Speakers

  • Hart Energy Conferences speaker Josh Adler

    Josh Adler

    Sourcewater Inc.
    CEO

    Josh Adler is the founding chief executive of Sourcewater, the technology leader in upstream energy and water intelligence. Sourcewater is pioneering energy intelligence with satellite imagery, mobile GPS data and artificial intelligence to show upstream energy activity earlier, more completely and more accurately than any other source. Josh is a graduate of Yale and MIT, where he was a Sloan Fellow for Innovation and Global Leadership in Energy Ventures. He holds 11 U.S. patents relating to image processing and geospatial data analytics. Josh previously served as an economic policy official for President George W. Bush and has founded medical device, internet, real estate and robotics companies.

  • 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.

  • Hart Energy Conferences speaker Rex Bigler

    Rex Bigler

    Callon Petroleum Co.
    Vice President, Asset Development

    Rex Bigler joined Callon Petroleum in conjunction with the merger of Callon Petroleum and Carrizo Oil and Gas in December 2019. Prior to joining Callon, Mr. Bigler served as Vice President of Production Operations of Carrizo from April 2017 – December 2019. Prior to his career at Carrizo, Mr. Bigler served as Regional Vice President of Operations for BreitBurn Management Company, overseeing BrietBurn’s producing assets in California, the Mid-Continent, and the Permian Basin. Prior to BreitBurn, he spent seven years with Devon Energy as Manager, Production Operations and 17-1/2 years with Unocal Corporation in various engineering and commercial roles including domestic and international assignments and midstream development. Mr. Bigler was the lead developer and project manager for Keystone Gas Storage Facility near Kermit, Texas, one of the first bedded salt gas storage facilities in the U.S. He also worked for several small independents earlier in his career in drilling and production operations in the DJ and Permian Basins. Mr. Bigler holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from Colorado School of Mines.

  • Hart Energy Conferences speaker Pete Bowden

    Pete Bowden

    Jefferies LLC
    Global Head of Energy & Power

    Peter Bowden is a Managing Director and Global Head of Energy Investment Banking at Jefferies. Prior to joining Jefferies in July of 2012, he was a Managing Director and Head of Midstream at Morgan Stanley. Mr. Bowden has advised on several of the most significant mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures in Midstream energy, including advising El Paso in its $38Bn merger with Kinder Morgan, MarkWest in its $2.05Bn joint venture in the Utica shale with The Energy & Minerals Group, First Reserve in its $1.4Bn sale of BORCO to Buckeye, Chevron in the sale of its Perth Amboy facility and Magellan in its acquisition of the Texas City refined products system from BP. Since joining Jefferies, Mr. Bowden has advised Kinder Morgan Energy Partners and Kinder Morgan Management in the $140Bn amalgamation of the various Kinder Morgan entities, MarkWest in its $20Bn merger with MPLX (Marathon Petroleum's captive MLP), Plains GP Holdings in its $7.2Bn simplification transaction with Plains All American Pipeline, Chesapeake Energy in its $5Bn exit from midstream, Copano Energy in its $5Bn sale to Kinder Morgan, Inergy in is $7.3Bn merger with Crestwood and Chevron in its divestiture of ten midstream asset packages for total consideration of over $3.0Bn. Most recently, Mr. Bowden advised EagleClaw in its $2.0Bn sale to Blackstone, Medallion in its $1.825Bn sale to Global Infrastructure Partners, Lucid II in its $1.6Bn sale to Riverstone and Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking, Brazos in its $1.75Bn sale to Morgan Stanley Infrastructure, Discovery in its $1.2Bn sale to Williams and KKR, SemGroup in its $5.1Bn sale to Energy Transfer and M5L Midstream in its $2.5Bn sale to DTE Energy. Mr. Bowden received an AB, with honors, from Harvard University and a JD from the University of Virginia.

  • Hart Energy Conferences speaker Bill Brown

    Bill Brown

    Cadence Bank
    Managing Director & Executive Vice President, Energy Banking

    A native of west Texas and a graduate of Baylor University, Bill has served on the Advisory Board of The Hankamer School of Business at Baylor.  He has also served as a Board Member and the President of a local Charitable Trust and is a member of the Houston Gas Processors Association.

  • Hart Energy Conferences speaker Trisha Curtis

    Trisha Curtis

    PetroNerds LLC
    President & CEO

    Trisha Curtis is the President and Co-Founder of PetroNerds, LLC. She co-founded the company in 2015 and began working full time at PetroNerds in January 2016. She was formerly the Director of Research, Upstream and Midstream, at the Energy Policy Research Foundation, Inc. (EPRINC) in Washington, DC. Since 2010, she has led extensive research efforts and major consulting projects, and authored several reports on the North American upstream and midstream markets. 

