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US Deputy Energy Secretary to address IP Week 2018

Released on 16/01/2018

U.S. Deputy Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette, a key figure in the Trump administration, completes the high-profile speaker line up for IP Week 2018, the Energy Institute (EI) announced today.

Mr Brouillette will address senior industry leaders at the conference, which is held in London between 20-22 February, on how the current administration's policies for the oil and gas industry will create space for innovation and investment in the US sector.

Louise Kingham OBE FEI, Chief Executive of the EI, commented:

“The United States has become one of the big stories in oil and gas today. Unlocking unconventional reserves, in a cost-effective way, has instigated a step-change in the global market.

“Mr Brouillette’s perspective on where next for US energy policy, in particular transformative energy technologies, will sit alongside those of the high-profile IP Week speakers from the energy world.”

Mr. Brouillette has three decades of experience in both the public and private sector, having most recently been the Senior Vice President and Head of Public Policy for USAA, a leading provider of financial services to the US military community. Previous to this, Mr Brouillette was a Vice President of Ford Motor Company, where he led the automaker’s domestic policy teams and served on its North American Operating Committee.

Speaking on the opening day of three-day conference, Mr Brouillette joins an impressive line-up of energy sector leaders confirmed for the event, including:

  • Bob Dudley FEI, Group Chief Executive, BP
  • Jessica Uhl, Chief Financial Officer, Shell
  • Dr Fatih Birol FEI, Executive Director, IEA
  • Dr Pratima Rangarajan, Chief Executive Officer, the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative
  • Nizar M. Al-Adsani, Chief Executive Officer, Kuwait Petroleum Corporation
  • Ian Taylor FEI, Chairman & Group Chief Executive Officer, Vitol 
  • Franco Magnani, Chief Executive Officer, Trading & Shipping, Eni
  • Arnaud Breuillac, President, Exploration & Production, Total
  • Eirik Wærness, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, Statoil
  • Tove Stuhr Sjøblom, Chief Executive Officer, Oslo Energy Forum
  • Dr Bassam Fattouh, Director, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies
  • Ashok Belani, Executive Vice President Technology, Schlumberger
  • Minister Counsellor Jiang Sunan, Science & Technology Affairs, Embassy of the People’s Republic of China to the UK

Put together by leading sector experts, the IP Week programme brings together senior figures and key thinkers on energy, to help industry leaders navigate big challenges, and share insight in an era of accelerated global transition.

The programme for 2018, and event tickets, can be found at 


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