Carbon Capture and Storage

Session Sponsor

Through Carbon Capture Utilisation & Storage (CCUS) we aim to help industry & society reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050 and establish the UK as a leader in CCUS delivery. This session examines how our experience in operating large offshore infrastructure projects combined with expertise in subsurface technologies, geoscience and North Sea reservoir management is underpinning current efforts to capture and store carbon dioxide emissions, from industrial processes.



Chaired by

Simon Roddy
Senior Vice President and Upstream Director
Shell U.K. Limited

Simon leads the Shell UK Upstream business, a major operated business with a diverse workforce engaged in exploration, production, new investments, decommissioning and energy transition activities across the offshore North Sea and onshore gas processing. He is a board member of the industry body OGUK and a member of the North Sea Transition Forum. He has had a varied background in technical and senior management roles working with Shell for over 25 years across UK, Malaysia, Singapore, New Zealand, Netherlands and Nigeria. He returned to the UK in 2021 after 3 years as Deputy Managing Director of SPDC, where he was responsible for the operational business of the largest oil and gas producer in Nigeria. Simon joined the Shell Group in 1993 as a Petroleum Engineer, and prior to joining SPDC he has held a variety of roles. More recent positions have included Vice President of Safety and Environment for Shell’s global Upstream business and Shell Upstream Vice President of Cost Leadership, focusing on Shell’s global response to the 2015-16 low oil price environment. Simon has a degree in Physics from the University of Bristol, and a MBA from INSEAD.

You will hear from:

Alex Milward
Director Carbon Capture Utilisation & Storage
Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy

Biography and picture to follow shortly!

Mhairidh Evans
Head of CCUS Research
Wood Mackenzie

Mhairidh leads Wood Mackenzie’s global research on carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS). Mhairidh and her team provide insight and strategic analysis on CCUS and the energy transition landscape to project developers, technology providers, investors and governments. Her work includes cost assessments, economic modelling, market and policy tracking. Mhairidh previously spent seven years as a lead analyst in Wood Mackenzie’s upstream oil and gas division, focusing on the offshore supply chain and the North Sea region. Before joining Wood Mackenzie in 2014, she started her career with various commercial and project management roles in the subsea oil and gas sector. Mhairidh is an alumni of Scotland’s Future Industry Leaders Programme and enjoys engaging with the wider industry.

Martin Currie
Energy Transition Manager
Eni UK

Martin has over 35 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry with a background in Reservoir Engineering and Technical Management. Since 2018, he has focussed on business development for CCUS in the UK, leading Eni’s efforts to deploy CCUS in the UK. Since joining Eni in 1996, he has experienced various global roles, including Asset Manager in Angola, Technical Manager in Nigeria, Deputy Petroleum Manager in Egypt and Reservoir Manager in Eni UK. Prior to joining the company, he worked at British Gas as Petroleum/Reservoir Engineer. Martin holds an M.Sc (Hons) Petroleum Engineering, Imperial College, London and B.Sc Civil Engineering, Leeds University.

Luke Warren
H2 & CCUS Adviser

Luke supports bp’s hydrogen & CCS business with the regulatory and policy frameworks that are needed to deploy hydrogen and CCS at scale. His primary focus is supporting UK projects. Prior to joining bp he was the Chief Executive of the Carbon Capture and Storage Association (CCSA). While at the CCSA he worked extensively on CCS and hydrogen policy in the UK, EU and international levels.