Speakers

  • Hart Energy Conferences speaker Marshall Adkins

    Marshall Adkins

    Raymond James
    Managing Director & Head of Energy Investment Banking

    Marshall Adkins joined Raymond James in 1995 and serves as the head of the firm’s Energy Investment Banking practice. Prior to this role, Mr. Adkins served as the director of Energy Research for 25 years and focused on oilfield services and products. Prior to Raymond James, he spent 10 years in the oilfield services industry as a project manager, financial analyst and engineer. He holds a B.S. degree in petroleum engineering and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.

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    Grant Butkus

    RBC Capital Markets LLC
    Managing Director

    Grant Butkus is a Managing Director with RBC Richardson Barr where he leads corporate and asset transactions including joint ventures and structured investments. His experience includes all of the major basins in the Lower 48 for both public and private clients. Prior to RBC Grant was Head of A&D for Macquarie Capital and held several senior technical positions at ConocoPhillips. He has a Bachelor’s of Science from The University of Oklahoma and an MBA from Rice University.

  • Calvin Cahill

    Calvin Cahill

    Calyx Energy III LLC
    President & CEO

    With over 40 years’ experience in the oil & gas industry, Calvin has been involved in almost every aspect of the business including stimulation designs and implementation with Dowell (now Schlumberger) as a field engineer, ultimately leaving Dowell the area engineering manager for the western United States. Calvin has been involved in planning and drilling hundreds of horizontal wells in the United States, Canada, and Australia. Calvin has held executive positions at Martin Exploration, Hanover Compression, and Valerus Compression. Calvin has also been founder, cofounder or partner in Econoflow Inc, Vectra CBM, Calyx Energy I & II and currently in Calyx Energy III and Riverside Midstream LLC.

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    Steve Dixon

    Tapstone Energy LLC
    Chairman & CEO

    Steven C. Dixon has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Tapstone Energy, LLC since December 2016. He was appointed as the President and Chief Executive Officer and as Chairman of the board of directors of Tapstone Energy Inc. in December 2016. Prior to joining Tapstone, Mr. Dixon served in various roles for Chesapeake Energy Corporation from 1991 to September 2013, including acting Chief Executive Officer from April 2013 until September 2013, Executive Vice President – Operations and Geosciences and Chief Operating Officer from February 2010 to April 2013, Executive Vice President – Operations and Chief Operating Officer from 2006 to February 2010, Senior Vice President – Production from 1995 to 2006 and Vice President – Exploration from 1991 to 1995. From September 2013 to December 2016, Mr. Dixon managed his private investments. Mr. Dixon has more than 40 years of experience in the oil and natural gas industry. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from the University of Kansas. Mr. Dixon has served as a member of the Board of Directors for Rice Energy Inc. He currently serves on the board for Greater OKC Chamber, deadCenter, Grand National Hunt and is on the Oklahoma City Council Citizens Capital Improvements Sales Tax Advisory Board. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, the American Association of Petroleum Geologists and the Advisory Board to the University of Kansas.

