IFP School Voices

Welcome to our series of webinars: IFP School Voices!

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IFP School Voices
is a service offered by IFP School and dedicated to its graduates.

It is an opportunity for you as an alumnus to pursue your professional development:

  • by udpating your skills/knowledge with experts in your field or by exploring new areas;
  • by sharing and interacting with the IFP School Alumni network on your passions and interests.

What is IFP School Voices?

  • A monthly meeting with the School and IFP School alumni ;
  • 45-minute conferences given in English via Zoom by:
    • graduates from different professional backgrounds, who share their expertise and strategies;
    • IFP School faculty;
    • IFPEN researchers;
  • Free webinars (live and recorded) accessible exclusively for IFP School graduates and students;
  • Current topics in the energy and powertrain sectors.

The 2024 IFP School Voices program


Month Day Time Speaker Topic
June 13 1 pm Florian Mercier, Principal Drilling Engineer Advisor, Helmerich & Payne Geothermal Energy and Machine Learning: New Challenges and Opportunities for the Drilling Industry
January 18 6 pm

Bruno Lestrade, Business Developer CCUS & Power-to-Methane, and Alice Rodrigues, Chargée de projets, GRTgaz

Presentation of the GRTgaz/RTE study on the needs and joint planning of hydrogen and electricity infrastructures

The 2023 IFP School Voices program

Month Day Time Speaker Topic
December 7 6 pm Colonel Sylvie and Captain Amandine, Service de l'énergie opérationnelle (SEO) SEO and its Technical Expertise Center
November 23 6 pm Damien Eyriès, Vice-President Green Hydrogen Value Chain & Rely CEO Elect, Technip Energies 2023 - Hydrogen projects scale up
October 5 6 pm Bertrand Charmaison, Director of the I-Tésé Institute, Commissariat à l'énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives Energy sufficiency and nuclear energy: friends or foes?
September 14 6 pm Sandrine Vidal-Gilbert, Head of Geomechanics, TotalEnergies Geomechanics Assessment for CO2 storage containment
June 8 6 pm Olivier Ferlin, Vice President Vehicle Engineering Lyon, Volvo Group Truck Technology Engineering challenges for Heavy Duty vehicles decarbonation
May 11 6 pm Alberto Lozano, Senior Techno Economic Analyst, Saudi
Aramco Technology Strategy & Planning Department

Energy transitions, different strategic approaches to reach the goal of decarbonization. IOCs vs Middle East NOCs

April 13 6 pm Olivier Beaufils, Market Lead - ERCOT, Aurora Energy Research Inflation Reduction Act (IRA): a game changer for energy transition in the United States?
March Thursday 9 5 pm Amir Soltani, Head of Production Optimization Business Unit, Beicip-Franlab, and Baptiste Auffray, PhD, Reservoir Engineer, Beicip-Franlab How Machine Learning can boost reservoir engineering studies
February Thursday 2 6 pm Jérôme Mortal, CEO, ULTIMA Mobility From automotive to electric light mobility
January 2023 Thursday 19 6 pm Laurent Bournay, General Director at Bionext, Jean-Philippe Heraud, Advanced Biofuels Project Manager at IFPEN and Thomas Plennevaux, Advanced Biofuels & Biochemicals Technologist at Axens

2023: A Promising Step for the Development of 2G SAF

Focus on BioTfueL®


The 2022 IFP School Voices program

Month Day Time Speaker Topic
December 2022 Thursday 15 6 pm Jacob MESSING, Oil Market Analyst, International Energy Agency Oil Markets: recent updates and long-term outlook
November 2022 Thursday 24 6 pm François-Michel COLOMAR, Sales Director, Adionics Lithium: a fast growing industry from exploration to refined products
October 2022 Tuesday 25 6 pm Kristell GUIZOUARN, Group Regulatory Affairs Director, AVRIL The role of biofuels in the decarbonization of transport
September 2022 Thursday 15 6 pm Gloria VENDRELL, Deputy VP Hydrogen Business Unit, TotalEnergies Competitiveness of green hydrogen, The Masshylia Project
June 2022 Thursday 9 6 pm Arash FARNOOSH, Associate Professor and Program Supervisor of the Executive Master of Management in Energy, Holder of the Electricity and Digital Transition Chair at IFP School New challenges for electrical systems
May 2022 Thursday 5 6 pm Nicolas PELISSIER, President of 45-8 Energy 2020’s, the rise of a brand new type of E&P companies - Helium pure players
April 2022 Thursday 14 6 pm

