Organized by ACP Energies

Event operated by Convergence with support from EOSYS, EXPERCONNECT, ARCLES, FIMATEC, IMS

ACP Energies

celebrates its 30th anniversary !

« Decarbonation of Energies : challenges and realities »

Event on premise (Number available places is limited)

Subscription is offered for remote participation

from 8:30 a.m. to 15:00 p.m. at the hotel of industry, Paris 6th

Wednesday, September 28, 2022


To participate in this day, register on weezevent with the button below

The accumulation of greenhouse gases (mainly CO2, methane and nitrous oxide) is causing the warming of the atmosphere, oceans, continental surfaces and melting ice.

Warming attributable to human activity explains, according to the IPCC, more than 98% of the increase in temperature over the period 2011-2020 compared to the period 1850-1900 (+1.09°).

This rise in temperature is largely attributable to carbon dioxide (C02) whose emissions due to man are distributed as follows (Source IEA)

•87% comes from the combustion of coal, natural gas and oil

•9% comes from deforestation and changes in land use

•4% come from other industrial processes such as cement manufacturing.

The main sectors involved are buildings and transport, in particular road transport, agriculture and heavy industries such as extraction and energy processing, cement works, fertilizer production, mineral extraction and metallurgy. , etc….

The hydrocarbon industry is directly involved because it participates in the extraction and availability of fossil fuels that cause global warming. It is also able to propose and implement solutions on the scale of the climate problem, insofar as the economic rules encourage or force it to implement the powerful industrial and financial means at its disposal.

Like all energy players, players in the sector are now facing a systemic change that affects their reason of being.

The fossil fuel industry is now facing a systemic change that touches its very foundations. The entire fossil fuel energy chain is impacted. What changes are already underway and what are the likely developments? What are the risks and opportunities that are open to specialists in the world of carbon-based fossil fuels ? What are the limits of current solutions? What is the effective impact ? What are the new solutions to be considered for the decarbonation of fossil fuel energies ? Can we think out of the box ?

What messages to convey to decision-makers and influencers in charge of energy and environment protection policy who will contribute to the discussions of COP 27 in Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt in November 2022 and those of other future major events?

This webinar will be organized in 5 sessions lasting 30 minutes each, starting with a presentation of 10 to 12 minutes and ending with a question-and-answer session of 8 to 10 minutes. An audience of about fifty to a hundred ACP members and qualified people from the worlds of carbon fossil fuels and hydrogen is invited.


Carbon-based vs other energies and ongoing changes in the carbon-based energy industry

Human activity cannot do without the use of carbon-based energies, starting with the food we eat each day. The history of Life shows us that it has been developing for more than 3.5 billion years with carbon-based energies. At the level of human societies, the weight of carbon-based energies in the primary energy mix has always remained above 80%. Is it realistic to aim to achieve in less than 30 years a switch to a carbon-free energy mix? Shouldn't a significant part of this mix be reserved for carbon-based energies while reducing the share of fossil fuels? An analysis of the energy transition processes shows the important role that the geosphere must play in this transition and therefore the importance of using the technological capabilities of the fossil fuel industries to achieve this transition as quickly as possible.

Carbon-neutral or carbon-negative energy production methods

We will mention and discuss about:

•Bio and electro carbon-based fuels

•Opportunities to increase geological carbon sequestration capabilities via natural terrestrial or oceanic cycles

•The possibilities of regenerative production of methane and hydrogen under underground conditions.

→ Detoxifying the economy away from fossil fuels

The following possibilities will be recalled and discussed :

•lowering the carbon intensity of produced fossil fuels within existing production concessions.

•leveraging the existing or idle infrastructure for geothermal production or energy storage

•the use of petroleum technologies to produce energy transition metals

→ Empowering fossil fuel producers

The following will be presented and discussed:

•Economic concepts and tools to channel the industrial power of fossil fuel producers in the realization of the energy transition.

•Scenarios illustrating the possible economic or political impact of their implementation.

Engage decision-makers and influencers in the fight against climate change on 2 key issues

• The challenges of the energy transition in Africa or the Middle East and how they differ from those of Europe, China or America.

• The nature and importance of the role of women in the implementation of solutions to meet climate challenges

Conclusion: review of concrete proposals to decision-makers and influencers

• The concrete proposals formalized during the morning, and intended for political and economic decision-makers, are reviewed and validated with the participants. They will form the basis of the position of ACP Energies and its partners in order to define and implement high-impact regulations, measures and actions with the aim of facilitating the transition to non-fossil energies and stopping net greenhouse gas emissions. greenhouse effect.


