Tuesday, September 27, 2011

9/28 5:30-6:30 - SCMSO & TEF Meeting with Shell and Motiva

This Wednesday (9/28) the Texas Energy Forum and the Supply Chain Management Student Organization will be co-hosting a meeting with representatives from Shell and Motiva.  They will give an overview of the company, as well as discuss their full-time and internship opportunities. 
There will be recruiters from multiple divisions, including:
  •  Motiva GM Supply and Distribution
  • Motiva Operations Support
  • Manager in Distribution
  • Shell Global Solutions - Market Intelligence and Analysis 
  • Contracts and Negotiations for Motiva Supply and Distribution
Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemicals companies with around 93,000 employees in more than 90 countries and territories.
Formed in 1998, Motiva Enterprises LLC is a joint venture between Shell and Saudi Refining, Inc. that operates primarily in the eastern and southern United States. Its operations include nearly 7,700 Shell-branded gasoline stations, three refineries with a combined capacity of 740,000 barrels per day, and ownership interest in 41 refined product storage terminals with an aggregate storage capacity of approximately 19.8 million barrels.
Meeting Details:
  • Date: Wednesday, 9/28
  • Time: 5:30 - 6:30
  • Location: GSB Events Room (GSB 5.130)
FREE Jimmy Johns will be provided!!

Sept. 28-29, Clean Energy Venture Summit 2011

2011 Keynote Speakers Announced!

Kevin Skillern, Managing Director of Venture Capital GE Energy
Bob Metcalfe, Professor of Innovation and Murchison Fellow of Free Enterprise, The University of Texas at Austin

The 5th Annual Clean Energy Venture Summit and Cleantech Open Regional Judging & Awards is scheduled on September 28-292011 at the AT&T Executive Education & Conference Center in AustinTexas. The Clean Energy Venture Summit has become the premier Cleantech business plan completion and educational conference in the southern United States.
This Summit provides clean energy technology companies and entrepreneurs a venue for presenting their innovations to venture capitalists, angel investors, and strategic investors that currently invest in clean energy, as well as experts from Austin Energy, corporate partners, other utility executives, and government leaders. This year, the Clean Energy Venture Summit competition will select 10 later-stage start-up companies to present their technology to a panel of experienced investors, and for the first time the winners will be rewarded with cash prizes.
In addition to the later-stage business competition, the event will also host the South Central regional finals for the Cleantech Open, a national seed-stage clean energy competition with 7 companies vying for a chance to win a total of $80,000 regionally and, for three finalists, $250,000 at the Cleantech Open Global Forum in California.
Bob King of Good Company Associates will lead a panel of utility industry executives on Wednesday in a "living room" discussion of how the utility sector is evolving. Leaders from Austin Energy, Oncor, CPS Energy, and the Texas Institute will discuss how their organizations are adopting new policies and solutions to prepare for the electricity needs of the future.
Brewster McCracken, Executive Director, Pecan Street, Inc. will moderate a dynamic panel on Thursday with executives from Best Buy, Sony, Intel and LG. This panel will explore the role of consumer electronics in emerging markets such as smart grid, and discuss their corporate approaches to development of new technologies.
Price to attend the Summit: $200
Sign up by August 15th and save $50


Events on Wednesday, September 28
  • Educational Panel on the Future of Utilities
  • Cleantech Open presentations and competition
  • Welcome Reception at Austin City Hall
Events on Thursday, September 29
  • Keynote Speaker: Kevin Skillern
  • Series A+B Business Plan Competition
  • Lunch Speaker: Bob Metcalfe
  • Consumer Electronics Panel on Customer Adoption of Smart Grid technologies
  • Awards & Reception

Check out their website here for more information: 

UT Energy Symposium - The Future of Natural Gas

The UT Energy Symposium is hosting the next part of their lecture series on:

Thursday September 29th 
Welch, WEL 2.308. 

The topic will be:

The Future of Natural Gas in the US 

Presented by  Marianne Kah, Chief Economist, ConocoPhillips

As the Chief Economist at ConocoPhillips, Marianne is responsible for
developing the company’s market outlooks for global oil, natural gas, refining and
marketing, and conducting special strategic studies. She is also the company’s
expert in scenario planning. Some of her awards include being the winner of 50 Key Women in Energy Award in 2003 and 2004, and the the winner of the 2003 Senior Fellow Award from U.S. Association for Energy Economics. 

9/27 6-7pm- AMA UT hosts ConocoPhillips

9/27- AMA UT hosts ConocoPhillips

Hey everyone, here's an upcoming event at McCombs we wanted to promote for AMA. Here's the original description as it appears on the McCombs BBA News Blog.

AMA UT hosts ConocoPhillips
Tuesday, Sep. 27, 2011
Food: FREE Jason’s Deli
6-7 p.m.
UTC 1.104
ConocoPhillips, the third largest integrated energy company in the U.S., will be at our regular meeting to discuss the challenges of marketing a product that has little differentiation from company to company and to answer your questions. Also come out to meet new people, play an icebreaker game, and enjoy some free dinner!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Thurs, Sept 22: New Developments in Solar Photovoltaic Technologies and Markets

The UT Energy Symposium is hosting the next part of their lecture series on Thursday September 22nd from 5:00-6:15PM in Welch, WEL 2.308. This week, the topic will be:

New Developments in Solar Photovoltaic Technologies and Markets

Presented by Ryne Rafaelle, Vice President for Research and Associate Provost, Rochester Institute of Technology

The UT Energy Symposium Lecture Series is open to all students and faculty. Refreshments will be served at 5:00pm, please settle in by 5:10pm

Alternative Investments Conference: Friday September 23, 2011

The Alternative Investment Conference is a unique event which is designed to facilitate interaction between alternative investment managers, investors, faculty and students.  The conference will feature a keynote speaker and four panel discussions addressing issues relating to Private Equity, Natural Resource Investments, Hedge Fund and Real Estate investments. It will also provide opportunities for informal discussions and networking among conference attendees. 

