Speakers

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    Andy Adams

    Select Energy Services
    Director of Water Treatment

    Andy is Director of Water Treatment for Select Energy Services. Mr. Adams is a 25+ year veteran of the Oil and Gas Industry working in the management sector. He maintains a broad band of experience in overall water management from infrastructure, treatment/reuse, logistics and disposal. He is the founder and past president of the Permian Basin Water Management Council an operator centric organization developing best practices for water management in the Permian Basin. 

  • Josh Adler

    Josh Adler

    Sourcewater Inc.
    CEO

    Joshua Adler is the founding CEO of Sourcewater, the water exchange for the energy ecosystem, which he conceived in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Energy Ventures program. Sourcewater’s mission is to use I.T., data and markets to reduce the primary cost and impact of upstream energy production: Water. Mr. Adler is a successful entrepreneur and angel investor who has founded energy, real estate, medical technology, and internet companies and was a U.S. Treasury official for President George W. Bush. He is a graduate of Yale University and MIT and resides in Houston, Texas.

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    Faraaz Adil

    Halliburton Co.
    BD Permian Basin Technical Manager

    Bio coming soon.

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    J. Michael Anderson

    Layne Christensen Company
    President, Layne Water Midstream; Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

    Mr. Anderson joins Layne from Southcross Energy Partners, L.P., a Master Limited Partnership engaged in the natural gas midstream business, where he served as Chief Financial Officer since 2012. Mr. Anderson previously served as Chief Financial Officer of Exterran Holdings, Inc. and Exterran Partners, L.P., a global market leader in natural gas compression and oil and gas services, from 2003 until 2012. Mr. Anderson also served as Chief Financial Officer and as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Azurix Corp., a global owner and operator of water and wastewater assets, during his tenure from 1999 until 2003. Mr. Anderson began his career with JPMorgan Chase & Co. as an investment banker after earning his undergraduate degree in business from Texas Tech University and his MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

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    Greg Armstrong

    Plains All American Pipeline LP
    Retired Chairman & CEO

    Bio coming soon.

  • Stephen Beck

    Stephen Beck

    Stratas Advisors
    Senior Director, Upstream

    Mr. Beck has over 20 years’ experience in energy and financial services including stints with Jefferies and Company and Moody’s Investor Service. Before joining Stratas Advisors, he held a leadership position with IHS Markit. Stephen’s responsibilities include leading the North American Shale Team in developing production forecasting and economic models. He is also involved in broader short-term and long-term forecasting efforts. Stephen received a bachelor of science in finance (minor in economics) from The Pennsylvania State University. He is a former member of the United States Marine Corps where he held the rank of Gunnery Sergeant.

  • Kelly Bennett

    Kelly Bennett

    B3
    Co-founder & President

    As Co-Founder and President of B3, Kelly leads the strategic management of the company, delivering data-driven water analytics to the energy and environment sectors. Prior to B3, Kelly started the global energy desk at BENTEK Energy. He built data and analytical tools for international markets and helped foreign IOCs, NOCs, utilities, and hedge funds integrate U.S. oil and gas market fundamentals in their strategy. Kelly participates in the environmental, economic and policy forums for water, energy, innovation and economic development. He was a member of the Aspen Institute Dialogue Series on Water Data and sits on the Advisory Board for the Internet of Water at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions at Duke University. Kelly holds a B.S. in Diplomacy and World Affairs from Occidental College.

  • Rhett Bennett

    Rhett Bennett

    Black Mountain Sand
    Founder & CEO

    Rhett Bennett has served as CEO of Black Mountain since its inception. With a growing supply constraint in the Permian Basin, Rhett built the Black Mountain Sand business to satisfy a void in the market for a high quality, cost-effective regional frac sand.

    Rhett began his career in oil and gas in December 2004, starting as the Acquisitions Manager of Cascade Energy LP in Dallas, Texas. In early 2007, he founded Black Mountain Royalty LP and Black Mountain Exploration LP. In 2011, Mr. Bennett founded Black Mountain Land Company LLC and Black Mountain SWD LP, to create value as an early mover in the real estate and service sectors of the oil and gas industry in emerging resource plays.

