Research symposium honoring three EMS emeritus professors slated for Sept. 11

A research symposium honoring three earth and mineral sciences emeritus professors will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 11, in the Atherton Hotel’s Vanderbilt Room in State College, Pennsylvania. The symposium will feature speakers discussing the impact of the careers of Michael Arthur, professor emeritus of geosciences; Terry Engelder, professor emeritus of geosciences; and Turgay Ertekin, professor emeritus of petroleum and natural gas engineering.

Lee Kump, dean of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, will give the opening remarks at 9 a.m. and Penn State President Eric Barron will deliver the closing remarks at 3:40 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

The speaker schedule for the symposium is as follows:

9 to 9:15 a.m. - Introductory Remarks, Lee Kump, dean, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, Penn State

9:20 to 9:35 a.m. - “Marcellus Shale Gas Development and the Environment,” Anna Wendt, senior subsurface energy analyst, KeyLogic Systems, Inc., National Energy Technology Laboratory

9:40 to 9:55 a.m. - “Advances in Extended Length Lateral Drilling – Marcellus Shale,” Tom Lopus, director of operations, Range Resources-Appalachia, LLC

10 to 10:15 a.m. - “That Terry, He's Sumpin' Else,” Mark Fischer, professor and chair, Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences, Northern Illinois University

10:40 to 10:55 a.m. - “New Technology to Improve Deepwater Drilling,” David Payne, vice president, Drilling and Completions, Chevron

11 to 11:15 a.m.  - “More than the Marcellus: How Does a Person Measure the Impact of Terry Engelder?,” Christie Rogers, ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company           

11:20 to 11:35 a.m. - “Polar Lipid Production and Export in the Eastern North Atlantic,” James Fulton, assistant research professor, Department of Geology, Baylor University

11:40 to 11:55 a.m. - “Corporate Venture Capital in Oil and Gas,” Kemal Anbarci, managing venture executive, Chevron Technology Ventures

1 to 1:15 p.m. - “Retiring? What the Frack!,” Amgad Younes, Shell Exploration and Production, USA

1:20 to 1:35 p.m. - “Stable Isotope Chemostratigraphy and Astrochronology of Cenomaniam-Turonian Deposits, Western Interior US,” Brad Sageman, professor and chair, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Northwestern University

1:40 to 1:55 p.m. - “Insights into the Process of Fault Initiation and Slip in Fold-Thrust Belts,” Steve Marshak, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

2 to 2:15 p.m. - “Lessons from the Board: An Examination of Lessons and Observations Associated with the Transformation of the Energy Industry and the Challenges and Opportunities which Exist in the Future,” Gary Packer, executive vice president and COO, Newfield Exploration

2:40 to 2:55 p.m. - “Nitrogen, Anoxia and Black Shales: Perspectives from the Devonian, Cretaceous and Paleogene,” Chris Junium, assistant professor, Department of Earth Sciences, Syracuse University

3 to 3:15 p.m. - “In-situ Stress and Development of Regional Joints on the Appalachian Plateau; Contributions to Geoscience and the Petroleum Industry by Terry Engelder,” Richard Plumb, Plumb Geomechanics, LLC (retired Schlumberger)

3:20 to 3:35 p.m. - “Petroleum Systems of Offshore Uruguay,” Tony Riccardi, Petroleum Systems Analyst, BP

3:40 to 4 p.m. - Concluding Remarks, Eric Barron, President, Penn State

4:05 to 4:30 p.m. - Open Microphone

For a  location map of the Atherton Hotel’s Vanderbilt Room see http://www.athertonhotel.net/meetings/facilities-map.htm online.

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Last Updated September 12, 2017