Past Conferences - 2015 Conference

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April 1, 2015

Opening Keynote: Whiting's Leap To The Top

  • James Volker, Chairman, President and CEO, Whiting Petroleum Corp.

Panel: Economics Lessons In The Rockies

  • Tim Rezvan, Managing Director, Sterne Agee
  • Gibson Scott, CFA, Director, Energy Research, ITG Investment Research Inc.
  • Gabriel Martinez, Upstream Analyst, Stratas Advisors

Operator Spotlight: Pumping More For Less In The Williston

  • Taylor Reid, President and Chief Operating Officer, Oasis Petroleum Inc.

A&D Spotlight: Forecasting Across Plays

  • Jeff Knupp, Director, Investment Banking, Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co.

Operator Spotlight: What's Shaking Out In The Niobrara

  • Brett Hall, Reserve Engineer and Ed Holloway, Co-CEO, Synergy Resources Corp.

Keynote Luncheon Speaker — Global Megatrends And Their Effect On Security

  • Gen. John R. Allen, Former Commander of U.S. and NATO Troops in Afghanistan and First Marine General to Command a Theater of War — Presentation not available

Afternoon Keynote: Hess Raises The Bar In The Bakken

  • Greg Hill, President and COO, Hess Corp.

Special Address: A Global Perspective

  • Thomas A. Petrie, Chairman, Petrie Partners LLC

Exploration Spotlight: Betting On The Powder River Basin

  • John B. Curtis, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Geology & Geological Engineering, and Director, Potential Gas Agency, Colorado School of Mines and GeoMark Research, Ltd. – Presentation not available

Operator Spotlight: QEP In The Williston — Past, Present & Future

  • Greg Bensen, Strategic Advisor, Corporate Development, QEP Resources Inc.

Technology Roundtable: Cutting-Edge Completions

  • Monte Madsen, Completions Manager, Whiting Petroleum Corp. – Presentation not available
  • David Rabley, Vice President, North and South America Region, Schlumberger Business Consulting – Presentation not available
  • Clay Terry, Technology Marketing Manager, Northern Region, Halliburton – Presentation not available 
  • Justin Britsch, Drilling and Completions Manager, Newfield Exploration Co. – Presentation not available 

Closing Keynote: Digging Deep Into Fort Berthold

  • Ian Dundas, CEO, Enerplus Corp.

April 2, 2015

Opening Spotlight: In Search of What Works In Completions

  • Luther Birdzell, Founder, OAG Analytics

Panel: What Is The Next Direction For Bakken?

  • Trisha Curtis, Director, Upstream and Midstream Research, Energy Policy Research Foundation Inc. (EPRINC)
  • Uday Turaga, CEO, ADI Analytics

Spotlight: Crisis Prevention, Management & Response

  • Anita Parlow, Founder, A.L. Parlow & Associates LLC

Midstream Panel: Pushing The Buildout

  • Bernard L. Colson, CFA, Managing Director and Senior Analyst for MLPs, Oppenheimer & Co.
  • James Hoff, Vice President of Reservoir Engineering and Founding Member, Midstream Energy Holdings, LLC
  • Diana Santos, Vice President, Phillips 66 Pipeline LLC – Presentation not available

Closing Keynote: Energy & Its Role In The U.S. Economy

  • John Fund, National Affairs Columnist, National Review magazine, Contributor to The Wall Street Journal, On-air Analyst, Fox News Channel – Presentation not available