The 2014 Southwest 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 Southwest 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 Southwest Oil & Gas Awards Industry Summit:
ABB, Aggreko, Air Energi, Allied Equipment, Antares Energy, Apache Corporation, Approach Resoruces, Astro Thermal Tec Inc., Baker Hughes, BASA Resoruces, Benzol Group, BHP Billiton, Bluewater Industries, Breitling Energy Corporation, Bridger LLC, C&J Energy Services, CDM Resource Management LLC, CheckPoint Pumps & Systems, Cinco Energy Management Group, Clear Fork Royalty, Contek Solutions LLC, Cotton Logistics, Crestwood Midstream Partners LP, DeGolyer and MacNaughton, Drillmec, Eagleclaw Midstream Services, LLC, Enbase Solutions, Energen, Energy Recovery, Inc., EnLink Midstream, EV Energy Partners, Exclusive Energy Services, Fountain Quail-Select, FTS International, Halliburton, Iron Fox Trucking, JC Fodale Energy Services, Lake Truck Lines, Inc., Landpoint, Inc., Laredo Petroleum, Matador Resources, Marcellus Drilling News, M-L Holdings Company Crane Group, Natural Gas Intelligence, Newpark Drilling Fluids, Nova Hard Banding, LLC, Oil Works, Inc., OSHA, Packers Plus, PennTex Midstream, Petro-Hunt LLC, PetroPower, LLC, PinnergyShalewater, Pipeco Services, PLH Group, Preferred Sands, Prism Midstream LLC, Prometheus Energy, Railroad Commission of Texas, Renzenberger, RWI Construction Inc., Ryder System, Inc., Scientific Drilling, Select Energy Services, Sun Coast Resources, Supreme Service & Specialty Co, Inc, TEEMCO, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Three Rivers Operating Company, Total Safety, Tutle & Tutle Trucking, Inc., Well Checked Systems International, Willbros, Wood Mackenzie, Vantage Energy
Jennings Caraway – Real Time Drilling Engineer – Three Rivers Operating Company
Jennings is responsible for initiating a Real Time Drilling (RTD) monitoring and optimization group. Jennings acts as the subject matter expert, guiding the activities of the RTD group. Jennings has over 6 years of experience in the industry and gained a CCNA BA from the University of Houston-Victoria and has previously worked for National Oilwell Varco and Phoenix Technology Services.
James Cruickshank – Chairman & CEO – Antares Energy
Appointed 8 October 2004. Mr Cruickshank has over 20 years of commercial experience in Commercial Banking and Equity Markets. In addition, Mr Cruickshank has served overseas with the Royal Australian Regiment of the Australian Armed Forces as a result of being a graduate of The Royal Military College Duntroon where he was awarded the Leadership Award. Mr Cruickshank is a graduate of the University of Canberra with a Bachelor of Commerce with a double major in Banking & Finance and Accounting as well as holding a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance with a major in Investment Analysis from the Securities Institute of Australia. Mr Cruickshank is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors Diploma qualification and the International Directors Course as well as being a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Mr Cruickshank has completed Advanced Certificates at the University of New South Wales, School of Petroleum Engineering, concerning the Oil & Gas Industry and the Australasian Investor Relations Association concerning Advanced Investor Relations. Mr Cruickshank is a member of CPA Australia and a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia. Mr. Cruickshank is a member of the Audit and Compliance Committee, Remuneration Committee and Nomination Committee of Antares Energy Limited. Mr. Cruickshank has held no other public company directorships during the last three years.
Bob Dunn – President – Prism Midstream LLC
Robert E. “Bob” Dunn and partners founded Prism Midstream in 2012 with Energy Spectrum Partners VI. The company is focused on grass roots developments in infrastructure short areas. In 2002, he founded Prism Gas Systems as a midstream acquisition company. In 2005, Prism was sold to Martin Midstream Partners, and Dunn continued as senior vice president of Prism Gas. In 2012 Prism Gas was sold to CenterPoint Energy Field Services for $273 million. Prior to founding Prism, Dunn was vice president of gathering and processing for UPFuels. He also held numerous financial roles with Union Pacific Resources and Occidental Oil and Gas Co. He began his career at Brown & Root. Dunn received his MBA from Harvard Business School and his B.S. in civil engineering from the University of Tennessee.