September 23, 2011
AT&T Center, Austin Texas
1900 University Avenue
Austin, TX 78705

Hosted by: McCombs School of Business' Centers: AIM Investment Center, Energy Management and Innovation Center, Hicks, Muse, Tate and Furst Center for Private Equity, and the Real Estate Finance and Investment Center

Sponsored by:   Apollo Global Management

Register now and learn more about the event here:

Thursday, September 15, 2011

UTES Lecture Series: Smart Grids and the Pecan Street Project (5-6:15pm, Thurs Sept 15th)

The UT Energy Symposium (UTES) is presenting another lecture tonight in their weekly series focused on energy topics around campus.
Tonight's lecture is:

Smart Grids and the Pecan Street Project, presented by Brewster McCracken, Executive Director of the Pecan Street Project.

The UTES Lecture Series hosted in Welch Hall (WEL 2.308), and 
 is open to all students and faculty. Refreshments served at 5:00pm

Please settle in by 5:10pm

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

McCombs Energy Industry Networking Luncheon (Thurs Sept. 8, 12-1:30pm)

All, there will be a networking luncheon for students seriously interested in a career in energy. Representatives from Apache, BP, Chevron, and ConocoPhillips have all confirmed they will be in attendance. RSVP is required, so sign up through OCR under the (Events: Workshop Tabs)
More Info:
Connect with companies within the Energy Industry!

Company representatives will share insight about the Energy Industry. Learn about FT and internship opportunities, network with company representatives, and ask questions about working within energy. Lunch will be provided.

Attire: Business Casual

Confirmed companies include: Apache Corporation, BP, Chevron, and ConocoPhillips


TEF and UFA Joint Meeting w/ Noble Energy (5:30-6:30pm, Tues Sept 6)

Date: Tuesday, September 6 · 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: GSB 2.122
We will be co-sponsoring a meeting tonight with UFA featuring speakers from  Noble Energy and independent exploration and production company out of Houston, TX.
Noble is an independent E&P company that has core operations in U.S., deepwater Gulf of Mexico, offshore Eastern Mediterranean, and offshore West Africa. Noble will be in town to give a presentation to students about their company and to discuss their recruiting plans from UT for the upcoming semester.

Noble Energy, Inc. is a leading independent energy company with a diverse portfolio of high-quality assets, a track record of success and a sound strategy for the future. Our broad-based operations include the exploration, development and production of crude oil and natural gas in the U.S. and internationally. Committed to superior performance and returns, we measure success in the value we deliver to our investors, business partners and employees. 

Free food wil be provided.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

NEW UT Energy Symposium Lectures Series (Starts TONIGHT) Thurs, 9/1

The Energy Innovation and Management Center at McCombs has just announced a new lecture series called the "UT Energy Symposium" that's free and open to everyone at UT.

Each week on Thursday evening from 5:00pm to 6:15pm , starting today, September 1st, and going until November 17th, will feature  a presentation hosted by the UTES on various topics in energy in WEL 2.308 (Welch). The speakers will feature award-winning researchers, top faculty and professors at UT, as well as industry experts and business leaders from the industry. Check the calendar below for the list of speakers this year, we will be including posting each week for the next week's discussion

Tonight, the UTES will have its first talk entitled: "Historical Energy Overview & Why There is No Consensus for the Future", hosted by Dr. Carey King, Research Fellow, CIEEP, UT Austin. Come for free refreshments and a look at one of the many changes happening within the Texas Energy Forums this year.

Fall 2011 UTES Calendar

UT Energy Symposium (UTES)

1 Sep – 17 Nov, Every Thursday, 5:15-6:15pm

Open to all. Refreshments served at 5:00pm
Please settle in by 5:10pm

Next Talk: 1 September
Historical Energy Overview & Why There is No Consensus for the Future
            Speaker: Dr. Carey King, Research Fellow, CIEEP, UT Austin

Full List of Speakers (Also see attachment)
Historical Energy Overview & Why There is No Consensus for the Future (September 1)
  Carey King, Research Fellow, CIEEP, UT Austin
 Regulatory Mechanisms to Foster Investments in Energy Efficiency (September 8)
  Jay Zarnikau, Adjunct Professor, LBJ School of Public Affairs and President, Frontier Associates
Smart Grids and the Pecan Street Project (September 15)
  Brewster McCracken, Executive Director, Pecan Street Project
New Developments in Solar Photovoltaic Technologies and Markets (September 22)
  Ryne Rafaelle, Vice President for Research and Associate Provost, Rochester Institute of Technology
The Future of Natural Gas in the US (September 29)
  Marianne Kah, Chief Economist, ConocoPhillips
To be Determined (October 6)
Impact of Wind Generation Development on Thermal Generation Investments (October 13)
  C.K. Woo, Senior Partner, Energy+Environmental Economics
International Mechanisms for Climate Change Finance (October 20)
  Gevorg Sargsyan, Program Coordinator, Climate Investment Funds, World Bank
Solving the Climate Problem at Scale: An Environmentalist’s Perspective (October 27)
  Armond Cohen, Executive Director, Clean Air Task Force   
International Coal Markets: Coal, Climate, and China (November 3)
  Richard Morse, Director, Coal and CCS research, Program on Energy, Stanford University
Energy and Development: Old Problems, New Challenges (November 10[To be confirmed]
  S. Vijay Iyer, Director, Department of Sustainable Energy, World Bank
To be Determined (November 17)