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Finance, Investment and Asset Management

FT Oil & Gas Finance and Investment Forum

Securing the Future in a Rapidly Evolving Energy Landscape

Aberdeen, Scotland |
Speakers include:
Brian Gilvary

Brian Gilvary


Reinhard Florey

Reinhard Florey


Tomás García Blanco

Tomás García Blanco



The Financial Times, in partnership with SPE Offshore Europe, presents the Oil & Gas Finance and Investment Forum which provides a collection of valuable insights on the role of finance in the upstream oil & gas Industry. The day will be led by investors, financiers, CFOs and other key stakeholders from across the industry.

These are challenging times for the oil & gas industry, and for those charged with navigating a path to future profitability. The volatility which has characterised the oil price in recent years looks set to continue, hampering the process of effective resource allocation and investment decision-making. The pace and scale of the energy transition remain uncertain, and as the sector searches for new sources of finance, they face increasing competition for capital and a new kind of activist investor more acutely attuned to the potential of climate-related and transition risk and the impact on carbon-intense industries. Closer to home, the North Sea remains challenging terrain, although a new generation of innovative, private equity-backed E&P companies are revitalising assets and bringing much needed new ideas and disruption to reinvigorate the basin.

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fallback Add to my Calendar 09/04/2019 09:00:0009/04/2019 16:35:00trueFT Oil & Gas Finance and Investment ForumThe Financial Times, in partnership with SPE Offshore Europe, presents the Oil & Gas Finance and Investment Forum which provides a collection of valuable insights on the role of finance in the upstream oil & gas Industry. The day will be led by investors, financiers, CFOs and other key stakeholders from across the industry.These are challenging times for the oil & gas industry, and for those charged with navigating a path to future profitability. The volatility which has characterised the oil price in recent years looks set to continue, hampering the process of effective resource allocation and investment decision-making. The pace and scale of the energy transition remain uncertain, and as the sector searches for new sources of finance, they face increasing competition for capital and a new kind of activist investor more acutely attuned to the potential of climate-related and transition risk and the impact on carbon-intense industries. Closer to home, the North Sea remains challenging terrain, although a new generation of innovative, private equity-backed E&P companies are revitalising assets and bringing much needed new ideas and disruption to reinvigorate the basin.Book now FT-Oil-&-Gas-Finance-and-Investment-Forum54b30c32fcff358047fd9e4ca8182000MM/DD/YYYY


Agenda - 4th Sep

  • 9:00am
    Opening remarks from the Chair

    Alan Livsey, Lex Research Editor, Financial Times

  • 9:05am
    Keynote Address

    Sir Ian Wood, Chairman, J W Holdings; Chairman, The Wood Foundation; Chairman, Opportunity North East

  • 9:20am
    Panel: Clear and present danger? The oil price outlook and the future for oil & gas

    Understanding what the oil price environment really means for the business is essential to ensure that capital and resources are allocated correctly, and that risk is accurately reflected in investment decision making.  Volatility looks set to continue in the shorter term with oil and gas companies struggling with the vagaries of, by turn, oversupplied and then undersupplied markets. But with higher demand to meet the needs of developing economies in Asia, and decreasing investment following the recent industry downturn, are higher oil prices inevitable? Or will ‘peak demand ‘ come faster than many are expecting as efforts to decarbonise the economy gain ground?

    Christine Armstrong, Senior Oil Market Analyst, Energy Aspects
    Cuneyt Kazokoglu,  Director of Long-Term Oil Services and Head of Oil Demand,  Facts Global Energy/FGE 
    Jarand Rystad, CEO, Rystad Energy
    Moderator: Nathalie Thomas, Energy Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 10:00am
    Keynote Address/Interview

    Keisuke Sadamori, Director, Energy Markets and Security, International Energy Agency (IEA) in conversation with Alan Livsey, Lex Research Editor, Financial Times

  • 10:15am
    Networking Coffee Break
  • 10:35am
    Panel: Competition for funding - who has the capital raising edge?

