DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Texas Energy Council (TEC) will hold its 30th Annual Symposium, “TEXAS LEADS THE WORLD”, on Thursday, May 10. The event will be held at the Hughes-Trigg Student Center on the campus at SMU, 3140 Dyer Street, Dallas. Conference registration and continental breakfast will begin at 8:30 a.m., with the program beginning at 9:00 a.m. and a luncheon at noon followed by the afternoon program. The conference will adjourn shortly after 4:00 p.m. The cost of individual registration for the symposium and luncheon is $175. Tickets can be purchased online at www.texasenergycouncil.org. Sponsorship opportunities are also available on the website.
“We are honored to hold our 30th Annual Symposium to continue our legacy in fulfilling our goal as a nonprofit by not only providing relevant and current information about our industry, but also raising money for scholarships for students studying energy-related fields and for our other educational programs,” said Ann Vandenberg, TEC President.
The conference will feature several distinguished speakers and panelists including Rob Gardner, Long Term Planning, Exxon Mobil, Irving – “Outlook for Energy, a View to 2040”; Art Berman, Director, Labyrinth Consulting Services, Houston – “Permian Basin and Eagle Ford Shale Plays from a Global Perspective”; Dr. Scott Tinker, State Geologist of Texas, Bureau of Economic Geology, Austin – “The Future of Fossil Fuels”; David Paddock, Scientific Advisor, Seismic for Unconventionals, Schlumberger-WesternGeco, Houston – “The Ongoing Problem of Uneconomic Wells in Unconventional Plays: A Geophysical Perspective of the Wolfcamp Play" and Dr. Christine Ehlig-Economides, Professor, Petroleum Engineering, University of Houston – “Has Unconventional become Conventional?”.
The morning panel, “World Wide Focus”, will be moderated by Jason Schumacher, Partner at Locke Lord LLP, Dallas and will feature Duane Bertrand, Vice President of Business Development (Americas), Wison Offshore & Marine Ltd., Houston – “LNG Exports Today”; Richard Mason, Chief Technical Director, Hart Energy, Oklahoma – “Silica and Silicon: A Perspective on Oil, Gas, and Oil Services”; Dr. Adrian Duhalt, Fellow, Baker Institute, Rice University, Houston – “Mexico Shifts to Natural Gas” and George Eynon, Managing Director, Geos, Calgary, Alberta, Canada – “Cross-Country Tour of Canada’s Bipolar Attitudes to its Oil and Gas Industry”.
The afternoon panel, “Follow the Money”, will be moderated by Dr. Ed Ireland, Professor, The Neely School of Business, TCU and Director of The Barnett Shale Energy Educational Council, Ft. Worth and will feature Robert Clarke, Wood Mackenzie Research Director, US Lower 48 Upstream; Reed Olmstead, IHSMarkit, Houston and Luke Brandenberg, Vice President, Encap Investments L.P., Dallas.
TEC is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization of professional and educational societies dedicated to serving the energy industry in Texas. The membership is comprised of over 5000 members from various organizations (Member Organizations). Two elected officers from each Member Organization make up the Board of Directors of TEC. TEC provides a forum for all energy-related professional societies and educational institutions. Its objectives are advancing the common interests of the members and serving the energy industry to achieve economies, protect and educate the public, and promote communication. To learn more about Texas Energy Council, please visit www.texasenergycouncil.org.