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What’s Next for Energy in The Gulf of Mexico

March 21, 2023 | Norris Centers | Houston, TX

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About the GoM Energy Transformation Conference

The Gulf of Mexico continues to be the nation's primary offshore source of oil and gas - generating about 97% of all US OCS oil and gas production according to BOEM. And, in 2023, BOEM forecasts 2 MMbbl/d and 2,446 MCF/day for the GoM. 

However, with the passing of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, and the Inflation Reduction Act, it's estimated that $450 billion of clean energy and related investments will hit the GoM within the next few years.

The GoM Energy Transformation Conference explores the energy expansion activities taking place in the Gulf of Mexico. It will tackle new and evolving technologies, developing exploration efforts, and subsea expansion opportunities.

In addition to traditional offshore oil and gas, this conference will provide rich information from industry leaders on topics such as offshore energy security, carbon capture and storage, offshore wind, investment trends and more. Gain insights from major and independent E&P companies who are incorporating these new products and technologies into their portfolios.  

Keynote Topics

Tackling the Energy Transformation – a Global Perspective
The Tech Race to Net Zero
And More!

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Keynote Topics

Join us in March when industry leaders will discuss topics such as:

  • Tackling the Energy Transformation – a Global Perspective
  • The Tech Race to Net Zero
  • And More!

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Meet Our Speakers

You’ll hear from speakers representing the most active players, from the financial community to the producers’ C-suites.
Luca Corradi

Innovation Network Director, Net Zero Technology Centre

Jonathan Fuller

Directory of Advisory, Xodus Group

Brad Jones

Retired, Former CEO ERCOT, and Former CEO NYISO, ERCOT

Dr. Ram Seetharam

Hydrogen Program Leader, University of Houston

Starlee Sykes

Senior Vice President, Gulf of Mexico and Canada, bp

Von Thompson

Energy Transition Director - Gulf of Mexico, Subsea 7

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Program Agenda Tuesday, March 21st
8:00 AM
Networking Breakfast
9:00 AM

Welcome to the GOM Energy Transformation Conference

Society is wanting energy that is reliable, affordable and ever cleaner meaning the Gulf of Mexico must understand how to optimize their businesses today to deliver a net zero tomorrow.


Jordan Blum, Editorial Director, Hart Energy

9:05 AM

Opening Keynote: Tackling the Energy Transformation – a Global Perspective

Taking a leading position in the energy transition, supermajor bp has set a new course to become an integrated energy company focused on delivering solutions for customers. Hear how bp's Gulf of Mexico business is the engine fueling the company's future as the energy industry navigates a global supply crunch and climate change.


Starlee Sykes, Senior Vice President, Gulf of Mexico and Canada, bp 

9:35 AM

Panel: Energy Transformation - What it Means for GOM Oil and Gas Companies

With carbon emerging as a new currency across the globe, will we see this become the main lever of global energy trading? We discuss what a strengthening carbon price globally means for operators in the Gulf of Mexico and for the future of production in this region.

Invited Panalists:

Confirmed -  Chevron, (speaker TBA)

Confirmed - Woodside, (speaker TBA)

Joe Leimkuhler, Chief Operating Officer, Beacon Offshore Energy

10:15 AM

Fireside Chat: Who, What Where, When & How? The Role of Policy in Decarbonization

Can the regulator mandate change? The energy transition is being fueled in part by local and federal regulations. Hear more about the levers the regulator does and doesn't have to mandate energy transition and how policy is affecting how companies manage their emissions.


Confirmed NOIA - (Moderator TBA)

Invited Speaker:

Confirmed BOEM - (Speaker TBA)

10:45 AM
MORNING Networking Break
11:15 AM

Carbon Capture in the Gulf

Gulf of Mexico trends, exploration and the role Talos has as the first company planning carbon capture in the gulf..


Bob Abendschein, EVP and COO, Talos Energy

11:45 PM

The Tech Race to Net Zero

Commitments are being made globally to reach net zero, but what isn’t clear is how we actually get there. NZTC will share lessons learnt on how they have been working in partnership with the public and private sectors, funding R&D and driving investment to close the gap on net zero technologies


Luca Corradi, Innovation Network Director, Net Zero Technology Centre

12:15 PM
Networking Lunch
1:15 PM

Fireside Chat: CCS; A New-Waste Disposal Industry for America

CCS is on President Biden’s climate agenda with significant new incentives for development being outlined in the recent government plans. Parker Wellbore will describe what opportunities and challenges this poses for a potential new revenue stream for GOM operators.


Pat Garcia, Energy Transition Director, Parker Wellbore

1:45 PM

Panel: Hydrogen in the Gulf of Mexico; Producing and Transporting a Different Kind of Molecule

UH Energy will present an overview of Project SHOWPLACE – challenges and opportunities in the reuse
of existing infrastructure, offshore and onshore, to meet the projected growth in market demand for
hydrogen and the potential to accelerate the uptake of this clean energy source.

MODERATOR: Jennifer Pallanich, Senior Editor - Technology, Hart Energy


Brian Gibbs, Senior Consultant - Energy Advisory Group, Endeavour Management 

Dr. Ram Seetharam, Hydrogen Program Leader, University of Houston

Aimee Thurlow, Country Manager, Enerprise Energy 

2:30 PM

Fireside Chat: Electrons vs Molecules

Offshore wind is coming to the GOM, but how does this actually work in reality. What would it mean for the ERCOT system and what are the complexities of connecting too and operating within this system for offshore producers?


Von Thompson, Energy Transition Director - Subsea 7 Gulf of Mexico, Subsea 7


Brad Jones, Retired, Former CEO, ERCOT and Former CEO NYISO

3:00 PM
AFTERNOON Networking Break
3:30 PM

Panel: LNG; Answering the Call for Affordable, Reliable, Lower Carbon Energy?

Recent supply and demand disruptions have lead to an energy crisis in Europe. What role does GOM LNG in coming to the rescue and does a decarbonized product hold more value.

Invited SpeakerS:

Cheniere, Sempra, Tellurian

4:15 PM

Closing Keynote: Security and Decarbonization – Can they Co-exist?

With the geopolitical environment we are currently living in, Jon Fuller discusses the landscape we are all
playing in, sharing some of the lessons from Europe of balancing the security of supply objectives with
decarbonization in the short and medium term.


Jonathan Fuller, Directory of Advisory, Xodus Group

4:45 PM
Cocktail Reception

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