October 09, 2018  ·  Krungthep 3-4, Level 9, The Landmark Hotel
SPE Monthly Meeting – Oct 2018
Global Climate Change Wars and Fossil Energy: Current and Future Realities by George Stosur – SPE Distinguished Lecturer
October 09, 2018  ·  Krungthep 3-4, Level 9, The Landmark Hotel


Since 2013, SPE Thailand has 100% subsidized Members attendance fees at our Monthly Meetings.   Owing to reduced sponsorship income (driven largely by lower E&P activities in recent years), we will be revising the monthly meeting fees for all categories commencing in September 2018. Note that the fees for Members will still be significantly subsidized, hence we would encourage all Non-Members to consider joining SPE.


Global climate change remains top of the agenda for lively dis­cussion on TV documentaries, frightening newspaper head­lines, science magazines and foreign policy journals. The sud­den abundance of relatively clean and inexpensive shale oil and gas is profoundly changing global energy markets. Despite the rapid growth of renewable energy, the fact remains that fos­sil fuels will continue to dominate world energy consumption for decades to come. Therefore, fossil fuel consumption will continue to produce greenhouse gas emissions that are linked to global warming. Public and political pressure, however, is to curtail the use of oil and gas hydrocarbons or find solution for permanent disposal of heat trapping gases. This is no lon­ger an option for the future; it is a political necessity. Carbon dioxide sequestration and storage presents a huge challenge for research and development. Massive projects will eventual­ly be required, leading to many opportunities, new businesses and specialized services. Most of these activities will fall on the shoulders of petroleum engineers and geologists. This presen­tation provides a view on global climate change issues, starting with causes and effects, the positions of believers and skeptics and the often contradictory arguments of scientists and policy makers, with the likely political consequences for the petro­leum industry.

Tuesday, October 9
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
6:00 PM - 6:15 PM
6:15 PM - 6:20 PM
6:20 PM - 7:10 PM
7:10 PM - 7:15 PM
Krungthep 3-4, Level 9, The Landmark Hotel, 138 Sukhumvit Soi 4 Sukhumvit Road, Klongtoey, 10110