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Suggested Citation:"Appendix C Open Session Agendas." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2018. Future Directions for the U.S. Geological Survey's Energy Resources Program. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25141.
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Appendix C
Open Session Agendas

MEETING 1

Future Directions for the U.S. Geological Survey’s Energy Resources Program
Committee Meeting 1, September 5, 2017

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
2101 Constitution Avenue, NW
Room 125

Committee’s Meeting Objectives:

  1. Introduction to the Academies study process.
  2. Understand and bound the Committee’s Statement of Task.
  3. Become familiar with the USGS/ERP mission and context.
  4. Learn how federal entities consume USGS/ERP products.
  5. Strategize for information gathering and deliberation of the task.

DAY 1
Tuesday, September 5, 2017

9:00 AM Doors Open
9:15 AM Welcome and introductions
  • Rex Buchanan, Committee Chair
9:30 AM USGS/ERP Interpretation of Study Statement of Task: Discussion between Committee and Sponsor
  • Walter Guidroz, ERP Program Coordinator
10:30 AM Break
10:45 AM USGS/ERP Program Organization (big picture)
Q&A Discussion
(Note—questions from committee members will have priority; guests may be able to pose questions if time allows.)
  • Margo Corum, ERP Associate Program Coordinator
  • Vito Nuccio, ERP Program Coordinator (remote)
Suggested Citation:"Appendix C Open Session Agendas." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2018. Future Directions for the U.S. Geological Survey's Energy Resources Program. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25141.
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11:15 AM The ERP Mission Within the Broader USGS Mission: How is this program unique in the federal government?
  • Murray Hitzman, USGS Associate Director for Energy and Minerals
Q&A Discussion
11:40 AM Department perspectives on ERP
  • Vincent DeVito, Counselor to the Secretary for Energy Policy, Department of the Interior
  • Andrea Travnicek, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Water and Science, Department of the Interior
12:00 PM Working Lunch
Plenary and small group discussions
1:00 PM Panel Discussion: Federal Consumers of USGS/ERP Products
  • Douglas Hollett, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Fossil Energy, Department of Energy
  • Richard Desselles, Chief, Resource Evaluation Division, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
  • Margaret Coleman, Team Lead, Exploration and Production, U.S. Energy Information Administration
Panelists will have 10 minutes to provide brief comments to respond to such questions as:
  1. What collaborative activities do you have with the USGS?
  2. What kinds of ERP products do you use and for what purpose?
  3. How can these products be better targeted?
  4. What new products could the ERP produce that would be strategically useful to you and your program/office in the next 10-15 years?
Brief Q&A after each panelist’s presentation (~60 minutes total)
2:00 PM Group Discussion
3:30 PM Final word from USGS/ERP
  • Walter Guidroz, ERP Program Coordinator
3:55 PM Final words of session
  • Rex Buchanan, Committee Chair
4:00 PM Adjourn Open Session
Suggested Citation:"Appendix C Open Session Agendas." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2018. Future Directions for the U.S. Geological Survey's Energy Resources Program. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25141.
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MEETING 2

Future Directions for the U.S. Geological Survey’s Energy Resources Program
Committee Meeting 2, October 16-17, 2017
Hyatt House Denver/Lakewood at Belmar
7310 W Alaska Drive, Lakewood CO 80226

AGENDA

Committee’s Meeting Objectives:

  1. Become better acquainted with USGS/ERP products and data
  2. Learn how non-federal consumers use USGS/ERP products and data
  3. Consider and organize report content

DAY 1
October 16, 2017

OPEN SESSION | ROOM 125

9:00 AM–3:00 PM (MDT)

GATHERING ROOMS 1 & 2

9:00 AM Doors open
9:15 AM Welcome, introductions
  • Rex Buchanan, Committee Chair
9:30 AM USGS/ERP presentations to the committee:
National and Global Oil and Gas assessments
  • Stephanie Gaswirth, Research Geologist, Central Energy Resources Science Center
10:00AM Coal assessments
  • Brian Shaffer, Project Chief, U.S. Coal Resources and Reserves Assessment Project
10:30 AM Break
10:45 AM Unconventional resources: Geothermal and Wind
  • Colin Williams, Science Center Director, Geology, Minerals, Energy, & Geophysics Science Center (participating remotely)
  • Christopher Garrity, Cartographer, National Geologic Map Database (remotely)
11:15 AM Data Management
  • Christopher Skinner, USGS Central Energy Resources Science Center
Suggested Citation:"Appendix C Open Session Agendas." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2018. Future Directions for the U.S. Geological Survey's Energy Resources Program. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25141.
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11:45 AM Additional Q&A/Discussion (Note—questions from committee members will have priority; guests may be able to pose questions if time allows.)
12:00 noon Working lunch to be served in room; plenary and small group discussions
1:00 PM Panel discussion: Non-federal consumers of ERP products
  • Daniel Schwartz, Black Fox Resources and Vice President of Sections, AAPG
  • Scott Anderson, Senior Policy Director, US Climate and Energy Program, Environmental Defense Fund
Panelists will each be given 10 minutes to provide their thoughts on the following questions:
  1. What collaborative activities do you have with the USGS?
  2. What kinds of ERP products do you use and for what purpose?
  3. How can these products be better targeted?
  4. What new products could the ERP produce that would be strategically useful to you and your program/office in the next 10-15 years?
  5. What would be the ideal the USGS Energy Resources Program?
A question and answer and discussion session will follow the panelists’ comments.
1:45 PM Group discussion
2:45 PM Final word from USGS/ERP
2:55 PM Final words of session
  • Rex Buchanan, Committee Chair
3:00 PM Adjourn Open Session

DAY 2
October 17, 2017

OPEN SESSION | ROOM 125

3:00 P.M.—5:00 P.M. (MDT)

DENVER FEDERAL CENTER BUILDING 20

3:00 PM Site visit to USGS organic geochemistry labs
  • Augusta Warden, Supervisor, Energy Geochemistry Laboratory, Energy Resources Program
5:00 PM Meeting adjourned
Suggested Citation:"Appendix C Open Session Agendas." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2018. Future Directions for the U.S. Geological Survey's Energy Resources Program. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25141.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix C Open Session Agendas." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2018. Future Directions for the U.S. Geological Survey's Energy Resources Program. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25141.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix C Open Session Agendas." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2018. Future Directions for the U.S. Geological Survey's Energy Resources Program. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25141.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix C Open Session Agendas." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2018. Future Directions for the U.S. Geological Survey's Energy Resources Program. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25141.
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Reliable, affordable, and technically recoverable energy is central to the nation's economic and social vitality. The United States is both a major consumer of geologically based energy resources from around the world and - increasingly of late - a developer of its own energy resources. Understanding the national and global availability of those resources as well as the environmental impacts of their development is essential for strategic decision making related to the nation's energy mix. The U.S. Geological Survey Energy Resources Program is charged with providing unbiased and publicly available national- and regional-scale assessments of the location, quantity, and quality of geologically based energy resources and with undertaking research related to their development.

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