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5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Opening Reception
7:30 AM
Breakfast and Registration Opens
8:30 AM
Welcome & Opening Remarks
Speaker(s):
Steve Toon, Editor-in-Chief, Oil and Gas Investor
8:35 AM
Opening Keynote: Brave New World — Getting Ahead of the Energy Capital Paradigm Shift
Capital structures for oil and gas players are in disarray as old models are torn down and a new one is constructed. But what will that look like, and how should you position your company to take advantage?
9:05 AM
Roundtable: Capital Markets Scorecard — Public Equity Perspectives
The oil and gas space is getting a dose of tough love from public equity investors. This roundtable examines the state of the capital markets today for energy companies, and what it will take to restart capital flow.
9:50 AM
Operator Spotlight — Raising Capital for Good Projects
While the capital markets remain tight, returns-driven projects wait in the wings. Here’s how one E&P found the funds to keep moving forward.
10:15 AM
Networking Break
Sponsored by:
10:45 AM
Roundtable: Private Equity Value Creation Strategies
With no buyers and no IPOs, private equity exits are essentially closed, leaving assets stranded. These sponsors talk about how they are changing strategies, what they are doing with their investments to sustain value over time, and how incentives are changing for management teams.  This panel takes a deep dive into the changing landscape in private equity and what the future looks like for those teams trying to exit.
Speaker(s):
James S. Crain, Partner, EnCap Investments LP
Sam Stoutner, Principal, NGP Energy Capital Management
11:30 AM
Panel: Case Studies in Credit Fund Debt Structures
Private debt is growing in popularity as a bridge to filling capital gaps. These financiers lay out examples of how they structured deals, including cost, size, asset profile, use of proceeds, funding triggers and covenants.
Speaker(s):
Chad Mabry, Vice President, Munich RE Reserve Risk Financing Inc.
12:15 PM
Networking Lunch
1:30 PM
Roundtable: What About RBL? Commercial Banking Trends
The number of distressed loans over recent years put reserve-based lenders on notice to tighten covenants—or just to exit the space altogether. These bankers talk about how lending criteria have changed, and how redeterminations will further challenge E&P balance sheets.
Speaker(s):
Mike Lister, Managing Director & Group Head – Energy & Power, Corporate Client Banking, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Christina Kitchens, Group Managing Director, EastWest Bank
2:10 PM
Panel: Next Man Up – Creative Alternatives to Raising Capital
If traditional capital sources are sitting the bench, then nontraditional capital is sure to step up to the plate. These financiers offer alternate options—including asset securitizations, drilling JVs with non-E&P partners, convertible preferred and co-sponsored funds—for keeping the bit turning and getting deals done.
Speaker(s):
Speaker TBA, -, Millennial Energy Partners
Jeremy Cook, Chief Financial Officer, Raisa Energy LLC
2:45 PM
Networking Break
3:15 PM
Roundtable: Perspectives on ESG in the E&P Sector – Why It Matters
Companies and capital providers talk about ESG strategies and their critical importance to shareholders. Actions that demonstrate corporate commitment to environmental responsibility, safety, gender equality and board diversity and tenure benefit companies, and are now an imperative.
Speaker(s):
Subash Chandra, Managing Director, Guggenheim Partners
Sean O'Donnell, Managing Director, Quantum Energy Partners
Vidisha Prasad, Managing Partner, Adya Partners
Jim Schwartz, Senior Director, Corporate Communications, Southwestern Energy
4:00 PM
Panel: Finding Funding in the Lower-Middle Market
The sub-$100 million market was once considered niche but becoming more mainstream, with more capital providers targeting the space. Where are the opportunities and what are the criteria?
Speaker(s):
Ryan A. Turner, Managing Partner, Stronghold Resource Partners
4:45 PM
The Capital Call Networking Reception