Wed, April 21, 2021
“Energy independence” – something that eight U.S. presidents called for yet seemed unattainable. But the U.S. oil and gas industry has now delivered it. What does the future hold for oil and gas in a new era of “energy transition” and, geopolitically, great power competition between the United States and China?
Daniel Yergin tackles these questions in his new book The New Map and will address them in a dialogue with the members of the IPAA.
Dan Yergin, Vice Chairman, IHS Markit
Daniel Yergin is a highly respected authority on energy, international politics, and economics, and a Pulitzer Prize winner. He is Vice Chairman of IHS Markit, one of the leading information and advisory firms, which is slated to merge with S&P global later this year.
Time Magazine said, “If there is one man whose opinion matters more than any other on global energy markets, it’s Daniel Yergin.” Fortune said that he is “one of the planet’s foremost thinkers about energy and its implications.”
Dr. Yergin’s new book The New Map: Energy, Climate and the Clash of Nations is described by NPR as “a master class on how the world works.” Another review simply calls The New Map “a page-turner”. It has been selected as a Best Book of the Year both by NPR and USA Today.
Dr. Yergin is the author of the bestseller The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World, which The New York Times said it is “necessary reading for C.E.O.’s, conservationists, lawmakers, generals, spies, tech geeks, thriller writers,” among many others. Dr. Yergin is known around the world for his book The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil Money and Power, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, became a number-one New York Times bestseller and has been translated into 20 languages.
Of Dr. Yergin’s book Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy, which has been translated into 13 languages, The Wall Street Journal said, “No one could ask for a better account of the world’s political and economic destiny since World War II.” Dr. Yergin’s first book was Shattered Peace: the Origins of the Cold War.
Dr. Yergin has served on the U.S. Secretary of Energy Advisory Board under Presidents Clinton, Bush, Obama, and Trump. He is a director of the Council on Foreign Relations, a senior trustee of the Brookings Institution, and a member of the Energy Advisory Council of the Dallas Federal Reserve and of the Energy Think Tank for the government of India.
Dr. Yergin holds a BA from Yale University and a Ph.D. from Cambridge University, where he was a Marshall Scholar.
Bob Fryklund, Vice President and Chief Strategist for the Upstream Energy Group, IHS Markit
Mr. Fryklund is vice president and chief strategist for the Upstream Energy Group at IHS Markit.
He has more than 40 years of industry experience focusing on creating value for the global upstream players. As such, Bob has advised on many of the industry’s game-changing deals in areas like IPO’s, acquisitions, arbitration, restructuring, and startups. His insights are sought after by global CEO’s and Boards. He spent more than 25 yrs. in Upstream executive management at majors and independents prior to joining IHSMarkit executive team.
Mr. Fryklund is an active industry leader giving back to the profession via his participation on four industry boards- IPAA (Supply and Demand Chair), AAPG (Corporate advisory Board), ARPEL, and American Geological Institute(Trustee). In 2018, he received the AAPG Presidents Award for Thought Leadership. His insights regularly appear in the world’s leading press and he is a frequent keynote speaker at the industry’s leading events: World Economic Forum, CERAWeek by IHS Markit, the Offshore Technology Conference, IPAA, AAPG, EAGE, SPE, and AIPN.
Mr. Fryklund holds an AB from Hamilton College and lives in Houston, Texas.