“Subsurface in the Energy Transition – Opportunities and Enablers”
with Paul Zeppenfeldt, Vice President Subsurface Technology, Shell

Paul Zeppenfeldt will explore the both the opportunities and enablers of Energy Transition. With record levels of investment towards NetZero, technology will be a the forefront of a reliable transition. Paul will discuss the central role that subsurface knowledge will have in shaping the new energy landscape.

Our Speaker

Paul Zeppenfeldt leads Shell’s Subsurface Technology organization which delivers the competitive technology edge for Shell in the areas of geophysics, geology, petrophysics, reservoir engineering, reservoir modelling, subsurface data integration, technical IT including digitalization. The global Subsurface Technology organization covers the spectrum from laboratory experiment to software and comprises some 400 staff, cooperates with a worldwide network of universities and ensures strong upfront business alignment on the technology portfolio. Early agreement on research effort, support models and deployment targets are key to technology replication.

Paul has an MSc in Aerospace Engineering from Delft University, joined Shell in 1991 and held prior operational, reservoir engineering, development planning and JV management assignments in UK, NL, Germany, Saudi Arabia and Russia.

The Company

Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemical companies that aims to meet the world’s growing need for more and cleaner energy solutions in ways that are economically, environmentally and socially responsible

Operations are divided into separate businesses: Upstream, Integrated Gas and Renewables and Energy Solutions (formerly New Energies), and Downstream.

The Projects & Technology organisation manages the delivery of Shell’s major projects and drives  research and innovation.



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