The Sustainability of Shale

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April 12, 2013 Meeting Information 

Our April guest speaker will be W. Bruce Bullock, Director of the Maguire Energy Institute at SMU Cox School of Business. Bruce Bullock has served as director of the Maguire Energy Institute since May 2007. Since his arrival, Mr. Bullock has steered the Institute’s programs energy education, energy policy and economics, and preparing students for careers in energy.

Mr. Bullock has authored numerous articles on energy issues, technology, and economics. His work has appeared in the Society of Petroleum Engineer’s Talent and Technology, American Oil and Gas Reporter, and other industry publications. He authors the Barrels and BTU’s Blog which appears on the Houston Chronicle website.   Bullock is frequently quoted in such publications as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Business Week, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Dallas Morning News and the Houston Chronicle.

Under his leadership, the Institute has implemented a new energy finance concentration within the Cox School’s MBA program, restarted the school’s Frank Pitt’s energy lecture series, and grown the school’s student energy organizations to the largest and most active organizations on campus.   In 2009, the Institute brought on the distinguished economist Dr. Bud Weinstein as Associate Director to assist in the development of the Institute’s policy and research capabilities.   In 2010, the Institute partnered with the George W. Bush Institute in hosting Natural Gas Nation, a conference exploring the huge potential of domestic natural gas as an energy source. The Institute also started the L. Frank Pitts Energy Leadership Award that recognizes outstanding leadership in the energy industry.

Prior to joining the Cox School, Mr. Bullock served as director of Corporate Communications for FMC Technologies, Inc., a leading oilfield equipment supplier in Houston, Texas.   FMC was voted the leading oil and gas equipment service company on Fortune’s most admired list multiple times during his tenure.

Mr. Bullock is a member of the Board of Directors’ of Prince of Peace Christian School in Carrolton, Texas and the Advisory Board of the Texas Institute of Sustainable Technology Research. Heholds an MPA in public affairs from the University of Texas’ LBJ School of Public Affairs and a BA in economics and political science from SMU.

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