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    Marshall Adkins

    Raymond James
    Managing Director & Head of Energy Investment Banking

    Marshall Adkins joined Raymond James in 1995 and serves as the head of the firm’s Energy Investment Banking practice. Prior to this role, Mr. Adkins served as the director of Energy Research for 25 years and focused on oilfield services and products. Prior to Raymond James, he spent 10 years in the oilfield services industry as a project manager, financial analyst and engineer. He holds a B.S. degree in petroleum engineering and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.

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    Josh Adler

    Sourcewater Inc.

    Josh Adler is the Founding CEO of Sourcewater, Inc., the leading oilfield water intelligence company. Sourcewater shows where every drop of Permian Basin water comes from and goes to, on the surface and in the subsurface, to help its clients make the best water business decisions. Sourcewater was founded from MIT’s Energy Ventures program in 2014. Josh previously founded several technology and real estate companies and served as an economics speechwriter for President George W. Bush. He is a graduate of Yale and MIT, and is the inventor on four U.S. patents. Josh lives in Houston, Texas with his wife, daughter and dachshund and sings with the Houston Symphony Chorus.

  • Kelly Bennett

    Kelly Bennett

    B3 Insight
    Co-Founder & President

    As Co-Founder and President of B3, Kelly leads the strategic management of the company, delivering data-driven water analytics to the energy and environment sectors. Prior to B3, Kelly started the global energy desk at BENTEK Energy. He built data and analytical tools for international markets and helped foreign IOCs, NOCs, utilities, and hedge funds integrate U.S. oil and gas market fundamentals in their strategy. Kelly participates in the environmental, economic and policy forums for water, energy, innovation and economic development. He was a member of the Aspen Institute Dialogue Series on Water Data and sits on the Advisory Board for the Internet of Water at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions at Duke University. Kelly holds a B.S. in Diplomacy and World Affairs from Occidental College.

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    Tracee Bentley

    Permian Strategic Partnership

    Bio coming soon!

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    David Bledsoe

    Henry Resources LLC

    Mr. Bledsoe is the President of Henry Resources. He has 33 years of oil and gas experience. He joined Henry in 2007 after spending 6 years at Oxy in the Business Development group. Prior to that, Mr. Bledsoe was the Division Engineering Manager at Bass Enterprises where he worked for 11 years. David worked for Amoco Production before moving to Bass. His most recent responsibilities have been in various management and business development roles. Previous experience includes reservoir, production and completion engineering in the Permian Basin. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from UT Austin and is a registered professional engineer in the State of Texas.

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    Bud Brigham

    Atlas Sand Company LLC

    Bud Brigham is an energy entrepreneur having founded several primarily upstream energy enterprises, two of which have been sold for combined proceeds of approximately $7 billion. Currently active enterprises include Brigham Minerals, which pursues mineral acquisitions in top tier shale domestic shale resource plays, and Brigham Exploration, which is also active in top tier shale resource plays pursuing non-operated working interests. Brigham also founded Atlas Permian Water and Atlas Sand, which are pursuing water and sand infrastructure projects in the Permian Basin. Brigham Development is a real estate enterprise acquiring and developing surface real estate in active US shale plays. Bud founded Brigham Exploration Company in 1990 and served as its President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board until its sale to Statoil ASA in December 2011. As founder and CEO, Bud managed Brigham Exploration Company’s rapid growth as a private company from an initial investment of $25,000 in 1990 to its initial public offering in 1997, and its subsequent sale in 2011 for $4.5 billion. Bud subsequently founded Anthem Ventures as a family enterprise, and teamed with others to found Brigham Resources for oil and gas investments primarily targeting operated horizontal drilling and fraccing projects in domestic unconventional reservoirs. Brigham Resources was sold in February 2017 to Diamondback Energy Inc. for $2.55 billion. Prior to Brigham Exploration, Bud served for six years as an exploration geophysicist with Rosewood Resources, an independent oil and gas exploration and production company. Bud began his career in Houston as a seismic data processing geophysicist for Western Geophysical, a provider of 3-D seismic services, after earning his B.S. in Geophysics from the University of Texas. Bud has served on the National Petroleum Council, the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG), the Independent Producers Association of America (IPAA), the Society of Independent Professional Earth Scientists (SIPES), and The Bureau of Economic Geology Visiting Committee. He was inducted into the All American Wildcatters in April 2012, and in April, 2015 Bud accepted and joined the University of Texas Chancellor’s Council Executive Committee.

