The International Study Group's mission is to provide a forum for Houston area SPE members to share information on business practices, projects, and technology with relevance to international oil & gas work. The ISG will collaborate with other SPE Gulf Coast Section study groups to ensure maximum value to SPE membership in Houston, a nexus of the international oil & gas industry.
Since its reestablishment in 2010, the International Study Group has sought to fulfill its mission through bimonthly Speaker Luncheons. Recent speakers have included executives of multinational Majors, senior consultants from well-respected firms, and Directors from government petroleum ministries.
At the recent CERA Week held in Houston significant discussion was devoted to climate issues. Industry and Government executives presented their views on the potential significance of the climate issue on the potential near-term and future for the global energy industry.
There are currently divided opinions from the “alarmists” and the “skeptics” on the climate issue. Some would suggest that our planet is in peril in the very near term and that we must end the use of fossil fuel combustion. Others would suggest that oil and gas will continue to be the “energy of choice” for the next 50 years.
Dr. Neil Frank will discuss global historical and current trends, the status of the “science”, and views of the potential costs and impacts.
SPEAKER: Dr. Neil Frank
Dr. Frank has a PhD in meteorology from Florida State University. He was Director of the National Hurricane Center from 1974-1987 and the Chief Meteorologist at CBS KHOU TV in Houston from 1978 until 2008 when he retired. Born and raised in Kansas, Dr. Frank has had a long and distinguished career in the science of meteorology, weather, and climate issues. In his retirement, Dr. Frank continues to give lectures and presentations on the science of the weather and climate. He and his wife currently live in Fulshear, Texas.
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