The Berg-Hughes Center Symposium Looks to the Future

Oct 7, 2015

Symposium on Oct. 16 will assess the future of the energy industry, including unconventional resources.

Berg Hughes Symposium

The Future 50 will be held Oct. 16 in the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center.  This is the sixth annual symposium sponsored by the Berg-Hughes Center for Petroleum and Sedimentary System with participation from the Crisman Institute for Petroleum Research.

“This year’s conference honors the College of Geosciences’ 50th anniversary. We are also looking at the Berg-Hughes Center’s future research and educational direction,” said Carlos Dengo ’78, director of the center.

The symposium opens with the status and perspectives of the Berg-Hughes Center, the Crisman Institute and the Department of Geology and Geophysics. Dusty Marshall ’75, member of the Geology and Geophysics advisory council, will present reflections on the life and lessons from Robert R. Berg, one of the center’s namesakes and longtime professor, department head and revered teacher and mentor. 

The keynote address, “A Geologist’s View: Past, Present and Future: how to prepare for a future in industry,” will be given by Barry Katz, a Chevron Fellow and team leader for hydrocarbon charge in Chevron’s Energy Technology Company.

Program highlights include presentations on unconventional resources, carbonate reservoirs, basin modeling and industry-related geophysics.

The symposium is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a reception following. Register on the Berg-Hughes Center website.