EI LIVE free webinar | Energy investment & innovation



12:00 - 13:45



Please note that registration closes at 17:00 on 1 June 2020

Energy investment & innovation - strategic challenges for an industry in transition - 2 June 2020, 12 - 1.45pm (BST)

This free online webinar is organised by the UK Committee of the World Petroleum Council in association with the Energy Institute.

The outbreak of the coronavirus COVID-19 has quickly evolved into a global crisis, with tragic human loss and a profound impact on businesses around the world. The steep drop in energy demand and the parallel oil price war has caused the oil price to sharply fall resulting in the energy industry announcing billions of dollars in capital and operational spending cuts.

Regulatory signals and uncertainty over energy policies can be major barriers to investment, especially for large projects with long lead times that remain essential for the future development of key sectors and for ensuring the security of energy supply. A critical strategic issue is how to bridge financing gaps post-crisis. This will require taking a hard look at the risks facing investments across different sectors, countries and innovative technologies.

This timely webinar will feature energy and finance experts who will discuss challenges and strategic investment solutions to facilitate the development of the future energy mix. The discussion will focus on:

Findings from this webinar will be presented at a dedicated session at the World Petroleum Congress (WPC), 6-10 December 2020 in Houston.

The WPC is a highly reputable, non-advocacy, non-political organisation with charitable status in the UK, and has accreditation as an NGO from the UN. The WPC conducts the triennial World Petroleum Congress, covering all aspects of the energy industry, including its management and its social, economic and environmental impacts.


Shell      Deloitte

Webinar programme:

12.00 pmWelcome
Marta Kozlowska MEI, Development Director Energy Institute
12.00 pmIntroduction
Wim Thomas FEI, Chief Energy Advisor, Head Energy Team, Shell International
and Chair, UK National Committee of the World Petroleum Council
12.05 pmSetting the scene: IEA World Energy Investment and Strategic Issues – 2020 and beyond
Mike Waldron, Energy Analyst, International Energy Agency
12.25 pmQ&A with Mike Waldron, Energy Analyst, International Energy Agency
12.40 pmPanel discussion: Strategic challenges for an industry in transition

Panel moderator
Carina Radford, Partner, White & Case

  • Jann Brown, Managing Director and CFO, Pharos Energy PLC
  • Jerome Schmitt, Chair of the Executive Committee, Oil & Gas Climate Initiative
  • Martijn Rats, Head of European Energy Research, Morgan Stanley
  • Benj Sykes, Head of Market Development, Consenting and External Affairs, Ørsted
1.20 pmQ&A with the audience via messaging system
1.40 pmEnd of webinar

Please note that the above programme outline is subject to change

This is a free event

Contact details

Francesca Ferrari: fferrari@energyinst.org, +44 (0)20 7467 7192