The oil and gas industry is in turmoil. Commodity prices are (volatilely) hitting all-time lows. In addition, the goals of the Paris Agreement, “greening” of electricity production, alternative utilization of networks, unbalanced demand and supply, new technologies, more and more regulatory rules and political interventions challenge the sector and its business models.
Consequently, increasing social and environmental pressures raise complex questions about the role of these fuels in a changing energy economy and the position of oil and gas companies in the societies in which they operate as well as their strategy and profitability.
Yet, one of the core questions, against a backdrop of rising GHG and particle emissions, is a relatively simple one: should today’s oil and gas companies be viewed as part of the problem only, or could they foster solving it profitably, i.e., become an essential constituent in a “greener and more sustainable” future?
In this webinar the invited experts will discuss and debate about the optimal role of conventional fuels, in particular natural gas and potential new business models in the future.
Leon Stille has been General Manager of the Energy Delta Institute since September 2019. Before that he worked for 7 years as Business Development Manager Renewable Gas & Innovation and Renewable Energy at the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO). He has also worked in commercial roles for several energy companies such as Dutch distribution system operator Alliander and international oil and gas technology supplier Frames. He holds an MSc in renewable energy technology and BSc in Earth Sciences from the University of Utrecht.
Dr Andrej Pustišek teaches energy economics at the University of Applied Sciences, Stuttgart, Germany and at the University of Karlsruhe (KIT), Germany. He owns a consulting company providing services to international natural gas and energy companies. From 2002 to 2012, he worked for E.ON Ruhrgas, first as Senior Vice President International Natural Gas Sales and from 2008 as Senior Vice President Portfolio Management.
Dr. Tatiana Mitrova is Director of the Energy Center at SKOLKOVO School of Management, Head of the Oil and Gas Department at the Energy Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (ERI RAS) and Senior Visiting Research Fellow of the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies (OIES). Mitrova is a member of the Governmental Commission of the Russian Federation on fuel and energy and member of the Board of Directors at Unipro (formerly E.ON-Russia).