Tuesday, September 06

09:00 - 09:30
Opening and Keynote Session Pullman One, Level 3

Opening Remarks

Sanjeev Rajput
Custodian and Head
Reservoir Geoscience

Keynote Address

Hasliza Othman
Senior Vice President, Malaysia Assets
Upstream Business

Industry Address

Aman Modi
Managing Director & Partner
Boston Consulting Group

09:30 - 10:30
Executive Plenary Session: Accelerating the Rhythm of Transition Pullman One, Level 3


Mohamad Kamal Hamdan
Lead Advisor
Reservoir Engineering


Vaibhav Dua
McKinsey & Company

Chen Kah Seong
Vice President, Centre of Excellence
Upstream Business

Frederik Majkut
Senior Vice President
Carbon Solutions

The energy industry is facing intense and increasing scrutiny around environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) goals. The mandate behind climate action is clear, energy transition holds the key to balancing global energy demand and risks presented by climate change. While there are no immediate alternatives to fossil fuels that could meet the world’s energy demand, the industry must continue to step up its efforts to develop and co-create sustainable strategies and technologies to decarbonise the energy value chain.

To achieve net-zero by 2050, emissions would need to fall across the whole economy as energy transition isn’t going to be a single shift, but a set of unified, system-level shifts. This session will engage leaders to discuss opportunities and challenges, share actionable insights, best practices, and technological advancements in achieving net-zero goals.

10:30 - 11:00
11:00 - 12:30
Panel Session 1: The New Frontier in Oil and Gas: Convergence of Energy Needs and SDG Initiatives Pullman One, Level 3

Session Co-chair(s):

Lim Sook Fun
Senior Geophysicist

Sanjeev Rajput
Custodian and Head
Reservoir Geoscience

Suhana Sidik
General Manager
Upstream Portfolio

Ili Afifuddin
Global E&A Business Development Manager
Westwood Global Energy Group


Stefanie Khaw
Boston Consulting Group

Muhammad Hafidz Rahmat
Head, Planning & Performance
Carbon Management
Performance Improvement
Carbon Management Division
Upstream Division

Mousa Namavar
Market Intelligence and Strategy
Manager – Asia

The world is in the midst of an ever-evolving energy transition with geopolitically driven supply disruption crises and a triggered price spike for multiple commodities. 2022 seems to be upping the stakes in terms of being rife with uncertainty and potential volatility. The ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict is a reminder of how quickly geopolitics can severely impact energy prices with the EU now looking at alternative sources for gas. Perception of the oil and gas industry is respectable but precarious. The oil industry is currently the engine in which the global economy runs on  with consumers agreeing to its necessity and value to a modern lifestyle; however, the industry has also been projected to have a negative impact on sustainable development. As we witness these ongoing crises coupled with the urgency to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, this has created a real sense of shared responsibility for building a brighter and greener future, and demonstrate the importance of integration and collaboration across industries, sectors, communities, and countries in tackling shared challenges. Under these circumstances, talking about SDGs and taking action to achieve them have become more challenging than ever.

This panel session will initiate a dialogue around the new frontiers covering SDG initiatives by the oil and gas industry. Industry leaders will share ideas and practices in carbon capture and storage (CCS), business model innovation for SDG, oil field service providers' perspectives, and taking the risk with operators.

12:30 - 13:30
13:30 - 15:00
Panel Session 2: Beyond COP26 Pullman One, Level 3

Session Co-chair(s):

Atikah Jehan
Commercial Advisor

Alexon Jong
General Manager HSSE


Suresh Sinnappu
Energy Transition Director, APAC
Baker Hughes

Karen Westley
Vice President Carbon & Environment
Shell Global Solutions (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.

The Conference of Parties (COP) since its conception in 1995 has grown to be a pivotal movement in fighting against climate change. COP21 was the momentous tipping point where almost all nations joined the call for action to limit global warming to well below 2 degrees and aim for 1.5 degrees leading to the origin of the Paris Agreement.

Under the Paris Agreement, countries committed to bring forward national plans setting out how much they would reduce their emissions – known as Nationally Determined Contributions, or ‘NDCs’, which is revisited every five years with an updated plan that would reflect their highest possible ambition at that time. COP26 then became the first check point ever since the Paris Agreement was born.