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    Brett Creeser

    Guidon Energy
    Chief Operating Officer

    Brett started his career in 1981 with Mobil Oil working in Production and Drilling in Texas, Gulf of Mexico (GOM) and Norway before moving to London and trading crude and propane. In 2000, with the ExxonMobil merger, Brett started working as an independent contractor for Pioneer Natural Resources with various assignments in the GOM and South Africa before returning to work the Barnett Shale gas play. Following a short two year assignment to Ghana, West Africa as Drilling Manager for Kosmos Energy, Brett returned to Pioneer to manage field operations in the Barnett liquid play in North Texas. In 2013, Brett joined Laredo Petroleum as the Director of Laredo’s Midstream Services and was instrumental in developing a cradle to grave water management program. Brett earned a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University.

  • Dena Demboski

    Dena Demboski

    UpCurve Energy LLC
    Vice President, Operations

    Dena Demboski currently serves as Vice President of Operations at UpCurve Energy. She is responsible for managing the execution of the drilling and completions programs for the company’s extended reach horizontal Wolfcamp wells that include multi-well zipper pad operations. She also oversees the installation of production equipment, frac water management, and provides technical support to onsite consultants, colleagues and financial backers. Prior to joining UpCurve Energy, Dena served in various other engineering roles at Linn Energy and ConocoPhillips/Burlington Resources. She has over 13 years of engineering design and management experience in drilling, completions, and production operations across 13 different basins within the domestic United States. She received a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering with a Business Management Certification from Texas A&M University in 2006.

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    John Durand

    XRI Holdings, LLC
    John is the President of XRI Holdings, LLC, a leading full-cycle water management and water midstream company with integrated water-related infrastructure assets strategically located throughout the Permian Basin. Previously, Mr. Durand was a partner with WaterBridge Resources, LLC where he served as President & Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining WaterBridge, John served on the management team of Pioneer Water Management LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pioneer Natural Resources. In that role, Mr. Durand oversaw the commercial, logistics and supply sourcing functions for one of the largest midstream water operations in North America. Overall, during his career in the water midstream sector, Mr. Durand has negotiated landmark public/private partnership agreements in the water space with three Texas municipalities (Odessa, Midland and Fort Stockton). Mr. Durand earned an M.B.A. in Corporate Finance from the University of Dallas and a B.S. degree in Petroleum Land Management from the University of Louisiana. Mr. Durand is a member of the Board of Directors of XRI Holdings and sits on the Board of Directors of the Produced Water Society, serving on its Technical Committee. In addition, Mr. Durand serves on the Board of Directors of the Texas Alliance of Energy Producers and is Chair of its Water Committee.
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    Mike Ford

    Caza Petroleum Inc.
    CEO and President

    Bio coming soon!

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    Staale Gjervik

    XTO Energy Inc.

    Bio coming soon!

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    Jay Graham

    Spur Energy Partners LLC
    President & CEO

    Jay C. Graham served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors of WildHorse Resource Development Corporation. Mr. Graham served as Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the board of directors of Memorial Resource Development Corp. from January 2016 until it was acquired by Range Resources Corporation in 2016. Previously, Mr. Graham served as Co-CEO and Co-Founder of WildHorse Resources I and WildHorse Resources II from August 2007 until January 2016. Prior to founding WildHorse, Mr. Graham held a variety of positions of increasing responsibility in Halliburton, Devon Energy and Anadarko Petroleum Corporation. Further, Mr. Graham currently serves on the Petroleum Industry Board and the College of Engineering Advisory Council at Texas A&M University, is a co-founder and advisor of the Texas A&M Petroleum Ventures Program educational collaboration between the Mays Business School and Department of Petroleum Engineering and is also a member of the Petroleum Engineering Academy of Distinguished Graduates.