    Rhett Bennett earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the University of Georgia in 2003, and completed the Energy Executive Management Program at the University of Oklahoma Michael F. Price College of Business in 2012.

    Mr. Bennett is a member of many industry organizations, including the Independent Petroleum Association of America, the Texas Alliance of Energy Producers, the Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association, the National Association of Royalty Owners, the Fort Worth Petroleum Club, the American Association of Professional Landmen, Young Professionals in Energy, and the Fort Worth Wildcatters – Executive Committee.

  • Brian Bohm

    Brian Bohm

    Apache Corp.
    Senior Hydrogeologist

    Brian Bohm is a senior hydrogeologist with Apache Corporation. He received his M.S. in Geology with a focus on Hydrogeology from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1998. Prior to joining Apache, Bohm worked as a water management and environmental consultant to the oil and gas industry. Since 2001, he has worked on water management related projects ranging from Coal Bed Methane produced water management to full cycle water management and treatment of produced water for reuse in unconventional shale development. He has previously participated in numerous environmental protection and water resource research projects for the Ground Water Protection Council and U.S. Department of Energy. His current work for Apache is focused on water resources projects related to development of the Alpine High Play within the Permian Basin including understanding groundwater flow systems of the Balmorhea Area Springs and developing non-potable water resources for operation activities.

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    B.J. Brandenberger

    TenOaks Energy Advisors
    Partner

    BJ Brandenberger has spent more than 14 years working in oil and gas investment banking with a concentration on the upstream and midstream energy sectors. He has originated and/or executed over $4.0 billion in transactions for publicly-traded, sponsor-owned, and privately-owned middle market companies in a variety of U.S. oil and gas basins.

    BJ is a founding partner of TenOaks Energy Advisors, LLC (TEA). Prior to TEA, BJ served as Vice President of Energy Spectrum Advisors with a primary focus on upstream and midstream divestiture services. His A&D engagements have spanned the U.S. and include operated, non-operated, royalty, and mineral divestitures. In 2014, BJ was recognized as one of the “Top 20 under 40 in A&D” by Oil & Gas Investor Magazine. BJ earned his BBA in Finance with high honors from the University of Texas in Arlington, where he also played NCAA Division I baseball.

  • Laura Capper

    Laura Capper

    CAP Resources
    President & Founder

    Laura Capper is President of CAP Resources, a 24-year-old Houston-based consulting firm. Capper and her partners specialize in emerging market issues and opportunities in upstream E&P, oilfield and midstream technologies, environmental practices, fluid and solid waste management and logistics, and UIC risk management. Company expertise includes risk mitigation, site planning and optimization, facility and pipeline planning, water management and logistics strategies, field data technologies, treatment technology vetting and selection, market studies, new technology commercialization and due diligence, financial modeling, M&A, and investor due diligence. CAP Resources has worked with 600+ clients and facilitated $4 billion in equity financing. Capper graduated from Rice University in 1983 summa cum laude with a BSEE and minors in Computer Science and Bioengineering.

  • J. Ross Craft

    J. Ross Craft

    Approach Resources Inc.
    Chairman & CEO

    J. Ross Craft, P.E. has been President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Approach Resources Inc., since inception in September 2002. In November 2014, Mr. Craft was named Chairman of the Board. Before Approach, Mr. Craft co-founded Athanor Resources Inc., an international exploration and production company with operations in the United States and Tunisia, in 1998 and was its Executive Vice President from 1998 until its merger with Nuevo Energy Company in September 2002.

    From 1988 to 1997, Mr. Craft served in various positions with American Cometra Inc., an independent exploration and production company with operations in the United States, including as Vice President – Operations from 1995 to 1997. American Cometra was sold in two parts, to Range Resources in 1995 and to Pioneer Natural Resources in 1997.

