Kleinman Center for Energy Policy

Felipe Arbelaez: Prospects for the Global Oil & Gas Industry

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 5:00pm
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Energy Forum at the Kleinman Center
Fisher Fine Arts Building, 4th Floor
220 South 34th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Felipe Arbelaez, Regional President for Latin America at BP, will share insights into the technological, economic, behavioral, and environmental trends in the oil and gas industry.

Rapid changes in the energy sector over the past few years are forcing the oil and gas industry to rethink its path forward. Close analysis of the main trends in supply and demand, technological disruption, productivity shifts, changing behavioral patterns, and increases in living standards highlight the challenges of fulfilling the world's increasing energy demands while limiting environmental impacts of greenhouse gas emissions and global warming. 
 
What are the policy options for governments and society to drive the right decisions and incentivize sustainable development? How can we manage the underlying uncertainty given shifting economic and technological conditions? How do we know which are the right bets? How are the large energy companies of the world to respond?  

Join the Kleinman Center and the Wharton Energy Club for this Leadership Series lecture. Beer, wine, and hors d'oeuvres to follow!

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About the Speaker
Felipe Arbelaez currently holds the position of Regional President Latin America, comprising all of BP’s upstream businesses and shareholdings in the countries of Brazil, Venezuela, Mexico, and Argentina. He is accountable for overseeing all of BP's Exploration & Production business development and access as well as field developments and production operations. Given his prior experience in BP, Felipe also supports business development and growth efforts for other segments in the region.
 
Prior to his current role, Felipe was Chief Commercial Officer for BP’s Integrated Supply & Trading business (IST), where he headed global commercial development activity across gas value chains. Prior to this he was Head of the Marketing & Origination team for Europe, Africa, and Russia in IST for crude and refined products, he headed the Crude Trading activity in Europe, Africa and Russia, was IST Chief of Staff and prior to that European Refining Supply Manager.
 
Felipe has been with BP since 2006 and has more than 20 years of experience in the industry, working across Latin America, the U.S., Europe, Asia, Africa, and Russia. He holds a master's in mechanical engineering and a master's in finance. He speaks English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese and originates from Bogota, Colombia.