Thomas B Murphy

Thomas B Murphy

Director Penn State Marcellus Center for Outreach & Research

Tom Murphy is Director of Penn State’s Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research(MCOR).  With 34 years of experience working with public officials, researchers, industry, government agencies, and landowners during his tenure with the Extension branch of the University. His work has centered on educational consultation in natural resource development, with an emphasis specifically in natural gas exploration and related topics for the last twelve years. He lectures globally on natural gas development from shale, the economics driving the process, and its broad impacts including landowner and surface issues, environmental aspects, evolving drilling technologies, critical infrastructure, workforce assessment and training, local business expansion, resource utilization, financial considerations, and LNG export trends.

MCOR’s mission is to pursue science-based research and understanding for the many issues surrounding the development of shale energy in PA and around the world. This ranges from environmental risk mitigation strategy, to legal and regulatory implications of energy development in local communities.  As part of MCOR’s outreach, examining the role of “social license”, and its many components, is a vital feature of the shale dialogue prior to, and during the energy development phase.

In his role with MCOR, Tom provides leadership to a range of Penn State’s related Marcellus outreach events and research activities.  Mr. Murphy is a graduate of Penn State University.
 

Time and date Venue Topic Speakers

Tuesday 05/11/2019

From 11:00 To 12:00

11/05/2019 11:00 11/05/2019 12:00 Addressing the regulatory and political risk: How can Africa reinvent itself to attract more capital How can Africa reinvent itself to attract more capital?

Across the continent it is estimated that the total upstream capital requirement is set at the $90+ bbl market per year. This presents a significant challenge to stakeholders, operators and project owners alike as Africa is still viewed as a high-risk frontier market. As investors look forward risk adjusted opportunities, how can Africa address above the ground risks to increase capital and deal flow?
Finance Forum

Finance Forum

"Addressing the regulatory and political risk: How can Africa reinvent itself to attract more capital"

Christopher Moyes Eric Descourtieux Osam Iyahen Thomas B Murphy

Tuesday 05/11/2019

From 16:40 To 17:20

11/05/2019 16:40 11/05/2019 17:20 Driving Growth in RSA’s Unconventional Industry This final panel explores key issues relating to the potential of developing the RSA unconventional industry:
  • Global examples of best practice: Lessons Learnt from the USA
  • How does RSA match its vision of unconventional to IRP and beyond?
  • Project lifecycles and financing
National Showcase Theatre

National Showcase Theatre

"Driving Growth in RSA’s Unconventional Industry"

Bongani Sayidini Steven Winberg Thomas B Murphy
Time and date

Tuesday 05/11/2019

From 11:00 To 12:00

11/05/2019 11:00 11/05/2019 12:00 Addressing the regulatory and political risk: How can Africa reinvent itself to attract more capital How can Africa reinvent itself to attract more capital?

Across the continent it is estimated that the total upstream capital requirement is set at the $90+ bbl market per year. This presents a significant challenge to stakeholders, operators and project owners alike as Africa is still viewed as a high-risk frontier market. As investors look forward risk adjusted opportunities, how can Africa address above the ground risks to increase capital and deal flow?
Finance Forum
Venue

Finance Forum

Topic
Speakers

Time and date

Tuesday 05/11/2019

From 16:40 To 17:20

11/05/2019 16:40 11/05/2019 17:20 Driving Growth in RSA’s Unconventional Industry This final panel explores key issues relating to the potential of developing the RSA unconventional industry:
  • Global examples of best practice: Lessons Learnt from the USA
  • How does RSA match its vision of unconventional to IRP and beyond?
  • Project lifecycles and financing
National Showcase Theatre
Venue

National Showcase Theatre

Topic
Speakers