Thursday, July 14

08:00 - 09:00
09:00 - 09:45
Opening Ceremony Amphitheatre

Welcome Remarks

Ajay Mehta
VP Engineering Technology

Opening Remarks

Neil Kavanagh
SPE Regional Director
Asia Pacific Region
Woodside Energy

Introduction to the Summit

Baroruchi Mishra
Project Director – India Growth and Transition Projects 

09:45 - 10:45
Plenary Session 1: Pathways to Net Zero: Challenges and Opportunities Amphitheatre


Saloma Yomdo
Chief General Manager (CoEES), Oil India

Guest of Honour:

Anil Kakodkar, Padma Vibhushan 
Chancellor, Homi Bhabha National Institute
Chairman, Rajiv Gandhi Science and Technology Commission
Former Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission

Keynote Address

Edwin Verdonk
EVP Development and Subsurface

Plenary Speaker(s):

Siddharth Sharma
Group Chief Sustainability Officer

Jeri Ballard
Executive Vice President
Real Estate, Business Operation Centres, and Corporate Travel

​Plenary speakers will focus on the current state of global efforts towards achieving Net Zero and examine the challenges in this space especially in the context of India. Speakers may choose to share their vision and highlight some opportunities as well. The speakers in this session will be drawn from the senior levels in the Indian Government and the Industry—both global and within India.

10:45 - 11:15
11:15 - 12:30
12:30 - 13:30
13:30 - 15:00
Session 1: Unlocking the Potential of Storage in India Amphitheatre

Session Chairperson(s):

O.P. Sinha
Head, Institute of Reservoir Studies

Chitwan Garg
Global Account Director-ONGC

Discussion Leader(s):

Sumit Mishra
Lead Production Geologist

Ashish Verma
Carbon Services Engagement Lead (London)

Santhosh Veerabhadrappa
Senior Research Engineer
Energy Division
Saskatchewan Research Council

Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) will be a game changer in the fight against global climate change. It is an essential part of the solution considering its ability to avoid carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions at their source and enable large-scale reduction of CO2 already in the atmosphere via removal technologies. This theme can be sub-categorised into “learnings from global best practices” and “matching these best practices to the Indian contexts”.

India holds a substantial geological sequestration potential in its basaltic rocks, coal seams, depleted oil reserves, soils, deep saline aquifers and sedimentary basins. At this moment, no carbon capture and storage/clean development mechanism projects is operational in the country. However, several studies point towards large theoretical capacity potential which can range from 63 to 500+ Gigatonnes (Gt). In this session, the speakers will address:

  • Potential business models for collaboration across companies and across industries to assess and create opportunities in India
  • Required policy framework to support such collaborations
  • Storage potential assessment methodologies
  • CO2 EOR for utilisation but also for sequestration
  • Spatial analysis to assess suitable source-sink matching to mitigate non-technical risk
  • Risk assessment methodologies including technology advancements in enabling sequestration and monitoring of the leakage
15:00 - 15:30
15:30 - 17:00
Session 2: Nature Based Solution—To Meet Energy Needs and Reduce Carbon Footprint Amphitheatre

Session Chairperson(s):

Swapan Mehra
Co-Founder and CEO
Iora Ecological Solutions

Mukesh Sharma
General Manager (Corporate Strategy)
Indian Oil Corporation Limited

Discussion Leader(s):

Rohit Dev
Chief Operating Officer

Kaviraj Singh
Founder and Managing Director
Earthood Services Private Limited 

Sanjay Awasthy
Business Head, ISGEC India
President, STAI
Indian Counsellor, ISSCT

Besides forests which are the most well-known nature-based solution to prevent climate change, there could be others like the peatlands, mangroves, wetlands, grasslands, coral reefs etc. Use of large-scale re-forestation as a natural CO2 sink is a key element of emissions management across the globe. The speakers at this session would dwell upon these themes and highlight the challenges and opportunities in this space.

Under this theme there would also presentations on the use of biogenic wastes to meet the energy needs of the country through the manufacture of biofuels like CBG, Second Generation Ethanol, Biodiesel, etc.

17:00 - 18:00
Roadshow on Digitalisation to Achieve Net Zero (ePoster Session) and Hi-Tea Office Building Lobby Foyer

This ePoster session will focus on digitalisation—a key enabler to achieve Net Zero. The e-Posters will be presented by representatives from different companies and the delegates will get an opportunity to walk around the various ePosters to listen to the presenters at the ePoster stations.

