Energy Transition Area

The Energy Transition Area (ETA) at this year’s Annual Conference will host three days of dynamic discussions and interactive sessions. This exclusive area is dedicated to professionals in the energy transition sector and beyond, who play a vital role in achieving net-zero emissions. The program which we have partnered on again this year with iCRAG, will encompass a variety of formats, including panel discussions, lightening talks, vendor presentations, and workshops.

Lunchtime Panels will include a discussion on the evolving role of geoscience for a positive energy future, assessing the potential of Norwegian Offshore wind and bridging the gap between the energy transition and the oil and gas industry. Participants can expect insights into repurposing traditional geoscience for sustainable energy solutions, as well as discussions on the role of start-ups in supporting the transition.

Interactive workshops with industry will focus on enhancing collaboration between industry and academia to prioritise research questions to accelerate the energy transition, alongside valuable career advice for young professionals entering this transformative field.

 

Lightning talks session

11 June 2024 | 10:30 – 11:25 CEST
Where: Energy Transition Area theatre

Each day of the ETA theatre programme will start with a ‚ÄúLightning Talks‚ÄĚ session. These sessions are a blend of technical and commercial talks by participating exhibitors and academic institutions with the following topics:¬†CCS, Energy Storage and Hydrogen, Geothermal, Methane, Mining and critical minerals, Offshore wind, Policy andSociety.¬†¬†

Please note that these talks are NOT part of the official technical programme orconference proceedings.

Moderator

Quynh Pham

EAGE

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Session:

Repurposing Geoscience for the Energy Transition

11 June 2024 | 11:15 – 12:00 CEST
Where: Energy Transition Area theatre

Presentations by

Bertrand Caselitz (PGS)

Pablo Rodriguez Salgado (University College Dublin/iCRAG)
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Tom Latter (CGG/Viridien)               

Moderator

Francesca Martini

Francesca Martini

iCRAG

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Lunchtime Panel Discussion 1:

Geoscience for a Positive Energy Future

11 June 2024 | 12:50 – 13:50 CEST
Where: Energy Transition Area theatre

This session will explore how geoscience can play a pivotal role in supporting the energy transition, addressing key challenges and aligning with global targets while ensuring a sustainable and equitable energy landscape. 

With urgent climate action at the forefront of global agendas, the discussion will navigate the intricate balance between advancing sustainability objectives and ensuring universal energy affordability and accessibility. 

We’ll examine how geoscience can act as a catalyst for this transition and have a profound impact on shaping a positive energy future. We will gather perspectives on geoscience careers in energy from panellists at different career stages. Moreover, we’ll spotlight the critical role of education systems in shaping the next generation of geoscience professionals.¬†

We’ll explore the requisite skill sets needed to effectively drive the energy transition forward and discuss strategies for mid-career professionals to upskill and diversify, aligning with the evolving demands of the energy industry.

Moderator

Emer Caslin

Emer Caslin

iCRAG

Panel

Kirsty Lewis

Kirsty Lewis

Researcher Geologist, Equinor

Hannah Binner

Hannah Binner

Geoscientist & Education and Public Engagement specialist, UCC

Gautier Baudot

Gautier Baudot

VP Exploration Excellence & Transformation TotalEnergies

Michelle Hjelleset

Michelle Hjelleset

HR Manager Scandinavia SLB

Maren Kleemeyer

Maren Kleemeyer

Learning Advisor Geoscience Shell

Geoscience Outreach talk:

Get into Geoscience: Communicating the value of Geoscience to the next generation

11 June 2024 | 13:50 – 14:10 CEST
Where: Energy Transition Area theatre

How can engagement with Gen-Z fast-track and support the energy transition? – A perspective from education and public engagement professionals for energy transition professionals

Presenter

Hannah Binner

Hannah Binner

University College Cork/iCRAG

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Hackathon Results & Presentation

Coding to Net-Zero

11 June 2024 | 14:30 – 15:10 CEST
Where: Energy Transition Area theatre

Hackathon Results & Winning Presentations

Presenter

Ashley Russell

Ashley Russell

Equinor ASA

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Session:

The role of startups in the energy transition

11 June 2024 | 15:10 – 15:50 CEST
Where: Energy Transition Area theatre

Organised by Onward 

Presenter

Joseph Court

Onward

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Interactive Session:

