General Meeting: The Geopolitics of Energy - How Political Risk Will Impact the Outlook of Key Energy Markets


ABSTRACT of Presentation


Joint Meeting of the SPE-GCS General Meeting Study Group and the Houston Chapter of the API



Political volatility is reaching historic highs since political advisory firm Eurasia Group began systematically tracking political risk following its founding 20 years ago.  The world order is undergoing seismic shifts as the post-WW2 international order begins to fray amidst a rise in populism and anti-globalist nationalism. Key energy markets are in the crosshairs, with political volatility impacting both supply and demand, as well as the investment outlook for energy players. Eurasia Group Head of Research Strategy & Operations Meredith Sumpter will engage you in a discussion on how our world is changing and what this change means for countries central to global energy supply and demand. Her remarks will provide a forward-looking view on political risk impacting the outlook of energy markets including Mexico, Iran, China, and Venezuela.


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.

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. Be sure to get discount parking sticker at registration table if you use this valet parking service.
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.  Parking is also available via valet at the Louisiana Street entrance of the hotel.  Cost is about $10. 

Location: PETROLEUM CLUB (NEW LOCATION), 35th Floor, TOTAL Building
1201 LOUISIANA STREET, 35th Floor
Houston , Texas 77002

Date: Dec. 11, 2018, 11:30 a.m. - Dec. 11, 2018, 1 p.m.