March 16, 2021

Why O&G Can be Optimistic About the Energy Transition

Tisha Schuller welcomes Ajay Mehta, General Manager of Shell New Energies Research & Technology, to the Energy Thinks podcast as part of her discussions with game-changing leaders.

Tisha and Ajay discuss:

  • The many reasons oil and gas can be optimistic about the energy transition
  • Shell’s ever-growing strategic alliance with Microsoft
  • Challenges and growing potential for CCUS
  • Incubation of low-carbon solutions
  • How to keep personal values front-and-center in 2021

Ajay has spent nearly 25 years with Shell. He has worked in areas spanning from E&P to methane hydrates. Ajay is a board member of the MIT Sustainability Institute and holds numerous other leadership positions at Rice University, UCLA, and the University of Houston. Additionally, Ajay has been honored as a Distinguished Lecturer for the Society of Petroleum Engineers. Ajay holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines, an MBA from MIT, and a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from India’s National Institute of Technology Karnataka.

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[Interview recorded on February 19, 2021]

Running time: 45 min

Featured speakers:

Ajay Mehta

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