  • Harold Hamm

    Harold Hamm

    Continental Resources Inc.
    Founder & Executive Chairman
    Harold Hamm founded Continental Resources in 1967 and was Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer until January 2020, when he was named Executive Chairman. Growing up in rural Oklahoma, Mr. Hamm went to work in the oil fields as a teenager and established Continental Resources in 1967 at the age of 21. He built a grassroots startup into an NYSE-traded, Top 10 oil producer in the U.S. Lower 48. As a voice for America’s oil and natural gas industry and as the leader of one of America’s top E&P companies, he has helped to make America energy independent. Mr. Hamm also co-founded and serves as Chairman of the Domestic Energy Producers Alliance, which aims to preserve the millions of jobs and billions of dollars in economic activity and tax revenues generated by onshore drilling and production activities within the United States. Through his work with DEPA, Mr. Hamm is widely recognized as the man who led the charge to lift America’s 40-year-old ban on U.S. crude oil exports. Mr. Hamm’s industry leadership also includes serving as past Chairman and present board member of the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association, as a founding board member of the Oklahoma Energy Resources Board, and as past president of the National Stripper Well Association. In addition, he served as Founder and Chairman of Save Domestic Oil Inc., which successfully brought a trade case against four countries trying to put American oil and gas producers out of business. A national leader in promoting health, education, and energy industry advocacy, Mr. Hamm has devoted much time and resources to championing a healthy and secure future for all Americans. With the goal of finding a cure for diabetes, he has donated more than $65 million to date to the world-renowned Harold Hamm Diabetes Center at the University of Oklahoma. The Harold Hamm Diabetes Center is at the forefront of diabetes research – inspiring progress toward a cure, education of health care professionals and families, optimal care for those living with diabetes, and effective prevention strategies. To further spark the minds of the world’s brightest scientists, he established the Harold Hamm International Prize for Biomedical Research in Diabetes, a $250,000 biennial award celebrating the scientific achievements of an outstanding researcher, team of researchers, or research institution. Mr. Hamm is dedicated to preparing the next generation of energy industry leaders. In 2012, he helped establish the Harold Hamm School of Geology and Geological Engineering at the University of North Dakota. He has also funded numerous education initiatives across the nation, including college scholarships, classroom technology, and school capital campaigns. Mr. Hamm has received numerous awards and recognition for his contributions. Platts Global Energy Awards honored him with a “Lifetime Achievement Award” for his legacy of leadership, innovation, and commitment to bringing America to energy independence. Platts Global Energy Awards also has named him “CEO of the Year” and at the same time named Continental Resources “Energy Company of the Year.” He was named the recipient of the “Chief Roughneck Award” by U.S. Steel Tubular Products, and one of 13 corporate and civic leaders across the U.S. to receive the “Horatio Alger Award” for his outstanding leadership and triumph over adversity to achieve success. He was also honored by Oil and Gas Investor magazine as “Executive of the Year” for Continental’s leadership in the Bakken, SCOOP, and STACK plays and his tireless efforts to lift the ban on U.S. crude oil exports. In 2015, the Western Energy Alliance named him “Wildcatter of the Year” for his contributions to America’s energy security and the betterment of society. He has been named one of TIME magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World” for his creation of thousands of jobs in the oil industry and continuous support of education and diabetes research. He was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame, and named the International Energy Policy Conference “Energy Advocate of the Year” as well as being named the Ernst & Young “Entrepreneur of the Year.”
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    Joshua Haugan

    Aggreko
    Business Development Manager
    JOSHUA HAUGAN is a business development manager at Aggreko, orchestrating bottom-line factors, including company vision, long-range strategic planning, global product management, and direct operations for installation of large-scale power in the Oil & Gas sector. Joshua joined the company in 2010 after leading NOV’s temporary power sales, marketing and business development efforts onshore. Josh holds a B.A. degree from the University of North Dakota.
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    Jacob Jin

    ULTRecovery Corporation
    Chairman & CEO

    Dr. Jin has integrated industry, academic, management, and investment experience across Asia, America, and the Middle East. He has been dedicated to commercializing clean technology in the fossil industry, and industrializing clean energy. His investment portfolio includes biotechnology, geothermal energy, smart microgrid, hydrocarbon exploration & production, etc. He worked at BP America, Weatherford, and Blade Energy Partners, Energy & Geoscience Institute at the University of Utah. He has published 20+ papers in peer-reviewed journals and SPE conferences. Dr. Jin holds a Ph.D. degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Oklahoma.

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    Stephanie Kainz

    Enverus
    Senior Associate

    Stephanie joined RSEG, now Enverus, in 2016 and is a member of the Midstream team. In addition to analyzing basin production, North American macro trends as influenced by production, basis differentials and midstream infrastructure, she supports Enverus Intelligence’s tailored consulting and advisory service. Stephanie holds a bachelor of science in psychology and a bachelor of commerce from the University of Alberta.

