Conference Agenda

7:30 AM
Networking Breakfast & Registration Opens
8:15 AM
Welcome Remarks
8:30 AM
Opening Keynote: Made with Oil and Gas
As in nearly two centuries now, the energy future will be made with oil and gas, the building blocks of a lower-carbon future. Here’s why, a description of the prize and why oil and gas demand will grow, rather than decline, in a lower-carbon world.
Speaker(s):
S. Wil VanLoh Jr., Founder & CEO, Quantum Energy Partners
9:00 AM
Panel: Oil and Gas Private Equity Investors in Energy Transition
These longtime oil and gas PE investors and financiers have added decarbon to their portfolios. Here, they describe types of investments and management teams they’ve backed and are looking to back.
Moderator(s):
Justin Stolte, Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP
Speaker(s):
James Wallis, Partner, NGP Energy Capital
Robert Birdsey, Managing Director, GreenFront Energy Partners
Kellie Metcalf, Managing Partner, EnCap Energy Transition, EnCap Investments LP
Joe Bob Edwards, Managing Partner, White Deer
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9:45 AM
Panel: The Pitch, Part I
Venture-capital seekers describe their business plans. Learn from these professionals who are already actively pursuing a piece of the decarbon prize.
10:00 AM
Networking Break
10:30 AM
GOM Formations for CCU/S
Gulf of Mexico sandstone is among many choices for CO2 burial. Hear about these plans, which also bring midstream opportunity.
Speaker(s):
Tim Duncan, Founder, President & CEO, Talos Energy Inc.
Bob Abendschein, Executive Vice President & Head of Operations, Talos Energy Inc.
11:00 AM
Panel: Energy Veterans Who Have Tapped Energy Transition Capital
Dozens of upstream and midstream executives have won public and private capital for their new low-carbon ventures. Here, they describe how their oil and gas experience with producing and transporting to end users adapts uniquely to the decarbon business.
Speaker(s):
Kyle Derham, President & Chief Financial Officer, Rice Investment Group; Chief Financial Officer, Rice Acquisition Corporation
Jason Martinez, Partner, Tupper Lake Partners
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11:45 AM
Panel: The Energy Storage Opportunity
Energy investors are placing bets on the evolving energy storage market. From below-ground storage to batteries to thermal energy, technologies are attracting capital to scale up storage as a major infrastructure investment opportunity.
Moderator(s):
Archie Fallon, Partner, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
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12:15 PM
Networking Lunch
1:15 PM
Afternoon Keynote: How We Raised It and What We Did With It
This energy leader raised capital for a new venture in the low-carbon space. Find out here what the opportunity appeared to be—and what the opportunity has more than proven itself to be.
Speaker(s):
Jim Mutrie, Co-CEO, Switchback II Corporation
Scott McNeill, Co-CEO, Switchback II Corporation
1:45 PM
Panel: E.T. Public & Debt Capital 
Public equity and lenders are financing decarbon and low-carbon operators. Hear more here.
Speaker(s):
Amanda Brock, President & Chief Operating Officer, Solaris Water Midstream LLC
Pavel Molchanov, Senior Vice President & Energy Analyst, Raymond James
Nick Woodruff, Managing Director, RBC Capital Markets LLC
Andrew Chen, Managing Director, CIT Group Inc.
2:30 PM
Onshore CCU/S
This longtime transporter and user of CO2 in EOR describes its new CCU/S opportunity and plans.
Moderator(s):
Taylor Pullins, Partner, White & Case
Speaker(s):
Chris Kendall, President & CEO, Denbury Inc.
Nik Wood, Senior Vice President, CCU/S, Denbury Inc.
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3:00 PM
Panel: The Pitch, Part II
More venture-capital seekers describe their business plans to capture a piece of the decarbon opportunity.
3:15 PM
Networking Break
3:45 PM
Panel: Blue/Green Oil & Gas
Gas and oil producers are gaining blue/green certifications for their products. Buyers are paying premiums. Plus, experts discuss alt-energy opportunities and new enterprises.
Moderator(s):
Jason Bennett, Partner & Department Chair, Global Projects (Firmwide), Baker Botts
Speaker(s):
Peter Gardett, Executive Director, Climate & Clean Tech, IHS Markit
Chad Singleton, Associate Director, Gas & Power, IHS Markit
Jen Snyder, Managing Director, Enverus
Stephen Brooks, Chief Commercial Officer, American Hydrogen LLC
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4:30 PM
Roundtable: Town Hall
Low- and zero-carbon investors share their view of what the energy future may hold for all fuel sources.
Speaker(s):
Vidisha Prasad, Managing Partner, Adya Partners
Patti Melcher, Managing Partner & Co-Founder, EIV Capital
Alex Rozenfeld, Founder and Managing Director, Climate Impact Capital
Sanjay Bhatia, Co-Founder, Evolve Collective
5:00 PM
Closing Reception