Sutherlin hosts workshop in Argentina
posted Thursday, December 13th, 2012 @ 12:00 pm
John W. Sutherlin, Ph.D., and associate professor in political science, held a series of workshops and panel discussions in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Nov. 28-30.
The workshops and panel discussions were part of the World Shale Oil & Gas: Latin America Summit, sponsored by the major governments and industry-related companies in the region. According to Sutherlin, the exploration of shale oil and gas has been "especially intriguing" over the last decade, as proven reserves have declined and increased demand from China and India have increased prices.
Sutherlin has been researching and consulting in the area of water management — starting with the Middle East and the Gulf of Mexico — for almost his entire career.
At this conference, he was the opening day speaker. He then held a workshop for six hours, where he answered questions and worked with government and industry personnel mainly from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Venezuela to address regulatory, technical and compliance concerns.