Speakers

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    Nicole Baird

    Equinor ASA
    Asset Manager

    Bio Coming Soon!

  • Jeff A. Fisher

    Jeff A. Fisher

    Ascent Resources
    CEO

    Jeff Fisher has been Chief Executive Officer since December 2014 and has served as Ascent’s Chairman of the Board since February 2015. Before joining Ascent, he served as COO for American Energy Partners and was instrumental in building multiple basin-focused companies including Ascent. Mr. Fisher worked at Chesapeake Energy Corporation from 2003 to 2013, most recently serving as Executive Vice President of Production, where he was responsible for upstream operations and integrated field developments. Prior to Chesapeake, he worked in various engineering and operational leadership roles at BP PLC, Vastar Resources and ARCO Oil and Gas, Inc. Mr. Fisher earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Oklahoma State University.

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    Greg Haas

    Stratas Advisors
    Director, Integrated Oil & Gas

    Greg Haas serves as Director of Integrated Energy for Stratas Advisors. Haas leverages 20 years of integrated global energy experience garnered in operating and fundamental research roles at Exxon, at EPRI (the Electric Power Research Institute) and pipeline and power consultancies, and at institutional sell-side investment brokerage firms including Raymond James Financial. Haas holds an MBA from Rice University and mechanical Engineering Masters and Bachelors of Science degrees from the University of Illinois.

  • Tom Petrie

    Tom Petrie

    Petrie Partners
    Chairman

    Prior to joining the firm in 2012, Mr. Petrie was Vice Chairman of Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Previously, he was a co-founder of Petrie Parkman & Co. Mr. Petrie was a former Managing Director and Senior Oil Analyst of The First Boston Corporation. During his career, Mr. Petrie has been an active advisor on more than $250 billion of energy related mergers and acquisitions, including many of the largest in the industry. Among his other assignments, Mr. Petrie led the teams that advised the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on its natural gas initiative, the State of Alaska on gas pipeline options, and the U.S. Department of Energy on the sale of the Elk Hills oilfield. Mr. Petrie has a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point and received his Master of Science in Business Administration from Boston University. In December 2005, Mr. Petrie received an Honorary Doctorate of Engineering degree from the Colorado School of Mines. He is also a member of the CFA Institute.

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    Ray Walker

    Encino Energy LLC
    COO
    Ray Walker was elected Chief Operating Officer for Encino Acquisition Partners in September 2018. He also serves as a director of Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure, elected to that directorship in August 2018. He retired from Range Resources Cor. in April 2018 after serving as Executive Vice President and COO. He joined Range in 2006, and led the origination and development of the company's Marcellus Shale divisions. He has more than 40 years of oil and gas operations and management experience, having previously been employed by Halliburton in various technical and management roles, Union Pacific Resources and several private companies in which he served as an owner and officer. He earned a BS in Agricultural Engineering with honors from Texas A&M University in 1979. Most notably, he opened the PA office focused on the Marcellus in January of 2007 and was the sole employee at that time with less than 1.0 MMcfed of production. Under his leadership, Range’s Marcellus Division grew to over 400 employees and produced approximately 2 Bcfed net to sales. Range is now consistently a top 10 gas producer. As COO, he was instrumental in several breakthroughs for the industry such as recycling of produced water, zero vapor protocol and the first public disclosure of frack fluid additives. He has testified in front of numerous committees for both the PA state legislature and the U.S. House of Representatives, and met with leadership of the European Union, numerous European utilities and companies, Asian company executives and various international companies in developing international markets for Range. Ray has presented at numerous industry events, investor conferences and public events throughout his career.
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    Richard D. Weber

    PennEnergy Resources, LLC
    Chairman & CEO

    Rich is a founding partner of PennEnergy Resources, LLC and currently serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of PennEnergy Resources, LLC, a private equity backed independent oil & gas operator focused on the Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania.

    Mr. Weber was President of Atlas Energy, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATLS), from 2006 until Atlas’s sale to Chevron Corporation in 2011. Atlas operated more than 10,000 oil & gas wells in four different basins, including the Appalachian Basin, where Atlas was a pioneer in the development of the prolific Marcellus Shale. In addition, Atlas owned and controlled the general partner of Atlas Pipeline Partners, L.P. (NYSE: APL), a mid-stream MLP having pipeline and natural gas processing assets in the Appalachian Basin and Mid-Continent region. He oversaw all operations of the company as well as the IPO of Atlas Energy Resources, LLC in 2006, the $1.2 billion acquisition of DTE Energy’s Antrim Shale assets in 2007, the formation of Laurel Mountain Mid-Stream Partners, L.P., a 50/50 mid-stream joint venture in the Marcellus Shale with The Williams Company, a $1.7 billion joint venture in the Marcellus Shale with Reliance Industries, Ltd, and the $4.4 billion merger of Atlas Energy into Chevron in 2011. During his tenure at Atlas, the company accumulated nearly 300,000 acres, drilled over 300 wells and built one of the premier operating teams in the Marcellus Shale. In 2008, Mr. Weber co-founded the Marcellus Shale Coalition, which continues today as the leading trade organization serving producers and service companies involved in the Marcellus Shale industry.

    Mr. Weber graduated in 1985 from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio with a B.S. in Finance. Between 2006 and 2013, he served on Miami’s Board of Advisors. In 1989, he graduated from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana with a M.B.A. where he was also a Freeman Scholar.