Plan to join old friends, colleagues, and fellow professionals at the ICE 2023 Opening Keynote Welcome Speech from Josu Jon Imaz, Chief Executive Officer of Repsol.
With a Doctorate in Chemical Sciences from the University of the Basque Country, he graduated from the Faculty of Chemical Sciences in San Sebastian and received the award of excellence upon completing his degree. Mr. Imaz joined the Repsol Group in 2008 leading its subsidiary Petronor, a company where he managed the challenges regarding modernization, sustainability, and community relations. From 2010 to 2012, he led the Refining and the New Energies Area in Repsol. From November 2011 to September 2014, he was also President of the Spanish Association of Oil Product Operators (AOP). On 30 April 2014 he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Repsol and member of the Delegate Committee. From September 2016 to February 2018, he was also Vice Chairman of Gas Natural SDG, S.A. He is currently CEO of Repsol, trustee of the Repsol Foundation, and chairman of Fundación Consejo España-EE.UU.
The energy trilemma presents a critical and multifaceted challenge, carrying profound implications for global stability, economic progress, and the well-being of future generations. Balancing its three interconnected dimensions – energy security, environmental sustainability, and energy affordability – demands a comprehensive and innovative approach from policymakers, energy industries, and communities alike. Addressing this complex issue requires fostering innovation, investing in low-carbon technologies, and recognizing the continued significance of oil and gas in meeting current energy demands. Moreover, international cooperation is crucial to finding sustainable solutions. This opening session will explore the pivotal energy choices that must be made to pave the way towards a more secure, prosperous, and environmentally responsible future for humanity.
Global Exploration capital investment is at its lowest level in decades. Some agencies have even declared that the world will soon not need any new discoveries for our future energy needs.
However, global discovered resource volumes are falling sharply and some analysts predict that production from conventional projects will decline faster than demand in the next decade, creating a supply gap.
New hydrocarbons are now predominantly found in deep water plays, often with lower carbon footprint and more profitable than existing reserves or unconventional developments.
The ‘Future of Exploration’ panel will gather executives from some of the world’s most active explorers who will debate the future of an exciting activity that has delivered most of the world´s energy supply for the last century.
Limiting climate change is a goal we all want to achieve, and the earth holds untapped potential for this global decarbonization challenge. Geothermal provides abundant clean energy for heat and power, and the subsurface contains all the critical minerals required for the energy transition. However, there is a big gap between the aspirations and the actual pursuit of these two subsurface solutions. In this panel discussion, senior executives from industry leading geothermal and mining companies will share how they are forging ahead to make the energy transition a reality.