When Ryan Pocius enrolled in the Global Energy Management Program at the CU Denver Business School, he focused on a future in oil and gas finance. It was 2010, and oil prices were trending toward $100 a barrel; so, who could blame him?
For the next 18 months, Ryan was immersed in the business of energy. His learning would include all energy sectors and encompass the regulations, global economics, technology, and geopolitics that affect how companies operate. Read more
It was fitting that energy thought leaders met on International Women’s Day to recognize the contributions that women make to the energy sector and their future. Pink Petro HERWorld Energy Forum is a place for women to discuss key issues and challenges they face within the industry. The forum addressed the energy transition, digital technology, workforce needs and opportunities, and the gender gap. Read more
The room was tense as four teams worked diligently under great time pressure to study the geologic reports and seismic data of a large new oil and gas development area. Each team had $50 million and the opportunity to emerge as the production and financial leader, but each had to be fast, accurate, and efficient in their asset development.
My team had some nice wells and made a modest profit, but placed dead last! Read more
When Martin Christensen took a break from his studies in the Business School’s Global Energy Management (GEM) program, he didn’t mention to anyone why he needed a leave of absence.
Only after he had traveled to Nepal, only after he had climbed to the top of Mount Everest, only after he had survived a near-death experience, did the GEM community of faculty, staff and students hear about his accomplishments. Read more
Barnett is being recognized for his recent career move to Cantafio Hammond law firm as Special Council and Chief Operations Officer. Barnett is a GEM alumnus from cohort XIII and graduated from the program in June 2016. Ironically enough, he now works for fellow GEM alumnus, Ralph Cantafio, attorney and partner of Cantafio Hammond.
Cantafio graduated with Cohort VII and now serves as a GEM faculty member, teaching GEMM 6200: Environmental, Regulatory, Legal and Political Environment in the Energy Industry, and GEMM 6210 Energy Law: Property, Contracts, and Transactions. Read more