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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
Chris Sheehan, CFA, Senior Financial Analyst, Hart Energy
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?
Chris Sheehan, CFA, Senior Financial Analyst, Hart Energy
Paul Sankey, Managing Director, Mizuho Americas
9:05 AM
Roundtable: Capital Markets Scorecard — Public Equity and Debt Perspectives
The oil and gas space is getting a dose of tough love from public equity and debt investors. This roundtable examines the state of the capital markets today for energy companies, and what it will take to restart capital flow.
Steve Toon, Editor-in-Chief, Oil and Gas Investor
Bill Lambert, Managing Director, Global Natural Resources Group, Investment Banking, Goldman Sachs
Ray Lemanski, Managing Director & Group Head, Credit Research, KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc.
Neal Dingmann, Managing Director, Energy Research, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey
9:50 AM
Special Address: Capex Strategies & Financing Options in the Wake of Institutional Investor Buyer Strikes
In recent periods there have been noteworthy shifts in energy investor preferences regarding the relative roles of production growth, third party acquisitions, identifiable drilling inventories, and free cash flow utilization. This industry expert will explore how each of these elements entail a variety of implications for actionable options by upstream decision-makers to effectively execute their capital allocation plans.  
Blake Wright, Senior Editor, Oil and Gas Investor
Tom Petrie, Chairman, Petrie Partners
10:15 AM
Networking Break
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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.
Sarah E. McLean, Partner, Shearman & Sterling LLP
Scott Browning, Principal, Apollo Global Management
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.
Paul Hart, Midstream Editor-at-Large, Oil and Gas Investor
Daniel Flannery, Managing Director, Riverstone Credit Partners LP
Justin Moers, Managing Director, 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.
Chris Sheehan, CFA, Senior Financial Analyst, Hart Energy
Steve Kennedy, Executive Vice President and Head of Energy Banking, Amegy Bank
Christina Kitchens, Group Managing Director, Specialized Industries Finance, EastWest Bank
Mike Lister, Managing Director & Group Head – Energy & Power, Corporate Client Banking, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
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.
Shubi Arora, Partner, Kirkland and Ellis LLP
Drew Scoggins, Managing Partner, 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.
Steve Toon, Editor-in-Chief, Oil and Gas Investor
Subash Chandra, Managing Director, Guggenheim Partners
Sean O'Donnell, Managing Director, Quantum Energy Partners
Vidisha Prasad, Managing Partner, Adya Partners
John Ale, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, 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?
Paul Hart, Midstream Editor-at-Large, Oil and Gas Investor
Ryan A. Turner, Managing Partner, Stronghold Resource Partners
Matthew Jankovsky, Principal, Mountain Capital Management
David Zusman, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Talara Capital Management
4:45 PM
The Capital Call Networking Reception