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Global Energy Leaders Summit

PAYNE INSTITUTE AND MINES SUMMIT

Global Energy Leaders Summit

sEPTEMBER 26 AND 27, 2024

Topic:  FUTURE MINERALS FORUM

 

SPEAKER: PAYNE INSTITUTE DIRECTOR DR. MORGAN BAZILIAN AND DR. JOHN BRADFORD, PROFESSOR OF GEOPHYSICS AND VICE PRESIDENT FOR GLOBAL INITIATIVES

 

Hosted by: SAUDI ARABIA AND THE PAYNE INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC POLICY

 

Time: THURSDAY, JANUARY 11 and FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 2023 | 12:00PM – 1:00PM MT

 

LIVE: COORSTEK BUILDING, ROOM 370, COLORADO SCHOOL OF MINES (MAP)

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Please join Saudi Arabia and the Payne Institute for Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines as we welcome Dr. Morgan Bazilian and Dr. John Bradford, presenting at the Future Minerals Forum on Wednesday, January 11 – Thursday, January 12, 2023 in Riyadh.

Join us as Saudi Arabia brings together governments, industry, investors, technology suppliers, educators and civil society to develop a minerals and metals value chain roadmap for the region: development, decarbonization, digitization and innovation.

Critical Minerals, Critical Stakeholders: Engaging Local Communities in Mineral Resource Collaboration

PAYNE INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC POLICY SUMMER VIRTUAL SEMINAR SERIES

Critical Minerals, Critical Stakeholders: Engaging Local Communities in Mineral Resource Collaboration

JUNE 6, 2024

Topic:  Critical Minerals, Critical Stakeholders: Engaging Local Communities in Mineral Resource Collaboration

 

SPEAKER: PAYNE INSTITUTE RESEARCH ASSOCIATE AARON MALONE

 

Hosted by: RESOURCES FOR THE FUTURE AND THE PAYNE INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC POLICY

 

Time: THURSDAY, June 6,2024 | 12:00PM – 1:00PM MT

 

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Please join Resources for the Future and the Payne Institute for Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines as we welcome Payne Institute Research Associate Aaron Malone presenting a virtual seminar titled Critical Minerals, Critical Stakeholders: Engaging Local Communities in Mineral Resource Collaboration on Thursday, June 6, 2024.

The growing demand for electric vehicles has increased the need to invest in critical mineral extraction and processing, yet mineral resources across the globe tend to be located in near proximity to Native lands and local, diverse communities who are often left out of decision-making processes. Without careful precautions, this increase in extraction could cause undue harm to local communities. To that end, effective and equitable engagement with local communities will be needed to reduce potential harms, compensate local communities for risks (including environmental, social, and economic), and reduce opposition delays.

Join Resources for the Future (RFF) on Thursday, June 6 for “Critical Minerals, Critical Stakeholders: Engaging Local Communities in Mineral Resource Collaboration,” as part of our Exposure 2024 Event Series on environmental justice. This webinar will cover issues such as what effective, meaningful, and equitable engagement looks like; challenges that often emerge in the engagement process; how to deal with competing community interests; the role for compensation agreements and how to best structure these; and opportunities that can arise from community engagement. The webinar will also cover policies that can be enacted to improve collaborative outcomes between communities and mining companies and discuss the role for research in this space.

Speakers:

  • Carolyn Burns, RESOLVE
  • Aaron Malone, Colorado School of Mines
  • Jason Prno, Jason Prno Consulting Services
  • Beia Spiller, Resources for the Future (Moderator)

A New Era: Permanent Plugging of Idle & Orphan Wells for Carbon Credits

PAYNE INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC POLICY SUMMER VIRTUAL SEMINAR SERIES

A New Era: Permanent Plugging of Idle & Orphan Wells for Carbon Credits

JUNE 12, 2024

Topic:  A New Era: Permanent Plugging of Idle & Orphan Wells for Carbon Credits

 

SPEAKER: DAN ARTHUR, PRESIDENT, ALL CONSULTING

 

Hosted by: THE PAYNE INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC POLICY

 

Time: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 2024 | 10:00AM – 11:00AM MT

 

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Please join the Payne Institute for Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines as we welcome Dan Arthur, President, ALL Consulting, presenting a virtual seminar titled A New Era: Permanent Plugging of Idle & Orphan Wells for Carbon Credits on Wednesday, June 12, 2024.

