UH Energy Symposium Focuses on Drilling in the Arctic

Speakers Include Representatives from Industry, Environmental Groups

The University of Houston’s 2015-16 Energy Symposium Series: Critical Issues in Energy opens Thursday, Sept. 24, with a discussion on Arctic drilling.

The session, presented by ExxonMobil, begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Houston Room at the University of Houston Student Center South.

Speakers include:

  • Jed Hamilton, senior Arctic consultant for Exxon Mobil Upstream Research Company.
  • Kevin Harun, Arctic Program Director at Pacific Environment.
  • Bob Reiss, a writer whose nonfiction works focus on the opening of the Arctic and the battle over offshore    oil, climate change and extreme weather.
  • Peter Van Tuyn, an environmental and natural resource lawyer based in Anchorage.

Richard Haut, program director for energy production at the Houston Advanced Research Center, will serve as moderator.

The symposium series draws speakers from around the country to address some of the most pressing energy issues globally. The presentation will be followed by a question and answer period.

WHAT:                            Arctic Drilling: Untapped Opportunity or Risky Business? First event for the 2015-16

                                        UH Energy Symposium Series: Critical Issues in Energy.

 WHEN:                            5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24.

 WHERE:                          Houston Room, UH Student Center South. Parking available in the Welcome Center

                                          Garage. See map here.

 REGISTER:                      http://www.uh.edu/uh-energy/

 MEDIA CONTACT:          Jeannie Kever, 713-743-0778, m-713-504-3769. jekever@uh.edu