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Shale Gas, Unconventional Resources Focus of Energy Summit 2011

10/07/2011 10:24 AM

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana shale gas opportunities will be the topic of Energy Summit 2011, presented by the LSU Center for Energy Studies, Oct. 18, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., at the Dalton J. Woods Auditorium in the Energy, Coast & Environment Building at LSU.  The full-day conference will feature speakers representing companies active in developing the state’s unconventional oil and gas resources.

Michael Power, general manager for Chevron’s unconventional resources for drilling and completions, opens the morning sessions with an overview of international shale gas opportunities. Harry Livingstone, exploration manager for Southern New Ventures Group, will discuss the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale play in southern Mississippi and southeastern Louisiana.

After the mid-morning break, Energy Transfer Corporation’s Vice President for Government Affairs Greg Brazaitis will speak about transportation and infrastructure in the unconventional oil and gas industry. Pat Outtrim, Cheniere’s vice president for governmental and regulatory affairs, will discuss the leveraging of domestic shale gas production through exports.

The afternoon sessions include Kevin Swift, chief economist and managing director for the American Chemistry Council, who will address the nation’s shale gas and manufacturing renaissance, and Michael Hayes of Sasol Synfuels, who will discuss the promotion of unconventional gas for transportation fuels. Other sessions will cover shale sand production and Gulf of Mexico refining and long-term contracting for unconventional resources.

The pre-registration fee per individual is $70 for students, $110 for those in government and education and $135 for all others. Pre-registration ends Oct. 14 and is available online at

The onsite registration fee per individual is $85 for students, $135 for government and education and $160 for all others. The registration fee covers breakfast, a buffet lunch and reception. Attorneys can earn continuing legal education credits, and engineering professionals can earn professional development hours.

For more information, contact the Center for Energy Studies at 225-578-3948 or email

Communications Manager
Center for Energy Studies