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ASPO 9 Conference Presentations (links)

The era of cheap energy is ending due to the depletion of low cost high quality fossil fuel deposits. First effects are being felt in Europe in the growing reliance on Middle-East, Caspian and Russian Oil & Gas, significantly higher fuel and chemical prices, and an international struggle over remaining fossil fuel extraction contracts.

These effects will become more apparent with the peak and decline in oil production approaching for reasons of geologic, economic and political nature. The challenge of this predicament is to reduce our dependency on oil while maintaining economic stability, within Europe and beyond.

The ninth international ASPO conference aims to provide insights in the challenges that we face in maintaining economic stability as fossil fuels get more expensive to recover and produce. The attendees will have the opportunity to obtain updates on the latest research on fossil fuel availability, on long and short term economic consequences of expensive energy, and on solution pathways from alternative energy to infrastructure, all within the context of European Energy Policy.


Conference Presentations

The links to ASPO 9 Conference Presentation slides + video's can be found in PDF format in the program table below. In case that a specific PDF or video is not yet available please return back in a number of days, as we are still in the process of contacting speakers to give permission to publish their PDF/Video.

The audio and video's of the Walloon Parliament Meeting on April 26 are available at this website with thanks to the Walloon Parliament. The slides of the presentation's of this meeting will become available in the next days.

In case that a specific presentation is not available this means that we have not (yet) obtained permission for publication beyond ASPO 9. For inquiries pertaining to specific presentations please send an e-mail to rembrandtkoppelaar@gmail.com.


Presentations Day 1 - Wednesday 27 April 2011

Opening of the conference

Paul Hohnen, Conference Facilitator (download PDF) (watch video)

Dr. Colin Campbell, ASPO Honorary Chairman (download PDF) (watch video)

Ir. Jean Laherrère, co-founder of ASPO (download PDF) (watch video)

Philippe Henry - Belgian Minister of Environment, Spatial Planning, and Mobility of the Walloon Region (no slides) (watch video)

Global Overview on Oil, Gas, & Coal Supplies

The ASPO Perspective on Fossil Fuels

Prof. Dr. Kjell Aleklett, Professor at Uppsala University Sweden and President of ASPO (download PDF) (watch video)

TOTAL's view on Future Oil Production

Pierre Mauriaud, TOTAL Exploration Training and Technical Image Manager

(download PDF) (watch video)

Discussion, Q&A (watch video)

Session Speakers + Panel Contributor Dr. Colin Campbell, honorary chairman of ASPO

Climate Change and Fossil Fuel Depletion

Prof. Dr. Jean-Pascal van Ypersele, Professor at Université catholique de Louvain and Vice-chair IPCC

(download PDF) (watch video)

Discussion, Q&A (watch video)

Session Speakers + Panel Contributor Dr. Colin Campbell, honorary chairman of ASPO

Track A: Natural Gas Supply and Demand

Track B: Alternative Energy Sources

Russia and Norway:  Natural Gas Prospects & Modeling Approaches

Bengt Söderbergh (download PDF) (watch video) and Kristofer Jakobsson, Global Energy Systems Group Uppsala University (download (PDF) (watch video)

The Energy Report - 100% Renewable Energy by 2050

Dr. Yvonne Deng, Ecofys (download PDF) (watch video)

The Energy Return on (Energy) Investment of Norwegian Oil & Gas

Leena Grandell, Independent Energy Analyst (download PDF) (watch video)

Policies for a Full Scale Transition to Renewable Energy

Prof. Dr. Aviel Verbruggen, University of Antwerp (download PDF) (watch video)

Caspian and Middle East natural gas: Trade, geopolitics and international politics

Dr. Mert Bilgin, Bahçeşehir University Turkey (download PDF) (watch video)

EU Energy and Climate Policy towards 2050

Dr. Jorgen Henningsen, Senior Consultant European Policy Centre (no slides) (watch video)

Discussion, Q&A

Session Speakers + Panel Contributor Ir. Jean Laherrère, co-founder of ASPO

(watch video)

Discussion, Q&A

(watch video)

Track A: Frontier Fossil Fuels

Track B: The European Electricity Grid

Subsalt and Deepwater Oil

Dr. Ir. Jean-Marie Masset, Former TOTAL Senior VP Geoscience

(download PDF) (watch video)

Integrating Renewable Energy Sources in the Electricity Grid

Prof. Dr. Henrik Lund, Aalborg University Denmark

(download conference Paper Lund)

(download PDF) (watch video)

The economic prospects for Shale Gas

Ir. Jean-Marie Bourdaire, advisor of Cheniere Energy, former Director at IEA, former Director at WEC

(download PDF) (watch video)

Impact of high  renewable energy penetration on the feasibility, security, costs of the electricity system

Dr. Erik Delarue, Research Foundation Flanders (FWO) at K.U. Leuven

(download PDF)

The global growth of Underground Coal Gasification - with specific reference to Europe

Marc Mostade, Technical Director, Clean Coal Ltd., UCG Association, Advisory Council

(download PDF) (watch video)

