University of Texas at Austin

Director’s Middle East Trip

March 22, 2018
Scott W. Tinker

Saudi ARAMCO geologist Dana A. Jishi and Scott Tinker

Bureau of Economic Geology director Scott W. Tinker was invited to present the keynote address at the Opening Ceremony of the GEO 2018 conference held recently in Bahrain. GEO, the largest and best-attended technical conference of its kind in the Middle East, hosts government leaders and industry professionals with an interest in the future development of the region’s hydrocarbon resources. Dr. Tinker’s well-received address was entitled “Energy, Poverty, and Climate: Seeking the Radical Middle.” 

“The growth and development in the Middle East is remarkable,” Dr. Tinker said. “It is underpinned by energy. I appreciated the opportunity to discuss climate, poverty, and energy with leaders from the region, probably for the first time in such a public setting. These issues must be addressed as the region moves forward.” 

Later in the week, Dr. Tinker appeared as the Dean's Distinguished Visitor at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) north of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. There, he presented the seminar "The Future of Fossil Fuels" to a packed house.

Scott W. Tinker GEO 2018 Conference

Scott W. Tinker at the Opening Ceremony of the GEO 2018 conference held recently in Bahrain.

Scott W. Tinker GEO 2018 Conference