AIPN Conference Recordings

These are recordings of prior AIPN conference sessions. AIPN members can access any conference recording for free, non-members may purchase for $25/each. 

Venezuela - What is the End Game?
Early 2019 has brought the “end game” in Venezuela into sharp focus and the daily news. How will it play out? How can the country deal with its crushing debt load? How can it resuscitate its core oil sector after almost two decades of shocking mismanagement and decline? These questions and more have been addressed by an extraordinary panel. Originally presented at the AIPN 2019 International Petroleum Summit in Houston. Economic poverty and climate change are two major challenges facing humanity. At the heart of economic poverty lies an energy paradox: energy cannot lift the world from poverty, yet poverty cannot be ended without energy. Over 2 billion people in the world suffer from some form of energy poverty. At the heart of climate change lies another energy paradox: climate models suggest that current warming results from combustion of fossil fuels producing carbon dioxide, yet 85% of the world’s energy that is needed to adapt to climate change comes from fossil fuel combustion. Reducing global poverty, and realistic carbon policies, are not mutually exclusive. There exists a “radical middle” that can address both, and still preserve a healthy global economy. Natural gas has a major role to play.
Poverty, Carbon and the Role of Natural Gas
The AIPN 2019 Boulos Lecture, presented at the International Petroleum Summit, May 23, 2019, featured Dr. Scott Tinker, Director of the Bureau of Economic Geology, the State Geologist of Texas, and a professor holding the Allday Endowed Chair at The University of Texas at Austin, on the topic of poverty, carbon and the role of natural gas. Economic poverty and climate change are two major challenges facing humanity. At the heart of economic poverty lies an energy paradox: energy cannot lift the world from poverty, yet poverty cannot be ended without energy. Over 2 billion people in the world suffer from some form of energy poverty. At the heart of climate change lies another energy paradox: climate models suggest that current warming results from combustion of fossil fuels producing carbon dioxide, yet 85% of the world’s energy that is needed to adapt to climate change comes from fossil fuel combustion. Reducing global poverty, and realistic carbon policies, are not mutually exclusive. There exists a “radical middle” that can address both, and still preserve a healthy global economy. Natural gas has a major role to play.
Where Do We Go from Here?
David Wood, a long time international explorationist and C-suite occupant, takes a close look at the resilience of North American shale model and its impact and consequences on the rest of the world. Originally presented as the opening keynote address at the AIPN 2019 International Petroleum Summit, May 22, 2019.
The Future of the Oil and Gas Company
Mergers and Acquisitions always have been a strategic tool for oil and gas companies to achieve their business objectives. Principally they are meant to create efficiencies such that the value of the combined entity is greater than the sum of the two parts. However, a successful merger depends on whether the value is ultimately achieved. Given the significant changes the industry is currently undergoing: lower for longer commodity prices, desire for lower hydrocarbon emissions, and the rapid rise of electric vehicles/advances in battery technology, the rationale for M&A is also changing. Does it still make sense for companies to seek efficiencies, or should they find ultimate value in the acquisition of new technologies and markets? Thinking about the future, indeed the survival, of the “traditional” oil and gas company is in order. This fireside chat with Lord Browne will explore various possible scenarios. Originally presented at the AIPN 2018 International Petroleum Summit in London.
Shaping the Future of Energy
Digital and advanced technologies are adding another dimension to the usual influences on supply, demand and prices. At the same time, the industry is being challenged to deliver more energy with lower carbon emissions. What do these developments mean for existing business models that have underpinned the industry for decades? Originally presented by Bob Dudley as the keynote session at the AIPN 2018 International Petroleum Summit in London.
Navigating Risks: Key Issues Impacting the Security of Investments in Hydrocarbon Projects
How does one factor in the contract terms (Administrative Rescission, Stabilization Clauses and Change in Law, Cure Period, Penalties and Damages, etc.) and regulations in a company’s risk management strategies? Panel members take attendees through a maze of potential pitfalls.
The Theory and Practice of Dealmaking: Secrets of Successful Dealmakers
Theory and practice meet in this thought-provoking session with Harvard Professor Guhan Subramanian, author and negotiation expert.