    As the energy transition progresses, financiers and investors face an ever-growing range of energy investment options with widely different risk profiles - from higher- margin capital intensive deepwater oil to short-cycle, cash generating investments in shale to a growing compulsion to invest in the new energies such as renewables and storage which are viewed as the growth industries of the future. The relative returns of these investments will, to a large extent, depend on the scale and pace of the energy transition. A slower transition with sustained demand could prolong the competitiveness of fossil fuel investments, while an accelerated transition could signal their more rapid demise.

    • How will the energy transition unfold, and how will it affect impact the relative competitiveness of energy investments?
    • Which has the competitive edge - deep water or shale? What are the prospects for the continuing growth of shale? Will gas lose out to the growing competitiveness of renewables and batteries?
    • Can oil and gas companies build sustainable business in the burgeoning new energy field, and will investors support their forays into these lower revenue businesses?

    Kingsmill Bond, Energy Strategist, Carbon Tracker
    Tomás García Blanco, Executive Managing Director of Exploration and Production, Repsol
    Philip Lambert, CEO, Lambert Energy Advisory 
    Moderator: Alan Livsey, Lex Research Editor, Financial Times

  • 11:25am
    Next Frontiers in Disclosure

    Nicolette Bartlett, Director of Climate Change, CDP in conversation with Nathalie Thomas, Energy Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 11:40am
    Panel: Exploring the New Sources of Finance - A New Dialogue with Investor and Financiers

    Faced with increased competition for capital and the prospect of a tightening of traditional sources of bank and balance sheet funding, oil and gas companies are seeking and securing new source of capital. From the creative capital structures of private equity to infrastructure funds focused on the upside potential of midstream assets, and the new possibilities of green finance, both the range and complexity of financing options complexity is growing. With equity funding playing a growing role, meanwhile, oil & gas companies are encountering a new kind of investor more acutely attuned to the potential of climate-related risk to impact the future sustainability of carbon intense industries. Oil & gas companies will have to communicate a compelling business case if they are to keep the capital flowing.

    • What are the emerging finance options and what strategies and these new financier and investors deploying in the oil & gas sector - where do they see the potential for returns?
    • What role are concerns of asset impairment and ‘stranded assets’ playing in their investment decision making?

    Mike Beveridge, Managing Director, Co-Head Eastern Hemisphere Corporate Finance, Simmons Energy | A Division of Piper Jaffray
    Martin Copeland, Managing Director, Head of EMEA Oil & Gas Global Investment Banking - Oil & Gas, RBC Capital Markets 
    Reinhard Florey, Chief Financial Officer, OMV
    Sylvia van Waveren,  Engagement Specialist, Director Active Ownership, Robeco
    Moderator: Alan Livsey, Lex Research Editor, Financial Times

  • 12:30pm
  • 1:35pm
    Panel: Embracing the Digital Revolution in Energy

    Innovations in IT and technology are enabling vastly increased volumes of date to be gathered, stored and analysed, and the companies that are providing these technologies are holding out some exciting prospects, in terms of increased productivity and reduced costs. But there also seems to be a great deal of scepticism in the industry, both about the current state of data management, and about the potential for more advanced technologies to deliver real benefits. Is there really a digital revolution in energy? And how big an impact could it have?

    Session Keynote: Ed Abbo, President and Chief Technology Officer,
    Ian Jones, Co- Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, AMPLYFI
    John Pearson, Chief Operating Officer of Engineering and Production Services, Petrofac
    Moderator: Nathalie Thomas, Energy Correspondent, Financial Times


  • 2:25pm
    Keynote Address

    Paul Wheelhouse MSP, Minister for Energy, Connectivity and the Islands, Scotland

  • 2:35pm
    Panel: Reinvigorating the North Sea - The role of new players

    Long viewed as a basin in decline, burdened by high costs and falling competitiveness, the North Sea basin is being reinvigorated with investment from a range of innovate, private equity backed E&P companies who are revitalising assets, extending the life of field and bringing the much needed new ideas and disruption needed to shake up the investment prospects of the basin .What are the investment strategies if these ‘new kids on the block’,  and how are they breathing new life into the basin ? What are the views of these new players view on the future prospects, and what needs to happen next to secure the future of the North Sea basin?

