The Mother of all Grand Challenges - Returning Humanity Inside Planetary Boundaries, Restoring Balance to Gaia (Mother Earth)

Recorded On: 11/17/2023

Never before has humanity been faced with such a monumental change management project, never before have we been called to innovate on such a scale, with such urgency. Engineers frame this challenge as a Grand Challenge, Amin Nasser, Aramco CEO, framed it as an "epic journey". We know we are not doing enough, fast enough and yet we must. This year's COP28 is led by the CEO of ADNOC. Oil and Gas has a seat at the climate high table. We must because we are part of the solution, we may even be the lynchpin. Join Trey Shaffer, ERM Partner and SPE Gaia Chair and Josh Etkind, Shell Deepwater Digital Transformation Manager and SPE Gaia Chair Emeritus as they share their insights and vision of the way forward.

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Trey Shaffer

For 32 years, he has focused on delivering a broad range of environmental consulting and construction solutions to Oil & Gas and Chemical sector clients throughout the world. He has held senior leadership roles in both operations and commercial functions. He is currently responsible for leading a team of individuals who are focused on delivering a broad suite of environmental, climate and sustainability services to a portfolio of Fortune 50 oil and gas key clients.

Trey was elected to the SPE International Board of Directors as the HSSE-SR Technical Director from 2014 to 2017. During his term on the SPE International Board of Directors, Trey chaired the SPE Climate Change Task Force and assisted the Board of Directors in developing the Climate Change Strategy for SPE. In 2017, Trey was elected as Vice Chair of the SPE Gulf Coast Section and completed his term as Chair in August 2019. During his tenure as the SPE Gulf Coast Section Chair, the section board addressed significant challenges and was recognized with the Presidential Award for Outstanding Section. Trey received the SPE Gulf Coast Section, North America Region Award for Distinguished Contribution to Petroleum Engineering in the Area of HSSE-SR (2010). He continues to support numerous SPE activities globally and is a founding collaborator on SPE’s Gaia Sustainability Program. He is a frequent speaker on environmental and sustainability topics.

Josh Etkind

Josh Etkind is a Shell Upstream Deepwater Digital Opportunity Manager with 23 years of energy industry experience.  He led Shell’s early-stage LNG R&D (2014-18), and prior to that served as DW N. America Decommissioning & Restoration and Abandonment Manager from 2018-20.  Etkind is a Petroleum Engineer by background, a certified Sustainability Practitioner, a Fellow of the Loyola University Institute of Environmental Communications, and attended the University of Cambridge Business and Sustainability Program. He concurrently serves as CEO of Sanitation for All, an International NGO focused on helping disadvantaged communities gain access to the basic human dignity afforded by clean drinking water, toilets and education. Having previously served on the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Board of Directors from 2007-’10, he is the 2021-23 Chair of the award-winning SPE Sustainable Development Technical Section and Chair of the SPE Gaia Sustainability Program.

Cesar Patiño (Moderator)

Cesar Patiño, IEA EOR TCP, is the Chairman – International Energy Agency and a Senior Reservoir Engineer at ECOPETROL Colombia. He has 26 years’ experience, with roles at Wireline, Petrophysics, Technology, EOR and Circular Economy applications. He pioneered Geothermal integration of the subsurface value of current assets to Exploration, with Co-Production alternatives, Methodologies, and Innovative Process. He is leading White Hydrogen as part of the Ecopetrol Strategy, unlocking database information and integrating different disciplines to develop it at Colombia and international assets. He is also developing New methodologies and indicator for Assets within Decarbonization needs : ECOMACC, Abatement cost curve for field development plan with Carbono intensity evaluations.

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The Mother of all Grand Challenges - Returning Humanity Inside Planetary Boundaries, Restoring Balance to Gaia (Mother Earth)
11/17/2023 at 10:00 AM (EST)  |  Recorded On: 11/17/2023
11/17/2023 at 10:00 AM (EST)  |  Recorded On: 11/17/2023
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