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Texas Industrial Energy Management Forum & May 2015 Monthly Dinner Meeting

Thursday, May 7, 2015, 3:30pm MDT
In-Person / Local
Houston, TX
United States




Brady’s Landing (8505 Cypress Street Houston, TX 77012)


Christine Ehlig-Economides, Professor, William C. Miller Chair honoring Charles V. Fitzpatrick, University of Houston


  • 3:30PM - 4:00PM Forum Registration and Visit with Exhibitors
  • 4:00PM - 6:00PM Energy Management Forum
  • 6:00PM - 7:00PM Networking and Exhibition
  • 7:00PM - 8:00PM Dinner
  • 8:00PM - 9:30PM Dinner Presentation/Speaker

Registration Details: Registration for the forum and dinner are separate. To register for the forum please visit http://texasiof.ceer.utexas.edu/tiof/indmngmt050715.asp. To register for the dinner please see below.

Texas Industrial Energy Management Forum

To register, go to http://texasiof.ceer.utexas.edu/tiof/indmngmt050715.asp

Over the last 10 years, operating companies have developed systems for measuring, analyzing and reporting on their energy performance. This is not a simple process for a company which has a changing product mix which varies over time and in energy intensity. As companies hone their systems, what have they learned? How are the results used by organizations? And is the introduction of ISO 50001 making a difference in the metrics used by manufacturing organizations?

Panelists will provide a 20 minute presentation on the use of energy performance metrics followed by a panel discussion and Q&A from the audience.

Forum Moderator

Frank Roberto, ExxonMobil Chemical Chair, Texas IOF Chemicals and Refining Advisory Committee


Rethinking Energy Performance Indicators, Joe Almaguer, The DOW Chemical Co.


John Gunter, Global Energy and Oil Loss Advisor, ExxonMobil Refining & Supply Company

Finding the Right Pieces:

  • Formulating and Implementing Effective Performance Indicators, Don Nelson, Corporate Energy Manager, Albermarle Corporation
  • Energy Performance Indicators: An Auditor’s Perspective, Larry Boyd, Boyd and Associates

Questions & Answers to the Panel


There is no cost for attending the Energy Forum; however, pre-registration is requested so that we can provide adequate facilities.

To register, go to http://texasiof.ceer.utexas.edu/tiof/indmngmt050715.asp


If you are interested in exhibiting at the event, contact Syamal Poddar at 713-494-3050 or associates.poddar@gmail.com


Support for the Texas Industrial Energy Management Forum is provided by the State Energy Conservation Office of the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts.

Networking and Exhibition Session, 6 – 7 pm

A number of companies who bring value to energy efficiency in the process industries will have tabletop exhibits set up as a focal point for a networking session. A cash bar will also be available.

May 2015 Monthly Dinner Meeting: Has Unconventional become Conventional


This talk will explore what historically has been meant by unconventional and the role unconventional resources are likely to play in the future.

About the Speaker

Christine Ehlig-Economides is Professor and holds the William C. Miller Chair honoring Charles V. Fitzpatrick at the University of Houston. She was Professor at Texas A&M University for the last 10 years and before that worked 20 years for Schlumberger. While at A&M, she managed research in production and reservoir engineering in conventional and shale reservoirs and helped the petroleum engineering department to grow and evolve to a broader energy scope. Professor Ehlig-Economides was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2003, was a member of the National Academy of Science Committee on America's Energy Future, and is currently a member of the NRC Board on Energy and Environmental Systems (BEES). She is one of the 16 Quantum Reservoir Impact (QRI) Scholars and has recently been named a Chief Scientist for the Sinopec Research Institute on Petroleum Engineering as one of the Thousand Talents in China. Ehlig-Economides earned her M.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Kansas and her B.A. in Math-Science from Rice University.