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Interactive Session with Mr. Bob Dudley, Group Chief Executive, BP p.l.c

Federation of Indian Petroleum Industry organized an interactive session with Mr. Bob Dudley, Group Chief Executive, BP p.l.c on June 15, 2017 as a part of the ‘Energy Dialogue’ series.

Several eminent personalities including Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Hon’ble Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas , Shri Piyush Goyal, Hon’ble Minister for Power, Coal, New &Renewable Energy & Mines; Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Hon'ble Minister for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship; H.E. Sir Dominic Asquith, High Commissioner of the United Kingdom; Shri K D Tripathi, Secretary, MoP&NG; Shri Mukesh Ambani, CMD, Reliance Industries; senior officials from the Government of India, CEOs, CMDs , Managing Directors of various Oil & Gas companies in India, amongst other distinguished participants attended the session.

Dr. R.K Malhotra, Director General, FIPI started the session with a welcome address. He said, “A lot of debate has been going on about the future energy scenario due to disruptive technological development and emergence of alternatives particularly electric vehicle, batteries, hybrids & fuel cells etc. Although as per IEA & BP energy outlook both oil & gas will continue to play a dominant role even by 2040 and petroleum fuels will continue to fuel the transport sector”.

Shri D.K. Sarraf, Chairman FIPI & CMD ONGC delivered his formal welcome address and opening remarks. He said, “We are happy to have amidst us Mr. Bob Dudley to share his wide experience and wisdom on the global energy landscape and the future of oil & gas business. I am sure with this session with Mr. Bob, we would get a platform where we will exchange ideas and benefit immensely in terms of our understanding of the energy transition”.

Mr. Bob Dudley, Group Chief Executive, BP p.l.c, in his speech said, “We need to adapt digital technologies & make things simpler &standardised to grow. India is going to need all forms of energy. If you are large energy consumer, then low prices are good news.People of many parts of India are able to switch from firewood, kerosene to natural gas for cooking. Energy is the most important catalyst for achieving the sustained growth”

This was followed by a highly engaging and inspiring session, focusing on high level deliberations concurrent with the domain of energy.

Dr. R. K. Malhotra, Director General, FIPI welcoming the guests and introducing the session.

Mr. D. K. Sarraf, Chairman, FIPI and CMD, ONGC delivering his formal welcome address

Mr. Bob Dudley, Group Chief Executive, BP p.l.c delivering his speech to the audience.

Several eminent personalities including Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Hon’ble Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas, Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Hon'ble Minister for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, H.E. Sir Dominic Asquith, High Commissioner of the UK, Shri K D Tripathi, Secretary, MoP&NG, Shri Mukesh Ambani, CMD Reliance Industries Limited, senior officials from the Govt. of India, CEOs, CMDs, Managing Directors of various Oil & Gas companies in India, amongst other distinguished participants attended the session.

H.E. Sir Dominic Asquith, High Commissioner of the United Kingdom raising a query

Shri Piyush Goyal, Hon’ble Minister for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy & Mines also attended the session.