New Geological Targets, Technologies, and Challenges: Our Continuing Dialog with Industry
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 and
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Grand Hall of the RMC
- Day 1: Wednesday, March 11, 2015
- 8:00-8:30: Registration, Coffee
- 8:30-8:45: Introduction and Goals of Symposium - Peter J. Rossky, Dean, Wiess School of Natural Sciences, Rice University & Richard G. Gordon, Chair, Department of Earth Science, Rice University
- 8:45-11:00: SESSION 1: Energy Vision and Industry Perspective
- "Innovation and Energy"
Ram Shenoy, Chief Technology Officer, Conoco Phillips
- "New Resources for a New Age of Hydrocarbons"
Vello A. Kuuskraa, Advanced Resources International, Inc.
- "Transformative Technology: The Pathway to Energy Sustainability"
Charles D. McConnell, Energy and Environment Initiative of Rice University
- 11:00-11:30: Discussion Session (Chatham House Rules)
- 11:30-1:00: Lunch (co-sponsored by Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy)
- 1:00-2:15: TECHNICAL SESSION
- "Observations relevant to hydrocarbon exploration in northern South America"
Felipe Audemard, Pacific Rubiales Energy
- "The role of Seismic Technology to unravel Hydrocarbon Potential of Mexican Basins: Challenges and Opportunities"
Guillermo Perez-Cruz, National Autonomous University of Mexico
- "Academia's Contribution to the knowledge of Deepwater plays"
Joan Flinch, Repsol USA
- 2:15-2:45 Coffee Break
- 2:45-4:00: TECHNICAL SESSION
- "Carbon isotope profiles in methane-rich sequences: implications toward exploration to paleoclimate interpretations"
Gerald R. Dickens, Rice University
- "New Approaches to Understanding Shale Permeability"
Brandon Dugan, Rice University
- 3:45-4:00 Group Photo in Grand Hall
- 4:00-6:00 Cocktails and Posters
- 6:00-7:00: Dinner at Doré Commons, James A. Baker III Hall: (co-sponsored by Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy)
- 7:00-7:45: After Dinner Speaker at Doré Commons, James A. Baker III Hall: John B. Anderson
W. Maurice Ewing Professor of Oceanography
"The Marine Geological Record of Antarctic Climate Change and Ice Sheet
Instability: Implications for Current and Future Change"
- Day 2: Thursday, March 12, 2015
- 8:00-8:30 Coffee
- 8:30-8:45 Review of Day 1, Goals of Day 2, Rice's Ambitions with Industry
Brandon Dugan, Rice University
- 8:45-10:00: TECHNICAL SESSION
- "Magma Starved Rifted Continental Margins: Galicia/Newfoundland"
Dale Sawyer, Rice University
- "Subduction-driven recycling of continental margin lithosphere"
Alan Levander, Rice University
- "New seismic imaging of the Eastern North Atlantic Margin Offshore North Carolina and Virginia"
Derek Sawyer, The Ohio State University
- 10:00-12:00: Coffee and Posters
- 12:00-1:30 Lunch (co-sponsored by Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy)
- 1:30-2:45 Microbial Carbonates: Renewed Academic and Industry Interests
- "Microbial Carbonate Reservoirs - And the Importance of Analogs"
Mitch Harris, Rice University
- "Trangressive Upper Cambrian Microbial Reefs: Establishment, Growth, and Demise"
André Droxler, Rice University
- "Upper Cambrian Microbial Reefs, Mason, Texas: The making of Virtual Outcrops using Photogrammetry"
2:45-3:45 Roundtable Discussion
- "Advancing Technologies to Ensure Safe and Prudent Oil & Gas
Jared Ciferno, National Energy Technology Laboratory
- "USGS Assessment of Petroleum Resources"
Stephanie Gaswirth, US Geological Survey
- "Emerging Fundamentals in an Uncertain Energy Landscape"
Kenneth B. Medlock III, Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy
- 3:45-4:00: Closing Remarks
- Richard G. Gordon, Chair, Department of Earth Science, Rice University