Special round table discussion

Moderator: Pascal LONGUEMARE, Director of IFP School's Powertrains and Sustainable Mobility Center

Guests: Nicolas DES COURTILS (MOT 1985), Florence DUFFOUR (PPM 2005), Pierre LEDUC (Project Leader Electrified Vehicles and Fuel Cell at IFPEN) and Julien ROUSSEL (PPM 2002)

Hydrogen, a solution for the future of mobility?
March 2022 Thursday 3 6 pm Philippe THIABAUD, Head of Sales Process Industries, Corys Digital twins for downstream industry
February 2022 Thursday 3 6 pm Amit RAO, Senior Consultant for the Oil Markets Midstream and Downstream practice, IHS Markit Energy transition in Asia: a focus on China and India hurdles
January 2022 Thursday 13 6 pm Isabelle LE NIR, Interpretation Engineering Manager & Interpretation Metier Manager, Schlumberger Subsurface measurements and energy transition: what the geoscientist can do for you with borehole images


The 2021 IFP School Voices program






December 2021 Thursday 9 6 pm Nicolas JEULAND, Senior Group Expert "Future Fuels" Environment / low carbon fuels Prospective Manager, Safran Aviation Carbon Neutrality Roadmap: a realistic ambition?
November 2021 Thursday 4 6 pm Mathieu SOULAS, Vice President Strategy & Supply of the Marketing & Services branch at TotalEnergies TotalEnergies: Energy is reinventing itself, so are we!
October 2021 Thursday 14 6 pm Alice VIEILLEFOSSE, Deputy Director of Security of Supply and New Energy Products at the French Ministry of Ecological Transition Challenges of the ecological transition on France's energy supply
July 2021 Tuesday 6 6 pm Rafael MORENO, Partner and Associate Director O&G Downstream, The Boston Consulting Group Covid-19 crisis: brake or accelerator of the energy transition of O&G companies?
June 2021 Wednesday 2nd 6 pm Jean-Baptiste DUBREUIL, Senior Natural Gas Analyst, International Energy Agency

From Covid to Net-Zero: the role of gas in clean energy transitions

May 2021 Tuesday 6 6 pm Laurent ROSSI, Chief Executive Officer, Alpine Alpine: sports cars in the era of "everything electric"
April 2021 Tuesday 6 6 pm Laurent ESCARÉ, Senior Geologist - Geosciences Leader, Storengy The role of subsurface in the energy transition
March 2021 Thursday 4 6 pm Olivier LOBEY, Technical Lead, EV Powertrain Lab, Huawei Technologies V2X, the EV powertrain at the heart of the power grid
February 2021 Thursday 4 6 pm James P. BOND, Senior Advisor Centennial Group Financing the energy transition

January 2021

Thursday 7

6 pm Xavier MILCENT, Global Marketing Excellence Manager at ExxonMobil Chemical The plastics industry: a sector in need of (re)building?

The 2020 IFP School Voices program






December 2020 Tuesday 8 6 pm Jean-Marie LAIGLE, CEO of Belmont Technology Digital transformation in Upstream: how Artificial Intelligence enables unlimited, real-time, iterations on subsurface scenarios
November 2020 Tuesday 3 6 pm Vincent BARIL, Chairman Shell France & General Manager for Sustainable Chemicals Shell Sky Scenario: Meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement

Access to these webinars is restricted to our alumni.

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Having trouble registering?
Contact-us at alumni-ifpschool@ifpen.fr.

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Write us at alumni-ifpschool@ifpen.fr.

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