Speakers

  • Welles Fitzpatrick

    Welles Fitzpatrick

    SunTrust Robinson Humphrey
    Managing Director, E&P Research

    Welles Fitzpatrick has over 10 years of E&P equity research experience, having covered both small and large cap companies. Welles is a Managing Director at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey covering Exploration and Production stocks. He was previously an E&P analyst and partner at Johnson Rice. Prior to Johnson Rice he worked for Xenel Industries in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to help commercialize the country’s first free trade zone. Welles received his BA in Economics and History from Vanderbilt 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.

  • Charles Goodson

    Charles Goodson

    PetroQuest Energy Inc.
    President & CEO

    Charles T. Goodson began his career in the oil and gas industry in 1977 with Mobil Oil Corporation in New Orleans, Louisiana as a Landman. In 1980, he joined Callon Petroleum Company in Natchez, Mississippi and was promoted to Regional Land Manager in 1983 and Land Manager in 1984. 

    In 1985, Mr. Goodson became a co-founder, owner and President of American Explorer, Inc., an exploration and production company located in Lafayette, Louisiana. In 1995, he co-founded and became a partner of American Explorer, LLC. The main focus of the company was exploration in the Gulf Coast Region of the Southern United States and the Central and Western Gulf of Mexico. In 1998, American Explorer, LLC merged with PetroQuest Energy, Inc., and Mr. Goodson became its President and Chief Executive Officer. Currently, he serves as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President. 

    Mr. Goodson is a member of the Lafayette Association of Petroleum Landmen, the American Association of Petroleum Landmen and a past member of the Board of Directors of Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center. He is a member of IberiaBank's Lafayette Advisory Board, the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Energy Advisory Council and a past member of the Governor’s Energy Policy Advisory Commission and the Young President’s Organization (YPO). His civic organization memberships include the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce and the United Way of Acadiana. Mr. Goodson is past Regional Governor - Louisiana (Southwest) for the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) and past Chairman of the Louisiana Independent Oil and Gas Association (LIOGA). 

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    Bryan Hanks

    Beta Land Services
    President & Owner

    Bryan was born and raised in Lafayette, Louisiana and graduated from the University of Southwestern Louisiana (USL), now the University of Louisiana – Lafayette (ULL) in 1981. He is a Certified Professional Landman who has over 34 years of experience in all phases of landwork including title research, lease acquisition, due diligence, seismic acquisition, pipeline right-of-way project management – including route and site selection, landowner negotiations, contract preparation and ROW easement amendments and modifications. These tasks have taken place in over 38 states, as well as Alberta, Canada. He and his companies have been involved in assisting several companies as they became publicly traded, with at least four that have a current market value in excess of several billion dollars. His current company, BETA Land Services, has hundreds of landmen and is currently or has been involved in over 75 company acquisitions totaling over $25.6 billion dollars since 2010 with properties located in over 38 states. Since 2010, this work has encompassed more than 2,498,435 acres, as well as oil and gas lease purchases of more than 547,000 acres, and has involved more than 13,300 wells. He is involved in several state and national professional organizations such as the American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL), International Right of Way Association (IRWA), Southern Gas Association (SGA), Lafayette Association of Professional Landmen (LAPL), Houston Association of Professional Landmen (HAPL), West Houston Association of Professional Landmen (WHAPL), Denver Association of Petroleum Landmen (DAPL), Professional Landmen’s Association of New Orleans (PLANO), and was President and Landman of the Year of the Lafayette Association. Mr. Hanks has served on the Executive Committee of the Board of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association (LOGA) since 1997, has been Chairman of LOGA's Gulf Coast Prospect Exposition (GCPE) three of its 14 years of existence, and has served as Chairman of LOGA since 2012. He has also served on the Executive Committee of the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, as well as two terms on the Board of Directors at the Lafayette Petroleum Club. He is a current member and immediate past president of the Lourdes Hospital Foundation Board, a member of the Board of Trustees of the ULL Foundation, and a current member of the Executive Committee of the Ragin’ Cajuns Athletic Foundation (RCAF).

