Feb. 16, 2016



The SPE-GCS HSSE-SR Study Group and SPE-GCS Young Professionals are proud to present their annual "Night at the Movies." This year we will be showing "SWITCH: Discover the Future of Energy" (2012) directed by Harry Lynch. Complimentary popcorn and soft drinks will be provided, with regular wait staff available for additional food and adult beverages.  

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Please join us for a social hour starting at 5:00pm, the feature film at 6:00pm, and a distinguished panel discussion at 7:30pm. For further questions or inquires, please contact Diana Smith (Sponsorships) at dianaksmith4@gmail.com or Josh Lashway at josh.lashway@erm.com.

This film is revered in the twenty-first century. Arcos Films acclaims: "... SWITCH goes where no film has gone before, deep into the world's most restricted energy sites, to depoliticize competing power sources, make the technical accessible, and discover the truth of our energy future. Test audiences have raved, calling it, 'The most important energy film since An Inconvenient Truth'." 


Panelists include:

Harry Lynch is the founder and Managing Director of Arcos Films and MHC.tv. He is also an award-winning director, producer and writer with 27 years experience creating media in all formats. His work has been seen by millions of viewers in IMAX and commercial theaters, on cable, international satellite and broadcast, and through 5 years of successful online distribution on SwitchEnergyProject.com and MHC.tv.



Rick Chamberlain, a managing director in BRG’s Energy and Natural Resources Practice, is an oil and gas professional with 35 years of energy industry experience in unconventional resource valuation, unconventional and conventional resource assessment, monetization strategy development, field development planning and mega-project management. Mr. Chamberlain has experience in more than 25 countries representing capital investments of more than $200 billion.

Mr. Chamberlain has advised corporate leadership and financial teams on unconventional oil and gas asset valuation (buy-side), resource assessment, production evaluation, capital requirements, field development planning, and economic impact assessment.  Examples include properties in the Marcellus, Upper Devonian, and Utica fields in Pennsylvania, the Eagle Ford, stacked plays (Spraberry, Bone Spring Wolfberry, Wolfcamp, Cline Shale, etc.) in the Permian Basin, the Bone Spring/Avalon field in the Delaware Basin of New Mexico and Texas, the Bakken/Three Forks play in North Dakota, the Niobrara play in Colorado and Wyoming, the Granite Wash field in Oklahoma and Texas, the Barnett shale, Mississippian lime of Oklahoma and Kansas, the Haynesville shale, Marcellus Shale, Utica Shale, the Horn River in British Columbia, the Montney in British Columbia and Alberta, Coal Bed Methane in Queensland, Australia, and the Vaca Muerta in Argentina.

Mr. Chamberlain speaks at industry conferences and he has published on subjects ranging from internationalization of independents to valuation of the BP Royalty Trust. Mr. Chamberlain has testified before the US Congress on energy issues and instructed students on oil and gas principles at the Iowa State University Field Station from 2004-2012. He received the American Association of Petroleum Geologist’s I.A Leverson award for his work in the San Joaquin Valley’s Tulare Heavy Oil steam drive projects.

Mr. Chamberlain received his B.S and M.S from Iowa State University and is a member of AAPG and SPE.



Adrian Reed has 24 years of energy industry experience, encompassing the upstream oil and gas, electric power, and liquefied natural gas (LNG) sectors, and comprising engineering, planning, finance, trading and marketing, and risk management functions. His experience covers periods of expansion and retrenchment in the United States and the Middle East. He most recently was the chief planning and risk officer at the world's largest LNG producer, located in Doha, Qatar. He led significant company-wide process and performance improvements in the areas of strategic and business planning, risk management, business continuity, and business process redesign.

Mr. Reed received an MBA degree in general management, and a B.S. in petroleum engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. He is the former Vice President and President of the Woodland Heights Civic Association.


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Brent Greenfield is Senior Policy Director at Consumer Energy Alliance, providing research, policy analysis, guidance, and communications support on a range of energy issues spanning regions including the Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic, Arctic, and U.S. onshore.  Mr. Greenfield’s previous experience in regulatory policy, executive branch matters, and national political campaigns includes positions with the Office of Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin J. Martin, White House Office of Counsel to the President, and the Bush for President 2000 campaign.  Brent is a licensed member of the State Bar of Texas and received his Doctor of Jurisprudence from South Texas College of Law and Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas at Austin.
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Frank Roberto is the Senior Section Head of the Offsites and Utilities function in the Project Development Division of ExxonMobil Research and Engineering, located in the company’s Spring offices. He supports new project development as well as existing operations worldwide, across the company. Mr. Roberto joined Exxon Chemical Company in their Florham Park, NJ facility in 1976. Through a variety of engineering and technology assignments in the U.S. and Europe, he focused on energy and utility systems, including key roles in the development of several cogeneration projects and the Global Energy Management System. He has supported existing operations of the company's facilities worldwide, been involved in several major project development activities for new facilities, and has served as the Global Energy Advisor for ExxonMobil Chemical Company, actively involved in the implementation and sustainment of the company's Energy Management System. Mr. Roberto graduated from Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ with a Bachelor of Engineering degree.


Walk-in tickets will cost $25 and be limited based on availability.


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Josh Lashway

Date and Time

Tue, Feb. 16, 2016

5 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

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