David Lawrence is a former oil and gas executive who oversaw Shell’s conventional and unconventional exploration program spanning the globe as part the firm’s energy strategy. His responsibilities also included LNG and Gas to Transport in the America’s, Shell Wind Energy, and America’s New Business Development, including acquisitions and divestments. Presently heading the Lawrence Energy Group, David Lawrence builds on his time with Shell in providing solutions that reflect current trends, and has a particular focus on the ongoing energy transition, conventional and unconventional oil and gas plays, liquefied natural gas (LNG) and natural gas markets.
As reported by Freight Waves in early 2019, European countries are preparing to construct infrastructure for the importation of US LNG. With Europe currently maintaining 28 regasification import terminals, Peter Altmaier, Germany’s Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, describes the onus being on American importers to provide LNG product at a competitive price.
While pipeline imports of Russian gas are relatively cheap, Germany is making movies to bolster its competitiveness and security through new supply sources. Increasing trans-Atlantic trade works to rebalance a situation in which European nations are over-reliant on Russia for energy supplies. At the same time, however, Germany is hedging its bets in partnering with Russia by doubling the annual capacity of the Nord Stream pipeline to 110 billion cubic meters.
Utilizing decades of experience as a geologist and business leader, David Lawrence formerly held the position of executive vice president with Shell Upstream Americas in Houston with responsibilities including exploration.