The 2014 Midcontinent Industry Summit builds on the significant success of the Oil and Gas Awards, a unique series that has become a must-attend industry event. The Midcontinent Industry Summit takes place during the day immediately preceding the second annual gala awards dinner.
The Industry Summit will provide an extended platform to deliver invaluable strategic and operational content of real commercial value, as well as an extended networking opportunity.
Senior leaders from E&P, Midstream and the Vendor community will gather to deliver practical insights on methods for improving best practise and instilling excellence in crucial areas such as drilling & completions, health & safety, environmental protection & regulation and community engagement.
Industry Summit Delegate Pass Pricing:
FREE – Any company that submitted an entry into the Oil & Gas Awards are provided with 2 comp delegate passes $99 – Super Early Bird Tickets (Offer Expires 09/01/2014) $199 – Early Bird Tickets (Offer Expires 10/17/2014) $299 – Standard Tickets
The following organizations are already confirmed to attend the 2014 Midcontinent Oil & Gas Awards Industry Summit:
ABB, Access Midstream, Aggreko, Apache Corporation, Astro Thermal Tec Inc., Baker Hughes, Benzol Group, BHP Billiton, Bluewater Industries, Breitburn Energy Partners L.P., Butler and Cook, Inc., C&J Energy Services, CDM Resource Management LLC, Chaparral Energy, Cimarex Energy, Cinco Energy Management Group, Devon Energy, Eagle Rock Energy, Eagle Rock Energy Partners, L.P. , Energy Recovery, Inc., EnLink Midstream, Evolution Petroleum Corp., FTS International, Gastar Exploration Inc., Halliburton, Hammer Construction, Inc, Hearn Trucking, LLC, JC Fodale Energy Services, Katch Kan Ltd., Kerr Pumps, Natural Gas Intelligence, Newpark Drilling Fluids, Oklahoma Corporation Commission, Oklahoma Department of Energy & Environment, Oklahoma State Fish & Wildlife Agency, OSHA, Packers Plus, PetroPower, LLC, PetroQuest Energy, Pipeco Services, Preferred Sands, Prometheus Energy, Rockwater Energy Solutions, Royal Mfg Co., Samson Resoruces, Scientific Drilling, Scott Environmental Services, Inc., Select Energy Services, Southwestern Energy, Spartan Engineering, Sun Coast Resources, TEEMCO, Templar Energy, Total Safety, TransCanada, Tutle & Tutle Trucking, Inc., US Fish & Wildlife Agency, Waste Management, Inc., Well Checked Systems International, Willbros, Williams Company, Wood Mackenzie
Chip Carter – Vice President of Corporate Communications & Business Development – Jones Public Relations
Chip is the VP of Corporate Communications & Business Development, leading both the corporate business-to-business accounts as well as the firm’s marketing efforts. He joined Jones PR in 2013 bringing more than 20 years of experience in public relations, public affairs, community relations, and strategic communications across several business sectors, including politics and government, real estate development, aerospace, and investment management.
Ken Collins – Biologist – US Fish & Wildlife Agency
Ken is a biologist within the ecological services division of the US Fish & Wildlife Service. The US Fish & Wildlife Service is a federal government agency within the US Department of Interior dedicated to the management of fish, wildlife and natural habitats. Our programs are among the oldest in the world dedicated to natural resource conservation. You can trace our history back to 1871 and the U.S. Commission on Fish and Fisheries in the Department of Commerce and the Division of Economic Orinthology and Mammology in the Department of Agriculture.
Carolyn Davis – Senior Editor – Natural Gas Intelligence
Carolyn Davis is a Senior Editor at Natural Gas Intelligence and is based in Houston. Davis joined NGI in May 2000 as a writer and editor for NGI’s daily and weekly business publications. Her forte is exploration and production activity in North America’s onshore and in the offshore. She also covers the midstream and gas pipeline businesses, as well as liquefied natural gas news. Prior to joining NGI, Davis was managing editor for Business & Legal Reports, based in Connecticut, and oversaw a news service for environmental compliance activities at the state and federal level. Previously she served as editorial director for Waco, Texas-based Stevens Publishing, helping to guide business publications geared for occupational health and safety, environmental protection and health industry professionals. She began her career as a news reporter, working for several Texas news organizations, including the Houston Business Journal. Davis attended Texas A&M University and the University of Houston, where she earned a bachelor’s degree. She lives near Houston with her family, with a son now attending Texas Tech University and a daughter attending Texas A&M University.
