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.
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.
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.
Jay C. Graham served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors of WildHorse Resource Development Corporation. Mr. Graham served as Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the board of directors of Memorial Resource Development Corp. from January 2016 until it was acquired by Range Resources Corporation in 2016. Previously, Mr. Graham served as Co-CEO and Co-Founder of WildHorse Resources I and WildHorse Resources II from August 2007 until January 2016. Prior to founding WildHorse, Mr. Graham held a variety of positions of increasing responsibility in Halliburton, Devon Energy and Anadarko Petroleum Corporation. Further, Mr. Graham currently serves on the Petroleum Industry Board and the College of Engineering Advisory Council at Texas A&M University, is a co-founder and advisor of the Texas A&M Petroleum Ventures Program educational collaboration between the Mays Business School and Department of Petroleum Engineering and is also a member of the Petroleum Engineering Academy of Distinguished Graduates.
Prior to co-founding Drillinginfo in 1999, Allen was an independent oilman for seven years, co-founding three profitable exploration & production companies. He began his oil patch career with Marathon Oil Corporation, as a geophysicist working in research, seismic acquisitions, and South American exploration. Allen is active in all aspects of Drillinginfo’s new product development and is widely recognized for his leadership and vision. He holds several patents in the field of component seismology. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geology from Rice University and a Master of Science in Geology from University of Texas at El Paso.
Bernadette Johnson serves as Vice President, Strategic Analytics for Enverus (formerly Drillinginfo) and is responsible for helping to grow and expand the Enverus analytics offerings. She joined Enverus through the acquisition of products and services from Ponderosa Advisors. With over 11 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.
Mr. Braziel joined RBN Energy in 2013 as Director of Finance and Fundamental Analysis. Prior to RBN, he was with Direct Energy and specialized in data analysis. Mr. Braziel began his career with BENTEK Energy before moving to Apache Corporation where he spent five years. Mr. Braziel received his BBA in Finance from Baylor University. He earned his MBA from the University of Houston with certificates in Energy Investment Analysis, Economics of Energy Value Chain, Energy Accounting and Finance, and Energy Risk Management.
Robert J. Anderson is a petroleum engineer with over 30 years of diversified domestic and international experience. He has served as President of Earthstone Energy, Inc. since March 2018. Previously, he served as Executive Vice President, Corporate Development and Engineering of Earthstone and served in a similar capacity with Oak Valley Resources, LLC from March 2013 until the closing of its strategic combination with Earthstone in December 2014. Prior to Oak Valley, he served from August 2012 to February 2013 as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Halcón Resources Corporation. Mr. Anderson was employed by GeoResources, Inc. from April 2007 until its merger with Halcón Resources in August 2012, ultimately serving as a director and Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer – Northern Region. He was involved in the formation of Southern Bay Energy in September 2004 as Vice President, Acquisitions until its merger with GeoResources in April 2007. From March 2004 to August 2004, Mr. Anderson was employed by AROC, a predecessor company to Southern Bay Energy, as Vice President, Acquisitions and Divestitures. From September 2000 to February 2004, he was employed by Anadarko Petroleum Corporation as a petroleum engineer. In addition, he has worked with major oil companies, including ARCO International/Vastar Resources, and independent oil companies, including Hunt Oil, Hugoton Energy, and Pacific Enterprises Oil Company. His professional experience includes acquisition evaluation, reservoir and production engineering, field development, project economics, budgeting and planning, and capital markets. His domestic acquisition and divestiture experience includes Texas and Louisiana (offshore and onshore), Mid-Continent, and the Rocky Mountain states, and international experience includes Canada, South America, and Russia. Mr. Anderson has a B.S. degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Wyoming and an MBA from the University of Denver.
Ryan Keys co-founded Triple Crown Resources in April of 2017 with backing from Yorktown, and recently acquired assets in the Midland Basin. He was previously at Jefferies' Energy Investment Banking business unit for 5 years where he was last Senior Vice President. His earlier stops include a service company, a reserves consultancy, and another private equity-backed E&P company. Ryan has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M.
Mr. Reese is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Ameredev.
Prior to forming Ameredev, he served in engineering roles at Three Rivers Operating Co., and Cimarex Energy Co. He began his career as an engineer with ConocoPhillips.
