Ashok Belani

Schlumberger New Energy

Executive Vice President

Ashok Belani is Executive Vice President, Schlumberger New Energy, a position he assumed in February 2020. Mr. Belani is responsible for the deployment of differentiated technologies and practices to decarbonize E&P operations, and development of new avenues of growth in emerging markets with carbon-neutral technologies. The Schlumberger New Energy organization includes early ventures for investing in businesses with the potential for new energy technology development; adjacent businesses for leveraging Schlumberger’s expertise in oil and gas through subsurface characterization and drilling activities; and new energy deployments that focus on new domains and associated business opportunities. Prior to his current appointment, Mr. Belani served since 2011 as Executive Vice President, Technology, where he was responsible for Schlumberger Research, Engineering, Manufacturing, Technology Lifecycle Management, Software Technology, and Information Technology. He studied electrical engineering in India and holds a graduate degree in petroleum engineering from Stanford University.

SESSIONS WITH Ashok Belani

Monday, October 26

  • 07:50pm - 08:25pm

    Executive Conference

    Scaling Energy Choices: From pilot to commerciality

    There is widespread and growing consensus today that that the transition to zero carbon energy sources should be accelerated to mitigate the impact of global warming and the associated changes in our climate. India’s growing energy needs will require rapid scaling of a wide spectrum of energy sources and technological solutions.

    What are the most scalable options to meet growing energy demand in India?
    How can gas in combination with renewables provide reliable and affordable power supply?
    What is needed for EVs to leapfrog internal combustion engine cars and two- and three-wheelers?
    How could domestic bioenergy and biofuels sources be scaled rapidly to meet growing demands in the transportation sector?
    How far and how fast can traditional energy companies shift their portfolios toward new forms of energy?
    What role can financial institutions play to accelerate commercialization of new technologies?
    What are some policy and regulatory interventions required to accelerate the commerciality of pilots and achieve scale and materiality?