Skills for the Energy Transition

11 June 2024 | 16:00 – 17:30 CEST
Where: Energy Transition Area theatre

Companies in search of new talent with skills related to energy transition will present their needs/requirements, aiming to encourage professionals attending the conference to explore possibilities in their company!
In the same session, representatives from the Decarbonization and Energy Transition Technical Communities, in collaboration with the  Education Committee, will present an interactive tool aimed at delineating the requisite skills for successfully navigating a career in the evolving energy landscape.
The concluding part of the session will focus on a networking activity for students and young professionals who are interested in an energy transition-related career and how they fit into potential roles in the field.

speakers:

Maren Kleemeyer - EAGE Education Officer
Carla Martín-Clavé, SEC Chair 2023-2025
Dr. Adeline Parent - Geothermal Energy Committee Chair 2024 - 2026
Severine Pannetier-Lescoffit & Sebastian Ng - Equinor
Gautier Baudot - Total Energies
José Dirkzwager - Chevron
Gerardo Gaitan - S&P Global
Malcolm Kent - CGG
SLB - Speaker TBC
Shearwater - Speaker TBC

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Lightning talks session

12 June 2024 | 10:30 – 11:50 CEST
Where: Energy Transition Area theatre

Each day of the ETA theatre programme will start with a ‚ÄúLightning Talks‚ÄĚ session. These sessions are a blend of technical and commercial talks by participating exhibitors and academic institutions with the following topics: CCS, Energy Storage and Hydrogen, Geothermal, Methane, Mining and critical minerals, Offshore wind, Policy and Society. ¬†

Please note that these talks are NOT part of the official technical programme or conference proceedings.

Moderator

Quynh Pham

EAGE

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Lunchtime Panel Discussion 2:

Unleashing the Potential of Norwegian Offshore Wind

12 June 2024 | 12:50 – 13:50 CEST
Where: Energy Transition Area theatre

Panel discussion focused on accelerating the development of offshore wind energy in Norway. This event will bring together industry leaders, policymakers, and innovators to explore the latest advancements, challenges, and opportunities in the Norwegian offshore wind sector. Discussion Topics will touch upon the following items:

Legislation and Policy: Insights into the current regulatory framework and future legislative developments that will shape the Norwegian offshore wind industry.

Foundation Concepts and Installations: Exploring innovative approaches to foundation design and installation, with particular focus on floating solutions, energy transport and life extension as well as logistics and supply.

Geophysical and Geotechnical Data Acquisition: Discussing the critical role of geophysical and geotechnical data in site selection, design, and construction and how the workflow can be optimized.

Technological Innovations and Market Trends: An overview of the latest technologies and market trends that are driving the offshore wind industry forward.

Case Studies and Success Stories Learning from real-world examples of successful offshore wind projects in Norway and abroad, including environmental impacts.

Education and open-access data: The importance of educating a critical mass of engineers and geoscientists to aid in further developments and innovation, supported by open-access data to drive RnD.

Moderator

Maarten Vanneste

Maarten Vanneste

Norwegian Geotechnical Institute

Panel

Thomas Langford

Thomas Langford

Director Offshore Energy, NGI

Amy Beeston

Amy Beeston

Principal Engineer, DNV

Jan-Fredrik Stadaas

Jan-Fredrik Stadaas

Corporate Strategy Manager, Equinor

Gunhild Myhr

Gunhild Myhr

VP Business Development, PGS

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NPD

Geoscience for safety and security

Organised by NorSar

12 June 2024 | 13:30 – 14:30 CEST
Where: Energy Transition Area theatre

Presentations by

Dr. Ben Dando and Dr Alan F. Baird

Moderator

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Dedicated session:

Critical Minerals

12 June 2024 | 14:30 – 15:50 CEST
Where: Energy Transition Area theatre

Dedicated session on the Emerging Role of Mining and Critical Minerals for the Energy Transition.
As the world accelerates towards a sustainable energy future, the demand for critical minerals essential to renewable energy technologies and electric vehicles is surging. This session will delve into the pivotal role that mining and the responsible sourcing of these minerals play in facilitating the energy transition. And how we need to ensure a sustainable and secure supply of these vital resources. Join us to explore how innovative approaches in mining can contribute to a cleaner, greener energy future.

Session chair

Francesca Martini

Francesca Martini

iCRAG/University College Dublin

Presentations by

Stéphane Bassene

Stéphane Bassene

VP Strategic Materials - Gas Renewables & Power Branch, TotalEnergies

Vetle Vinje

Vetle Vinje

CGG

Johann Shenn

Johann Shenn

SmartSolo Scientific

Session:

Lower Emission

12 June 2024 | 16:10 – 17:10 CEST
Where: Energy Transition Area theatre

Organised by Norwegian Energy Partners (NORWEP)

The world produce oil and gas for decades to come, but it has to be produced with as low carbon footprint as possible. The Lower Emission Session in the Energy Transition areas will present some solutions that will reduce the emission.

