Working Groups

Hundreds of individuals from a diverse range of companies and countries have used the Council’s Working Frameworx Groups to collaborate and connect on the biggest challenges and conundrums facing the energy ecosystem.

Our members join a Council Working Frameworx group sharing our commitment to impartiality, and open access to all our research.  In this spirit, the Working Frameworx Groups are operated on a Not-for-Profit basis.

The outcomes delivered by each group are delivered back into the network, and made freely available to anyone curious about the topics being discussed.

The Council’s Working Frameworx Groups include:

Women’s Energy Council

The Women’s Energy Council is based on the belief that a more inclusive workforce not only enhances business performance, but can also serve as an integral part of business strategy and planning.

Womens oil council

The Women’s Energy Council is based on the belief that a more inclusive workforce not only enhances business performance, but can also serve as an integral part of business strategy and planning.

The Women’s Energy Council is an informal networking group focused on education, and enhancing women’s careers by sharing experiences and lessons learned.  We work to encourage mentoring and provide networking opportunities throughout the year. We have the following objectives:

  • To provide companies and individuals the opportunity to network at a senior level throughout the year
  • To support the career development of board and executive level women in the industry through access to new career opportunities and peer-to-peer networking
  • To promote female thought leadership both online and at our events world-wide

We welcome companies of all shapes and sizes to support the Women’s Energy Council. Partners receive various benefits including:

  • Annual memberships for company executives to the Energy Council
  • Guest tickets to events hosted by the Women’s Energy Council.
  • Opportunity to become a member of the Women’s Energy Council Advisory Committee
  • Literature distribution at Women’s Energy Council networking functions
  • An interview featured in various event show guides and online – being promoted to 10,000s of executives world-wide.

Desired Outcomes

Continually promote and engage with the next generation of women leaders in energy.

Advocacy for the sector – encouraging graduates to consider oil and gas as a long-term career option.

Practice What We Preach – A commitment that 50% of our own management board are women.

Entrance Criteria

The Women’s Energy Council  is open to any individual who is affiliated with the industry, who has an interest in the exchange of ideas and to share experiences around female participation in our industry.

What People Say

“The establishment of the Women’s Energy Council is long overdue! There is much to be gained from a collegiate industry focussed council for women to accelerate their professional development and maximize their contribution to the sector.”
Cynthia Dubin, Non-Executive Director, Babcock & Wilcox

“The Women’s Energy Council has created an excellent forum to highlight and discuss important issues that are impacting women in our industry. BP is proud to be a sponsor.”
Carl-Henric Svanberg, Chairman, BP

Contact:

Amy Miller
Global Managing Director
T: +44 207 384 8063
E: [email protected]

Amy-Miller

Energy Convergence

There is a convergence between traditional downstream and upstream worlds.  Driven by low oil and gas prices, a drive to a low carbon future, lower generation revenues and the onset of Distributed Energy Resources.

The Energy Convergence Working Frameworx Group’s central premise is that we are NOT going through an energy transition in developed markets.  It looks rather to create a narrative beyond the next 5 years.  We suggest that recent investments in off-grid technologies by the oil and gas industry are the start of a much more exciting trend for the industry.  In 2018 this framework group looks to answer the following questions:

 

  • Are we going through a wholesale energy convergence, or just a transition?
  • What lessons can we learn from telecoms convergence around content, mobile and fixed line in the 2000s?
  • With large-scale generation under threat from DER, is now the opportune time for partnership to develop between equals?

Desired Outcomes

Present a paper at Europe Utility Week in Vienna in November 2018 entitled “The Future Oil and Gas Service Provider”

This paper will explore the concept that the oil and gas industry is the natural partner for utilities in the future smart home, and not telecoms as widely assumed.

Entrance Criteria

This Working Frameworx Group is open to anyone with an interest in the convergence of business models, and the evolution of both new and established energy players.

Contact
Iain Pitt
Chief Executive Officer
T: +27 718 581 025
E: [email protected]

Iain-Pitt

Power Council

Convening key senior stakeholders, this advisory group is dedicated to uniting the organisations that are collectively shaping the future energy landscape

Desired Outcomes

To create energy agnostic roadmap for the future energy landscape.  By pooling together the leading executives from BOTH traditional power, telecom and oil and gas markets, it will create a unified path towards a low carbon future.

Energy Convergence 2018 (Link to webpage) is the first step in capturing everything our network is telling us in relation to delivering the vision for a future energy.

The Power Council advisory board will present a paper at Energy Convergence 2018 entitled “Netflix or Blockbuster – which models are best suited for the energy future?”

Call for papers

Entrance is open to senior executives active in the energy convergence. In conjunction with European Utility Week being held in November 2018, the Power Council will present keynotes, speeches on different topics.  The Call for Papers is an important step in our research around energy convergence: Submit your proposal today by writing to: [email protected]

Contact
Tom Quinn
Director
t[email protected]
+44 207 384 8056
Tom Quinn