Forum Programme

1st Day
1 June, Tuesday
08:00 – 09:00
REGISTRATION AND WELCOME COFFEE
09:00 – 09:05
OPENING REMARK
09:05 – 10:00
PLENARY PANEL Energy in transition period - New opportunities and challenges in a transforming world
The future of the energy at the crossroads. Green Energy recovery
Covid-19 pandemic impact on energy sector and short/mid-term recovery forecasts
Reinventing oil and gas for a new energy era. From oil and gas company towards energy company
Bounce-back of oil and gas prices driving post-pandemic economic recovery – a short-lived occurrence or a sign that peak oil is still ahead?
Chairman
Parviz Shahbazov, Minister of Energy of the Republic of Azerbaijan
10:00 – 10:30
COFFEE AND NETWORKING
10:30 – 11:50
EXECUTIVE TALKS Global Energy Outlook
Keynote Speaker
Rovnag Abdullayev, President SOCAR
Energy Mix and Markets, Supply and Demand Drivers: Possible recovery trajectories for fossil fuels – Which emerging investment directions and regions can generate sustainable market value?
Renewable Energy and Fossil Fuels Lock-in. What are the challenges and the future of electricity grids with an increasing share of renewables in the energy mix? What is next for the oil and gas lock-in at the forefront of inevitable renewables growth?
11:50 - 12:20
COFFEE AND NETWORKING
12:20 – 13:20
NET-ZERO PANEL Path to Net Zero: Technology
Opportunities for the development of renewable energy in Azerbaijan. Azerbaijan’s renewable energy potential.
Clean technology (Synthetic and Biofuels, Energy and the Future of Mobility and Transportation - EVs, Hybrids, Aviation) – Discuss the impacts of emerging clean technologies on the economy and the role of energy sector and oil and gas in the transition of transportation and infrastructure
Energy storage, decarbonised fuels created using renewable energy (biomethane, synthetic LNG, hydrogen)
Carbon Capture, Utilisation, and Storage
13:20 – 14:20
LUNCH AND NETWORKING
14:20 – 15:30
FINANCING A GREEN TRANSITION
How can the green transition be financed? A case study: The EU Green Deal
The significance of the public and private partnership in financing a green transition
Creating a framework for green financing (e.g., how can the Investment Holding and the Ministry of the Economy create an environment for catalysing green investments?)
15:30 – 16:00
COFFEE AND NETWORKING
16:00 – 17:00
DISCUSSION PANEL BETWEEN STUDENTS (PRESIDENT SCHOLARS AND STUDENTS ACTIVE BEYOND THE CLASSROOMS OF ASOIU AND BHOS)
Expectations and attitudes of the new generation of sustainability-conscious young professionals (interactive discussion)
17:00
END OF DAY ONE OF THE FORUM
19:00
OFFICIAL FORUM OPENING RECEPTION
2nd Day
2 June, Wednesday
09:00 – 10:00
REGISTRATION AND WELCOME COFFEE
10:00-10:05
OPENING REMARK
10:05 – 11:00
ENERGY SECTOR DECARBONISATION: POLICY AND GOVERNANCE
Policy and Governance – Discuss possible roadmaps for the net zero transition. What policies may be implemented? Which approaches have been effective so far?
Transition to low-carbon economy. Alignment of Energy strategy with country carbon reduction commitments. COP26 conference in Glassglow, Paris Agreement , SDG 13 ClimateAction, NDCs – The implications of evolving GHG regulations and global climate change policy on economies and how energy sector can mitigate the climate change impacts
11:00 – 11:30
COFFEE AND NETWORKING
11:30 – 12:40
GAS DIALOGUE The Role of Gas Infrastructure in the Decarbonised Period
Gas infrastructure and gas consortia in energy security – Meeting energy demand and reducing emissions for a sustainable transition to net zero
Gas transport and storage - Upgrade prospects and potential of existing and planned mid - and downstream gas infrastructure
Azerbaijan’s contributions to the energy security of Europe
12:40 – 13:40
COFFEE AND NETWORKING
13:40 – 14:30
INNOVATION TO TRANSFORM ENERGY FUTURE: EFFICIENT SOLUTIONS & TRANS-BORDER COOPERATION FOR DRIVING NEW PERSPECTIVES
Enhanced Oil Recovery – R&D prospects, improvements and current applications
Oil and Gas fields development for intraregional cooperation: Case study of Azerbaijan-Turkmenistan “Dostluq” memorandum
14:30 - 15:00
LUNCH AND NETWORKING
15:00-16:00
SUSTAINIBILITY IN OIL AND GAS:THE NEW DIGITAL FRONTIER
Industry 4.0 (geo-computing, spatial and augmented reality applications, Big Data, IoT, process analytics and monitoring, asset life cycle management and storage, predictive asset management) – How can we deliver efficient solutions to existing workflows?What implications will these changes have on the operations of oil and gas companies?
Sustainable supply chain – How can compliance be sustained in supply chain? How can AI and blockchain technologies support this transition to a transparent supply chain?
16:10 -17:00
THE ROLE OF OIL AND GAS IN THE PRESERVATION OF NATURAL RESOURCES
Natural Resources Stewardship – How can we promote environmental initiatives? What biodiversity conservation efforts in marine and onshore habitats are effective in improving Life below Water (SDG 14) and Life on Land (SDG15)?
Unveiling full potential of conventional energy industry through better partnership: Circularity – How do we manage our waste and how does it impact the society? Waste to energy, energy efficiency, green buildings.
Water Usage – How can the industry address the global water crisis? What can we do to mitigate these risks? How can virtual water concept give sustainable and true value to water in industry?
17:00-17:30
CLOSING REMARK
17:30
END OF THE FORUM