The New Energy Paradigm – In person Presentation


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October 15 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm MDT

The New Energy Paradigm: How Renewables, Natural Gas, Electric Vehicles & Smart Grid Are Shaping Our Energy Future

By Douglas C. Sandridge

Presentation Synopsis

As professionals in the oil and gas industry, we are no longer just a part of the “oil business,” we are now an integral component of the global energy industry.  It is increasingly important that members of the global energy industry understand the basic mechanics and economics of various types of energy and the inter-relationships between different types of energy.  Mr. Sandridge will provide an overview of the global energy industry together with insights into “the good, the bad & the ugly” of natural gas, wind, solar and other renewables which are used to generate electricity.  Mr. Sandridge will also discuss the shifts occurring in the electric power industry, electric vehicles, smart grid and how such changes will affect us as individuals and as employees of the oil and gas industry.  Below is a brief outline of the presentation which is typically approximately 2 hours in length:


World Energy Dynamics (Population Trends & Energy Consumption)

Primer on Electricity

Renewable Energy Used to Make Electricity

Electric Vehicles & Smart Grid



Doug Sandridge was literally born into the energy industry.  Doug’s father worked for Phillips Petroleum Company for 39+ years, serving a geological engineer and international executive.  Doug lived overseas during most of his childhood as a consequence of his father’s job.  Doug started working in the “oil patch” himself at the age of 16 in Midland, Texas.  While attending the University of Oklahoma, Doug worked as an oil field mechanic, roustabout, pumper, roughneck, draftsman and field landman.  Doug graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a BBA in Petroleum Land Management in May 1982.  In 2011, Doug earned his Master of Science Degree in Global Energy Management from the University of Colorado – Denver.

During the past 45+ years, Doug has primarily worked for petroleum exploration companies in Colorado, Oklahoma, Kansas, Louisiana and Texas, with some experience in renewable energy.  In 2015, Doug and his partners sold their oil and gas exploration company (EE3 LLC) to SandRidge Energy (name is coincidental).  Doug is currently an energy consultant and is the founder of EnergyPolicyUS, an organization which promotes non-partisan energy education.

Doug has been happily married for 34 years and has three wonderful children.  Outside of family, work and energy education, Doug’s hobbies include his Boy Scouts, golf, skiing, genealogy and travel…….Doug has travelled internationally to approximately 75 countries!



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