Feb. 19, 2008


Description

The Permian Basin is tremendously blessed with a plethora of almost all the natural assets from which to create energy. Understanding all sources of energy coupled with the growing demand for energy will lead to a long and fruitful, mutually beneficial relationship between the Earth and her keepers.

Together with Dr. Richard Erdlac, Mrs. Sparkman coined a phrase which, when applied within the energy industry, should lead to a true national energy independence. That phrase is TARGETED TRANSITION.

In order to begin the quest for energy independence, energy suppliers must think in terms of a targeted transition, exchanging competition for collaboration, feuding for marriage……..the marriage between oil and coal, oil and geothermal, oil and hydrogen, oil and nuclear, etc.

Creating a roadmap through which targeted transition can take place will lead America into energy independence, will lead to collaborative energy relationships, will lead to a brighter future for the oilfield.



Featured Speakers

Speaker: Stephanie Sparkman
Speaker Stephanie Sparkman
Volunteer Executive Director West Texas Energy Technology Initiative (ETI) Stephanie Sparkman, throughout her career, has used her natural leadership capabilities in making a difference in numerous fields including financial and banking markets, journalism, organization/direction of non-profit organizations, jail administration and independent business ownership with a focus in communications, community relations and …

Volunteer Executive Director
West Texas Energy Technology Initiative (ETI)

Stephanie Sparkman, throughout her career, has used her natural leadership capabilities in making a difference in numerous fields including financial and banking markets, journalism, organization/direction of non-profit organizations, jail administration and independent business ownership with a focus in communications, community relations and marketing. This firm foundation has allowed her to run for the office of Mayor in Midland, Texas in both 2004 and 2007 on an energy platform that would focus on an economy of more than just oil. Although unsuccessful in her bid for the Mayor's office, Stephanie has kept her campaign promise of working to put the Basin on the map as America’s Energy Epicenter.  Along with her family and 18 other oilmen, she formed the West Texas Energy Technology Initiative (ETI), a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to promote the advancement of science and education in the area of energy technology.  ETI opened its doors in Sept. 2004 and within two years had helped find funding in the amount of over $41 million for various energy-related companies operating in the region.


Stephanie served as the former Chair and Spokeswoman for the Permian Basin FutureGen Taskforce and currently serves in a volunteer capacity, as Executive Director of ETI.


Stephanie also finds the time to serve with the following organizations:


Energy America Geothermal – Consultant/Advisory Board Member


Texas Renewable Energy Industry Association (TREIA) – Board Member


Governor’s Emerging Technology Committee – member of Oil/Gas Cluster


Governor’s Renewable and Sustainable Energy Committee – member and Chair of Geothermal Sector


Full Description



Organizer

Steve McCants


Date and Time

Tue, Feb. 19, 2008

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

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Location

Westlake Club - Carriage Room

570 WestLake Park Blvd.
Houston, TX 77079
USA