The Gulf Coast 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 Rocky Mountain Industry Summit takes place during the day immediately preceding the 3rd annual 2015 Gulf Coast Oil & Gas Awards Gala 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 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 complimentary delegate passes
$99 – Early Bird Tickets (Offer Expires 03/06/2015)
$199 – Standard Tickets
ABUTEC Industries, Inc. : Austin Exploration : Baker Hughes : Baytex Energy Corp. : BHP Billiton : Blackhawk Specialty Tools : Bluetick Inc. : Brinderson : Bullhorn : Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc. : CDM Resource Management LLC : Chemplex : Clariant Oil Services : Concentric Pipe and Tool Rental : Croft Production Systems, Inc. : Downhole Technology : Dresser-Rand : Drillinginfo : Eagle Ford Shale Housing : Encana : Enviro-Tech Systems : EOG Resources : Fairmount Santrol : FourWinds Logistics : GARP Services LLC : Green Energy Oilfield Services : Gulf South Risk Services : Gulfport Energy Corporation : Halker Consulting : Halliburton : HB Rentals : Hearn Trucking : Houston Advanced Research Centre : IFS North America : JC Fodale Energy Services : Jets.com : Katch Kan : Kaylor Energy : Kenworth Trucks : Kiewit : Kinder Morgan Midstream : Knight Oil Tools : Lone Tree USA : Magnum Oil Tools : Manhattan Resources : Maxoil Solutions, Inc. : Monex Europe : MYCELX Technologies Corporation : New Gulf Resources, LLC : Norton Rose Fulbright : Oil & Gas Financial Journal : Oil & Gas Journal : OilfieldLodging.com : Packers Plus Energy Services Inc. : Penntex Midstream Partners : Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP : Pinnergy : Pioneer Energy Services : PowerPlan : Renzenberger : Ryder System, Inc. : Sanchez Energy Corp. : Scientific Drilling International : Secorp Industries : Select Energy Services : Spencer Ogden Energy : State Service Co., Inc. : Strategy Engineering & Consulting : Strike : Sun Coast Resources, Inc. : Supreme Services and Speciality : Team Oil Tools : The Global Edge Consultants : Themark Corporation : TIC Southern : Total Safety : Trinidad Drilling : Tutle & Tutle Trucking, Inc. : UniversalPegasus International : US Chamber of Commerce Institute for Twenty First Century Energy : VistaVu Solutions : Voovio : VZ Environmental : Well Master : Wood Mackenzie : YPE
Charles Ely – General Manager, Distributed LNG Solutions – Dresser-Rand
Charles is responsible for building and managing D-R’s newly created business unit for small-scale, modular LNG liquefaction systems. This global P&L business is responsible for the design, manufacture, aftermarket service, and sales of D-R’s new LNGo product.
Chris Staffel – Vice President Administration – PennTex Midstream
Chris Staffel is a public affairs professional currently building, implementing and managing the departments of Public Relations, Human Resources, IT, Facility Planning, Risk Management & 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. Prior to PennTex, Chris managed public affairs and strategic outreach for Williams Companies, Northeast Region. Based out of New York City, Ms. Staffel served as spokesperson while overseeing public affairs to develop and implement strategic stakeholder engagement programs involving community and local government relations, corporate giving, local media relations and crisis communications. She also was involved with business development in leading public outreach efforts for Williams’ interstate gas pipeline expansion project development and execution along the Atlantic-Gulf Transco system including Constitution Pipeline, Rockaway Expansion Lateral, Northeast Supply Link, Leidy Southeast, ODEC Rock Springs Lateral and Woodbridge Lateral. Prior to Williams, Ms. Staffel served as Director of Communications and Administration at Delphi Midstream Partners, a developer of midstream gathering systems in the Marcellus Shale and the Barnett Shale. She worked alongside the founding members to build Laser Northeast Gathering Company where she was responsible for establishing and managing the human resources department, overseeing all public relations and government affairs, office management, IT logistics and daily administration of the company.
Clayton Maugans (PHD) – Director of Water Technologies – Select Energy Services
Select Energy Services strives to change the oil and gas industry’s approach to water management. By providing strategic water management solutions from sourcing to disposal, Select delivers innovative, efficient end-to-end solutions and well-site services to producers. Always mindful of the environment, Select effectively and safely sources, transports, tests, treats, and disposes of water and fluids from well sites within every major North American shale play. With nearly 5,000 employees and $1 billion in revenues, Select is the premier provider of water solutions that help unlock the vital energy resources of our country.
Dean Brister – District Manager – TIC Southern
The TIC companies provide capabilities to effectively execute major industrial projects throughout a diversified marketplace, while maintaining a competitive structure regionally across North America. Started in 1974 in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, TIC is a direct-hire general industrial construction company with annual contract awards of over $2 billion. TIC services a wide range of markets both in the United States and abroad, from heavy industrial (power, mining, industrial process and renewable energy), to environmental water and wastewater treatment, slipform erection, marine and general maintenance services.
