EPIC Seminar Series
U.S. Shale Renaissance: Implications and Challenges
Speaker: Marianne Kah (ConocoPhillips)
Low oil prices and government policies have an impact on shale development. ConocoPhillips' Marianne Kah will address the implications they are having on the future of the US unconventional oil revolution. She will also discuss the economics of producing US unconventional oil versus other supplies in the world.
About the Speaker:
Marianne Kah is the chief economist and manager of business and market analysis for ConocoPhillips. She develops the company’s market outlooks for oil and natural gas, as well as conducting regional and special strategic studies. Kah is also the company’s expert in scenario planning. Prior to joining Conoco, Kah had been manager of planning at Cabot Corporation, a chemicals company in Boston; a planner at the U.S. Synthetic Fuels Corporation; and a management analyst in the Energy and Minerals Division of the U.S. General Accounting Office in Washington, D.C., where she conducted energy policy studies for the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and U.S. House of Representatives energy subcommittees. She has presented her views at major conferences around the world and is the primary author or co-author of a number of papers published in major industrial journals as well as government reports on various aspects of petroleum markets. Kah was a past president of the United States Association for Energy Economics, and received a Senior Fellow Award for that organization. She formerly served on the Executive Council of that organization’s National Capital Area chapter and was President of the Houston chapter. She has also served as the Chair of the Committee on Economics and Statistics of the American Petroleum Institute. An economist by training, Kah holds a bachelor of science degree from Cornell University and a master of public administration degree from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University.