Check out the Fall 2021 edition of the Energy Institute newsletter!
The Future of Energy
A Webcast Series presented by the University of Oklahoma Energy Institute
Providing balanced perspectives on energy in a world of constant change
No registration required. On Wednesday, April 28, this page will simply redirect you to the video interview with Toby Summers. So stay tuned!
Toby Summers, managing director at Ernst & Young LLP, discusses digitization and analytics in the energy industry. Topics covered include energy companies’ expected levels of spending and investment in data analytics; where machine learning and artificial intelligence investments are paying off in the sector; and coming technology advancements.
Hunt Energy CEO Hunter Hunt of Dallas discusses the growth of renewable energy and what that means for hydrocarbons. His message comes at a time when many people are talking about the upcoming “energy transition,” a move away from a world dominated by molecules — oil and natural gas — to one dominated by electrons. Hunt said he thinks of this more as an “energy addition” rather than an “energy transition."
Kevin Fitzgerald, a catalyst and thought leader in the power sector technology investing community, speaks about “Innovation for the New Energy Era." Fitzgerald, partner and chief utility officer at Energy Impact Partners, addresses the evolution of innovation in the industry in terms of power supply and delivery and what the power sector of the future could look like.
Investment banker Steve Trauber, who is vice chairman and global head of energy at Citi, discusses the availability of capital for energy investments. His message comes at a time when investments in the energy space face significant challenges as commodity prices fluctuate, the emphasis on climate change increases and global energy demand declines because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Author, consultant and speaker Tisha Schuller calls on energy leaders to embrace disruption, engage with diverse perspectives and share the public’s ambitions as they look to co-create a future for the industry. In a conversation that touches on climate change, cancel culture and the value of millennials, Ms. Schuller shares how the general opposition to fossil fuels has created an opportunity for the industry to reinvent itself and work with its critics and the next generation of leaders to develop the energy future.
In a conversation about the transition of energy from fossil fuel-based sources to other forms, Baker Institute Fellow Michelle Michot Foss discusses the driving forces behind this push; the challenges facing countries as they seek to use new energy sources; and the outlook for demand of oil and gas.
Energy executive Scott Sheffield weighs in on how the price wars and COVID-19 pandemic have affected the oil and gas industry and what opportunities he sees for the future. In a wide-ranging conversation, Sheffield discusses how the latest downturn differs from those in the past; how the industry can regain favor with investors; and what the upcoming presidential election could mean for oil and gas.