Alaskan Organization Focuses on Economy Growth, Natural Resources

During his long career at Shell, David Lawrence held many positions of increasing responsibility, ultimately serving as Executive Vice President Exploration and Commercial. A recognized industry thought leader, David Lawrence has shared expertise gained through his work at Shell as a featured speaker at many events, including the Resource Development Council (RDC) for Alaska’s annual meeting.

A statewide business association, RDC includes individuals and businesses representing multiple industries, including oil and gas, mining, fisheries, and tourism. Since its establishment in 1985, the organization has aimed to foster economic development in Alaska by supporting The Private sector and promoting responsible development of the state’s natural resources. Each year, RDC holds an annual meeting focused on topics of high importance to economic growth in the state.

In Alaska, oil is a key economic driver that has provided approximately $180 million in government revenue since Alaska became a state in 1959. In total, the oil and gas industry has delivered more than 17 billion barrels of oil to date, with billions of barrels in untapped reserves remaining in the state. Consequently, oil and gas industry issues are frequent featured subjects at RDC’s annual meeting. The last annual meeting was held at the Dena’ina Civic & Convention Center in Anchorage and was titled Investing Now For The Future: The Proud Partnership Between Industry and Alaska.


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