Nov. 28, 2007


Description

How do government decisions impact our industry?  Royalties, drilling permits in remote areas, climate change regulations, new offshore blocks on lease, etc. are in the forefront. The energy companies are among the most powerful groups in Washington.  According to the group Political Money Line, the top 10 oil companies spent $33.1million lobbying Congress in 2005.

 

Accessing additional prospective acreage is a critical need for the U.S. domestic energy industry and energy consumers.  Some 90% of Outer Continental Shelf is off-limits to new oil and gas exploration, including all of the West Coast, all of the East Coast except a small wedge off of Virginia and all of the Florida Coast. 

 

The North Aleutian Basin in the Southeast Bering Sea of Alaska was placed in a Congressional moratorium in 1990 and the same year the first President Bush withdrew the area from consideration for OCS leasing.  The Congressional moratorium was removed in FY 2004 at the request of a local native group.  The Presidential withdrawal remained as the lone obstacle preventing the MMS to evaluate the area for a potential lease sale. 

 

This presentation will describe the effort Shell Exploration and Production Company undertook to increase acreage access in Alaska.

 



Featured Speakers

Speaker Gregg Nady
Alaska Exploration Team – Commercial Lead Shell Offshore Inc. Gregg has worked for Shell Exploration and Production for 25 years, primarily in the areas of contract negotiation, acquisition and divestments, regulatory and permitting, financial administration, new business development, and exploration.  He has been involved in oil and gas activities in ...

Alaska Exploration Team – Commercial Lead
Shell Offshore Inc.

Gregg has worked for Shell Exploration and Production for 25 years, primarily in the areas of contract negotiation, acquisition and divestments, regulatory and permitting, financial administration, new business development, and exploration.  He has been involved in oil and gas activities in California, Washington, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Michigan, Montana, North Dakota, Kansas, Wyoming, Alaska and the Gulf of Mexico.


 


For the past 2.5 years, he has been extensively engaged in providing information to stakeholders in and around the North Aleutian Basin about the offshore oil and gas industry and the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act planning process.  A particular focus has been providing information regarding the environmental track record of the offshore industry, including the changes in the past 35 years with respect to environmental protection, technology, regulatory & oversight practices, discharges, impacts of seismic on fish, shellfish and marine mammals, oil spill prevention, and oil spill response.  In addition, he has compiled information regarding other areas around the world where oil & gas and commercial fishing co-exist.


 


Full Description



Organizer

Benjamin Shlyapobersky


Date and Time

Wed, Nov. 28, 2007

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

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If you do not have a full-time job in the oil and gas industry, are a full-time student or Member in Transition (MiT) member, and you do not see a discounted registration fee for students/MiT regarding this event, please contact the GCS manager at spe-gcs@spe.org.


Location

Crowne Plaza Hotel

1700 Smith St.
Houston, TX 77002
USA