major oil and gas company and for an oilfield services company.
Ben-Naceur has also worked as a director of the International Energy Agency and as the industry, energy, and mines minister for the Tunisian government.
He has chaired several SPE global committees, including Business Management and Leadership, the International Forum Series, and CO2 Capture, Utilization, and Storage. He has also taught several SPE courses on global energy and strategic thinking and planning. He was technical director for the Management and Information discipline on the SPE International Board of Directors from 2008 to 2011.
Ben-Naceur was also an SPE Distinguished Lecturer during the 2009–2010 season and received an SPE Distinguished Member Award and SPE Distinguished Service Award in 2014, the AIME Charles F. Rand Memorial Gold Award in 2019, and the 2020 Sustainability and Stewardship in the Oil and Gas Industry Award.