bp’s three keynote speakers each tackled topics related to our goal of reaching net zero emissions, sharing how we’re working towards that goal by building a more sustainable supply chain, strengthening partnerships, and using technology to reimagine energy. These keynotes included:
Our leaders were excited to share our ramped-up investments in renewable energy with the help of partnerships with Equinor, Lightsource bp, CleanEnergy, Amazon, and more. They all noted the role oil and gas will play in this transition to meet consumers’ needs and, importantly, fund the shift to cleaner fuels.
Rob Kelly spoke directly to workers in the energy industry discussing his own experience working with bp and explaining how employees can help companies reach net zero.
Kim Krieger, in a joint session with OTC and the NAPE Summit, discussed ‘Synergy in Energy’ outlining bp’s partnership with Equinor and how bp is creating more efficiencies in our US oil and gas portfolio to bring down emissions.
Kim Krieger and the bpx team are committed to zero routine flaring by 2025 and already invested more than $300 million to help meet this target.
Sarah Hill, in ‘The Journey to Net Zero Emissions: Challenges and Actors,’ explored bp’s work in low carbon electricity and our efforts to partner with countries, cities, and industries on the path to net zero.
Sarah Hill and her team finalized a partnership with the City of Houston to invest $2 million in the city’s Climate Action Plan (CAP) as well as provide technical assistance.
Other bp representatives participated in panels on a variety of topics including the importance of diversity and inclusion, advancing offshore wind technology, and challenges with COVID-19. Among those panels, bp paved the way to launch a supplier diversity session in 2019 to discuss how inclusion can help shape a low carbon future and, now in its second year, the event continued to gain popularity. The panelists from bp were:
Houston’s OTC is one of the largest industry conferences in the world focusing on the development of offshore resources and related technologies. With COVID-19 restrictions, this year’s conference was different than most, but our representatives made the most of the hybrid event by wearing masks, social distancing, and presenting virtually when possible.