Jackson School of Geosciences


Lectures, Outreach, Films

Dr. Tinker has given more than 600 invited talks and keynote lectures in his career. He attempts to reach a broad representation of stakeholders through presentations, seminars, editorial pages, media interviews, web interviews and films. Audiences include accountants, lawyers, insurers, bankers, young professionals, women's leadership groups, 2non-government organizations, industry staffers, energy regulators, senior citizens, K-12 students and teachers, farmers, shipbuilders, and many more.

Dr. Tinker was featured in the award-winning "State of Tomorrow", an energy-related television piece for the Public Broadcasting System that was co-produced by The University of Texas Foundation and Alpheus Media in 2008. He also appeared in "Unconventional," an NBC production, in the summer of 2008.

Dr. Tinker is frequently sought by various media outlets for print, radio, TV interviews and opinion-editorial pages on issues ranging from federal and state energy policy to environmental and society impact. He has appeared and been quoted in Time Magazine, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the LA Times, Variety, the Boston Globe, the Washington Post, Bloomberg, Reuters, NPR, CNN Online, the Houston Chronicle, Dallas Morning News, Forbes, Texas CEO magazine, Texas Monthly, The Emerald Planet, AAPG Explorer, Austin American-Statesman, TulsaWorld Online, GeoExPro Magazine, E&P News, Business Insider, Dallas Observer, San Antonio Express News, EnergyWire, the Star-Telegram, EarthSky News and many more.

Titles of some of his recent talks include:

  • The Future of US Shale and the role of the Independent
  • What the Frack is Going on with Global Energy?
  • K is for…
  • Global Hydrocarbon Supply Outlook
  • Global Energy Outlook: Adapting to Evolving Energy Portfolios and Shifting Demands
  • A Global View of Shale
  • The Role of Unconventional Oil and Gas Reservoirs in the Global Energy Future
  • The Role of Natural Gas in the Global Energy Future
  • Energy Independence: To Frack or not to Frack
  • Role of hydraulic fracturing in the global future
  • State of Tomorrow – Energy, Environment and the Economy
  • Developments in Mudrocks, nanosensors, and energy alternatives
  • Subsurface nanosensors, mudrock reserves, and alternative energy: three things of interest to IOR
  • The Global Energy Mix
  • The US Energy Scene
  • Unconventional Oil and Gas Reservoirs: Mountain or Molehill?
  • The Changing Mix of Energy Sources and the Future American Standard of Living
  • The Global Energy Transition: What will it take to make the Switch
  • Global Energy Security: Parameters and Limits
  • The Fertile Crescent of Energy
  • Changing the Global Energy Conversation
  • What the World has Taught Me about Energy this Year
  • The Role of Shale Gas in the U.S. Energy Future: Global Implications
  • Energy for Future Leaders
  • Global Energy Trends and Technologies
  • Change is Good! Making the Most of Volatility
  • Time, Technology and Transitions
  • The Unconventional Frontier: Where Ideas and Technology Converge
  • Electricity Fuel Options for the 21st Century
  • Geologic Carbon Sequestration
  • Micro- and Nano-Scale Sensors for Oil Exploration & Production
  • Natural Gas Supply
  • Global Energy - Building 21st Century Bridges
  • The Three E Waltz: Energy, Economy, and the Environment
  • The Role of Unconventional Gas in the Global Energy Future
  • Global Energy-Building Bridges, Not Walls
  • Developing Intellectual Resources in Geosciences
  • Energy, Economy, and Environmental Policy: A Glimpse at the 21st Century
  • Oil: Forgotten but not Gone
  • The Fourth E
  • Global Energy: Build Bridges Not Walls
  • Systematic Variations in the Permian Capitan System: McKittrick Canyon, West Texas and New Mexico
  • The Advanced Energy Consortium: A New Model for Funding and Conducting Precompetitive Research in Micro- and Nanotechnology for Improved Subsurface Understanding
  • Energy Workforce: Understanding and Adapting to Cycles
  • Energy Myths and a Few Realities
  • The “I” in BusIness Ethics
  • Unconventional Gas and Global Energy
  • The Coming Natural Gas Economy
  • The Value of Upstream Technology and the Future of Energy Research
  • Carbonate Sequence Stratigraphy and Reservoir Characterization
  • Value of Applied Research and Natural Gas Supply

For a comprehensive list of Dr. Tinker’s presentations, please visit http://www.beg.utexas.edu/presentations.php.


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