R.T. Dukes – Senior Analyst
Mr. Dukes is a consultant with Wood Mackenzie’s upstream energy group. He has advised major oil companies on corporate growth strategies, the macro business environment, and overall opportunity screening. Prior to his role as a consultant, he led a research team with a primary focus in the Rocky Mountains and spent time as an analyst covering the Gulf Coast Region. Prior RT current role he was an Editor of a leading Oil & Gas publication.
Mark H. Elliot – Vice President – Geology and Development – Permian – Laredo Petroleum
Mark H. Elliott joined Laredo in May 2008 and is Vice President—Geology and Development—Permian. Before joining Laredo, Mr. Elliott served as Vice President of Geology & Exploration for Rex Energy Operating Company’s Southwest Region from May 2007 to May 2008. From August 2006 to May 2007, he was a Senior Geologist at Cimarex Energy. In 2004, he joined Latigo in the Midland office as a Senior Geologist. He served in this position until the company was sold in 2006. Mr. Elliott has more than 30 years experience in the oil and gas industry, and, throughout his career, has served in both staff and management positions. Mr. Elliott graduated from Thiel College in western Pennsylvania with a Bachelor degree in Geology.
Rob Fulks – Global Director of Strategic Marketing, Weatherford
Rob Fulks is Global Director of Strategic Marketing for Weatherford’s Hydraulic Fracturing and pressure pumping business unit. Concurrent with his duties in hydraulic fracturing Rob also serves as a member of Weatherford’s Unconventional Resource Team (URT). Since 2005 he has been entirely focused on shale project development. Relying on his thirty-four years of industry experience Rob leads a group of cross-disciplinary subject matter experts in assisting operators with shale/mudstone projects in North America and globally.
Darrel Hagerman – Vice President Commercial Development – Crestwood Midstream Partners LP
Vice President Commercial at Crestwood Midstream Partners LP, responsible for commercial activities in the Granite Wash, Permian Basin, Haynesville, Mississippi Lime, and other emerging NGL rich shale and non-conventional plays. Develop and pursue commercial opportunities for new midstream business opportunities in all areas of the country. Darrel has been in the Industry for a delightful 27 years.
Aubrey Harper – Vice President Business Development Pipeline Division – PLH Group
Aubrey has over 40 years of experience in E&P/midstream operations, project management, and construction for the oil and gas industry. He has held a number of executive and senior management positions responsible for construction and operation of pipelines, compressor stations, meter stations, storage tanks and related facilities.
Stephen Lindsey – Senior Director Government & Community Affairs, Quicksilver Resources
As the Senior Director of Governmental Affairs and Community Relations for Quicksilver Resources Inc., a Fort Worth based independent gas exploration and production company. Steve’s responsibilities include community relations, municipal/city engagement, governmental/legislative affairs, regulatory/permitting, external affairs and corporate/public relations.
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.
Robert McClain – Project Development – Select Energy Services
Robert is in charge of developing and directing large projects aimed at deploying proprietary technologies and differentiating positions in the oil field – treatment/recycling, strategic sourcing and delivery of water, water management, permanent water pipelines for both distribution of fresh water and collection of produced and flowback water, strategic salt water disposal wells. Select Energy Services is a leading Water Management Company with 5000 staff.
Robert Milam – President – EagleClaw Midstream Services, LLC
With 28 years experience in almost every aspect of the natural gas industry, Mr. Milam has a proven track record managing large groups and providing leadership to improve safety, reduce costs and enhance output. Additionally, Mr. Milam has deep expertise in project economics and deal structures. Most recently, Mr. Milam served as vice president and officer of Southern Union Gas Services (SUGS) where he was responsible for all operations, budgets, construction, measurement and engineering for five cryogenic processing plants, seven treaters and approximately 6,000 miles of gathering pipelines. Mr. Milam managed approximately 275 operating personnel, operating budgets in excess of $80 million per year and capital budgets averaging $100 million per year. As part of the senior management team, Mr. Milam played an integral role in presenting during the sale process for Southern Union, ultimately resulting in the SUGS acquisition by Energy Transfer in 2011. In addition, during 2011 and 2012, Mr. Milam coordinated the design, funding and initiated construction on a 200 MMcf/d cryogenic processing plant and a 2,100 GPM amine treating facility in the Permian Basin.
Dean Prather – Area Business Development Tech Manager – Halliburton
Graduated from Texas A&M University in 1979, with a Biomedical Engineering degree, where he started working in West Texas for Halliburton Energy Services as an engineer working with Cement, Stimulation, DST’s and Tool product lines. 10 years later he started working as a Technical Advisor in Midland and held multiple Management positions in Sales, Technology and Operations with 31 years of the 34 years being in the Permian Basin.
