Tuesday, March 26, 2013

4/2 - TEF 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.