ASPO-USA’s annual conference is the preeminent North American gathering of professionals and civic leaders who are concerned about trends indicating that our oil future is likely to be dramatically different than our oil history.
The 8th annual conference – Nov 30 – Dec 1 in Austin, TX – brought together leading experts, cutting-edge research and analysis, innovative ideas, and pioneering leaders to exchange educational information and inspire positive action.
Thank you to the University of Texas, including the Cockrell School of Engineering, McCombs School of Business, and the UT Energy Institute. Special thanks to our headline sponsors: M. Gottlieb Associates, Inc and Pubco; our bronze sponsor: All Earth Renewables; and supporting sponsors: Ravenna Capital Management, Springer, and Capital Metro – the 2012 ASPO-USA Conference was possible through their kind support.
And of course, thank you to our speakers, volunteers, and attendees from near and far. Your time, effort, and dedication helped create another wonderful conference. The energy and passion you all bring to these important issues is a source of continued inspiration to us all.
Review the conference website here: www.aspousa.org/conference
Review the conference program here: http://goo.gl/K4Qkg
Review the speaker list here: http://goo.gl/RHBNJ
[Conference videos are still in production. Expect more information about videos in this space in early 2013]
Select Presentation Slides:
Friday, November 30, 2012
1. Overview – The Next Oil Crisis
2. North American Oil Outlook: Abundance or Mirage?
Scott Tinker – Texas State Geologist; Director, Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas
Arthur Berman – Independent Geologist and Principal, Labryrinth Consulting Services
Laura Atkins – Director of Global Petroleum Research, Hart Energy
Tadeusz Patzek – Chair, Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, The University of Texas
3. Will Natural Gas Forestall a U.S. Oil Crisis?
4. Whose Oil is It Anyway? – Global Supply and Competing Demands for Oil Exports
5. Featured Debate: Do Energy Limits Require a New Economic Framework?
Jason Schenker – President and Chief Economist, Prestige Economics; Guest Host of Bloomberg Television’s ‘Street Smart’
Charles A.S. Hall – Professor, College of Environmental Science and Forestry, State University of New York; Co-author, Energy and the Wealth of Nations
Saturday, December 1, 2012
6. Overview – Imagining a World of Increasing Oil Scarcity
Robert Rapier – Chief Technology Officer, Merica International
7. Why is Media Missing the Story? The Role of Communications
8. Energy and Environmental Scenarios
Sonia Yeh – Research Scientist, Institute for Transportation Studies, University of California, Davis; Adjunct Research Professor,
Department of Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University
9. Economic and Geopolitical Scenarios
Steven Kopits – Managing Director, Douglas-Westwood