David Eberhardt – VP Human Resources – Chaparral Energy
David Eberhardt is the Vice President of Human Resources for Chaparral Energy. Prior to joining Chaparral, David served in various leadership roles at Devon Energy including Director of HR Systems & Strategy, Director of Shared Services & Analytics, and Sr. Manager of Talent Acquisition. Before his career as an industry focused HR professional, he worked as a management consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton, Deloitte Consulting, and Accenture. David earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and International Affairs from the University of Utah. He currently lives in Oklahoma City, OK with his wife and two children. When time allows, David enjoys to mountain bike, snow ski, and explore the world with his family.
Robert Hatley – VP Communications & Strategic Outreach – Williams Company
Rob is vice president of Communications and Strategic Outreach for The Williams Companies, Inc. He is responsible for the company’s internal and external communications efforts, including public relations, crisis communications, communication services, advertising, branding, intranet, charitable giving and public outreach. Rob joined Williams in May 2013. Prior to that, he was responsible for global communications at Freescale Semiconductor, which was a spinoff from Motorola, during the company’s $17.6 billion leveraged buyout and subsequent initial public offering in May 2011. He was also a part of the communications leadership team with Dell in Austin, Texas, during its fast-paced growth from 1999 to 2006. He began his career with NCR Corporation in Dayton, Ohio and held several sales, marketing and business development leadership roles during the merger and divestiture of AT&T/NCR.Rob holds a bachelor’s degree in both marketing and finance from Miami University, as well as an MBA from Baylor University.
Allan Janus – Research Supervisor – Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation
The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation is the state agency responsible for managing fish and wildlife. The Wildlife Department receives no general state tax appropriations and is supported by hunting and fishing license fees and special taxes through the Wildlife & Sport Fish Restoration Program on sporting equipment and motorboat fuels paid by anglers, boaters hunters and recreational shooters.
Jim Leathers – Director of Natural Gas Supply – Superior Pipeline Company
Jim Leathers is the Director of Natural Gas Supply for Superior Pipeline Company, a natural gas midstream company and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Unit Corporation. He leads the commercial team that is responsible for the gathering and processing of natural gas supplies associated with Superior Pipeline’s midcontinent gathering systems and processing plants. Mr. Leathers has over 25 years of experience in the natural gas and natural gas liquids industry which includes; natural gas supply, marketing, midstream business development and accounting. Prior to joining Superior Pipeline in 2008, Mr. Leathers held positions with Devon Energy, CMS Field Services, Continental Natural Gas and Phillips Petroleum. He is an active member of several industry and professional organizations and serves on various committees of the Gas Processors Association and is the company representative for the Texas Intrastate Pipeline Association. Mr. Leathers holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Northeastern State University. He is a Certified Public Accountant and has completed graduate studies at the University of Tulsa College of Law and Colorado School of Mines.
Greg Lorson – Chief Executive Officer – TEEMCO
CEO of TEEMCO, Greg is a fourth-generation oilman with thirty-years management experience in oil & gas, real estate and investment banking. He’s been appointed by governors from six states to advise on environment, taxes, energy, and economic development and has served on several state & federal commissions. He currently serves on the Environmental Committees for the Pennsylvania Independent Oil and Gas Association, the American International Society for Testing & Materials (ASTM), and the American Petroleum Institute (API). His undergraduate study was in finance at the University of Oklahoma, graduate studies in business & anthropology at Harvard, and holds a postgraduate certificate in Business Administration from Edinburgh Graduate Business School. Mr. Lorson also holds six environmental-professional certifications.
Brett McWilliams – Field Technician – Total Safety
Total Safety is the leading global provider of integrated industrial safety services, strategies and equipment necessary to keep your workers, your facility and the environment safe. We not only deliver complete, cost-effective safety service solutions to our customers as promised and without compromise, but we have the resources and the support to back it up. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, with more than 140 locations worldwide in 20 countries, Total Safety has the people, programs and processes to deliver the industry’s best industrial safety services and equipment tailored to your specific business needs.
Commissioner Dana Murphy – Oklahoma Corporation Commission
Elected in 2008 and 2010, Oklahoma Corporation Commissioner Dana Murphy has 22-plus years of experience in the petroleum industry as a geologist. Prior to her election, she owned and operated a private law firm focused on oil and gas title, regulatory practice and transactional work, and previously served as an administrative law judge for the Commission. She is the Oklahoma member and vice president of the Regional State Committee of the Southwest Power Pool, serves on the Oklahoma Water Resources Research Institute advisory board, and is Chair of the Financial Research Institute advisory board. She also serves on the Salvation Army’s Central Oklahoma Area Command advisory board. In 2007, she was recognized by Energy Advocates as an outstanding woman in energy. Murphy holds a bachelor’s degree in geology from Oklahoma State University and a law degree cum laude from Oklahoma City University.
