Speakers

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    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 and focused on oilfield services and products. Prior to Raymond James, he spent 10 years in the oilfield services industry as a project manager, corporate financial analyst, sales manager, 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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    Josh Adler

    Sourcewater Inc.
    CEO

    Josh Adler is the Founding CEO of Sourcewater, Inc., the leading oilfield water intelligence company. Sourcewater shows where every drop of Permian Basin water comes from and goes to, on the surface and in the subsurface, to help its clients make the best water business decisions. Sourcewater was founded from MIT’s Energy Ventures program in 2014. Josh previously founded several technology and real estate companies and served as an economics speechwriter for President George W. Bush. He is a graduate of Yale and MIT, and is the inventor on four U.S. patents. Josh lives in Houston, Texas with his wife, daughter and dachshund and sings with the Houston Symphony Chorus.

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    Chris Atherton

    EnergyNet LLC
    President & CEO

    Chris Atherton is the CEO of EnergyNet, Inc. EnergyNet is an oil and gas asset acquisition and divestiture firm specializing in auction sales, sealed bid transactions and government lease sales. Chris has been part of the EnergyNet team since 2002. He has been actively involved as the firm has completed over $6B in transactions including sell-side mandates from thousands of Exploration and Production clients. Chris leads a multi-disciplinary team of 50 professionals specializing in engineering, land, technical, business development, marketing, IT and administration. Chris has 18 years of experience in the energy industry. Chris graduated from Texas State in San Marcos with a business management and marketing degree. Prior to EnergyNet, Chris worked at the Enron Corporation in Houston, Texas Chris recently served as the Chairman of the Wildcatter’s Host Committee for the Texas Alliance of Energy Producers. Chris served as the Chairman for the SPE-Gulf Coast Section Business Development Study Group for three years. He is also an active member of the IPAA, Texas Energy Alliance, ADAM Houston, ADAM Permian and Houston Producer's Forum. Chris holds series 39, 22 and 63 SEC licenses.

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    Jeff Balmer

    Callon Petroleum Co.
    Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

    Dr. Balmer has 30 years of operations and subsurface leadership experience in the energy industry. His most recent role was Vice President and General Manager, Southern Operating Area for Encana Corporation with responsibility for all of Encana's upstream operations in the Permian Basin. After joining Encana in 2008, he held various leadership roles including Vice President and General Manager, Western Operating Area, managing operations in the Eagle Ford, DJ, San Juan, Piceance and Wind River Basins, and Vice President, Emerging Plays. Prior to joining Encana, Dr. Balmer served in a variety of roles, including positions with ConocoPhillips, Burlington Resources and ExxonMobil Corporation. He holds B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Petroleum Engineering, in addition to an M.S. in Environmental and Planning Engineering, from Missouri University of Science and Technology (formerly University of Missouri – Rolla).

  • Todd Bush

    Todd Bush

    Westwood Energy Group
    Head of NAM & Unconventionals

    Todd is Head of NAM & Unconventionals at Westwood Global Energy.

    Westwood provides actionable insight to key upstream, unconventional, and offshore sectors, through subscription-based data services, commercial analysis and advice, and bespoke research-led solutions.

    He works with E&Ps, service, suppliers, and finance companies who need to understand, invest, and operate in the U.S. shale market.

    With a focus on efficiency and optimization, Westwood’s Unconventionals team provides robust analysis, data-driven market models for horsepower, sand, & chemicals, and analytical tools through the Energent product line.

    Last year, Westwood launched a satellite and machine learning-based monitoring service for Permian, Eagle Ford, Haynesville, Anadarko, and other basins to understand near real-time pad construction and frac activity before notice is given to the regulatory body.

    Todd is an alumnus of Texas A&M University and Rice University and serves as a mentor to current students.

  • Chris Cooper, Oilfield Water Logistics

    Chris Cooper

    Oilfield Water Logistics
    CEO

    Mr. Cooper is CEO of Oilfield Water Logistics and Managing Partner of OWL Investments. Mr. Cooper was previously CEO and founder of Oilfield Water Lines, LP, which sold substantially all of its assets to NGL Energy Partners (NYSE: NGL) in 2013. Prior to OWL, Mr. Cooper co-founded investment firm Eastern Partners and was CFO of Charis Partners, the initial oilfield water platform for Heckmann Water Resources and later Nuverra (NYSE: NES). Mr. Cooper began his investment career at private equity firm Olympus Real Estate Partners, HM Capital’s real estate fund, following work at Ernst & Young. Mr. Cooper received a BBA in Finance and BA in Political Science from Southern Methodist University, and an MBA from The University of Texas at Austin.

