Energy Development on Outer Continental Shelf - Challenges and Opportunities
Mr. Keith CouvillionChevron USA, Inc. Houston, Texas
The purpose of this presentation will be to provide the audience with a general overview of the opportunities and challenges facing the oil and natural gas industry in exploring for and developing offshore resources on U. S. submerged lands. The current leasing program will be discussed along with the Department of Interior’s evolving policies regarding offshore energy development. The changing regulatory environment will also be discussed as will some of the challenges the offshore industry will face in the future.
Mr. J. Keith Couvillion is currently Chevron’s North America Exploration and Production Company’s Land Advisor for onshore and offshore activities in the United States and Canada. Mr. Couvillion originally joined Texaco after graduating from college and has worked either onshore or offshore for over 39 years in many staff and management capacities supporting Texaco's, and now Chevron’s, exploration and production operations onshore and offshore in North America.
Mr. Couvillion is active in many industry trade and professional associations supporting Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) activities. He is a past Chairman of both the OCS Advisory Board and American Petroleum Institute’s Offshore Issues Subcommittee, and a former Vice-President of AAPL. Mr. Couvillion is a frequent presenter in industry and academic forums both domestically and internationally addressing various offshore issues. He also has published numerous articles on topics of interest to the offshore industry. Mr. Couvillion holds a Bachelors and Master’s degree in Business from Lamar University.
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