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GEM Speaker Series featuring Rusty Riese, May 9

April 1, 2013

Mark your calendar for the next GEM Speaker Series, Oil Spills, Ethics, and Society: How they intersect and where the responsibilities reside, presented by W.C. Rusty Riese, PhD.

Increasing global demand for energy has forced societies of the world to look for and use more diverse and expensive forms of energy to fuel their economies. Unfortunately, as we are reminded by the Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Horizon incident, accidents can happen, the environment can be damaged, and people can lose their lives when we operate at the leading edges of technology. When accidents occur, our responses typically tend to blame individuals, corporations, or regulators, rather than the public whose demand for cheap, readily available energy forces exploration in new, more challenging frontiers. All of us who consume energy have an ethical obligation to educate ourselves, and those around us, on the consequences of our demands for energy and for the environment.

The GEM Speaker Series delivers free professional development seminars featuring top energy experts discussing the latest issues and topics relevant to the industry today. All are welcome and we encourage you to invite your colleagues to the next event!

Oil Spills, Ethics, and Society: How they intersect and where the responsibilities reside

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AAPG Distinguished Ethics Lecture, 2011-2013

By W.C. Rusty Riese, PhD

“Oil Spills, Ethics, and Society: How they intersect and where the responsibilities reside”

AAPG Distinguished Ethics Lecture, 2011-2013

By W.C. Rusty Riese, PhD


Thursday, May 9th, 2013
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Presentation
(11:45 am: Lunch provided by GEM)
CU Denver Business School
Room: 4500
1475 Lawrence St.
Denver, CO 80202

Click here to RSVP

Can’t attend?  Watch live here.

About our speaker:

Dr. W.C. Rusty Riese is a geoscientist based in Houston, Texas. He is widely experienced having worked in both minerals and petroleum as a geologist, geochemist, and manager during more than 40 years in industry.   He participated in the National Petroleum Council evaluation of natural gas supply and demand for North America which was conducted at the request of the Secretary of Energy; in the more recent analysis of global supply and demand requested by the same agency; and in the National Research Council analysis of coalbed produced waters and their management in the western United States. He is currently a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists Committee on Resource Evaluations, and a member of the House of Delegates, and past Sections Vice President.

Rusty has written extensively and lectured on various topics in economic geology including biogeochemistry, isotope geochemistry, uranium ore deposits, sequence stratigraphy, and coalbed methane petroleum systems; and he holds numerous domestic and international patents. He has more than thirty years of teaching experience including twenty seven years at Rice University where he developed the curricula in petroleum geology and industry risk and economic evaluation, as well as several other courses. He is currently an Adjunct Professor at Rice University and the University of New Mexico. He is a fellow in the Geological Society of America and the Society of Economic Geologists; and a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists and several other professional organizations.

He earned his PhD from the University of New Mexico in 1980; his M.S. in geology from the same university in 1977; and his B.S. in geology from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology in 1973. He is a Certified Professional Geologist, a Certified Petroleum Geologist, and is a Licensed and Registered Geologist in the states of Texas and South Carolina respectively.

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