World Energy Capital Assembly



3 – 4 December 2018
Hilton Park Lane, London, UK



What is World Energy Capital Assembly?

The show started as a simple idea in 2008: Let’s connect energy investors and finance professionals with the whole industry. It seemed to resonate. World Energy Capital Assembly has grown to be the anchor event on the industry calendar.

World Energy Capital Assembly provides unrivalled access to what is now the world’s largest global network of senior executives from across the energy, finance and investment worlds. With over 1000 members joining us in 2018 from more than 40 countries, we explore the financial trends and digital technologies transforming our industry.

Under the theme “Transformation”, World Energy Capital Assembly will be held 3 – 4 December at the Hilton Park Lane in London. Expect to hear insights into emerging and re-emerging energy investment opportunities, review deals done in 2018 and chart E&P activity across the year. Hear inspirational discussions around new energies/renewables, digitalisation and energy convergence. A new format and venue will enable increased customisation of content and more time for you to network with those that matter to you at one of our networking breaks, pre-arranged one-to-one meetings, private dinners and drinks receptions.

Closing two packed days, the largest energy Awards Dinner in Europe offers the ideal setting for networking with contacts old and new, whilst celebrating the industry’s achievements in the most glamorous of settings

What to expect this year

Tuesday 4th December Fueling the present – the ‘power’ of now

Monday 3 December

Fuelling the present – the ‘power’ of now

Exploration and Production
  • Current investment levels, demand and supply analysis
  • Regional strategies and business potential (Europe, Africa, South America and Asia)
  • Investors appetite – where are the hot spots?
  • NOCs and SOEs – building for a new future
Gas strategies
  • Industry Strategy for LNG Market Development
  • How can Europe take advantage of becoming a “clearing house” for surplus LNG cargoes?
  • Gas-to-Power and Energy Infrastructure projects in emerging markets
  • Supply dynamics; Buyer, Supplier & Trader Perspectives
  • Smart gas and the emerging role in a decarbonised economy
The future of energy investment – fundraising and deal sourcing
  • Renewed fundraising by energy funds – what are the current investment opportunities?
  • Which investors are returning beyond private equity?
  • Do LPs see long-term investment opportunities once again?

Tuesday 4 December

Digitalisation, Disruption and Decay – what does the future energy business look like?

Energy Transition – tackling the convergence conundrum
  • What are the strategies that will allow the industry to transition to a low-carbon future?
  • Convergence/Transition and emerging policy issues as investments increase
  • Simplification, automation, intelligence: driving change across O&G legacy operations
  • Where to prioritise investment, time and resources to succeed in the energy transition?
  • Leading change: the qualities and expectations on today’s technology leaders
Resource efficiency and renewable energy in a subsidy free world
  • The economics of different generation technologies – update on cost reductions in electricity from solar and wind
  • Future auction trends – where is the smart money investing?
  • Trends relating to capital raising, cash flow, risk and predictable returns
  • Deal pipelines and government policy around the world
  • Offshore wind focus – the role the UK can play in being an industry leader
Digital Transformation – the science and technology behind a step change in performance
  • Applications of digital technologies that can add value to E&P
  • Collection, analysis and storage of data across the value chain
  • Smart oil and Gas field integration
  • Adoption of IoT, data platforms
  • Building partnerships and digital ecosystems – embedding in business strategy to ensure practical application in the field
  • Machine learning and predictive analytics for tomorrow’s energy business
  • Getting the foundations right: digital skills, governance, open architecture to overcome complex problems

A Glance at 2018

2017 Success Stories

“World Oil & Gas Week goes from strength to stength. The quality of the sessions and the networking opportunities are almost second to none. The Awards Dinner is always one of the highlights of the season!”

Stuart Cooper

SVP Portfolio & Commercial, INEOS

“Alex Bell and Simon Hoare made my first speaking engagement simply a delight, they are both attentive, helpful and articulate processes with utter professionalism that I have not seen anywhere. Thank you Oil and Gas council for the opportunity to participate in such excellence.”

