Lincoln Pratson




Lincoln Pratson has been Chair of the Nicholas School of the Environment's Division of Earth & Ocean Sciences, Director of the Duke University Energy Hub, Associate Director of the Gendell Center for Engineering, Energy & the Environment at Duke, and served on the Executive Committee for the Research Triangle Energy Consortium ( Pratson is a geologist/geophysicist by training. He has consulted for major oil companies and helped co-found an energy service company that provided state-of-the-art gravity data used to explore for offshore oil and gas reserves. Working with students, Pratson is conducting research into carbon capture and storage, integrating different forms of energy storage and renewable energy generation into the electricity industry operations, assessing current and future water use in thermo-electric power generation, and evaluating future demand for and supplies of energy resources. His research has been supported by the DOE, DoD and private industry.

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Aug 16th 2017

The oil and gas industry has an enormous impact on all aspects of daily life. Individuals, corporations, and national governments make financial and policy decisions based on the cost, use, and availability of these two natural resources. This two-week course looks at the two most fundamental aspects of the oil and gas industry, its operations and markets, each of which is addressed as a separate module in the course.

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Aug 7th 2017

This is a two week course. In the first week you will learn about the core activities that the Industry executes to bring electricity to customers. We will review what electricity is, how it is generated, how it is transmitted, how it comes into buildings, and how consumption of electricity instantly feeds back on the transmission and generation of electricity.

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