32nd USAEE/IAEE North American Conference - December 3-5, 2008
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7:00am - 6:30pm • Outside Whitby Room - Lower Lobby

Energy Journal Board of Editors Meeting (BY INVITATION)

7:30am - 8:30am • Club Room I - Tower 1, 10th Floor

Continental Breakfast

7:30am - 8:30am • Fore Deck Room

Presider's Huddle

8:10am - 8:25am • Easter Island Room - Lower Lobby

Concurrent Sessions 15 - 20

8:30am - 10:15am

Coffee Break

10:15am - 10:45am • Discovery Ballroom Foyer

Dual Plenary Session: Unconventional Oil and Gas Development

10:45am - 12:15pm • Mid Deck Room

Unconventional resources - shale oil, shale gas, oil sands, etc. - have altered the international energy landscape in a relative short period of time.
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Kenneth B. Medlock III (Co-Presiding)
Senior Director, Center for Energy Studies, Baker Institute, Rice University

William Furlow (Co-Presiding)
Senior Manager Business Development and Planning, Society of Petroleum Engineers

Billy W. Harris
Sr. Petroleum Engineer, Wagner & Brown Ltd.
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Gurcan Gulen
Senior Energy Economist, Center for Energy Economics, Bureau of Economic Geology, University of Texas
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Benjamin Schlesinger
President, Benjamin Schlesinger & Assoc LLC
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Dual Plenary Session: Managing Resource Wealth

10:45am - 12:15pm • Aft Deck Room

The ways that governments manage resource revenues and distribute them among citizens can affect the size and structure of regional economies and change the distribution of income and wealth.

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Scott Goldsmith (Presiding)
Professor Emeritus, Economics, UAA Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage

Rögnvaldur Hannesson
Professor, Norwegian School of Economics
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Gregg Erickson
Co-Founder and Editor-at-Large, Alaska Budget Report
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Melville McMillan
Professor Emeritus and Fellow of the Institute of Public Economics, University of Alberta
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Awards Lunch

12:15pm - 2:00pm • Fore Deck Room and Whales Tail Restaurant

Tribute to Tony Finizza
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USAEE Senior Fellow Awards presented to Arnold B. Baker, Mark Finley and Gurcan Gulen

Mark J. Finley (Keynote Speaker)
General Manager, Global Energy Markets and U.S. Economics, BP
"2013 BP Statistical Review of World Energy"
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Concurrent Sessions 21 - 26

2:00pm - 3:30pm

Coffee Break

3:30pm - 4:00pm • Discovery Ballroom Foyer

Dual Plenary Session: Petroleum Fiscal Regimes

4:00pm - 5:30pm • Mid Deck Room

There are widely different goals and strategies between sovereign jurisdictions for collecting rents from petroleum production. And there are vastly different ways government take materializes, with variations in form and timing of take, and risk-sharing for price, geology, and costs.
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Roger Marks (Presiding)
Prinicipal, Roger Marks & Associates

Marianne Kah
Chief Economist, ConocoPhillips
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Irena Agalliu
Managing Director, IHS CERA
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Matthew Foss
Associate Branch Head, Economics and Markets, Department of Energy, Government of Alberta
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Dual Plenary Session: Industrial Energy Use and Efficiency

4:00pm - 5:30pm • Aft Deck Room

Industry plays a critical role in a region’s energy system and economy. Industrial production remains the main engine of economic output in most regions. The industrial sector is also a large consumer of energy.
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Leah Cuyno (Presiding)
Senior Economist, Northern Economics Inc

Skip A. Laitner
Principal and Independent Consultant, Economic and Human Dimensions Research Associates
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Karen Matthias
Managing Consultant, Council of Alaska Producers
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Jeff Rickert
Deputy Director, AFL-CIO Working for America Institute

USAEE General Membership Meeting

5:30pm - 6:00pm • Mid Deck Room

Reception: Alaska Native Heritage Center

6:30pm - 9:30pm • ANHC

Address: 8800 Heritage Center Drive, Anchorage, AK 99505

Light hors d’oeuvres and drinks served. Buses will begin loading at 6:00 pm at the hotel side entrance (I Street). Transportation will be provided to and from the Reception. There is plenty of parking at the ANHC should you wish to drive yourself. Note, you must bring your name badge as well as drink tickets with you to attend this event.
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and Monday's Program



7:00am - 2:00pm • Outside Whitby Room - Lower Lobby

Continental Breakfast

7:30am - 8:30am • Fore Deck Room

2014 NYC International Conference Planning Meeting

7:30am - 8:30am • Club Room II - Tower 1, 10th Floor

Presider's Huddle

8:10am - 8:25am • Easter Island Room - Lower Lobby

Dual Plenary Session: Developments in Electricity Generation and Distribution

8:30am - 10:00am • Mid Deck Room

Smart grids and appliances, technical and financial integration of alternative energy sources into existing power grids. Technology and regulation for isolated electricity systems.

David Newbery (Presiding)
President, IAEE and Director, EPRG, University of Cambridge
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G. Scott Samuelsen
Professor, Advanced Power and Energy Program, University of California-Irvine

Meera Kohler
President and CEO, Alaska Village Electric Cooperative
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David Newbery
President, IAEE and Director, EPRG, University of Cambridge

Dual Plenary Session: Arctic Transport: Technology and Opportunities

8:30am - 10:00am • Aft Deck Room

The melting sea ice in the Arctic Ocean increases the potential for marine transportation and resource development. Ice-breaking tankers, pipeline developments in the Artic, and Arctic LNG.

Douglas B. Reynolds (Presiding)
Professor of Economics, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Lawson Brigham
Distinguished Professor of Geography and Arctic Policy, University of Alaska Fairbanks
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Alex Iyerusalimskiy
Marine Engineering Lead, ConocoPhillips
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Patricia Cochran
Executive Director, Alaska Native Science Commission
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Coffee Break

10:00am - 10:30am • Discovery Ballroom Foyer

Concurrent Sessions 27 - 29

10:30am - 12:00n

Closing Plenary Session: The Interconnection Between Industry and Government

12:00n - 1:30pm • Mid Deck Room

Incentives, subsidies, regulation, publicly utility price regulation with limited buyers and sellers. Who should be responsible for infrastructure development to support resource projects?

Shirley J. Neff (Presiding)
Senior Advisor to the Administration, Energy Information Administration

Branko Terzic
Executive Director, Deloitte Center for Energy Solutions

Ethan Schutt
Senior Vice-President for Land and Energy, Cook Inlet Regional, Inc.

Michael E. Canes
Distinguished Fellow, Logistics Management Institute
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    Workshop: Methane Hydrates

1:45pm - 5:15pm • Fore Deck Room
Sponsored By: Rice University's Baker Institute Center for Energy Studies

The primary goal of the workshop is to inform engineers & energy economists, policy makers, legal practitioners, regulators and energy market analysts of some of the technical issues surrounding the development of gas resources in methane hydrates.

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Christopher A. Smith (Presiding)
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary and Acting Assistant Secretary, Fossil Energy, U.S. Department of Energy

Brian Anderson
NETL-RUA Faculty Fellow and GE Plastics Professor in Chemical Engineering, Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, West Virginia University

Ray Boswell
Technology Manager, Natural Gas Technology, U.S. Department of Energy
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USAEE/IAEE Headquarters
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