Dec. 1, 2005


Description

Energy has long been the catalyst for economic growth in the United States , and has now become a strategic factor in global geopolitics.  There is a strong correlation between energy consumption and wealth among developed nations.  As some of the world’s most populous countries, namely China and India, seek to narrow the gap between themselves and other giant energy consumers, such as the United States, challenges such as an unstable Middle East and an ever-growing energy demand make energy geopolitics a critical issue to the future of the oil and gas industry. 


The presentation will demonstrate the role and impact of geopolitics on the future of energy across the globe.  All levels of industry are invited since this topic and speaker will affect CEOs and new engineers alike.


Featured Speakers

Speaker Dr. Michael J. Economides
Professor University of Houston MICHAEL J. ECONOMIDES is a Professor at the Cullen College of Engineering, University of Houston , and the Managing Partner of a petroleum engineering and petroleum strategy consulting firm. His interests include petroleum production and petroleum management, a particular emphasis on natural gas, natural gas transportation, …

Professor
University of Houston

MICHAEL J. ECONOMIDES is a Professor at the Cullen College of Engineering,


University of

Houston , and the Managing Partner of a petroleum engineering and petroleum strategy consulting firm. His interests include petroleum production and petroleum management, a particular emphasis on natural gas, natural gas transportation, LNG, CNG and processing, advances in process design of complex operations, economics and geopolitics. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of World Energy Monthly Review. Previously, he was the Samuel R. Noble Professor of Petroleum Engineering at


Texas

A&M

University and served as Chief Scientist of the Global Petroleum Research Institute (GPRI). Prior to joining the faculty at

Texas

A&M

University , Professor Economides was the Director of the

Institute of

Drilling and Production at the

Leoben

Mining

University in

Austria . Before that, Dr. Economides worked in a variety of senior technical and managerial positions with a major petroleum services company. He has authored or co-authored 11 professional textbooks and books, including “The Color of Oil”, as well as 200 journal papers and articles.  Economides performs a wide range of industrial consulting activities, including major retainers by national oil companies at the country level as well as Fortune 500 companies. He has had professional involvement in over 70 countries. In addition to his technical interests he has written extensively in wide circulation media on a broad range of issues associated with energy, energy economics and geopolitical issues. He also appears regularly as a guest and expert commentator on national and international television programs.

Full Description



Organizer

David Dell''Osso


Date and Time

Thu, Dec. 1, 2005

6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
(GMT-0600) US/Central

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Location

Crowne Plaza - Downtown

1700 Smith Street
Houston, TX 77002