AIEN 2022 International Energy Summit

Networking Opportunities

Speed Networking Event
Tuesday, September 27 • Hilton on Park Lane Hotel

Face-to-face networking is a powerful & necessary tool for one’s career. Whether you are new to the industry or a seasoned negotiator, AIEN understands the value that networking has in enhancing your career. The AIEN International Energy Summit is the perfect forum to maximize your networking opportunities, especially through this offering available to all attendees - a speed networking event. This structured and fast-paced event will be held before the conference this year so that you can build upon your connections throughout the event. 

Speed networking is similar to speed dating, but in a business environment, where participants will have exposure to many people in a short amount of time. You will have the chance to meet with another fellow attendee in a one-on-one, five-minute information exchange, moving on to the next five-minute exchange with another attendee, and so on. During each round, you should introduce yourself, mentioning where you are located, what your professional title is and what your main job responsibilities are. At the halfway point of each round, it’s then the second individual’s turn to speak. The number of rounds you will go through will depend on the number of those who sign-up but you should expect to have between 6-10 one-on-one meetings. The event will conclude with a cocktail reception, allowing time for open, unstructured networking. Participants can use this time to speak with those they did not have a chance to speak with or to seek out those who they would like to continue the conversation with. 

All Summit attendees are invited to participate in this not-to-be-missed event, no matter your registration type! In an effort to streamline the onsite registration process for participants, this year the event will be limited to 80 people and will be on a first-come, first-served basis with no pre-registration required.

Please click here to read more about what to expect during the event.

Welcome Reception
Tuesday, September 27 • Hilton on Park Lane Hotel

Join us for cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and an opportunity to connect with IES attendees. The reception is the perfect way to catch up with industry colleagues and create new business contacts the night before we start the conference, all while enjoying lovely views of Hyde Park.

Included in Full Delegate and Networking Only registrations. (Not included in Day Delegate registrations).

$200 Additional tickets  |  Dress code: business casual

Breakfasts, Lunches, Networking Breaks

Delegates are invited to join fellow attendees in the networking areas for breakfasts, lunches and coffee breaks. These scheduled networking times are ideal for idea sharing, meeting colleagues and making new contacts. Start your day off each morning at the continental breakfast and talk to others about what’s to come for that day. Use your time at the coffee breaks to meander the foyer area and view the exhibitor tables. Take part in networking time while enjoying a bite to eat at the conference luncheons taking place on Wednesday and Thursday.

Awards Dinner
Wednesday, September 28 • Kensington Palace, Kensington Gardens, London W8 4PX

Join us at the AIEN Awards Dinner to celebrate outstanding members as well as recognize professionals and organizations for their outstanding achievements in the energy industry. 

This year’s Awards Dinner will be hosted at the historic Kensington Palace. Explore the birthplace of Queen Victoria and home to young royals for nearly 400 years. Walk in the footsteps of royalty before joining your fellow attendees at the Pavilion, a glass fronted building overlooking the palace’s famous Sunken Garden.

The evening will start with a cocktail reception, followed by a three-course dinner and awards presentation. Get ready for a spectacular evening of networking with fellow attendees and guests!

Included in Full Delegate and Networking Only registrations. (Not included in Day Delegate registrations).

Can't make the full conference but would like to attend the Awards Dinner? Single dinner tickets may be purchased without attending the conference. Please email the completed registration form to

$300 Additional tickets  |  Dress code: business attire 

AIEN Awards

The objective of the annual AIEN Awards is to celebrate certain impactful industry achievements, underpinned by international energy negotiations and transactions that promote and embody the principles of AIEN in the energy industry.

Award Categories

Deal of the Year: This award recognizes an outstanding and noteworthy M&A transaction, occurring between January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021, and having been announced or made public.

Venture of the Year: This award recognizes a new and significant commercial partnership, joint venture, arrangement or initiative (other than an M&A deal), occurring between January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021, and having been announced or made public.

Discovery of the Year: This award will be given to a company who has made a highly significant oil or gas discovery, or an addition to discovered resources through exploration and appraisal activities, occurring between January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021, and having been announced or made public.

Energy Innovation: This award recognizes nominees that are demonstrating true leadership in innovative ways in the transition to a low-carbon, sustainable future. Nominations should describe how the nominee is leading the way in reducing carbon impacts through technology and innovation or creating targets to manage performance and aligning with global energy transition commitments.   

Corporate Social Responsibility Campaign of the Year: The Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Campaign of the Year Award illuminates the ever-important convergence of profitability and company values. Nominees should be high-performing organizations that have demonstrated positive influence on surrounding communities, promote teamwork toward sustainable, long-term impacts, and encourage active employee participation beyond financial contributions. Programs that were launched beginning between January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021 may be nominated.

2022 Award Finalists

Deal of the Year

Shell U.S. Permian Sale to ConocoPhillips
Oxy Sale of Ghana Assets to Kosmos Energy and Ghana National Petroleum Corporation
BHP Petroleum & Woodside Petroleum Merger

Venture of the Year

Namibia: Qatar Petroleum Farmin to Shell Namibia Exploration Blocks
Egypt: Eni Settlement Agreement with Egyptian General Petroleum CorporationEgyptian Natural Gas Holding Company, and Naturgy for Restart of Damietta LNG Plant
UK: Mitsui & Co., Ltd. investment in Storegga to develop the Acorn Carbon Capture and Storage Project in the North Sea

Discovery of the Year

Guyana: ExxonMobilHess and CNOOC for their Whiptail discovery
Suriname: TotalEnergiesApache and Staatsolie for their Keskesi East-1 Discovery
USA: Shell and Repsol for their Blacktip North discovery in the Perdido Corridor of the Gulf of Mexico

Energy Innovation

Petronas for its first carbon neutral LNG cargo delivery to Shikoku Electric
Storegga & Carbon Engineering for their development of UK’s first large-scale Direct Air Capture facility
ExxonMobil & Scepter, Inc. for their collaboration to deploy satellite technology for real-time methane emissions detection

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Campaign of the Year

Chandler MHM Limited for its School Vegetable Garden Campaign in Thailand
TotalEnergiesCNOOCUNOC and TPDC for the Lake Albert development project in Uganda & Tanzania
Hess for its Covid-19 “Dinner’s On Us” program in Houston

Award Methodology

Click here to view the full award methodology, including judging criteria for each award.


May 26, 2022 – Call for award nominations open
July 14, 2022 – Call for award nominations close
July 18, 2022 – Nominations are sorted and forwarded to Awards Committee
August 15, 2022 – Finalists are announced
September 28, 2022 – Award winners are announced at the 2022 IES Awards Dinner

Awards Committee Members

Chair:  Mike Beirne, Hess Corporation, Houston, USA
Claudia Hooker Archbold, Ecopetrol S.A., Bogotá, Colombia
Stuart J Carter, Keystone Law Limited, London, UK
Latifat F. Yusuff, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Lagos, Nigeria
Florent Rousset, GaffneyCline, Houston, USA
Joseph Tomkiewicz, Tilleke & Gibbins International Ltd., Bangkok, Thailand
Pablo Alliani, Bomchil Law Firm, Buenos Aires, Argentina