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December 5-6, 2006
Houston, TX 77060

As gas production in the U.S. struggles to keep pace with demand, commerical production of
methane hydrates will become a priority within the industry. Many leading authorities now predict
that the first commercial production of methane hydrates can be accomplished in less than five years.
View article published in September 2006 issue of E&P Magazine

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December 5

Opening Keynote:
Methane Hydrate E&P: Myths and Realities
Art Johnson, President, Hydrate Energy International

Session 1: Global Gas Market
"North American Gas Supply Outlook"
Richard Tucker, Vice President of Marketing and Client Relations, Ziff Energy Group
Bill Pike, Editor-in-Chief, E&P Magazine*

Session 2: Exploration Technology
"Hydrate Resource Indentification and Characterization from Well Logs and 3D Seismic"
Nader Duta, Scientific Advisor & Chief Geoscientist, Schlumberger*
Joel Walls, Sr. VP of Research and Development, Rock Solid Images

Session 3: Production Technology
"Use of Analytical Models in Prospect Evaluation of Gas Hydrate Reservoirs"
Tim Kneafsey, Geological Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory*
Mehran Pooladi-Darvish, Assoc. Professor, Dept. of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, University of Calgary

Session 4: Business Aspects and Obstacles, Safety and Regulation
"Technology Needs for Commercial Production of Hydrates"
Emrys Jones, Project Manager, Chevron
Mike Smith, Regional Deepwater Geologist, U.S. Minerals Management Service

December 6, 2006

Session 1: Challenges
"Remaining Challenges"
Ray Boswell, Technology Manager, U.S. Department of Energy, Methane Hydrates
Bob Hardage, Senior Research Scientist, Bureau of Economic Geology
Bill Shedd, Geophysicist, U.S. Minerals Management Service*

Session 2: Methane Hydrates Case Studies
"BP-DOE Alaska Gas Hydrate Update"
Tim Collett, Research Geologist, U.S. Geological Survey
Bob Hunter, Senior Geologist, ASRC Energy Services*

* Presentation Unavailable