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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Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.