Leading organizations in the U.S. are innovating
energy solutions through efficiencies, productivity
and sustainability, providing the world cleaner, affordable energy. This is being achieved by:
Discussing Relevant Topics from the U.S. Perspective
As the host country, the United States is positioned to provide standout programming to delegates throughout the event. Speakers for the U.S. Sessions range from CEOs and high-level executives to academic practitioners who are familiar with the state of the industry, giving local professionals a unique opportunity to connect and share their perspectives with delegates from across the globe.
Findings from an in-depth, three-part research series conducted by CSIS around geopolitical conclusions for the current state of the global industry will be presented in this session. Furthermore, energy leaders are provided a platform to share their diverse opinions on the challenges and issues we are facing, and the key factors driving our industry: how we operate now and where we are going on a global level into the future.
This session will demonstrate the commitment by U.S. industry leadership to promote knowledge sharing in technology development and safety management systems (SMS) as well as address public perception of this key industry segment including considerations for pipelines, ports, LNG, and marine transportation.
The industry has embraced ingenious digitalization strategies that drive commercial value chain optimization with end-to-end visibility and connectivity. Extracting and evaluating these data points has enabled faster fact-based decision-making, leading to more linked, positive results. Benefit from a diverse panel of innovative leaders from the energy, technology, and investment sectors who will address the role of analytics, artificial intelligence, and other digital solutions for the future of the energy industry.
Since its inception, collaboration with other industries has advanced the oil and gas sector forward and Houston is uniquely advantaged through its world-class energy, medical, and aerospace industries. In this session, explore the impact of cross-industry innovation on high-value energy topics including seismic imaging, subsurface modeling, and simulation using some of the world’s highest-powered computers.
The U.S. energy renaissance was accomplished through technological innovations developed by resolute industry pioneers.
After more than a decade of experimentation, George Mitchell of Houston, an explorer, used the combination of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing to turn the Barnett Shale into one of the most prolific gas fields in North America.
But the rise of this technology had effects well beyond the Barnett, making possible unconventional reservoirs a reality to our industry. More recently, there has been a sustained increase in production as a result of digital innovation, operational efficiencies and collaboration, particularly in the Permian Basin.
Areas of focus include innovation, technology and operational excellence from key U.S. players—both large and small.
The energy industry increasingly finds itself coming under intense scrutiny from a broad range of vocal stakeholder groups.
How can an objective, long-term vision and narrative for the energy industry be framed with stakeholders along important dimensions including economic, environmental, and social impact.
This session will be a forum to discuss how individual companies and the industry as a whole can work to address perception issues by taking a more proactive role in stakeholder engagement across a range of local and global topics.
Due to repeated, significant industry cycles, the industry is in the midst of a demographic shift, with many senior energy professionals retiring. A scarcity of mid-career professionals complicates succession planning on a global basis, and poor levels of diversity creates even more challenges.
Moreover, the industry faces both a decreasing number of graduates in relevant technical fields as well as an overall decline in the number of people interested in energy as a long-term career, due in part to competition from higher-growth industries.
This luncheon is focused on addressing what actions the industry needs to take to address this this critical issue. Speakers will include energy industry veterans as well as executives from other industries that are also immersed in competing for top talent.
Source: Enterdata (2017)
Source: Greater Houston Partnership, 2019
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