General Meeting: Energy in America – What Is Driving Change?

Speaker: William M. Arnold, Professor in Practice of Energy Management, Rice University
Speaker William M. Arnold, Professor in Practice of Energy Management, Rice University
  William (Bill) Arnold is Professor in the Practice of Energy Management at the Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University.   Bill joined Rice in June 2009 and has taught courses on the Geopolitics of Energy and managing in a carbon-constrained world. He actively engages with professionals in academia ...

 


William (Bill) Arnold is Professor in the Practice of Energy Management at the Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University.   Bill joined Rice in June 2009 and has taught courses on the Geopolitics of Energy and managing in a carbon-constrained world. He actively engages with professionals in academia and industry from around the world.


Previously, as Royal Dutch Shell's Washington Director of International Government Relations and Senior Counsel for the Middle East, Latin America, and North Africa, he engaged at the highest levels of government in the US and abroad to provide geopolitical insights, develop business strategies, build scenarios, and advance multi-billion dollar projects. He had been with Shell since 1993.


Bill held a White House appointment as Senior Vice President of the Export Import Bank of the United States from 1983 to 1988, when he received the Distinguished Service Award. He was Eximbank’s liaison officer to the Berne Union, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. He developed special export credit packages for Brazil and Mexico during the first Latin American debt crisis.


His international banking experience includes: Executive Vice President/International Banking Division of First City National Bank-Houston (now JPMorganChase); General Manager, COMIND International Banking Corporation (now Banco do Brasil); and Vice President/Manager of the Latin America Division of Texas Commerce Bancshares (now JPMorganChase).


Bill holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Cornell University; a Master of Arts in Latin American Studies and a Master of Business Administration/International Finance from the University of Texas at Austin. He completed graduate studies on European economic integration at the Europa Instituut of the University of Amsterdam and the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin. He served in the US Army and was awarded the Army Commendation Medal. 


 


 

Full Description

 

 

NOTE: This is a joint meeting with the Houston Chapter of the American Petroleum Institute (API).

 

ABSTRACT of Presentation

Disruption has become a dramatic part of America life, much of it tied to innovation.  The energy industry is leading change.  The mix of energy we use, from renewables to oil and gas, is shifting dramatically.  Natural gas is rapidly taking out coal, a large nuclear power plant will be shuttered, solar is becoming increasingly competitive. 

Let’s ask a few questions:  What is driving this change?  How do we compare with the rest of the world?  What does this tell us about markets and prices? What disruptions lie ahead? The Great Crew Change is becoming a reality – what kind of energy industry will emerging energy leaders build?

 

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The TOTAL Plaza building (1201 Louisiana Street across from the Houston Hyatt Regency Hotel) is connected to the downtown Houston tunnel system.  Using the tunnel system, those working downtown can walk to our meeting in air-conditioned comfort.
 
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Organizer Barry Faulkner

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Phone: (281) 627-8790 

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Thu, Dec. 10, 2015
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. America/Chicago

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PETROLEUM CLUB (NEW LOCATION), 35th Floor, TOTAL Building
1201 LOUISIANA STREET, 35th Floor
Houston, Texas 77002
United States

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