CMU panel discussion to address energy development

A panel discussion about energy development is planned for Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction.

The discussion is set for 9 to 11 a.m. Feb. 24 in room 213 of the Colorado Mesa University Center. The event is free and open to the public. For reservations, send an e-mail to

The Unconventional Energy Center at CMU has joined with the Consumer Energy Alliance in presenting the discussion. The West Slope Colorado Oil and Gas Association and Chevron also will sponsor the energy management forum.

Panelists from three companies are expected to address the effects of energy development on jobs, the economy and manufacturing.

The panel will feature Joe Stratman, executive vice president of Nucor Corp.; Danny Wilson, executive vice president of upstream at G2X Energy; and Bob Braddock, senior project advisor for Jordan Cove LNG. John Harpole, founder and president of Mercator Energy, will moderate the discussion.

Stratman served as controller of Nucor Building Systems and Nucor-Yamato Steel Co, general manager of the Nucor-Steel Nebraska mill and vice president and general manager of Nucor-Yamato Steel before being appointed to his present position in 2007.

Wilson, a petroleum engineer with more than 36 years of industry experience, worked as senior vice president of acquisitions and engineering at Maverick American Natural Gas and executive vice president of Saxon Petroleum before joining G2X Energy. He’s a member of the Houston Producers Forum, Independent Petroleum Association of America, Society of Petroleum Engineers and Society of Petroleum Evaluation Engineers.

Braddock is senior project advisor for the Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas export terminal proposed for Coos Bay, Ore. He’s worked as a laboratory technician, process engineer, engineering economist and manager of enhanced oil recovery operations and research.

Harpole has provided consulting services to many producers in the energy sector. He’s a board member of the Colorado Oil and Gas Association, Energy Outreach Colorado, Leadership Program of the Rockies, University of Colorado Global Energy Management and Western Energy Alliance.