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5 min read | march 22, 2022

addressing the global energy challenge

Chevron leaders joined government officials, thought leaders, academics, technology innovators and financial leaders at CERAWeek 2022 in Houston, Texas.

Under the theme Pace of Change: Energy, Climate and Innovation, the event explored new ideas, insight and solutions to address the biggest challenges facing the future of energy, the environment and climate change.

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I believe in the power of innovation, technology and markets to drive progress.”

mike wirth

chairman of the board
chief executive officer

Mike Wirth helped open CERAWeek 2022 during a special address, “Accelerating Energy Progress” on Monday, March 7.

5 things to know

Delivering energy for a growing world – while also meeting emissions targets – requires new thinking, innovation and transformation. From strategy and policy to investments and technologies, here's how Chevron addressed critical topics driving the energy future.

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number onelower emissions

During a panel session “Company Strategies: Lower Carbon to Net Zero,” Bruce Niemeyer, vice president of Strategy and Sustainability, discussed the critical role energy companies play in the energy transition.

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number twocompetitive landscape and energy transition

During the plenary session “Downstream Strategies Beyond Crude & Oil Products,” Mark Nelson, executive vice president of Downstream and Chemicals, shared Chevron’s approach to reaching its lower emissions goals.

“The refinery of today needs to become the energy hub of tomorrow.”

mark nelson

executive vice president of downstream and chemicals

financingtheenergyfuture

number threefinancing the energy future

How is the capital transition changing the energy business? Barbara Burger, vice president of Innovation and president of Chevron Technology Ventures, offered her take.

innovation

number fourinnovation

Eric Sirgo, vice president of Facilities, Designs and Solutions, shared his thoughts on key aspects to adopting robotics technologies in Chevron and the energy industry during a CERAWeek session entitled the Evolution of Robotic Technologies in Energy Systems. Watch the panel discussion in its entirety here.

“There are a lot of elements to adoption [of robotic technologies], but business case, workable technology at scale and vendor support from above are key.”

eric sirgo

vice president of facilities, designs and solutions

Eric Sirgo at the CERAWell Event 2022
innovation

number fivesupply chains

As more countries and companies around the world make commitments to a net-zero future, focus is intensifying on the role of natural gas. Clay Neff, president of Chevron Middle East, Africa, South America Exploration and Production, participated in a CERAWeek panel, “The Role of Gas in Decarbonization.”

“The gas that we produce in the Eastern Mediterranean is two kilograms of carbon per BOE intensity, so this is very low carbon intensity gas that is helping improve emissions and providing reliable, affordable fuel in the region.”

clay neff

president, chevron middle east, africa, south america exploration and production

featured chevron speakers

mike wirth

chairman of the board
chief executive officer
Photo of Mark A. Nelson

mark nelson

executive vice president
chevron downstream and chemicals
barbara burger

barbara burger

vice president, innovation
president, chevron technology ventures
Photo of Bruce L. Niemeyer

bruce niemeyer

vice president, 
strategy and sustainability
Photo of Jeff B. Gustavson

jeff gustavson

president, chevron new energies
clay neff

clay neff

president, chevron middle east, africa, south america exploration and production
nigel hearne

nigel hearne

president, chevron eurasia pacific 
exploration and production 
eric sirgo

eric sirgo

vice president, facilities design and solutions, chevron technical center
chris powers

chris powers

vice president
carbon capture, utilization and storage

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