NAPE + OTC Joint Session

Wednesday, August 18


Navigating the Energy Transition

Join NAPE and the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) for a jointly organized fireside chat of industry leaders as they discuss the energy transition journey.

Oil and gas leadership has traditionally focused their strategic planning on geographies, hydrocarbons, and policy but with the introduction of the energy transition, Kimberly Krieger, COO – Production of BPX Energy Inc. and Chris Golden, Senior Vice President U.S. Upstream & U.S. Country Manager with Equinor will discuss how their corporate strategies have changed.

Krieger and Golden will discuss new end-customers and stakeholders that have developed due to the energy transition, how policy and regulatory changes have affected their business, changes to the workforce, revenue expectations and how they repurposed assets.



Kimberly Krieger

Kimberly Krieger

COO – Production, BPX Energy Inc.

Kimberly D. Krieger is the chief operating officer at BPX Energy — BP’s U.S. onshore oil and gas business — where she is accountable for the safe and responsible delivery of 300,000 bpd equivalent production and more than a $1.8 billion in annual operating cash. As part of the BPX executive team, she is delivering on a shared vision to disrupt U.S. onshore operations with rapid innovation and game changing technologies. Embracing BP’s mission to accelerate the energy transition, Krieger’s engaged her organization with a strategic plan to sustainably reduce emissions from operations while continuing to maximize operating cash to fund new lower carbon energy opportunities in the portfolio.

Prior to joining BPX Energy in 2014, she held several leadership and engineering roles with BP in Alaska, Trinidad & Tobago and the Gulf of Mexico that helped shaped the leader she is today. She enjoys mentoring, innovation and values lifelong learning. Her passion for cultivating STEM interest for female students earned her national recognition as a 2019 STEP Ahead Award recipient by the National Association of Manufacturers. Krieger serves on the board of directors for the Texas Oil & Gas Association and Houston Christian High School. She holds a bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering from the University of Wyoming and is a 2017 graduate of the Stanford Graduate School of Business Executive Program. She and her husband work to balance their careers and treasure time with their teenage daughters.

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Chris Golden

Chris Golden

Senior Vice President U.S. Upstream & U.S. Country Manager, Equinor

With more than 25 years in the international energy industry, Chris Golden has a broad background and held senior leadership positions from production operations, facility management, business development, and security, health and environmental management within upstream oil and gas.

Golden joined Equinor in 2018 from the position of global security, health and environment manager for ExxonMobil Production Company. Prior ExxonMobil assignments included management of producing assets in the Gulf of Mexico, and international assignments overseeing operations offshore Malaysia, joint interest assets in Qatar and engineering projects in Angola.

Golden obtained a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Auburn University in 1996.

He is chairman of the Marine Well Containment Company and a current board member of the National Ocean Industries Association, American Petroleum Institute and Spindletop Charities.

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