Speaker: Stephen Molina, Director of Energy Management Program at University of Texas at Dallas
Topic: U.S. Energy Independence, At Last
Date: Wednesday, July 25th, 2017 at 11:30 AM
Location: Brookhaven College Geological Institute, (Map)
Cost: $20 if SPE member paying electronically in advance, all others $25
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For many years, our industry has been dominated by the dependence of foreign oil sources and the changing political landscape within OPEC. New technology and innovation in extracting oil and gas in North America has unlocked previously uneconomic resources, resulting in what some may call the first steps to energy independence. Mr. Stephen Molina has been speaking about the phenomena of U.S. energy independence, and more specifically, a U.S./Mexico/Canadian dominance of the global oil and gas industry for years. It appears that the creation of this North American OPEC is finally here.
Mr. Stephen Molina has broad domestic and international experience in upstream and downstream oil and gas, energy, construction, litigation and project finance. He began his career at Burford & Ryburn in Dallas and became a partner and head of commercial litigation. He later served as General Attorney for ARCO Oil and Gas, VP/General Counsel for Vaster Resources, Chief Counsel for ARCO Latin America, and General Counsel for The Oman Oil Company, located in the Sultanate of Oman. He also served as Counsel to Patton Boggs, the world’s largest lobbying firm, and Counsel for Dentons, which is the world’s largest law firm.
He is a Texas member of the IOGCC, having served as Chair of the International Affiliates Committee for two terms, has been a Senior Advisor to the U.S. Mexico Chamber of Commerce in D.C., and the Bilateral U.S. Arab Chamber of Commerce in Houston. Most recently, he has accepted the position of Senior Lecturer and has been named the Director of Energy Programs at the University of Texas at Dallas.
Mr. Molina holds a bachelors degree from the University of Texas at Austin and a J.D. from Southern Methodist University.