  • John Howie

    John Howie

    Tellurian Inc.
    Senior Vice President, Upstream

    John Howie, Senior Vice President, Upstream, for Tellurian Inc., has more than three decades of experience managing and investing upstream energy assets, deploying some $2 billion in equity and debt across 80-plus companies and projects. He was most recently president of Impact Natural Resources and was a founder of Parallel Resource Partners and a member of the board of managers and the investment committee of the $700-million private-equity fund. He led Goldman Sachs E&P Capital in investing more than $1 billion in upstream opportunities and was a managing director at EnCap Investments LP and held engineering, finance and management positions with Range Resources, Apache and Amoco. He holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from New Mexico State.

  • Craig Jarchow

    Craig Jarchow

    Castleton Resources, LLC
    President & CEO

    Craig Jarchow is President & CEO of Castleton Resources, LLC. He has worked in the Upstream field for over 25 years, having held operational and management roles at Amoco and Apache, and partner-level roles in private equity at both First Reserve and Pine Brook Road Partners. Mr. Jarchow holds a B.A. in Geology from the University of Santa Barbara, California, and M.S. and Ph.D. in Geophysics from Stanford University, and an M.B.A. from MIT. He is a Fellow of the Geological Society of America.

  • Bernadette Johnson

    Bernadette Johnson

    Drillinginfo Inc.
    Vice President, Market Intelligence

    Bernadette Johnson serves as Vice President, Market Intelligence for DrillingInfo 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.

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    Todd Nelson

    Enable Midstream Partners LP
    Director, Marketing & Business Development

    Todd Nelson has over 20 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. He is currently Director, Commercial Transportation & Storage at Enable Midstream Partners where his area of responsibility includes the Northern Louisiana and Gulf Coast regions. Todd joined CenterPoint Energy Gas Transmission, a predecessor company to Enable Midstream Partners, in 2010 after spending the first 13 years of his career in the Energy Services consulting field. In his consulting career, Todd helped Exploration & Production companies tackle issues around technology investment, operational excellence and major capital investment decision support. Todd earned a B.S. in Organizational Development, Leadership & Management Studies from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN.

  • Alan Smith

    Alan Smith

    Rockcliff Energy, LLC
    President & CEO

    Alan, president and chief executive officer of Rockcliff Energy LLC, began his career in the East Texas Field in 1986 and, after multiple stops at large E&P companies, he founded privately held Chalker Energy Partners in 2003. During the past 14 years, he has founded or led six companies to successful outcomes for investors. He founded Rockcliff in January of 2015 with $700 million in private-equity commitments led by Quantum Energy Partners with a focus on the Ark-La-Tex and Delaware Basin areas. Prior to Chalker, Smith held positions of increasing responsibility at Ocean Energy, Xplor Energy, Ryder Scott Co., Burlington Resources and Arco. He holds a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from Texas Tech University.

  • Frank Tsuru

    Frank Tsuru

    President & CEO, Indigo Resources Inc. and CEO, Momentum Midstream LLC

    Frank Tsuru, president and CEO of Indigo Natural Resources LLC and CEO of Momentum Midstream LLC, founded midstream operator Aka Energy and ran the Southern Ute Indian Tribe's midstream company, Red Cedar Gathering, from 1995 to 2002. In 1990, he founded Southwestern Production, focused on San Juan Basin CBM and sold to ConocoPhillips. He began his career as a drilling and production engineer for TXO Production Corp. He holds a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Kansas.    

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    Rob Turnham

    Goodrich Petroleum Corp.
    President & Chief Operating Officer

    Robert C. Turnham, Jr. has served as Goodrich Petroleum Corporation’s President and Chief Operating Officer since August 1995 and is a member of its Board of Directors. Prior to 1995 Mr. Turnham was President of Liberty Production Company, a privately held oil and gas exploration and production company, and Turnham Interests, Inc., an oil and gas investment company. Mr. Turnham started his career with Pennzoil Company in 1981. Mr. Turnham has served on various private company and non-profit boards over the years.