تحت رعاية صاحب السمو الشيخ خليفة بن زايد آل نهيان رئيس دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة

Under the Patronage of H.H. Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of The United Arab Emirates

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ADIPEC 2020 Virtual Strategic Conference On Demand Agenda

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The Virtual Strategic Conference focused on how the energy sector is changing in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the collective measures that the industry needs to adopt to ensure a fast-track recovery in the industry.

You can explore the 15+ sessions which were spread across four days below and filter by conference type, key theme or session type by clicking on the relevant boxes. All session times were in GST (Gulf Standard Time).

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The downturn in energy demand, brought on by the deep global economic recession, combined with oversupply and a lack of storage, paralysed the industry.  As the energy sector seeks to recover, it faces huge uncertainties. The eventual outcome of which, will shape global balances and investment strategies over the course of the next decade:

  • What will the new demand normal look like?
  • Will shale production remain economic under the emerging supply-demand conditions?
  • What are the key lessons learned from the 2020 crisis?
  • How has the business model and the industry value-proposition changed?

The COVID-19 pandemic directly impacted the evolving patterns of supply and demand, the slowing pace of globalisation, and changes to the architecture of the international system.  Trends that had been evident for a number of years have been accelerated, with the emergence of new energy leaders, new patterns of trade, and new national security concerns.  These factors will shape the energy sector environment in the coming years, determining the stability of energy trade as well as the stability of energy prices:

  • Has the COVID-19 pandemic altered the balance of power in the global energy sector?
  • How has government policy impacted the new global energy architecture?
  • What will the future architecture of market management look like?
  • What are the lessons learned for the main producers and consumers of oil and gas?

Short and long-term shocks to the industry are challenging its profitability and its ability to create sustained value for investors and governments.  New approaches will be required to a sector where “cheaper, cleaner, more efficient” will increasingly become the standard for business resilience and operational success:

  • What are the key areas of innovation and technology that offer most opportunity for an energy sector in transition?
  • What options are available to enhance stakeholder value in the long-term?
  • How will partnerships be impacted as the industry adapts to a new normal?
  • What can the industry learn from the experience of other sectors?

Climate and sustainability concerns pose a challenge to energy industry norms. Business as usual is no longer an option in a sector that is front and centre of the energy transition. If the public and private sectors are to maintain the social license to operate, business practices must adapt, and long-term operations must change:

  • How has the COVID-19 pandemic altered the climate change agenda?
  • What are the different pathways available to companies and countries as the energy transition unfolds?
  • In a world that still relies on hydrocarbons, how are governments, companies and consumers collaborating to achieve low-carbon economy targets?

Demographics, changing views of the energy industry, climate concerns and gender imbalance are all impacting the sector’s workforce and the availability of talent globally.  In the western hemisphere, in particular, attracting and retaining the best and the brightest is becoming an increasing challenge.  Industry leaders will require new, innovative strategies to maintain and ensure a long-term supply of talent in the sector.

  • How can companies protect their employees in the wake of cost cutting?
  • What skills upgrades will be required as companies focus on innovation and automation?
  • Where is the talent pool of tomorrow?
  • How can the industry further embrace diversity to broaden its talent pool and attract new employees?
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Monday 9 November 2020

14:00 - 15:30 PM - GST

Opening Ceremony

Opening Ceremony & ADIPEC Awards

15:45 - 15:55 PM - GST

Ministerial Keynote Address

Strengthening collaboration and sustainability strategies in Thailand’s energy industry

15:55 - 16:05 PM - GST

Ministerial Keynote Address

Driving India’s global energy agenda

16:05 - 16:50 PM - GST

Panel Session

How are oil and gas companies future-proofing their business operations?

17:10 - 17:20 PM - GST

Ministerial Keynote Address

Reshaping Japan’s energy mix: promoting innovation, decarbonisation and energy security

17:30 - 18:15 PM - GST

Panel Session

How is the energy industry responding to the global economic downturn triggered by COVID-19?

18:35 - 18:45 PM - GST

Ministerial Keynote Address

Embracing sustainability and building resilience in Bahrain’s energy industry

Tuesday 10 November 2020

10:00 - 10:40 AM - GST

Keynote Session

Will COVID-19 change the world’s long held assumptions on global growth?

