PLN Speaker Ken Deffeyes to speak on The Impending World Oil Crisis and Beyond

November 2, 2005
Contact: Eunice Trent
Phone: 405.491.6600
Fax: 405.491.6381

BETHANY, OK - This year’s second Peer Learning Network (PLN) seminar features a presentation by Ken Deffeyes, the author of Hubbert’s Peak: The Impending World Oil Crisis, in which he predicts a permanent decline in world oil production. The session will be on Thursday, November 10, from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Royce Brown Business Building, located off NW 39th Expressway and Peniel on the campus of Southern Nazarene University. A continental breakfast will be served at 7:45 a.m.

Deffeyes was born in Oklahoma and is the son of a pioneering petroleum engineer. He was educated at the Colorado School of Mines and Princeton University and was a member of the Shell research lab in Houston. In addition, Ken was a member of the Princeton geology faculty for 32 years while also consulting for numerous oil and gas drilling programs. In one stretch he selected 100 well sites in Western New York and Pennsylvania without a dry hole. His primary work has focused on the Western USA but he has also done work in 10 different countries.

After writing Hubbert’s Peak, which predicted the peak of world oil production in 2004 and 2005 he wrote a sequel, Beyond Oil: The View from Hubbert’s Peak. We welcome Ken back to Oklahoma to hear his perspective on the present and future state of energy in Oklahoma, the USA and the world.

Deffeyes’ workshop is a part of The Peer Learning Network, a program facilitated by Southern Nazarene University. Peer Learning Network partners, comprised of chief executives of 10 local corporations and their management teams, pooling their resources to bring world-class presenters to the leaders of Oklahoma’s premiere companies, four times a year.

The two remaining sessions for this year include the following:

February 2
Joseph Grenny
Crucial Conversations and Crucial Confrontations

April 13
Ari Fleischer
Taking Heat: The President, The Press and My Years in the White House

Tickets are $40.00 each and may be reserved by calling 405.491.6311. For further information about this or future Peer Learning Network workshops, call the Office of University Advancement at 405.491.6311 or e-mail, or log on to