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The National Capital Area 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 Washington DC, Northern Virginia, and Maryland.

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Monthly Luncheon Meeting

Date/Time: May 19 2017

Topic:Energy Reset? Conflicting Forces in the Energy Space

Speaker: Robert Kleinberg

The geography of the earth has changed radically over its history. Some of those changes are responsible for the accumulations of oil and gas we find today. Using the principles of organic geochemistry, Robert will show how the collision of continents hundreds of millions of years ago created the great Devonian and Mississippian shale plays: Marcellus, Fayetteville, Woodford, and Barnett. (Other plays, such as Eagle Ford, were created at different times in different ways.) Bonus: A practical guide to drilling and fracking your own horizontal well! Prerequisites: Middle school science; some familiarity with home hand tools; experience playing with water and sand.

Robert L. Kleinberg has been employed by Schlumberger since 1980 and is a Schlumberger Fellow, one of about a dozen who hold this rank in a workforce of about 100,000. He advises Schlumberger senior management on long-range planning, and has served on or advised numerous government and academic committees on energy policy. He lectures frequently in academic and energy policy venues and is a coauthor, with Harvard faculty, of a textbook on energy technology, in preparation. Dr. Kleinberg was educated at the University of California, Berkeley (B.S. Chemistry, 1971) and the University of California, San Diego (Ph.D. Physics, 1978). From 1978 to 1980 he was a post-doctoral fellow at the Exxon Corporate Research Laboratory in Linden, NJ. His work at Schlumberger has focused on geophysical measurements, and on the characterization and delineation of unconventional fossil fuel resources. Dr. Kleinberg has authored more than 100 academic and professional papers, holds 37 U.S. patents, and is the inventor of several geophysical instruments that have been commercialized on a worldwide basis. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.

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