Clement Aghayere

Partner & Senior Vice President for Africa, Brigg Capital

“Great networking as ever. Plenty of time devoted to the social aspect of what we do in addition to a quality line-up of sessions and presenters. Very much on point and fantastic organisation.”

Tim Eastmond

VP – Finance, Phoenix Global Resources

Learn More

Content from the recent World Oil & Gas Week (5-6 December 2017, London, UK)

Content from the recent World Oil & Gas Week in London (5-6 December 2017)

Companies in Attendance

Take a look at who was in the room over the two days

Key Event Takeaways

A few points on what was learnt over the two days

Speaker Presentations

A hand full of speaker presentations from the Assembly

2018 Pricing

*Delegation discounts are available, please contact Jesse Reynolds for more information
+44 20 7384 8099 | [email protected]

Success Stories

“Oil & Gas Council has done a great job again in gathering a large number of people involved in the industry from very different perspectives, I understand it’s a record turnout which is a fantastic achievement and I look forward to being back next year.”

Tony Hayward

Chairman, Genel Energy

“Oil & Gas Council provides an excellent venue to catch up with old friends and meet new ones in the industry while we discuss the state of the industry and opportunities for the future.” 

Nawaf Saud Nasir Al-Sabah


“World Oil & Gas Week has firmly established itself in the London calendar. It has developed into a key event fostering exchange on industry trends and networking across the broader oil and gas community. An important aspect at times when the industry is trying to adapt to a new reality!”

Martin Bachmann

Member of the Board, Wintershall

We welcomed over 100 speakers in 2017

Aaron Bishop

Aaron Bishop

COO, Altex Energy

Ahmed Hashmi

Ahmed Hashmi

Head of Upstream Technology, BP Upstream

Artem Matyushok

Artem Matyushok

Head of M&A and Business Development, Rosneft

Gretchen Watkins

Gretchen Watkins

CEO, Maersk Oil

Howard Leach

Howard Leach

Head of Exploration, BP

Juan Carlos Zepeda Molina

Juan Carlos Zepeda Molina

President Commissioner, La Comisión Nacional de Hidrocarburos (CNH)

Karl Johnny Hersvik

Karl Johnny Hersvik

Chief Executive Officer, AkerBP

Lord Browne of Madingley

Lord Browne of Madingley

Executive Chairman, L1 Energy

Marc Gerrits

Marc Gerrits

EVP Exploration, Shell

Mark Gyetvay

Mark Gyetvay

CFO & Deputy Chairman of the Management Board, Novatek

Matthew Chinn

Matthew Chinn

COO New Equipment Solutions, Dresser Rand Business Unit, Siemens Plc

Michael Hill

Michael Hill

Managing Director, Natural Resources, Canada Pension Plan Investments Board

2017 Lead Sponsors

If you are interested in sponsoring the 2018 edition, please contact Amir Shirkhan

2017 Lead Global Media Partner

Andrew Smith

Executive Vice President
Shell Trading and Supply

Angus McCoss

Exploration Director
Tullow Oil

Expert Insight

Alessandro Bacci
Energy Specialist

2017 World Oil & Gas Week Montage


There are preferential rates at the InterContinental London, 02 for accommodation during World Oil and Gas Week Assembly (Sunday 3rd  – Tuesday 5th December). To book your accommodation and benefit from the discount, please book through this link – There are limited rooms available please ensure you make your booking early.


Hilton on Park Lane
22 Park Ln

Event Name

Contact Us

Pippa Brown

Pippa Brown


Speaking + General Enquiries
+27 21 001 3883
[email protected]

Amy Miller

Amy Miller

Group Managing Director

Speaking Enquiries
+44 207 384 8063
[email protected]

Amir Shirkhan

Amir Shirkhan

EVP & Head, Corporate Development

Sponsorship Enquiries
+44 20 7384 8058
[email protected]

Wesley Johnson

Wesley Johnson

VP Corporate Development, EMEA

Sponsorship Enquiries
+44 75 2226 2795
[email protected]