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    David Dell'Osso

    Parsley Energy Inc.
    Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

    David Dell’Osso is Executive Vice President—Chief Operating Officer of Parsley Energy. Mr. Dell’Osso joined Parsley in October 2018. Prior to Parsley, Mr. Dell’Osso spent 13 years with Southwestern Energy Company, where he served in a variety of positions of increasing responsibility, including, at the time of his departure, as Senior Vice President & General Manager of the Northeast Appalachia Division. Other roles included management of exploration and production, midstream, and commercial teams. Mr. Dell’Osso earned a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Business Administration from Rice University. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.

  • Neal Dingmann

    Neal Dingmann

    SunTrust Robinson Humphrey
    Managing Director, Energy Research

    Neal Dingmann has over 12 years of equity research experience. At SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, he covers companies in the E&P and oilfield services sectors. He held similar positions at Wunderlich Securities, Dahlman Rose, RBC Capital and Bank of America Securities. Dingmann was recognized last year by the Wall Street Journal as "Best on the Street" and has been recognized as a "Home Run Hitter" by Institutional Investor magazine. He received his Masters of Business Administration from the University of Minnesota and his Bachelor of Arts degree in business from the University of Arkansas.

  • Efe Ejofodomi

    Efe Ejofodomi

    Schlumberger Ltd.
    Infill Well Business Program Manager, North America Land

    Efe Ejofodomi is the North America Infill Well Business Program Manager for North America Land, Schlumberger, with over 13 years of leveraging technology to drive outstanding performance across numerous unconventional basins in multiple countries, including the US and Argentina. He is an innovative, versatile professional skilled at leveraging technology to evaluate, enhance, and optimize reservoir and well productivity for all upstream assets. In his 13 years with Schlumberger, Ejofodomi has held a variety of roles spanning operations, technical, and management functions.

    He manages integrated services opportunities, driving and capturing business growth in new and existing markets. He plays a strategic role in developing project-specific commercial and technical alignments with the client, utilizing the breadth of Schlumberger products, technologies, and services to achieve outperformance on Infill development programs. Ejofodomi earned an MS degree in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University in 2006. He is also an active member of SPE and AAPG.

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    Clay Gaspar

    WPX Energy Inc.
    President & Chief Operating Officer

    Clay Gaspar, President and Chief Operating Officer of WPX Energy Inc., joined the company in 2014 as its Senior Vice President of Operations and Resource Development. Prior to joining WPX, Gaspar held technical and leadership roles at Newfield Exploration Co., Anadarko Petroleum Corp. and Mewbourne Oil Co. He received his bachelor’s degree in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M and his master’s degree in Petroleum and Geosciences Engineering from the University of Texas.

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    Jonathan Green

    CIG Logistics
    CEO

    Bio coming soon...

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    Jack Hightower

    HighPeak Energy Inc.
    President & CEO
    Jack D. Hightower has served as our Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President since our inception in November 2017. Mr. Hightower has over 47 years of experience in the oil and gas industry managing multiple exploration & production (“E&P”) platforms. Mr. Hightower currently serves as the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the general partner of HighPeak LP. Mr. Hightower served as Chairman, President and CEO of Bluestem Energy Partners, LP (“Bluestem”) from 2011 to 2013. Prior to forming Bluestem, Mr. Hightower served as Chairman, President, and CEO of Celero II from 2006 to 2009 and as Chairman, President and CEO of Celero from 2004 to 2005. Prior to forming Celero, Mr. Hightower served as Chairman, President and CEO of Pure (NYSE: PRS), which became the 11th largest publicly traded independent E&P company in North America. In October 2002, Unocal tendered for the Pure shares it did not already own. In March 1995, Mr. Hightower founded Titan (Nasdaq: TEXP), the predecessor to Pure, and served as Chairman, President and CEO. Prior to founding Titan, Mr. Hightower served as Chairman, President and CEO of Enertex Inc. (“Enertex”), the general partner and operator of record for several oil and gas partnerships from 1991 to 1994. Mr. Hightower graduated from Texas Tech University in 1970 with Bachelor of Business Administration degrees in Administrative Finance and Money, Banking & Investments.
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    Hank Hillard

    RBC Capital Markets
    Managing Director & Head of E&P Investment Banking

    Bio coming soon...

