Shashank Jha
Summit Co-Chairperson
Country Manager
OilField Equipment India
Baker Hughes



“SPE has always been at the forefront of collaborative discussions around technologies to improve the Oil & Gas sector. SPE once again takes centre stage in the discussion on the role of the Oil & Gas industry as a part of the solution to the world’s attempt at fighting the climate crisis by achieving net zero emissions sooner rather than later. Regardless of your current role – if you are not a part of the solution, you are possibly a part of the problem. The world needs all hands on deck. As the Summit Co-Chairperson, I extend an invitation to you to join this summit on 14th &15th July 2022.

I have benefitted immensely from various SPE events over the years and strongly recommend that you join… either to ask questions, answer them – or listen to experts talking about the strategy and tactics to achieve net zero – within an Indian context.”



“The timing of this Summit couldn’t be better. India, being the fastest growing economy, is committed to cut its net carbon emission to zero by 2070. Fossil fuel is a major contributor to India’s energy demand and not going to go away in the near future. This means the industry has to step up not only in the areas of technological innovation but also collaborate and partner with capture and storage players.

I’m really excited to meet and learn from policy makers, industry players, and global leaders which can help map out the Net Zero landscape.”

Randhir Kumar
Summit Co-Chairperson
FEDM Support, Conventional Oil and Gas
Shell India

Chitwan Garg
Summit Committee Member
Global Account Director
ONGC Schlumberger Asia Services Ltd.

“As steering committee member of the 2022 SPE Summit on Net Zero, it is my honour to invite you to participate in this first-of-its-kind event in India to be held on July 14th & 15th in Bangalore.

India with its vast population size of over 1.3 billion, is also one of the fastest growing economies which is reflected by its GDP in terms of purchasing power parity being the third highest in the world. Furthermore,  the increase in Indian energy consumption which is expected to account for almost a quarter of the total increase in global energy consumption over the period to 2040 also results in India being the third largest emitter of CO2 after China and the United States. Aggressive decarbonisation, across all sectors, will be critical to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement and the targets set up by GOI. This needs to include review of the energy sources in India’s electricity generation mix; decarbonisation steps for other industries like steel, cement, etc. and techno-economic feasibility of CO2 storage and sequestration.

The Summit is expected to bring together experts and policy makers from across the globe who can share their experience and knowledge to help development a roadmap for India to be Net Carbon Zero by 2070. Let’s all join hands together to make this a reality.”



“The 2022 SPE International summit on Pathways to Net Zero—Challenges and Opportunities for India is a most sought conference for India considering the current context of Indian efforts to decarbonise and support global initiatives to combat climate change. This event will engage the global leaders and government representatives especially to shape the local agenda in the various industrial sectors including, renewal energy, hydrogen, oil and gas , coal , power & steel , clean mobility , digital transformation as well as to support and accelerate the efforts to decarbonise the Indian Economy. Policy makers, academicians, industry leaders, managers and top executives, government agencies, scientific communities, NGO’s and environmental agencies would definitely benefit attendees by broadening their network, promoting a deeper understanding, and uncovering new learnings in the first SPE summit In India.”

Mukesh Kumar Sharma
Summit Committee Member
General Manager (Corporate Strategy)
Indian Oil Corporation Limited

Vinayak Pai
Summit Committee Member
Managing Director & CEO
Tata Projects




“Attendees would explore opportunities for diversification, growth, and modernisation, incorporate new developments in their fields, and network with colleagues. For the government, it would be a platform for `working on energy security’ with the private sector.”