I’m speaking at a rather exotic location, to me, next week at an IGEM conference in Durham UK.
This presents an opportunity to look at things from a UK -centric perspective and I’ll have to point out at a far lower delegate rate than the usual conferences on the international Shale circuit. Reading the agenda, it strikes me I know everyone on it with the exception of Dr Curtis-Thomas and I hope we can aslo see some new friends and old readers there too.
Institution of Gas Engineers & Managers and Durham University Shale gas conference programme Wednesday 28th March 2012, Durham University
9.15am Registration and refreshments
10am Dr Claire Curtis-Thomas, Chief Executive Officer, Institution of Gas Engineers & Managers (IGEM), Welcome and introduction to IGEM Shale gas report
10.45am Toni Harvey, Senior Geoscientist, Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), UK shale gas licensing, exploration and development: DECC policy
11.15am Dr Tony Grayling, Head of Climate Change and Communities, Environment Agency, Managing the environmental risks from shale gas exploitation
11.45am Prof. Richard Selley, Royal School of Mines, Imperial College London, UK shale gas exploration: the story so far
12.15pm Question and answer session 12.30pm Lunch and networking
1.30pm Graham Dean, Managing Director, Reach Coal Seam Gas Ltd, Coal bed methane and shale gas outlook in the UK
2pm Huw Clarke, Exploration Geologist, Cuadrilla Resources Ltd, UK Shale Gas Exploration and Monitoring Solutions
2.30pm John Baldwin, Managing Director, CNG Services Ltd, Can natural gas replace oil dependence in UK transport?
3pm Refreshments and networking
3.15pm Nick Grealy, Publisher, No Hot Air, Perceptions vs reality of shale gas public acceptance
3.45pm Question and answer session
4.15pm IGEM Shale gas video presentation
5pm Event close