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October 1, 2018

Clarissa Lins leads the energy transition debate at Rio Oil & Gas 2018

It was the first time that ExxonMobil presented its energy transition strategy in Brazil

On September 27th, Clarissa Lins hosted an excellent panel with André Araujo (CEO, Shell Brazil), Anders Opedal (Vice President, Equinor Brazil) and Carla Lacerda (CEO, ExxonMobil Brazil) at the Rio Oil & Gas Expo and Conference 2018.

Clarissa opened the stage by pointing out that, in a nutshell, the energy transition challenge is related to delivering more energy for a growing population, while reducing GHG emissions.

Among the highlights, Carla Lacerda focused on how ExxonMobil is developing affordable and scalable technologies for low carbon energy. It was the first time that ExxonMobil presented its energy transition strategy in Brazil, that also includes mitigating emissions in operations, providing options for costumers and engaging on climate policy discussions.

In his speech, André Araujo highlighted that the O&G sector is now committed to leading the dialogue, since it is part of the climate change problem, but can also be part of the solution. Andre claimed that the pre-salt exploration will be key to finance Brazil’s energy transition.

Finally, Anders Opedal explained Equinor’s energy transition strategy, focused on efficiency and carbon emissions reduction in operations, investments in R&D and new energies such as offshore wind, and the relevant role of gas as a transition fuel.