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Perspectives on the Future of Oil and Gas

November 5, 2019 @ 10:45 am - 1:00 pm

Payne Institute

As the world confronts an energy transition, the global energy system is being re-imagined and the role of oil and natural gas in that transition is not entirely clear. Governments are pursuing increasingly ambitious initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and diversify their energy economies. While the world is facing significant energy demand growth from emerging and developing economies, the dual pressures of reducing their carbon footprint, while also providing the necessary resources to fuel energy growth creates complexity for the oil and gas industry.


  • 10:45 a.m. – Registration opens
  • 10:50 a.m. – Welcome
  • 11 a.m. – Scenarios: What is the Future of Energy
  • 11:45 a.m. – Networking Break
  • Noon – Implications for Geopolitics & Industry
  • 12:45 p.m. – Closing

Please join the Payne Institute as we welcome:

  • Wim Thomas, Chief Energy Advisor at Shell: Wim leads the Energy Analysis practice in Shell. His team is also responsible for Shell’s long-term global energy scenarios, informing Group Strategy. He has been with the Shell Group for 33 years, with prior positions in drilling operations, subsurface reservoir management and commercial and regulatory affairs in gas.
  • Eirik Wærness, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, Equinor: Erik is responsible for macroeconomics, energy and commodity market analyses. He is also the head of strategy in mid- and downstream. He has broad experience, from government, academics and private sector companies, to an advisor in different leadership positions.
  • Amy M. Jaffe, David M. Rubenstein Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment and Director of the Program on Energy Security and Climate Change: Amy is a leading expert on global energy policy, geopolitical risk and energy and sustainability. She previously served as executive director for energy and sustainability at the University of California, Davis and senior advisor for energy. and sustainability at the Office of the Chief Investment Officer of the University of California, Regents. Amy is widely published, including as a co-author of Oil, Dollars, Debt and Crises: The Global Curse of Black Gold with Mahmoud El-Gamal.
  • Sarah Ladislaw, Director and Senior Fellow, Energy and National Security Program, CSIS: As director of the Energy and National Security Program, Sarah leads CSIS’s work in energy policy, market and technology analysis. She is an expert in U.S. energy policy, global oil and natural gas markets and climate change. She is a member of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s Strategic Analysis Technical Review Panel, the Strategic Advisory Council for Georgia Tech’s Strategic Energy Initiative and a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

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November 5, 2019
10:45 am - 1:00 pm
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Grand Ballroom


Ben H. Parker Student Center
1200 16th St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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