TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATIONS IN THE INDUSTRY: GAME CHANGERS
Panel Facilitator: C. Michael Ming, General Manager, GE Oil and Gas Technology Center, Okla. City.
When: Monday Afternoon
Discussion: Through the advent of unconventional drilling, challenging economics and constant innovation, the oil and gas industry is going through a profound transformation. The role of technical advancement is bold: work to develop and apply technology to better produce energy that powers the world, protects the planet, and improves lives. The goal is to deliver transformative solutions to industry’s toughest challenges. Where are the opportunities for newly applied technology? How does the digital revolution and big data/analytics advance the transformation? What are the cool things that are happening? The focus is on developing and accelerating technologies and processes that transform our energy system – making it better, smarter, faster, cleaner, safer, cheaper, and more efficient. This effort is aligned to support the needs and growth objectives of the oil & gas business, promising to make the industry not only more effective, but also more efficient and productive.
THE ECONOMIC FUTURE OF THE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY
Panel Facilitator: Steven C. Agee, Ph.D. Steve serves as Dean and Professor of Economics, Meinders School of Business, Oklahoma City University.
When: Tuesday Afternoon
Discussion: Dr. Agee will lead a panel in the discussion of the economic history, status and future of the oil and gas industry. Join us for a discussion on world and U.S. energy resources. What do we expect the demand to be? How will the mid-continent section be affected? What will happen to shale gas plays? Which plays hold the most promise? Is there a place for conventional drilling? What will be the role of alternative energy resources? What role will the Trump administration play? Come and bring your questions.