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1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Carbon Management Forum
Join us for this addition to the Executive Oil Conference & Exhibition. Please note, separate registration is required. You may choose from the all-access pass or the carbon management forum-only pass to gain access to this room. Click here to view the forum agenda.
5:00 PM
Opening Reception on the Exhibit Floor
Jumpstart your Executive Oil Conference & Exhibition experience with drinks, passed apps and networking on the exhibit hall floor!
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7:30 AM
Networking Breakfast
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8:20 AM
Welcome to Midland
8:30 AM
Opening Keynote: The Permian Dividend Gusher
Among the Permian’s largest producers, Devon is flowing dividends today from its portfolio-wide 291,000 bbl/d with quarterly FCF of nearly $600 million and corporate cost savings of 27%. Here’s a look at its ongoing success in the basin and its plans.
Moderator(s):
Len Vermillion, Editorial Director, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Clay Gaspar, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Devon Energy Corp.
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9:00 AM
Greening: Tech Talk 
The frac is electrifying. Associated gas is crypto-mining. Planes, satellites and drones are demystifying. And producers and services firms alike are going through every step in their operations toward lower carbon footprints. Learn the latest best practices here and what’s to come.
Moderator(s):
Brian Walzel, Senior Editor, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Ole Engels, Director, Global Disciplines, Baker Hughes Co.
Wayne Richards, President & CEO, GR Energy Services
Amanda Brock, CEO, Aris Water Solutions
9:40 AM
Spotlight: A Post-Afghanistan Geopolitical Perspective on the Energy Sector Outlook
Get an in-depth look at global oil recovery trends, market trends, and geopolitical drivers of the post-Covid recovery. This session also examines additional energy market drivers, including the Biden administration's energy policy.
Moderator(s):
Jay Young, President & CEO, King Operating Corporation
Speaker(s):
Tom Petrie, Chairman, Petrie Partners
10:00 AM
Networking Break
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10:40 AM
Executive Q&A: Permian Entrance
Backed by one of the world’s largest Btu trader, Vencer Energy has entered the Permian with the buyout of longtime Midland Basin operator Hunt Oil. Here’s its outlook and plans.
Moderator(s):
Nissa Darbonne, Editor-at-Large, Oil and Gas Investor
Speaker(s):
Andrew Limbacher, Chief Operating Officer, Vencer Energy LLC
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11:00 AM
Building & Flowing the E&P Portfolio
Producers are finding opportunities in the post-downturn Lower 48, adding leasehold and continuing to D&C. Here are their plans.
Moderator(s):
Nissa Darbonne, Editor-at-Large, Oil and Gas Investor
Speaker(s):
Elizabeth DeStephens, Chief Strategy & Sustainability Officer, Black Knight Energy
Caleb Weatherl, President & Chief Financial Officer, Stronghold Energy II
Steve Pruett, President & CEO, Elevation Resources LLC
11:45 AM
Here’s the Money—And More of It, Too
A recent survey of oil and gas lenders shows larger loans, more producer hedging and greater overall access to all types of capital—even some public equity.
Moderator(s):
Nissa Darbonne, Editor-at-Large, Oil and Gas Investor
Speaker(s):
Austin Elam, Partner, Haynes and Boone
Noon
Networking Lunch
1:15 PM
Bigger: Adding in the Permian
ConocoPhillips is taking in Shell’s Permian portfolio, adding to an already expanded footprint from taking in Concho Resources. Here’s a look at its holding, success and plans.
Moderator(s):
Emily Patsy, Senior Managing Editor, Digital Media, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Aaron Hunter, Vice President, Midland Basin, ConocoPhillips
1:45 PM
PermianCo’s Turning Point 
Investors love the Permian’s ongoing consolidation and are starting to return. Producers are showing an enormous amount of capital discipline. Historically high free cash flow is being produced. What else? ESG.
Moderator(s):
Paul Horak, Partner, Audit & Enterprise Risk Services; U.S. Oil & Gas Audit Leader, Deloitte
Speaker(s):
Ryan Keys, President & Co-Founder, Triple Crown Resources LLC
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2:05 PM
The Resource 
Quantifying remaining inventory across the Permian using rigorous spatial-inventory workflows, a refined flow-barrier analysis, and parent-child granularity. Then assessing how the market is valuing it.
Moderator(s):
Len Vermillion, Editorial Director, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Andy McConn, Co-Head of Commercial Intelligence, Enverus
2:25 PM
Permian Water 2021
Here’s a look at the latest in water management in the Permian.
Moderator(s):
Brian Walzel, Senior Editor, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Josh Adler, CEO, Sourcewater Inc.
2:40 PM
Networking Break
3:10 PM
The Looming Divorce Between Oil & Gas
Oil and gas are getting a divorce. This financier explains.
Moderator(s):
Emily Patsy, Senior Managing Editor, Digital Media, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Stephen Perich, Managing Director, Head of Energy - Americas, UBS Investment Bank
3:50 PM
Into Wahalajara: $4 Gas Cut 
Permian operators are getting paid now for the gas in their GORs after years of waiting for the big Wahalajara pipe’s completion. More than 7 Bcf/d is going to Mexico now from the U.S. And more demand is coming online.
Moderator(s):
Nissa Darbonne, Editor-at-Large, Oil and Gas Investor
Speaker(s):
Dan Westphal, Vice President, Fundamentals, ARM Energy
4:10 PM
Conference Adjourns