    Neivan Boroujerdi , Senior Analyst, North Sea Upstream, Wood Mackenzie
    Chris Boulter, UK Business Development Manager,  Neptune
    Roy Kelly, Partner, Kerogen Capital
    Jonathan Roger, CEO, Siccar Point Energy
    Moderator: Alan Livsey, Lex Research Editor, Financial Times

  • 3:30pm
    Keynote Address/Interview

    Brian Gilvary, Chief Financial Officer, BP

  • 3:45pm
    Panel: The new risk and investment horizons: The CFO’s perspective

    By virtue of the key role they play in navigating between short and long-term disruptions and ensuring the business remains flexible, resilient and positioned for profitability amidst growing business uncertainty, CFOs provide a unique perspective on where the industry is heading, and the potential strategies to secure continued relevance as the energy transition unfolds.

    • What do CFOs see the risks and opportunities emerging ahead?
    • How are there resource and capital allocation strategies changing as the risks and investment landscape of the industry continues to evolve?
    • What do our CFOs see as the priorities for ensuring stability and driving growth in the future?

    Brian Gilvary, Chief Financial Officer, BP
    Mark Cutis, Group Chief Financial Officer, ADNOC
    Sean Martyn, Managing Director and Head of Capital Solutions, Baker Hughes a GE Company (BHGE)
    Teitur Poulsen, Chief Financial Officer, Lundin Petroleum
    Moderator: Nathalie Thomas, Energy Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 4:30pm
    Closing Remarks from the Chair

    Nathalie Thomas, Energy Correspondent, Financial Times

Speakers (25)

Brian Gilvary

Brian Gilvary

Chief Financial Officer

Brian Gilvary joined the BP Board as Chief Financial Officer on 1 January 2012.

Prior to this, he held several senior financial and commercial roles within BP, including Deputy Chief Financial Officer, member of the Board of TNK-BP (a BP Joint venture), Chief Executive of integrated supply & trading (BP’s commodity trading arm) and Chief Financial Officer and Commercial Director of downstream. In addition to his current role as Chief Financial Officer, Dr Gilvary is responsible for commodity trading and shipping at BP. Dr Gilvary brings considerable sector experience to the role having spent time in the earlier part of his career in BP’s Upstream and Downstream divisions in the UK, USA and Europe. Dr Gilvary is also a non-executive director of Air Liquide S.A, the Royal Navy and the Francis Crick Institute; Chairman of the 100 Group of Finance Directors; a member of the Trilateral Commission, and the Worshipful Company of Tallow Chandlers; and was made a Freeman of the City of London in 2017. Dr Gilvary was also a member of the UK Treasury Financial  Management Review Board from 2014 to 2017 and served on HRH Prince of Wales’ Business in the Community Rural Action Leadership Team and the International Employee Engagement Campaign from 2007 to 2009. Dr Gilvary holds a PhD in Mathematics from the University of Manchester where he is an Honorary visiting Professor, and an Honorary Doctor of Science from the University of Sheffield. He is also a Fellow of the Energy Institute.

Reinhard Florey

Reinhard Florey

Chief Financial Officer

Reinhard Florey has been the CFO of OMV Aktiengesellschaft Since July 2016. Prior to this, he was CFO and deputy CEO of Outukumpu. From 2002 to 2012 he worked in a varirty of positions worldwide for Thyssen Krupp Steel. He started his career in corporate consulting and strategy consulting. Mr Florey graduated in Mechanical Engineering and Economics from Graz University of Technology while also completing his music studies at the University of Fine Arts.

