Agenda 2012

Agenda 20122016-04-11T16:38:21+00:00

The 2012 Natural Gas Symposium took place over three days at the Colorado State University Lory Student Center.

Monday, October 1, 2012: Pre-Symposium Day

Focus: How we currently produce natural gas

7:00 – 10:00am

Registration Opens and Hot Breakfast Buffett served in main ballroom until 10:00am

8:00  –  8:10am

Welcoming Remarks
Presented by: Rick Miranda, Provost & Executive Vice President

8:10  –  8:55am

Natural Gas 101 –Session #1:  “Geology of natural gas”

Presented by: Sally Sutton, Department of Geosciences

9:00  –  9:45am
Natural Gas 101 – Session #2:  “Drilling and completion”
Presented by: Tom Sale, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

9:45  –  10:00am Networking/Break

10:00  –  10:50am
Natural Gas 101 – Session #3: “Processing, transport & distribution”

Presented by: Scott Neil, DCP Midstream

11:00  –  12:00pm

Natural Gas 101 – Session #4: “Air and Greenhouse gasses”

Presented by: Allen Robinson, Department of Mechanical Engineering

12:00 – 1:00

Student & Industry career panel session (Room 228)

As part of CSU’s commitment to creating a premier 2012 Natural Gas Symposium, the Career Center at Colorado State University is proud to host the Career Panel Forum. The Career Panel Forum is specifically designed to educate and inform students of the complex issues surrounding oil and natural gas. Students will learn about job and career opportunities directly in oil and natural gas as well as opportunities in other supporting industries. There will also be information provided about natural gas-related curriculum being offered at CSU. The hour-long session will present panelists representing industry, environmental, and academic perspectives of natural gas issues and careers. Students from all disciplines of study are invited and are eligible to receive a certificate of completion for attending.

12:00  –  12:45pm Lunch, network, exhibit

12:45 – 1:00pm

Introduction of keynote speaker
Presented by: Joyce Berry, Dean of Warner College of Natural Resources

1:00  –  1:50pm
Lunch Keynote – “The Energy Outlook and Natural Gas”
Presented by: Rob Gardner, Exxon Mobil

2:00  –  2:50pm

Natural Gas 101 – Session #5: “The role of water”

Presented by: Ken Carlson, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

3:00  –  4:00pm

Natural Gas 101 – Session #6: “Community impact” (panel)
Moderator: Michele Betsill, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science

  • Cecil Gutierrez, Mayor, City of Loveland
  • Randy Mirowski, Chief, Poudre Fire Authority
  • Chris Castilian, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation

4:00  –  4:15pm Networking/break

4:15  –  5:15pm

Natural Gas 101 – Session #7: “Natural Gas and how it interfaces in the world” (panel)
Moderator: Bill Ritter, Director, Center for the New Energy Economy

  • Bryan Willson, ARPA-e
  • David Eves, Xcel Energy
  • David Hill, Encana

5:15  –  5:20pm

Wrap up
Presented by: Bryan Willson, Department of Mechanical Engineering

5:30  –  7:30pm

Reception at CSU Engines Lab (Map)

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Focus: Why we need natural gas; what are the current challenges and uses; what are the international implications.

7:00  –  10:00am

Registration Opens and Hot Breakfast Buffett

8:00  –   8:10am

Welcoming remarks, introduction of Vickie Patton

Presented by: Bill Ritter, Director, Center for the New Energy Economy

8:10  –  8:50am
Breakfast Keynote: Perspective from the environmental community
Presented by: Vickie Patton, Environmental Defense Fund
Sponsored by Western Resource Advocates

9:00  –  10:00am

Panel #1:  Perspective from the environmental community

Moderator: Gene Kelly, Associate Director for Research and Development, School of Global Environmental Sustainability

  •  John Sanderson, The Nature Conservancy
  • Gary Graham, Western Resource Advocates
  • Thomas Borch, Department of Soil and Crop Sciences

10:00  –  10:30am Networking/Exhibits

10:30  –  10:45am

CSU research and Technologies, Introduce Governor Hickenlooper
Presented by: Rick Miranda, Provost & Executive Vice President
Sponsored by Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.

