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Houston Chapter
USAEE Chapters

The Houston Chapter of the United States Association for Energy Economics is committed to expanding the reach of energy information in both the private and public sectors of Houston, and the surrounding area.

The chapter holds monthly luncheon meetings featuring guest speakers at the Houston Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank (1801 Allen Parkway, Houston, TX 77019). Most of the meetings are held at noon on the second Thursday of each month from September through May. For more information, please contact any of the officers listed below.

If you have any specific questions about the Houston Chapter, contact any of the below representatives. They can help answer any questions you may have.



Houston Officers

President

Caldwell Bailey
Senior Consultant
IHS
Email: caldwell.bailey@ihs.com

Vice President

Vick Natrajan
Advisor
Chevron
Email: VNatrajan@chevron.com

Treasurer

Jesse Thompson
Business Economist
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas – Houston Branch
Email: jesse.thompson@dal.frb.org

Secretary

Ryan Croft
Market Researcj Analyst
Kiewit Energy Group Inc.
Email: Ryan.Croft@Kiewit.com

Past USAEE Houston Chapter Officers


May Monthly Meeting

Date/Time: Thursday, May 11 2017 - 11:30am doors open for networking; meeting starts at 12 noon
Location: Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas,
Houston Branch (1801 Allen Parkway)

Topic: Offshore – Rigged for Return

Speaker: Oddmund Fore

Description:

The Houston Chapter of the United States Association for Energy Economics (USAEE) cordially invites you to join us for our meeting on Thursday, May 11th 2017. Registration closes on May 10th at noon!

  • Where is the offshore drilling market today?
  • How will shale oil influence oil prices and what are the consequences for the offshore industry?
  • Reduced costs and increased efficiencies in the offshore drilling space.
  • Where will we see growth in the floater market?

Bio:

Oddmund is a senior analyst in the Oilfield Services team and the NCS E&P division. His primary focus is on the analysis of the global offshore drilling market as well as the production and spending on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. He is also the Product Manager for RigCube, Rystad Energy’s demand & supply database covering all moveable rig activity globally. Oddmund holds a Master’s degree in Financial Economics from the Norwegian School of Economics, including exchange programs at the University of Barcelona and Stockholm School of Economics and a Bachelor’s degree from the Naval Academy. Previously he had a professional career with the armed forces of Norway.

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April Monthly Meeting

Date/Time: Thursday, April 20 2017 - 11:30am doors open for networking; meeting starts at 12 noon
Location: Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas,
Houston Branch (1801 Allen Parkway)

Topic: The US Proppant Market: Recovery and Challenges

Speaker: Thomas Jacob

Description:

The Houston Chapter of the United States Association for Energy Economics (USAEE) cordially invites you to join us for our meeting on Thursday, April 20th 2017.

Bio:

Mr. Thomas Jacob of IHS Markit will present the firm’s latest analysis of the North American proppant market. As the recovery in oil & gas prices and activity continues, Mr. Jacob will give perspective on how resumed growth will affect supply, demand and pricing for a vital input in the North American Energy Renaissance. He will also address potential challenges ahead as the pace of proppant usage growth exceeds that of well activity.

Thomas Jacob is a consultant with IHS Markit. His work centers on IHS Markit’s market intelligence products that provide analysis, insight and forecasts for the onshore services space in North America. Mr. Jacob’s primary area of expertise is in proppants, leading the company’s ProppantIQ product which delves into demand, supply, pricing and logistics in the frac sand, RCS and ceramic proppant markets. He also plays a vital role in forecasting Drilling and Completions (D&C) activity in the U.S., identifying trends and managing data flows.


USAEE Houston Chapter Annual Membership

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Join Houston's premiere Energy and Economics professional organization!

The United States Association for Energy and Economics (USAEE) Houston Chapter benefits from being located in the 'hub' of the energy capital of the world - Houston, TX! This allows our organziation to reach out to and attract well-respected top tier industry professionals as speakers on a monthly basis for timely, relevant, and often times lively discussion topics.

Meeting at the Federal Reserve Building, enjoy a full-service three-course sit down plated lunch while networking with industry professionals with energy and economics backgrounds and focus. Then enjoy a presentation on a timely topic related to energy and economics with opportunities for questions and discussion with the guest speaker.

Great Member Benefits:

  • members' discounted registration rate ($10 less per event) ...Attend three events and the membership more than pays for itself!!
  • elect chapter officers
  • satisfaction of joining Houston's premier professional and educational forum for energy economics.

**Note: Membership in the National USAEE organization is separate from local chapter membership. To become a member of the national organization, visit: https://www.usaee.org/application.aspx.

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