Under this theme there will also be presentations on the use of biogenic wastes to meet the energy needs of the country through the manufacture of biofuels like CBG, Second Generation Ethanol, Biodiesel, etc.

Topic: Digitalisation to Enable Energy Transition and Realise our Net Zero Ambition

Vasuki Upadhya
Manager Innovation Programme

Suchismita Sanyal
Manager SIAS

Topic: Challenges and Solutions for Measuring Methane Emissions

Vishal Mulchandani

Topic: Pathway to Net Zero in Steel Sector

D. Satish Kumar
General Manager
Research and Development
JSW Steel

Topic: Focusing on Hydrogen for Power, Co-Gen and Net Zero

Baker Hughes

Topic: The Role of Digital Twin in Delivering Net Zero Commitments

Shashank Takale
Product Manager
Energy Transition and Net Zero Program

Aquistore: World’s Largest Industrial-Scale Field Test Site for CO2 Storage

Zeinab Movahedzadeh
Project Coordinator
Petroleum Technology Research Centre (PTRC)

18:00 - 19:00
19:30 - 20:30
Networking Reception Dining Area, 1st Floor, Taj Bangalore Hotel

A networking reception for all registered delegates will be hosted at the Dining Area, First Floor of the Taj Bangalore Hotel, Opp. the International Airport. 

Hot and cold canapés, as well as beverages, will be served. 

Friday, July 15

08:30 - 09:00
09:00 - 09:15
Welcome Remarks and Synopsis of Day 1 Amphitheatre


Baroruchi Mishra
Project Director – India Growth and Transition Projects

09:15 - 10:45
Plenary Session 2: Pathways to Net Zero: Challenges and Opportunities Amphitheatre

Plenary Moderator:

Shashank Jha
Country Manager-India
Baker Hughes 

Keynote Address:

Paul Goodfellow
EVP Deepwater

Plenary Speaker(s):

R.K. Srivastava
Director (Exploration)

​Vinayak Pai
Tata Projects 

​Fred Majkut
Marketing and Strategy
Director, and Executive
Sponsor of Sustainability
Schlumberger Asia

Dhiren Kr Panda
JSW Steel

A. Gururaj
Managing Director
Optiemus Electronics Limited

This session will have a special focus on opportunities to meet the challenges, especially in India. 

10:45 - 11:15
11:15 - 12:45
Session 3: Sectoral Decarbonisation Amphitheatre

Session Chairperson(s):

Ed Ganja
Vice President of Catalyst and Analytical Technology
Shell Technology Center Houston Senior P&T Lead,

Dhiren Kr Panda
JSW Steel

Discussion Leader(s):

Jonathan Forbes-Lane
Technology Deployment

Vikram Vishal
Associate Professor
Department of Earth Sciences and the IDP in Climate Studies
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, Mumbai

Manikandan Narayanan
Head of Business & Technologies (APAC)
Technip Energies

This session will provide a common platform to explore and to discuss the opportunities of sectoral decarbonisation to tackle the growing challenge of climate change. Industrial decarbonisation requires development and deployment of medium to long term innovative low carbon technologies across all the “hard to abate” sectors (cement, steel, aviation, shipping, industrial project delivery, etc.).

The session will aim to address crucial elements like:

  • Current state of carbon capture technologies to support sectoral decarbonisation
  • Exiting infrastructure in India to support sectoral decarbonisation and the need for further improvements/upgrades in this area
  • Challenges in the project developments aimed at sectoral decarbonisation across industries
  • System design and engineering to provide a science-based approach to address the complex problem of decarbonisation.
  • Innovations and policy interventions to make sectoral decarbonisation viable and sustainable
  • Role of circular economy (for example plastic circularity) to manage the net emissions
12:45 - 13:30
13:30 - 14:30
Facilities Tour

Due to HSE regulations, there are limited spaces available for the tour. Kindly sign up at the registration desk before 1100 hours on 15 July to avoid disappointment.


IH2 Demonstration Facility

Shell will host a short tour of its state-of-art IH2 demonstration facility and at its R&D centre in the Shell Labs at the Shell Technology Centre Bangalore (STCB). STCB is one of the three Projects, Technology and R&D “hubs” of Shell (the other two being in Amsterdam and Houston). The R&D centre conducts cutting edge research on a wide range of energy transition technologies and themes related to clean energy, decarbonisation, waste-to-fuels, circularity, etc. and the tour would provide the visitor a flavour of the research efforts. 

