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Webinar — Resource Frontiers: Marine Minerals Opportunities and Considerations

Webinar — Resource Frontiers: Marine Minerals Opportunities and Considerations

Seabed mining affords one of the more interesting greenfield opportunities for extracting essential and critical minerals and elements to meet a growing list of demands, and many in the Houston area are watching developments closely. At this initial event on marine minerals opportunities, the Center for Energy StudiesEnergy, Minerals & Materials Program (EMM)  hosted a public armchair discussion with Theo Yameogo, EY Americas Mining & Metals leader and EY Canada National Mining & Metals co-leader. Yameogo’s discussion included highlights of developments related to marine minerals and the many challenges and the overall context of mining and minerals processing in the Americas and around the globe.

These issues and more were explored and expanded upon at an invitation-only EMM roundtable that preceded the public event. Yameogo was joined at the private roundtable by Hans Smit, CEO of Ocean Minerals; David Keddington, global supply chain vice president of Transocean Ltd.; Dieter Beike, economic and commercial advisor; Cin-Ty Lee, Baker Institute Rice Faculty Scholar; and Rachel Meidl, Baker Institute fellow in energy & environment. The EMM private roundtable and Baker Institute webinar were chaired by Michelle Michot Foss, fellow in energy, minerals and materials.

EMM roundtables bring together our CES Energy Forum member executives with invited academics, policymakers, and energy, minerals, and materials experts who meet regularly to discuss key policy issues and developments. Our past roundtables have included senior U.S. government officials, senior members of international governments, mining industry representatives, finance and trading analysts and university-based experts. Please contact Melissa Vossler at for more information on EMM roundtables.

For more information on CES Energy Forum membership and support of the EMM program, please contact the Center for Energy Studies’ director of development, Christene Kimmel, at

This event was sponsored by the Center for Energy Studies. Follow @CES_Baker_Inst on Twitter and join the conversation online with #BakerEnergy




11:00 a.m. — Presentation
11:30 a.m. — Q&A


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Featured Speaker

Theo Yameogo, Ph.D., is the EY Americas Mining & Metals leader and EY Canada National Mining & Metals co-leader. His focus is on enabling and fostering business transformation and technology innovation across the industry to support core business excellence and enterprise growth. Prior to EY, Theo was the vice president of digital innovation at Dundee Precious Metals, where he helped the company on its digital transformation journey. Yameogo worked at mining operations in Saskatchewan, Quebec and New Brunswick before embracing engineering and business consulting. ​Since 2012, he has been involved with many mining companies for various transformation initiatives in Canada and abroad, from core business leadership to advanced digital innovation. Yamageo holds an MBA with distinction from the University of Oxford and a Ph.D. in rock mechanics from École Polytechnique in Montreal. He is fluent in English and French.




Fri, June 11, 2021
11 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central


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