IP Week 2019 in 3 Twitter Moments
With record numbers of delegates and a host of high profile speakers from the worlds of business, government, the media and academia descending on the EI’s flagship London conference, IP Week 2019, it was destined to be a good show.
Whether it was at the lectern, on the panels or the discussion from the floor, it was a conference at the forefront of the biggest issues facing the oil, gas and wider energy industry.
Whether you were there or you missed it, you’ll want to check out the 3 Twitter Moments we’ve compiled to tell the story of the event through the lenses of our three themes - geopolitics, sustainability and technology.
Reflections from leading oil industry figures and commentators on the global market and uncertain price environment set the context for the week’s geopolitical discussions. Added to that, there were spotlights on key regions through dedicated conferences - the Middle East, Russia, the Caspian and Africa. And, with just a month to go until Brexit, the UK’s Secretary of State for International Trade, Rt Hon Liam Fox MP, gave his reflections on the energy opportunities for ‘global Britain’ in a post Brexit world.
Scroll through our top IP Week 2019 geopolitics tweets here.
EI Chief Executive Louise Kingham OBE FEI set the tone in advance, declaring there would be “no dodging carbon, methane or climate change” at IP Week 2019. And sustainability featured from the moment the industry’s senior leaders took to the stage, addressing concerns about public perception and the industry’s licence to operate. The centrality of natural gas featured more than ever, as did the growing urgency of reducing carbon and fugitive methane emissions, and diversification into new clean alternative technologies. The IP Week Dinner saw guest of honour, Royal Dutch Shell Chair Chad Holliday engage in an insightful conversation with the EI’s former President, climate scientist Prof Jim Skea CBE.
Scroll through our top IP Week 2019 sustainability tweets here.
And finally, IP Week also placed a bigger focus than ever on how digitalisation, data management and analytics are driving change and optimising operations up and down the value chain. Whether it’s greater efficiency in conventional exploration and production or in low carbon alternatives, technology and the digital revolution was highlighted as a key industry driver.
Scroll through our top IP Week 2019 technology tweets here.
If you want even more on these critical themes, you’ll shortly be able to read our Petroleum Review IP Week 2019 supplement and listen to our special IP Week 2019 Podcast. And of course the countdown to next year’s IP Week has already begun – 25-27 February 2020.