Forest of Wellbeing

Sustainability is at the heart of everything being done at Shell. STCB is in a place where the ground water table is depleting by the day which causes severe water deficit due to which Shell purchases water to maintain landscape. There was a need to find an alternative to maintaining a very expensive carpet of lawn which had no resulting advantages.

The Real Estate team has created an urban forest at STCB. The Forest is created using Miyawaki technique, a unique methodology proven to work worldwide, irrespective of soil and climatic conditions. More than 3,000 forests are successfully created worldwide by using this methodology. At least 50–100 native species are planted in the same area which enriches the campus by improving ground water, reducing dust pollution, and energising the campus and its inhabitants. The forest of wellbeing at Shell will be a completely maintenance-free, wild and native forest after the first three years. The plantation will be up to 30 times denser as compared to conventional plantation. Considering the massive construction around the campus, the forest will help reduce noise significantly. It will absorb carbon dioxide up to 30 times better as compared to a monoculture plantation.

Imagine a 100 year forest in 10 years!

The Statutory Regulations require a facility to have 35% of space allocated for greening. With the Forest of Wellbeing, STCB is now proud to have exceeded the regulatory limit with >35% greening on the 40 acre land.

14:30 - 16:00
Session 4: Making of Hydrogen Economy—India Opportunities Amphitheatre

Session Chairperson(s):

Arne Ballantine

Manav Kanwar
Managing Director
SKO Energy Solutions


Kiran Kumar Alla
Senior Director
Product Marketing

Siddharth Rajendra Mayur
Founder, Managing Director and
h2e Power

Sanjeev Gupta
Executive Director (Corporate Strategy)

Rasool Aghatehrani
Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer

Hydrogen is one of the most promising alternate energy systems. Understanding of the full hydrogen value chain and enabling the hydrogen economy will be key to achieve global energy transition goals including in India.

The session focuses on the current stage of technology, affordability of grey, blue, turquoise and green hydrogen projects, existing infrastructures and gaps in these areas to realise full value of the hydrogen value chain. Inter-alia the themes to be discussed in this session will relate to:

  1. The current demand and supply in India and the future—can India be the key hydrogen supplier of the world?
  2. Current state of infrastructure and manufacturing cost of grey, blue, turquoise and green hydrogen—innovation and problem solving needed to make it competitive with other fuels
  3. State of infrastructure for the long distance H2 molecule transport and opportunities to use various vectors
  4. Role of policy frameworks, partnership, and innovations in making India manufacturing hub for the electrolyser 
  5. Current state of affairs of Hydrogen Mobility and the roadmap for future

The session will highlight key gaps and opportunities in the policy framework, technology, and infrastructure development to help India ushers into a viable and sustainable hydrogen economy.

16:00 - 16:15
16:15 - 17:30
Panel Session: Enabling Policy Framework to Meet Net Zero Goals Amphitheatre


Baroruchi Mishra
Project Director – India Growth and Transition Projects


Rajnath Ram
Economic Advisor

Gautam Reddy
COO-New Energy

Bhaskar Jyoti Phukan
Managing Director
Numaligarh Refinery Limited

Arvind Bodhankar
Executive Director-ESG
Chief Risk Officer
Dalmia Bharat Ltd

A. Gururaj
Managing Director
Optiemus Electronics Limited

The policy framework would play a key enabling role in unleashing the potential of CCUS, NBS, Sectoral Decarbonisation and Hydrogen Economy to help India meet her Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC). This panel discussion session would have key leaders discuss the current status of the policy framework, the gaps and key opportunities and enablers in this space. Inter-alia the themes to be discussed in this session will relate to:

  1. Current gaps in policy and enablers to meet energy transition needs
  2. Short and long-term focus areas for the policy frameworks related to decarbonisation
    • Possibilities (or not) of carbon emission limits’ mandates for various industries,
    • Carbon emissions trading and carbon tax
    • Policies related to capture/manufacturing, storage, distribution, and transportation CO2/ H2
    • Possible taxation regimes to support the decarbonisation
  3. Regulatory standards for process and personal and asset safety, liability, and arbitration
17:30 - 18:00
Closing Remarks and Vote of Thanks Amphitheatre


Ajay Mehta
VP Engineering Technology