This forum addresses practical aspects of how the fossil fuel industry
should operate in the coming decades based on two key assumptions/
goals. First, availability to energy increases prosperity and well-being
of the population as a whole and our industry should strive to furnish
it. The second is that policies that restrict any manner of alteration to
local or global environments are likely to become more prevalent as
technology allows both more detailed measurements and various media
allow dissemination of both information and disinformation.
Aspects to be addressed are among the following:
- What regulatory or economic incentives (e.g., a tax on carbon) would
be best for our industry to allow it to both supply the needed energy
and to be seen as a positive, creative industry by the public?
- How should the energy industry prepare its infrastructure for the
managing risk better, be it in hazardous environments, in response to
weather related accidents, aggradation of cumulative effects, etc.
- How can our industry better transfer knowledge and best practices
between generations and from where will we develop the next
generation of skill workers?
- How do corporations and regulators “bake in” Best Practices for
technologies and plays that have not even been imagined.
- Finally, how can we change public perceptions to view the fossil fuel
industry as part of the solution and not just the problem?
Creating a Social Contract to Operate – A Necessity in the Post
COP 21 World: Daniel D. Domeracki, Vice President, Government and
Industry Relations, Schlumberger Limited
Sub-Surface Injection of Fluids and Induced Seismicity Best
Practices: Dr. Jeremy Boak – University of Oklahoma and State
Geologist of Oklahoma
Future Best Practices in the Deep Water Offshore: C. R. (Charlie)
Williams II, Executive Director, Center for Offshore Safety and Chief
Scientist – Well Engineering and Production Technology, Shell
Mitigating Methane Emissions: The Role of Science, Data
Transparency and Innovative Technology: David Lyon, Ph.D., Scientist,
Environmental Defense Fund, Austin, Texas
Building Social Acceptance and Trust at the Community and National
Levels: Alan J. Krupnick, Senior Fellow and Co-Director, Resources for
the Future, Center for Energy and Climate Economics,
Working Together, We Can Have the Energy We Need, the Economy We Want
and the Environment We Value: Susan Cunningham, Executive Vice President, Noble Energy