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Van Tuyl Distinguished Lecture: Ezra Yacob, EOG Resources
September 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Ezra Yacob, EOG Resources
Berthoud 241, 4PM, Thursday, September 22, 2022
Unconventional Approaches for Unconventional Times – The Geologist’s Role in the Future of Energy
Abstract: Economic progress, industrialization, and urbanization – events that propel both developed and undeveloped countries to a higher degree of electrification and energy efficiency – require access to energy dense, easily transportable fuel such as oil and natural gas. The world also requires cleaner, lower-carbon energy that is affordable and reliable. Affordable, reliable energy and lower carbon energy aren’t mutually exclusive. To meet the growing energy demands of a growing population, the long-term energy solution will require a worldwide portfolio of diverse energy solutions including supplies of low cost, lower emissions, oil and natural gas.
The next generation of energy professionals will likely need to discover and produce between 130 billion and 270 billion barrels of oil over the course of their career. Companies that invest in innovative approaches to exploration will remain part of the long-term sustainable energy solution. EOG Resources is one of those companies. From our start mapping the Barnett Shale in the early 2000’s, to discovering, setting aside, and rediscovering the Austin Chalk in South Texas, to potentially huge, untapped, unconventional international prospects, we believe there are boundless opportunities for petroleum geologists to contribute to the long-term energy solution in the oil and gas industry. Next generation prospectors will need to take innovative approaches, from combining multidisciplinary datasets to reinterpreting dogmatic views of bypassed pay, in order to contribute to the growing energy needs of a growing global population.
This discussion will highlight the need for future oil and gas explorationists, the innovative approach required to unlock future reserves, and highlight three such prospects spearheaded at EOG Resources.
This lecture is scheduled in a F2F format.
The Van Tuyl lectures are scheduled at 4-5pm in BE 241, and after the lecture there will be a get-together from 5-6pm in BE 243 with appetizers and drinks.