Tight Oil: Possibilities, Challenges, and Policy Implications

16th Annual Washington Energy Policy Conference
  • Tuesday, Apr 3, 2012
  • 8:30 - 9:00 am    Registration / Coffee

    9:00 - 9:05 am    Introduction/Welcome
    Neelesh Nerurkar, Energy Specialist, Congressional Research Service; President, NCAC-USAEE

    9:05 - 9:15 am    Opening Remarks
    Frank Verrastro, Senior VP and Director, Energy & National Security Program, CSIS
    9:15 - 10:45 am    The Tight Oil Revolution:  Technology Advances, Resource Size and Location of Plays
    Moderator:    Michael Schaal, Director, Office of Petroleum, Natural Gas, and Biofuels Analysis, Energy Information Administration
    Tyler Van Leeuwen, Project Manager, Advanced Resources International
    Hill Vaden, Senior Analyst, U.S. Upstream Research, Wood McKenzie

    10:45 - 11:00 am    Coffee / Networking

    11:00 am – 12:30 pm    Infrastructure Challenges – Transportation, Refining, and Natural Gas Processing Needs
    Moderator:    Ben Schlesinger, President, Ben Schlesinger Associates
    Matt Marshall, Manager, Energy Analysis, Bentek Energy
    Sarah Emerson, President, Energy Security Analysis Incorporated
    Don Santa, President & CEO, Interstate Natural Gas Association of America

    12:30 - 2:00 pm    Buffet Luncheon:  The Promise of Energy Independence:  Challenges and Myths
    Timothy Dove, President & COO, Pioneer Natural Resources
    2:00 - 3:30 pm    Economic, Political and Environmental Issues
    Moderator:    Peter Rosenthal, Vice President Strategies & Fundamentals, Constellation Energy
    Lou Pugliaresi, President, Energy Policy Research Foundation
    Ivan Sandrea, President, Energy Intelligence Group
    Yusuke Kuwayama, Fellow, Resources for the Future
    3:30-4:00 pm    Wrap-up – Policy Implications
    Jason Bordoff, Associate Director for Energy and Climate Change, White House Council on Environmental Quality
    Don Paul, Executive Director, University of Southern California (USC) Energy Institute, and William M. Keck Chair in Energy Resources






B1 Conference Center
Center for Strategic and International Studies
1800 K Street, NW
Washington DC, 20006

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