Oil and Natural Gas Technology Symposium: Focus on Sustainability

As the energy transition becomes more and more crucial to our everyday lives, it is important to create an open dialog connecting the oil and gas industry with policymakers.

The Oil and Natural Gas Technology Symposium: Focus on Sustainability, held virtually on 6–7 April 2021, created an opportunity for this open dialog. This event was collaboratively developed by the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), and the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG).

The purpose of this program was to share innovations that improve efficiency, sustainability, reduce environmental impact, and enhance recovery. Additionally, the speakers addressed the role of oil and natural gas in the coming energy transition.

Access the sessions on-demand through this collection of videos. Please note: Residents of some countries may need a VPN in order to view this content.

  • Oil and Natural Gas Technology Symposium: Day 2 | Panel 3 on Petroleum Engineering, Geosciences Technology, and Workforce Challenges

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    Day 2 (continued) of the Oil and Natural Gas Technology Symposium: Focus on Sustainability, held virtually on 6–7 April 2021, included presentations on petroleum engineering, geosciences technology, and workforce challenges.

    The Oil and Natural Gas Technology Symposium: Focus on Sustainability, held virtually on 6–7 April 2021, created an opportunity for open dialog between the oil and gas industry and policymakers. 

    This on-demand session includes:

    Panel 3 Discussion: Petroleum Engineering, Geosciences Technology, and Workforce Challenges

    Moderator: Elizabeth Eide
    Executive Director, The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine 

    Topic 1: Future Technology Developments/Energy Transition
    Speaker: Barbara Burger, President of Chevron Technology Ventures (CTV), Chevron

    Topic 2: Meeting the Dual Challenge – A Roadmap to At-Scale Deployment of CCUS (NPC)
    Speaker: John Minge, Chairman and President (Retired), Formerly BP America

    Topic 3: Student Attraction, Student Attrition—Bringing Students Back to Energy and Earth Science 
    Speaker: Claudia Mora, Dean, UT Austin Jackson School of Geosciences 

    Topic 4: Workforce of the Future 
    Speaker: Deanna Jones, Chief Human Resources Officer, Baker Hughes 

    Closing Keynote: Can Oil & Gas Industry Lead the Energy Transition?
    Sami Alnuaim, 2019 Board of Directors President, Society of Petroleum Engineers

    Duration: 2.0 hours

    Registration for this on-demand presentation is free to all SPE members and customers.

    0.15 CEUs offered.

  • Oil and Natural Gas Technology Symposium: Day 2 | Opening Keynotes from DOE Office of Fossil Energy and Clean Resource Innovation Network

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    Day 2 of the Oil and Natural Gas Technology Symposium: Focus on Sustainability, held virtually on 6–7 April 2021, included presentations from the DOE Office of Fossil Energy and Clean Resource Innovation Network

    The Oil and Natural Gas Technology Symposium: Focus on Sustainability, held virtually on 6–7 April 2021, created an opportunity for open dialog between the oil and gas industry and policymakers. 

    This on-demand session includes:

    Welcome
    Jim Slutz
    Committee Chair & Director of Study Operations, National Petroleum Council (NPC)

    Opening Keynote Presentations 

    A Message from the Office of Fossil Energy at DOE
    Dr. Jennifer Wilcox, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy, U.S. Department of Energy

    Clean Resource Innovation Network
    Joy Romero, Vice President of Technology & Innovation, Canadian Natural Resources Limited and President, Clean Resource Innovation Network

    Duration: 1.0 hour

    Registration for this on-demand presentation is free to all SPE members and customers.

    0.1 CEUs offered.

  • Oil and Natural Gas Technology Symposium: Day 1 | Panel 2 on Technology Advances

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    Day 1 (continued) of the Oil and Natural Gas Technology Symposium: Focus on Sustainability, held virtually on 6–7 April 2021, included presentations on technology advances.

    The Oil and Natural Gas Technology Symposium: Focus on Sustainability, held virtually on 6–7 April 2021, created an opportunity for open dialog between the oil and gas industry and policymakers. 

    This on-demand session includes:

    Panel 2 Discussion: Technology Advances

    Panel 2 shares that the oil and gas industry is a high-technology industry. Meeting future energy challenges at scale will require technology solutions that will rely on engineering capability and creativity from existing systems and companies. Change at scale requires technology and implementing organizations at scale.

    Moderator: Shauna Noonan, 2020 SPE President

    Topic 1: State of Unconventional Resource Development Technology
    Speaker: Paul Huckabee, Completion Engineering Advisor, Shell

    Topic 2: Public/Private Research Collaboration and Opportunities
    Speaker: Brian Anderson, Director, National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)

    Topic 3: Using Satellite Technology, Big Data, and Advanced Data Analytics to Understand the Evolution of Drilling
    Speaker: Andrew Gould, Chairman Advisory Board, Kayrros

    Duration: 1.2 hours

    Registration for this on-demand presentation is free to all SPE members and customers.

    0.15 CEUs offered.

  • Oil and Natural Gas Technology Symposium: Day 1 | Opening Keynote on Path to Net Zero and Panel 1 on Sustainability

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    Day 1 of the Oil and Natural Gas Technology Symposium: Focus on Sustainability, held virtually on 6–7 April 2021, included presentations on the path to net-zero and sustainability.

    The Oil and Natural Gas Technology Symposium: Focus on Sustainability, held virtually on 6–7 April 2021, created an opportunity for open dialog between the oil and gas industry and policymakers. 

    This on-demand session includes:

    Welcome
    Jim Slutz
    Committee Chair & Director of Study Operations, National Petroleum Council (NPC) 

    Opening Keynote: Change, Innovation, and the Path to Net Zero
    Richard Newell
    President and CEO, Resources for the Future

    Panel 1 Discussion: Oil and Natural Gas and Sustainability

    The first session leads with a sustainability panel and provides tangible real-world examples/case studies of environmental stewardship occurring in the oil and natural gas industry.

    Moderator: Chris West, Director of the Rocky Mountain Regional Office in Denver, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

    Topic 1: Enhancing Sustainability Efforts by Enabling Understanding
    Across the Organization with Data Analytics and Visualization
    Speakers: John Joseph, CEO, Ondaka
    Joe Lima, retired, Schlumberger

    Topic 2: Natural Gas Emissions/Flaring—Highlight Technology for Finding and Eliminating
    Fugitive Emissions
    Speaker: Karen Olson, President, Olson Turner Enterprises

    Topic 3: Water Conservation/Re-Use—Achieving Net Zero Water
    Speaker: Mark Brownstein, Senior VP, Energy, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)

    Duration: 2.0 hours

    Registration for this on-demand presentation is free to all SPE members and customers.

    0.15 CEUs offered.