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Q&A: Energy Outlooks | Seeking Alpha, 2016-2018
Seeking Alpha editor interview with Ms. Warren about direction of oil markets, geopolitics, and analysis of the energy transition underway.
Invited as an energy expert contributor in 2013 on energy trends, sustainability and investment ideas. See body of work on Seeking Alpha..
ARTICLE: “Manufacturing is Thriving in North Texas” | D CEO, July–August 2017
A look at the flourishing manufacturing industry in N. Texas from computer manufacturing—and defense and security—to life sciences. Read More
COVER STORY: “The Dawn of a New Dean” | CoxToday, Fall 2017
Cover story introducing Matthew Myers, the new dean of the Cox School of Business, and his vision for Cox in the years to come. Read More
ARTICLE: “Can Complexity Science Save the (Economic) Day?” | Seeking Alpha, Oct 2017
A different take on options for economic and tax reforms, based on new research in the field of complexity science—why this matters and what it means for the growing economy. Read More
ARTICLE: “The Accidental Trucker” | D CEO, Dec 2017
Consolidator of flatbed and specialty trucking in North America, publicly-traded Daseke Inc.'s strategy for success. Read More
Guest Writer for U.S. Association for Energy Economics | Dialogues, January 2017
Oil markets, U.S. energy production and the energy mix are changing, largely owing to technological advances, policy and public preferences. A wide variety of energy-related topics are discussed in this USAEE publication. Read More
FEATURE ARTICLE: “Oil's Wild Ride” | D CEO, May 2016
The story of how North Texas oil and gas firms were surviving the downturn, from the perspective of multiple stakeholders. Also see a December 2016 article about the leadership transition at Pioneer Natural Resources. Read More
SERIES: Global Affairs Themes: Dallas Committee on Foreign Relations, Jan 2015–2017
Podcast Interview: “Investor in the Family”: Energy & Investing | March 7, 2016
Featured interview with popular investing podcast series that interviewed Ms. Warren during the chaotic oil and gas industry downturn. Listen to Podcast
FEATURE ARTICLE: “How Fluor Corp. Became a Building Behemoth” | D CEO, May–June 2015
Known for its mega-projects – and for its ability to complete them in the harshest conditions in far-flung places – Fluor Corp., with CEO David Seaton at the helm, displays geographic reach and diversity of operations. Read Article
Energy and Resources blog and website, "Markets & Routes."
FEATURE ARTICLE: Interview with Energy Transfer's Kelcy Warren | D CEO, Oct 2014
Interview with Energy Transfer's Kelcy Warren, as his firm adapts to the changing landscape of U.S. energy production. See the Q&A in D CEO's special oil and gas issue.
BOOK: Chronicles of An Oil Boom: Unlocking the Permian Basin, Jan 2014
After 2009, the collapse of natural gas prices led to the switch by forward-looking exploration and production firms toward oil exploration in order to remain profitable. Some energy firms were pioneers in these efforts. The oily Bakken and Eagle Ford Shales launched into full swing. Then came the analysis of the Permian Basin in West Texas. Now, another shale mega-basin has the potential to change the game again, at a time when the U.S. economy is still mending. Download ebook
COVER STORY: “Pioneering the New American Energy Boom” | D CEO, Jan-Feb 2014
With some of the best acreage in the Spraberry/Wolfcamp play, Pioneer Natural Resources, under the helm of CEO Scott Sheffield, is part of the new oil boom. Pioneer was in the right place at the right time—proving the prolific shale oil discoveries within the Permian Basin. See article
OP ED: “North America's Rising Star” | Lloyd's List, Apr 2013
A re-thinking of North American energy resources and its impact on trade routes. A more resource-supplied U.S. offers a different lens through which to view the infamous "Asia pivot" of the Obama Administration. Download pdf
BOOK CHAPTER: “Targeting the Future: Smarter, Cleaner Infrastructure Development Choices” | Climate Change, November 2012
China and India, with their high economic growth trajectories, offer the planet a significant opportunity to reduce carbon emissions provided they invest in climate-smart infrastructure. The globe is also becoming increasingly water stressed. Understanding the energy-water-climate nexus is critical to achieving sustainable development. View chapter
ACADEMIC PAPER: “Sustainable Growth for China: When Capital Markets and Greener Infrastructure Combine” | The Chinese Economy, Sept/Oct 2011
The world’s economic system and ecosystem have everything to gain by teasing apart the infrastructure and climate change-related issues for China. View a summary
Op Ed: Australian Floods Impact on Asian Trade | Lloyd's List, Jan 2011
Backwash from the floods which ravaged Australia in late December and early January is now rippling through the global coal trade like a tsunami. Download pdf
Op Ed: “China ramps up gas investments” | Lloyd's List, Nov 26, 2010
As China continues to evolve its economy, natural gas becomes an increasingly attractive source of cleaner energy and for diversification purposes. Download article
Op Ed: “Global gas, an ever-changing plot” | Lloyd's List, Sept 24, 2010
Shifts across the globe in natural gas consumption and production tell a new tale. What happened in Texas, didn't stay in Texas. Download article
Op Ed: China's coal consumption in its energy mix and green prospects | Lloyd's List
FEATURE ARTICLE: “The Barnett Shale,” unconventional natural gas story
The Barnett Shale, natural gas story was a feature in one of three issues submitted that helped D CEO magazine win a major national . Natural gas is gaining traction as an energy source with potential beyond its traditional uses. New shale plays like the Barnett Shale and the Marcellus Shale are adding to supply at a time when high energy costs and greenhouse-gas emissions concern households, businesses, and politicians alike. What might the future hold for natural gas, with its ability to morph into numerous energy forms, in solving some of America's energy challenges? (published in D CEO magazine, September 2008)
Editor Glenn Hunter wrote: "I want to personally thank you for your contribution to D CEO. No doubt about it: You're a big part of why we're in the running for this prestigious award, and I appreciate it."