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    Matt Hinson

    WPX Energy Inc.
    Vice President of Permian Assets

    Matt is the Vice President of the Permian Basin Assets for WPX Energy.  Mr. Hinson received a BS in Mining Engineering from the Missouri School of Science and Technology (formally UMR) in 2001.  

    After graduating in 2001, he began his career working for ExxonMobil and spent five years rotating as a Drilling Engineer in Equatorial Guinea, West Africa.  In 2008, Matt joined Newfield Exploration where he worked as a Drilling Engineer, Reservoir Engineer, Asset Team Lead and eventually led the STACK development as their STACK Asset Manager.  In 2015, Matt joint WPX energy as their Vice President of Permian Assets.  

    Matt currently lives in Oologah, Oklahoma where he and his wife, Sarah, raise their three sons.

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    Karr Ingham

    Texas Alliance of Energy Producers
    Executive Vice President, Petroleum Economist

    Bio coming soon. 

  • Wendy King

    Wendy King

    Vice President, Great Plains Business Unit, Lower 48

    Wendy King is vice president, Great Plains Business Unit for ConocoPhillips, responsible for ConocoPhillips operations in the Permian, Bakken and Niobrara as well as our interests in Wyoming, Utah, and the Anadarko Basin in Oklahoma. 

    She assumed this role in 2019 after serving as president of the Australia East business unit. King has held a variety of other leadership roles within ConocoPhillips, including serving Australia Pacific LNG as vice president, Commercial, and the Alaska business unit as vice president, External Affairs, and manager, Alaska North Slope Gas Development. 

    King began her career as a petroleum engineer with Conoco Inc. and has held various technical and leadership positions in exploration and production functions in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia and Africa. 

    Externally, King has served as a board member for the American Chamber of Commerce in Australia (AmCham), the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association, the University of Alaska, the Resource Development Council of Alaska and the United Way of Anchorage board. 

    She received a bachelor of science degree in petroleum engineering from the Colorado School of Mines. 

  • Brian Kuh

    Brian Kuh

    WPX Energy Inc.
    Senior Foreman, Water Management

    Brian manages all aspects of water management for WPX Energy, a $9 billion energy producer, in the booming Permian Basin, including water recycling projects, logistics and infrastructure construction.

    Brian joined the company in late 2017 and has developed a plan to increase WPX’s local water recycling from 5% of total volume to over 50% reuse for future well completions.

    He began his career in water management at Devon Energy where he played an integral role in their startup of recycling produced water.  He coordinated the construction of the first treated-water impoundments that were approved in NM following the approval of Rule 34.

    Before taking on his role with WPX, Kuh worked as a water management consultant with clients including Matador Resources and other private equity startups.

    He is the Vice President of the Permian Basin Water Management Council and has a personal interest in nature, wildlife, conservation, land management and ranching.


    B.S. in Business Administration, Colorado Technical University

  • K. Lafferty

    Kevin Lafferty

    Lagoon Water Midstream
    President & CEO

    Kevin Lafferty joined Lagoon Water Solutions in March of 2019 as President and Chief Executive Officer. Previously, Mr. Lafferty served 9 years with Devon Energy Corporation, most recently as Senior Vice President, Exploration and Production, where he directed major operating divisions and corporate groups, and managed large projects throughout the organization. Mr. Lafferty also served on the Board of Directors for EnLink Midstream LLC (NYSE: ENLC) and EnLink Midstream Partners, LP (ENLK) while controlled by Devon. Prior to Devon, Mr. Lafferty was employed at Enbridge in their midstream commercial team focused on acquiring new contracts and business, and Phillips 66 in their petrochemicals business. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Kansas. He serves as the Chairman of the University of Kansas Chemical and Petroleum Engineering Advisory Board. Most recently, Mr. Lafferty has been elected President-elect of the Oklahoma City Ballet Board of Trustees.