10:40 - 10:50 AM - GST

Ministerial Keynote Address

Spearheading the Egyptian, North African and East Mediterranean gas industry

11:00 - 11:10 AM - GST

Ministerial Keynote Address

Technology, innovation and partnerships in energy: how the UK is building back better in a post-COVID world

11:15 - 11:25 AM - GST

Ministerial Keynote Address

Diplomacy and Transformations in the geopolitics of energy

12:00 - 14:00 PM - GST

ADNOC Trading Forum

ADNOC Trading Forum

14:15 - 14:30 PM - GST

Keynote Address

The geopolitics of energy and the role of the International Energy Forum in the energy industry

14:30 - 14:40 PM - GST

Session commentary

Session commentary

14:40 - 14:50 PM - GST

Geopolitics Panel

Enabling energy security and reliable access to energy sources in times of uncertainty

14:55 - 15:40 PM - GST

Panel Session

Addressing emissions and sustainability in a post-pandemic world

15:40 - 15:50 PM - GST

Session commentary

Session commentary

16:00 - 16:10 PM - GST

Ministerial Keynote Address

Strengthening alliances and fostering cooperation to achieve a sustainable energy industry

16:25 - 17:10 PM - GST

Panel Session

Transforming upstream oil and gas operations: preparing for a net zero future

17:10 - 17:20 PM - GST

Session commentary

Session commentary

17:30 - 18:15 PM - GST

The Oil and Gas Climate Initiative: accelerating the industry response to climate change

OGCI Panel Session

18:15 - 18:25 PM - GST

Session commentary

Session commentary

18:30 - 18:35 PM - GST

Ministerial Keynote Address

Shifting energy dynamics: the future ahead

18:35 - 18:50 PM - GST

ADIPEC Day 2 closing remarks and commentary

ADIPEC Day 2 closing remarks and commentary

Wednesday 11 November 2020

12:00 - 12:50 PM - GST

OPEC’s 2020 World Oil Outlook (WOO) Panel

First published in 2007, the 2020 14th edition of the World Oil Outlook (WOO) is OPEC Secretariat’s flagship publication.

13:00 - 13:10 PM - GST

Ministerial Keynote Address

Indonesia: a journey towards diversification and a low-carbon economy

13:25 - 14:10 PM - GST

Panel Session

How can energy companies ensure they continue to survive during and beyond the 20’s?

14:10 - 14:20 PM - GST

Session commentary

Session commentary

14:30 - 14:40 PM - GST

Ministerial Keynote Address

Accelerating energy resilience in unprecedented market conditions

14:55 - 15:40 PM - GST

Panel Session

The role of gas and LNG in the future energy mix and its contribution to the energy transition

15:40 - 15:50 PM - GST

Session commentary

Session commentary

15:55 - 16:00 PM - GST

Ministerial Keynote Address

Technological advancement as a driver for sustainable economic growth in the UAE

16:00 - 16:45 PM - GST

Panel Session

The emergence of deep technology ecosystems: the drive for innovation, agility and resilience

16:45 - 16:55 PM - GST

Session commentary

Session commentary

17:00 - 17:10 PM - GST

Ministerial Keynote Address

Redefining Equatorial Guinea’s energy industry: paving the way for diversification and market growth

17:15 - 17:30 PM - GST

ADIPEC Day 3 closing remarks and commentary

ADIPEC Day 3 closing remarks and commentary

Thursday 12 November 2020

11:30 - 14:00 PM - GST

16TH ANNUAL ADNOC DRILLING/ DNV GL REGIONAL RIG OWNERS SEMINAR, 2020

Strengthening Resilience in Unprecedented Times

14:15 - 14:25 PM - GST

Ministerial Keynote Address

Empowering a new Sudan: transforming the country’s energy mix

14:30 - 14:40 PM - GST

Ministerial Keynote Address

Transforming Canada’s energy industry: boosting competitiveness, sustainability and inclusivity

14:45 - 15:30 PM - GST

Panel Session

How will the downstream industry respond to the severe disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic?

15:30 - 15:40 PM - GST

Session commentary

Session commentary

15:50 - 16:35 PM - GST

Offshore & Marine Panel Session

Driving offshore and marine industry growth in a post pandemic world

16:35 - 16:45 PM - GST

Session commentary

Session commentary

This agenda is accurate as of 16 November 2020. Sessions and topics will continue to evolve and are subject to change.