John E. Poarch – Vice President – Commercial and Business Development – Access Midstream
John Poarch was named Vice President – Commercial and Business Development for Access Midstream in April 2014. He most recently was General Manager – Eagle Ford for Access. At Chesapeake Midstream Partners, Mr. Poarch served as Area Manager of Springridge assets in the Haynesville Shale and Director of Business Development. Prior to joining Chesapeake, Mr. Poarch served as the Director of Business Development and as a Construction Project Manager for Seminole Energy Services. In addition, Mr. Poarch has been an industry consultant, owner of a distribution company and held various engineering, commercial and supervisory positions for Conoco. Mr. Poarch received his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Oklahoma in 1987.
Attorney General Scott Pruitt – Oklahoma State Government
The Attorney General’s Office has been part of Oklahoma’s state government since 1907 when Charles West became Oklahoma’s first Attorney General. Attorney General Scott Pruitt is the sixteenth person to hold the office. By statute, the Attorney General’s Office provides legal counsel and representation for state agencies and employees. The office also represents the interests of Oklahoma consumers, the state’s natural resources and Oklahoma crime victims. The Attorney General’s office has multiple units dedicated to carrying out the mission and duties of the office.
Jillian Robles – Supervisor, Business Continuity – Devon Energy
Jillian Robles is the Supervisor of Business Continuity at Devon Energy’s headquarters in Oklahoma City managing the Incident Management Team program for corporate and field level operations across the United States. In her role at Devon, she has facilitated and supported incident response to well control incidents, tornado impacts to employees and a natural gas processing plant, and humanitarian response operations.
Dexter Steis – Executive Publisher – Natural Gas Intelligence
Dexter Steis is Executive Publisher of Natural Gas Intelligence (NGI), a leading B2B news, data and analytics company serving the natural gas industry since 1981. Mr. Steis joined NGI in June 1994 and over the years has held several roles in the organization, including markets reporter and business analyst. He assumed the position of Executive Publisher in September 2004. In this role, he oversees NGI’s commercial operations, including Sales and Marketing, Accounting, New Product Development and IT. Mr. Steis grew up in the natural gas industry and has watched the industry evolve from its deregulated infancy in the 1980s to today’s marketplace of plentiful supply, efficient pipeline grid, and low relative commodity price. He has participated in numerous hearings and technical conferences at the FERC and MMS on issues related to natural gas price transparency and discovery. He worked alongside industry representatives, electronic exchanges and fellow index developers as part of the Market Price Reporting Action Committee (MPRAC), which helped to restore confidence in the voluntary price reporting system following the Enron and related trading scandals of the late 1990s. Mr. Steis received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from the University of New Hampshire. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children.
Juliana Tarazona – Geosteering Specialist – Halliburton
Founded in 1919, Halliburton is one of the world’s largest providers of products and services to the energy industry. With more than 80,000 employees, representing 140 nationalities in approximately 80 countries, the company serves the upstream oil and gas industry throughout the lifecycle of the reservoir – from locating hydrocarbons and managing geological data, to drilling and formation evaluation, well construction and completion, and optimizing production through the life of the field.
D. Steve Tipton – Completions Engineering Advisor – Newfield Exploration
Mr. Tipton has more than 47 years’ experience primarily in drilling, completion, and production operations through out the US, Canada, Trinidad and Yemen. He is currently employed by Newfield Exploration in Tulsa, Oklahoma. One of his primary responsibilities is water management for the company’s completion operations in the Mid-Continent. All of Newfield’s current drilling and completion work is in shale and tight oil and gas reservoirs. He has made presentations at numerous technical meetings and conferences on water management including Society of Petroleum Engineers, Aspen Institute, The University of Tulsa, the Environmental Protection Agency – Technical Workshops for Hydraulic Fracturing, the OIPA Unconventional Resource Forum, Oil Sands Water Management Initiative, Water Management for Shale Plays, and in house training at Newfield for new engineers and geoscientists.
Keith White – Director EH&S – Chaparral Energy
Keith White is Director of Environmental, Health and Safety for Chaparral Energy, based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He is responsible for the corporate EHS activities of Chaparral’s Drilling, Production, Pipeline and Enhanced Oil Recovery activities. The major focus of this work is in the Southwest United States with core areas primarily in Oklahoma and Texas. Mr. White is also an active attorney who has provided legal and consultive services for various Fortune 500 corporations in the Oil and Gas, Utility and Manufacturing industries throughout North America. He has managed litigation and permit actions in Administrative, State, Provincial and Federal levels, mostly involved in Environmental, Water, Wastewater, Air, OSHA, DOT and RCRA Actions, but also supported those actions through management of commercial assets, due diligence activities, marketing efforts and transactional controls.
