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Managing Carbon and ESG Initiatives

August 30 - 31, 2023 | Houston, TX | Norris Centers


Hart Energy LIVE presents the premier oil and gas conference focused on managing carbon emissions and adopting ESG initiatives as the industry embraces this ongoing energy evolution. With an influx of federal funds and some pressure from shareholders, energy companies are looking to invest in carbon and environmental projects like never before.

The Carbon & ESG Strategies Conference will highlight carbon capture and storage projects and technologies onshore and offshore, direct air capture, enhanced oil recovery, responsibly sourced gas, renewable natural gas, blue and green hydrogen efforts, geothermal solutions, federal funding challenges and insurance issues, ESG initiatives, regulatory concerns and much more.

Keynote Topics

Join us in August when industry professions will discuss topics such as:

CCUS ESG Compliance ESG Implementation Generating Revenue CCUS Technology Carbon Storage Blue and Green Hydrogen Efforts Insurance Concerns Federal Funding Challenges

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Day 1 Wednesday, August 30th
7:30 AM
8:30 AM
9:15 AM

Carbon Management: Global Energy Transition

The road to net-zero emissions is a global movement. Find out where the world stands on
emissions reductions efforts

10:00 AM

The Elephant in The Room

Investors, operators and technology companies know the importance of ESG in the success of businesses. So
why do some oppose ESG initiatives? Industry experts will address what is behind some of the opposition and how companies can write their own narratives to move forward successfully.

10:45 AM
Networking Break
11:00 AM

The ESG Roadmap

Identify targets to manage risks and seize opportunities around sustainability, while assessing financial impacts to
help ensure long-term business viability.


11:45 AM

Carbon Management: Roundtable

Operators speak on carbon management techniques. What are the most efficient and cost-effective
ways to lower emissions? 

12:30 PM
Networking Lunch

1:30 PM

Technology and Venture Capital:

What is the latest on carbon management technologies and which companies are providing funding?

2:15 PM

Technology at Work

What’s being implemented in the field? Industry operator discuss their decarbonizing operations. 

3:00 PM
Networking Break
3:45 PM

The “S” and the “G”

What social and corporate governance issues are being faced by the energy sector? A panel of experts shares insight on challenges and strategies

4:30 PM
Networking Reception
Day 2 Thursday, August 31st
7:30 AM
9:00 AM
9:05 AM

Net-zero Goals

Everyone, including operators, midstream providers, and service suppliers are aiming for net-zero emissions. Are the net-zero goals realistic?

10:00 AM

Gas Utilities & RSG

Who is demanding the RSG and why? What’s the available market? What does it take to become RSG certified?

10:45 AM
Networking Break
11:00 AM

Supply Chain

Hear how operators, midstream companies and suppliers are reacting to the demands of the investors.

11:45 AM

IRA Preparations and More

What do forthcoming changes to the EPA's Greenhouse Gas Reporting program mean for how operators measure and
report emissions? What are the implications for commercializing emissions performance.

12:30 PM
Networking Lunch

1:15 PM

Sharing CCS Lessons

As the energy sector gears up for new CCS projects, some companies—both within and outside energy—have already
started the journey. Hear their stories.

2:00 PM

Capturing Community Engagement

Carbon capture project developers discuss the ideas around the right levels of social engagement and
community engagement. How do we gain the approvals of the communities we are impacting?                

2:30 PM
Networking Break
3:00 PM

Taking Carbon Management to the Next Level

How to leverage data with digital technologies.

3:30 PM

Preparing for Risks and Opportunities in the Low-Carbon Energy Transition

Given uncertainties around carbon price, future activist actions and disruptive technologies, navigating the low-carbon energy transition calls for planning and guidance. Experts share insight on risks and opportunities ahead. Carbon Price, CapEx, and OpEx, Activism, and Early Adoption vs. Fast Followership - reaching ambitious carbon reduction targets such as netzero will require creative new approaches.

4:00 PM

Carbon Utilization Opportunities

While some companies are capturing and storing CO2, others are using the greenhouse gas for a wide range of applications. Companies discuss commercial and industrial uses for CO2 and how the growth in planned carbon-related projects could impact their businesses.

4:30 PM

Methane Emissions Monitoring

Detection, Lost Revenue from Leaks, Implications for the IRA Methane Fees in 2024, and Preparing for the Future.

5:00 PM
Networking Reception
Todd Bush

Managing DirectorDecarbonfuse

Keila Aires Diamond

Managing Director and Head of ESGQuantum Capital Group

Hillary Holmes

PartnerGibson & Dunn

Amber McCullagh

Senior AdvisorValidere

Vic Svec

Managing DirectorAlvarez & Marsal

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