Edward Clark Lewis – Head of Environmental, US – Norton Rose Fulbright
Eddie Lewis, who joined in 1993, is a partner in the Houston office. He focuses his practice in the environmental law area, including environmental litigation, enforcement, compliance counseling, remediation, permitting, auditing, and transactional matters. Previously, Eddie worked as a chemical engineer. His practice frequently involves legal issues in which complex technical issues are at the forefront.
Edwin Mongan – Senior Manager, Environment and Regulatory – BHP Billiton Petroleum
Ed leads a team that develops strategic opportunities to improve BHP Billiton Petroleum’s global environmental performance and he is a member of the American Petroleum Institute’s (API) Health and Environment Committee. Ed joined BHP Billiton Group in London in 2006 as Global Practice Leader, Climate Change and he moved to Melbourne in 2008 where he served as Vice President, Environment. Before joining BHP Billiton, Ed was Director of Energy and Environment for the DuPont Company in Wilmington, Delaware (USA). Ed holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering and a Masters in Environmental Engineering, both from the University of Delaware.
Karen Harbert – President & CEO – INSTITUTE FOR 21ST CENTURY ENERGY – U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Karen Alderman Harbert is president and chief executive officer of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for 21st Century Energy (Institute). Harbert leads the Institute’s efforts to build support for meaningful energy action nationally and internationally through policy development, education, and advocacy. Under Harbert’s leadership, the Energy Institute has evolved into a premier national and international organization dedicated to advancing a constructive energy agenda with the business community, policymakers, and consumers. Harbert frequently testifies in front of Congress and provides analysis to the media, policymakers, and industry leaders.
Marc Bridgen – Chief Marketing Officer – Oil & Gas Awards
Marc is the Chief Marketing Officer of the Oil & Gas Awards and will be the compere during the Industry Summit and at the Awards Gala dinner in the evening. The Oil & Gas Awards were launched in 2012 and are an initiative that recognises the outstanding achievements being made in the 7 main regions of the US and Canada, focusing on Health and Safety, Environmental Stewardship and good Corporate Citizenship.
Mark Stanley – President & CEO – Themark Corporation
Mark E. Stanley has worked in the oil industry as a hydraulic fracturing expert for 37 years. He started with Arco right out of college where he studied Chemical Engineering. He went back to college to get his MBA in 1987 and went to work as a partner with Clear Water in 1989. Working at the partner level gave him a more hands-on relationship with the industry and he learned to use his knowledge and background to fine-tune products to meet the specific needs of customers. During this phase of his work he developed patents for several products that are still used in the industry today. To the extent possible he wanted to focus on products that would not harm the environment and that would reduce customer’s need to meet EPA standards in handling them. He believed that ultimately the ability to reduce costs by reducing hazardous waste constrictions would serve the interest of both sides of any argument.
Michael Callegari, REM – Manager, Environmental Services Atlantic-Gulf Operating Area, The Williams Companies, Inc.
Michael Callegari is the Environmental Manager for the Atlantic-Gulf Operating Area at Williams. Williams is one of the leading providers of energy infrastructure in North America connecting natural gas and natural gas product supplies to market. Michael has over 20 years of experience (15 with Williams) primarily related to air quality regulatory analysis, modeling, permitting, and compliance. His Atlantic-Gulf team provides regulatory and multi-media environmental support and solutions for offshore/onshore midstream and downstream assets extending from the Gulf of Mexico to New York. Michael holds a bachelor’s degree in Meteorology from San Jose State University.
Omar Garcia – President – South Texas Energy & Economic Roundtable
As President of the South Texas Energy & Economic Roundtable (STEER), Omar Garcia facilitates communication, education and public advocacy surrounding the production of energy resources in South Texas. An experienced industry leader, Garcia is an expert on business opportunities associated with the Eagle Ford Shale. Garcia works directly with the oil and natural gas industry, local officials, community members, regional stakeholders, educational institutions and economic development organizations to ensure that the oil and natural gas industry in South Texas is advancing in a positive way that is mutually beneficial to both the community and the industry.
Paul Gutermann – Partner – Akin Gump Straus Hauer & Feld LLP
For over 25 years, Paul E. Gutermann has had a national practice litigating cutting-edge issues arising under all the major statutes; negotiating environmental issues in corporate mergers, divestitures and restructurings; and assisting clients before Congress and executive branch agencies on policy development.
Pete Arrigoni – Vocational Fleet Sales Manager – Kenworth Trucks
Kenworth Truck Company is the manufacturer of The World’s Best® heavy and medium duty trucks. Kenworth was founded in 1923 and is based in Kirkland, Wash. Kenworth Class 8 truck models used by fleets in oil and gas drilling fields in the United States and Canada include the Kenworth T880, C500, T800 and W900. The Kenworth T880 is the flagship of Kenworth’s outstanding vocational trucks. The T880 is especially suited for vocational customers who demand a durable and reliable truck. The Kenworth T880 features a panoramic windshield for enhanced visibility, quiet cab with triple-sealed and robust doors, 5-piece Metton® hood for easier repairs, air-assisted hydraulic clutch, complex reflector headlamps, excellent maneuverability, and new lightweight, factory-installed lift axles. The T880’s 2.1-meter wide, stamped aluminum cab has a comfortable 23 inches of room between the seats.
