AIPN 2021 International Petroleum Summit


World oil markets are re-balancing after the Covid-19 crisis, spurred by an unprecedented collapse in 2020, and there may be no return to “normal”.  In IEA’s latest Oil 2021 forecast, by 2026 the global oil demand will grow to 104.1 mb/d, an increase of 4.4 mb/d from 2019 levels, driven by Asia’s emerging and developing economies underpinned by rising populations and incomes.  However, the global drive for decarbonization as evidenced in countries committing to net zero ambitions, as well as COP26, are shining a spotlight on the evolving role of the oil & gas sector.

Today’s program will showcase global leading authorities who will share their perspectives and pathways for the oil & gas industry toward a secure and affordable energy future, while at the same time addressing the energy poverty faced by a multitude of countries. 

All times listed below are in Bangkok time (UTC +7).
Electronic access to program in real time and on delayed broadcast basis 24/7
Electronic networking 24/7

 2:00 - 2:30 PM

 Conference Welcome & Introduction by AIPN President / 
 Setting the Stage & Preview of Day One by IPS 2021 Co-Chairs

  2:30 - 2:45 PM 

 Session 1: Opening Keynote
 Thailand Energy 4.0

 H.E. Kulit Sombatsiri, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Energy, Thailand

2:45 - 3:15 PM

 Session 2: Scene Setting Keynote Address
 Net Zero by 2050 and the Implications for the Oil & Gas Sector 

 Tim Gould, Chief Energy Economist, International Energy Agency

3:15 - 3:30 PM

 Session 3: Keynote Address
 Exploration and Production Strategies and Innovations In a Global Context

 Montri Rawanchaikul, Chief Executive Officer, PTTEP
 Fireside interview with Vijay Krishnan, Managing Director - Asia Pacific, Rystad Energy

3:30 - 4:00 PM

 Session 4: Keynote Address
 Threading the Needle of the Changing Role of the Oil & Gas Industry in Meeting Global Energy Demand

 Martin Houston, Vice Chairman, Tellurian Inc.
 Fireside interview with Fauziah Marzuki, Head of Global LNG and APAC Gas, BloombergNEF

 4:00 - 4:15 PM

 Session 5: Keynote Address
 ASEAN’s Practical Approach to Energy Transition and Evolving Role of Oil & Gas Sector

 Dr. Nuki Agya Utama, Executive Director, ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE)

4:15 - 5:15 PM

 Session 6: Panel Discussion
 Regional Demand Outlook and Energy Security - Future Look of the Asian NOCs

 Beni Suryadi, Manager of Power, Fossil Fuels, Alternative Energy and Storage Department, ASEAN Centre for Energy

 Charlotte Wolff-Bye, Chief Sustainability Officer, PETRONAS
 Imam Mul Akhyar, Group Head Marketing and Corporate Sales, PT Perusahaan Gas Tbk.
Moshe Rizal, Executive Director, Association of Indonesian Oil and Gas Companies

5:15 - 6:15 PM

 Session 7: Panel Discussion
 Post COP26: Supporting Lower GHG for Upstream Production & Operations 

 Moderator: Mrinal Vohra, Vice President - Asia, Expro

 Leonardo Sempertegui, General Counsel, OPEC
Hasto Kristiyono, President Commissioner, PT. Pertamina Power Indonesia
 Dr. Nathan Meehan, President, CMG Petroleum
 Paula VanLaningham, Global Head of Carbon, Energy Transition, S&P Global Platts

6:15 - 7:15 PM

 Session 8: Panel Discussion
 Decommissioning Challenges for Host Governments and Producers in Asia

 Moderator: Andrew Harwood, Research Director, Asia Pacific Upstream Oil & Gas, Wood Mackenzie

Kanita Sartwattayu, Senior Vice President, Development Project Division, PTTEP
Dr. Andrew Sneddon, Consulting Director, ERM
Alan S. Pitts, Transition Manager, Chevron Thailand Exploration & Production Ltd.
Dr. Francis Norman, General Manager, Decommissioning and Strategy, National Energy Resources Australia (NERA)


Increasingly the oil & gas sector is re-aligning with the drive for energy transition. The role of gas and particularly LNG, for example, has evolved significantly over the last decade, as a low carbon fossil fuel. Countries across Europe and major countries in Asia, like China and India, have chosen gas as the preferred pathway to decarbonization. Traditional oil & gas companies are actively investing in technologies to decarbonize their operations, such as CCS, field electrifications to replace traditional gas and diesel turbines, or direct renewables integration such as offshore wind farm, and even establishing new independent divisions to advance these initiatives. That said, energy poverty and accessibility that plagues many developing countries – likely will continue to be primarily addressed by traditional fossil fuels.

Today’s program will explore the oil & gas sector’s evolving role and opportunities in shaping our energy future – creating a lower carbon the value chain and intensifying the role of new technologies, as well as, accentuating the force that women leaders are bringing to bear on the energy industry and the transition.

