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Energy Summit 2009
Energy Market Challenges and Opportunities


The agenda is a work in progress. As more information becomes available it will be posted here.

9:00- 9:15 Welcome and Conference Overview
Allan Pulsipher, Executive Director, LSU Center for Energy Studies
9:15-10:00 Opportunities from Natural Gas Production
Porter Bennett, Founder & President, Bentek Energy
10:00-10:40 New Policy Challenges for Domestic Production
Sara Banaszak, Senior Economist, American Petroleum Institute
10:40-11:00 BREAK
11:00-11:40 Natural Gas Hydrates
Dan McConnell, AOA Geophysics
11:40-12:15 Changing Regional Midstream and Transportation Developments
Terrance L. McGill, President, Enbridge Energy Company, Inc
12:15-1:30 LUNCH BREAK
1:30-2:15 Changes in Electricity Demand
George Given,Woods MacKenzie
2:15-3:00 Small Nuclear Power
Michael E. Shepherd, VP - Business Development, Babcock & Wilcox Modular Nuclear Energy
3:00-3:30 BREAK
3:30-4:15 Workforce Development Challenges in the Oil and Gas Business
Lloyd Heinze, Chair, Dept. of Petroleum Engineering, Texas Tech University
4:15-5:00 Speculation in Oil Markets
Ken B. Medlock, III, Fellow in Energy and Resource Economics, James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy
5:00-6:00 RECEPTION