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    Scott D. Josey

    Sequitur Energy Resources LLC
    Chairman & CEO

    CEO, and President, and Chairman of the Board of Mariner Energy, Inc. (2001 – 2010), until Mariner merged with Apache Corporation in a transaction valued in excess of $4 Billion.  From 2000 to 2002, he served as Vice President of Enron North America Corp. and co-managed its Energy Capital Resources group.  From 1995 to 2000, Mr. Josey provided investment banking services to the oil and gas industry and portfolio management services to institutional investors as a co-founder of Sagestone Capital Partners.  From 1993 to 1995, he was a Director with Enron Capital & Trade Resources Corp. in its energy investment group.  From 1982 to 1993, he worked in the drilling, production, pipeline, corporate planning and commercial activities at Texas Oil and Gas Corp.  He currently serves on the board of directors of Noble Corp. He is a former board member of Northern Tier Energy and Apache Corporation. Mr. Josey holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University, an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin, and a MS in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Houston.

  • Brian Kuh

    Brian Kuh

    WPX Energy Inc.
    Senior Foreman, Water Management

    Brian manages all aspects of water management for WPX Energy, a $9 billion energy producer, in the booming Permian Basin, including water recycling projects, logistics and infrastructure construction.

    Brian joined the company in late 2017 and has developed a plan to increase WPX’s local water recycling from 5% of total volume to over 50% reuse for future well completions.

    He began his career in water management at Devon Energy where he played an integral role in their startup of recycling produced water.  He coordinated the construction of the first treated-water impoundments that were approved in NM following the approval of Rule 34.

    Before taking on his role with WPX, Kuh worked as a water management consultant with clients including Matador Resources and other private equity startups.

    He is the Vice President of the Permian Basin Water Management Council and has a personal interest in nature, wildlife, conservation, land management and ranching.

    Education

    B.S. in Business Administration, Colorado Technical University

  • Stephen McNair

    Stephen McNair

    Chief Development Officer, H2O Midstream; President, UL Water Midstream (ULWM)

    Stephen leads the UL Water Midstream team to develop and build the business through relationships with producers in the University Lands with project and operating execution in the area of interest in the Delaware Basin.

    Prior to H2O Midstream, Stephen has held a variety of leadership positions throughout his 33-year oil and gas career primarily in the midstream sector in operations, engineering, construction, and commercial roles. He most recently served as the President of Pioneer Water Management, LLC.

    Stephen serves as a member of the University of Texas Permian Basin (UTPB) College of Engineering Advisory Board and is a board member on the annual Permian Basin Water In Energy Conference (PBWIEC). He is a former Board member of the Gas Processors Association and NMOGA, and former member of COGA. Stephen holds an MBA from Oklahoma City University and a BS in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University.

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    Brad Nelson

    Stephens Inc.
    Managing Director

    Mr. Nelson joined Stephens in May 2009 as a Managing Director. Mr. Nelson most recently served as a Managing Director at Energy Capital Solutions where he was a founder and employed for the last seven years. Prior to joining ECS in 2001, Mr. Nelson was an Associate in Bear Stearns’ Energy Group, focusing primarily on E&P and oilfield services transactions. Prior to joining Bear Stearns, Mr. Nelson was an Associate with Koch Ventures, the private equity arm of Koch Industries. While at Koch, he focused on providing private capital to energy and technology-related companies. Mr. Nelson received his BS from Oklahoma State University and his MBA from the University of Oklahoma.

  • Erik Nystrom

    Erik Nystrom

    Covia Corporation
    Vice President, Strategic Marketing

    Erik is the Vice President of Marketing at Covia Holdings Corporation. Prior to Covia, Erik served seven years in the US Army as an intelligence officer, having served overseas tours in both Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as supporting numerous stateside missions. After his time in the Army, Erik worked in customer service and strategic pipeline planning.

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    Scott Parkison

    Admiral Permian Resources LLC
    Chief Commercial Officer

    Bio coming soon...

  • Mark Patton

    Mark Patton

    Hydrozonix
    President

    Mark has over 25 years’ experience in the development, implementation, and operation of treatment technologies. Including the development of proprietary treatment systems. Mark’s oil and gas experience includes treatment systems at active and closed refineries and chemical plants, oilfields, gas plants and tank farms working with waters, wastewaters, drilling muds, tank bottoms and process residuals. Mark holds two patents for produced water management. Mark’s experience includes 15 years running his own company that owned and operated a fixed treatment facility as well as multiple mobile treatment systems working both nationally and internationally.

    Mark earned his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Southern California in 1985.

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    Paola Perez Pena

    IHS Markit
    Principal Research Analyst, Upstream Cost and Technology

    Paola Perez Pena is a Principal Research Analyst in the Upstream Cost & Technology group working on North American upstream operations with focus on water management analytics, and insights.  

    Prior to joining IHS Markit, Paola was a management consultant with Arthur D. Little in the Americas consulting unit, focusing on asset evaluation (technical and economic analysis), water management strategies for unconventional operations and exploration strategy for E&P companies and governments in Mexico, Argentina, Colombia and the United States. Prior to Arthur D. Little, Ms. Perez Pena worked in the research and development team for Landmark, Halliburton. Ms. Perez Pena has also published and presented several SPE papers. 