Plugging and abandoning oil & gas wells, whether idle/non-producing wells or orphan wells has entered a new era on many fronts. Today, there are several carbon registries that have developed detailed protocols to plug these wells to permanently eliminate methane emissions. Unlike past practices, emission measurement and quantification is critical, assuring that plugging and restoration activities are permanent is a priority, and there is significant scrutiny on all these practices to gain assurances that results can be trusted. This has spawned new procedures, new technologies, new plugging materials, and more. Mr. Arthur will discuss these and other related issues.

Dan Arthur is a founding member of ALL Consulting and has served as the company’s President & Chief Engineer since its inception in 1999. Prior to founding ALL Consulting, Mr. Arthur served as a Vice President of upstream energy services at a large international consulting engineering firm, served as an Enforcement Officer and National Expert for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), a drilling and operations engineer with an independent oil producer, and worked for an oilfield service company (Halliburton) in the mid-continent. 

The Rise of Great Mineral Powers

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The Rise of Great Mineral Powers

MAY 16, 2024

Topic:  The Rise of Great Mineral Powers

 

SPEAKER: PAYNE INSTITUTE DIRECTOR DR. MORGAN BAZILIAN AND FELLOW GREGORY WISCHER, PRINCIPAL, DEI GRATIA MINERALS

 

Hosted by: NSI, INC. AND THE PAYNE INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC POLICY

 

Time: THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2024 | 10:00AM – 11:00AM MT

 

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Please join NSI, Inc. and the Payne Institute for Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines as we welcome Dr. Morgan Bazilian and Fellow Gregory Wischer, Principal, Dei Gratia Minerals, presenting a virtual seminar titled the Rise of Great Mineral Powers on Thursday, May 16, 2024.

Our study sought to investigate the impact of secure mineral supplies on a state’s military capabilities, which we term “mineral power.” Our study assessed a state’s mineral power by evaluating its access to secure mineral supplies from four key sources: domestic production, government stockpiles, overseas production by domestic companies, and imports from aligned states. To assess the influence of mineral power on military strength, we analyzed two rising powers: the United States in the early twentieth century and China in the early twenty-first century. The research reveals the correlation between mineral power and military strength.

Amid escalating US-China competition, the US government could enhance its mineral power by supporting domestic production, increasing stockpiles, facilitating overseas acquisitions, and fostering supply agreements with aligned states. As it seeks to secure mineral supplies from these sources, the US government could also maintain access to Chinese-produced minerals by conveying to the Chinese government that any export controls on minerals—and mineral processing technology—from China will result in retaliatory US export controls on technology to China.

Morgan Bazilian is the Director of the Payne Institute for Public Policy and Professor at the Colorado School of Mines. Previously, he was Lead Energy Specialist at the World Bank. Dr. Bazilian holds a Ph.D in energy systems, and was a Fulbright fellow. His work has been published in Science, Nature, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, and Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. Previously he was a senior diplomat at the United Nations. He was the EU’s lead negotiator on technology at the UN climate negotiations. He is also Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a Global Fellow at the Wilson Center, and a member of Ireland’s Climate Change Council.

Gregory Wischer is founder and principal of Dei Gratia Minerals, a critical minerals consulting firm. He is also a non-resident fellow at Payne Institute for Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines, and a non-resident fellow at the Northern Australia Strategic Policy Centre at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute. Previously, Greg was executive vice president at an American company building a nickel-cobalt metal refinery in the United States. He writes often on critical mineral supply chains for think tanks, academic journals, and national security outlets. He received his BA in International Business from Boise State University, and he received his MA in Security Studies from Georgetown University.

Quantifying the Impact of Federal Methane Regulations on the Oil and Gas Industry

PAYNE INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC POLICY SUMMER VIRTUAL SEMINAR SERIES

Quantifying the Impact of Federal Methane Regulations on the Oil and Gas Industry

MAY 29, 2024

Topic:  Quantifying the Impact of Federal Methane Regulations on the Oil and Gas Industry

 

SPEAKER: JOHN GUTENTAG, PRODUCT OWNER, ENVERUS

 

Hosted by: THE PAYNE INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC POLICY

 

Time: WEDNESDAY, MAY 29 | 10:00AM – 11:00AM MT

 

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Please join the Payne Institute for Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines as we welcome John Gutentag, Product Owner, Enverus, presenting a virtual seminar titled Quantifying the Impact of Federal Methane Regulations on the Oil and Gas Industry on Wednesday, May 29, 2024.