    At PetroNerds, Ms. Curtis leads research and consulting services. She is a macroeconomist with an expertise in US shale markets. She is globally recognized for her knowledge of US shale and has been asked to speak and present at several forums including OPEC in Vienna, Austria, in Bahrain, and in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Stanford University, Chatham House, Oxford University, Denver University, and Colorado School of Mines. She is also the host of The PetroNerds Podcast. 

    Trisha evaluates US upstream markets on a wells-up basis with critical analysis of individual operators, assets, reservoirs, and plays. She provides clients with in-depth analysis of the US shale industry and the global oil market and synthesizes this into relevant, actionable, and forecastable information integral to her clients and their respective businesses. She is currently working with several clients to navigate a lower oil price environment. She is also working on a forthcoming research report with the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, updating her work and analysis on shale productivity gains. 

  • Hart Energy Conferences speaker David Deckelbaum

    David Deckelbaum

    Cowen and Company
    Managing Director, Energy – Oil & Gas Exploration and Production

    Mr. David Deckelbaum, CFA is a Managing Director and senior analyst covering the oil & gas exploration and production sector. He joined Cowen in 2018 from Keybanc Capital Markets, where he led the firm’s energy research coverage. Prior to Keybanc, Mr. Deckelbaum worked on both the buy-side and sell-side at Millennium Partners, UBS and Bank of America following both E&P and oilfield service stocks. Mr. Deckelbaum holds a BBA with concentrations in Finance and Information Systems from the George Washington University and is a CFA Charterholder.

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    Dena Demboski

    UpCurve Energy LLC
    Vice President, Operations

    Dena Demboski currently serves as Vice President of Operations at UpCurve Energy. She is responsible for managing the execution of the drilling and completions programs for the company’s extended reach horizontal Wolfcamp wells that include multi-well zipper pad operations. She also oversees the installation of production equipment, frac water management, and provides technical support to onsite consultants, colleagues and financial backers. Prior to joining UpCurve Energy, Dena served in various other engineering roles at Linn Energy and ConocoPhillips/Burlington Resources. She has over 13 years of engineering design and management experience in drilling, completions, and production operations across 13 different basins within the domestic United States. She received a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering with a Business Management Certification from Texas A&M University in 2006.

  • Hart Energy Conferences speaker John Durand

    John Durand

    XRI Holdings LLC
    President & Chief Sustainability Officer

    John R. Durand is President and Chief Sustainability Officer of XRI Holdings, LLC, the water midstream portfolio company of Morgan Stanley Energy Partners. In his role, John oversees XRI’s commercial, ESG and governmental relations functions. XRI operates approximately 300 miles of large diameter pipeline in Texas and New Mexico, transporting produced and non-potable water throughout the Midland and Delaware Basins. XRI is the leading produced water treatment and recycling company in the Permian Basin, reusing approximately 200 million barrels of produced water annually.

    Prior to joining XRI, Mr. Durand was a founding partner of WaterBridge Resources, LLC where he served as President and Chief Operating Officer.  Previously, John served on the management team and startup of Pioneer Water Management LLC, where he oversaw the company’s commercial, logistical and supply sourcing functions.  His career spans more than three decades of upstream, midstream and downstream experience in the oil, gas and water sectors, along with experience in the development and construction of natural gas and renewable energy power projects.  Notably, John has negotiated landmark public/private partnership agreements in the water space with three Texas municipalities (Midland, Odessa and Fort Stockton).

    In addition to his role on the XRI board, Mr. Durand serves on the board of the Energy ESG Council.  In addition, he serves on the board of directors of the Texas Alliance of Energy Producers and sits on the Alliance’s Executive Committee. He is also a member of the board of directors of the Produced Water Society where he serves on its Technical Committee. Additionally, Mr. Durand serves on the Environment and Safety Committee of the IPAA and on the Energy Advisory Board for the University of Texas at Dallas.

    John holds a Master of Business Administration in Corporate Finance from the University of Dallas and a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Land Management from the University of Louisiana.

