The Gas/Electric Partnership is in its 29th Year We focus on: Macroeconomic forces at play for the natural gas industry Gas, crude oil, & gas liquids infrastructure Compressors and their drivers Integration of gas with renewables Project plans & applications of digital technology.
Originally designed for the Midstream operator, we include topics from Power, Offshore, LNG, Upstream, and Renewables
The use of electrical drive technologies has increased considerably in the up-and midstream areas, driving reliability and environmental friendliness. The Gas/Electric Partnership brings this experience together to ensure your next project is a success
W. Richard Schmeal, Gas/Electric Ventures, is the main owner and organizer of the Gas/Electric Partnership. He has held management and engineering positions with Shell Oil, Shell Chemical, and Shell Development, and was Director of the Electric Power Research Institute’s Chemicals, Petroleum, & Natural Gas Center. He has Chemical Engineering degrees from the University of Illinois, Northwestern University, and the University of Minnesota.
Andrew Slaughter is a highly experienced energy executive with four decades of senior positions in major energy companies and leading consulting and advisory firms in Europe and North America. His areas of interest are energy markets, supply, demand and price dynamics, energy investment drivers, sustainability, and the energy transition.
Andrew is currently co-organizer and content leader of webinars and conferences for the Gas/Electric Partnership. He also teaches graduate and undergraduate energy courses at the University of Houston, creating and leading courses in Energy Value Chains and Refining and Petrochemicals.
Andrew’s career in the energy industry includes senior positions with Shell North America; IHS Markit and Deloitte. He has worked across the oil and natural gas value chains in North America and Europe, as well as extensive energy consulting experience in Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. In addition, he has held leadership roles in several major studies for the US government under the auspices of the US National Petroleum Council.
He has served as a member of the Oil and Gas Journal Editorial Advisory Board, and on the Council of the US Association for Energy Economics; is a peer reviewer for the Journal of Energy Policy; and is a regular contributor to industry forums.
Andrew Slaughter began his career with Chevron Oil, in a planning and economic analysis role for Chevron’s downstream oil business in the UK.
Chris Kapp with Dr. Rotating LLC has 25+ years of experience in consultancy, engineering, sales, and service of turbomachinery in nearly every area of Oil & Gas as well as industrial applications. He began at Mannesmann Demag in Duisburg and London Chris started up a joint venture, Demag Kirloskar Compressors Pvt India Ltd. Immigrating to the US, he worked for Cooper Energy Services / Rolls-Royce Energy Systems in Mt. Vernon, OH as a director of marketing and product standardization for gas turbines and centrifugal pipeline compressors. Chris then worked as VP Americas for Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery (O&G) in Houston, TX before moving to Hoerbiger as SVP.
Chris has numerous publications to his credit and was a task force member for API 617/618/688. He worked with the EPA and DOE on new compressor and emissions standards. He is a published author with his book, “How to Sell Engineered Products”.
Chris studied mechanical & aerospace engineering at the RWTH University Aachen, Germany as well as the NIU in Trondheim, Norway, and completed a master's of science/engineering (Dipl.-Ing). He studied finance at KIAMS, India