On each sequence, a discussion will begin with the audience to formulate concrete and operational proposals with immediate effect on the climate and with the objective that they be relayed to political decision-makers, industry, NGOs and climate funds. The sessions will be filmed and recorded



President of ACP Energies


Vice-Président of ACP Energies


Energy/Metal Investment Advisor and Hydrogen Expert


Agricultural engineer and bioenergy expert

France Subsurface Lithium Director

Laurent NICOLAS

Energy decarbonation advisor


Climatologist participating in the work of the IPCC – University of Oxford


Margriet KUIJPER

CCS Expert (Carbon Capture Sequestration)


Geoscience expert and climate activist

Jean-Pierre FAVENNEC

Specialist in international relations and political economy


Consulting Engineer Petroleum Economist

Other speakers in the process of confirmation

→ Energy transition strategy specialist

→ Petroleum specialist in blue H2 and CCS 

→  Specialist in the conversion of fossil fuel production facilities


Co-founder and President of Convergence



Celine TRAN


EOSYS is an independent geoscience engineering company. Created in 1993, it has its headquarters in Aix-en-Provence, France.EOSYS has worked on more than 70 sites in Europe, Africa and America on different projects: exploration, development and equity investments in mining and hydrocarbon projects; design of underground storage and tunnels; nuclear security and defence; hydrogeological developments and environmental analyses; low-carbon territorial strategy on water and energy supplies.

EOSYS works with territory managers and investors supporting them. It proposes systemic and resilient strategies for a long-term energy supply that is neutral or negative in greenhouse gas emissions. It does research and development on these subjects as well as on natural hydrogen prospecting.

EOSYS website:


Phone: +33 4 42 66 95 00


Know-how is a key success factor, especially in the energy sector. The preservation and transmission of its knowledge is a major challenge for the sector. With its offer dedicated to the preservation of knowledge, Experconnect supports companies in the success of retirements, the transmission of knowledge and the establishment of post-retirement collaboration in an optimized and flexible scheme.

Since 2005, Experconnect has been working with many large groups such as AIRBUS, ALSTOM, BOUYGUES CONSTRUCTION, EDF, EDVANCE, ENGIE, FRAMATOME, GE, MBDA, ORANO, PSA, SIEMENS, THALES, TOTALENERGIES, ... Like large groups, we help start-ups, SMEs, ETIs, to take up the double challenge of the transmission of knowledge and the shortage of skills. Our pool of more than 7,000 high-level experts (including more than 2,000 from the energy sector) allows us to support our clients on very diverse and specialized subjects. We are present in France, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Singapore and soon in the USA.

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The service company ARCLÈS, founded in 2005, brings together around twenty managers and former leaders of large groups, SMEs & ETIs, offering outsourced, expert, immediately operational and result-oriented resources. It helps companies and organizations to develop and save time in the energy, environmental and digital transformation.

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The IMS group works with its customers in the form of technical assistance or a flat-rate service.We aim to anticipate the needs of our customers every day, which we see evolve over time. Our vocation is to seek the best performance, quality and efficient service.

At the start of the 21st century, technical and technological progress requires a combination of skills that are all the more diverse as the activity is complex.Faced with this challenge, the teams of the IMS group are committed alongside their customers to respond to a constantly changing market.


S.G.I. Groupe propose à ses clients des Solutions Globales en Ingénierie allant du conseil à la mise en service des installations en passant par les différentes phases de l’ingénierie.Le tout en s’appuyant sur Assystec Ingénierie et FIMATEC Ingénierie :

• ASSYSTEC Ingénierie gère pour nos clients l’ensemble des prestations de conseils et assistance technique .

• FIMATEC Ingénierie gère pour nos clients l’ensemble des projets au forfait.

Tournée vers une activité « Infrastructures et Industries », nos métiers sont l’électricité (HTA – HTB et BT), l’instrumentation, l’automatisme, la mécanique-tuyauterie, la charpente et nous permettent, en nous appuyant sur un socle de compétences pluridisciplinaires, d'apporter une offre globale sur vos projets.


A non-profit organization, the ACP Energies Association wishes to promote the networking of specialists in all energy sectors. While maintaining the independence of its members, the organization promotes their cooperation through interprofessional communication and the pooling of resources on certain important issues.

The ACP Energies Association, as a grouping by and for professionals, also relays their skills to companies by advising them of experts suited to their needs. Finally, the association is also committed to ecological transition; Through its new orientation plan, it aims to become a forum for discussion and a major force in favor of the reduction of carbon emissions by the gas and oil industries.

ACP Energies website:



Convergence, international multi-service operator

Convergence International is an organization based in Paris. Versatile, its experts act at the service of companies and organizations on their international business development in the Africa - Mediterranean - Europe (AME) zone.

The services provided by Convergence are multiple:

• Promotion & digital communication• Organization of events for your international development

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• Creation and management of business relationships according to your expectations

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• Operational support for the development of your business in the AME zone after discussion of a strategyIn addition to this, Convergence also offers an online platform for pre-qualified professional meetings (talents and companies), which now has 4,500 members.