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    Raoul LeBlanc

    IHS Markit
    Vice President, Financial Services & North American Onshore

    Raoul LeBlanc is a vice president on the IHS Markit financials team evaluating the dynamic North American onshore arena. A former partner at PFC Energy, LeBlanc has 20 years of experience in strategic and industry analysis. Familiar with a wide range of corporate and market issues, he has extensive experience on issues related to North American independents, upstream assets and natural gas markets. From 1997-2006, he worked at Anadarko Petroleum Corp. where he directed the strategic-planning effort, including strategy formulation, portfolio optimization, scenario planning and competitor analysis. He also worked on the company's M&A team, evaluating and modeling financial results, operational performance and E&P corporate valuation. Prior to Anadarko, LeBlanc was a senior oil analyst at Energy Security Analysis, a market analysis consulting company where he held responsibility for Asian markets and worldwide distillate fuels. He holds an undergraduate degree from Georgetown University and an M.A. in Energy and International Relations from the School of Advanced International Studies, The Johns Hopkins University.

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    Charlie Matter

    Case Energy Partners LLC
    President & CEO

    Charlie Matter is an oil and gas entrepreneur who has founded and successfully operated multiple mineral and royalty partnerships and joint ventures. He is the Founder & CEO of Case Energy Partners, LLC and its affiliates. He has extensive familiarity with the land and acquisition aspects of the oil and gas business with an emphasis on mineral and royalty interests. Since starting Case, Charlie has successfully done $112MM in mineral and royalty transactions across 15 states. He is a Registered Professional Landman (RPL), Certified Mineral Manager (CMM), and received a B.A. from Centenary College and M.A. from John Brown University, and has completed continuing education at Colorado School of Mines.

  • Brad McPherson

    Brad McPherson

    Enverus
    Director, Oklahoma

    Brad has served as Enverus’ Oklahoma Director since 2017. Prior to joining Enverus, Brad was President and CEO of Oil-Law Records Corp. (OLR), of Oklahoma City for two decades before OLR was acquired by Enverus (then Drillinginfo) in 2017. With more than 30 years invested in working directly with Oklahoma state-level regulatory data, Brad has been instrumental in the ongoing development of OLR’s flagship data product, the Oklahoma “Source” Spacing database. The Source Spacing database creates a bridge between land, legal, geological and regulatory data During his career, Brad has worked directly with hundreds of energy firms, financial entities as well as state and federal government agencies to create and accelerate access to key regulatory data that the oil and gas industry has come to rely on to make critical decisions. Many industry-standard methods and functionalities today are a direct result of Brad’s vision and trailblazing efforts. Brad received his undergraduate education from the University of Oklahoma and received his legal education at the Oklahoma City University School of Law.

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    Tim Miller

    Lime Rock Resources
    President & Chief Operating Officer

    Tim Miller joined the Lime Rock Resources team in 2005 to lead the operations function and is now President and Chief Operating Officer. He leads all daily operations, drilling and other operational improvement projects, land management, and geology efforts across all Lime Rock Resources funds. He has over 30 years of diverse executive, field management, and engineering experience in oil and gas operations in the United States. From 1984 until 2005, Mr. Miller worked at the El Paso Corporation and Coastal Oil and Gas Company before it merged with El Paso in 2001. In 1994, after 12 years working as a petroleum engineer, Mr. Miller took on increasingly larger managerial responsibilities at Coastal and El Paso. He eventually rose to El Paso’s Vice President, Texas Gulf Coast Division, responsible for all of the company’s operations in the area. Mr. Miller is a graduate of the University of Missouri, Rolla (B.S.) with a degree in petroleum engineering and Oklahoma City University (M.B.A.).

  • Hart Energy Conferences speaker 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.

  • Ward Polzin

    Ward Polzin

    Camino Natural Resources LLC
    CEO

    Ward is CEO of Camino Natural Resources, LLC, a Denver and Oklahoma City based oil and gas company backed by Natural Gas Partners (NGP). Camino produces ~40,000 Boe/d net from ~140,000 net acres in the SCOOP/STACK/Merge plays of central Oklahoma. He was recently founding CEO of Centennial Resource Development, LLC, a Delaware Basin focused company which was purchased by Silver Run Acquisition Corporation in 2016. Ward has over 30 years of experience in the upstream oil and gas industry in engineering, commercial, investing and transactional roles. Prior to forming Camino and Centennial, Ward served as a Managing Director and a founding partner in Investment Banking at Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. He has a BS in Petroleum Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines and an MBA from Rice University.

