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Sessions and Speakers
Wednesday, October 18
10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
"The U.S. Shale Oil Revolution & An Uncertain Global
presented by Baron Lukas, Colonel, U.S. Marine Corps
(Retired) and CEO of ELS: Advancing Hydrocarbon
In this fascinating look at
the global energy economy, learn how oil, geostrategy
and globalization can enable American energy
independence and alter the global geostratetic picture.
Advances in U.S. shale oil technology have enabled a
genuine outlook for U.S. energy independence, supported
by available capital, skilled labor and infrastructure.
A retired Marine Corps
Colonel, former investment banker, former COO of a
privately held company in the oil and gas sector, and
management consultant, Baron Lukas has over 37 years of
leadership, management, and mentoring experience. His
professional career spans a diverse spectrum of
positions: fighter pilot, strategist, intelligence
officer, professor, commander, and finally, senior
business executive, consultant, and speaker. He is CEO
of ELS, a cutting-edge nanotechnology service company
and distributor that helps advance hydrocarbon recovery
using nanotechnology in the completion and production
phases of the oil and gas industry. Baron’s long history
of successful military and business
leadership positions gives him a unique perspective that
blends the best practices of both worlds.
1:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
"New Technology Spotlight: Nylon-Like Sling Webbing"
presented by Della Picken, Belt-Tech Products, Inc.
Nylon-Like Webbing is a
polyester yarn that combines the benefits of Nylon and
PET, and behaves like nylon in terms of enlongation,
tenacity, durability and resistance to alkalai with the
low moisture regain, stiffness, heat/US/acid resistance
benefits of PET.
3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
"New Technology Spotlight: The Development of
Synthetic Chains with Dyneema®"
presented by Ralph Abato, Doleco USA, and Bill
Fronzaglia, DSM Dyneema
Pushing the boundaries with
innovation and replacing steel with synthetics:
synthetic link chains with Dyneema®, certified worldwide
by DNV-GL, are a leap forward in securement and lifting