At the first day of International Petroleum week on 17th February, the Energy Institute began its 100th anniversary celebrations. The anniversary of the formation of its oldest founding body, the Institution of Petroleum Technologists, was kicked off with a special centenary interview featuring Tony Hayward HonFEI, Executive Director and CEO, Genel Energy.
Comments on the centenary
Louise Kingham OBE FEI, Chief Executive, Energy Institute said, ‘the over arching theme of this year’s even is managing risks and maximising opportunities. Energy is vital to society and it is through the talent and skills of those individuals working in our sector that it has been able to respond to the ongoing demand of providing heat, light and power. Our centenary provides us with the opportunity to celebrate the professionalism of those individuals and their commitment and dedication to the industry.’
Tony Hayward said, ‘the greatest lesson the energy industry has learnt over the last 100 years is the ability to continuously reinvent itself. The innovation and creativity of man has continued to satisfy the world’s energy demands. The challenge is to keep it at a price that’s affordable in a way that’s sustainable and to reach the 1 billion people in the world today without access to energy.’
Adapted from press release by Claira Lloyd
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