Session chair

Håkon Skretting

Håkon Skretting

Director Norwegian Energy Partners (NORWEP)

Presentations by

Alv-Arne Grimstad

Alv-Arne Grimstad

Senior Research Scientist, SINTEF Industry

Aslak Myklebostad

Aslak Myklebostad

CEO, Allton AS

Eirik Dirdal

Eirik Dirdal

VP Norway & Europe, Resman AS

Keynote:

Sharing TotalEnergies 5-year technological vision on Methane

13 June 2024 | 09:50 – 10:10 CEST
Where: Energy Transition Area theatre

Presenter

André Marblé

André Marblé

Methane Technological roadmap Coordinator, Total Energies

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Workshop:

13 June 2024 | 10:10 – 11:40 CEST
Where: Energy Transition Area theatre

The Role of Research in Supporting the Energy Transition

Organised by 

iCRAG, NTNU & NGI

This workshop will focus on the integral role of academia in driving the energy transition, how research institutions can collaborate with the industry to innovate solutions for sustainable energy systems. A showcase of successful contributions from research and academia to the energy industry will highlight innovative solutions and impactful collaborations that have facilitated the transition towards sustainable energy systems. The panel discussion will focus on the integral role of academia in driving the energy transition. We will explore how strategic partnerships can innovate solutions for sustainable energy systems and address industry needs. Key topics of discussion will include identifying research questions that academia can address to meet the needs of industry and how industry could benefit from participating in European funded collaborative projects with academia to derisk their research. We encourage audience participation in an interactive Q&A session to gather insights on how research can further support and benefit the energy sector.

Session chair

Philip Ringrose

Philip Ringrose

NTNU

Speakers:

Dr Pablo R. Salgado

Dr Pablo R. Salgado

University College Dublin/ iCRAG

Espen Forsberg Holmstr√łm

Espen Forsberg Holmstr√łm

Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI )

Francesca Martini

Francesca Martini

Senior Manager- Funding, iCRAG/ University College Dublin

Marcella Dean

Marcella Dean

SHELL GLOBAL SOLUTIONS INTERNATIONAL

Jeremy O'Brien

Jeremy O'Brien

Seequent

Amy Beeston

Amy Beeston

DNV

Lunchtime Panel Discussion 3:

Bridging futures: Fostering understanding in the green transition - podcast/panel interview with Veslemoy Klavenes

13 June 2024 | 12:50 – 13:50 CEST
Where: Energy Transition Area theatre

As the global energy landscape undergoes a significant transformation, the need for open, constructive dialogue has never been more critical., aims to explore the many challenges and opportunities within the oil and gas industry in this shift towards sustainability. This panel discussion addresses the common misunderstandings, misinterpretations, and mistrust often encountered by professionals within the oil and gas sector from those outside of it. In an era where finger-pointing, shaming, and blaming are all too common, our goal is to elevate the conversation to one of mutual respect, understanding, and shared knowledge. By bringing together voices from across the energy spectrum‚ÄĒincluding those who have left the industry, those who have pivoted towards renewable projects within it, and innovators in renewable energy outside the sector‚ÄĒthis session seeks to illuminate the diverse ways in which individuals can contribute to a sustainable future, both within and outside their current roles.

This dialogue aims not only to highlight the personal and professional journeys of our panelists but also to challenge and broaden the perspectives of our audience. We want to create a space where the complexities of the energy transition are discussed openly, paving the way for increased understanding and collaboration across industries. Join us for a thought-provoking conversation that moves beyond critique to constructive engagement, uniting us in our common goal of a sustainable and inclusive energy future.

Moderator

VESLEMOY KLAVENES-BERGE

VESLEMOY KLAVENES-BERGE

Bycause/Stories for the future podcast

Panel

ANDERS DRAGE

ANDERS DRAGE

Data Scientist at Frende Forsikring

GIOVANNI SOSIO

GIOVANNI SOSIO

SLB

EMER CASLIN

EMER CASLIN

iCRAG

SIGRID BORTHEN TOVEN

SIGRID BORTHEN TOVEN

Equinor

SHI YUAN TOH

SHI YUAN TOH

Heriot-Watt University

Area Main Sponsors

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Area Programme Sponsors

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Supporting Organisation

iCRAG
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