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Agenda - 2011

Agenda for October 26, 2011

7:30-8:15 
Conference Check-in, Continental Breakfast

8:15-8:30
A. Welcome by Maury Dobbie, Assistant Director, Center for the New Energy Economy 

B. Goals and opening remarks by former Governor Bill Ritter, Director, Center for the New Energy Economy

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Natural Gas 101

8:30 – 9:15
Background Session #1.  Geology of natural gas
Speaker: Sally Sutton, Associate Professor, Head, Department of Geosciences at Colorado State University

  • Sources of organics
  • Formation of conventional gas
  • Unconventional gas: coal seams, tight sands, shale
  • Seismology and advanced locating technology

9:15 – 10:00
Background Session #2.  Drilling & completion
Speaker: Tom Sale, Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Colorado State University

  • Conventional drilling
  • Horizontal drilling
  • Conventional well completion
  • Hydraulic fracturing & completion

10:00-10:10  Break

10:10 – 10:55
Background Session #3.  Processing, transport, and distribution
Speaker: Scott A. Neil, PE, Senior Director Project Engineering, DCP Midstream

  • Production
  • Associated vs. non-associated gas
  • Wellhead vs. pipeline quality gas
  • Produced water (brief, covered more in next section)
  • Overview of processing, transportation, distribution
  • Showing the entire chain: subsurface -- wellhead -- gathering --processing -- transportation   -- metering -- distribution

11:00 – 11:30
Background Session #4.  The Role of Water
Speaker: Ken Carlson, Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Colorado State University

  • What is produced water? What is fracturing fluid?
  • How are produced water and frac flowback managed?
  • How does water recycling fit in?
  • What is the future of water resource management?

 11:30 – 12:00 
Background Session #5.  Supply outlook for natural gas
Speaker: Suzanne Minter, Bentek Energy

  • Supply, Demand and Economics

12:00-12:30 - Box lunch

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Keynote Addresses

12:30 – 1:00
Keynote #1:  “Moving Beyond Misinformation: Education and Engagement” 

Speaker: Tisha Conoly Schuller, President & CEO, Colorado Oil and Gas Association

1:00-1:40
Keynote #2: “Moving the Discussion Away from Threats and Toward Collaboration.” 
Speaker: Ed Warner, Professor & Geologist

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Afternoon Panel Sessions

1:40-2:40 
Panel #1.  Increasing the use of natural gas: Is that a good thing? Moderator:  Tim Reeser, Executive Director of CSU’s commercial arm of Clean Energy Supercluster, CENERGY

2:40-2:55  Break

2:55-3:55 
Panel #2.  The Role of Regulations in the Natural Gas Industry
ModeratorFormer Colorado Governor, Bill Ritter, Director of the Center for the New Energy Economy

3:55-4:05  Break

4:05-5:05
Panel #3.  Beyond our borders: Natural gas in a global context
Moderator: Bryan Willson, Director, Clean Energy Supercluster

  • Supply/Demand/Opportunity Issues in Europe, Asia(China) and Africa, Bryan Willson, Director, Clean Energy Supercluster,
  • How political and economic risk affects investment decisions and implications for the future of gas production in those same economies, Michael Orlando, Principal, Economic Advisors

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5:05-5:20   
Concluding remarks  -- Bryan Willson, Director, Clean Energy Supercluster, Colorado State University

5:20-6:30
Reception at Marriott for everyone who attended symposium on Day 1 (cash bar available)