AIPN 2021 International Petroleum Summit


World oil markets are re-balancing after the Covid-19 crisis, spurred by an unprecedented collapse in 2020, and there may be no return to “normal”.  In IEA’s latest Oil 2021 forecast, by 2026 the global oil demand will grow to 104.1 mb/d, an increase of 4.4 mb/d from 2019 levels, driven by Asia’s emerging and developing economies underpinned by rising populations and incomes.  However, the global drive for decarbonization as evidenced in countries committing to net zero ambitions, as well as COP26, are shining a spotlight on the evolving role of the oil & gas sector.

Today’s program will showcase global leading authorities who will share their perspectives and pathways for the oil & gas industry toward a secure and affordable energy future, while at the same time addressing the energy poverty faced by a multitude of countries. 

All times listed below are in Bangkok time (UTC +7)

2:00 - 2:30 PM    

 Conference Welcome & Introduction by AIPN President / 
 Setting the Stage & Preview of Day One by IPS 2021 Co-Chairs

2:30 - 2:45 PM    

 Session 1: Opening Keynote
 Thailand Energy 4.0 

2:45 - 3:15 PM    

 Session 2: Scene Setting Keynote Address
 Net Zero by 2050 and the Implications for the Oil & Gas Sector 

3:00 - 3:30 PM    

 Session 3: Keynote Address
 Exploration and Production Strategies and Innovations In a Global Context

3:30 - 4:00 PM    

 Session 4: Keynote Speaker
 Threading the Needle of the Changing Role of the Oil & Gas Industry
 in Meeting Global Energy Demand

4:00 - 4:15 PM    

 Session 5: Keynote Speaker
 ASEAN’s Practical Approach to Energy Transition and Evolving Role
 of Oil & Gas Sector

4:15 - 5:15 PM    

 Session 6: Panel Discussion
 Regional Demand Outlook and Energy Security - Future Look of the Asian NOCs

5:15 - 6:15 PM    

 Session 7: Panel Discussion
 Changing Face of International Above Ground Risk 

6:15 - 7:15 PM    

 Session 8: Panel Discussion
 Decommissioning Challenges for Host Governments and Producers in Asia


Increasingly the oil & gas sector is re-aligning with the drive for energy transition. The role of gas and particularly LNG, for example, has evolved significantly over the last decade, as a low carbon fossil fuel. Countries across Europe and major countries in Asia, like China and India, have chosen gas as the preferred pathway to decarbonization. Traditional oil & gas companies are actively investing in technologies to decarbonize their operations, such as CCS, field electrifications to replace traditional gas and diesel turbines, or direct renewables integration such as offshore wind farm, and even establishing new independent divisions to advance these initiatives. That said, energy poverty and accessibility that plagues many developing countries – likely will continue to be primarily addressed by traditional fossil fuels.

Today’s program will explore the oil & gas sector’s evolving role and opportunities in shaping our energy future – creating a lower carbon the value chain and intensifying the role of new technologies, as well as, accentuating the force that women leaders are bringing to bear on the energy industry and the transition.

All times listed below are in Bangkok time (UTC +7)

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM    

 Eastern Hemisphere Networking
 with select speaker(s)

2:00 - 2:15 PM    

 Welcome Remarks / Summary of Day 1 & Preview of Day 2 

2:15 - 2:45 PM    

 Session 9: Boulos Lecture Series
 Role of Oil & Gas Industry in the Energy Transition

2:45 - 3:15 PM    

 Session 10: Keynote Speaker
 Addressing Energy Poverty & Equality - The Continuing Role of
 Oil & Gas Companies

3:15 - 4:15 PM    

 Session 11: Panel Discussion
 Bridging the Energy Transition with Gas and LNG

4:15 - 4:45 PM    

 Session 12: Keynote Speaker
 Petroleum Fiscal Systems During Energy Transition

4:45 - 5:45 PM    

 Session 13: Panel Discussion
 Keeping the Lights on While Transitioning to the New Energy World:
 Challenges for the Oil & Gas Industry

5:45 - 6:45 PM    

 Session 14: Panel Discussion
 Women in Energy - Driving Sustainable E&P and Energy Transition Innovations 


Oil and gas will continue to play a significant role in the energy mix until 2050 and beyond, eradicating energy poverty and addressing access issues in many developing countries. Sustainable E&P is necessary, where the climate commitment, like COP26, will place increasing pressure on the oil & gas sector to re-think ideas and solutions for a low carbon future. Companies have responded by decarbonizing their value chain, expanding into new sectors such as hydrogen. The path to a low carbon future is accelerating. ESG is also increasingly adopted by a broad spectrum of energy companies.

Today’s program will discuss both strategic and technical perspectives, ideas and solutions for a lower carbon future.

All times listed below are in Bangkok time (UTC +7)

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM    

 Eastern Hemisphere Networking
 with select speaker(s)

2:00 - 2:15 PM    

 Welcome Remarks / Summary of Days 1 & 2 / Preview of Day 3

2:30 - 3:00 PM    

 Session 16: Keynote Speaker
 Thailand’s Policy Initiatives in Securing Gas and Pivot Towards Clean Energy  

3:00 - 3:30 PM    

 Session 17: Keynote Address
 Driving ASEAN’s Energy Transition Powered by LNG and Renewables

3:30 - 4:30 PM    

 Session 18: Panel Discussion
 Green Power Surge in Asia

4:30 - 5:30 PM    

 Session 19: Panel Discussion
 The Critical Role of Renewables and Other Energy Sources in the Global Energy Transition

5:30 - 6:30 PM    

 Session 20: Panel Discussion
 Incorporating ESG into Energy Projects

6:30 - 6:45 PM    

 Closing Remarks by IPS 2021 Co-Chairs