Samford to Host Energy Forum April 17

Posted by Sean Flynt on 2015-01-28

Samford University's Howard College of Arts and Sciences will host its 2015 Energy Forum Friday, April 17 in the Moot Court Room of Samford’s Cumberland School of Law.

The one-day event will feature expert speakers and topics focused on Alabama’s energy resources, including sessions on:

• The Status of oil & gas development in Alabama
• Regulation of oil & gas development as technology advances
• The energy-water nexus
• Alabama Legislative Session Update
• CO2 capture for enhanced oil recovery
• Geological assessment of Alabama's oil sand resources
• Alabama's shale development potential
• Hydraulic fracturing best practices.

Alabama State Geologist and Oil and Gas Supervisor Nick Tew will present the forum’s keynote address.

The forum will begin at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at 4:30 p.m., with lunch included in the registration fee of $35 (non-student) or $10 (student, non-Samford). Samford students may register for the forum free-of-charge.

Participants seeking continuing education credits from their employers should contact Samford Energy Forum to request required documentation.

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ABOUT SAMFORD UNIVERSITY -- Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 3rd among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,509 students from 45 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.