    Mr. Craft has more than 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. He holds a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University and is a registered Professional Engineer licensed in Texas. Mr. Craft is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, the Texas Oil & Gas Association, the Permian Basin Petroleum Association and Independent Petroleum Association of America. Mr. Craft currently serves on the Texas A&M University Petroleum Engineering Industry Board and has served on the Board of the Fort Worth chapter of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and on the Board of the Fort Worth Petroleum Engineers Club, where his last position was President.

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    Will Cullen

    LongPoint Minerals LLC
    Vice President, Business Development

    Prior to joining LongPoint, Cullen served in various capacities for Shell beginning in 2007 as a Development Economist followed by a placement into Shell’s A&D group as Manager M&A and Commercial Finance. In 2015, Cullen was appointed as MLP Business Analysis Lead. Before his career with Shell, he owned and operated Highland Minerals & Royalties and was in Institutional Sales with Petrie Parkman. He joined the FourPoint Energy team in 2016, as the Vice President of Business Development and immediately helped the team launch LongPoint Minerals, closing over 145 successful transactions within the first year. Cullen holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Montana State University and an MBA and a MS in Finance from the University of Denver.

  • Ryan Devlin

    Ryan Devlin

    EnCap Investments L.P.
    Managing Director

    Prior to joining EnCap in August 2005, Mr. Devlin spent two years at Amegy Bank of Texas, where he ended as a Banking Officer for its commercial banking department.

    Mr. Devlin received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Economics from Brown University.

    Mr. Devlin serves on the board of directors of several EnCap portfolio companies and is a member of the Houston Producers’ Forum, the Independent Petroleum Association of America and Young Professionals in Energy.

  • Michael Dunkel

    Michael Dunkel

    Jacobs
    Vice President, Water
    Michael Dunkel is the upstream water Global Technology Leader for Jacobs. He works with oil and gas clients on water management. Mr. Dunkel is the lead investigator for Jacob’s study with the Oklahoma Water Resources Board related to water recycling. He is also a leader of the Groundwater Protection Council report on their produced water re-use that covers the US shale plays. Previously, Mr. Dunkel was Director of Sustainable Development for Pioneer Natural Resources. His team championed efforts to reduce fresh water use, increase water recycling and plan water management. Mr. Dunkel was co-chair of the Energy Water Initiative, a group of 18 energy companies raising water management standards. Michael held positions in engineering management and project management for 18 years at Pioneer, including global projects. Prior to Pioneer, Mr. Dunkel held a variety of engineering roles at Marathon Oil.
  • Bryce Erickson

    Bryce Erickson

    Mercer Capital LLC
    Senior Vice President

    Bryce is leads Mercer Capital’s Oil & Gas Industry Group. Bryce is also a contributor to Forbe.com addressing valuation and economic trends in the oil & gas industry. He has over 20 years of oil and gas industry and valuation experience both in the U.S. and internationally. Bryce provides oil and gas companies, midstream operators, and oilfield servicers, as well as mineral & royalty owners, with corporate valuation, asset valuation, litigation support, transaction and due diligence advisory, and other related services.    

  • Kevin Fisher

    Kevin Fisher

    PropX
    CEO

    Kevin is the President and CEO of PropX, a company dedicated to improving last mile proppant logistics. Prior to PropX, he was President of Liberty Oilfield Services, a Denver based Rocky Mountain provider of hydraulic fracturing services.   Prior to joining Liberty, he was Executive VP of Business Development at Flotek Industries and was keenly involved in the development and introduction of green fluid chemistries to optimize the hydraulic fracturing process.  Earlier, he was CEO of Pinnacle Technologies which was purchased by Halliburton in 2008.  He began his career with Halliburton in 1979 and served for 14 years as logging engineer, field supervisor, log analyst, US sales manager, and global technical marketing manager. Fisher left Halliburton in 1993 to join ProTechnics which, along with Pinnacle spurred his desire to better understand and quantify hydraulic fracture growth.    

    Fisher holds 3 U.S. patents related to spectral gamma ray, gravel pack density logging, and tiltmeter instrumentation and has written more than four dozen technical papers and articles on well-logging, frac fluid chemistry and hydraulic fracture diagnostics.   Kevin has a B.S. in Natural Science/Physics from Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma.