Tomás García Blanco

Tomás García Blanco

Executive Managing Director Upstream

Tomás García Blanco is Repsol’s Executive Managing Director of Exploration and Production. He has been at Repsol for 28 years, dedicating his entire career in the Company to the Exploration and Production business. His career began as a Field Engineer, and he has held positions of responsibility in all of Repsol’s major operations in the Americas. He headed the company’s biggest exploratory successes in Argentina and the successful turnaround of North Sea assets inherited in 2015 as part of the purchase of Talisman Energy.
He holds a degree in Mining Engineering from the University of Oviedo in Asturias, and a certificate in Petroleum Engineering from the Oil & Gas Consultants International-OGCI in Tulsa, Oklahoma in the US, as well as in Corporate Resource Management from the Institute of Management Development in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Mark Cutis

Mark Cutis

Group Chief Financial Officer
Abu Dhabi National Oil Company ( ADNOC)

Mark Cutis joined ADNOC in May 2018 as Group Chief Financial Officer. His focus at ADNOC is process transformation to lead the company into the future. Mr Cutis joined ADNOC from the Abu Dhabi Investment Council (ADIC), where he set up the de novo “Special Situations” unit which had a documented 10-year track record. His principal focus at the Council was on investing globally in idiosyncratic and one-off transactions across the capital structure with geographic and asset class flexibility. Prior to ADIC, Mr Cutis was in Japan for six years first with Unicredito (HVB) as CEO, and then with Shinsei Bank in the newly created position of Chief Investment Officer. He also worked at HVB, originally hired in their New York Branch as Treasurer for the Americas. In this role, he was responsible for developing and directing the bank’s proprietary allocation to alternative investments as well as funding the balance sheet of both the Americas and Japan. Subsequently, he transferred to Tokyo as the CEO of HVB’s Japanese operations. Mr Cutis’s core expertise is in asset allocation, proprietary trading and asset/liability management (ALM). His experience includes both direct “hands on management” of risk and risk takers as well as allocating to external managers in alternatives. Mr Cutis has experience both on buy side as well as sell side. In the course of his career, he has worked in NY, London, Frankfurt, Tokyo Moscow and now Abu Dhabi. Mr Cutis has an MBA from the Wharton School and a BA in Economics from Emory University. He was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa Society.

Keisuke Sadamori

Keisuke Sadamori

Director, Energy Markets and Security
International Energy Agency (IEA)

Keisuke Sadamori was appointed Director of the Energy Markets and Security Directorate of the International Energy Agency (IEA) on 3 September 2012.

Prior to joining the IEA, Mr Sadamori, held many senior positions at the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and most recently was Deputy Director-General at the Minister’s Secretariat.

Mr Sadamori served as the executive assistant to Prime Minister Kan in 2011, when the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami hit Japan, causing the Fukushima Nuclear Plant Accident. Before this, he worked on international energy affairs and was the representative of the Government of Japan in such fora as the IEA Governing Board in 2008 and 2009. He also served as the chief negotiator for trade and investment agreements with Asian countries in 2009 and 2010.

Mr Sadamori received an LL.B. from the University of Tokyo in 1983, and an M.P.A. from the Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University in 1990.

Paul Wheelhouse MSP

Paul Wheelhouse MSP

Minister for Energy, Connectivity and the Islands, Scotland

Paul Wheelhouse was appointed Minister for Energy, Connectivity and the Islands for Scotland in June 2018. In this role he supports the Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity. His specific responsibilities include energy and energy consents, renewable energy industries, connectivity including 100% broadband, cross government co-ordination on islands, and ferries. Prior to his current post, from May 2016, Mr Wheelhouse served as Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy.

Mr Wheelhouse is a professional economist and, since 1992, had specialised in higher and further education markets, policy evaluation and economic appraisal and impact assessment of capital projects. Between May 2011 and September 2012, Mr Wheelhouse served on the Scottish Parliament's Finance Committee, and the Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee. He also served as the Parliamentary Liaison Officer to the Cabinet Secretary for Parliamentary Business and Government Strategy of the Scottish Government. Previously, between May 2011 and Feb 2012, Mr Wheelhouse served as Parliamentary Liaison Officer for the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and Environment and the Minister for Climate Change. Prior to taking his Ministerial position, Mr Wheelhouse was a member of cross-party groups on Epilepsy, Rural Policy, Armed forces Veterans, Funerals and Bereavement, Boating and Marine Tourism and deputy convener of Sport.

