Light Tight Oil and Shale Gas Rapid Growth and Development - Panel Session

Tuesday, April 1, 2014, 8:00am-9:30am CDT

There has been rapid development and production growth of light tight oil (LTO) and shale gas in the last five years in North America. To emphasize this point, United States crude oil domestic supply has increased over one million bpd in each of the past two years, among the highest historical gains worldwide. With these additional available resources, there are new challenges at the well, transporting, and processing safely.

This session panel of subject matter experts will kick-off a meeting focus with current and forecast on these LTO and shale gas resources, along with the challenges and learning required to safely extract, transport, and process into fuels and petrochemicals. Additional sessions with more details will follow and can be found under Topical 2 for easy reference to these related topics.

Panelists include:

Larry Kremer Baker Hughes Overview/Market
Robert Loughney Loughney Consulting Inc. Operating Perspective
Brian Kelly Consultant Process Safety
Kai Midboe McGlinchey Stafford Of Counsel

This panel will be moderated by Joe Powell, Chief Scientist at Shell.

Brian Kelly

Brian Kelly, P Eng, joined CCPS in 2005 as a staff consultant after 34 years of service with Imperial Oil and Syncrude Canada Ltd. Brian received his BASc and MASc degrees in chemical engineering from the University of Ottawa (Canada). Brian has special expertise in Process Safety Management audits in oil, gas and chemical sectors, Process safety training programs, and investigation of significant process incidents. In addition to Brian’s many accomplishments, he is the 2010 recipient of the Chemical Institute of Canada’s Process Safety Award for his many years of outstanding service to...Read more

Lawrence Kremer

Lawrence N Kremer is Senior Technology Advisor at Baker Hughes responsible for future technologies such as CO2 management, bio fuels, and new market areas.    In his 28 years at Baker Petrolite he has also worked in the areas of support for process aids, water treatment, power plant additives, and fuel additives.  Current activities include processing of shale oil and difficult crude oils, fireside additives, alternative fuels, and solving problems with sludge in storage tanks.

Larry has a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Texas and a Ph.D. in Physical...Read more

Robert Loughney

Bob Loughney has over 40 years of experience working in the refining, petrochemical and production industry. As a chemical engineer with an MBA, Bob understands the technical knowledge of process engineering as well as operations efficiency and expanding business markets. Bob spent over 30 years with Shell Oil Company in a number of different roles as a process design engineer, business manager and director of strategic studies. Both nationally and internationally, Bob consults and lectures to companies and graduate level courses on Process Engineering and...Read more

Kai Midboe

Kai David Midboe a member of the Environmental Law and Toxic Tort Department of the McGlinchey Stafford law firm.   He graduated from Bradley University with a B.A. in International Relations, St. John’s University School of Law with a J.D. in law, and the University of Miami School of Law (in cooperation with the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences) with an LL.M. in Ocean Law.  Kai served the State of Louisiana as Secretary of the Department of Environmental Quality, Executive Assistant to the Governor for Federal and Environmental Affairs, Deputy...Read more