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BP executives to participate in IHS CERAWeek 2016

Release date:
February 18, 2016

HOUSTON – Several top BP executives, including BP Deputy Group Chief Executive Lamar McKay, will participate as panelists at IHS CERAWeek 2016, the premier international energy conference.  


This year’s conference takes place Feb. 22-26 in Houston and will feature industry executives, government officials and leading academics and analysts from around the world discussing critical issues facing the global energy industry. 


McKay will participate in a plenary session focused on challenges and opportunities for the global upstream oil and gas industry. Tufan Erginbilgic, head of BP’s global downstream business, will participate in a separate plenary session on the refining and marketing sector. BP executives Ahmed Hashmi, David Lawler and Cindy Yeilding also will join panel discussions on technology in the current oil price environment, the upstream landscape to 2020 and the future of offshore exploration and production, respectively. 


A full schedule of BP’s involvement at IHS CERAWeek 2016 follows:


Tuesday, Feb. 23


  • Ahmed Hashmi, BP’s head of upstream technology, will participate in a panel discussion entitled, “Squeezing More from Brownfields in a Low Oil Price Environment” (7:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.)
  • David Lawler, chief executive of BP’s U.S. Lower 48 Onshore business, will participate in a panel discussion entitled, “North American Upstream: The Landscape to 2020” (11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)
  • Lamar McKay, BP Group Deputy Group CEO, will be a panelist on an upstream plenary session (4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.)
  • Tufan Erginbilgic, BP chief executive, downstream, will participate as a panelist on a downstream plenary session (4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.)


Wednesday, Feb. 24


  • Cindy Yeilding, BP’s vice president for exploration technology and assurance, will serve as a panelist on a discussion entitled, “Future of Offshore E&P - The Play Grab for the Next Generation” (11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.)


All of the panel discussions and plenary sessions will take place at the Hilton Americas - Houston. 


About BP

Over the past 10 years, BP has invested more than $90 billion in the U.S. – more than any other energy company. BP is a leading producer of oil and gas and produces enough energy annually to light nearly the entire country for a year. Employing about 16,000 people across the country, BP supports more than 170,000 additional jobs through all of its business activities. For more information, go to www.bp.com/us.


Further information

BP Press Office, Houston

Phone: +1 281 366 4463

Email: uspress@bp.com