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    Sean Fitzgerald

    Boomtown Oil LLC/North Silo Resources LLC
    Co-Founder & Partner

    Mr. Fitzgerald, a petroleum engineer, is the reservoir lead at Boomtown Oil LLC. Mr. Fitzgerald has directed his skills in reservoir engineering, risk analysis, accounting, finance and economics to become an expert in corporate development. He has created and executed numerous business plans for both unconventional resource plays and conventional assets. He has a strong track record in divestitures and has extensive experience in running acquisition projects, managing the engineering, land, accounting and legal due diligence process. He was co-founder of STXRA, running the company’s day to day operations and handling all accounting, finance and HR functions. He was President of Viola Oil & Gas, a private equity backed company with a $60 MM capital commitment. At Rosetta Resources, he directed the technical aspects of their $350 million divestiture program that generated the capital needed to fund their Eagle Ford investments. He was also responsible for the technical aspects of Rosetta’s acquisition efforts, including the acquisition of incremental Eagle Ford acreage. While at Shell Exploration and Production Company, he handled diverse reservoir engineering assignments. He created a $300 million scalable business plan for optimizing the value of Shell’s South Texas asset.

  • Hart Energy Conferences speaker Matt Garrison

    Matt Garrison

    Centennial Resources Development Inc.
    Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

    Mr. Garrison has served as Centennial’s Vice President and Chief Operating Officer since April 2020. Prior to that, he served as Vice President of Geosciences since October 2016.  Mr. Garrison served as Division Exploration Manager for EOG Resources, Inc. (NYSE: EOG) in their Midland Division from 2014-2016. His primary responsibilities included the Exploration and Development of the Delaware Basin assets, as well as the geologic assessment of EOG’s acquisition of Yates Petroleum in 2016. Prior to that, Mr. Garrison was a senior project geologist responsible for the development of EOG’s Delaware Basin assets. Prior to that, Mr. Garrison worked in EOG’s Fort Worth Division from 2007-2011, where he worked both the Barnett gas play in Johnson County, and the Barnett combo play in Montague and Cooke County as a project geologist. Mr. Garrison received his B.S. in Geology from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, and his M.S. in Geology from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

  • Hart Energy Conferences speaker Jack Harper

    Jack Harper

    ConocoPhillips
    President, Permian Business Unit

    Jack Harper is President, Permian for ConocoPhillips, responsible for the development and operations of this business unit, which is located in western Texas and southeastern New Mexico. 

    Harper has 25 years of industry experience, including most recently serving as president, Concho Resources. Prior to Concho, he served in various capacities relating to finance, corporate planning and strategy, capital markets and business development at Unocal Corporation, Pure Resources, Inc., and Tom Brown, Inc. 

    Harper is currently active on the board of trustees of the Abell-Hanger Foundation, and the board of trustees of the Texas State History Museum. Additionally, he serves on the board of governors for the Bynum School, for Midland Shared Spaces and for the Midland Children’s Rehabilitation Center, all located in Midland, Texas. 

    Harper earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in finance from Baylor University in 1993. 

  • Hart Energy Conferences speaker John Harpole

    John Harpole

    Mercator Energy
    Founder & President

    John Harpole is the founder and president of Mercator Energy LLC, a natural gas services, brokerage, and energy market analysis company. During his career, Harpole has provided strategic advice and counseling to independent oil and gas producers, power producers, major electric and gas utilities, hedge funds, and energy traders, typically at the CEO level.

    Harpole is a Board Member of the Colorado Oil and Gas Association, the Leadership Program of the Rockies, University of Colorado’s Global Energy Management Program (GEM), the Global Institute of Church Management Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome, Italy and the Unreported Story Society. John currently serves on the Board of Directors of Benedictine College.

     

  • Hart Energy Conferences speaker Tyler Harris

    Tyler Harris

    Moriah Energy Investments
    Chief Financial Officer

    Tyler joined Moriah Group in 2015 and is currently the Chief Financial Officer for Moriah Energy Investments, an investment strategy focused on oil and gas opportunities. Following his graduation from the University of Oklahoma (BAC/BBA), Tyler practiced public accounting with KPMG and Ernst and Young. After receiving his MBA from Rice University’s Jones School of Management, Tyler worked for Lehman Brothers and ultimately Barclays Capital in the Natural Resources group, later joining Bank of America / Merrill Lynch. During his time in investment banking, he focused on mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, and other advisory services. In 2013, Tyler moved to West Texas as the CFO at FireWheel Energy, an independent exploration and production company focused in the Eastern Shelf of the Permian Basin.