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    Laura Fulton

    Hi-Crush Partners LP
    Chief Financial Officer

    Ms. Laura C. Fulton has been the Chief Financial Officer of Hi-Crush GP LLC, a General Partner of Hi-Crush Partners LP since May 2012 and also serves as its Chief Accounting Officer. Ms. Fulton has served as the Chief Financial Officer of Hi-Crush Proppants LLC since April 2012. Ms. Fulton served as an Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of AEI Services, LLC (AEI) from March 2008 to October 2011. She served as an Executive Vice President of Accounting of AEI from March 2008 to October 2011. Ms. Fulton has experience as a financial executive in the energy industry. She has extensive financial, accounting and compliance process experience. Ms. Fulton served as Chief Accounting Officer of AEI. Ms. Fulton joined AEI in March 2008. Prior to AEI, she spent 12 years with Lyondell Chemical Company in various capacities, including as General Auditor responsible for Internal Audit and the Sarbanes-Oxley certification process and as the Assistant Controller. Prior to that, she spent 11 years with Deloitte & Touche in public accounting, with a focus on audit and assurance. She has been a Director of Targa Resources GP LLC, General partner of Targa Resources Partners LP since February 26, 2013. She has been an Independent Director of Targa Resources Corp. and TRI Resources Inc. since February 26, 2013. She serves as a Member of The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and serves on the Mays Business School Dean's Advisory Board. She serves on the Accounting Department Advisory Board at Texas A&M University. Ms. Fulton is a Certified Public Accountant and graduated cum laude from Texas A&M University with a BBA in Accounting.

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    Allen Gilmer

    Drillinginfo Inc.
    Co-Founder & Executive Chairman

    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.

  • Brent Halldorson

    Brent Halldorson

    Fountain Quail Energy Services
    Chief Technology Officer

    Brent Halldorson is the acting Chairman of the Texas Water Recycling Association, a non-profit focused on helping find solutions to Texas’ most challenging water issues across all industries. Halldorson is Chief Technology Officer for Fountain Quail Water Management. He also is a professional engineer that has been with the company since 1999. In that time, Fountain Quail has recycled over a billion gallons of shale gas wastewater back into freshwater for reuse in Texas using its patented NOMAD evaporators and has expanded operations into multiple shale plays. Halldorson lives in Fort Worth, Texas, with his wife and three children. He believes firmly that America can achieve energy independence while simultaneously managing water responsibly. One of his chief ambitions is to help bridge the divide between pro-energy and anti-energy interest groups by highlighting cases of responsible and sustainable energy development.

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    Dirk Hallen

    Pronghorn Logistics
    CEO

    Mr. Hallen serves as the CEO of Pronghorn Logistics, an oilfield service provider focused on frac sand sourcing, logistics, and wellsite management he co-founded in 2017. Mr. Hallen joins Pronghorn from RockPile Energy Services, a completions-focused oilfield service provider acquired by the Keane Group (NYSE:FRAC) in 2017. Prior to RockPile, Mr. Hallen worked as a management consultant focused on upstream oil and gas for Booz & Company, a premier global management consultancy acquired by PWC in 2014. Mr. Hallen holds an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Arts from California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo.

  • Peter Hennings

    Peter Hennings

    University of Texas at Austin
    Research Scientist and Lecturer, Principal Investigator, Center for Integrated Seismicity Research, Texas Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences

    Bio coming soon.