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    Rob MacAskie

    Zarvona Energy LLC
    CFO & Vice President-Acquisitions

    Rob is the Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Acquisitions at Zarvona Energy LLC, and a Member the Investment Committee. Mr. MacAskie received a BS in Engineering from Princeton University, a MS in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, and a MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining Zarvona, Rob was employed by ExxonMobil from 2007 to 2012 where he held a variety of positions in development planning and reservoir engineering, focusing on economic analysis, field surveillance, project planning, and opportunity generation. Mr. MacAskie held leadership positions in both ExxonMobil Development & Production companies while on assignments in the United States, Europe, and the Middle East. Since joining Zarvona in 2012, Rob has held the positions of Engineering Manager and Chief Compliance Officer in addition to his current role. During that time, he has overseen more than $400 million in acquisitions and divestitures across Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana, and is currently responsible for leading the firm’s Acquisitions, Finance, and Compliance departments.

  • Scott Mitchell

    Scott Mitchell

    Waterfield Midstream

    Scott has worked in the oil and gas industry since 2005. Prior to co-founding Waterfield Midstream, he created and led the commercial water businesses for Anadarko Petroleum and Western Gas. At Anadarko and Western Gas, he leveraged Anadarko’s subsurface expertise and extensive water infrastructure to provide critical water management services to other upstream companies. He also managed key operational functions of the business, including SWD placement, recycle and treatment R&D, and injection reservoir characterization. Prior to his time in the water business, Scott served as the General Manager for Anadarko’s upstream Powder River Basin assets. In the PRB, he helped execute the sale of APC’s coalbed methane assets and re-position the company in emerging oil opportunities. Scott also worked as a production engineering manager and in various geoscience roles throughout Anadarko. He holds a M.S. in Geology and a B.A. in Economics from Brigham Young University.

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    Tanner Moran

    Hastings Equity Partners
    Managing Director

    Tanner D. Moran is a Managing Director with Hastings Equity Partners, a Houston based private equity fund investing in small to mid-sized energy and industrial services businesses. Tanner’s primary responsibility is leading the firms Business Development efforts. In addition to his role as Managing Director at Hastings, Tanner serves on the firm’s Investment Committee, the Board of Directors for several privately-held, energy and industrial services companies, and the Energy Advisory Board at the University of Houston. Prior to joining Hastings, Tanner began his career at State Street Bank in an operational finance role focused on daily securities processing, including domestic and international equities, fixed income and financial reporting activities. Tanner holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Saint Anselm College in Manchester, NH.

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    Jeff Nanna

    TPH & Co.
    Managing Director, Investment Banking

    Jeff Nanna serves as a Managing Director in Investment Banking. Nanna was previously an associate at J.P. Morgan in their Oil & Gas Investment Banking group. Prior to that, Nanna was a reservoir engineer at Chesapeake Energy. Nanna began his career in the U.S. Navy serving as a Naval Aviator and Mission Commander in the EP-3 reconnaissance aircraft. Nanna holds a BS in Aerospace Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy, and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.

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    Jim Newman

    Agua Libre Midstream
    Senior Vice President of Operations

    James F. Newman has 37 years of industry experience. Most recently, Mr. Newman has added focus to Basic Energy Service’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Agua Libre Midstream and has served as Senior Vice President, Region Operations for Basic Energy since 2013. Prior to his promotion, he was Group Vice President, Permian Business Unit and former to that, Group Vice President. He began his career with Basic Energy Services in June 2008 as Area Manager in plugging and abandonment operations. Previous to joining Basic, he co-founded Triple N Services in 1986 and performed the role of President for over 22 years. Mr. Newman is a registered Professional Engineer and is active in the Society of Petroleum Engineers. He graduated with a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from Colorado School of Mines in 1986.

  • Reed Olmstead

    Reed Olmstead

    IHS Markit
    Director, North American Onshore Research & Business Development

    Reed Olmstead is a Director with IHSMarkit’s Upstream Energy group. His work centers on the drivers and inhibitors to unconventional production in the most important existing and incubating plays in North America. He has been involved in North America research for six years in various capacities of asset and operator analysis. Recently, he has focused on the financial constraints to production and the implications for future supply as the industry wrestles to identify its role in global production. Prior to joining IHSMarkit, Reed spent time working in the Strategy and Finance department of a US independent producer. Reed holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from Baylor University and an MBA from Rice University.