  • Hart Energy Conferences speaker Glenn Hart

    Glenn Hart

    Rio Grande Exploration & Production
    President & CEO

    Glenn D. Hart is the President and CEO of Rio Grande and has more than 30 years of experience developing oil and gas resources throughout South Texas. Following graduation from Texas A&M University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering, Mr. Hart began his career as an engineer in the late 1970s with Tenneco Oil Company's Gulf Coast Division. He moved on to serve as an engineering manager for Sanchez-O Brien Oil & Gas Company before founding Michael Petroleum in 1983. In August 2001, Houston-based Michael Petroleum was sold to Calpine Natural Gas and, with other members of his management team, Mr. Hart formed Laredo Energy in October 2001 Mr. Hart holds membership in the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), the Texas Independent and Royalty Owners Association (TIPRO), and the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA).

  • Hart Energy Conferences speaker Darrin Henke

    Darrin Henke

    Penn Virginia Corp.
    President & CEO

    Mr. Darrin J. Henke has served on the Board and as President and Chief Executive Officer of the company since August 2020.  Prior to joining Penn Virginia, Mr. Henke served nearly five years (between 2015 and 2020) as the CEO of Gary Petroleum Partners and Gary Permian LLC, a private oil and gas acquisition and development company. He was previously employed by Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. for eleven years, most recently as Vice President & General Manager for Southern Operations overseeing, among others, Encana’s entrance into the Eagle Ford and Permian Basins. With thirty years of experience in the oil and gas business, Mr. Henke was also employed by Tom Brown Inc., Venoco Inc. and Burlington Resources. Mr. Henke graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Texas Tech University and also completed Duke’s Advanced Management Program. He was the recipient of the Denver Business Journal’s 2013 Power Book Award for outstanding business leadership, currently sits on the Board of Colorado’s State Chamber of Commerce, and is a registered Professional Petroleum Engineer.

  • Hart Energy Conferences speaker Will Hickey

    Will Hickey

    Colgate Energy LLC
    Co-CEO

    Will Hickey is currently the Co-CEO of Colgate Energy which he co-founded in 2015. Mr. Hickey earned his BS from the University of Texas at Austin where he majored in Petroleum Engineering and his MBA from Southern Methodist University.  Prior to starting Colgate, Will worked for Pioneer Natural Resources where he rotated through numerous engineering positions and worked as the Sr. Business Analyst for former CEO, Tim Dove.

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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.

  • Hart Energy Conferences speaker Ryan Keys

    Ryan Keys

    Triple Crown Resources LLC
    President & Co-Founder

    Ryan Keys is President at Triple Crown Resources, which he co-founded in 2017 with Nathan Pekar. Previously, Ryan was a senior vice president in Energy Investment Banking at Jefferies, where he was involved in over $25 billion in M&A transactions.  He also served in roles at another E&P, a reserves consultancy, and Schlumberger.  Ryan has a BS in mechanical engineering from UT Austin and an MS in petroleum engineering from Texas A&M.

  • Hart Energy Conferences speaker Brett Knowles

    Brett Knowles

    EnCap Flatrock Midstream
    Vice President

    Brett D. Knowles, CFA is a vice president of EnCap Flatrock Midstream. Mr. Knowles supports all finance, administrative and accounting functions of EFM’s funds and portfolio companies. Prior to joining EnCap Flatrock Midstream in 2013, Mr. Knowles was an investment banking analyst at Barclays in Houston, where he focused primarily on public capital raises and M&A advisory work within the energy industry. Mr. Knowles graduated summa cum laude from the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University with an M.S. in Finance and a B.B.A. in Accounting. Mr. Knowles is a CFA charterholder and member of the CFA Society of Houston, a member of Young Professionals in Energy and a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board at Mays Business School. He currently serves on the board of directors of several EFM portfolio companies including Aspen Midstream, Cardinal Midstream III, Edgewater Midstream and Rangeland Energy III.

  • Hart Energy Conferences speaker Emily McClain

    Emily McClain

    Rystad Energy
    Senior Analyst

     Bio coming soon!

  • Hart Energy Conferences speaker Braden Merrill

    Braden Merrill

    Sequitur Permian LLC
    Chief Financial Officer

    Braden is Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Sequitur Energy Resources. Braden previously worked at Peregrine Oil & Gas and its successor, Peregrine Oil & Gas II, in financial roles. He has a BS in Finance from The Ohio State University and an MBA from the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business.