  • Daniel Herz

    Daniel Herz

    Falcon Minerals Corp.
    CEO & President

    Daniel C. Herz is the Chief Executive Officer and President of Falcon Minerals and previously was the President of Osprey Energy since April 2017. Mr. Herz has been President of Atlas Energy Group, LLC since April 2015. Mr. Herz served as Titan Energy, LLC’s Chief Executive Officer and is a Class A Director. Mr. Herz has also served as President and a director of the general partner of Atlas Growth Partners, L.P. since its inception in 2013. From August 2007 to February 2011, Mr. Herz was Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategy for Atlas Energy, Inc. until it’s sale to Chevron. Mr. Herz served as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategy of the general partner of Atlas Energy, L.P. from February 2011 to February 2015, and was also Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategy of Atlas Pipeline Partners GP, LLC from August 2007 through to its sale to Targa Resources in February 2015.

    is the Chief Executive Officer and President of Falcon Minerals and previously was the President of Osprey Energy since April 2017. Mr. Herz has been President of Atlas Energy Group, LLC since April 2015. Mr. Herz served as Titan Energy, LLC’s Chief Executive Officer and is a Class A Director. Mr. Herz has also served as President and a director of the general partner of Atlas Growth Partners, L.P. since its inception in 2013. From August 2007 to February 2011, Mr. Herz was Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategy for Atlas Energy, Inc. until it’s sale to Chevron. Mr. Herz served as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategy of the general partner of Atlas Energy, L.P. from February 2011 to February 2015, and was also Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategy of Atlas Pipeline Partners GP, LLC from August 2007 through to its sale to Targa Resources in February 2015.

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    Mark Hiduke

    PCORE Exploration & Production II LLC
    CEO

    Mark Hiduke founded PCORE Exploration & Production in May 2014 with $100MM backing from Natural Gas Partners.  PCORE acquired over 5,000 net acres in the Midland Basin core, completed 4 horizontal Wolfcamp wells and then was acquired by Parsley Energy for $150MM in January 2016. PCORE returned 3.2x gross ROI and over 130% IRR to its investors.  Hiduke founded PCORE Exploration and Production II with a $200MM commitment from NGP in February 2016.  PCORE II currently has over approximately 40k gross acres located in Reeves and Pecos counties of the Delaware Basin.

    Prior to PCORE, Mr. Hiduke was Supervisor of Acquisitions & Divestitures at Pioneer Natural Resources.  In his time at Pioneer, he completed over $6 billion in A&D activity including the JV of Pioneer’s Eagle Ford asset with Reliance Industries and the Wolfcamp Shale JV with Sinochem. Mr. Hiduke also participated in the sales of Pioneer’s Alaska, Barnett and Tunisian assets.

    Prior to Pioneer, Mr. Hiduke was a financial analyst at Howard Frazier Barker Elliot, a valuation and investment banking firm based in Houston.  He also worked in the energy investment banking group of Toronto Dominion Securities in both Houston and Calgary.

    Mr. Hiduke has an M.B.A from the SMU Cox School of Business as well as a B.B.A. in Finance and a B.S. in Economics with Financial Applications from SMU.  He was a recipient of the Who’s Who in Energy award for 2014 & 2015 and Oil & Gas Investor’s 30 under 40. PCORE Exploration & Production was the recipient of the D Magazine M&A Deal of the Year award in 2017 for the sale to Parsley Energy.

  • Mark Houser

    Mark Houser

    University Lands
    CEO

    Mark Houser began serving as the Chief Executive Officer of University Lands in March 2015. A part of the University of Texas System, University Lands manages both the surface and mineral rights to 2.1 million acres in the oil-rich Permian Basin of West Texas. Revenue from the development of these lands provides funding for more than twenty education and health institutions across both The University of Texas System and The Texas A&M University System. 

    Prior to working at University Lands, Mark was the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of EnerVest, Ltd., an acquisition focused upstream oil and gas company that operates in 16 states. He was also the President and Chief Executive Officer of EV Energy Partners (EVEP), an upstream master limited partnership of which EnerVest is the general partner. Mark was with EnerVest for nearly 16 years and still serves on the Board of Directors of EVEP. 

    Mark earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University and his Master of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University. He serves on several boards, including Chapelwood United Methodist Church, the Houston Methodist Hospital System, the Houston Methodist Research Institute, and the Texas A&M Department of Petroleum Engineering Advisory Board. 

    A native of Dallas, Mark and his wife, Lou, have four daughters and four granddaughters. They enjoy hunting and fishing at their ranch.

