“Energy cost crisis : what are the causes and what can government and industry do to navigate the crisis?”
Panel Discussion

There is no doubt that the shock of ever increasing energy costs will have far reaching consequences for consumers and business alike.  How can the energy sector and government navigate the crisis to ease the burden?

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Delving into the economic and political drivers that have led to the unprecedented cost of energy crisis that is upon us, this panel moderated by Nathan Piper, Investec’s Head of Oil & Gas Research will explore factors affecting energy sector activity and the influence of current energy policy.

What are the mechanisms that can ease the pressure, do recent measures from government go far enough and is energy policy fit for purpose?

Join our panel of experts at Burlington House to explore these questions and much more.

Moderated by

Nathan Piper is Head of Oil & Gas Research at Investec where he leads their coverage of International Exploration & Production (E&P) companies. Nathan has over 20 years financial, technical and commercial experience in the Oil and Gas sector.

Prior to joining Investec he was Head of Business Development at Amerisur Resources Plc, a Colombia focused E&P. He was #1 rated oil equity analyst (Extel Survey) at RBC Capital Markets where he became a Managing Director covering UK and TSX listed International E&P companies.

Nathan will be joined by expert panelists:


Martha Vasquez

Martha Vasquez is a Partner & Associate Director in BCG’s Energy Practice. She has 20 years of Upstream experience including 10 years with Schlumberger. Within Upstream her focus areas are decarbonization, decommissioning and OFSE.

Simon Sjothun

Simon Sjøthun is a Partner with Rystad Energy with experience from E&P and oil field service projects. He is a key member of the Rystad Energy NCS Solution team and has extensive knowledge about upstream activities on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. Simon has also worked with valuation support, transaction activities and gas infrastructure assessments.

Prakash Sharma

Prakash Sharma is Global Head, Scenarios and Technologies at Wood Mackenzie with over 26 years’ experience in energy, metals & mining and climate change policy developments. His expertise ranges from operational management to commodity trading and business strategy. He leads integrated analysis, energy transition and cross-commodity discussions in Asia Pacific.


5.15 pm – Doors open

6.00 pm – Scottish Energy Forum President’s introduction

6.05 pm – Panel Discussion with audience Q&A

7.00 pm – Drinks reception with canapes