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BP Chief Executive to discuss COP21 outcomes

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International Petroleum (IP) Week 2016, organised by the Energy Institute (EI), will be the first major international oil and gas conference held after the UN Climate Change Conference (COP21). The second day of the IP Week programme10 February 2016, will commence with a conference to discuss 'Energy in a carbon constrained world' with a keynote address from Bob Dudley and STET, Group Chief Executive, BP.

Dudley will open the event with a presentation to consider how the industry should respond to climate change challenges. This session will be chaired by Jim Skea CBE FEI, EI President, and additional speakers Sir David King HonFEI, UK Foreign Secretary’s Special Representative for Climate Change, and Bruce Jones, Vice President and Director for Foreign Policy, The Brookings Institution.?Louise Kingham OBE FEI, EI Chief Executive, said, “IP Week 2016 takes place just over a year since the start of falling oil prices, and weeks after COP21. The energy sector faces an exceptional set of challenges going forward.This conference programme will provide participants with the opportunity to hear from a range of industry figures, sharing their insights and driving the conversation throughout the week”.

The EI’s Energy Barometer 2015 survey reported that over 60% of EI members are not confident that a binding agreement from COP21 will be sufficient to keep global temperature increases below 2°C. IP Week conference speakers will review the outcomes of COP21, the challenges and opportunities they will present for the industry, and what the sector needs to do to help meet the long term climate change targets and contribute to a more sustainable economy.

Bob Dudley became BP’s Group Chief Executive in October 2010. He joined the Amoco Corporation in 1979, working in a variety of engineering and commercial posts and in 1997 he became General Manager for Strategy for Amoco. Following the merger between BP and Amoco, between 1999 and 2000, he was Executive Assistant to the Group Chief Executive. Bob Dudley has spent his entire career in the oil and gas industry. Over the four years that he has been Group Chief Executive, he has changed the way in which the group operates and focused its delivery on value not volume. IP Week is the EI’s flagship oil and gas forum. It is a global event that attracts more than 2000 delegates every year and will be held 9 - 11 February 2016 in London.

Adapted from press release by Francesca Brindle

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