Christopher Smith, US Dept. of Energy, confirmed to keynote at GUG2012 in Beijing
The importance of US and China co-operation on unconventional gas development will be a hot topic at the 3rd Global Unconventional Gas Summit 2012 taking place in Beijing, in November, following the announcement that Mr Christopher Smith, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Fossil Energy, US Department of Energy, will present a keynote speech at this year’s forum.
Mr. Smith will address a high-level Chinese and International delegation of the unconventional resource industry’s most prominent executives, to present his views on how U.S. and China collaboration in unconventional gas development improves global energy security, strengthens global economic development and benefits local environment and health.
“The Gas Technology Institute (GTI) greatly appreciates Christopher Smith’s attendance and support of the GUG2012 Summit. With the announcement of the 2nd round of Chinese bidding invitations for shale gas blocks and the anticipation of international cooperation in developing these blocks, the timing of GUG2012 in Beijing in November is significant. Mr. Smith’s perspective on U.S. and China unconventional gas development will provide important international context as cooperation moves forward.” Said Edward Johnston, Managing Director, Gas Technology Institute.
GTI’s 3rd Global Unconventional Gas Summit at the China World Summit Wing Hotel in Beijing, China, 6-8 November, is co-hosted by the China Energy Research Society (CERS) and supported by the Beijing Energy Club.
The role of unconventional gas in China is being rigorously debated. Alongside prominent executives from the natural gas world are Governmental representatives from China and Asia, and the United States who will come together to discuss the real matters that will deliver the ‘vision’ for shale and other unconventional gas resources in China. Over 55 speakers are confirmed.
Global Unconventional Gas Summit 2012 is the premier international event for the unconventional gas market, and is co-organised by the Gas Technology Institute, China Energy Research Society, with support from Beijing Energy Club, AECOM, China United Coal Bed Methane Company Ltd., Schlumberger, Sinopetroleum (SPT) Energy Group, UOP (A Honeywell Company), Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America, US Department of Energy, International Gas Union and UK Trade & Investment.
For programme information, speaker profiles and delegate registration, please visit: www.gug2012.com