    Paola holds a M.S. in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Universidad de los Andes - Colombia. 

     

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    Dan Pickering

    Pickering Energy Partners
    Founder & Chief Investment Officer

    Dan Pickering is the Chief Investment Officer of Pickering Energy Partners (PEP). PEP manages client assets via energy strategies focused primarily on public markets and private equity. Prior to PEP, Mr. Pickering served as the President of Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. and Chief Investment Officer of TPH Investment Management. TPH Asset Management managed both public and private equity strategies for institutional and individual clients. Dan has spent 24 years as an energy portfolio manager, researcher and analyst, first at Fidelity Investments (where he managed ~$1 billion of energy sector funds), then as Head of Research at Simmons & Company and as the founding partner of Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. He currently serves as the portfolio manager of the PEP Energy Equity Opportunities Fund and on the Investment Committee of PEP’s Energy Co-Investment and research-based strategies. Dan grew up in Missouri, has a BS in Petroleum Engineering from the Missouri School of Science and Technology and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

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    David Pitts

    Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc.
    Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

    Bio coming soon...

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    Vignesh Proddaturi

    Glendale Energy Capital LLC
    Managing Partner

    Bio coming soon...

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    David Reid

    National Oilwell Varco
    Chief Marketing Officer

    David Reid is Chief Marketing Officer at National Oilwell Varco (NOV). He is charged with developing the market and strategic engine of NOV across regional operations and business segments in order to offer their customers a most valued position in their relative markets. David joined Varco International in 1992, and has lived in Scotland, California and Houston while working world-wide in a number of roles covering business development, product development, leadership, and management. David Reid serves on the NOV and Schlumberger IntelliServ Joint Venture Board, as well as the IADC Executive Board as the Vice President for Services, and is a founding member of the SPE Drilling Systems Automation Technical Section. David is currently serving on the SPE Board as a Technical Director of Drilling.

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    Jack Reilly

    EnCap Investments LP
    Director

    Bio coming soon...

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    Daniel Rohling

    Battalion Oil Corporation
    Chief Operating Officer

    Mr. Rohling is currently the Chief Operating Officer with Battalion Oil Corporation. He previously served at Chief Operating Officer with Ajax Resources. Following Ajax's sale of its 25,000 acres to Diamondback for $1.24B in October 2018, Daniel and the team are currently working deals to stand-up Ajax II. Prior to Ajax, Mr. Rohling began his career with EP Energy and worked multiple operations and team lead roles, ultimately leading the Permian team as across a 13 year career. Daniel is active in SPE and has served on the Boards of SPE Young Professionals, YP in Energy and multiple charities following his graduation from Texas A&M.

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    J.D. Smith

    EnCore Permian
    CEO

    EnCore Permian cofounder J.D. Smith began his career in 2000 working in drilling and offshore completions. In 2007 he transitioned to leasing in the Permian Basin. In 2009 Mr. Smith was the exclusive landman for a $3 million, 42,000+ acre prospect. Petrohawk later purchased this asset for $42 million, a 5% overriding royalty interest and carried working interest considerations.

    In this same capacity, Mr. Smith transacted and acquired over 150,000 acres of Permian leasehold between 2009 and 2012, generating a net profit of over $100 million.

    Mr. Smith also founded a non-profit clean water initiative – the John 4:14 Foundation – which has completed over 250 clean water projects (www.j414.org), serving over 1 million people in Uganda. Mr. Smith lives in Big Spring, Texas with his wife and 3 children.

  • Hayley Stephenson

    Hayley Stephenson

    Baker Hughes Co.
    Lead Reservoir Analytics Engineer, Energy Innovation Center

    Bio coming soon!

  • Hunter Wallace

    Hunter Wallace

    Atlas Sand Company LLC
    Chief Operating Officer

    Prior to joining Atlas Sand, Hunter was a member of the newly formed ATX Energy Partners (formerly Brigham Resources Team) as their VP of Operations.  Hunter had been a part of the successful Brigham Resources Company as the Drilling and Completions Manager, where he was in charge of planning and executing all 58 grassroots wells of the company in the very Southern edge of the Delaware Basin; these efforts culminated in a successful sale of the assets to Diamondback Energy in 2017 for $2.55 billion.  Prior to that Hunter served as a Senior Drilling Engineer for Pioneer Natural Resources on South Texas Eagle Ford Team, and before that was a Drilling Engineer for XTO Energy in East Texas working mostly the Bossier, Cotton Valley, and Haynesville pay zones.  Hunter received a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M.