Lafayette Chapter Monthly Meetings
The AADE Lafayette Chapter holds its general meetings on the third Monday of each month at 11:30 a.m. in the Ballroom at the Petroleum Club in Lafayette – unless otherwise noted. Each month, a speaker or multiple speaks is invited to discuss a relevant industry topic. Reservations for monthly general meetings can be made online. You can use 123Signup to RSVP and pay to attend to save time at the door. Attendees and their guests with reservations are $20, and walk-ins will be $25. Please make reservations by noon on Friday before the meeting. We hope to see you this session.
The Petroleum Club of Lafayette
111 Heymann Boulevard
Lafayette, LA 70503
WE WILL HAVE A SPECIAL JOINT MEETING IN NOVEMBER WITH AADE, SPE AND LGS!
RSVP TODAY AND DON'T MISS OUT ... SEATING WILL BE LIMITED!
Date: Monday, November 18, 2019
Time: Registration begins at 11 a.m., and we start serving at 11:30 a.m.
Topic: George P. Mitchell: Fracking, Sustainability and an Unorthodox Quest to Save the Planet
Speaker: By Loren C. Steffy, writer-at-large for Texas Monthly, an executive producer for Shreveport-based Rational Middle Media, and managing director for the communications firm 30 Point Strategies, where he heads up the 30 Point Press publishing imprint. He is the author of two other books: Drowning in Oil: BP and the Reckless Pursuit of Profit and The Man Who Thought Like a Ship.
Abstract: When George Mitchell died in 2013, The Economist proclaimed, “few businesspeople have done as much to change the world as George Mitchell,” a billionaire Texas oilman who defied the stereotypical swagger so identified with that industry. He did more than any other individual since John D. Rockefeller to alter the economics of oil. In George P. Mitchell: Fracking, Sustainability, and an Unorthodox Quest to Save the Planet, award-winning author Loren C. Steffy offers the first definitive biography of Mitchell, placing his life and legacy in a global context and highlighting the significance of his discoveries and the lingering controversies they inspired. Mitchell will forever be known as “the father of fracking,” but he didn’t invent the drilling process; he perfected it and made it profitable. He pursued its use for seventeen years to save his company and inadvertently unleashed an era of energy abundance transforming America from being dependent on foreign oil to being one of the world’s biggest producers of oil and natural gas. Anyone who puts fuel in a tank or turns on a light switch has benefited from Mitchell’s efforts.This compelling biography reveals Mitchell as a modern renaissance man who sought to make the world a better, more livable place and whose unbounded intellectual curiosity led him to support a wide range of interests in business, science and philanthropy.
Reservations: Registration closes at noon on Friday, November 15
PLEASE RSVP SO WE CAN PLAN ACCORDINGLY!
Click here to pre-register and pay online. If you plan to pay with your Petroleum Club account or would like to pay at the door, please reserve your seat by email or phone: Click here or call 337-266-8211.