Mr. Reese graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering. He currently serves on the industry board of the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University. He is a registered professional engineer in the state of Texas and a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.
Phil Martin is President and CEO of New Century Exploration, LLC, based in Houston, Texas. New Century is a portfolio company of Talara Capital Management and has operated Eagle Ford, Austin Chalk and Buda wells in the Eastern Eagle Ford Trend since 2015. New Century is focused on new well technology and was the first company to lead the way with slick-water, 100 mesh fracs in the Eastern Eagle Ford.
Phil has more than 30 years of experience managing E&P programs in various trends, including Eagle Ford, Austin Chalk, Buda, Pettet, Cotton Valley, Haynesville and others. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from Louisiana State University and a Master of Science degree in Geology from the University of Louisiana.
Phil is currently President of the Houston Petroleum Club and is active in TIPRO, IPAA, ADAM Houston, and Houston Producers Forum.
Mr. Spilman has over 20 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. Prior to Pursuit, Mr. Spilman was the President and CEO of Stonegate Production Company, LLC. Before Stonegate, Mr. Spilman served as Regional Vice President – Eagle Ford at Marathon Oil Corp. where he was directly responsible for leading all aspects of Marathon’s Eagle Ford assets in South Texas. Over his 18-year career at Marathon, he held various other positions of increasing responsibility within planning, operations and engineering in Marathon’s domestic and international upstream business. He began his career as a field engineer with Texaco Exploration & Production. Mr. Spilman graduated from Texas A&M University in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science degree in petroleum engineering.
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).
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.
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.
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.
David Reid is Chief Technology Officer and 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.
Recently retired, Jeff Shellebarger was responsible for all of Chevron’s crude oil and natural gas exploration and production operations in the United States and Canada. After earning his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Geology from the University of Georgia, Mr. Shellebarger began his career with Chevron as an exploration geologist in New Orleans, Louisiana. During his 35-year career with Chevron, Mr. Shellebarger has held leadership and technical positions in the upstream business segment in Angola, Indonesia and various U.S. locations. He is currently based in Houston, Texas. Active in the energy industry and in the Houston community, Mr. Shellebarger is a member of the American Petroleum Institute’s Upstream Committee, the Greater Houston Partnership’s Executive Committee, and serves on the Board of the Greater Houston United Way and the Houston Museum of Natural Science.
Mike joined Sabalo in 2016 and is in charge of finance, corporate planning, business development, and marketing. Prior to Sabalo, Mike spent three years on the investment staff at EnCap Investments, supporting a wide range of management teams and oil and gas strategies throughout the major North American oil and gas basins. Prior to EnCap, Mike spent three years working in the Energy Investment Banking Group at Raymond James & Associates focusing on public capital raises and M&A advisory work within the energy industry. Mike graduated from Vanderbilt University in 2010 with degrees in Economics and Spanish.
David is an Executive Vice President and a Lockton Partner with the Lockton Companies. His Global Energy & Marine practice focuses on delivering risk finance as well as risk mitigation and management counsel to his clients inclusive of traditional and alternative insurance and non-insurance based solutions. These solutions are designed to address a company’s unique contractual, operational, financial, transactional, information technology, intellectual property, environmental, regulatory, reputation, healthcare and human capital risks while promoting the execution of their corporate objectives and earnings expansion. David is very active supporter of the oil and gas industry, currently serving as an Executive Board Member of the National Offshore Industries Association (NOIA), an Advisory Board Member of the Petroleum Equipment and Services Association (PESA) and an active member and financial supporter of the AESC, AWO, DEPA, EIC, IADC, ICOTA, IPAA, LOGA, NACD, NMOGA, NOIA, OMSA, PBPA, PESA, SPE & TXOGA as well as OTC, PBIOS and LAGCOE David is the co-founder of Oilfield 360 Media Company and its “Oilfield 360” podcast as well as the founder, lead organizer and Chairman of the Energy ESG Council and founder and lead organizer of the Senior Energy Executive Discussion Series (SEEDS) forum. David is also hyper-engaged in the Houston community, serving as a Board Member for Small Steps and L.E.A.D as well as an Advisory Board Member to the Insurance & Risk Management degree program at the University of Houston - Downtown College of Business, for which he was the principal catalyst, founder and Chairman of in 2009. David is also a volunteer and financial supporter of numerous organizations focused on children’s education, healthcare and welfare, our combat veterans and wildlife conservation. Three things most people don’t know about David is that he is (1) a pediatric cancer survivor (Stage IV non-Hodgkins Lymphoma), (2) he was a proficient hockey player and (3) that he was a cowboy – both a horseback riding and roping ranch cowboy as well as a rodeo cowboy (team roping, calf roping and steer-wrestling).