Patrick Rau – Director of Strategy & Research – Natural Gas Intelligence
In this role he has helped to develop NGI’s Shale Daily publication along with its Unconventional Rig Count and Shale Price Index data. He provides ongoing leadership for content development and stays abreast of changes in the pipeline grid impacting NGI’s Price Indexes. Overall, Pat has more than 15 years experience in the oil & gas industry, including time spent as a sell-side equity research analyst covering natural gas pipelines for the Bank of Montreal, and as a financial analyst and internal consultant for the Amerada Hes Corporation. Pat received his B.A. in Economics from the College of William & Mary, and his M.B.A. in Finance from Georgetown University.
Erin Selvera – Air Permits Division – Texas Commission on Environmenal Quality
Erin is the Special Assistant to Mike Wilson, director of the Air Permits Division of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s Office of Air. Erin received a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Houston in 1996 and a Juris Doctor from St. Mary’s University School of Law in 2004. Prior to joining the Air Permits Division, she worked for the Attorney General of Texas and for the TCEQ Office of Legal Services (OLS) as a staff attorney for seven years. For OLS, Erin practiced water rights, water utilities, and air law. She has worked on a wide array of rulemaking and air permitting cases, from rock crushers to several power plant contested hearings. In December 2011, she joined the Air Permits Division where she leads the division’s oil and gas rulemaking and regulatory analysis and as of July 1st she took over as the Air Pollutant Watch List Coordinator for the TCEQ.
James Senger – Director, Corporate HSE, FTS International
Influential leader consistently achieving superior HSE and Operational results. 30+ years in the upstream Oil & Gas sector with a unique balance of HSE and Operational Management expertise. Experience – Hydraulic Fracturing, Wireline Operations, Logistics Sand Hauling, Manufacturing, Workover Rigs, Fishing & Rental Tools, Hot Oiling Services, Fluid Management Services.
Chris Staffel – Vice president Administration – PennTex Midstream
Building, implementing and managing the departments of Public Relations, Human Resources, IT, Local Outreach & Government Affairs for PennTex Midstream Partners LLC. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, PennTex Midstream Partners, LLC is a full service, multiplatform, energy logistics company that provides superior midstream services through strategic partnerships with our customers.
Carol Van Zandt Jones – Founder & CEO – VZ Environmental
Carol Van Zandt Jones was challenged by a customer to find a simple method to contain liquid spills in the oil and gas industry. Carol partnered with equipment supplier Mark Matson to design a drive-over foam bermed containment membrane to capture and dispose of drips and spills on oil and gas sites. The containment mat, patented as VMatz™, not only met the customer’s needs, it became the first unique product supplied by VZ Environmental. Jones started the business out of her home with two employees and a goal to help oil and gas operators minimize their impact on the environment.
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.
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**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: Lessons learned from the regeneration of a legacy play – Discussing current and future opportunities in the Permian.
|09.20 – 10.00||Panel Discussion: Takeaway Capacity in the Southwest – How well prepared is the midstream to manage the growth in crude, condensate and NGL production?
|10.00 – 10.40||Panel Discussion: Community Engagement – How can companies develop effective paths of communication.
|10.40 – 11.00||Coffee and Networking|
|11.00 – 11.40||Panel Discussion: Minimizing the environmental impact of operations: Managing water, air and land.
|11.40 – 12.20||Panel Discussion: Ensuring regulatory compliance – The challenge of air pollution guidelines in the Southwest.
|12.20 – 13.20||Lunch and Networking|
|13.40 – 14.20||Market Update: Managed Pressure Drilling
|14.20 – 15.00||Panel Discussion: Completions, Well Characterization, Planning and Completion Method Selection.
|15.00 – 15.40||Panel Discussion: Regional Safety Focus
|15.40 – 15.50||Closing Remarks: Marc Bridgen, Chief Marketing Officer, Oil & Gas Awards|
|15.50 – 16.20||Drinks Reception and Close of Summit|
Lessons learned from the regeneration of a legacy play – Discussing current and future opportunities in the Permian.
Takeaway Capacity in the Southwest – How well prepared is the midstream to manage the growth in crude, condensate and NGL production?
Community Engagement – How can companies develop effective paths of communication.
Minimizing the environmental impact of operations: Managing water, air and land.
Ensuring regulatory compliance – The challenge of air pollution guidelines in the Southwest.
Managed Pressure Drilling
Completions, Well Characterization, Planning and Completion Method Selection.
Regional Safety Focus
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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