COP26 bore witness to 153 countries (80%) putting forward new 2030 NDCs amongst other efforts to pick up the pace in delivering climate goals faster where the Glasgow Climate Pact was agreed upon. While communities around the world will continue to feel the impact of our changing planet, we must continue the work off COP26 with concerted and immediate global efforts to deliver on all pledges together.

Perhaps the most important goal achievable is how do we collaborate across nations to deliver and converge towards delivering the intent of the Paris Rulebook where we operationalise the ‘enhanced transparency framework’ (common reporting of emissions and support), a new mechanism and standards for international carbon markets, and common timeframes for emissions reductions targets.

This panel session aims to explore the realm beyond COP26 where the panellists will provide a glimpse of what would the here and now look like from their lenses, converging their expectations and readiness towards existing commitments and new policies of clean energy.


1. COP26 The Glasgow Climate Pact

2. UN Climate Change Conference UK website (

15:00 - 15:30
Knowledge Sharing ePoster Session 1 and Coffee Break Pullman Two, Level 3

Machine-Learning-Based Surrogate Modelling for Geothermal Field Development Optimisation
Daniel Asante Otchere, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS

Effect of Groundnut Husk based Non-Damaging Drilling Fluid (NDDF) on Shale Formation
Sidharth Murali, Presidency University, Bangalore

15:30 - 17:00
Technical Session 1: R&D, Innovation and New Technologies - Part I Pullman One, Level 3
Session Chairpersons Badrul Hisham Mohamed Jan, University of Malaya; Liam Lim Chen Yao, Reservoir Link

Accelerating the Energy Transition Using Deep-Learning for Subsurface Geology
Cedric M. John, Imperial College London

Emission Monitoring during Fracturing Operation
Rishika Narang and Vaibhav Joshi, Schlumberger

Holistic Study in Understanding Surface Controlled Subsurface Safety Valve (SCSSV) through Reliability Analysis to Improve Wells Integrity and Production Performance
Khairina Khairul Anuar and Christopher Jonathan Tang Chung Chiun, PETRONAS

Synthesis and Effect of Nanoparticles on Methane Hydrate System
Deepjyoti Mech and Borkha Mech, Presidency University, Bangalore

15:30 - 17:00
Technical Session 2: Renewable Energy and Sustainability - Part I Pullman Five, Level 3
Session Chairpersons Zahidah Md Zain, Independent; Atikah Jehan, Shell

Cross-Industrial Collaboration with Cement Industry to Convert Wastes to Resources 
Widya Kadderi, PETRONAS

Harvesting Kinetic Energy from Produced Water 
Tan Soo Kiet, PETRONAS

Offshore Energy Hub (E-Hub) – Key Enabler to Unlock Full Offshore Electrification; Decarbonisation and Enterprise Value Growth
Abu Zharr Abu Hurairah, PETRONAS

17:00 - 18:00

Wednesday, September 07

09:00 - 10:30
Panel Session 3: Leveraging Digitalisation and AI to Accelerate Energy Transition Pullman One, Level 3


Session Co-chair(s):

Melissa Yap
Senior Manager
Deloitte Consulting SEA

Cedric M. John
Reader, Deputy Director
Imperial College London


Belladonna Troxylon Maulianda
Senior Manager
Deloitte Consulting SEA

Satyam Priyadarshy
Managing Director - IC
Technology Fellow and Chief Data Scientist

Although over the past decade, the production of renewable energy has accelerated at a frenetic pace, the global energy mix remains dominated by fossil fuels. Digital transformation and AI are powerful approaches in tackling the challenges of the energy transition, and driver of new business models and services.  But the relatively recent rise of digitalisation in the energy sector also offers challenges:

  • Geographically dispersed energy data: Finding relevant data is key to exploit it in meaningful ways.
  • Lack of integrated platform and standardised data types: This prevents industry players from making informed decisions; leaving data isolated and unverified in the marketplace.
  • Inability to track assets: From historical patterns to supply and demand trends, tracking is necessary to optimise supply of clean energy. But this remains elusive.
  • Lack of clear and traceable objectives: The absence of a roadmap towards the adoption of new technologies and an action plan prevent progress towards energy efficiency.
  • An understanding of AI by the technical sector: New technologies, in particular deep learning, offers some truly breathtaking abilities that can revolutionise the energy sector. But it also comes with a good deal of hype and can easily be misused. A key component is to have local technical workforce in the energy sector well-trained to use the new technologies to their maximum effectiveness.

