The Energy Management Program attended the 2017 Winter NAPE expo in Houston for the 4th year. A group of 4 students from the program joined EMP staff for the 2-day event. The students were given the opportunity to network with industry professionals, attend presentations, and learn about opportunities within the industry. Given the broad spectrum of attendees at NAPE, EMP students were able to interface with individuals in their desired sector within energy- ranging from service providers to midstream companies, governmental organizations, and beyond. The students truly enjoyed the event and appreciated the opportunity to have 1-on-1 time with professionals in the energy industry. As a result of EMP supporting networking events such as this, several students from the 2016 cohort secured internships for 2016-2017.
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ABOUT THE EVENT
The centerpiece of our programming this year was the Second Annual KBH Center Symposium, which took place on February 10, 2017. The title of the symposium was “The Future of the Oil and Gas Industry: Peak Oil or Peak Demand – What’s the Horizon?” and featured some of the nation’s leaders in the oil and gas sector. Energy experts Congressman Joe Barton and API President and CEO Jack Gerard gave the keynote addresses, Barry Smitherman (Former Chairman of the Railroad Commission of Texas) gave a presentation on the implications for Texas of the New Trump Administration’s Energy Agenda, and industry leaders Scott Sheffield (Pioneer), David Baldwin (SCF Partners), Tom Petrie (Petrie Partners), and Sir Simon Mayall (Greenhill) also spoke. The oil and gas industry is grappling with external factors – lower commodity prices attributable to abundant new supplies of gas and oil, coupled with slowed economic growth in China and elsewhere – that are putting pressure on the industry’s traditional business model. In addition, the energy industry itself is changing as a result of improved drilling technologies, the viability of alternative energy sources, and global pressure to reduce carbon emissions. The industry experts at this conference discussed these factors and others, as well as their perspectives on the likely impacts of the new President’s energy policy on the industry. Over 250 people attended the event.
About UT Energy Week 2017
The KBH Center Symposium was part of UT Energy Week (February 7-10, 2017). Attended by nearly 1,000 people in 2017, UT Energy Week is a week-long Energy Week of events sponsored by numerous academic departments and student organizations across campus. Learn about UT Energy Week 2017.
Congressman Joe Barton
Barry Smitherman, Former Chairman of the Railroad Commission of Texas
Mark Finley, General Manager, Global Energy Markets & US Economics, BP America Inc.
Scott Sheffield, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Pioneer Natural Resources Company
David Baldwin, Co-President, SCF Partners
Tom Petrie, Chairman, Petrie Partners, LLC
Jack Gerard, President and CEO, American Petroleum Institute
Sir Simon Mayall, Senior Advisor, Greenhill & Co. International LLP
Gabriel Alonso, Chief Executive Officer, EDP Renewables North America
Jon Olson, Department Chair and Professor, Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin
2017 KBH CENTER-TJOGEL ENERGY BANQUET
On February 9, 2017, the KBH Center, in collaboration with TJOGEL (the Texas Journal of Oil, Gas and Energy Law) held a banquet to honor U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (UT, B.A. in Civil Engineering, 1975) and Ms. Sylvia Kerrigan (UT, J.D., 1991). The KBH Center presented Secretary Tillerson with the 2017 KBH Center Award for Outstanding Leadership in Energy. TJOGEL presented Ms. Kerrigan with the 2017 Ernest Smith Lifetime Achievement Award. Ms. Kerrigan also serves on the Executive Council of the KBH Center. Over dinner, more than 350 guests listened to University Leadership, including Dr. Dan Jaffee, Vice President for Research, and Ward Farnsworth, Dean of the School of Law, discuss the current state of energy research at The University of Texas at Austin – the premier energy university in Texas, the U.S., and the world. Download a PDF of the banquet program.
Joseph C. Dilg
Sylvia and Matt Kerrigan
Ashley and Rad Weaver
In addition to moderating the panel on allocation and psa wells at the 12th Annual TJOGEL Symposium last week, Professor Anderson co-taught seminars on negotiating contracts in the international petroleum sector and on the differences between domestic and international petroleum law and contracting on February 14th at NAPE in Houston.
He will also attend the annual meeting of the Board of Editors of the Oil and Gas Reporter on February 16th and attend the Institute for Energy Law’s 68th Annual Oil & Gas Conference on February 16th-17th in Houston.
On February 6, 2017, the State Bar of Texas Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Section awarded a $1,000 scholarship to J.D. candidate Sarah Brown. The Section awards a scholarship to the highest-grade student in each basic Oil, Gas & Energy Law class at each of the accredited law schools in Texas. Ms. Brown earned the highest grade in Professor Ernest Smith’s Fall 2016 Energy Law course.
Ms. Brown is a third-year law student at the University of Texas School of Law. She looks forward to a litigation practice at a national law firm upon graduation from law school. She is passionate about her studies and enjoys applying lessons learned in the classroom to real-world experience. Ms. Brown is a Dean’s Scholarship recipient, a Texas Journal of Oil, Gas, and Energy Law Staff Editor, as well as Texas Business Law Director of Development. Last summer, she was a Summer Associate at Vinson & Elkins LLP.
The Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Section of the State Bar of Texas is dedicated to promoting excellence in the practice of oil, gas and energy resources law by (1) monitoring legal developments, (2) providing education, (3) encouraging and facilitating practice in the area and (4) promoting ethics and professionalism; in each case coordinating as appropriate with similar professional organizations.
The KBH Center proudly congratulates Advisory Council member and Haynes and Boone Partner Diana Liebmann (J.D. ’96) for being named a recipient of the 2016 Women in Energy award by Texas Lawyer. The honorees are selected for their work and achievements in the area of energy law and were recognized in the December issue of Texas Lawyer magazine.
Student Scholarship Program
Created in 2009, the AIPN Scholarship Program awards well-qualified students in financial need who possess the potential to make a significant contribution to the field of international oil and gas negotiations. Up to 16 scholarships are awarded annually in honor of long-time member and contributor Gordon Barrows. Each scholarship is in the amount of $5,000, split $2,500 for each semester, and paid directly to the winner’s university. Scholarship applications are reviewed annually by committee.
Agostinho Neto University (Angola)
Colorado School of Mines
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Queen Mary University of London
Rio de Janeiro State University
Robert Gordon University
Southern Methodist University
Texas A&M University
Texas Southern University
The IFP School (France)
Texas Tech University
University of Alberta
University of Bonn
University of Calgary
University of Dundee
University of Eastern Finland
University of Houston Law Center
University of Lagos
University of Marmara
University of Oklahoma
University of Texas at Austin
University of Tokyo, School of Law
University of Tulsa
University of Western Australia
- Potential to make a significant contribution to the field of international oil and gas negotiations
- Academic ability
- Leadership and negotiation ability
- Year in school
- Financial need
2017 Scholarship Program
Deadline to apply: April 28, 2017
Winners Announced: On or around June 5, 2017
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