Oil and Gas Conference Announced

The Center for Sedimentary Basin Studies at The University of Alabama and the Geological Survey of Alabama announce a joint research conference, to be held on the UA campus April 29, 2014.

The conference, titled “Critical Factors for Future Oil and Gas Development in Alabama: Resources Availability and Accessibility, Application of Existing and New Technologies, Environmentally Responsive Methodologies, and Economic Feasibility,” will be held in room 1000 of the Bevill Building.

Scheduled speakers include Alabama Governor Robert Bentley, UA Provost Joe Benson, and Dr. Ernest Mancini, founder of the CSBS and a professor emeritus of the UA Department of Geological Sciences.

The program includes presentations by state government officials on their position and perspective of oil and gas development and its economic benefits to Alabama, and discussion of potential university-state-industry research cooperative efforts to achieve environmentally responsive oil and gas development.

Attendance is free of charge, though registration is limited to 75 participants. The registration deadline is April 14, 2014.

For more information about the conference, visit the CSBS website.