Peter Dawson – Peter Dawson, General Counsel / U.S. Sales Manager – Katch Kan USA
Peter Dawson works in a dual leadership position at Katch Kan USA, LLC where he utilizes both his legal and business development experience. Prior to joining Katch Kan USA, LLC Peter counseled employers on employment and immigration compliance matters at Monty & Ramirez, LLP. Peter’s practice focused on business and client development. Today Peter manages the legal needs of Katch Kan USA, LLC and he manages their talented team of sales professionals.
R.T. Dukes – Senior Analyst – Wood Mackenzie
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 to RT’s current role he was an editor of a leading Oil & Gas publication.
Richard Haut PHD – Program Director, Energy Production – Houston Advanced Research Centre
Dr. Richard Haut is currently the Director of Energy Production at HARC where he serves as the Principal Investigator for the Environmentally Friendly Drilling program partnering with universities, industry and environmental organizations and having the objective of providing unbiased science to address environmental issues associated with petroleum drilling and production. The international effort was recognized by the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission, receiving their Chairman’s Environmental Partnership award in 2009. Dr. Haut’s technical background includes a Master’s degree and a Ph.D. in Engineering. He had over 25 years of industry technical and management experience prior to joining HARC in June 2002, having been responsible for analyzing offerings for key technologies or niche capabilities and developing synergistic, strategic relationships in the energy industry. He also was instrumental in establishing joint ventures and other joint industry programs, including the start-up of Enventure Global Technology where he was the Chief Operating Officer.
**Please note that this is a draft Agenda, the topics are being finalized during February. If you have any comments on what should be discussed please contact us.**
|08.00 – 08.50||
Registration and Coffee – Sponsored By – Spencer Ogden
|08.50 – 09.00||
Oil & Gas Awards Welcome: Marc Bridgen, Chief Marketing Officer, Oil & Gas Awards
|09.00 – 09.20||
Speaker: Commissioner David Porter, Rail Road Commission of Texas
|09.20 – 10.20||
Panel 1: The unconstitutional regulation of the Oil & Gas Industry – Lawmaking through litigation.
|10.20 – 10.45||
Coffee and Networking
|10.45 – 11.30||
Panel 2: Minimizing environmental impact through Innovative water management, well site construction and logistics.
|11.30 – 11.45||
HSE Spotlight Presentation: Changing the Industry one innovation at a time.
Speaker: Mark Stanley – CEO – Themark Corporation
|11.45 – 12.00||
HSE Spotlight Presentation: Innovation in the trucking industry to reduce emissions and increase safety.
Speaker: Pete Arrigoni – Vocational Fleet Sales Manager – Kenworth Trucks
|12.00 – 13.00||Lunch and Networking – Sponsored By – Kiewit Oil, Gas and Chemical North America, Inc.|
|13.00 – 13.20||
Speaker: Karen Harbert – President and CEO – US Chamber of Commerce Institute for Twenty First Century Energy
|13.30 – 14.10||
Panel 3: Health & Safety
|13.50 – 14.30||
HSE Spotlight Presentation: Distributed LNG Provides Local, Low Cost Diesel Fuel Alternatives
Charles G. Ely ll, PE, General Manager, Distributed LNG Solutions, Dresser-Rand
|14.30 – 14.45||
HSE Spotlight Presentation: The importance of Proactive HSE Risk Mitigation when Oil Prices are Down
Peter Dawson, General Counsel / U.S. Sales Manager, Katch Kan USA
|14.30 – 14.45||
Coffee and Networking
|15.25 – 15.30||
Case Study: Crisis Communication: A Case Study in Preparedness and Execution
Speaker: Chris Staffel, Vice President Public Affairs, PennTex Midstream Partners
|15.25 – 15.30||
Closing Remarks – Marc Bridgen – Chief Marketing Officer – Oil & Gas Awards
|15.30 – 16.00||
Drinks Reception and Close of Industry Summit
**Oil & Gas Awards reserves the right to amend the program 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 conferences. In addition, Oil & Gas Awards is not responsible for any copying, republication or redistribution of such statement.**
Keynote Address – Commissioner David Porter – Texas Railroad Commission
The Unconstitutional Regulation of the Oil and Gas Industry – Lawmaking Through Litigation
Minimizing Environmental Impact Through Innovative Water Management, Well Site Construction and Logistics
HSE Spotlight: Changing The Industry One Innovation at a Time
HSE Spotlight: Innovation in the Trucking Industry to reduce emissions and increase safety
Keynote Address: US Chamber of Commerce Institute for 21st Energy
Health and Safety
HSE Spotlight: Distributed LNG Provides Local, Low Cost Diesel Fuel Alternative
HSE Spotlight: The Importance of Proactive HSE Risk Mitigation when Oil Prices are Down
Keynote Address: Planning and Understanding the success of a CSR Initiative
Case Study – Crisis Communication: A Case Study in Preparedness and Execution
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