Mr Wheelhouse has an honours degree in Economics from the University of Aberdeen and an MBA from University of Edinburgh.

Sir Ian Wood

Sir Ian Wood

The Wood Foundation
Cuneyt Kazokoglu

Cuneyt Kazokoglu

Director of Long-Term Oil Service
Facts Global Energy/FGE

Cuneyt Kazokoglu is Director of Long-Term Oil Service and Head of Oil Demand, FGE London where he is responsible for overseeing all the company’s oil demand forecasts, both short and long term, which underpins the Group’s retainer services and ad-hoc projects. In this role, he is also called upon to make presentations to clients outlining potential market and industry developments and discuss the strategic implications, under scenario and brainstorming exercises. Mr Kazokoglu works closely with FGE’s other offices, co-ordinating the input into the Group’s mid-long term market forecasting and is required to present and discuss these perspectives with FGE clients around the world. He regularly contributes to FGE’s reports and has been heavily involved in particular with FGE Group’s Annual Long- Term Oil Market report covering the period through 2040, which represents the Group’s core analytical building block for its perspectives on future developments in oil demand, supply and prices. Prior to joining FGE, Mr Kazokoglu was with JBC Energy in Vienna. As an Oil Market Analyst, he did analysis and forecast of oil demand on country-by-country, product-by-product and sector-by-sector basis. Later, as Head of Modelling, he lead the team responsible for the development of JBC Energy’s Supply-Demand-Price model. This provided the basis for all the company’s forward looking analysis and required regular interaction with clients and responding to the changing industry requirements and market developments. Mr Kazokoglus has an MSc in Economics from the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration (2005).

Christine Armstrong

Christine Armstrong

Crude Oil Market Analyst
Energy Aspects

Christine Armstrong is a leading crude oil market analyst at Energy Aspects in London, where her coverage includes the United States and Canada, home of tight oil, oil sands and an increasingly complex refinery and midstream system.  Her work examines the interplay among North American hydrocarbons and the rest of the world via world trade, while considering the global political landscape and the impact of changing policies on the global oil complex, and particularly how crude markets discount these factors into price discovery instruments.  Prior to joining Energy Aspects, she worked for BP IST as a crude market analyst where she supported the trade floor, upstream, downstream, and corporate management at the oil major. Ms Armstrong holds a Master of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Florida International University.   Ms Armstrong is a frequent consult for the firm’s many North American clients.

Nicolette Bartlett

Nicolette Bartlett

Global Director of Climate Change

Nicolette Bartlett is the Global Director of Climate Change at CDP. In this role, she is responsible for ensuring CDP’s climate change strategy is delivered, and manages the team supporting the implementation of ground breaking initiatives such as the Science Based Targets initiatives, RE100, and CDP’s work on carbon pricing, delivered as a partner of the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition. Prior to CDP, Ms Bartlett was a Senior Programme Manager at the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, leading on international climate policy projects. Ms Bartlett is a Senior Associate at the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership and has written and reviewed a number of publications.

Kingsmill  Bond

Kingsmill Bond

Energy Strategist
Carbon Tracker

Kingsmill Bond, CFA is the Energy Strategist for Carbon Tracker. He believes that the energy transition is the most important driver of financial markets and geopolitics in the modern era. Kingsmill has worked as a sell-side City equity analyst and strategist for 25 years, including for Deutsche Bank, Sberbank and Citibank in London, Hong Kong and Moscow. He has written research on emerging market and global themes, including the wider significance of the shale revolution and the impact of US energy independence. 

