Nick Lowes

IHS Markit

Vice President, Energy Transitions & Cleantech Consulting

Nick Lowes, Vice President, Oil and Gas Consulting, Energy, IHS Markit, leads the oil and gas consulting business in the Middle East. Mr. Lowes has 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. He has worked with many national and international oil and gas companies on issues ranging from strategy development and organizational efficiency to project and technology management. His expertise includes investment decision making for major oil and gas field developments; strategies for oil, gas, and natural gas liquids processing and transportation; investment portfolio optimization; technical and organizational capability assessment; and application of oil and gas production technology for strategic growth. Before joining IHS Markit as part of an acquisition, Mr. Lowes spent 10 years in strategic consulting roles with Strategic Decisions Group and Arthur D. Little. Prior to that, he was in engineering and management for major oilfield projects where he held positions with both operators and service companies around the world. Mr. Lowes has worked with companies in Asia, the Middle East, West and East Africa, Europe, Russia, the Former Soviet Union, and South America. He is a member of the UK Energy Institute and the Society of Petroleum Engineers. Mr. Lowes holds a BA from Cambridge University, an MBA from the UK Open University Business School, and an MSc from Imperial College, London University.

Sessions With Nick Lowes

Thursday, 21 October

  • 05:30pm - 06:00pm (IST) / 21/oct/2021 12:00 pm - 21/oct/2021 12:30 pm

    Innovation Agora

    CCUS: Where are the hubs?

    Live Stream

    Carbon capture, utilization, and sequestration (CCUS) will be a key enabler of the energy transition, being crucial to reduce emissions in hard-to-abate industries and the power generation sector. The CCS and CCUS large-scale projects pipeline has grown by 40% y-o-y in 2020 with the highest project activity in the United States. Large-scale hubs such as those in the North Sea and in Texas could provide a model for capturing and sequestering large volumes of CO2 by leveraging economies of scale and proximity to offshore storage in depleted fields. What are advantages and disadvantages of these hubs? What policy and commercial support is necessary from the Government of India to jump start CCUS? What are some of the likely locations in India to start CCUS deployment? Where are the biggest cost-reduction opportunities across CCUS value chain?