Progress in Electrical Energy Storage Systems

Prof. Dr. Yulong Ding, Institute of Particle Science & Engineering University of Leeds

(download PDF) (watch video)

Discussion, Q&A

Session Speakers + Panel Contributor Arthur Berman, Labyrinth Consulting Services, Director ASPO USA

(download PDF) (watch video)

Discussion, Q&A

(watch video)

Plenary Report & Closing Address - Paul Hohnen Conference Facilitator (watch video)


Day 2 - Thursday 28 April 2011

Long Term Perspectives on Energy & Industrial Civilisation

Effects of triple digit oil prices on the economy

Jeff Rubin, Author, Former CIBC Chief Economist (no slides) (watch video)

The Energy Costs to Produce Energy

Dr. David Murphy, State University of New York

(download PDF) (watch video)

Discussion, Q&A

Session Speakers + Panel Contributor Prof. Dr. Douglas Reynolds of University of Alaska Fairbanks (download paper Reynolds) (watch video)

Short Term Oil Market & Economic Developments

Scenarios for Peak Oil confronted by a Global Crisis

Ir. Jean-Luc Wingert, ASPO France

(download PDF) (watch video)

Short term Outlook for Oil, Demand, Spare Capacity, Oil Projects

Chris Skrebowski, Peak Consulting

(download PDF) (watch video)

Crude Oil Price Forecast and Investment/Hedging Strategies

Erik Townsend, private investor, former CEO Cushing Group

(download PDF) (watch video)

Discussion, Q&A (watch video)

Track A: European Energy Policy

Track B: The Relation between Energy and Agriculture

Peak Oil, Climate Change, and Energy Policy

Dr. Euan Mearns, University of Aberdeen and The Oil Drum

(download PDF) (watch video)

Energy Efficiency of different Agricultural Systems

Dr. Tiziano Gomiero, Contract Researcher at the University of Padova

(download PDF) (watch video)

Mobility after Peak Oil in Europe

Jörg Schindler, member of Energy Watch Group and ASPO Germany

(download PDF) (watch video)

Towards a Truly Sustainable Agriculture

Dr. Wes Jackson, President of The Land Institute

Material Scarcity and its effect on Energy Solutions

Dr. Derk Bol, Program Manager Materials Innovation Institute M2I

(download PDF) (watch video)

Potential of development of biobased materials in Europe

Dr. Ir. Jean-Luc Wertz, Valbiom, Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech, Université de Liège

(download PDF) (watch video)

Discussion, Q&A

(watch video)

Discussion, Q&A

(watch video)

Track A: Energy, Transport, and Materials modeling

Track B: European Policy on Food Security & Biofuels

Modelling Costs and Material Requirements for Solar Energy

Ir. Niels van Loon, TNO Industrial Innovation, Solar

(download PDF) (watch video)

Oil, Agriculture, and the Long Term Price of Food

Dr. Christian Anton Smedshaug, Senior Advisor Norwegian Farmer's Union

(download PDF) (watch video)

Oil market & Oil resources - A long term view with the world energy model POLES

Ir. Alban Kitous, Senior Consultant, Head of Forecasting Studies Enerdata

(download PDF) (watch video)

Interlinkages between Energy and Agricultural Markets

Dr. Geert Woltjer, Wageningen University, Agricultural Economic Institute Netherlands

(download PDF) (watch video)

Impacts of high oil prices on transport and the European economy

Dr. Michael Krail, Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovations Research ISI

(download PDF) (watch video)

The Oil - Food Price Shock

Alex Evans, Non-Resident Fellow at the Center on International Cooperation (CIC) at New York University

(no slides) (watch video)

Discussion, Q&A

Session Speakers + Panel Contributor Dr. Susan Krumdieck, university of Canterbury + Panel Contributor Dr. Dominique Gusbin, Belgian Federal Planning Bureau

(watch video)

Discussion, Q&A

Session Speakers + Panel Contributor René Poismans, Ministry of the Walloon Region, DG Agriculture

(watch video)

Plenary Report & Closing Address of day 2 - Paul Hohnen Conference Facilitator

(watch video)


Day 3 - Friday 29 April

Oil Export Changes and Energy Policy

Oil Export changes and their effects on oil producing countries

Prof. Dr. Paul Stevens, Chatham House

(download PDF) (watch video)

The Impending World Energy Mess and its Implications

Darren Bezdek, MISI Director of Energy Studies

(download PDF) (watch video)

Discussion, Q&A (watch video)

European Energy Policy in an Era of Expensive Oil

Peak Oil Policies: Options for Australia

Bruce Robinson, Convenor ASPO Australia

(download Conference Paper Robinson)

(download PDF) (watch video)

A view from the European Parliament

Ir. Philippe Lamberts, co-President European Green Party &  EU Parliament Member for the Greens/EFA group

(no slides) (watch video)

Better Understanding of Global Oil & Gas Peaks: The Role of Government

Roger Bentley, Visiting Research Fellow, Reading University

(download PDF) (watch video)

Discussion, Q&A

(watch video)

Conference closing address - Paul Hohnen Conference Facilitator (watch video)

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