Programme

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Day 1 | Wednesday 26 June | Fossil Fuels: Can we turn Unconventional into Conventional?

Day 2 | Thursday 27 June | The Future of the Electricity System

Day 3 | Friday 28 June | The Economics and Policy of Energy Systems


Day 1 – Fossil Fuels: Can we turn Unconventional into Conventional?

Conference Opening

08:00 – 09:15 Registration | Coffee & tea
09:15 – 09:35 Welcome and Sponsor address
Programme Committee and Sponsors
09:35 – 10:20 Keynote Address on the Global Energy Challenges
Lord Ron Oxburgh, House of Lords UK Parliament
10:20 – 10:50 Coffee & tea

The Limits to Easily Accessible Fossil Fuels

10:50 – 11:15 Limits to Global Energy Supply
Joint Paper convened by Dr. Roger Bentley, University of Reading, co-authored with Dr. Werner Zittel, Ludwig-Bölkow Systemtechnik
11:15 – 11:40 Perspectives on China’s Coal Industry and Future
Kevin Jianjun Tu, Senior Associate Carnegie
11:40 – 12:05 The Architecture and Drivers of Future Oil Supply
Dr. Peter Jackson, Head of Research IHS CERA
12:05 – 12:30 Russia’s Natural Gas Production & Export Policy
Dr. Tatiana Mitrova, Head Oil & Gas, Energy Research Institute Russian Academy of Sciences
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break

Frontier Fossil Fuel Technologies and Basins

13:30 – 13:55 The future of US shale/tight oil
Dr. Kenneth Chew
13:55 – 14:20 Oil and gas recovery from continuous (unconventional) resources: Technology innovation options for improving the economic baseline
Dr. Ruud Weijermars, Director TU/Delft Unconventional Gas Research Initiative
14:20 – 14:45 Key developments and challenges of Enhanced Oil Recovery techniques and CO2 Solutions
Prof. Mehran Sohrabi, Institute of Petroleum Engineering, Heriot-Watt University
14:45 – 15:00 Refreshment Break
15:00 – 15:20 The long term prospects for Oil & Gas Production from the UK Continental shelf
Prof. Alex Kemp, Professor of Petroleum Economics, University of Aberdeen
15:20 – 15:45 The current status of Underground Coal Gasification as a Commercial Technology
Peter Dryburgh, Wardell Armstrong
15:45 – 16:10 Gas to Liquids – an opportunity to convert natural gas for use in the transport sector
Guy de Kort, Shell Vice President GTL
16:10 – 16:40 Coffee & tea

Debate: Energy Scarcity, Threat or Fiction?

16:40 – 17:45 Chaired By – Paul McConnell, Wood MacKenzie Consulting
Viewpoint A: “Upcoming technologies will unlock the unconventional resource base”

Viewpoint B: “We can’t afford the energy, labour and capital cost to prolong the fossil fuel era”

Day Summary

17:45 – 18:00 Closing of Day 1
Programme Committee
18:00 – 21:00 Drinks & Networking Event
Separate tickets available

 

Day 2 – The Future of the Electricity System

Conference Opening

08:00 – 09:15 Registration | Coffee & tea
09:15 – 09:35 Welcome and Sponsor address
Programme Committee and Sponsors
09:35 – 10:20 Keynote Address
Dr. Jeremy Leggett, non-Executive chairman Solarcentury, Chairman Solaraid
10:20 – 10:50 Coffee & tea

The viability of Nuclear Power

10:50 – 11:15 The British nuclear power program: a failure of public policy?
Prof. Steve Thomas, Greenwich University
11:15 – 11:40 The costs and economic viability of nuclear energy
David Shropshire, Head Planning and Economic Studies, International Atomic Energy Agency
11:40 – 12:05 Trends towards Sustainability in the nuclear fuel cycle
Henri Palliere, OECD Nuclear Energy Agency
12:05 – 12:30 Generation IV fast reactors and the re-use of long-lived nuclear waste
Dr. Richard Stainsby, Chief Technologist, UK National Nuclear Laboratories 
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break

The challenges of a renewables based electricity grid

13:30 – 13:50 Energy independence and interdependence: the Scottish context
Dr. Nicola McEwen, Director of Public Policy, Academy of Government, University of Edinburgh
13:50 – 14:15 The Benefits and Costs of Renewable Energy deployment
Dr. Ulrike Lehr, Institute of Economic Structures Research GWS
14:15 – 14:40 Grid balancing and development in an era of renewable energies
Andrew Hiorns, Network Strategy Manager, National Grid UK
14:40 – 14:55 Refreshment Break
14:55 – 15:20 Demand side electricity grid management
Alastair Martin, Founder, Flexitricity
15:20 – 15:45 The potential and costs of electricity storage
Friedrich Schulte, Head of Technologies, RWE AG
15:45 – 16:10 Electrochemistry and the energy storage gap
Dr. David Fermin, University of Bristol
16:10 – 16:40 Coffee & tea

Debate: Where to invest in for the electricity system of the future? A choice between Shale Gas, Nuclear, Renewables, and Coal with CCS?

16:40 – 17:45 Chaired by: Steven Vass, Deputy Business Editor, Sunday HeraldPanelists:

Day Summary

17:45 – 18:00 Closing of Day 2
Programme Committee

 

Day 3 – The Economics & Policy of Energy Systems

Conference Opening

08:30 – 09:00 Coffee & tea
09:00 – 09:15 Welcome and Sponsor address
Programme Committee and Sponsors
09:15 – 10:00 Keynote Address
Prof. Michael Jefferson, University of Buckingham

Understanding Energy Supply, Demand, Price, and the role of policies

10:00 – 10:25 The energy outlook to 2030: Global Trends in energy-economic relations
Dr. Alexander Naumov, Group Economics, BP plc
10:25 – 10:50 The influence of price risks on policy design and investment
Dr. William Blyth, Director Oxford Energy Associates
10:50 – 11:15 Coffee & tea
11:15 – 11:40 The energy capital cost requirements of energy transitions
Dr. Michael Dale, Stanford University
11:40 – 12:00 The demand side: energy intensity of the economy
Dr. Sgouris Sgouridis, Masdar Institute

Panel Discussion on Key Knowledge, Data & Policy Gaps in the Energy sphere

12:00 – 13:00 Honorary Panel Leader – Prof. Charles Hendry MP

13:00 – 13:15 Conference Summary
Final Sponsor Thanks

Energy Modelling workshop

14:15 – 14:30 Introduction
14:30 – 15:00 Selected Individual Presentation rounds
15:00 – 16:15 Discussion

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