Jan. 13, 2022


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


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

noon - 1 p.m.
(GMT-0600) US/Central

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Location

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Group(s): General Meeting