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Lunch'n Think Webinar: Decarbonising Industrial Clusters in Southern Africa

...does the UK Government's initiative 'Decarbonising UK's Industrial Clusters' point a way forward?
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Friday, June 11, 2021

It’s fairly well known that the carbon footprint of ‘Industrial Clusters’ – refineries, power plants, steel and cement works, chemical sites – can be significantly greater than that of individual oil & gas installations. It is in pursuit of ‘decarbonising the UK’s main Industrial Clusters’ that the UKRI and industry partners have launched a £450m+ multi-year program to bring these clusters to ‘Net Zero’.

The ideas and technology underpinning this program are directly relevant to Industrial Clusters in Southern Africa whether coal-fired power stations, refineries, LNG processing sites/terminals.

In this Webinar BluEnergy will outline how the ‘industrial cluster’ idea can work in Africa by combining a group of co-located industries to achieve economies of scale for example for CCS; and whether LNG exporters should ‘pivot’ towards hydrogen.


13:00 David Bamford - Director
Finding Petroleum

Welcome & Introduction

David Bamford is well known around the oil & gas industry both as an explorer and a geophysicist. He holds a Physics degree from the University of Bristol and a Ph.D in Geological Sciences from the University of Birmingham.

Since 2004, he has been a non-executive director at Tullow Oil plc, being recruited for this position especially for his exploration knowledge. He serves on the Nominations and Remuneration Committees, and was chairman of the latter, and Senior Independent Director, for 3 years prior to his retire from the board at the end of April 2014.

He was on the board of Premier Oil from May 2014 to May 2016.

He retired from BP plc in 2003, his last four positions being Chief Geophysicist (1990-1995), Business Unit Leader (General Manager) for first West Africa and then Norway (1995-1999), and finally Head of Exploration until 2003.

He has served on the boards of Paras Ltd, a small exploration and IS/IT consulting company in which he held 22% equity, until its sale to RPS Energy in 2008 and Welltec a/s, a Danish well engineering company, as the nominee of the private equity investor Riverside.

From 2012 to 201 he was on the board of ASX-quoted Australia Oriental Energy as a non-executive director.

He was a founder of Richmond Energy Partners, a small oil & gas research house, and several media companies that focus on the oil & gas sector, and has served as an advisor to Alliance Bernstein, Opus Executive, the Parkmead Group plc, and Kimmeridge Energy LLP. Since retiring from BP, he has undertaken asset and company valuation projects for investment banks, hedge funds and small oil companies.

Finding Petroleum
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13:05 Hamish Wilson - CEO & Founder

Decarbonising Industrial Clusters

Mr Wilson was previously founder and managing director of Paras Consulting, which was acquired by RPS Energy in October 2008. He worked as an exploration geologist at BP covering the North Sea, South East Asia and Alaska, and then became BP's project manager of corporate database development.


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