October 03, 2013, 5:30 - 6:30 pm
119 Nicholson

Abstract:  How long will the oil and gas reserves last… and does it matter as we make major strides in exploring and producing new unconventional hydrocarbons, and as alternative energy resources emerge and become more viable? Many economists and scientists have written about their theories and have shared their insights, so have many agencies and corporations. Some predict a World War III triggered by competition for resources in the years to come; yet others talk about “bottomless” reserves and/or preach conservation like turning the lights off at night, driving hybrid or electric cars, and the like. Beyond the hype, what are the facts? This talk will cover where energy comes from and where it is consumed, how this balance has been evolving, and what seems to be in store for the world in the coming decades.

Highlights Include:

  • The Market: Demand vs. Supply – presenting the status, challenges, and opportunities
  • Bridging the demand-supply gap through: Policies (Governments), Investments (Businesses), Technology (E&P companies) and People (Academia & industry)
  • Conclusions
  • Q&A session

Food and Refreshments to be Provided