Oct. 14, 2021


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ABSTRACT OF PRESENTATION

THIS REGULAR GENERAL MEETING LUNCHEON EVENT WILL BE HELD IN PERSON AND ALSO VIA WEBINAR. TO REGISTER FOR THE WEBINAR, PLEASE RETURN TO THE EVENTS PAGE FOR THE WEBINAR LINK.

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Would the world be better off without fossil fuels? Emphatically “no” should be our answer. Because the issues around energy, poverty, and the environment are so important – and so often misunderstood – we will start there with the larger issues that form the Energy/ Environment/Poverty nexus.

This begins with why worldwide clean energy access matters. Since the oil and gas industry began in the second half of the 19th century, global life expectancy has doubled, extreme poverty has plummeted, and human liberty has grown tremendously. The timing here is no coincidence. This progress in the human condition was enabled by the surge in plentiful, affordable energy from oil, gas, and coal.

Unfortunately, many people still lack access to life-enhancing modern energy, which presents the most pressing global energy challenge. Our energy-rich lifestyles have both environmental downsides, such as pollutants and climate change, and upsides, like forest preservation, reduced need for cropland, and cleaner air.  We need to work passionately to better the process of bringing hydrocarbons to the surface in a clean, safe, and efficient fashion. 

The macro outlook for hydrocarbons is strong over the coming decades, and OFS companies will play a critical role in delivering that energy while continuing to advance the broader social, community, governance, environmental, and human flourishing aspects of energy.

   

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CEASAR'S SALAD

HONEY ROASTED CHICKEN

 

Registration & Walk-ins 

All attendees are encouraged to register and pay online for this event.  This is a more efficient means of registering for the event and enables the registration process at the meeting to move much faster.  Walk-in space is available on a seat-limited basis at a fee more than the on-line registration fee.

 

NOTE: 

To secure the health and safety of all attendees, SPE-GCS will apply the following new Covid-19 safety protocol guidelines: 

  1. Check in process (mandatory):
    1. Temperature check will be conducted (cannot be higher than F)
    2. Masks and hand sanitizer will be available on site
    3. Attendees who are sick will not be permitted to enter the event. This is without exception.

Only 4 persons in an elevator - so allow time for elevator ride to club.


 

Parking for this event
 
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.
 
If you will drive to this meeting, the following summarizes available parking:
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The image above shows how to access the club parking area at the new location of the Petroleum Club. Enter from Milam Street and exit onto Louisiana Street.  Parking fee paid at central meter outside building entrance via credit card.  
 
Surface parking lots are available to the south of the TOTAL Plaza building (between this building and the former EXXON Building), including one surface lot adjacent to the TOTAL Plaza Building - pay at meter (cost ~ $9).  Other surface lots in the area cost $8 - $9 and they frequently are full by mid-morning.
 
Parking is also available in the Hyatt Regency Hotel parking garage across the street.  Prices vary depending on time in the garage.  Cost for 2 hours of parking is $12.  
 
 
 

Featured Speakers

Speaker: Ron Gusek, President,  Liberty Oilfield Services
Speaker Ron Gusek, President, Liberty Oilfield Services

Ron Gusek has been the President of Liberty Oilfield Services since November 2016. Before assuming the role of President, Mr. Gusek was the VP of Technology and Development from 2014.  Over the past 20+ years, Ron has garnered extensive oil and gas experience in North America and extended his knowledge …

Ron Gusek has been the President of Liberty Oilfield Services since November 2016. Before assuming the role of President, Mr. Gusek was the VP of Technology and Development from 2014.  Over the past 20+ years, Ron has garnered extensive oil and gas experience in North America and extended his knowledge of operations through travels to Asia, Russia and the Middle East. Within Liberty, Ron’s focus includes new technology and innovation, service quality, efficiency and optimization.


Ron holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alberta.


Ron has also held previous roles at Sanjel Corporation, Zodiac Exploration, Pinnacle Technologies and BJ Services, with a primary focus on hydraulic fracturing in unconventional reservoirs.


Outside of work, Ron is a husband to Jodi, father to daughters Abbie and Robyn, runner, cyclist, hiker, skier and occasional adventure racer.

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Organizer

Barry Faulkner

Email: barryf1944@gmail.com ;


Phone: (281) 627-8790


Date and Time

Thu, Oct. 14, 2021

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

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Location

Petroleum Club OF hOUSTON

TOTAL Plaza, 1201 Louisiana St, 35th Floor
Houston, Texas 77002



Group(s): General Meeting