Jim Willis – Consultant – Natural Gas Intelligence
Jim hails from the Marcellus/Utica region and consults for Natural Gas Intelligence (NGI), a leading B2B news, data and analytics company serving the natural gas industry since 1981. NGI publishes Daily Gas Price Index, Shale Daily, Bidweek Survey and several other natgas-related publications. Jim founded and still edits the daily Marcellus Drilling News blog site, which aggregates and analyzes the players and issues in northeast shale drilling. Jim’s previous roles include director and vice president of marketing at several specialty publishing companies in both the financial and engineering sectors.
Stuart Wittenbach – Director EH&S – Cimarex Energy
Stuart is responsible for the development and implementation of all EH&S programs for the company. All phases are a team-effort with management and operations involvement. Stuart previously spent over eight years at Sandridge Energy, ultimately holding the position of Vice President EH&S and Regulatory. Cimarex is an exploration and production company with operations in Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico and Kansas.
Frank Zamora – VP Engineering – FTS International
Frank Zamora is Vice President Engineering at FTS International (FTSI). Zamora is a registered professional engineer in Texas, has 37 years of oilfield experience and holds more than 50 patents related to his work in the oil and gas industry. Prior to joining FTSI in 2014, Zamora was V.P. of engineering and technology for Trican Well Services.
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**Please note that this is a suggested agenda, the topics will be finalized once we have consulted with our speaker panel. If you have any comments on what should be discussed please contact us.**
**Oil & Gas Awards reserves the right to amend the agenda and is not responsible for cancellations due to unforeseen circumstances. Oil & Gas Awards accepts no responsibility for statements made orally or in written material distributed by any of its speakers at its Industry Summit. In addition, Oil & Gas Awards is not responsible for any copying, republication or redistribution of such statement.**
|08.00 – 08.50||Registration and Coffee|
|08.50 – 09.00||Oil & Gas Awards Welcome: Marc Bridgen, Chief Marketing Officer, Oil & Gas Awards|
|09:00 – 09:20||Keynote Address: Title TBC
|09.20 – 10.00||Panel Discussion: Assessing the importance of the Oil and Gas Industry to the Midcontinent: Identifying trends for growth, increased profit and the benefits to local communities.
|10.00 – 10.40||Panel Discussion: Water, Air and Land Management – Assessing the training and equipment required to ensure regulatory compliance and the limitation of negative impact.
|10.40 – 11.00||Coffee and Networking|
|11.00 – 11.20||Market Presentation: The 21st Century Industrial Revolution – A strategic analysis of current market trends and future outcomes of the industry.
|11.20 – 12.00||Panel Discussion: Assessing the impact of new wildlife endangerment regulations on production operations, specifically regarding the lesser prairie chicken.
|12.00 – 12.40||Panel Discussion: Increasing production with fewer rigs and assessing the regulatory landscape for drilling in the Midcontinent.
|12.40 – 13.40||Lunch and Networking|
|13.40 – 14.00||Keynote Address: At the crossroads of Oil & Gas technology and regulation: Looking back to go forward.
|14.00 – 14.40||Panel Discussion: Assessing the best methods for communication and turning the tide of public perception.
|14.40 – 15.20||Panel Discussion: Showcasing best practise in jobsite safety.
|15.20 – 15.35||Market Presentation: Emergency Preparedness in the Oil and Gas Sector
|15.35 – 16.15||Panel Discussion: Unconventional Shale: Increasing reservoir contact and drainage efficiency in completions
|16.15 – 16.20||Closing Remarks: Marc Bridgen, Chief Marketing Officer, Oil & Gas Awards|
|16.20 – 16.50||Drinks Reception and Close of Summit|
Energy, Environment and the EPA – Attorney General Scott Pruitt
Assessing the importance of the Oil and Gas Industry to the Midcontinent: Identifying trends for growth, increased profit and the benefits to local communities.
Water, Air and Land Management – Assessing the training and equipment required to ensure regulatory compliance and the limitation of negative impact.
The 21st Century Industrial Revolution – A strategic analysis of current market trends and future outcomes for the industry.
Assessing the impact of new wildlife endangerment regulations on production operations, specifically regarding the lesser prairie chicken.
Increasing production with fewer rigs and assessing the regulatory landscape for drilling in the Midcontinent.
At the crossroads of Oil & Gas technology and regulation: Looking back to go forward.
Assessing the best methods for communication and turning the tide of public perception.
Showcasing best practice in jobsite safety.
Emergency Preparedness in the Oil and Gas Sector.
Unconventional Shale: Increasing reservoir contact and drainage efficiency in completions
The Skirvin Hilton Hotel
1 Park Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73102
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Industry Summit Delegate Pass Pricing:
FREE – Any company that submits an entry into the Oil & Gas Awards are provided with 2 comp delegate passes $99 – Super Early Bird Tickets (Offer Expires 09/01/2014) $199 – Early Bird Tickets (Offer Expires 10/01/2014) $299 – Standard Tickets