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Annex - Profile of speakers

Energy specialist. He has published several books and numerous articles on subjects relating to energy economics and geopolitics and in particular Refinery Economics and Management (French 1998, English 2002), Oil and Gas Exploration and Production (French 2007, English 2012), Geopolitics of Energy (French 2009, English 2017), World Atlas of Energies (Armand Colin – 2015). Known for his work on Africa, He is Professor IFP School, Sciences Po, Dauphine, International Consultant and President of the Association for the Development of Energy in Africa (ADEA).

Jean-Pierre FAVENNEC

Director and founding partner of EOSYS, a geosciences engineering company he created in 1993, he advises investors in hydrocarbon exploration or development projects, geothermal energy, groundwater resources, hydrogen natural or mined. EOSYS pilots geological, geochemical and geophysical exploration campaigns and carries out technical assessments of oil or mining production assets. The company operates or has operated in several African countries, the Middle East, Europe and North America, particularly in Mexico where it created and operated a mining exploration junior for more than 10 years.

Expert in the creation and development of Training Centers and Technical Schools, the deployment of bilateral partnerships in training and the transfer of industrial technology, and the deployment of local content in the Energy sectorGraduated from ESPCI (Ecole Superior of Industrial Physics and Chemistry of the city of Paris), He has 40 years in Energy in Europe, Africa and Central Asia (Tacis Consultant) International speaker, he is also President of the ACP, Association of Petroleum Consultants


Petroleum economist engineer graduated from Ecole Centrale Paris and IFP School. He specializes in studies and technical and financial modeling of oil projects to assist in economic decision-making.

Hugh Richards is an environmental geoscientist and spare-time climate change activist. After a PhD in mineral deposits geology he worked on the UK hot dry rock geothermal energy research project, then moved into the environmental geology sector, dealing with geological storage of waste radioactive materials, the management of radioactive contamination of soils and the final states of nuclear dismantling sites. He has chaired the Steering Group of Gloucestershire Climate Action Network ( since 2016.




Jean-Pierre Mariaccia, moderator

JJean-Pierre is an expert in international and commercial development. He advises companies and organizations in their international development projects. A graduate of SKEMA Business School and holder of an MBA from Bocconi School of Management, Jean-Pierre is co-founder and president of Convergence International.

He is Professor of Geosystem Science in the Environmental Change Institute, School of Geography and the Environment and Department of Physics, University of Oxford. His research focuses on how human and natural influences on climate contribute to observed climate change and risks of extreme weather and in quantifying their implications for long-range climate forecasts.



Louis HEUZE worked 49 years in the energy field. After starting out at the CEA in Saclay, he continued his career in Oil & Gas by occupying various field positions (drilling, production, operations in general, etc.) then continued in the field of communication, business development and management. After managing operational subsidiaries in the field of Exploration Production, he ended his career at TOTAL Holding dealing more specifically with all HSE issues, with a focus on issues of risk management and environmental impact. through several years in the fields of training and inspection of high-risk sites. Member of several management boards in various companies working in the field of Energy, he is currently Chairman of ACP Energies.


Margriet KUIJPER

Margriet Kuijper is a civil engineer (University of Delft). She worked at SHELL in various international positions (project management, HSE, social performance, CCS). Since 2016, she has been working as an independent consultant. She co-wrote the report on “CO2 Transport and Storage in NL” (Gasunie, EBN), the “NL CCS” roadmap (for the ministry of EZK) and the report “NL CCUS Pathfinder” (OGCI) . Margriet is currently working on the concept of Carbon Take back Obligation to reduce emissions related to the continued use of fossil fuels.

Celine TRAN

Support officer

Agricultural engineer and doctor of physical sciences, Paul Mathis directed the bioenergetics laboratory (joint CEA-CNRS laboratory) at the Saclay research center. His research focused on photosynthesis and the mechanism of converting solar energy into chemical energy. He was president of several learned societies: French Society of Photobiology, International Society of Photosynthesis, French Society of BioenergeticsIn addition to his scientific publications, Paul Mathis is known for the publication of several books on energy and biomass. His latest book, the Biocène, published in 2021, describes how the living co-constructed the earth.


Malika is an energy decarbonation advisor. She began her career with a gas producer then joined the Ipedex / Spie Group on quality assignments, particularly with the French Petroleum Institute (ISO 9001 certification), before spending 15 years in the oil-gas branch on various support and operational functions (QHSE - performance - CSR - risks & project management, management of profit centers in downstream and upstream oil). Since 2021, as a consultant, within ACP Energies, she has contributed, in partnership in particular with Eosys and several experts, to reflection and monitoring work around hydrogen, decarbonization, and responsible circular approach and energy transition issues. She worked in particular in the hydrocarbon industry with a focus on carbon capture and sequestration (CCS).



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