Panel Discussions

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Adapting a Regulatory Framework to an Evolving Energy Landscape

Moderated by: James Harcourt

Date: Friday 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Adapting to regulation in an evolving energy landscape – Texas Legislative session updates and new regulations that could effect business decisions. An opportunity to gain beneficial knowledge from state and federal regulatory authorities.

James Harcourt

James Harcourt

RRC

Sean Avitt

Sean Avitt

RRC

Jeremy Mazur

Jeremy Mazur

TX 2036; formerly RRC

Taimur Shaikh

Taimur Shaikh

EPA

Economics & Environmental, Social, and (Corporate) Governance (ESG) of Unconventional Plays

Moderated by: Bill DeMis

Date: Thursday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Economics of unconventional plays. Trends in capital expenditure. Why the energy transition will be decades in the making, and why the US and the world will need US shale gas for decades. The employment outlook is bright for young and mid-career geoscientists in oil and gas. Using ESGs to get a pro-fracking, pro-energy, and pro-environment message out. How an upstream company can start an emission reduction program. Role private companies play in the energy transition. Hear insights on the activity that is revolutionizing America’s energy future and providing enormous economic benefits.

Bill DeMis

Bill DeMis

Rochelle Court, LLC

Randy Dolan, P.E.

Randy Dolan, P.E.

TRP Energy

Allen Gilmer

Allen Gilmer

Enverus

Chris Wright

Chris Wright

Liberty Oilfield Services

Creating a Stronger Workforce through Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I)

Moderated by: Leah Turner, Ph.D.

Date: Thursday 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

This panel discussion will cover recruiting practices, hiring practices, and internal organization initiatives to promote DE&I in geoscience workplaces. Panel members will represent different geoscience sectors.

Dakota Doman, Sr.

Dakota Doman, Sr.

Director

TX Higher Ed Coordinating Board

Lorena Moscardelli

Lorena Moscardelli

Research Scientist

Bureau of Economic Geology

Alicia Kahn

Alicia Kahn

Biostratigrapher

Chevron

Claudia Mora

Claudia Mora

Dean

Jackson School of Geosciences

Geoscience Careers for 2021 and Beyond

Moderated by: TBD

Date: Friday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This panel discussion will cover topics including educational needs for graduating students, licensure requirements, continuing education and career development for established professionals, and outlooks on how geoscience careers will be structured in the future.

Mark Varhaug

Mark Varhaug

Texas Board of Professional Geoscientists

Susan Howes, P.E., PHR

Susan Howes, P.E., PHR

VP Engineering

Subsurface Consultants & Associates

Dana Thomas, Ph.D.

Dana Thomas, Ph.D.

Jackson School of Geosciences

Laura Zahm

Laura Zahm

Federal Programs Estimator

Gana-A’Yoo Limited