At Carbon Tracker he has written about the impact of the energy transition on financial markets, domestic politics and geopolitics, and authored a series of reports on the myths of the energy transition, looking at the many arguments made by incumbents to deny the reality of change.

He has an MA in history from Cambridge University, qualified as an accountant (CIMA), and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) qualification.

Mike Beveridge

Mike Beveridge

Managing Director, Co-Head Eastern Hemisphere Corporate Finance
Simmons Energy | A Division of Piper Jaffray

Mike Beveridge is Managing Director, Co-Head Eastern Hemisphere Corporate Finance, Simmons Energy | A Division of Piper Jaffray. Simmons Energy is a leading specialist investment banking firm dedicated to the energy industry. Simmons Energy’s parent group Piper Jaffray is a broad-based mid-market investment banking firm and is listed on the NYSE. Simmons’ clients range from some of the most advanced and high growth technology companies through to well established founder owned and private equity portfolio companies and many mid cap and large publicly listed OFS groups. Mr Beveridge joined Simmons in the late 1990’s as a leader of a team headhunted to establish and then develop Simmons European operations out of Aberdeen. Over the years Mr Simmons has acted as lead advisor on multiple buy side, sale side and finance raising transactions for a diverse range of clients across the entire spectrum of the energy services industry.

Neivan Boroujerdi

Neivan Boroujerdi

Principal Analyst, North Sea Upstream
Wood Mackenzie

Neivan Boroujerdi has worked with Wood Mackenzie’s North Sea Upstream Research team since 2014. In that time, he has written insights looking at a number of key issues in the sector, from the economics of the south-east Barents Sea, to the corporate response to the drop in oil price and the impact of private equity in the region.

Mr Boroujerdi also carries out consulting projects and presents at conferences. His recent consulting work included helping companies with their long-term strategies, due diligence and project benchmarking. Prior to joining the Norway Upstream Research team, Mr Boroujerdi worked as an analyst at Interconnector UK, carrying out a variety of commercial and regulatory work. He graduated with a Masters degree in Chemical and Process Engineering from Strathclyde University.

He graduated with a Master’s degree in Chemical and Process Engineering from Strathclyde University.

Chris Boulter

Chris Boulter

UK Business Development Manager
Neptune Energy

Chris Boulter is currently Business Development Manager for Neptune Energy in the UK, based in London. Mr Boulter is a geologist by background and worked in mining, oil and gas, and investment banking before joining Neptune in mid 2017. Mr Boulter was part of the core Neptune team that completed the ENGIE E&P transaction in 2018 and has been working closely on Neptune’s M&A opportunities since.

Martin  Copeland

Martin Copeland

Managing Director, Head of EMEA Oil and Gas, Global Investment Banking
RBC Capital Markets

Martin Copeland is a Managing Director and Head of EMEA Energy  at Royal Bank of Canada (RBC),  based in London.  In addition to his responsibilities managing RBC’s EMEA Oil & Gas business, Mr Copeland is responsible for client coverage and senior transaction execution for a number of energy clients in the upstream and broader energy sector, including a number of global Supermajors and NOCs such as: Saudi Aramco, Shell, Repsol, Equinor and a range of international E&P companies such as Premier Oil and Delek / Ithaca and associated private equity firms.  Mr Copeland has 28 years of investment banking experience, covering the full range of debt and equity financing and advisory work.

Prior to joining RBC in February 2016, Mr Copeland worked for 6 years at Evercore based in London; prior to that he spent 3 years with UBS and 15 years with Deutsche Bank.

Ian  Jones

Ian Jones

Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer
Roy Kelly

Roy Kelly

Kerogen Capital

Roy Kelly is a Partner of Kerogen Capital, based in London. He has over 35 years’ wide-ranging technical and commercial oil and gas industry experience. Prior to Kerogen, he was Managing Director of Consulting at RPS Energy Ltd, a leading upstream technical consultancy and reserve auditor. One of his many assignments was as a technical advisor to the London Stock Exchange during the completion of the revised AIM guidelines for oil and gas companies. Mr Kelly is also the author of numerous technical publications. Prior to RPS, Mr Kelly held senior roles at PGS, Reservoir, Ranger Oil, and spent 10 years with BP.
Mr Kelly is a chartered Petroleum Engineer, Fellow of the Energy Institute, and 25-year member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. He graduated with a BSc (Honours) from the University of Wales and an MBA from the University of Durham. He is a board member of Hurricane, an alternative board member of NewAge and HKN and serves on the technical and operating committees of Kerogen’s portfolio companies.