All times listed below are in Bangkok time (UTC +7). 
Electronic access to program in real time and on delayed broadcast basis 24/7
​Electronic networking 24/7

2:00 - 2:15 PM  

 Welcome Remarks / Summary of Day 1 & Preview of Day 2 

2:15 - 2:45 PM  

 Session 9: Boulos Lecture Series
 Role of Oil & Gas Industry in the Energy Transition

 Irtiza Sayyed, President, ExxonMobil Indonesia

2:45 - 3:45 PM  

 Session 10: Panel Discussion
 Bridging the Energy Transition with Gas and LNG

 Moderator: Fauziah Marzuki, Head of Global LNG and APAC Gas, BloombergNEF

 Opening Presentation: Richard Nelson, Partner, King & Spalding

Unai Pastor, Vice President - Origination, Cheniere Energy
Mark Abbotsford, VP Marketing, Woodside Energy
Shigeharu Yajima, Senior Vice President - Global Energy Marketing, INPEX
Dr. Kurujit Nakornthap, Executive Director, Petroleum Institute of Thailand (PTIT)

3:45 - 4:15 PM  

 Session 11: Keynote Speaker
 Petroleum Fiscal Systems During Energy Transition 

 Dr. Pedro van Meurs, President, Van Meurs Energy

4:15 - 5:15 PM  

 Session 12: Panel Discussion
 Keeping the Lights on While Transitioning to the New Energy World:
 Challenges for the Oil & Gas Industry

 Moderator: Yulia Dobrolyubova, Partner, Corporate Sustainability & Climate Change Lead, Southeast Asia, ERM

Daruporn Kamoplus, Managing Director, Global Renewable Power Company
 Dr. Aydar Shakirov, Head of the Gas Market Analysis Department, Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF)
 Edward Tay, Chief Executive Officer, Sistema Asia Capital

 5:15 - 6:15 PM  

 Session 13: Panel Discussion
 Women in Energy - Driving Sustainable E&P and Energy Transition Innovations

 Moderator:  Melody Meyer, President, Melody Meyer Energy LLC

Niny Borges, Vice President Legal, Upstream, Equinor UK Ltd.
Elizabeth Matthews, Deputy Managing Director, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, TotalEnergies US
Jennifer Josefson, AIPN President and Partner, Morgan Lewis


Oil and gas will continue to play a significant role in the energy mix until 2050 and beyond, eradicating energy poverty and addressing access issues in many developing countries. Sustainable E&P is necessary, where the climate commitment, like COP26, will place increasing pressure on the oil & gas sector to re-think ideas and solutions for a low carbon future. Companies have responded by decarbonizing their value chain, expanding into new sectors such as hydrogen. The path to a low carbon future is accelerating. ESG is also increasingly adopted by a broad spectrum of energy companies.

Today’s program will discuss both strategic and technical perspectives, ideas and solutions for a lower carbon future.

All times listed below are in Bangkok time (UTC +7). 
Electronic access to program in real time and on delayed broadcast basis 24/7
​Electronic networking 24/7

2:00 - 2:30 PM

 Welcome Remarks / Summary of Days 1 & 2 / Preview of Day 3

2:30 - 3:00 PM

 Session 14: Keynote Address
 Thailand’s Policy Initiatives in Securing Gas and Pivot Towards Clean Energy

 Dr. Twarath Sutabutr, Inspector General, Ministry of Energy, Thailand
 Fireside interview with Gavin Thompson, Vice Chairman, Energy - Asia Pacific, Wood Mackenzie

3:00 - 3:30 PM

 Session 15: Keynote Address
 Driving ASEAN’s Energy Transition Powered by LNG and Renewables

 Dr. Harald Link, Chairman and President, B.Grimm Power PCL
 Fireside interview with Vijay Krishnan, Managing Director - Asia Pacific, Rystad Energy

3:30 - 4:30 PM

 Session 16: Panel Discussion
 Green Power Surge in Asia

 Moderator:  Gavin Thompson, Vice Chairman, Energy - Asia Pacific, Wood Mackenzie

 Olivier Duguet, Chief Executive Officer, The Blue Circle
 Martin Baart, CEO, ecoligo
 Dr. Wei-nee Chen, VP, New Energy Ventures, Hibiscus Petroleum
 Prasertsak Cherngchawano, Deputy Governor – Power Plant Development and Renewable Energy, EGAT

4:30 - 5:30 PM

 Session 17: Panel Discussion
 The Critical Role of Renewables and Other Energy Sources in the Global Energy Transition

 Moderator: Joseph Tomkiewicz, Partner, Tilleke & Gibbins

 Jose Antonio Millan Ruano, CEO, Hinode Energy
 Lorenzo Mancini, Regional Sales Director, TotalEnergies Renewables Distributed Generation
 Jon Dugstad, Director Wind & Solar, Norwep
 Sverre Alvik, Director, Energy Transition Outlook, Group Research and Development, DNV
 Dolf Gielen, Director, Innovation and Technology Centre, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

5:30 - 6:30 PM

 Session 18: Panel Discussion
 Incorporating ESG into Energy Projects

 Moderator: Thomas Hilboldt, Managing Director, Head of ESG Integration - Equities, Asia Pacific, HSBC

 Quentin Fouesnant, Head of Sales - Asia, Equilibrium AI
 Matt Spalding, Vice President, Regional General Manager, Honeywell UOP
 Joanne Khew, Director, Sustainable Finance & Strategic Partnerships (Asia), Standard Chartered Bank
 Mohammad Saif, Partner – Power & Utilities, EY

6:30 - 6:45 PM

 Closing Remarks by IPS 2021 Co-Chairs 

6:45 - 7:00 PM

 Invitation to next year's Summit in London by AIPN President