A Conversation on Energy Transition with Jarand Rystad

In this SPE Live, Rystad Energy Founder Jarand Rystad discusses how energy consumption has changed, examines what will never come back and what the future of energy holds. In this conversation, Rystad will explore energy transition and discuss his vision of today’s possibilities and what it takes to get to a net-zero future.

This SPE Live is categorized under the Management technical discipline.

Trent Jacobs (Moderator)

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Trent Jacobs has been a journalist and communications specialist for 15 years, most of which have been spent covering the upstream oil and gas industry. He reports from his hometown of Houston and highlights new trends from the SPE’s largest technical conferences in North America, Europe, Middle East, and Asia. Areas of special focus include emerging technologies, advancements in reservoir engineering, and the energy transition. Read his articles in the JPT: https://jpt.spe.org/author/trent-jacobs

Jarand Rystad


Rystad Energy

Jarand founded Rystad Energy in 2004 and is managing the company. Jarand has extensive experience in oil and gas strategy advisory work from McKinsey and Rystad Energy. He has led a number of strategy projects for international oil and gas companies and oilfield service companies. He has also worked with governments and international organizations on topics related to the global energy agenda, and he is advising investors on deal screening, transactions and portfolio management. Jarand is, according to Financial Times "one of the most cited petroleum analysts in the industry" and has been the keynote speaker on numerous international conferences. His areas of expertise include E&P strategy, asset and company transactions, macro analysis and oil service industry analysis. Jarand has also worked for Kvaerner Engineering and as a research scientist within Industrial Economics, gaining wide expertise in statistics and programming. Jarand holds a M.Sc. degree in Physics from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, where he majored with a thesis on astroseismology. He also has an academic background in philosophy, and has been the leader and founder of various organizations. 


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