John will discuss the potential implications for the U.S. oil & gas industry of new Environmental Protection Agency greenhouse gas-related regulations. Enverus Intelligence Research anticipates the rules will precipitate accelerated P&A timelines and a surge in orphaned wells. The new rules include the EPA’s new “Quad O” (OOOOb and OOOOc), Waste Emission Charge (methane tax) and revisions to Subpart W reporting (changing the rules on how operators report methane to the EPA).

John joined Enverus in May 2021 after working for a directional drilling service company in the Permian Basin for five years. He is currently a Product Owner on the Emissions and Regulatory team. John received a bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering from Louisiana State University in 2016 and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in predictive analytics from Georgia Tech. He is based in Denver.

Mining Innovation

PAYNE INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC POLICY SPRING VIRTUAL SEMINAR

MINING INNOVATION

APRIL 8, 2024

TOPIC: MINING INNOVATION

 

SPEAKER: EMILY OLSON, Chief Sustainability & Corporate Affairs Officer, Vale Base Metals

 

MODERATOR: PAYNE INSTITUTE DIRECTOR MORGAN BAZILIAN

 

Hosted by: VALE BASE METALS AND THE PAYNE INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC POLICY

 

Time: MONDAY, APRIL 8, 2024 | 8:00AM – 9:00AM MT

 

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Please join Vale Base Metals and the Payne Institute for Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines as we welcome Emily Olson, Chief Sustainability & Corporate Affairs Officer, Vale Base Metals, for a virtual discussion titled Mining Innovation on Monday, April 8, 2024. 

Emily Olson is Chief Sustainability and Corporate Affairs Officer of Vale Base Metals. Previously, she worked as Vice-President, Global Strategic Relations at Freeport-McMoRan, responsible for driving global strategic initiatives inclusive of governments, partners, and various external organizations. Prior to joining Freeport, Emily spent nearly 15 years with BP in both the US and London, most recently as Senior Vice President for Europe and Russia managing BP’s corporate interests across the regions. She has a degree in Political Science from Loyola University of Chicago and a Masters’ Degree in International Strategy & Diplomacy from the London School of Economics. 

CO₂NNECT on Carbon Storage

PAYNE INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC POLICY SPRING SEMINAR SERIES

CO2 Storage Insurance

APRIL 10, 2024

Topic: CO2 Storage Insurance

 

SPEAKER: PAYNE INSTITUTE SUSTAINABLE FINANCE LAB PROGRAM MANAGER BRAD HANDLER

 

Hosted by: tHE Great Plains Institute AND THE PAYNE INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC POLICY

 

Time: WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 2024 | 7:00AM – 4:00PM MT

 

LIVE: CJW Marriott Austin, 110 East 2nd Street Austin, TX 78701 (MAP)

 

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Please join the Great Plains Institute and the Payne Institute for Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines as we welcome Payne Institute Sustainable Finance Lab Program Manager Brad Handler presenting CO2 Storage Insurance at the CO₂NNECT on Carbon Storage Event on Wednesday, April 10, 2024 in Austin, TX.

On the heels of the success of last year’s CO₂NNECT conference in New Mexico, GPI’s Carbon Action Alliance is excited to announce we’ll be adding a series of events, titled CO₂NNECT Conversations, in addition to our annual conference to support conversations on carbon management technologies, industrial decarbonization, project deployment, and community engagement. Our next event centers around a topic critical to the success of carbon management projects: carbon storage.

Attendees can expect a day full of engaging conversations on the importance of collaboration among diverse stakeholders, insights on how to communicate effectively and authentically with communities on the topic of carbon dioxide (CO₂) storage, and candid discussions on how states and Tribal nations can lead the way to economywide decarbonization through investments in carbon storage.

CO₂NNECT on Carbon Storage aims to make information about CO₂ storage accessible to all by fostering a shared understanding among a diverse set of stakeholders, including states, Tribal nations, NGOs, industry leaders, and communities.

Save your spot today to help shape the future of carbon management!

Host Hotel: JW Marriott Austin

Attendee Group Room Rate: $349 | Click here to book today. Spots are limited! 

