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CSU Natural Gas Symposium sessions now online

November 7, 2011

About 250 people attended the Colorado State University Natural Gas Symposium on Oct. 26. Did you miss it? Catch up with video of all 10 presentations, which are now available online.

Conference hosts were the Clean Energy Supercluster, Center for the New Energy Economy, Vice President for Research, CENERGY and the School of Global Environmental Sustainability, also known as SoGES.

For the full slate of videos, go here.

The full agenda:

Opening Remarks & Background Session #1: Geology of natural gas
Speaker: Sally Sutton, Associate Professor, Head, Department of Geosciences at Colorado State University

Background Session #2: Drilling & completion
Speaker:
Tom Sale, Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Colorado State University

Background Session #3: Processing, transport, and distribution
Speaker: Scott A. Neil, PE, Senior Director Project Engineering, DCP Midstream

Background Session #4: The Role of Water
Speaker: Ken Carlson, Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Colorado State University

Background Session #5: Supply outlook for natural gas
Speaker: Suzanne Minter, Bentek Energy

Keynote Address #1: “Moving Beyond Misinformation: Education and Engagement”
Speaker: Tisha Conoly Schuller, President & CEO, Colorado Oil and Gas Association

Keynote Address #2: “Moving the Discussion Away from Threats and Toward Collaboration”
Speaker: Ed Warner, Professor & Geologist

Panel Session #1: Increasing the use of natural gas: Is that a good thing?
Moderator:
  Tim Reeser, Executive Director of CSU’s commercial arm of Clean Energy Supercluster, CENERGY

  • Can our water resources survive the increased production and use of natural gas? (Ken Carlson, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Colorado State University)
  • Is natural gas really part of a clean energy strategy? Tales from the environment. (Mark Williams, Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, University of Colorado)
  • Community impacts (positive and negative) of increased natural gas production and use (Barb Kirkmeyer, Weld County Commissioner)
  • Natural gas as a renewable fuel - what does the future hold? (Sybil Sharvelle, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Colorado State University)

Panel Session #2: The Role of Regulations in the Natural Gas Industry
Moderator:  Former Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter, Director of the Center for the New Energy Economy

  • Federal perspective (Kate Fay, Environmental Protection Agency)
  • State perspective (David Neslin, Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission)
  • Industry perspective (Stephen Flaherty, Noble Energy)

Panel Session #3: Beyond our borders: Natural gas in a global context
Moderator: Bryan Willson, Director, Clean Energy Supercluster

  • Supply/Demand/Opportunity Issues in Europe, Asia (China) and Africa, Bryan Willson, Director, Clean Energy Supercluster,
  • How political and economic risk affects investment decisions and implications for the future of gas production in those same economies, Michael Orlando, Principal, Economic Advisors

Contact: Emily Wilmsen
E-mail: Emily.Wilmsen@colostate.edu
Phone: (970) 491-2336