Speakers

  • Steve Adam

    Steve Adam

    SilverBow Resources, Inc.
    Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

    Mr. Adam was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of SilverBow Resources, Inc. on November 6, 2017. Mr. Adam leads the Company’s operations and asset management efforts, including Reserve Reporting, Land Management, Supply Chain, Regulatory and Health Safety & Environmental functions. He was previously the Senior Vice President of Operations of Sanchez Oil and Gas, where he held a series of positions of increasing responsibility from May 2013 until July 2017, including Vice President of Operations—Eagle Ford. Mr. Adam has over 40 years of upstream exploration and production and petroleum services experience with both major and independent companies. He brings to the Company his unconventional resource management experiences with Sanchez Oil and Gas and Occidental Petroleum. Mr. Adam received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Montana State University, Master of Business Administration from Pepperdine University and Advanced Management Certificate from the University of California – Berkley.

  • Charles Cusack

    Charles Cusack

    Recoil Resources
    President & CEO

    Mr. Cusack graduated in Engineering Geology from Texas A&M in 1982. He worked in various positions for Tenneco, Chevron, Amerada Hess, Cockrell Oil, and 3TEC Energy.

    In 2003, along with Floyd Wilson and Dick Stoneburner, he co-founded Petrohawk Energy. Under his direction, over a million acres were acquired in the Haynesville Shale, Eagle Ford Shale, and Permian Basin. This acreage and the resulting production were the core positions that led to the sale in 2011 to BHP for $15.3 billion.

    In 2012, he joined Halcon as EVP of Exploration and soon became Chief Operating Officer. He oversaw operations and leasing in the East Texas Eagle Ford, Bakken Shale, Utica Shale, TMS, and several other basins while growing the production to over 40,000 BOEPD.

    In 2016, Mr. Cusack left Halcon to found Recoil Resources where he is currently President and CEO. Recoil is a private equity-backed company that operates about ~100 Eagle Ford wells and has over 60,000 contiguous net acres in the oil window of the Eagle Ford Shale.

  • Bernadette Johnson

    Bernadette Johnson

    Drillinginfo Inc.
    Vice President, Market Intelligence
    Bernadette Johnson serves as Vice President, Market Intelligence for Drilling Info and is responsible for helping to grow and expand DI’s analytics offerings. She joined Drilling Info through the acquisition of products and services from Ponderosa Advisors. With over 10 years’ experience in the energy industry, Bernadette has earned the reputation of industry expert with extensive experience providing crude, natural gas, and NGL fundamentals analysis and advisory services to various players in the North American and Global energy markets. A regular commentator for and speaker to the energy industry, her specific market expertise spans: financial trading, production forecasts, demand forecasts by sector, infrastructure analysis, midstream analysis, storage value analysis, and price forecasts. Prior to joining Ponderosa, and now DI, Bernadette was Senior Research Analyst for Sasco Energy Partners in Westport, CT where she provided analytics and research support for a team of financial traders active in natural gas, power and oil futures markets. Bernadette began her career with BENTEK Energy, LLC as a Senior Energy Analyst, Natural Gas Market Fundamentals and consulting project team lead. In addition to her current role at Drilling Info, Bernadette remains a partner and shareholder in Ponderosa Advisors' remaining businesses. Bernadette holds a MS Degree in International Political Economy of Resources and a BS Degree in Economics, from the Colorado School of Mines.
  • Wendy.King

    Wendy King

    ConocoPhillips
    Vice President, Great Plains BU, Lower 48

    Bio coming soon. 

  • Eric McCrady

    Eric McCrady

    Sundance Energy Corp.
    CEO

    Mr. Eric P. McCrady, BS has been the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Sundance Energy Australia Limited since May 2011 and November 29, 2011 respectively. Mr. McCrady is the Chief Executive Officer at Sundance Energy, Inc. since April 2011. He served as the Chief Financial Officer of Sundance Energy Australia Limited since June 2010. Mr. McCrady is responsible for the financial oversight and forward capital management of Sundance Energy Australia Limited. He oversees finance, corporate controls and accounting, information technology, risk management and human resources. He has an extensive track record in corporate finance, including initial public offerings, going private transactions, senior and mezzanine debt transactions. He led and participated in the negotiation and closing of multiple strategic ventures with major energy companies such as Bucyrus, Caterpillar, Macquarie, Elmrock Capital, Orlando Utility Commission, Headwaters, Shell and Whiting Petroleum. Prior to Sundance, Mr. McCrady held various roles with The Broe Group, GE Capital and American Coin Merchandising. He has been a Director of Sundance Energy Australia Limited since November 29, 2011 and Texon Petroleum Limited since February 27, 2013.

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    Robert Urquhart

    Scotiabank
    Managing Director, Global Investment Banking

    Robert Urquhart joined Scotiabank in 2011 and is a Director in the Energy Investment Banking Group in Houston.  Mr. Urquhart focuses on the firm’s M&A and A&D efforts related to U.S. clients and properties with an emphasis on corporate and asset valuations, evaluation of merger and acquisition opportunities, corporate and asset mandates on both the buy and sell-side, and capital markets transactions.

    Mr. Urquhart has over 9 years of investment banking experience in the energy sector with a particular focus on the Eagle Ford Shale in recent years.  Mr. Urquhart has acted as advisor on over $2.2 billion in Eagle Ford M&A transactions since mid-2016, including meaningful divestitures by Cabot Oil & Gas ($765 million divestiture in 2018), SM Energy ($800 million divestiture in 2017), Newfield Exploration ($390 million divestiture in 2016), as well as the acquisition of assets from Pioneer/Reliance/Newpek by Sundance Energy ($220 million acquisition in 2018). 

    Prior to joining Scotiabank, Mr. Urquhart worked in the Energy Investment Banking Group at Madison Williams and as a Portfolio Manager at PEAK6 Investments.  Mr. Urquhart graduated from Princeton University with a Bachelor of Arts of Political Economics and the University of Chicago Booth School of Business with a Masters of Business Administration with concentrations in Finance and Accounting.