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    Ryan Keys

    Triple Crown Resources LLC
    Co-Founder

    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.

  • Rob MacAskie

    Rob MacAskie

    Zarvona Energy LLC
    CFO & Vice President-Acquisitions

    Bio coming soon.

  • Case Energy Partners

    Charlie Matter

    Case Energy Partners LLC/CEP Minerals LLC
    CEO

    Bio coming soon.

  • Allen May

    Allen May

    Scala Energy LLC
    Executive Vice President, Business Development & Exploration

    Allen May, executive vice president, business development and exploration, for Scala Energy LLC, is a veteran of the upstream industry, with 38 years of experience in exploration, operations management and business development. Most recently, May was vice president of business development for HighMount E&P, Denali Oil & Gas and Samson Investments and has been focused on domestic unconventional plays since 2009. He received his B.S. in Geophysical Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines.

  • Devon Energy

    Peter McDonald

    Devon Energy Corp.
    Manager of Production Engineering

    Bio coming soon.

  • Caza

    Randy Nickerson

    Caza Petroleum Inc.
    Chief Operating Officer

    Bio coming soon.

  • Scott Noble

    Scott Noble

    Noble Royalties Inc.
    CEO

    Bio coming soon.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Jason Pigott

    Jason Pigott

    Chesapeake Energy Corp.
    Executive Vice President- Operations and Technical Services

    Bio Coming Soon. 

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    Justin Porter

    Devon Energy Corp.
    Manager, Land

    Bio Coming Soon. 

  • IER

    Thomas J. Pyle

    Institute for Energy Research
    President

    Thomas J. Pyle is the president of the Institute for Energy Research (IER). In this capacity, Pyle brings a unique backdrop of public and private sector experience to help manage IER’s Washington, DC-based staff and operations. He also helps to develop the organization’s free market policy positions and implement education efforts with respect to key energy stakeholders, including policymakers, federal agency representatives, industry leaders, consumer entities and the media. Previously, Pyle was the founder of his own consulting firm, Pyle Consulting, Inc., an active public affairs consulting firm with a wide range of private and not-for-profit customers. Prior to starting his own firm, Pyle served as vice president of the Rhoads Group in Washington, DC where he represented and advised a variety of association and corporate clients in meeting their strategic public policy goals and priorities. Additionally, he also served as director of federal affairs for a major integrated manufacturing and services company focusing on energy, environment, regulatory and transportation issues.

  • Bob Ravnaas

    Bob Ravnaas

    Kimbell Royalty Partners
    CEO

    Bio coming soon.

  • Taylor Robinson

    Taylor Robinson

    PLG Consulting
    President

    Taylor Robinson is the president of PLG Consulting, a team of bulk industrial logistics experts that has worked in the unconventional energy supply chain for nearly a decade.  The firm helps E&Ps, oilfield services companies, and private equity investors optimize the full spectrum of the frac sand supply chain throughout North America, with special emphasis on the Permian Basin.

    A Six Sigma Black Belt, Taylor joined PLG in 2012 after spending over 25 years leading global supply chain organizations across a broad range of industries.  He has applied that experience in multiple frac sand sourcing and transportation projects on behalf of PLG clients.

     

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    Daniel Rohling

    Ajax Resources LLC
    Chief Operating Officer

    Bio Coming Soon. 

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    Robert Rubey

    Goodnight Midstream, LLC
    Chief Commercial Officer and Co-Founder

    Bio Coming Soon. 

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    Rocky Seale

    Baker Hughes, a GE Company
    National Product Line Sales Leader, Completions & Wellbore Interventions

    Rocky has over 27 years’ experience in the upstream sector of oil and gas.  He began his career with Baker Service Tools working across North America Land and Gulf of Mexico and currently is the National Product Line Sales Leader for Completions and Wellbore Intervention for North America Land for Baker Hughes GE.  Over the past 20 years he spent time leading groups in engineering, technical services, operations and business development in regional and global capacities for various completion, liner hanger, sidetracking and wellbore intervention companies.  Rocky received a bachelor of science in Petroleum Engineering from Montana Tech.