Building Smarter Markets to Enable the Energy Transition

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Building Smarter Markets to Enable the Energy Transition

APRIL 23, 2024

Topic:  Building Smarter Markets to Enable the Energy Transition

 

SPEAKER: DAVID GREELY, CHIEF ECONOMIST, ABAXX TECHNOLOGIES

 

Hosted by: PAYNE INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC POLICY SUSTAINABLE FINANCE LAB PROGRAM MANAGER BRAD HANDLER

 

Time: TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 2024 | 10:00AM – 11:00AM MT

 

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Please join the Payne Institute for Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines as we welcome David Greely, Chief Economist at Abaxx Industries, presenting a virtual seminar titled Building Smarter Markets to Enable the Energy Transition on Tuesday, April 23, 2024.

Dave Greely, Chief Economist of Abaxx Technologies, will discuss how Abaxx is building Smarter Markets — markets empowered by better financial technology and market infrastructure to address our biggest challenges, including the energy transition.

Abaxx Exchange and Abaxx Clearing are a Singapore-based commodity futures exchange and clearinghouse, introducing centrally cleared, physically deliverable commodities futures and derivatives to provide better price discovery and risk management tools for the commodities critical to our transition to a lower-carbon economy.

2024 Native American Mining and Energy Sovereignty Symposium

COLORADO SCHOOL OF MINES, THE PAYNE INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC POLICY, AND THE SOUTHERN UTE INDIAN TRIBE PRESENT

2024 Native American Mining and Energy Sovereignty Symposium

MAY 20-21, 2024

Topic:  2024 Native American Mining and Energy Sovereignty Symposium

 

Hosted by: COLORADO SCHOOL OF MINES, THE PAYNE INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC POLICY, and THE SOUTHERN UTE INDIAN TRIBE (SUIT)

 

Time: MONDAY, MAY 20 AND TUESDAY, MAY 21, 2024 

 

LIVE: Sky Ute Casino Resort, 14324 Hwy 172 North, Ignacio, Colorado (map)

 

REGISTRATION NECESSARY WITH FEE:  Registration is Closed

Colorado School of Mines faculty and students receive complimentary registration. Tribal students will have transportation and lodging support provided. Contact Payne Institute at payne-events@mines.edu for the discount code to waive the registration fee, and for information about tribal student support.

 

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Please join Colorado School of Mines, the Payne Institute for Public Policy, and the Southern Ute Indian Tribe (SUIT) for the inaugural Native American Mining and Energy Sovereignty Symposium (NAMES), May 20-21, 2024 in Ignacio, Colorado.

The event will bring together tribal leaders, federal and state government, industry, academia, and finance to discuss and share thoughts on how to support decision making and energy and mining development and finance in Indian country. This approach will be founded on tribal sovereignty as its core principle.

The Symposium will be hosted at the Sky Ute Casino Resort in Ignacio, Colorado. An optional tour will be offered on Monday, May 20 to Southern Ute Department of Energy operations sites and a full program is planned on Tuesday, May 21.

REGISTER: There is a nominal registration fee of $100 to attend the NAMES Symposium. Register at https://mines.eventsair.com/24pi1002a/namesreg/Site/Register.

SPONSOR: If you or your organization wish to financially support the inaugural NAMES Symposium, sponsorship opportunities are found at https://mines.eventsair.com/24pi1002a/namessponsor.

LODGING: The Sky Ute Casino Resort has rooms available for the event. Attached is information to help you reserve a room at the Sky Ute Casino Resort as well as alternate lodging in the region.  Hotel options.

We look forward to seeing you in May in Ignacio, Colorado.

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Energy Emissions Modeling Data Lab Poster session on Methane Emissions

EEMDL AND PAYNE INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC POLICY

Energy Emissions Modeling Data Lab Poster session on Methane Emissions

MARCH 29, 2024

Topic:  Energy Emissions Modeling Data Lab STUDENT Poster session on Methane Emissions

 

Hosted by: Energy Emissions Modeling Data Lab (EEMDL) AND THE PAYNE INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC POLICY

 

Time: FRIDAY, MARCH 29 | 2:00PM – 3:00PM MT

 

LIVE: MARQUEZ HALL ATRIUM, 16th StREEt, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO 80401 (MAP)

Please join the Energy Emissions Modeling Data Lab  (EEMDL) and the Payne Institute for Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines as we host a student poster session on Methane Emissions on Friday, March 29, 2024 in the Marquez Hall Atrium at the Colorado School of Mines, in Golden, CO from 2-3pm MT.

Methane emissions are a big contributor to climate change, and something we can address in the short-term by eliminating them from oil and gas operations. Learn about innovative research in that direction in a poster session featuring work by the Energy Emissions Modeling Data Lab, a joint initiative between the University of Texas – Austin, Colorado State University and the Colorado School of Mines.