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July 23, 2013

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The Global Energy Management (GEM) Program at the University of Colorado Denver Business School is excited to provide Houston’s energy community access to the industry’s most respected thought-leaders through the GEM Houston Speaker Series. 




Bob Fryklund“The North American Energy Renaissance”


Presented by: 


Bob Fryklund 

Chief Upstream Strategist, IHS


Tuesday, August 13, 2013


7:15 AM Registration & Networking Breakfast

7:45 AM Presentation


Magnolia Hotel Houston

Sterling Ballroom

1100 Texas Ave.

Houston, TX 77002

(Valet parking available)


Space is limited! 

First 50 registrants receive priority seating



“The North American Energy Renaissance”

For the first time in 30 years, the United States has breathing room on energy. The combination of mechanical processes of fracking and horizontal drilling together with private lands, a robust independent industry, and available financing have led to the shale gale and tight oil revolution. The shale gale, giving rise to some 10 bcf/d of new gas, was the first wave. This was followed up by a second wave of liquids with plays like the Bakken, Eagle Ford, Marcellus, and Permian, adding almost 2.0 mmb/d of new supply.  Most important was the speed of this rise – less than five years. This made North America the number one country globally for new supply adds in the last three years and it is forecasted to continue for another three years.


This new supply has led to a North American Renaissance in manufacturing led by petrochemicals. It has also led to a huge creation of jobs both direct and indirect as well as improved flexibility for the U.S. in economics and foreign policy. In addition, the Renaissance has changed the global market with LNG, light crude, and refined product markets all undergoing major changes.


This talk will address the above and chronicle the steps as well as the forecast to 2020. 




About our speaker:


Based in Houston, Bob Fryklund is Chief Upstream Strategist for IHS, where he is responsible for providing strategic leadership for global clients.


Bob joined IHS in 2006, after serving as Libya president and Brazil country manager for ConocoPhillips. He brings more than 33 years of experience in the upstream oil and gas industry as an explorer and as executive manager. He has also held senior management positions in upstream with British Borneo, Union Texas and Hess.


Fryklund is an expert in exploration, opportunity assessment, acquisition, strategic planning, and portfolio management. He is a frequent expert witness, and he has been involved in many of the industry’s game changers – discovery of the giant oil and gas fields and the largest M & A deal in the last decade.


He is a recognized industry thought-leader and frequent keynote speaker/moderator at energy industry conferences and associations, including the World Economic Forum, IHS CERAWeek, AAPG, SPE, IEA,OTC, ARPEL, EAGE, AIPN and NAPE. He serves on the advisory board of IPAA and ARPEL and previously served on boards such as the IBP (Brazilian oil and gas association), the Libyan-U.S. Council (a bilateral trade association), the SPE-Libya, and the American School of Tripoli. Bob has also written numerous articles in several languages and regularly contributes to leading industry publications.


A geologist, Fryklund holds an AB from Hamilton College and an advanced certificate in management. Bob is a member of the Houston Geological Society (HGS) and the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG). 






Click here or call 303-315-8GEM (8436).




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