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Company hosts senior delegates at Columbia University

The founders of Strategic Carbon, a Portsmouth-based science and environmental consulting company, last week hosted a two-day technical workshop at Columbia University for high-level management from CNPC (China National Petroleum Corporation), China’s largest oil and gas producer and supplier. With extensive experience in new energy commercial applications and backed by global academic alliances, Strategic Carbon organized the workshop at the request of CNPC to inform its leadership of new global energy initiatives and U.S.-based clean technology innovations.

The meetings helped CNPC management gain knowledge about academic government and industrial strategies relating to global energy. Topics included new and emerging energy technologies; renewable energy strategies and projects; oil and gas exploration; midstream oil and gas shale technologies; alternate energy approaches; and the latest municipal waste, wind, tidal, and methane hydrate energy developments. Follow-on Strategic Carbon workshops are planned for Washington, D.C., and Golden, Colorado, this fall.

Dr. Richard Coffin and Kevin Stickney, co-founders of Strategic Carbon, presented to the delegation and hosted the event. Dr. Coffin currently is a professor and chair of the physical and environmental sciences department at Texas A&M University Corpus Christi, where Strategic Carbon houses its isotope geochemistry laboratory, and a global expert in methane hydrate science and applications. Stickney adds more than 30 years of executive experience in renewable energy marketing, business development, and public affairs management. Other speakers addressing the delegation included senior representatives from U.S. renewable energy industry leaders, including Aberfoyle Associates, Calpine Renewables, and Ocean Renewable Power Corporation. The CNPC delegation was led by Li Quinping, president of PetroChina Company Limited, who was joined by the vice president of PetroChina Southwest Oil and Gasfield Company, the president of CNPC Niger Petroleum and a director of PetroChina Company.

Strategic Carbon hosted methane hydrate workshops for the China National Offshore Oil Company, also a major state-owned exploration enterprise in China, in 2013. Over the past five years, Dr. Coffin and Stickney have traveled to China, New Zealand, Australia, Norway, Hawaii, the United Kingdom and throughout the United States in developing global strategic alliances to support similar international exchanges.


About Strategic Carbon:
Strategic Carbon is a global science-based energy and environmental consulting company. Co-founders Dr. Richard Coffin and Kevin Stickney continue to work on commercial applications and global academic alliances to provide clients with top-tier industry expertise. They use premier science and analytics for research in methane hydrates and carbon sequestration. Strategic Carbon also helps commercial entities with responsive environmental health assessments and ecological impact studies related to energy exploration and operations. Learn more at www.strategic-carbon.com


About CNPC:
CNPC is China’s largest oil and gas producer and supplier, as well as one of the world’s major oilfield service providers and a globally reputed contractor in engineering construction. With a presence in almost 70 countries, it is seeking an even greater international role. It provides energy in a profitable manner, and always attaches a great importance to its social and environmental responsibilities. Learn more at http://www.ncpc.com/cn/en/index.shtml.