This session focuses on digitalisation and AI to accelerate energy transition in the industry. Our panellists spanning across academia, government bodies and industry will address topics highlighted above, as well as any technical work on energy transition and AI.

10:30 - 11:00
Knowledge Sharing ePoster Session 2 and Coffee Break Pullman Two, Level 3

Modelling and Simulation of Gas Production from Multilayered Hydrates by Chemical Injection
Utkarsh Lall, Presidency University, Bangalore

A Novel High-Density Completion Fluid Technology For Applications In Deepwater High Pressure And High-Temperature Petroleum Reservoirs
Ramanand Singh, Indian Institute of Technology Madras

11:00 - 12:30
Panel Session 4: Game-changer Energy: Reshaping the Energy Landscape Pullman One, Level 3

Session Co-chair(s):

Tony Zhang

Carbon Management and Energy Transition Advisor – Asia Pacific


Yakov Kozlov
Asset Consulting Business Manager


Kevin Dodds
General Manager, Research
ANLEC R&D (Australian National Low Emissions Coal Research & Development)

Scott Badger
Vice President Hydrogen, APAC

With ever-increasing net-zero/carbon neutrality pledges at corporate and government levels, this panel session will explore the current status of the energy mix and emerging game-changer energy technologies in the Asia Pacific region and calibrate the expectations against actual developments.

The panellists will discuss:  

  • In the last 10 years, the share of renewables in the Asia Pacific energy mix grew from 5% to 11% with two thirds coming from hydro. Do we see game changing projects that can be scaled? Is integration with conventional resources production/transmission/distribution a viable option?
  • Can CCS technology be considered as the main approach to effectively reduce carbon dioxide emissions at scale? Do we have all the technologies required to make CCUS mainstream?
  • Is the hydrogen economy mature enough to be a “must-consider” for oil and gas strategic field developments? What is the most promising color for hydrogen in five year-terms?
12:30 - 13:30
13:30 - 15:00
Technical Session 3: R&D, Innovation and New Technologies - Part II Pullman One, Level 3
Session Chairpersons Nguyen Nghi Huu, PETRONAS; Mohammad Oggi Refani, Rock Flow Dynamics

Data-Centric Approach to Core Image Synthesis from Formation MicroScanner Image Log Using Generative Adversarial Networks through Image-to-Image Translations
Saira Bannu Baharuddin and Cédric M. John, Imperial College London

Production of Bio-surfactants using Bacillus & Psudomonas for Microbial Enhanced Oil Recovery Process
Saurav Bhattacharjee and Borkha Mech, Dibrugarh University, Assam 

A Comparative Study of Prediction of Gas Hydrate Formation Considering Electrical and Mechanical Parameters Using Machine Learning Algorithms
Utkarsh Lall, Presidency University, Bangalore

15:00 - 15:30
15:30 - 17:00
Technical Session 4: Renewable Energy and Sustainability - Part II Pullman One, Level 3
Moderator(s) Liam Lim Chen Yao, Reservoir Link; Hazwan Hairollah, Voith Group

Floating Power Station – Pushing Innovation to Power Offshore Electrification for Upstream Oil and Gas Decarbonisation
Munir Najmi Mat Noh and Muhamad Hakeem Selamat, PETRONAS

Experimental Investigation of a Natural Additive for Rheological Properties and Its Effect on Shale Formation
Deepjyoti Mech, Presidency University Bangalore

Generation of Sodium Hypochlorite from Produced Water
Anusha A/P Nagaih, PETRONAS Carigali Sdn. Bhd.

Process Improvement at Gas Terminal Effluent Water Treatment Plant (EWTP)
Sharipah Nur Afiqah Wan Morthada, PETRONAS