  • Tom Petrie

    Tom Petrie

    Petrie Partners

    Prior to joining the firm in 2012, Mr. Petrie was Vice Chairman of Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Previously, he was a co-founder of Petrie Parkman & Co. Mr. Petrie was a former Managing Director and Senior Oil Analyst of The First Boston Corporation. During his career, Mr. Petrie has been an active advisor on more than $250 billion of energy related mergers and acquisitions, including many of the largest in the industry. Among his other assignments, Mr. Petrie led the teams that advised the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on its natural gas initiative, the State of Alaska on gas pipeline options, and the U.S. Department of Energy on the sale of the Elk Hills oilfield. Mr. Petrie has a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point and received his Master of Science in Business Administration from Boston University. In December 2005, Mr. Petrie received an Honorary Doctorate of Engineering degree from the Colorado School of Mines. He is also a member of the CFA Institute.

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    Kendrick Rhea

    East Daley Capital Advisors, Inc.
    Research Equity Analyst

    Kendrick Rhea leads East Daley’s Advisory Services team, in which East Daley supports companies in assessing prospective projects, acquisitions/dispositions and strategic positioning of assets in the midstream industry. Rhea has written multiple papers on the developing crude dynamics in North America for East Daley and has spoken at conferences for BAML, Wells Fargo and Stifel on these topics. Rhea graduated from the Colorado School of Mines with a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering.

  • Wayne Richards

    Wayne Richards

    GR Energy Services
    President & CEO

    With 36 years of experience throughout the oilfield services sector, Mr. Richards currently serves as President and CEO of GR Energy Services. Previously, he was President and CEO of Global Oilfield Services, a Pine Brook portfolio company that was sold to Halliburton in November 2011. Prior to that he was Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing with Vetco International Ltd., a private equity–backed company that was sold to General Electric in 2006. Earlier in his career, Mr. Richards spent 25 years in a number of senior operational and sales and marketing positions at Schlumberger, including Vice President of Well Completions, Testing and Lift Systems for North and South America; Global Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Well Completions and Productivity; Vice President and General Manager of U.S. land operations; and Director of Personnel for North America wireline and testing operations. Mr. Richards currently serves as Chairman of the Board of DNOW, the NOV spin-out of the distribution business, along with being a member of the West Virginia University Engineering Advisory Board and a director of the West Virginia University Foundation Board. He is a director of the Petroleum Equipment Suppliers Association and a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, and has held executive leadership roles with Spindletop International. Mr. Richards holds a B.S. in Mining Engineering from West Virginia University.

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    Mohit Singh

    BPX Energy
    SVP, Business Development & Exploration

    Mohit (“Mo”) holds a BTech in Chemical Engineering from IIT Kanpur, PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Houston, and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.

    Mo joined BP Lower-48 in Feb 2015 as the head of Wamsutter development team and head of business development for BP Lower-48. Prior to that he was a Director for RBC Capital Markets, where he led all aspects of business development and execution of merger, acquisition and divestiture processes for private equity and US onshore and offshore oil and gas E&P clients.  Key transactions that he led at RBC include merger of Legend (Riverstone)/Premier (KKR) in Barnett Shale (confidential), HighMount/Enervest ($0.8B), SandRidge GoM Shelf/Fieldwood ($0.8B), Primary Nat. Res. (Quantum)/Peregrine ($0.3B) etc. Prior to his role at RBC, Mo was a Vice President at Goldman Sachs Global Natural Resources Investment Banking Division. In this capacity, he led the E&P team analysing corporate and asset valuations and directed M&A and capital markets transactions in E&P sector with total value exceeding $45 billion. Key transactions at Goldman include Petrohawk/BHP ($15B), Statoil/Brigham ($4.7B), Chevron/Atlas ($4.3B), Chesapeake Permian Sale ($3.3B), Cobalt Convert Follow-On ($1.4B) etc. Prior to his role at Goldman Sachs, Mo worked as business planner and senior reservoir engineer for Shell Exploration and Production Company.

  • Erik Waters

    Erik Waters

    Vice President of Operations

    Bio coming soon.