Mr. Graham joined Verado in 2013 as the President and CEO. Prior to joining Verado, Mr. Graham was a Vice President at Netherland Sewell & Associates (NSAI) where he was responsible for reserve and revenue evaluations of numerous private and public companies. Prior to NSAI, Mr. Graham was a Reservoir Engineer at ExxonMobil, responsible for technical evaluations, simulations, economic models, and project management activities for field areas in South Texas and the Gulf of Mexico. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in the states of Texas and Louisiana and an active member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE). He graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering.
Alanna Fishman is a subject matter expert on Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) strategic planning where she specializes on the nexus between business, energy and sustainability. Alanna’s work focuses on developing risk mitigation strategies for clients to enhance financial performance, grow shareholder value and capitalize on operational excellence. She leverages road mapping, project management and communications skills to deliver benchmarking, materiality assessments and stakeholder engagement to clients. Prior to joining Cornerstone, Alanna worked as the director of policy and social responsibility at HBW Resources. She started her career as a project manager at IHS Markit and then moved to Newmont Mining as a global business analyst where she led organizational change management and stakeholder engagement strategies. Alanna holds a master’s degree in global economics and energy from Johns Hopkins University, the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Alanna is based in the firm’s Denver, Colorado office.
Ian Macpherson is a managing director and senior research analyst covering oil service at Simmons Energy | A Division of Piper Sandler®. He has covered this sector since 2004. Macpherson graduated from Georgetown University in 1997 with a bachelor’s degree in business and earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Tulane University's Freeman School of Business in 2004, where he was associate director of the Burkenroad Reports equity research program. Prior to graduate school, Macpherson worked in advertising as a media planner and buyer.
Mike Henderson is senior vice president, Operations, with responsibility for Marathon Oil’s U.S. Resource Play businesses. He was named to this position in May 2020, after having served as vice president of Regional Plays North since October 2017. Prior to that he held successive regional vice president roles since 2013 and managed operations in Oklahoma, North Dakota and Wyoming. Prior to his work in the resource plays, Mr. Henderson was development manager for International Production Operations in Equatorial Guinea and has been involved in a number of Marathon Oil’s major projects in Equatorial Guinea, Norway and the Gulf of Mexico over the course of his career. Before joining Marathon Oil in 2004, he was employed by ExxonMobil, where he served in a number of operations and project management roles of increasing responsibility. Mr. Henderson earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and master's degree in offshore engineering from Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen.
Ryo Manabe, Ph.D., serves as the President of INPEX subsidiaries, including INPEX Americas, Inc., INPEX Eagleford, LLC. and INPEX E&P Mexico, S.A de C.V, etc., since 2017. His responsibility is to manage the Oil/Gas E&P businesses in USA and Mexico. Prior to his current his assignment, he worked for various sections within INPEX including the offshore gas field development / LNG project in Indonesia, and the non-operated ventures management in the Asia and Oceania, since 2003. Before joining INPEX, he spent his 10 years for Japan National Oil Corporation and mostly worked as Petroleum Engineer in the Technology Research Center. Dr. Manabe received a Bachelor of Engineering and a Master of Engineering degrees in Mineral Resources Engineering from Hokkaido University, Japan, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Tulsa, USA.
Matt Fox is executive vice president and chief operating officer. In this capacity, Fox is responsible for corporate planning, technology, and exploration and global production operations, including subsurface, drilling, major projects, health, safety and environmental.
A reservoir engineer, Fox has more than 35 years of experience in the oil and natural gas industry. He previously served as executive vice president, Strategy, Exploration and Technology. Fox’s prior leadership roles included executive vice president, Exploration and Production, president of ConocoPhillips Canada; senior vice president, Oil Sands in Canada; and manager of North Slope Development in Alaska. In between positions with ConocoPhillips, he served as executive vice president, International for Nexen, Inc.
