Agenda

1.01 Keynote Roundtable: The Growing ESG Needs of Investors
These days, capital markets demand companies address their climate risks as well as their corporate diversity. That means companies will have to show their ESG bonafides if they want to receive dollars. Hear directly from energy investors on why they need you to work with them on ESG and what information they need to see from companies before they will invest.
Moderator(s):
Cynthia Mabry, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Speaker(s):
Cody Miller, Co-CEO & General Counsel, Dale Operating Co.
Dennis E. Petito, CEO & Founder, Montrose Capital Advisors
Christina Kitchens, Managing Partner, 3P Energy Capital
Christine Hommes, Partner, Apollo Global Management
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1.02 Producer Panel: ESG Leadership
This roundtable discussion focuses on the emerging ESG priorities of oil and gas operators. As investors and stakeholders continue to hold companies accountable for climate risks, social responsibility and corporate governance, oil and gas leaders discuss how they are working to align long-term planning with short-term issues.  
Moderator(s):
Nissa Darbonne, Editor-at-Large, Oil and Gas Investor
Speaker(s):
David Ferris, Vice President & Chief Sustainability Officer, Laredo Petroleum Inc.
Sonia Scarselli, Vice President, Exploration, BHP Group Ltd.
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1.03 Roundtable: ESG & The Energy Transition
A longtime leader in natural resources finance, Pickering Energy Partners’ practice extends to energy transition and ESG investment. Nasdaq’s leadership includes client advisory in ESG in communicating to investors. Here, they discuss their outlooks.  
Moderator(s):
Nissa Darbonne, Editor-at-Large, Oil and Gas Investor
Speaker(s):
Dan Romito, Investor Relations Business Development & Product Strategy, Nasdaq
Dan Pickering, Founder & Chief Investment Officer, Pickering Energy Partners
W. David de Roode, Chairman, Energy ESG Council; Partner & Executive Vice President, Lockton Companies
Robert Birdsey, Managing Director, Greenfront Energy Partners
1.04 Spotlight: Integrating Climate Risk into Business Strategy
Leading deepwater E&P Kosmos Energy has adapted its business to the reality of the energy transition. Learn more about the evolution of its business strategy, its approach to handling the politics and substance of ESG, and its goal to become carbon neutral for Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions by 2030 or sooner.
Moderator(s):
Len Vermillion, Editorial Director, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Mike Anderson, Senior Vice President, Sustainability and External Affairs, Deepwater E&P, Kosmos Energy Ltd.
1.05 Spotlight: Bridging the Strategy-to-Execution Gap
Decarbonization is critical for oil and gas companies to be sustainable in a low-carbon future; however, most are struggling to translate strategy into execution. In this session, learn how gaining an advantage tomorrow means plotting the way forward today.
Moderator(s):
Darren Barbee, Senior Editor, Oil and Gas Investor
Speaker(s):
Matt Handford, Principal, Ernst and Young
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1.06 The Future of Carbon Offsets & Other Voluntary Sustainability Market Mechanisms
Carbon offsetting provides energy producers with a credible means to achieve carbon-neutral goals, but navigating environmental and sustainability markets can be challenging. This session explores the future of the voluntary carbon markets, current market dynamics and key issues for the oil and gas sector.  
Moderator(s):
Kenneth J. Markowitz, Consultant, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Speaker(s):
David Antonioli, CEO, Verra
Enric Arderiu Serra, Vice President, Low Carbon Trading, BP America Inc.
Scobie Mackay, Managing Director, Macquarie
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1.07 Technology Panel: Trends in Carbon Capture, Utilization & Storage
This panel will dive into carbon capture, with a focus on commercial deployment pathways for companies and sectors to achieve greenhouse gas emission-reduction goals in response to government, consumer and investor pressures.   
Moderator(s):
Matt Kapinos, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Speaker(s):
John Tombari, Carbon Capture, Use & Storage (CCUS) Strategic Business Leader, Battelle
Benjamin Heard, Principal, Gulf Coast Sequestration
Tom Dower, Vice President, Public Policy, LanzaTech
Natalie Nowiski, CCS Business Developer & Legal Counsel, Schlumberger New Energy
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1.08 Spotlight: Expanding Carbon Capture in Texas
Texas has a comparative advantage when it comes to implementing CCUS technologies, given the volume of CO2 emissions from industrial activity, the amount of oil and gas production, the scale of geologic storage potential and the breadth of engineering and subsurface expertise in the state. Here is how Texas can be established as a leader in a low-carbon energy future.
Moderator(s):
Mary Holcomb, Associate Editor, HartEnergy.com
Speaker(s):
Dr. Kenneth B. Medlock III, Fellow in Energy and Resource Economics and Senior Director of the Center for Energy Studies, Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy
1.09 Bridging the Energy Divide to Ensure a Sustainable Energy Transition
The tipping point for a more sustainable energy economy has created an opportunity for innovation and emerging cooperative dynamics across energy sources and will be the competitive advantage of first movers who embrace the transition and meet investor ESG mandates. The session brings together seasoned energy executives with different perspectives on industry trends and investment opportunities in a post-pandemic recovery across the renewable, power, and oil & gas landscape.
