Monday 2015

Monday, February 16, 2015

Back to the Future?

The continued role of oil and gas in a changing global energy market

7:30 – 8:45

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:45 – 9:00

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Tom Edgar, Director, Energy Institute, The University of Texas at Austin
Click here to view a PDF of Tom Edgar’s presentation slides.

9:00 – 9:45

Jose Bravo, Chief Scientist, Shell
“Back to the Future: How Oil and Gas will play a Fundamental Role in our Energy System in the Years to Come”
Click here to view a PDF of Jose Bravo’s presentation slides.

9:45 – 11:00

Arctic/Frontier Drilling – Technical Issues*LEC
Moderator: Chris Tomlinson, Energy Business Columnist, Houston Chronicle
Featured panelists:
Jeff Wahleithner, VP Wells (Deepwater and Arctic), Shell Oil Co.
Fred Florence, Director of Advanced Drilling Technology, National Oilwell Varco PDF presentation
Jerome Schubert, Associate Professor, Texas A&M University

11:00 – 11:15


11:15 – 12:30

Arctic/Frontier Drilling – LECSafety, Regulation & Environmental Issues*
Moderator: Mose Buchele, energy reporter with KUT’s StateImpact Texas
Featured panelists:
Lois Epstein, Arctic Program Director, The Wilderness Society PDF presentation
Aboyi Olokpo, Product Champion – Rotary Steerable Systems, Schlumberger PDF presentation
Sheldon Parmer, Environmental Health and Safety Manager, Anadarko PDF presentation
Jeff Wahleithner, VP Wells (Deepwater and Arctic), Shell Oil Co.

12:30 – 2:15

Lunch – Keynote Speaker
Christi Craddick (Texas Railroad Commission)

2:15 – 3:30

Oil and Gas Supply and Economics
A highly interactive discussion session with the audience on U.S. and international oil and gas supply, demand and business dynamics. The conversation will be structured around path-breaking research underway at the Bureau of Economic Geology to better understand both shale resources and commercialization and end of U.S. hydrocarbons. Global interactions and geopolitics will be addressed for a full picture of the hydrocarbon sector going forward.
Moderator and panelist: Michelle Michot Foss, Chief Energy Economist, Bureau of Economic Geology’s Center for Energy Economics, Jackson School of Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin
Panelist: Svetlana Ikonnikova, Research Associate and Energy Economist, Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin

3:30 – 3:45


3:45 – 5:00

Financing of Oil and Gas Projects*LEC
Moderator: John Corrigan, Partner, Strategy&
Featured panelists:
Mark Berg Executive Vice President, Corporate, Pioneer Natural Resources
Thomas Gardner, Managing Director, Global Corporate Investment Banking, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Mike Tweedy, US Procurement Manager, eni US operating Company

Evening Sessions and Events


Conference reception

6:30 – 8:00

Town Hall Meeting: The Impact of Hydraulic Fracturing
NOTE: The Town Hall Meeting will take place in the San Jacinto Residence Hall Meeting Room, located at the corner of 21st Street and San Jacinto Boulevard. Click here for a map.
Hosted by the AAPG Student Chapter of the Jackson School of Geosciences, the meeting will feature a panel of experts to field questions from the audience for a conversation about the energy, economic and environmental impacts of hydraulic fracturing. Wall Street Journal senior energy reporter Russell Gold will moderate the meeting, and panelists include: Scott W. Tinker, State Geologist of Texas and Director, Bureau of Economic Geology
Ian Duncan, Senior Research Scientist, Bureau of Economic Geology
Julia Gale, Research Scientist, Bureau of Economic Geology
Mukul Sharma, Professor, Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
Gretchen Goldman, Lead Analyst, Center for Science & Democracy, Union of Concerned ScientistsThis event is free and open to the public.
Related Energy Week Event
Judging of research poster competition
LEC*This panel is hosted by the Longhorn Energy Club.