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Retirement Security presentation
"Charting Retirement Security in an Era of Uncertainty" was presented at a conference for global pension funds. Trends about the economic climate, demographics, and globalization were addressed. Sustainability issues were discussed in the context of educational gaps, retirement incentives, and upcoming economic pressure points. Denver, May 2009. See a few slides
FEATURE ARTICLE: “China's Green Future”| Far Eastern Economic Review, December 2008
With Obama's pledge about America's clean energy future, this strategic direction can help the U.S. out of its economic malaise and restore leadership on the issue of carbon-dioxide emissions reductions. Understanding China's huge energy-related challenges illuminates the out-sized opportunity for America. Beijing's energy goals can be fast-tracked with the help of American companies, and both countries will benefit from enhanced green trade routes. Download article
FEATURE ARTICLE: “Paving the Path for India's Growth” | Far Eastern Economic Review, March 2008, with co-author Dr. Andrew Chen, distinguished professor of finance
For India's rapid growth to continue, investment in infrastructure would need to double, from 5% of GDP to an estimated 9% by 2012 -- or $500 billion. Utilizing global capital markets and the private sector is the way forward for greater efficiency, transparency, and proper incentives. Incumbent approaches in financing infrastructure have shortcomings that encourage waste, inefficiency, and corruption. India is perfectly poised to leverage a new market-based approach for sustainable infrastructure development to the benefit of its economy, the Indian public, and global investors. Download article
FEATURE ARTICLE: “The Chinese Connection” | D CEO, January 2008
Profile of CEO Patrick Jenevein of Tang Energy, a U.S.-based energy firm focusing on wind energy development and green tech processes in power generation, with rich experience in China. Illustrates a firm uniquely addressing the pollution problem in China, one consequence of rapid economic growth and high demand for energy. Download article
WHITE PAPER: Retirement Security in the 21st Century: Considerations and Risks in Building the Infrastructure
A white paper developed to educate financial services professionals about trends. View a sample of limited pages (pdf)
ACADEMIC PAPER: “Complementing Economic Advances in India: A New Approach in Financing Infrastructure Projects,” Journal of Structured Finance, Summer 2007
The use of global capital markets holds promise for India's continued economic development. View a summary.
COVER STORY: D CEO, July/August 2008
Fluor's CEO Alan Boeckmann and their evolution as a global firm. View the article. An excerpt:
Fluor received its first contract abroad in the Persian Gulf in 1933 between the two World Wars, erecting cooling towers for a refinery under construction. Expansion in the Middle East, Canada, and Latin America gained speed, following much of the design and building occurring in the petrochemical industry.
Boeckmann recalls his early days at Fluor and how the curve was trending in regards to today's "globalized" world. "Globalization has no doubt changed the dynamics in our business," Boeckmann says. "When I came to Fluor in 1974, it was a time of rapid growth. Then our competition was almost entirely from U.S. firms. Today, we have gone through several waves of new entrants. It started with Asian entrants--Japanese, followed by the Koreans--and then the Europeans. We now see Chinese firms coming to the market albeit utilizing their resource advantage, well-trained but cheap labor." While today they are competing in the Middle East for construction-only projects, within five years, Boeckmann expects the Chinese will be competing against them for total project responsibility.
The latest thinking on globalization suggests that developed countries such as the U.S. need to stay ahead of the competition with their value added, namely staying on the forefront of scientific and technological advances. Fluor is no stranger to technological advances and the need to stay ahead with innovation. In 1921, they introduced the "Buddha" cooling tower, named after its resemblance to a Buddhist shrine, its first product manufactured and a radical advance in the cooling of water. Another advance in the 1950s, introducing the use of scale models of plants as design tools, ultimately led to Fluor becoming an expert in lifting and rigging huge vessels. Today, Fluor's focus on green technologies and solutions is building steam (and is re-capturing it literally for re-use).