Cockrell School of Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin


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Graduate Seminar - John Staub


Monday, April 11, 2016


03:00pm - 04:00pm


CPE 2.204


Speaker:  John Staub, Team Lead for Exploration and Production in the Office of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels Analysis - U.S. Energy Information Administration

Seminar Title: “The Role of U.S. Oil and Natural Gas on the World Stage with Above and Below Ground Uncertainty”


U.S. shale gas and tight oil production growth over the last decade has reshaped our understanding of upstream technology and resources. Much uncertainty still exists with respect to the size of the resources, the limits of technology improvement and the long-term economic competitiveness of these resources. This talk will focus on analytic methods to estimate the role of these resources in the long-term. What are the risks of using past well performance and sparse geologic information to estimate resources and the economics of those resources? What will U.S. crude oil and LNG exports mean for the U.S. upstream industry? These resources are well positioned to compete in a volatile price environment. Is that enough?


John Staub is the Team Lead for Exploration and Production in the Office of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels Analysis at the U.S. Energy Information Administration.  John leads analysis and modeling of domestic and international petroleum and natural gas resources and production for both short and long-term outlooks. His team also leads EIA’s analysis of long-term oil prices. He previously worked in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Policy and International Affairs and has served detail assignments at the White House Council of Economic Advisers and the International Energy Agency (IEA). He received an undergraduate degree in physics from Concordia College, Moorhead, Minn., and a master’s degree in public policy from the University of Chicago.