ExxonMobil Chemical Company President Stephen D. Pryor joins Jack Neal, strategic technology advisor for ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company, for a presentation at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17 in Lafayette’s Oechsle Hall auditorium, room 224.
Titled “Natural Gas: An Abundant, Cleaner Burning American Energy Solution,” the presentation will be followed by a Q&A session. It is free and open to the public.
Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” has radically altered the outlook for global energy supplies, with major implications for the U.S. and the world economy. Pryor will address these implications and the closely-linked environmental considerations in his presentation. Having worked in a variety of management positions in both the U.S. and in Asia, he has served as vice president of ExxonMobil Corporation since 2004 and president of ExxonMobil Chemical Company, a subsidiary, since 2008. Pryor earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Lafayette College and an MBA from Harvard University. He is currently a trustee of Lafayette College.
Neal, strategic technology advisor at ExxonMobil Upstream Research, will describe the process of fracking, including technological, regulatory, and legal issues. He has worked on integrated engineering and geoscience challenges and has published on geology and geophysical integration in many environments. He has a background in geology and geophysics, receiving a bachelor of science from the University of Tulsa and doctorate from Rice University.
The event is sponsored by the policy studies program at Lafayette College and the Gladstone T. Whitman ’49 Fund.