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OTC and NAPE Announce ‘Synergy in Energy’ Fireside Chat Speakers


OTC and NAPE Announce ‘Synergy in Energy’ Fireside Chat Speakers

The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) and NAPE Summit today announced the names of the two executives participating in this year’s “Synergy in Energy” fireside chat, a first-of-its-kind joint event between the two conferences.

Randolph Bell, Director of the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center (GEC), will moderate a discussion about the energy transition between Chris Golden of Equinor and Kimberly Krieger from BPX Energy, bp’s U.S. onshore, unconventional oil and gas business. Golden and Krieger will share how the two companies are innovating to facilitate a low-carbon future and discuss more about their previously announced strategic offshore wind partnership.

As the chief operating officer at bpx Energy, Krieger oversees bpx’s onshore operations throughout Texas and Louisiana. A 25-year bp employee, Kim has held several leadership roles in Alaska, Trinidad & Tobago and the Gulf of Mexico.

“bp is reimagining energy for people and the planet on our journey to net zero,” said Krieger. “We are a year into our strategy to become an integrated energy company, and our success depends on our hydrocarbons business – it is the engine driving our transition. I’m excited to share our progress.”

Chris Golden is the senior vice president U.S. upstream and U.S. country manager at Equinor, overseeing the company’s largest international operations outside of Norway amounting to 260,000 bpd. Prior to joining Equinor, Chris served as the global security, health, and environment manager for ExxonMobil Production Company.

“I’m excited about this opportunity discuss some of the steps we are taking to accelerate Equinor’s energy transition and achieve our ambition of becoming a net-zero company by 2050,” said Golden. “Responding to the global climate challenge and creating a more sustainable and equitable future requires open dialogue and collaboration with our peers, as well as with governments and communities.”

Randolph Bell is the Director of the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center (GEC), where he oversees the center’s research and programs in Washington and elsewhere, including the annual Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum in Abu Dhabi. His work has focused on the geopolitics of the energy transition, nuclear power and US national security, and more recently on advancing the hydrogen economy.    

“Climate change is one of the defining challenges of our time, and requires immediate collective and coordinated action from governments, the private sector, and individuals to meet mid-century emissions goals. While mitigating climate change will not be achieved by one nation or one company alone, individual actions add up, and create momentum for others to follow,” said Bell. “I’m looking forward to an engaging conversation between two of the world’s largest energy companies and hope this discussion will advance the dialogue about climate action and navigating the geopolitical and economic challenges of the energy transition.”

OTC will be held at the NRG Park Aug. 16-19 and NAPE Summit will be held at the George R. Brown Convention Center Aug. 18-20. The joint Synergy in Energy event will be held Wednesday, Aug. 18.

Purchase passes for both conferences by visiting the OTC website at https://2021.otcnet.org/register and the NAPE website at http://napeexpo.com/summit/attend/registration-information.


About OTC

The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) is where energy professionals meet to exchange ideas and opinions to advance scientific and technical knowledge for offshore resources and environmental matters. Founded in 1969, OTC’s flagship conference is held annually in Houston. OTC has expanded technically and globally with the Arctic Technology Conference, OTC Brasil, and OTC Asia. For more information, visit www.otcnet.org.

About NAPE

NAPE is the largest exhibition of its kind in the world, providing unmatched venues for energy professionals to meet, network, connect and do business. It was founded in 1993 by the American Association of Professional Landmen and now also includes the Independent Petroleum Association of America, Society of Exploration Geophysicists and American Association of Petroleum Geologists as partner hosts. NAPE hosts NAPE Summit annually — bringing together prospects and all the key players needed to evaluate, facilitate and execute deals. For more information on NAPE, please visit www.NAPEexpo.com.