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Unconventionals: A Bridge to the Future

URTeC Plenary Session

Monday, 20 June 2022, 8:15 a.m.–9:45 a.m.  |  Houston, Texas

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Course Content

Emerging technologies associated with the science of unconventional exploration and development can help reduce the impact of climate change and associated global warming while concurrently uplifting societies experiencing energy poverty.The IEA’s call to halt new oil and gas development stands in conflict with the energy intensity needs to lift billions out of energy poverty that do not exist with green alternatives.

Leaders within the fossil fuel industry and subject matter experts focused on solutions largely agree that the energy transition is a process that unfolds over a timespan measured in years. This transition embraces renewable energy sources and fossil fuels concurrent with helping 80% of the global population emerge from energy poverty.The success of this effort can only be achieved with a commitment of the brightest and most progressive minds tackling the challenges of that which we can do better as an industry.  Solutions to this enigma will emerge from the best efforts applied to implementing change across a broad spectrum of energy technologies and science and a strong collaboration between fossil fuels and renewables.

Our Plenary Panel will share their insights on our industry’s commitment to implementing change that delivers the transitional bridge to the future by focus on undisputed challenges, supplementing renewables, embracing a sustainable lower-carbon future, and helping lift the world out of poverty.

Room Assignment:
George R. Brown Convention Center
Included with Registration
Jay Stratton
Greg Leveille, Retired, formerly with ConocoPhillips
Amy Henry, Chief Executive Officer, Eunike Ventures
Mark Finley, Fellow in Energy and Global Oil, Rice University's Baker Institute
Deborah Byers, Americas Industry Leader, Ernst & Young


Unconventionals: A Bridge to the Future
George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida De Las Americas
Houston, Texas 77010
United States
(713) 853-8000


Deborah Byers
Deborah Byers Ernst & Young
Mark Edward Finley
Mark Finley Rice University, Baker Institute, USA
Amy  Henry
Amy Henry CEO Eunike Ventures, USA
Gregory Paul Leveille
Gregory Leveille ConocoPhillips (retired), USA