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    Rusty Shepherd

    RBC Richardson Barr
    Managing Director

    Mr. Shepherd graduated from the University of Texas with a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering and M.A. in Energy and Mineral Resources in 1994. After graduation, he began his career with Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE: APC). During his seven years with Anadarko, Mr. Shepherd’s assignments included drilling, completions, facilities, and reservoir engineering roles. During his tenure, Mr. Shepherd co-authored the feasibility study that led Anadarko to make their first deepwater Gulf of Mexico investment and served multiple leadership roles in the APC-Union Pacific Resources merger and assimilation team.

    Mr. Shepherd left Anadarko Petroleum to join The Houston Exploration Company (NYSE: THX), where he helped transform the company from a Gulf of Mexico exploration company to a U.S. Onshore resource company. In his role of Business Development Manager, Mr. Shepherd sourced, evaluated, and closed over $1 billion in transactions during a five-year period until the company was ultimately purchased by Forest Oil in 2007.

    From 2007 to 2015, Mr. Shepherd worked for and managed private equity portfolio companies. He teamed with Kayne Anderson in 2011 to form Momentum Oil & Gas, which he sold in early 2015. He was able to successfully sell the company’s assets just before the crash took its full effect on the industry.

    Since mid-2015, Mr. Shepherd has served in his current role of Managing Director at RBC Richardson Barr. During this two years, he has overseen over $1 billion in transactions from virtually every major basin in the U.S.

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    Kevin Shuba

    OmniTRAX
    CEO

    Kevin Shuba serves as the Chief Executive Officer for OmniTRAX, Inc., one of  North America’s largest privately held transportation services companies.  As CEO, he oversees the daily operations of the company’s 21 Short Line Railroads, Port and Terminal Operations, The Great Western Industrial Park, GEOTRAC Industrial Hub, Savannah Gateway Industrial Hub, OmniTRAX Energy Services and OmniTRAX Logistics Services.

    Prior to joining OmniTRAX, Kevin had a sixteen year career with Brambles Limited, the $6 billion dollar logistics services company.  While at Brambles, he served as a Brambles Corporate Officer and held several senior leadership roles including Brambles Group Senior Vice President, Group President, CHEP Americas, and President, CHEP USA.  Prior to joining Brambles, Kevin held several senior sales and management positions with Baxter Healthcare Corporation.  Additionally, he served in the United States Army for six years obtaining the rank of Captain.

    Kevin is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West  Point and continued his business education at Stanford and INSEAD.

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    Mohit Singh

    BPX Energy
    Senior Vice President, Business Development & Exploration

    Bio coming soon. 

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    Jill Thompson

    QEP Resources Inc.
    Senior Staff Geologist

    Bio Coming Soon. 

  • Diamondback Energy

    Kaes Van't Hof

    Diamondback Energy
    Senior Vice President, Strategy & Corporate Development

    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.

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    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.  

  • Mike Wichterich

    Michael Wichterich

    Three Rivers Operating Co. IV LLC
    President

    Mike Wichterich, President and Co-Founder of Permian-focused Three Rivers Operating Co. III LLC, co-founded a first, Riverstone-backed, Permian-focused Three Rivers that was sold in 2012 for $1 billion to Concho Resources Inc. The divestment was within two years of its first Permian acquisition, which was from Chesapeake Energy Corp. That and a second acquisition—from Samson Resources Co.–gave it 700 operated and 800 non-operated Permian wells. His Riverstone-backed Three Rivers II was sold in 2014 and, with a new round of Riverstone funding, Three Rivers III is amassing another Permian portfolio. Previously, Wichterich was chief financial officer for Texas American Resources Co. and for Mariner Energy Inc. and worked for nine years for PricewaterhouseCoopers in its energy-auditing practice. He received his bachelor's from the University of Texas.

  • Credit Suisse

    James Wicklund

    Credit Suisse
    Managing Director – Energy Research

    Bio coming soon.