Ed Abbo

Ed Abbo

President and Chief Technology Officer

Ed Abbo is President and Chief Technology Officer at, which provides an AI and IoT software platform-as-a-service to power enterprise digital transformations. Mr Abbo leads’s strategy and execution, including technology direction, innovation, and customer success. Prior to, Mr Abbo was Senior Vice President at Oracle Corporation, where he was responsible for its application products. Prior to joining Oracle in 2006, he was Senior Vice President of Engineering and Chief Technology Officer for Siebel Systems. Mr Abbo earned a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University.

Philip Lambert

Philip Lambert

Chief Executive Officer
Lambert Energy Advisory

Philip Lambert is CEO of Lambert Energy Advisory Ltd (LEA), which is one of London’s leading M&A and Strategic Advisory firms, having been advisors on over $110 billion of Energy M&A transactions in the last few years. Milestone transactions, on which LEA has advised, include BASF/Wintershall’s merger with DEA in 2018, Total’s acquisition of Maersk Oil in 2017 and BP’s alliance with Rosneft in 2013.
Prior to 1999, Mr Lambert was head of Dresdner Kleinwort’s Global Energy Investment Banking team.

Sean Martyn

Sean Martyn

Managing Director and Head of Capital Solutions
Baker Hughes a GE Company (BHGE)

Sean Martyn is the Managing Director & Head of Capital Solutions for BHGE. In this role, he leads a specialist financing team within BHGE that originates and executes financing transactions across the capital structure and develops commercial strategies to enhance and position BHGE for long-term growth.  

Prior to this role, Mr Martyn spent 3 years as Managing Director for General Electric (GE) Capital’s Energy Financial Services’ unit and was responsible for oil and gas financing. Throughout his nearly 25-year career with GE, he has held a number of Finance leadership roles. This includes 12 years at GE headquarters in the US, serving as the Global Head of Structuring in the Sales & Project Finance organisation. In this role, he led an Emerging Markets focused team that structured numerous investments and guarantees, Export Credit Agency transactions and sales financing programs for the Power, Renewables, Oil & Gas, Transportation and Healthcare segments. Mr Martyn also held various roles in Europe for GE Capital, ranging from head of lease placements in GE Capital Markets to positions in structured finance, leasing and financial planning & analysis. He started his career in 1993 as an internal auditor for Groupe Accor in Paris, France before joining GE Capital in 1996.

Mr Martyn holds a Bachelors of Business Studies & French from the University of Limerick in Ireland.

John Pearson

John Pearson

Chief Operating Officer, Engineering & Production Services

John Pearson is Chief Operating Officer of Engineering & Production Services (EPS) at Petrofac. He is responsible for all aspects of the delivery, growth and strategic direction of the global EPS business and its Operations, Projects, Engineering and Consultancy Services, Well Engineering and Training Services capabilities.

John joined Petrofac in October 2017, prior to which he spent 28 years with AMEC Foster Wheeler and five years with Chevron, in the UK and the US. His previous roles have included president of global oil, gas and chemicals, and multi-market roles running the Americas, Northern Europe and CIS region.

Teitur Poulsen

Teitur Poulsen

Chief Financial Officer
Lundin Petroleum

Teitur Poulsen was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Lundin Petroleum in 2017, having held various positions in the company (2006-2010, 2012-present day) In his current role, Mr Poulsen is directly responsible for Lundin Petroleum’s financial reporting, internal control, risk management, treasury function and economics. Prior to Lundin, his career has included positions at Dana Petroleum and AUPEC (2000-2002), Faroe Petroleum (2003-2006) and Det Norske Oljeselskap (2010-2012, Chief Financial Officer). Mr Poulsen is a graduate of Aberdeen University with a degree in Economics.