He began his career with Conoco U.K. in 1983 as a reservoir engineer in London and Aberdeen. After serving in senior reservoir engineering roles in Dubai and Houston, Fox became chief reservoir engineer in the company's reservoir technology organization. He has also held business development and staff roles in Houston.
Externally, Fox serves as an advisor for the Columbia SIPA Center on Global Energy Policy. He is also a member of the U.S.-Colombia Business Advisory Council.
Fox graduated from City University in London with a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering in 1982. He later graduated from Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh with a master's degree in petroleum engineering in 1983, and in 2014 the university awarded him an honorary Doctorate of Engineering.
Mr. van den Bold previously served as Chief Exploration Officer and Senior Vice President with Mariner Energy (2000 - 2010). Mr. van den Bold has over 30 years of industry experience in upstream oil and gas management, geology, geophysics, exploration and development activities. From 1996 to 2000, Mr. van den Bold worked with British-Borneo until they were acquired by ENI. Mr. van den Bold worked with British Borneo and British Petroleum from 1986 to 2000 in various exploration and development geoscience positions in North and South America, both Offshore and Onshore. He is a Certified Petroleum Geologist, Texas Board Certified Geologist and member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists. Mr. van den Bold holds BS and MS degrees in Geology from Louisiana State University.
Dan Hill's research program is in the areas of oil well stimulation, well completion performance, production logging and multilateral well technology. He is a world-renowned specialist in production logging, multiphase flow in pipes and well stimulation. He came to Texas A&M in 2004 from the University of Texas at Austin, where he taught for 22 years and directed the Improved Well Performance Research Program for the past five years. He previously was an advanced research engineer for Marathon Oil's Denver Research Center in Littleton, Colo. Author of two textbooks on petroleum production, Hill has taught undergraduate courses in thermodynamics, fluid properties, petroleum engineering design and production engineering, and graduate courses in advanced production engineering, production logging, well stimulation and two-phase flow in pipes. Hill is a prolific writer, with more than 150 publications, technical reports and professional presentations to his credit, including textbooks Production Logging: Theoretical and Interpretive Elements and Petroleum Production Systems. Additionally, he has conducted more than 60 industry short courses and workshops and holds five patents for improved oil recovery through injection processes. A registered professional engineer in Texas, Hill is a Distinguished Member of the Society of Professional Engineers (SPE) and a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and of the Society of Professional Well Log Analysts. He was named SPE Distinguished Lecturer for 1988-89 and has held numerous leadership positions in the society. Hill is a professor in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering and holder of the Robert Whiting Endowed Professorship for Teaching Excellence in Petroleum Engineering. Hill holds a bachelor's degree from Texas A&M, and master's and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Texas at Austin, all in chemical engineering.
Prior to joining Penn Virginia, Mr. Henke served nearly five years as the Chief Executive Officer 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.
Marc Bayne is engineering analytics manager and frac supervisor with Abraxas Petroleum Corporation. He handles day to day data management and analytics for Abraxas’ engineering department and supervises hydraulic fracturing operations for the company. Mr. Bayne began his career as a production foreman with Abraxas, serving in that capacity for six years.
Josh has 20+ years of experience in the Oil & Gas and Tech startup spaces. He co-founded Well Data Labs to develop a modern software application that improves the way the upstream oil & gas industry collects and analyzes technical well data. He's passionate about making oil & gas software that’s simple and easy to use while meeting the challenging needs of the digital oilfield. Josh has an MBA from the University of Colorado, Denver and a Business degree from North Carolina State University. In 2018, he received the Society of Petroleum Engineers' Management and Information Award for the Rocky Mountain/North America Region. You can often find him mountain biking Colorado’s front range trails.
Dan Naatz is currently Senior Vice President for Government Relations & Political Affairs for the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA). He coordinates all activities for the IPAA concerning federal resource issues and also manages the political activities for the association. Prior to coming to IPAA, Mr. Naatz spent 12 years on Capitol Hill working for the late Senator Craig Thomas (R-WY) in various capacities including Chief of Staff and Legislative Director. Mr. Naatz holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Colorado College and a Master of Arts in Public Administration from the University of Virginia.