10:45 – 11:30am

Colorado Perspective

Presented by: Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper

11:30 – 12:15pm Break/Networking

12:15 – 12:30pm

CSU’s Role, Introduction of Keynote
Presented by: CSU President Tony Frank

12:30  –  1:30pm

Lunch Keynote/Q&A: Perspective from Government
Presented by: David Hayes, Secretary Salizar’s Deputy Secretary
Sponsored by Ward Petroleum Corporation

1:30  –  2:00pm Networking/Break

2:00  –   3:00pm

Panel #2:  Perspective from Government Regulations

Moderator: Karin Sheldon, CEO of Western Resource Advocates

  • Jim Martin, EPA
  • Robert Randall, Colorado Department of Natural Resources
  • Ken Komoroski, Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.

3:00  –   3:30pm Break/Networking

3:30  –  3:35pm

Introduction of Keynote speaker
Presented by: Bryan Willson, Department of Mechanical Engineering

3:35  –  4:20pm

Afternoon Keynote/Q&A: Natural Gas Industry Perspectives
Presented by David McCurdy, CEO of American Gas Association

4:30  –  5:30pm

Panel #3: Industry perspective

Moderator: Bill Ritter, Director, Center for the New Energy Economy
Sponsored by WPX Energy

  • Tisha Conoly Schuller, CEO of Colorado Oil and Gas Association
  • Fred Julander, Julander Energy Company
  • Alan Harrison, WPX Energy

David Todd, Vice President of Production, South Shell Exploration & Production Upstream Americas

5:30  –  5:45pm

Closing remarks

Presented by: Bill Ritter, Director, Center for the New Energy Economy

5:45  –  7:00pm

Reception for all participants (in ballroom)

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Focus: What are the responsible environmentally sound solutions (CSU solutions, CSU research going on, new uses, innovative and emerging technology).
7:00  –  10:00am

Registration Opens and Hot Breakfast Buffett

8:00  – 8:05am

Welcoming Remarks & Introduction of Keynote Speaker
Presented by: Diana Wall, School of Global Environmental Sustainability
8:05  – 8:30am

Breakfast Keynote: Reclamation in the Western United States

Presented by: Peter Stahl, University of Wyoming Reclamation & Restoration
8:30  – 9:30am

Panel #1: Issues surrounding land reclamation and habitat protection
Moderator:  Mark Paschke, Research Associate Dean, Warner College of Natural Resources

  • Ken Carlson, Habitat Management
  • Gary Austin, BP

9:30  – 9:45am
Break/Networking

9:45  – 11:45am

Panel #2: Showcase solutions and projects

Moderated by Tim Reeser, CENERGY
Seven groups will each give a 15 minute presentation

11:45  – 12:00pm Networking/Break
11:55  – 12:00pm

Introduction of keynote lunch panel

Presented by Bill Ritter, Director, Center for the New Energy Economy

12:00  – 1:00pm

Lunch Keynote Panel:  Successful Collaborations: Doing Energy Right

Moderated by Jeni Cross, Department of Sociology, CSU

  • Sarah Teslik, Apache Energy
  • Barbara Wickman, Southern Ute Growth Fund

Tim Harrington, N. America Gas President, BP

1:00  – 1:15pm

Wrap up and explanation of breakout sessions

Presented by Ken Carlson, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, CSU
1:15  – 1:30pm Choosing networking/ discussion groups
1:30  – 3:30pm

Visioning Afternoon with Working Group #1

Four topics for participants to choose from

  • Topic #1: Air (LSC Ballroom West)
Facilitator: Allen Robinson, Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Topic #2: Community Interface (Room 230)
Facilitator: Jeni Cross, Department of Sociology
  • Topic #3: Water (Room 228)
Facilitator: Ken Carlson, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Topic #4: Policy and Social License to Operate (LSC Ballroom East)
Facilitator: Bill Ritter, Director, Center for the New Energy Economy

3:30pm
Wrap up & adjourn 2012 Natural Gas Symposium