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A&D - The Workshop
Battle of the Masters:  A Game of Stones Workshop Sponsor: EnergyNet logo The 2018 A&D Workshop is coming. Once again, the Masters of A&D square off against shrewd apprentices in the ultimate contest of deal-making savvy. The no-holds-barred valuing of flowing BOEs, working interest and potential lack of takeaway capacity awaits. Cry havoc and let slip due diligence! Dealmaker teams will again rely on their wits, experience and whoever brought a calculator to win the A&D throne.  Teams will be tested as they navigate real-world challenges such as capital access, wild price swings and crucial decisions — is that undeveloped acreage stack pay or scrap heap? Join the fun and test yourself alongside your peers at this year’s Game of Stones. And may the bids be ever in your favor. Open to all - conquered by few!    
Sponsored by:
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8:00 AM
Registration Opens
10:00 AM
Welcome & Opening Remarks
Moderator(s):
Darren Barbee, Senior Editor, Oil and Gas Investor
10:05 AM
A&D Outlook: What Sellers Want
Moderator(s):
Darren Barbee, Senior Editor, Oil and Gas Investor
Speaker(s):
Chris Atherton, President, EnergyNet
10:10 AM
Masters Game Prep: Terms, Rules and Mentors
Chaos is a ladder. Form teams, learn the rules and steel yourself for the challenge ahead. The ground rules are explained, a touch-screen tablet your only weapon. Mitigating Deal Anxiety With Virtual Data Rooms and learn about the veteran negotiators ready to give advice. An overview of Merrill Corp. is followed by full explanation of how to access deal packages on iPads.
Speaker(s):
Chris Atherton, President, EnergyNet
Nicholas Renter, Regional Sales Director, DataSite, Merrill Corporation
10:30 AM
Battle of the Masters, Part 1: The Game Begins
Teams evaluate one of three challenging deals in virtual data rooms that are not meant for the meek or mild. Teams prepare their bids, using their best judgment and soliciting advice from our 2018 Board of Director veterans roving the floor.
Moderator(s):
Darren Barbee, Senior Editor, Oil and Gas Investor
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Networking Lunch
1:30 PM
The Masters Trivia Contest
Attendees work in teams (by table) and answer questions where any acquisition, divestiture and loosely-related university football knowledge is fair game. Trivia questions require knowledge of esoteric transactions, epic dealmakers of days past and, again, football stuff.
Moderator(s):
Darren Barbee, Senior Editor, Oil and Gas Investor
Chris Atherton, President, EnergyNet
2:15 PM
Battle of the Masters, Part 2: The Dragon Tank
“What we don’t know is what usually gets us killed.” – Baelish
The fun begins as each team makes their pitch, bargaining and trying to convince the masters to fund their bids. Remember when you play the Game of Stones, your team wins or bites the dust. There is no middle ground.
Moderator(s):
Darren Barbee, Senior Editor, Oil and Gas Investor
Speaker(s):
Elizabeth A. DeStephens, Vice President Reserves & Corporate Development, California Resources Corporation
Curtis Newstrom, President & CEO, Blue Whale Energy
Mark Stoner, Partner, Bayou City Energy
Philip Berry, Vice President - Transactions & Deputy General Counsel, EnerVest
3:30 PM
Rockin' or Rock-bottom? Veterans Take Questions
The distinguished 2018 A&D Workshop Board of Directors takes the stage, to share insights on the tough deals, big scores and the ones they walked away from — and why. Be ready with your questions as we delve into these deal makers’ playbooks.
Moderator(s):
Darren Barbee, Senior Editor, Oil and Gas Investor
Speaker(s):
Jim Devlin, Founding Partner & Executive Vice President, Suemaur Exploration & Production LLC
Steven Cobb, Vice President, Pearl Energy Investments
4:15 PM
Battle Of The Masters, Part 3: Winners Announced, Prizes Awarded
Which teams survive the long night? Or ascend the Stacked-Pay Throne? The winners/ survivors are selected and deals analyzed, honored and applauded!
Moderator(s):
Darren Barbee, Senior Editor, Oil and Gas Investor
4:30 PM
Networking Reception