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Revolutions in Energy? The Roles of Markets, Technology and Policy

For the second consecutive year, the Baker Institute Center for Energy Studies and Baker Botts L.L.P. co-hosted their annual energy summit. This year’s event provided a forum for key market players and decision-makers to discuss the future of the dynamic energy industry, ranging from oil and gas to electricity, renewables and technology.

The summit featured more than a dozen speakers from the oil, gas and power industries, including prominent corporate leaders and energy industry experts from finance, investment and law. The program included panels, keynote speeches and an armchair session that addressed revolutions in energy and how economics, policy and technology are driving change across all energy markets.

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Session 4 

This event was part of the 25th anniversary commemorative programs featuring the centers and research of Rice University’s Baker Institute.

 

 

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Agenda 

7:30 am

 

 

Breakfast and Registration

8:00 am

   

Introduction by Program Chairmen

Kenneth B. Medlock III, Ph.D.
James A. Baker, III, and Susan G. Baker Fellow in Energy and Resource Economics and Senior Director, Center for Energy Studies, Baker Institute

Steven R. Miles
Partner, Baker Botts

 8:10 am

 

 

Opening Remarks

The Honorable Edward P. Djerejian
Director, Baker Institute

Andrew M. Baker
Managing Partner, Baker Botts

8:30 am    

Opening Keynote Address

John Gibson
Chairman, Energy Technology, Tudor, Pickering, Holt, & Co.

9:00 am    

Panel — Energy Transitions: The Future of Electric Power

William J. "John" Berger
CEO, Sunnova Energy Corporation

Emily Sanford Fisher
Vice President, Law & Corporate Secretary, Edison Electric Institute

Jim Steffes
Executive Vice President of Corporate Affairs, Direct Energy

John Zahurancik
Chief Operating Officer, Fluence Energy

Moderated by: Megan H. Berge, Partner, Baker Botts

10:15 am    

Morning break

10:30 am    

Morning Keynote Address

Scott Nyquist
Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company

11:00 am

 

 

Panel — The Evolving International Natural Gas Landscape

Keynote: Jack A. Fusco, President and CEO, Cheniere Energy

Panelists
Kenneth B. Medlock III, Ph.D.
James A. Baker, III, and Susan G. Baker Fellow in Energy and Resource Economics and Senior Director, Center for Energy Studies, Baker Institute

Alan Townsend
Senior Industry Specialist, International Finance Corporation

Carlos Wheelock
LNG Americas, Vitol

Moderated by: Steven R. Miles, Partner, Baker Botts

12:15 pm

    Lunch break

1:30 pm

 

 

Lunch Keynote Address

The Honorable James A. Baker, III
Honorary Chair, Baker Institute, and Partner, Baker Botts

2:00 pm

 

 

Panel — The Permian Basin — Globally Important, Regionally Challenged and Technologically Opportunistic: A Microcosm of What’s to Come?

(Click here to view slides of the presentation.)

Gabriel Collins
Baker Botts Fellow in Energy & Environmental Regulatory Affairs, Center for Energy Studies, Baker Institute

John England
Partner, Oil & Gas, Deloitte & Touche LLP

Joseph C. Gatto Jr. 
President, CEO and Director, Callon Petroleum

Amir Gerges
General Manager for Permian, Shell

Moderated by: James H. Barkley, Partner, Baker Botts

3:30 pm

    Afternoon break

3:45 pm

 

 

Arm Chair Conversation — Financing the Energy Future

Gabriel Alonso
Executive Chairman, ConnectGen LLC

Chris G. Carter
Managing Partner, NGP Energy Capital

Roberto Simon
Managing Director and Head of Natural Resources and Infrastructure for the Americas, Société Générale

Moderated by: Martin Toulouse, Partner, Baker Botts

4:45 pm    

Concluding Remarks

Kenneth B. Medlock III, Ph.D.
James A. Baker, III, and Susan G. Baker Fellow in Energy and Resource Economics and Senior Director, Center for Energy Studies, Baker Institute

5:00 pm    

Reception

 

When?

Thu, Oct. 11, 2018
7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

Where?

James A. Baker III Hall, Rice University
Rice University's Baker Institute
Houston, TX 77005

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