Events - Oil and Gas
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.
2300 N Street NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20037
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.
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.
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.
*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.
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.