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CERAWeek 2012 - The Quest: Energy, Security and the Future of Economic Growth


At a time of great uncertainty over the prospects for economic growth and geopolitical stability, CERAWeek 2012 will once again offer timely insight into the energy future and the implications for policy and strategies.   CERAWeek offers an unparalleled integrated and global framework for understanding the changing landscape, and new ideas and approaches to navigate the risks and opportunities ahead.   Chaired by Daniel Yergin, IHS CERA Chairman and Pulitzer Prize winning author, CERAWeek key focus areas and speakers include: To view the full agenda
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  • Oil – Meeting the supply imperative: Technology, strategy and industry structure; oil market outlook in an uncertain economy;  turmoil and geopolitics in the Middle East, Russia and Caspian, Latin America and Asia; new  dynamics of costs; what’s ahead for refining and chemicals; prospects for the offshore two years after the Gulf oil spill; outlook for tight oil, oil sands and the Keystone pipeline; oil finance and investment; renewable fuels; and what mandates and the future environmental agenda means for oil. 

Oil speakers include Paolo Scaroni, CEO, ENI; Helge Lund, President and CEO, Statoil; Farouk Al-Zanki, Deputy Chairman & CEO, Kuwait Petroleum, Patrick Pouyanne, President Refining & Chemicals, Member of the Executive Committee Total; Bill Maloney, Executive Vice President, Development and Production North America, Statoil; H.E. Abdalla Salem El-Badri, Secretary General, OPEC; Martin Craighead, President and CEO, Baker Hughes; Mark Hurd, President, Oracle Corp. and many others.   A special Ministerial dialogue will include Energy Ministers from Colombia; the Kurdistan Regional Government, Iraq; and Ukraine.

  • Natural Gas – the rebirth of indigenous gas and what it means; paradigm shift for North American energy – who will win the new game?; LNG’s next supply surge; the future of unconventional gas in North America, Europe, Asia, Latin America – and the backlash against it; renewing the energy industry’s license to operate; greenhouse gases, water, and land use; climate policy after Durban?; energy investment and the impact on employment and the economy.  

Speakers include Peter Voser, CEO, Royal Dutch Shell; Sam Laidlaw, CEO, Centrica; Patrick Kron, Chairman and CEO, Alstom; Martin Houston, COO, BG Group; Alan Armstrong, President and CEO, Williams; Gregory Ebel, President and CEO, Spectra Energy; and James Hackett, CEO, Anadarko Petroleum.   A special dialogue will be held featuring Ohio Governor John Kasich.

  • Electric Power – Recalibrating generation choice and the transition to a clean electric power future; reality check on the costs, scale, and the pace of change; transmission and the missing links; the challenge of making long term commitments faced with near term uncertainty; the future of coal and nuclear power; renewables in an era of government austerity – how quickly will costs come down?; Global competition for suppliers; evolving power market structures: global lessons. 

Speakers include Gerard Mestrallet, Chairman and CEO, GdF Suez;  David Crane, Chairman and CEO, NRG; Thomas Farrell, Chairman, President and CEO, Dominion Energy; Brian Dames, CEO, Eskom; Bruce Grewcock, CEO, Kiewit; Michael Morris, Chairman and CEO, American Electric Power; and Philippe Cochet, President, Thermal Power, Alstom.

  • The Next Thirty Years – a long term look at the central political, economic and technology trends that will reshape the world over the coming decades.  The emerging nexus of energy, food, climate and water; the US GLOBAL  role after Iraq; leadership building for 2040; the lasting impact of the election year in the US, Russia, Europe; Big Data and what it means; the political power of social media; sustainability and the future of technology. 

Daniel Yergin will chair this exciting look at the reshaping of the modern world, and speakers include Jeffrey Immelt, Chairman and CEO, GE; Admiral Mike Mullen, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Prof Ernest Moniz, MIT; Nariman Behravesh, IHS CERA Chief Economist; and David Hobbs, IHS CERA Chief Energy Strategist.

  • IHS CERA Innovation Pioneers – a special program held throughout CERAWeek, this program features companies and entrepreneurs with potentially game changing technologies for the energy future.  The spectrum of companies includes upstream oil and gas, electric power generation; biofuels, energy storage; water remediation and processing; efficiency and demand response; propulsion technologies and the future of transportation.


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