Energy Talks

During the Offshore Energy Talks experts present insights and views on different aspects of the offshore energy industry. The individual presentations provide in-depth knowledge and fresh ideas.

27 October 2020

  • By Jasmina Ovcina, Editor – Green Marine
    Green Opportunities talk dives into the maritime sector’s push to decarbonize in line with the IMO’s 2030 and 2050 targets, as well as the potential pathways the industry can take in that process. It also explores relevant projects underway and opportunities for the entire sector going forward.
  • By Nermina Kulovic, Editor – Fossil Fuel
    The oil and gas industry will have to show that it can be a leading player in the energy transition and renewable businesses and many of the major players are already stepping up their game to show it. By now it is clear that getting to net-zero will require efforts from everyone, including governments, companies, investors, and citizens.
  • 12:00 – 12:30
    By Brigitte Vlaswinkel, Research and Offshore Monitoring Director, Oceans of Energy & Wilfried van Sark, Utrecht University
    Brigitte Vlaswinkel, research and offshore operations director at Oceans of Energy, shares her vision on the promise of offshore floating solar systems based on the results from their succesful test installation at the North Sea. Professor Wilfried van Sark from University of Utrecht will reflect on the results of their research on simulation of performance differences between offshore and land-based photovoltaic systems.
  • By Adnan Durakovic, Editor – Offshore Wind
    The Offshore Energy Talk, Scaling Up: Offshore Wind and the Journey to Mainstream, discusses recent technological advances helping feed the growing appetite for offshore wind globally. With the industry growing not only in size, but in reach as well, the Talk explores the new ways in which offshore wind can evolve beyond the grid and power our journey to a sustainable future.
  • 13:45 – 14:15
    By Ellen van der Veer, TNO
  • 15:15 – 15:45
    By Chris Fox, Head of Europe and Offshore at the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy”
  • 16:00 – 16:15
    By Lex de Groot, Neptune Energy

28 October 2020

  • By Adis Ajdin, Editor – Marine Energy
    As we move forward with energy transition, technology developers are working to become part of energy mix by unlocking the potential of ocean-based renewables and shift the technology from a research and development stage to a commercial stage.
  • 10.30 – 11.00
    By John Dugstad, Director Wind and Solar at NORWEP
    More information will follow.
  • 11:15 – 11:45
    By Francisco Boshell, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
    Ahead of major new IRENA publication, Francisco Boshell will share holistic insights into ocean energy technologies and their potential and outline the steps that are necessary to reach commercialisation.
  • 12:00 – 12:30
    By Hannes Leroy, Associate Professor RSM Erasmus University
    What do leaders need to know and do to successfully lead change? Distilling 100 years on effective change leadership, a quite unique approach to leadership development (i.e., creating forces for positive change) will be discussed. Also, examples of successful implementation of this approach from the Port Executive Leadership Program, with a particular focus on examples of energy transition.
  • By Eldin Ganic, Editor – Dredging
    A good infrastructure is essential when it comes to realising the energy transition. How do the dredging and subsea companies see themselves in this process? Is the energy transition a business opportunity or does it play a small role in the strategy of these companies?
  • 13:45 – 14:15
    By Julian Manning, CEO at Paradigm Group
    Waste is potentially the biggest source of energy during the current energy transition and elaborates on the key role fossil fuels must play to power our transition to the next phase of cleaner and more efficient energy. In today’s oil and gas world many quick wins must be found and implemented to improve public sentiment and increase the longevity of these rapidly depleating resources.
  • 15:15 – 15:45
    By Mark Paalvast, Technical director MO4
  • 15:15 – 15:45
    Career Track
    By Hester Lentz, Career Coach and HR advisor
    How to prepare for entering the labour market: – What do I want, what are my skills and what do I focus on when applying for a job – What are the practical points that need to be in order before I apply