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7:30 AM
Networking Breakfast & Registration Opens
8:15 AM
Welcome Remarks
Speaker(s):
Emily Easley, CEO, NOVUS Energy Advisors
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.
Moderator(s):
Emily Easley, CEO, NOVUS Energy Advisors
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
Sponsored by:
9:50 AM
VC-Level & More Startups 
Learn of the business plans of these energy-transition startups actively pursuing a piece of the decarbon prize. Pitching companies will include: Katie Mehnert, CEO, ALLY Energy Ali Farzbod, CEO, SeebeckCell Technologies Ben Jawdat, CEO, Revterra Will Hitters, Investor, Fysikes Biosolutions  Roy Robinson, CEO, Excipio Energy Larry Lawyer, President & CEO, Triton Investment Group Anna Dai, CEO, Varea Energy Kelly Poirier, CEO, Footprint App Inc. Nisha Desai, CEO, Ennuity Holdings Inc. Chris Westmoreland, President, RenuEnergy 
Moderator(s):
Nissa Darbonne, Editor-at-Large, Oil and Gas Investor
Speaker(s):
Juliana Garaizar, Head of Houston Incubator & Vice President, Innovation, Greentown Labs
10:00 AM
Networking Break
10:30 AM
Opportunities in Gulf Coast CCU/S
This leading producer describes how it’s leveraging its Gulf of Mexico heritage and core E&P skill sets to advance major commercial opportunities for carbon capture and sequestration along the Gulf Coast
Moderator(s):
Brian Walzel, Senior Editor, Hart Energy
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.
Moderator(s):
Shubi Arora, Partner, Kirkland and Ellis LLP
Speaker(s):
Kyle Derham, President & Chief Financial Officer, Rice Investment Group; Chief Financial Officer, Rice Acquisition Corporation
Jason Martinez, Partner, Tupper Lake Partners
Guillermo Sierra, Vice President, Strategic Initiatives - Energy Transition, Nabors Industries Ltd.
Sponsored by:
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
Speaker(s):
Paul Bieniawski, CEO, Enstor Gas LLC
Kelcy Pegler, CEO, FlexGen
Sponsored by:
12:15 PM
Networking Lunch
1:15 PM
Afternoon Keynote: How We Raised It and What We Did With It
These energy leaders have already twice raised capital for ventures 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.
Moderator(s):
Emily Patsy, Senior Managing Editor, Digital Media, Hart Energy
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.
Moderator(s):
Steve Toon, Editor-in-Chief, Oil and Gas Investor
Speaker(s):
Pavel Molchanov, Senior Vice President & Energy Analyst, Raymond James
Nick Woodruff, Managing Director, RBC Capital Markets LLC
Andrew Chen, Managing Director, CIT Group Inc.
Kassia Yanosek, Partner, McKinsey & Company
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.
Sponsored by:
3:00 PM
The Looming Divorce of Oil & Gas
Domestic and global market valuation of oil versus gas is diverging based on the carbon footprint of each. Here’s where this is going.
Moderator(s):
Nissa Darbonne, Editor-at-Large, Oil and Gas Investor
Speaker(s):
Stephen Perich, Managing Director, Head of Energy - Americas, UBS Investment Bank
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
Sponsored by:
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.
Moderator(s):
Emily Easley, CEO, NOVUS Energy Advisors
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