Oil & Gas in the 21st Century Conference

TU's College of Law hosts a two-day interdisciplinary conference, exploring the question of whether production and consumption of oil and gas will peak during the 21st century because of diminishing resources or competition from energy efficiency and other energy sources.

The conference is free and open to the public.

All events are hosted at Gilcrease Museum, 1400 North Gilcrease Museum Road, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74127.

For more information, please contact Barbette Veit at, or 918-631-5604.


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Thursday, April 7, 2016 | Gilcrease Museum

6:00 – 6:55 p.m.
Keynote Address
"Choices and Challenges: Delivering the World's Energy Needs"
Dr. David Lawrence, Chairman and CEO, Lawrence Energy Group (Houston, Texas)

Friday, April 8, 2016 | Gilcrease Museum

Morning Session: "Reserves and Supplies: To Peak or Not to Peak, That is the Question"

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast

9:00 – 9:35 a.m.
"Supplies and Reserves (Current, New)"
Dr. John Felmy, Former Chief Economist, American Petroleum Institute (Washington, D.C.)

9:40 – 10:10 a.m.
"Pricing Points Justifying New E&P"
Steve Taylor, Managing Director and Head of Investment Grade Energy Debt Capital Markets, Wells Fargo Securities (Charlotte, North Carolina)

10:10 – 10:25 a.m.

10:25 – 11:00 a.m.
"Advancing Technologies to Ensure Safe & Prudent Oil and Gas Development"
Albert B. Yost, Senior Technical Advisor for Oil and Gas, Technology Development and Integration Center, Department of Energy (Washington, D.C.)

11:00 – 11:35 a.m.
"Pipeline Transportation, Pipeline Transportation Supports, Mid-Stream Supports"
Andrew J. Black, President and CEO, Association of Oil Pipe Lines (Washington, D.C.)

11:35 – 11:50 a.m.
Audience Q&A Session

Lunch and Game-Changers Keynote Address
Sponsored by Baker & McKenzie

11:50 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.

12:05 – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch and Keynote Address
"An Insider's View of 21st Century Scenarios for Transitioning from Carbon-Based Energy Sources to Emerging Renewable Energy Sources"
Barry T. Smitherman, Partner, Energy Regulation, Vinson & Elkins LLP (Austin, Texas)

Afternoon Session: "Markets and Market Challenges: Demand and Inter-Technology Competition"

1:20 – 1:50 p.m.
"The Prospects for Reducing the Transportation Sector's Dependence on Fossil Fuels"
Amy Myers Jaffe, Executive Director of Energy and Sustainability, University of California, Davis (Davis, California)

1:50 – 2:25 p.m.
"Effects of Building Efficiency on Demand for Oil and Gas"
Donald Gilligan, President, National Association of Energy Services Companies (Washington, D.C).

2:25 – 2:30 p.m.

2:30 – 3:10 p.m.
"Dynamic Forecasting of the Electric Power Industry's Demand for Fossil Fuels"
Karl R. Bletzacker, Director, Fundamental Analysis, American Electric Power Company (Columbus, Ohio)

3:10 – 3:25 p.m.
Audience Q&A Session


TU Law offers CLE credit for members of the legal community at no cost:

Thursday, April 7, Keynote: 1 hour
Friday, April 8, morning session: 1.5 hours
Friday, April 8, afternoon session: 1.5 hours

Friday, April 8, 2016 at 8:30am to 3:10pm

Gilcrease Museum
1400 North Gilcrease Museum Road, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74127-2100

Event Type

Conference/Convention, Featured


General Public, Faculty, Staff, Students, Alumni


College of Arts and Sciences, Economics, College of Business, Energy Management, College of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Petroleum Engineering, College of Law





Free and Open to the Public

Contact Name

Barbette Veit

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