  • Hart Energy Conferences speaker Mark Mills

    Mark Mills

    Montrose Lane
    Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute; Faculty Fellow, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science at Northwestern University; Co-Founder & Partner

    Mark P. Mills is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a faculty fellow at Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science where he co-directs the Institute on Manufacturing Science and Innovation. He is also a strategic partner with Montrose Lane, an energy-tech fund focused on software. He is the author of the forthcoming book The Cloud Revolution: How the Convergence of New Technologies Will Unleash the Next Economic Boom and a Roaring 2020s (Encounter Books) and authored previously: Digital Cathedrals: The Information Infrastructure Era (Encounter Books, 2020) and Work In The Age Of Robots (Encounter, 2018), and earlier co-authored the book The Bottomless Well (Basic Books, 2015) which rose to #1 in Amazon’s science rankings, and about which Bill Gates said: “This is the only book I’ve ever seen that really explains energy.”

    Previously, he co-founded Digital Power Capital, which invested in such emerging technologies as LED lighting, power semiconductors for smart grids, and where he served as Chairman and interim CEO of a lithium battery factory. At DPC Mills undertook a year-long global, China-focused, evaluation of and visits to manufacturers of solar, wind and battery technologies. Earlier, Mills was a technology advisor for Bank of America Securities on emerging energy technologies, and coauthor of the Huber-Mills Digital Power Report, a tech investment newsletter that covered such subjects as power semiconductors, fuel cells, microturbines, batteries, and industrial automation. And, until its sale to HP, Mills served as an independent Director of the preeminent engineering firm that designed power systems for global datacenters. He has testified numerous times before Congress on energy and technology matters. 

    Early in his career Mills served in the White House Science Office under President Reagan and subsequently provided science and technology policy counsel to numerous private-sector firms, the Department of Energy, and U.S. research laboratories. Prior to that, Mills was an experimental physicist and development engineer in microprocessors and fiber optics, earning several patents for his work at Bell Northern Research (Canada’s Bell Labs) and at the RCA David Sarnoff Research Center. He holds a degree in physics from Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada.

  • Hart Energy Conferences speaker Sean Mitchell

    Sean Mitchell

    Daniel Energy Partners
    Managing Partner

    Sean Mitchell is a Managing Partner at Daniel Energy Partners.  Prior to joining Daniel Energy, Sean was a Managing Director/Head of Energy Institutional Sales at Simmons & Company International for almost two decades.  Sean started his career in Institutional Sales with Simmons in 2001. Sean has worked with some of the largest public company energy CEO’s around the world doing NDR’s and helping with Investor Relations activities.  Over the last 20 years, Sean has built relationships with many of the largest institutional investors on Wall Street and has earned their trust as someone who understands the energy sector.  Prior to Simmons, Sean was with Scotia Capital from 1996 to 2001 in the Energy Group.  Sean worked with both the Investment Banking Group and Energy Loan Syndication Team at Scotia Capital where he was responsible for modeling and credit analysis on transactions in the upstream, downstream and midstream sectors of the energy business.  Sean has a BBA in Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin.

  • 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.

  • Hart Energy Conferences speaker Joe Quoyeser

    Joe Quoyeser

    University Lands
    CEO

    Joe Quoyeser became interim CEO of University Lands in February 2021.  University Lands is a department of University of Texas System Administration and has 63 employees in Midland and Houston who steward 2.1 million acres of land in West Texas with gross production of ~300,000 boed.

    Prior to joining University Lands, Joe had spent most of his career in management consulting, most recently at McKinsey & Company, where he helped build and lead the US onshore practice.  Joe began his career in the Permian with Exxon where he had roles in reservoir engineering and business planning.

    Joe has a BS in chemical engineering from Rice and an MBA from Northwestern.

  • Hart Energy Conferences speaker Doug Rook

    Doug Rook

    Tall City Exploration III LLC
    Vice President, Business Development

    Doug Rook joined Warburg Pincus-backed Tall City Exploration III in 2019 and has 24 years of industry experience. Mr. Rook has been involved in over $4 billion of acquisitions in his career and has managed over 650,000 acres of lease acquisitions. Prior to Tall City, Mr. Rook served as Manager of Business Development for Hilcorp Energy Company and from 2015 to 2018, Mr. Rook served as Vice President of Land & Business Development for Blue Whale Energy where he was involved in over $1.5 billion of acquisitions, most notably was the acquisition of Tall City Exploration I’s assets in Howard County. Prior to joining Blue Whale in 2015, Mr. Rook was Vice President of Land & Business Development for Kayne Anderson backed Kraken Oil & Gas LLC I where they compiled over 120,000 acres in the Williston Basin. Prior to joining Kraken in 2012, Mr. Rook was with Rosetta Resources and served as Manager, Land & Asset Business Development where he was responsible for managing the company-wide land effort and asset business development across the Lower 48. From 1997 until joining Rosetta, Mr. Rook served in various Land, Business Development and Energy Trading roles with companies including ConocoPhillips, Linn Energy and Duke Energy. Mr. Rook earned a BBA in Petroleum Land Management / Marketing from Texas Tech University and an MBA from Tulane University. Mr. Rook is a member of the Houston Producers Forum, AAPL, ADAM Permian and serves as an Advisor for ADAM Houston.

