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Future of Oil and Energy Industry

Futurist Keynote Speaker: Posts, Slides, Videos - Future Energy - and Oil Industry Trends - Keynotes

Future of Oil and Energy Industry - articles, videos, keynote conference presentations. Clients include BP, ExxonMobil, General Electric, BASF, Copesul (Brazil), European Petrochemical Association (EPCA), Hindalco, Houston Energy Forum, Royal Dutch Chemical Association, SHV Gas, Sulzer, Vattenfall, Veitch - plus other multinationals on issues related to energy saving and sustainability. Dixon has given keynotes on a wide range of oil and energy related trends to audiences in North America, Central America, Latin America, Western Europe, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Baltic States, Scandinavia, Africa, Central Asia, South East Asia and Asia Pacific. Note related resources in Environment and Sustainability part of this website.

 

Future Energy Industry - solving HR talent crisis in industry where up to 40% of engineers will retire in 5 years

Futurist Keynote Speaker: Posts, Slides, Videos - Future Energy - and Oil Industry Trends - Keynotes

Media interview: Petronas International Human Resource Summit, Malaysia. From a people perspective, what do you think are the three key HR Oil & Gas challenges that are facing the Asian region today? Every HR challenge and every HR-related global trend is related in our increasingly hyper-connected world so it is hard to list just three challenges in isolation.  Here are three issues that closely mesh together....Need a world-class human resources keynote speaker for your event? Phone or e-mail Patrick Dixon now.

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Future of Oil Industry - what price for a barrel?

Futurist Keynote Speaker: Posts, Slides, Videos - Future Energy - and Oil Industry Trends - Keynotes

The energy industry has to take a long term view of oil prices:  building gas power stations, solar farms or drilling new oil wells all require big investments with long pay-back periods. One of the greatest challenges for our world (and for future energy supplies) is that oil is so cheap – not to buy, but to get out of the ground in many places.    Many oil wells operate profitably at around $15-20 a barrel – which is above the 1999 oil price.  But oil sold at that price encourages over-use and puts most green tech companies out of business.

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Future Oil Prices - Energy Industry Trends and Growth of Solar Power

Futurist Keynote Speaker: Posts, Slides, Videos - Future Energy - and Oil Industry Trends - Keynotes

Future energy prices and impact on alternative power generation.

Siemens technology to carry power thousands of kilometres with low power loss, using direct current rather than alternating current.

Opportunity to power Europe from Sahara Desert or whole of America from Arizona desert. Innovations in power storage eg using national networks of electric car batteries. Conference keynote lecture by Patrick Dixon, for Red Prairie, audience of logistics...

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Future Energy Prices - Impact on Green Technology, Food Packaging

Futurist Keynote Speaker: Posts, Slides, Videos - Future Energy - and Oil Industry Trends - Keynotes

Future of energy prices and impact on manufacturing / green tech innovation / energy saving / carbon emission cuts.

Innovations in the energy industry - green technology, alternative power generation and other issues covered in SustainAgility book.

Conference keynote lecture by Patrick Dixon, for Tetrapak , audience of food and drink packaging executives.

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Smart Power Regulation - Energy Saving

Futurist Keynote Speaker: Posts, Slides, Videos - Future Energy - and Oil Industry Trends - Keynotes

Smart power regulation means that spikes of electricity demand can be managed by automatically turning off certain devices in factories, offices and homes when the grid is under strain.  It also means that electricity pricing can be varied from hour to hour depending on demand. Power companies have huge challenges managing peak demand and the result is wasted energy and extra costs.  Take Australia:  on the hottest four days a year, energy use can jump by over 50% compared to the average.  10% of the entire generating capacity of the country is used for just four days a year.

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Biofuels Controversy and Climate Change

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Turning food into fuel has been widely promoted by many national leaders as a great way to beat the fuel crisis, while also reducing reliance on unstable oil and gas suppliers. However biofuels have also been blamed for higher food prices, food shortages in the poorest nations, hunger riots and fall of governments. US market for biodiesel is  larger than a billion gallons a year and Federal directives require this to rise to at least 36 billion gallons a year by 2022.  The European Union requires at least 5.75% of all transport fuel to be made from biofuel by 2010, rising to 10% by 2020.

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Wind Turbines and Global Warming

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[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlv5-iuyriA 300 250]Windmills have been used for centuries – using wind to turn machinery.  Electricity generation using wind also has a long history, but has only taken off in the last three to five years, now growing 30% a year.   Wind already provides a peak global capacity greater than 100 gigawatts – to compare, the entire UK uses only a peak of 57 gigawatts.   Denmark produces 19% of electricity this way, Spain 9%, Ireland 6% and Germany 6%. The current US contribution of wind to electricity is only 1% but this could rise to 15% by 2020.

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Future of Oil Prices: Middle East, global economy

Futurist Keynote Speaker: Posts, Slides, Videos - Future Energy - and Oil Industry Trends - Keynotes

Future trends relating to energy prices and oil price per barrel. Impact on global economic growth of rising oil prices. Balance between oil production and oil consumption. Peak oil and proven global oil reserves -- why they are rising. Oil from coal -- future trends in coal industry. Petroleum based products and petrochemical industry -- growing demand for all kinds of commodities including steel, copper, oil, coal, gas, all part of the growth of emerging economies such as China, India, Indonesia, Brazil, Malaysia, South ...

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Carbon Capture - Climate Change Business

Futurist Keynote Speaker: Posts, Slides, Videos - Future Energy - and Oil Industry Trends - Keynotes

Carbon capture is the only way to burn fossil fuels without damaging the environment and our future will depend on it. Carbon Capture means collecting carbon dioxide gas from coal, oil or gas-fired power stations, and storing it permanently underground (sequestration). It is the most important way to reduce carbon emissions in electricity production, is available now and could be scaled up very rapidly. The size of the carbon market over the next 20 years could be greater than $500 billion – a single carbon capture and storage installation at a large plant can cost up to $1 billion to build.

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