Day Two - Wednesday, May 24

 7:30 AM

Registration, Breakfast & Networking

 8:30 AM

Welcome & Opening Remarks

  • Paul Hart, Editor-in-Chief, Midstream Business, Hart Energy
8:35 AM

Opening Keynote: Growing Export Opportunities For Texas Crude Oil & Condensate

Session sponsored by:

Eagle Pipe

New markets for increasing production from the Permian Basin, and the promise of a pending uptick in liquids flow from the Eagle Ford, have led this major midstream player to invest in its already sizeable, Texas-based transportation, storage and processing assets.

  • Robb Barnes, Senior Vice President, Commercial - Crude Oil, Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P.
9:00 AM

Panel: Fulfilling The Delaware's Promise

Session sponsored by:

Eagle Pipe

These West Texas energy executives see a promising future for Delaware producers and the midstream operators who serve them. But will Waha become a choke point?

  • Matthew D. Spicer, Vice President and Generam Manager, Midstream, Matador Resources Corp.
  • Clay Bretches, President & CEO, Sendero Midstream
  • Brad Iles, CEO, Brazos Midstream
10:00 AM

Networking Break

10:30 AM

Spotlight: Exports Weigh Anchor

This midstream operator is one of many that have invested in new Texas Gulf Coast storage and terminal capacity as export volumes grow. Where are these new markets, and will the business continue to grow?

  • Ismael Hernandez, Vice President, Global Marine, Buckeye Partners, L.P.
10:50 AM

Financing Roundtable: The Capital Connection

The rig count has turned up and that means the midstream will need growth capital to build out new gathering and processing infrastructure. Is the money there, and who will provide it?

  • Dana McGinnis, Principal, Mission Advisors
  • Timothy P. Kisling, Managing Director, Citi Energy Group
  • Sam Pitts, Managing Director, EnCap Flatrock Midstream
11:40 AM

Downstream Spotlight: To Market, To Market

Gas liquefaction, ethane crackers, changing crude refinery slates—Texas’ downstream oil and gas business is changing and growing. This expert reviews what that means for the midstream firms that supply them.

Moderator: Paul Hart, Editor-in-Chief, Midstream Business, Hart Energy

  • Greg Haas, Director, Integrated Oil and Gas Stratas Advisors
12:00 PM

Networking Luncheon

1:15 PM

Midstream Business Excellence Awards Presentations

Midstream Business magazine recognizes the winners of its second annual competition, recognizing outstanding achievement in the midstream sector for 2016.

1:40 PM

Afternoon Special Address

This RRC Commissioner shares his perspective on ongoing and new projects, challenges and opportunities in the Lone Star State, across the upstream, midstream and downstream sectors.

  • Wayne Christian, Commissioner, Texas Railroad Commission
2:00 PM

Spotlight: Texas Beyond The Permian


Session sponsored by:

Eagle Pipe

One of the Lone Star State’s major midstream players sees bright prospects ahead for the Eagle Ford, Barnett, East Texas and elsewhere—as well as the Permian.

  • Benjamin D. Lamb, Executive Vice President, Business Development, EnLink Midstream
2:25 PM

Legal Roundtable: The Changing Regulatory Environment

The Texas energy industry is working within a shifting legal and regulatory framework as the environment, eminent domain and other topics gain in public importance. These specialists discuss what that means for the midstream.

  • Christopher D. Smith, Partner, Thompson & Knight
  • Jeffrey S. Muñoz, Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP
  • Bruce Stanfill, Partner, Akerman LLP
3:10 PM

Networking Break

3:40 PM

Spotlight: Meeting The Midland Basin's Needs

Session sponsored by:


As the centennial of Permian Basin production approaches, the Wolfcamp, Spraberry and Bone Spring are assuring that its Midland Basin will be a significant oil and gas producer for decades to come. This midstream operator tells how the firm is preparing to serve the region in the future.

  • Michael J. Latchem, President and CEO, Lucid Energy Group
4:05 PM

Spotlight: Yes, The Big Crew Change Is Still Coming

The downturn postponed worries about the energy industry’s graying workforce. But the issue remains and this major trade group is doing its part to assure qualified employees will be there when they’re needed.


  • Johnny Dreyer, Senior Vice President and Corporate Secretary, GPA Midstream
4:30 PM

Spotlight: What's Happening At Waha?

This natural gas marketer and consultant provides an overview of the Permian Basin’s vital Waha Hub, compares residue gas pricing at Waha relative to other residue gas markets, and discusses the effect that Waha pricing has on West Texas wellhead netbacks.

Moderator: Paul Hart, Editor-in-Chief, Midstream BusinessHart Energy

  • Michael Banschbach, President, Banschbach Consulting
3:45 PM

Conference Adjourns

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