  • Andrew Rapp

    Andrew Rapp

    Petrie Partners
    Co-Founder & Partner

    Prior to co-founding Petrie Partners, Mr. Rapp was a Managing Director of Bank of America Merrill Lynch in the Global Energy & Power Investment Banking Group. He joined Bank of America Merrill Lynch as part of Merrill Lynch's acquisition of Petrie Parkman & Co. at year-end 2006. Since joining Petrie Parkman in 1999, Mr. Rapp has completed numerous domestic and international upstream, midstream and downstream corporate and asset valuations while working on over 100 completed merger, divestiture, joint venture, restructuring and financing transactions throughout North America, the former Soviet Union, the Middle East, West Africa, South America, Australia and Asia. Mr. Rapp earned his B.A. in Economics and Managerial Studies from Rice University in 1999.

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    Jenna Robertson

    Thru Tubing Solutions
    SlicFrac Product Line Manager

    Jenna Robertson is a Petroleum Engineering Technologist with 16 years of industry experience. Her involvement in field operations, in both drilling and completions, helps her in her current role as SlicFrac Product Line Manager with Thru Tubing Solutions. She works as an extension of the Engineering Department as a liaison to the field districts, providing technical support, job procedures, product training and business development. Involved with the SlicFrac Diversion System since its inception, Jenna is well versed in the components, testing and field operations of this product line.

  • Brook Simmons

    Brook Simmons

    The Petroleum Alliance of Oklahoma
    President
    Simmons served as the federal lobbyist for the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association (OIPA) from 2008-2015. He served on the executive committee of the board of directors for the Oklahoma Oil & Gas Association (OKOGA) from 2015-2019 and helped merge the organizations. From 2015 until its acquisition by Encana in 2019, Simmons managed federal, state and local government affairs for Newfield Exploration and worked in Oklahoma with frequency. Since then, Simmons has represented private clients on federal issues in Washington, D.C. Simmons serves on the board of directors for the Domestic Energy Producers Alliance (DEPA) and previously served on the boards of directors for the Western Energy Alliance (WEA), North Dakota Petroleum Council (NDPC), Royalty Owners & Producers Educational Coalition (ROPE), and the Utah Petroleum Association (UPA). He also served on Utah Governor Gary Herbert’s Energy Advisory Council.
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    Corey Walker

    DCP Midstream
    President of Operations

    Corey Walker is the president of operations for DCP Midstream, and oversees DCP’s North and Midcontinent business units, including Southern Hills and other related logistics, marketing, and commercial operations. Prior to DCP, Corey was Avantor’s Executive Vice President of the Americas, biomaterials and advanced technologies (NuSil) and electronic materials businesses. Previously, Corey served as Global Vice President of the Sperry Drilling Services and Multichem global business groups at Halliburton Energy Services and also led global strategy for the Completion and Production division. Corey has also held a variety of strategic and global business unit leadership roles at Dow Chemical and Dell Technology. Corey earned a bachelor’s in marketing and business management from Brigham Young University, as well as an MBA from Harvard Business School. Corey and his wife, Ashley, live in Denver with their four children.

  • Tom Ward

    Tom Ward

    Mach Resources LLC
    Founder & CEO

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    Burt Williams

    Rimrock Resource Partners
    CEO & President

    Burt Williams has over 35 years of experience in energy management. Burt is currently CEO/President of Rimrock Resource Partners LLC. Rimrock owns interests in over 500 wells and manages a drilling program focused on the shallow SCOOP. Burt Founded White Stone Energy LLC in 2001, where he initially provided advisory services that generated over $300 million in transaction value. From 2005 to 2008, was CEO of Macquarie Longview Acquisitions which operated 5 fields, a gathering system and a gas processing plant in SW Arkansas. From 2009 to 2014, White Stone managed four companies on behalf of two financial institutions.

    Prior to founding White Stone Energy, Burt was Director Business Development at Torch Energy Advisors. Burt began his career in 1981 with the Land Department at Texaco, Inc. in New Orleans.