  • Hart Energy Conferences speaker Jennifer Stewart

    Jennifer Stewart

    Avitas, a Baker Hughes Venture
    Vice President, Strategic Growth

    Bio coming soon!

  • Hart Energy Conferences speaker Steve Struna

    Steve Struna

    Bayswater Resources LLC
    President & CEO

    Steve Struna, President and CEO, has over 34 years of petroleum industry experience in engineering, operations, finance, planning, and general management. Prior to launching Bayswater E&P in 2004, Mr. Struna held a wide variety of positions with BP, Amoco, including Vice President and General Manager, Onshore Gulf Coast USA; North American Natural Gas Executive Leadership Team member with responsibility for the redesign of BP’s entire onshore US operations base; CEO and President, Central Alberta Midstream – Calgary; Vice President and General Manager, Amoco Canada Gas Gathering and Processing – Calgary; Senior Manager, Corporate Finance - Chicago; Resource Development Manager, Central North Sea – London; and Project Manager, Armada Platform and Development, Central North Sea U.K. Mr. Struna received his BSc Degree in Chemical Engineering from Columbia University in 1981, an MSc in Petroleum Engineering from Colorado School of Mines in 1985, and an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1990. Mr. Struna sits on the Boards of the Colorado Oil and Gas Association, Protect Colorado, and Coloradans for Responsible Energy Development. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, Colorado Concern, recently chaired the annual Gala for the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, and is a registered professional engineer.

  • Hart Energy Conferences speaker Tyler Thomason

    Tyler Thomason

    EnCore Permian
    Vice President, Operations

    Bio coming soon!

  • Hart Energy Conferences speaker Kaes Van't Hof

    Kaes Van't Hof

    Diamondback Energy
    Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President, Business Development

    Mr. Van’t Hof has served as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Business Development since February 2019. Prior to his current position with us, he served as our Senior Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development from January 2017 to February 2019 and as our Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development since joining us in July 2016. Before joining Diamondback, Mr. Van't Hof served as Chief Executive Officer for Bison Drilling and Field Services from September 2012 to June 2016. From August 2011 to August 2012, Mr. Van't Hof was an analyst for Wexford Capital, LP responsible for developing operating models and business plans, including for our initial public offering, and before that worked for the Investment Banking - Financial Institutions Group of Citigroup Global Markets, Inc. from February 2010 to July 2011. Mr. Van't Hof was a professional tennis player from May 2008 to January 2010. Mr. Van't Hof received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Business Administration from the University of Southern California.

  • Hart Energy Conferences speaker Jim Wicklund

    Jim Wicklund

    Stephens Inc.
    Managing Director, Investment Banking

    Mr. Wicklund brings to Stephens more than 40 years of expertise in oilfield services. Most recently, he was a Managing Director at Credit Suisse where, as a Senior Oilfield Services Analyst, he managed a team covering 41 companies. His extensive background includes operational and consultative experience working with major global and domestic oil companies as well as portfolio management for energy funds, equity research, and institutional sales and trading.

  • Hart Energy Conferences speaker Stuart Weinman

    Stuart Weinman

    Total Sand Solutions
    CEO

    Bio coming soon!

  • Hart Energy Conferences speaker Denzil West

    Denzil West

    Admiral Permian Resources LLC
    CEO

    Denzil West serves as the Chief Executive Officer for Admiral Permian Resources LLC and is a member of the Company's Board of Directors. He has over 35 years of oil and gas industry experience, most of which has been in the Permian Basin. His focus has been on upstream activities, however, West also has extensive midstream experience. Most recently, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer for Reliance Energy in Midland, Texas, where he was instrumental in the strategy, leadership, development and successful monetization of the Reliance group of companies. West joined Reliance in 2006 and was responsible for all operational and engineering activities of the company's upstream, midstream and service entities. He started his career at ARCO Oil and Gas, where he worked as a reservoir and production engineer for several years. He was also instrumental and led the effort to grow and successfully monetize four other private companies, two of which were in the oil and gas business. West earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University in 1981.