Events - Oil and Gas

Date and Time
Friday, October 25, 2019 - 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
Location
The Generator (Gross Hall 100C)

Oil on the Edge: Our Growing Dependence on Deepwater Petroleum

How and why does the petroleum industry extract oil and gas from deepwater (beyond 1,300-foot depths)? And how long will it last?  During 2007-2012, 50 percent of the 170 billion barrels of global conventional oil (and gas equivalent) discovered by industry was in deepwater. Global output from these depths is projected to double by 2030, to 14 million barrels/day. This presentation will explain the history of petroleum extraction beyond the edge of the continental shelf and discuss its implications for the future of energy.

Date and Time
Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Location
Aspen Institute Headquarters
2300 N Street NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20037

Dialogue on Energy Governance

The Aspen Institute in partnership with the Cynthia & George Mitchell Foundation and Alfred P. Sloan Foundation will hold a breakfast roundtable on September 19 in Washington, DC, to formally launch the report Principled Governance of Shale Resources.

Date and Time
Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Location
BOOK TALK: Ahmadieh Family Grand Hall, Gross Hall 330; ENERGY MIX: Energy Hub, Gross Hall first-floor lobby

The Fracking Debate: The Risks, Benefits, and Uncertainties of the Shale Revolution

Daniel Raimi, a 2012 graduate of Duke’s Sanford School of Public Policy and former research associate with the Duke University Energy Initiative, will speak about his new book The Fracking Debate: The Risks, Benefits, and Uncertainties of the Shale Revolution from 4-5 p.m. ET on January 25. 

Date and Time
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Location
McKimmon Conference and Training Center, Room 7, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

Natural Gas Infrastructure

As a panelist at North Carolina's 2015 State Energy Conference, Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions State Policy Program director Amy Pickle will discuss natural gas infrastructure including the status of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline as discussed from the two major U.S. energy companies' perspectives. During the session, Pickle and other panelists will also provide insights on hydraulic fracturing and the state’s plan for natural gas processing and treatment options.

Date and Time
Monday, March 2, 2015 - 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location
LSRC A158

Spring 2015 Seminar Series: Kate Neville

Trust—a relational, conditional, action-inducing judgment—has become central to the controversies over shale resources and hydraulic fracturing. The lack of it poses a problem for companies intending to access land, acquire operations permits, build infrastructure, and, ultimately, participate in the energy commodity chain.

Date and Time
Friday, February 14, 2014 - 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Location
LSRC A158

Spring 2014 Seminar Series: Susan Christopherson (CANCELLED)

*This event is cancelled. It will be rescheduled for the fall.

Susan Christopherson of Cornell University will present a talk titled "Shale Gas and Oil Industrialization: How U.S. Communities Assess the Risks and Costs" at Duke University Feb. 14.

Date and Time
Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Location
LSRC A158

Drilling, Environment and Economics Network (DEEN) Lunch Seminar Series

The Duke Energy Initiative will sponsor a discussion about North Carolina shale gas politics, processes, and likely outcomes with Amy Pickle, a member of the North Carolina Mining Commission and Director of the State Policy Program at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Solutions. The talk will explore why a state with extremely small shale play has launched an intensive effort to write "gold-standard" shale regulations.