Jonathan Roger

Jonathan Roger

Chief Executive Officer
Siccar Point Energy

Jonathan Roger has over 25 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry, which commenced with 12 years at Conoco in a variety of technical and managerial roles. This was followed by six years in Venture Production plc, initially building and leading Venture's gas business, including the business expansion into the Netherlands, and culminating as the Chief Operating Officer on the main Board.

In late 2009, Venture was acquired by Centrica plc and Mr Roger remained to lead the combined Centrica Energy Upstream business, ultimately building it into a 200,000 boepd international business. Mr Roger left Centrica in 2013 with the aim of founding a new Private Equity backed business focused on the North Sea and Siccar Point Energy is the result.

Jarand Rystad

Jarand Rystad

Rystad Energy

Jarand Rystad founded Rystad Energy in 2004 and manages the company. He has extensive experience in oil and gas strategy advisory work, both in his current role at Rystad Energy, and with respect to a former role at McKinsey. He has led a number of strategy projects for international oil and gas companies and oilfield service companies. He has also worked with governments and international organisations on topics related to the global energy agenda, and he is advising investors on deal screening, transactions and portfolio management. He is among the most cited petroleum analysts in the industry and been the keynote speaker on numerous international conferences. His areas of expertise include E&P strategy, asset and company transactions, macro analysis and oil service industry analysis. Mr Rystad has also worked for Kvaerner Engineering, and as a research scientist within Industrial Economics, gaining wide expertise in statistics and programming. Mr Rystad holds a MSc degree in Physics from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, where he majored with a thesis on Asteroseismology. He also has an academic background in philosophy, and has been the leader and founder of various organisations.

Sylvia van Waveren

Sylvia van Waveren

Engagement Specialist, Director Active Ownership, Robeco

Sylvia van Waveren is a  Engagement Specialist, Director Active Ownership at Robeco. She enters into dialog with invested companies on ESG topics encouraging them to improve their conduct. Sylvia is a member of various UN PRI Working Group (on Methane Emissions and Oil & Gas) and a member of the ICCR Climate Working Group. She is a co-lead for Royal Dutch Shell in the CA100+ initiative.

From 2013 until 2018 she was a member of the Supervisory Board of the Triodos Groenfonds, the biggest Dutch green fund. Ms van Waveren started her career in Investments at Centraal Beheer (now called Achmea) in 1988 and moved to PGGM in 1990 where she held positions as an Investment and Portfolio Manager at the investment department. She holds a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Tilburg, is a chartered  investment analyst (RBA, CEFA) and is registered as a pension fund manager (RPB).


Chair & Moderators (2)

Nathalie Thomas

Nathalie Thomas

Energy Correspondent
Financial Times

Nathalie Thomas is Energy Correspondent for the Financial Times, based in Scotland. She joined the FT in 2014, first of all on its breaking news fastFT team. She was previously transport editor at the Daily Telegraph in London and worked at The Scotsman in Edinburgh. She started her journalism career as a foreign affairs researcher at the Asahi Shimbun in Tokyo. Nathalie is a graduate in modern languages from Wadham College, Oxford.

Alan Livsey

Alan Livsey

Lex Research Editor
Financial Times

Alan Livsey is the Financial Times Lex Research Editor. He joined the Lex column in 2014 after fifteen years in investment management. Based in London his specialities include energy, natural resources and telecoms as well as the emerging markets. In the past he worked in Hong Kong and later in Tokyo as a market strategist for Kleinwort Benson. Later he managed equity portfolios, for Deutsche Asset Management and others, travelling widely in the Americas and Europe. Mr Livsey is a graduate of both Oxford University and University of Maryland and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.  He is a member of the Board of CFA UK.  

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