Jan. 13, 2022


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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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The world population, energy companies, industry associations, professional societies and most policy makers increasingly view climate change and Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) as an existential threat to a sustainable future.  Demands to “decarbonize” energy grow rapidly and pose a serious challenge to the energy industry. 

This presentation (1) summarizes the need for oil and gas as a worldwide energy source at mid-century and beyond, (2) highlights ideas of several key thinkers regarding climate issues, (3) describes the range of activities beyond “pure climate science” needed to address AGW, and (4) highlights industry activities addressing AGW including strategies to get to “zero net emissions” by mid-century. 

The author challenges industry leaders and professionals to avoid thinking “We are not climate scientists” as a barrier to engaging proactively in addressing climate issues. Broad systems analyses are needed to develop energy solutions - working across the nexus of the realms of energy, environment, and economics.  SPE’s Technical Disciplines, as professionals working in energy, can contribute a broad range of energy expertise needed to address AGW.  We must be proactive in engaging the worldwide community – earn trust as serious solutions providers. 

A political leader in climate policy offered a message to energy industry leaders: “If you don’t have a seat at the table (influencing policy), you will be part of the meal.”  The author adds a quote by Von Karmen - “Scientists discover the world that exists; engineers create the world that never was.”  The world needs energy professionals such as in SPE to claim a seat at the table along side of the climate scientists to solve climate challenges.

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FRESH BERRY SALAD

SAUTEED RED FISH

 

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: Philip Grossweiler, Principal Consultant, M&H Energy Services, 2021-2022 SPE Distinguished Lecturer
Speaker Philip Grossweiler, Principal Consultant, M&H Energy Services, 2021-2022 SPE Distinguished Lecturer

Phillip has 40+ years of experience in the oil and gas industry. This includes a 25-year career at ExxonMobil in domestic and international assignments. Over the past 15 years at M&H, his consulting assignments at Anadarko, Petronas, ExxonMobil Development Company, Conoco, and Enersea Transport included: Greenfield LNG projects, Risk Management, …

Phillip has 40+ years of experience in the oil and gas industry. This includes a 25-year career at ExxonMobil in domestic and international assignments. Over the past 15 years at M&H, his consulting assignments at Anadarko, Petronas, ExxonMobil Development Company, Conoco, and Enersea Transport included: Greenfield LNG projects, Risk Management, LNG supply chain and shipping logistics; LNG business strategies; Offshore LNG terminals; LNG tanker designs; concepts and designs for CNG shipping; and field decommissioning studies.


Phil is active in public policy and government affairs. In 2007-08 he served in the Washington office of Congresswoman Heather Wilson as legislative assistant for energy and natural resources issues. He served as Chair of a U.S. Department of Energy Advisory Committee for Ultra-deepwater oil and gas R&D programs. He retired with the rank of Commander, in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve. He has a BS Degree in Marine Engineering from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, MS degrees in both Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering and Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and an MBA from the Houston Baptist University.

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Organizer

Barry Faulkner

Email: barryf1944@gmail.com 


Phone: (281) 627-8790


Date and Time

Thu, Jan. 13, 2022

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