Presents the EENR Lecture Series for Spring 2016

“Future Directions of EU Energy Policy: Energy Union”?
by

Kim Talus

Kim Talus
Principal, RSAH2O Consulting Group Former Chairman, Texas Water Development Board

Sirja-Leena Penttinen

Sirja-Leena Penttinen
Lecturer in European and Energy Law at UEF Law
School

Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Noon - 1:00 p.m.
University of Houston Law Center
Heritage Room (2nd Floor)
1 Hour CLE credit (no ethics). Lunch will be served.
Please RSVP to eenr@uh.edu.

Kim Talus is a Professor of European Economic and Energy Law at UEF Law School and the Co-Director of the Center for Climate Change, Energy and Environmental Law (http://www.uef.fi /en/cceel). He is also a Professor of Energy Law at the University of Helsinki.

His research and other activities focus on international, comparative and European energy law. More specifi cally, his activities focus on international upstream petroleum law and regulation and on EU energy law and policy. He has published widely in these areas and is a frequent speaker in international conferences. He has held teaching positions at University College London, University of Houston and Bonn University. He is the Editor-in-Chief for Oil, Gas and Energy Law (www.ogel.org) and a member of the Editorial Board for Journal of World Energy Law and Business. He works frequently with companies, public authorities and governments in various areas of energy law and policy. He is also an expert member (electricity) of the Finnish Market Court.

Sirja-Leena Penttinen is a Lecturer in European and Energy Law at UEF Law School. Her research focus is on EU energy law and internal market law. She has published several international articles in these areas and is a frequent speaker at international conferences. She has also been a visiting researcher at Oxfod University, University of Oslo and has conducted research at Florence Regulatory School. She is a member of the Center for Climate Change, Energy and Environmental Law (http://www.uef.fi /en/cceel). Sirja-Leena works frequently with public authorities, including the European Commission and the World Bank, as well as with private companies in areas like EU energy law and general EU law.

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Presents the EENR Lecture Series for Spring 2016

“Shale Development Challenges”
by

Panel 1 (9:00-10:00 a.m.)

Panel 2 (10:00-11:00 a.m.)
State of the science for allocation of production in horizontal wells and the multi-stage hydraulic fracturing of close-proximity horizontal wells State of legal issues with allocation wells and hydraulic fracturing of close-proximity horizontal offset wells

Kim Talus

Dr. Christine
Ehlig-Economides
Dr. Ibrahim S. Abou-Sayed Jason Newman Bret Wells
Christine Ehlig-Economides is Professor and Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished University Chair at the University of Houston. Professor Ehlig-Economides was elected to the U.S. National Academy of Engineering in 2003 and was a member of the NAS Committee on Americas Energy Future and the NRC Board on Energy and Environmental Systems. She is one of the 16 Quantum Reservoir Impact Scholars. Dr. Abou-Sayed is the founder and president of i-Stimulation Solutions, Inc. His practice focuses on well stimulation and production enhancement for tight reservoirs and shale plays. Jason Newman is a partner at Baker Botts LLP and advises energy clients on all legal aspects arising from the rapid development of various oil and gas shale plays throughout Texas and the United States. Bret Wells is an associate professor of law with the University of Houston Law Center. Professor Wells teaches and writes on oil and gas issues with a particular focus on the legal challenges raised by todays development in unconventional shale formations.

 

Keynote Address:
Commissioner Christi Craddick

Regulatory challenges and benefits of horizontal drilling in unconventional shale formations (11:00-11:45 a.m.)

Commissioner Craddick is one of three commissioners of the Railroad Commission of Texas and has served in that capacity since 2012.
Commissioner Craddick is one of three commissioners of the Railroad Commission of Texas and has served in that capacity since 2012.

Friday, March 4, 2016
8:30 a.m. - noon

Room 109 BLB
Breakfast & Lunch will be served.
Please RSVP to eenr@uh.edu. 2.75 CLE Credit Hours (No Ethics)

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Map and Directions

The University of Houston Law Center is located off of Interstate 45, just south of downtown Houston.

To reach the Law Center from I-45 northbound, take the Elgin-Cullen/Lockwood exit, turn left at the light, and proceed under the freeway to the traffic light at Entrance 18 where you will take a left. Take a left at the first inner-campus road and follow it as it turns right and deposits you at a four-way stop.  Turn left, and the Law Center buildings will be on your left, with metered parking available to your right in Parking Lot 19B.

To reach the Law Center from I-45 southbound, take the Spur 5 exit and follow it to the first stop light  (University Drive).  Turn right, and proceed past the Campus Wellness Center to the stop light (Calhoun).  Turn right, and proceed past Calhoun Lofts to the last entrance on your left before Calhoun “dead ends.”  Parking Lot 19B is on your right, with the Law Center complex flanking the bronze statue of Albertus Magnus. Metered parking is available.

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Visitor Parking

Visitors have two parking options:

  • Meters – Lot 19B. Visitors may park at the meters located in the Law Center's parking lot (locate Lot 19B, here) with a valid receipt of purchase displayed on the dashboard of the vehicle. In addition, there are several metered parking spaces (2 hours maximum) located on the south side of Lot 19B, close to the Calhoun Lofts.
  • Parking Garages. Visitor parking is also available in the Welcome Center parking garage located on University Drive and Calhoun Road, the East garage on Calhoun north of University, and at the UH Hilton located on University Blvd. Locate these garages here. Both are a short walk from the Law Center. Garage parking is $2 per hour, maximum $8 per day.

UH Parking & Transportation. For more information, please visit the main campus Parking & Transportation site.