DUO Reservoirs
Mar. 31-Apr. 2, 2015
Denver, Colorado
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2015 Speakers

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General John Allen

Retired, U.S. Marine Corps. and Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL

General John AllenGen. John Allen is a retired four-star Marine Corps general and the former commander of the NATO International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces Afghanistan. Widely hailed as a strategic thinker, he is one of the nation's foremost experts on the geopolitical relationships between U.S. and Asia and the Middle East. In Afghanistan, Allen oversaw the shift from troop-intensive counterinsurgency operations to the development of Afghan security forces. As he orchestrated that change, he managed the removal of 33,000 U.S. troops, closing hundreds of bases as he handled the closure of supply routes through Pakistan, and led the crisis response to attacks on coalition personnel. Allen is currently affiliated with the Brookings Institution and a senior fellow at the Center for Naval Analysis and the Merrill Center of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.


Trisha Curtis

Director, Upstream and Midstream Research, Energy Policy Research Foundation Inc. (EPRINC)

Trisha CurtisTrisha Curtis is a research analyst at EPRINC. She has recently finished her Master of Science (MSc) degree in International Political Economy at the London School of Economics and wrote her MSc Dissertation on Chinese National Oil Companies. Curtis has a long standing interest in energy which has been fueled by time spent working at oil and gas sites in Colorado and Wyoming. She did her undergraduate work at Regis University in Denver, Colorado where she double majored in Economics and Politics and graduated Summa Cum Laude.


Ian Dundas

CEO, Enerplus

Ian DundasIan C. Dundas became president and CEO of Enerplus in 2013. He joined the company in 2002 as vice president of Business Development, and in 2010, he became executive vice president. In 2011, Dundas was appointed executive vice president and chief operating officer, overseeing the development and execution of the company's operational strategies, strategic planning, marketing and reserves, as well as acquisitions and divestments. As president and CEO, Dundas is responsible for overall leadership of the strategic and operational performance of Enerplus. Dundas also held several executive positions in merchant banking. He is a member of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives, governor of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers and sits on boards of numerous companies. Dundas holds a bachelor of commerce from the University of Calgary and bachelor of laws from the University of Alberta.


Greg Hill

President and COO, Hess Corp.

Greg HillGreg Hill is executive vice president and president of E&P for Hess Corp. He is also a member of the company’s board of directors. Hill joined Hess in January 2009 from Shell where he spent 25 years in a variety of operations, engineering, technical and business leadership roles in Asia-Pacific, Europe and the U.S. From 2006 to 2008, Hill was executive vice president, E&P of Singapore-based Shell Asia Pacific. During that time he also served as chairman of the company’s global production leadership team. From 2003 to 2006, Hill was vice president of production for Shell E&P Europe, which was Shell’s largest producing region. Prior to that leadership role, Hill led the merger of Enterprise Oil into Royal Dutch Shell in 2002 and 2003. Hill served as senior vice president of Aera Energy, a California-based joint venture affiliate of Shell and Mobil, from 1997 to 2002. Earlier in his career Hill served as a vice president in strategic planning in London, vice president of operations in California, and numerous other leadership roles in government relations, operations and technology in Houston and California. Hill holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Wyoming.


Taylor L. Reid

President and Chief Operating Officer, Oasis Petroleum Inc.

Taylor L. Reid SpeakerTaylor L. Reid has served as director, president and chief operating officer of Oasis Petroleum Inc. since January 2014. Reid previously served as director, executive vice president and chief operating officer (or in similar capacities) since inception in March 2007 and has 27 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. From November 2006 to February 2007, Reid worked with Mr. Nusz to form the business plan for Oasis Petroleum LLC and secure funding for the company. He previously served as asset manager Permian and Panhandle operations with ConocoPhillips. Prior to joining ConocoPhillips, he served as general manager Latin America and Asia operations with Burlington and as general manager corporate acquisitions and divestitures from July 1998 to February 2004. From March 1986 to June 1998, Reid held various operations and managerial positions with Burlington in several regions of the continental United States, including the Permian Basin, the Williston Basin and the Anadarko Basin. Reid holds a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering from Stanford University.


Tim Rezvan

Senior Vice President, Energy Research, Sterne Agee

Tim RezvanTim Rezvan joined Sterne Agee in October 2010 as a vice president and member of the energy exploration and production research team. Prior to joining Sterne Agee, he spent two years at Oppenheimer & Co., covering exploration and production, integrated and refining companies. Before that, he spent six years at BlackRock as a director and quantitative analyst on a team that used quantitative and fundamental methods to manage equity assets, and three years as a vice president at Weiss, Peck & Greer in a similar capacity. Tim earned an MBA from New York University's Stern School of Business and a BBA in Finance from the College of William & Mary, where he also completed the degree requirements for a BA in Spanish. He has been a CFA charterholder since 2001.


Matthew T. Thompson

Vice President, Northern Region, QEP Resources, Inc.

Matthew T. ThompsonMatthew T. Thompson, Northern Region Vice President for QEP Resources, Inc. (QEP), has worked in the oil and gas industry for more than 18 years. In his current role, Thompson is responsible for QEP assets located primarily in the Rockies and the Williston Basin. Prior to joining QEP's predecessor company (Questar) in 2004, he worked as a petroleum engineer for W.D. Von Gonten & Company in Houston. Thompson is a registered professional engineer and obtained his B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University.


James J. Volker

Chairman and CEO, Whiting Petroleum Corp.

Jim Volker SpeakerJames J. (Jim) Volker, chairman and CEO of Whiting Petroleum Corp., joined Whiting Oil and Gas Corp. in 1983 as vice president of corporate development. Previously, he was co-founder, vice president and later president of Energy Management Corp. from 1971 through 1982. He holds a degree in finance from the University of Denver, an MBA from the University of Colorado and has completed the H.K. VanPoolen and Associates course of study in reservoir engineering.