Oil & Gas

15th U.S. - China Oil and Gas Industry Forum

The 15th U.S. - China Oil & Gas Industry Forum was held September 16 – 18, 2015 in Chongqing, China. The event took place at the Chongqing Yuelai International Convention Center and included a site visit to Chinese state oil and gas company Sinopec's Fuling Gas Field.  Discovered in 2012, Fuling is China's first large-scale shale gas field to enter into commercial production.  On September 17-18, the forum's technical sessions were held.



Meeting China's Shale Gas Goals

With support from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy, the United States Energy Association commissioned a study produced by Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy on shale gas policies in China.  The study, entitled “Meeting China’s Shale Gas Goals”, was authored by David Sandalow, Jingchao Wu, Qing Yang, Anders Hove and Junda Lin and released on September 11, 2014.  The study is based on several dozen interviews conducted by the team led by Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy.

North American LNG Exports: Impact on the World Gas Market

Nexant’s proprietary World Gas Model  will be used to analyse the impact on the world gas market of LNG exports from North America.  How much will be exported, which markets will it go to and what are the implications for gas pricing in different markets, especially Europe and Asia Pacific.  The impact of differing levels of LNG exports on the North American market will also be assessed.  

13th U.S. - China Oil and Gas Industry Forum

The 13th U.S. - China Oil and Gas Industry Forum will take place in Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, China from September 24 - 26, 2013.  Registration is now open here.

Hotel information:

OGIF will be held at the Shaanxi Guesthouse (also known as the Shaanxi Zhangbagou Guesthouse), No. 1 Zhang Ba Bei Lu, Tel. 86-29-68899681.

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Niger Delta Demobilization, Disarmament, & Rehabilitation Program

Contrary to the troubling situation in Northern Nigeria and parts of the Middle Belt, in the oil-producing Niger Delta insecurity, abductions, and politically-motivated violence seem to be abating. More than 26,300 ex-militants have enlisted in the first and second phases of the Government's Amnesty Program and thousands of weapons have been surrendered. 

Gas Leasing and Titling in the Marcellus and Utica Shales

Ray Schmaus of Armstrong Search Associates, a full service abstractor and consulting firm based in Pittsburgh, will provide an overview of the role of leases and titles in the current natural gas boom.  The program will relate how lease research conducted in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia impacts local communities and ultimately the fortunes of Wall Street.  Mr. Schmaus will specifically address the following: