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2014 Technical Meeting

11:30 - Doors Open - 12:00 - Program begins
Le Pavillon Hotel, 833 Poydras Street, New Orleans, LA

"The Tuscaloosa and Haynesville Shale Plays"
"By the end of the decade, North America will become a "titan of unprecedented proportions" when it comes to exporting refined petroleum products, according to a new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA)."  Oil and gas shale plays are a huge contributor to this and a hot topic in the industry right now.  We have two right here in our backyard - The Tuscaloosa Marine Shale, as well as the Haynesville Shale in the North Louisiana.

Key Note Speaker:
Charlotte Batson, a petroleum engineer that is considered an international expert on shale oil and gas exploration and development, will be the keynote speaker for the technical meeting to be held at 11:30am, August 12th at Le Pavillon Hotel in New Orleans.  She will give insights to the two shale plays in our area including:  production estimates, economic impacts and an overview of the technology surrounding drilling in shale plays.
Please join us for an informative lunch presentation and networking opportunities.  Charlotte serves on the Advisory Council for the Trent Lott National Center for Economic Development and Entrepreneurship, has served as a contract Influencer in the Future of Energy by Shell Group on LinkedIn, and was appointed in 2009 to the Mississippi Energy Policy Institute (MEPI) by Gov. Haley Barbour. Ms. Batson is available for consultation to private and public sector organizations wishing to benefit economically from shale oil and gas development. She is frequently requested to speak on shale-related topics, and is a regular contributor to the "Energy Matters" radio show on KFYR AM 550. Recent speaking engagements include the Transfield Worley Leading Practice Forum (TW LPF) 2013 in Brisbane and the 4th Shale Gas Southern Africa Summit in Cape Town, South Africa..