General Meeting: OIL OUTLOOK 2017: The Song Remains the Same

  ABSTRACT of Presentation


In this wide ranging presentation, Mr. Larry will review the year past, including what was good, not so good, and what went completely wrong.  He’ll use these takeaways and look ahead into the next year with an eye on probable changes, not only to the fundamentals of the market (rising supply, rising demand), but also global implications (countries on the verge of economic collapse), and the effects of a new President in the United States.
The widening gap between the Western and the Eastern oil systems will be discussed.  This divide continues to grow.  Mr. Larry will touch briefly on the hopes and goals we see in Mexico and other Latin American countries.  Canada will be vetted and their increasing presence in midstream markets may indicate they have sights on greater influence in the US market.
An overview of the future of the American Oil Dream will also be presented.  As we have all heard the term “Internet of Things”, a snapshot of what that means to the oil industry will be presented.  The use of Big Data and the ways it can be applied now and into the next year will be discussed.  

Much has been made about a “connected digital oilfield”. Mr. Larry will look into the idea that, as most things in this industry, the tried and true usually prevail.
He will also include a few predictions about oil prices in his presentation.


If you have special dietary needs (allergies, religious, etc.), please include special meal requests in the "Comments" section during the registration process.                                                                                                

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 $5 more than the on-line registration fee.

PLEASE NOTE:  $5 has automatically been added to the registration price as a donation to the SPE-GCS Scholarship Fund.  If you would like to opt out of donating this amount to the SPE-GCS Scholarship Fund, please enter OptOut in the Discount Code field and click Check Discount to apply the code. The code is case sensitive. 


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:
The image above shows how to access the valet parking area at the new location of the Petroleum Club. Enter from Milam Street and exit onto Louisiana Street.  Parking fee for this valet parking is $15.
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 $9.  Parking is also available via valet at the Louisiana Street entrance of the hotel.  Cost is $10. 

Location: PETROLEUM CLUB , 35th Floor, TOTAL Plaza Building
Houston , Texas 77002

Date: Nov. 10, 2016, 11:30 a.m. - Nov. 10, 2016, 1 p.m.