Moderator(s):
Emily Easley, President & CEO, Novus Clean Energy
Speaker(s):
Jim Wicklund, Managing Director, Investment Banking, Stephens Inc.
Michael Grenier, Managing Partner, BluOx Ventures
1.10 Spotlight: The Future of Natural Gas in a Low-Carbon Economy
U.S. greenhouse-gas emissions have declined during the past decade as coal plant retirements have accelerated and natural gas and renewables have gained market share. These experts describe how natgas’ role in the future energy portfolio should continue to grow.
Moderator(s):
Joe Markman, Senior Editor, HartEnergy.com
Speaker(s):
Richard Hyde, Executive Director, ONE Future
Howard R. Dieter, PE, Vice President, Environmental, Health & Safety, Jonah Energy
Brian Hlavinka, Director, Emerging Opportunities, Corporate Strategic Development, Williams
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1.11 Panel: Investor and Government Relations in an ESG World
These experts of experts discuss the importance for oil and gas companies to develop meaningful sustainability reports and earnings reports that quantify and relay their successes to the capital markets and government entities. Specifically, they will discuss the different reporting standards and address the oft-asked question: What am I supposed to have in my tell people?
Moderator(s):
Len Vermillion, Editorial Director, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Government Relations
Alanna Fishman, Vice President, Cornerstone Government Affairs
Investor Relations
Ashley McNamee, Director, Global ESG, Alvarez & Marsal
1.12 Spotlight: Getting the ESG Message Out
Once a good report is developed how do you engage stakeholders in your discussion? Communicating corporate advancements in ESG is essential. A great sustainability report and a lively and engaged presence across media platforms can be effective ways to spread the message that a company has made a serious ESG commitment. Here are strategies that have worked.
Moderator(s):
Len Vermillion, Editorial Director, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Amy Stutzman, Managing Director, Transaction Advisory & Reporting, Opportune LLP
Reid Brooks, Director, Corporate Finance & Reporting, Opportune LLP
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1.13 Spotlight: Lessons Learned From Other Sectors
What’s happening in other sectors? This session looks at successes and failures of other industries. How can oil and gas take those lessons and apply them to their own ESG efforts going forward?
Moderator(s):
Len Vermillion, Editorial Director, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Dilanka Seimon, Vice President, Oil, Gas & Power Marketing, BHP Group Ltd.
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1.14 Spotlight: Retaining Women in the Energy Industry
Globally, the number of women in the workforce declined significantly last year, while studies have consistently shown that a diverse team makes for a better company. Here’s how to do more to retain women on your team.
Moderator(s):
Jessica Morales, Content Director, Events & Video, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Whitney Eaton, Executive Vice President, Compliance & ESG, TGS ASA
1.15 Panel: Green Water
This industry expert takes us through the current landscape of produced water issues in the oil patch. While production may have declined in 2020, produced water from hydraulic fracturing still remains a hot topic in the industry. Here’s why and how you address it can help you better your ESG profile.
Moderator(s):
Brian Walzel, Senior Editor, E&P Plus
Speaker(s):
John Durand, President & Chief Sustainability Officer, XRI Holdings LLC
1.16 Panel: ESG in OFS
From water reclamation and re-use to rapid methane reductions and e-fracs, oilfield producers are in search of the technologies and practices that help them achieve the smallest environmental footprint profile and the lowest cost profile. These experts discuss various best practices that will end up making your ESG report look even better to investors.
Moderator(s):
Brian Walzel, Senior Editor, E&P Plus
Speaker(s):
An Easy Win in the Race to Net-Zero Emissions
Gabriel Rio, President & CEO, Milestone Environmental Services
The Frac Fuel Of The Future
Vanessa Hordijk, Natural Gas Process Engineer, U.S. Well Services LLC
Methane Reductions at Scale
Steve Deiker, CEO, Kairos Aerospace
1.17 Panel: The Plug-in Frac
In the Delaware Basin, Halliburton and Cimarex successfully deployed the industry’s first electric grid-powered fracturing operation. Here’s how and here are the results.
Moderator(s):
Nissa Darbonne, Editor-at-Large, Oil and Gas Investor
Speaker(s):
Shawn Stasiuk, Strategic Business Manager, Production Enhancement, Halliburton Co.
Blake Sirgo, Vice President, Operations, Cimarex Energy Company
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1.18 Spotlight: Developing the Next-Gen of Energy Resources
Halliburton invented the hydraulic frac in 1947 to unstuck a Hugoton Basin well in Kansas. In the late 1990s, it partnered with Lyco Energy to not only put a lateral in the Bakken but frac it. That led to the oil-shale revolution. Today, Halliburton is at work on innovations and technology in the next-gen of energy resources. Learn here of advancements to date.  
Moderator(s):
Faiza Rizvi, Associate Editor, E&P Plus
Speaker(s):
Dale Winger, Managing Director, Halliburton Labs
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