80th EAGE Conference & Exhibition 2018

Opportunities presented by the energy transition

11 - 14 June
Copenhagen, Denmark
Closing soon
Call for papers

Executive Programme

Open to all attendees with a full conference registration, attendees of the Executive Programme will be welcomed to a broad range of activities, including the Opening Ceremony Debate, the EAGE Forum, and the Executive Sessions.

The Executive Programme at the EAGE Annual is a programme dedicated to the business side of the geoscience and engineering industry. Gathering executive decision makers from across the industry, the dedicated programme tackles the new challenges facing the industry, the new developments shaping it and the new technologies innovating it.

Become acquainted with the programme by browsing the activities highlighted below, or alternatively, download the Executive Programme Poster.

We look forward to seeing you in Copenhagen!


Monday, 11 June 2018, 16:30 - 17:30 hrs, Auditorium 10-12

Opening Session Ceremony Debate

The Role of Oil and Gas in the Energy Transition Era

Moderator Martin Breum
Debate Member
Arnaud Breuillac President Exploration & Production, Total
Debate Member
Jez Averty SVP Development & Production, Norway, Ops South, Equinor
Debate Member
Paul McConnell
Research Director for Global Trends, Wood Mackenzie


Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 08:30 - 11:00 hrs, Auditorium 15

EAGE Forum

Digitalization of E&P Industry: Status and Roadmap to the Future

Martin Breum  
Forum Member Ahmed Hashmi
Head of Upstream Technology, BP
Forum Member
Ashok Belani EVP Technology, Schlumberger
Forum Member
Darryl Harris Chief Geophysicist, Woodside
Forum Member
Francisco Ortigosa Director of Geoscience & Digitalization, Repsol
Forum Member
Michael Borrell SVP E&P North Sea & Russia, Total
Question Selector Pierre Lanfranchi LAC Copenhagen
Question Selector Massimo Virgilio LAC Copenhagen


Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 08:30 - 11:00 hrs, Auditorium 15

Executive Session I

Integration of Disciplines for a More Efficient E&P Industry

Martin Breum
Forum Member
Howard Leach Head of Exploration, BP
Forum Member
Kevin McLachlan SVP Exploration, Total
Forum Member
Luca Bertelli Chief Officer Exploration, Eni
Forum Member
Marc Gerrits EVP Global Exploration, Shell
Forum Member
Tim Dodson EVP Global Exploration, Equinor
Forum Member
Rune Olav Pedersen President & CEO, PGS
Question Selector Volker Dirks LAC Copenhagen
Question Selector
Bo Cerup Simonsen LAC Copenhagen


Thursday 14 June 2018, 08:30 - 12:10 hrs, Auditorium 15

Executive Session II

Focus on Europe: Exploration Plays, Opportunities, and Challenges

Isabelle Billat
VP Exploration NSR, Total
Chairperson Nicholas Ashton SVP Exploration Norway and UK, Equinor
Speaker Alexey Vashkevich Head of Geo Exploration, Gazprom Neft
Speaker Gro Haatvedt
EVP Exploration, AkerBP
Speaker Manfred Boeckmann SVP Exploration, DEA Deutsche Erdoel AG
Speaker Martin Rune Pedersen
VP Norway, Denmark and the Netherlands, Total
Milly Tornaghi VP Exploration & Services, Edison
Nick Richardson Head of Exploration & New Ventures, OGA 
Tristan Aspray
VP Europe, Russia, Caspian, ExxonMobil
 Speaker Gaute Erichsen  Energy Counsellor at The Mission of Norway to the EU 


Luca Bertelli
Luca Bertelli