Monday, March 17, 2014

3/17- TEF Hosts Corey Grindal of Cheniere Energy


THE TEXAS ENERGY FORUM HOSTS:
COREY GRINDAL of CHENIERE ENERGY 
TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 7-8pm, GSB 3.104



Join us as we host Corey Grindal, VP at Cheniere Energy. He will be speaking on prospects of constructing liquid natural gas conversion plants in the US, the restrictions we face, and the implications such a shift in the US policy towards LNG would have. 

The presentation will be on Tuesday, March 17, at 7pm in GSB 3.104. It will be open to all UT students free of charge. Free food and drinks will also be provided. 

Monday, February 17, 2014

2/26 - TEF Hosts William Harvey of Denham Capital

THE TEXAS ENERGY FORUM HOSTS:
WILLIAM HARVEY of DENHAM CAPITAL 
WEDNESDAY, FEB 26th, 7-8pm, UTC 1.104


Join us as we host William Harvey from Denham Capital. He will be speaking on investments in the oil and gas sector. 

The presentation will be on Wednesday, February 26th, 7-8pm in UTC 1.104. It will be open to all UT students free of charge. Free food and drinks will also be provided. 

William Harvey is an Associate, responsible for financial modeling, execution and monitoring of investments. He joined Denham Capital in 2012. Prior to joining Denham, William was an Analyst in the Oil and Gas Group at Greenhill & Co. in Houston. 

He received his Bachelor of Business Administration majoring in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin. 

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

11/7 - TEF Hosts Ted Maa of Pine Brook Partners


THE TEXAS ENERGY FORUM HOSTS:
TED MAA of PINE BROOK PARTNERS
THURS, NOV 7, 6-7pm, GSB 5.153
Ted Maa
Join us as we host Ted Maa from Pine Brook Partners.  He will be speaking on attractive investment opportunities in the oil and gas sector.

The presentation will be on Thursday, November 7, 6-7pm in GSB 5.153. It will be open to all UT students free of charge. Free food and drinks will also be provided, but seating will be limited so please arrive early.

Mr. Maa joined Pine Brook in July 2012 and is a vice president on the energy investment team.  Mr. Maa represents Pine Brook as a director of Comet Ridge Resources, LLC and Saguaro Resources Ltd.

Prior to joining Pine Brook, Mr. Maa was a vice president in the Energy Infrastructure Group at Denham Capital Management, LP, where he specialized in energy infrastructure and oilfield services investment opportunities.   Prior to that, Mr. Maa was an analyst in the Global Investment Research Group at Goldman, Sachs & Co, where he focused on energy master limited partnerships.  Earlier in his career, he spent two years with Apache Corporation as an analyst in the Strategic Planning Group.

Mr. Maa holds a B.B.A. in Finance from the University of Texas and an M.B.A. from the Columbia University Graduate School of Business.

Monday, April 29, 2013

4/30 - Energy with the CEO

Energy with the CEO
Randy Foutch
Tuesday, April 30, 12:15 PM 
Bass Lecture Hall (Basement of LBJ School). Light lunch served at 11:50am
     
About the speaker:
Randy A. Foutch is the founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of  Laredo Petroleum. Mr. Foutch has over 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. Prior to the formation of Laredo Petroleum, Mr. Foutch founded Latigo Petroleum, Inc. and  Lariat Petroleum, Inc. 
 
Mr. Foutch is a member of the National Petroleum Council, America's Natural Gas Alliance and the Advisory Council of the Energy Institute at the University of Texas, Austin. Mr. Foutch serves on several nonprofit and private industry boards. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Geology from the University of Texas and a Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Houston.

Monday, April 8, 2013

4/11 - Unlocking Energy Innovation

Unlocking Energy Innovation
Richard Lester
Thursday, April 11, 5:15 PM 
Mezes Hall (MEZ) 1.306. Refreshments served at 5pm     
 
About the speaker:
Richard Lester is Japan Steel Industry Professor and Head of the Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering (NSE) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he is also the faculty co-chair and founding Director of the MIT Industrial Performance Center. His research focuses on innovation management and policy, with an emphasis on the energy and manufacturing sectors. He is currently leading the Energy Innovation Project, a major MIT study of strategies for upgrading the U.S. energy innovation system.
 
As head of NSE, Professor Lester works with his faculty colleagues to advance the Department’s role at the forefront of research and education on energy and non-energy applications of nuclear science and technology.
 
Professor Lester obtained his undergraduate degree in chemical engineering from Imperial College (London) and a doctorate in nuclear engineering from MIT, and has been a member of the MIT faculty since 1979. He serves as an advisor or consultant to corporations, governments, foundations and non-profit groups, and lectures frequently to academic, business and general audiences throughout the world.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

4/2 - TEF Hosts Statoil

THE TEXAS ENERGY FORUM HOSTS:
STATOIL
TUES, APRIL 2, 7-8pm, GSB 3.138
Join us as we host Stephen Bull and David Kalish from Statoil. They will be speaking on energy and the Shale revolution.

The presentation will be on Tuesday, April 2, 7-8pm in GSB 3.138. It will be open to all UT students free of charge. Free pizza and drinks will also be provided, but seating will be limited so please arrive early.


Stephen Bull is a Vice President in Statoil’s US Onshore business area. Statoil entered US shale in 2008 with the Chesapeake Energy joint venture in the Marcellus. In 2010, Statoil expanded into the Eagle Ford with Talisman Energy. In 2011, Statoil acquired Brigham Exploration in the Bakken play, which is Statoil’s first US shale operated asset.  Stephen Bull has worked with all Statoil’s shale assets as the VP for Commercial and Strategy and has written on shale developments for the Oil & Gas Journal, World Oil and Oxford University’s Oxford Energy Forum. Based in Austin, TX Stephen Bull’s current role is to manage the integration of Brigham Exploration into Statoil. His previous positions in Statoil included Head of International Strategy, Corporate Risk Manager and Head of Oil Market Analysis. Previously Bull worked in investment banking for JP Morgan in London. He holds an MSc in Politics and Economics from the London School of Economics, UK.

Monday, March 4, 2013

3/7 - International Low-Carbon Technology Transfers: Do Intellectual Property Regimes Matter?

International Low-Carbon Technology Transfers: Do Intellectual Property Regimes Matter?
Varun Rai    
Thursday, March 7, 5:15 PM 
Mezes Hall (MEZ) 1.306. Refreshments served at 5pm     
     
About the speaker:
Dr. Varun Rai is an Assistant Professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin and a Faculty Fellow at the University's Center for International Energy and Environmental Policy. Prior to joining UT Austin he was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Program on Energy and Sustainable Development (PESD) at Stanford University. 
 
His principal research interests are in technological change and energy; energy and development; and climate change policy. His research combines energy systems modeling with the political economy of energy markets to understand how changes in energy technologies, market conditions, policies and regulation, and environment could impact energy generation. 
 
Dr. Rai received his Ph.D. and MS in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford with specialization in energy systems and technologies. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur. He was a Global Economic Fellow in 2009.
 
This event is co-sponsored by the Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal.