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Outlook and Sustainability of Unconventional O&G-Price and Commodity-ROI

Jim Lawnin and Patrick Lewis, Managing Partners, Sustainability Ventures Group

Monday, 26 July 2021, 12:15 p.m.–1:30 p.m.  |  Houston, Texas

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Course Content

Energy Transition – It’s the industry’s battle to lose. What transition really means and the industry’s path to success.

12:15 pm–1:30 pm
In-Person – George R. Brown Convention Center


icon Jim Lawnin is Managing Partner of Sustainability Ventures Group - a VC and consulting firm focused on investing and helping companies adopt emerging technologies in the energy transformation. Mr. Lawnin frequently advises Fortune 100 international energy companies on innovation and disruption caused by emerging technologies. He holds a BS degree in Petroleum Engineering, an MBA, and an Accounting degree. His professional designations include being a Chartered Financial Analyst, a Certified Public Accountant, and a Professional Engineer. Mr. Lawnin believes in giving back to those less fortunate and currently sits on the board of charities focused on helping disadvantage youth and prisoner restoration.

icon Patrick Lewis is a founder and managing partner of BBL Ventures + BBL Labs, innovation partner to the energy, industrial and natural resources industries. BBLV brings highly informed early stage venture investing and consulting capability to solve industry pain points and technology gaps.

Patrick is co-founder of vLAB and previously Chief Strategist at ETR&D (Enterprise Technology Research & Development) and brings over twenty years of experience in credit, private and public equities, He has developed a holistic perspective to investing in emerging, disruptive technologies. He built his career on deep proprietary research and utilizing unique data sets.

Patrick joined ETR&D after eight of investing in technology equities at Invesco, in this capacity, he focused on small and mid-cap companies. He also led Invesco’s efforts in late stage venture investing including Facebook. Prior to Invesco, he spent twelve years at DG Capital, Carlson Capital and ECT investing in public and private technology and energy equities.

Patrick began his career in commercial banking in New Orleans. He currently serves as a mentor / advisor to Station Houston, Founder Institute and Capital Factory, Alchemist and Mass Challenge accelerators and as the Chairman Emeritus of the Houston Angel Network (HAN) as well as co-chairs the Technology Investment Committee. He is also a member / co-chair of two Houston X committees.


Outlook and Sustainability of Unconventional O&G-Price and Commodity-ROI
George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida De Las Americas
Houston, Texas 77010
United States
(713) 853-8000