Conference Agenda

Download Conference Presentations

Please enter the password you received after completing the post-conference survey online. You will then be able to click the red “download” button below each speaker's name and session information. Your log–in credentials are only applicable to this conference and may only be used by registered attendees.

Note – not all speakers give us permission to distribute their presentation slides.

 
‌ 

4:45 PM
Opening Reception
Get an early start on your MIDSTREAM Finance experience! Pick your badge up early to avoid the lines. Then join us at the Opening Reception for networking and passed hors d'oeuvres with drinks.
7:30 AM
Registration & Breakfast
Enjoy breakfast and the opportunity to network before the conference presentations begin. This is a great opportunity to make new contacts and greet old friends.
Sponsored by:
8:30 AM
Welcome & Opening Remarks
We will open with a quick overview of the sector’s financial challenges, the buildout, and M&A activity.
Speaker(s):
Paul Hart, Midstream Editor-at-Large, Oil and Gas Investor
8:35 AM
Opening Keynote: The New World Of Midstream Finance
The midstream has faced significant capital hurdles in recent years. Do MLPs continue to have a role in the sector? What is the role of private equity? How can midstream operators draw Wall Street’s interest again? Hear the views of one of the sector’s major thought leaders.
Moderator(s):
Paul Hart, Midstream Editor-at-Large, Oil and Gas Investor
Speaker(s):
No Presentation Available
Kenny Feng, President & CEO, Alerian
9:00 AM
Panel: Matching Projects & Capital
Yes, there is capital out there. However, midstream operators may need to get creative to attract more—and different—investors to finance the multiple projects planned to move swelling production to market.
Moderator(s):
Steve Toon, Editor-in-Chief, Oil and Gas Investor
Speaker(s):
Bernadette Johnson, Vice President, Market Intelligence, Drillinginfo Inc.
Mark Huhndorff, Managing Director, Raymond James
Gerry Spedale, Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Sponsored by:
10:00 AM
Networking Break
10:40 AM
Spotlight: Taking A Midstream Team To Success
Project success comes through close coordination between experienced operations managers and knowledgeable capital providers. One of the sector’s most experienced private equity providers shares his insights on how to make the relationship work.
Moderator(s):
Paul Hart, Midstream Editor-at-Large, Oil and Gas Investor
Speaker(s):
Ben Davis, Partner, Energy Spectrum Capital
11:00 AM
Roundtable: Private Equity Has The Money, Where Is It Going?
Private equity enjoys a growing role in the midstream as investors seek attractive returns that have been hard to find elsewhere. These panelists share their insights on where the money is coming from and the attributes of proposed projects that can attract that capital.
Moderator(s):
Chris Sheehan, CFA, Senior Financial Analyst, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
No Presentation Available
A. Chris Aulds, Founder & Partner, Pearl Energy Investments
No Presentation Available
Josh Sherman, Partner, Opportune LLP
No Presentations Available
David Finan , Partner , EIV Capital
David Cecere, Partner, Tailwater Capital
Sponsored by:
11:40 AM
Spotlight: The Big Picture—Midstream’s Long-Term Trends
The midstream has been riding a capital seesaw in the last few years. Will the ups and downs continue, or will the segment stabilize in the foreseeable future? This presentation focuses on how the sector can stabilize in the busy years ahead.
Moderator(s):
Joe Markman, Senior Editor, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Greg Haas, Director, Integrated Oil & Gas, Stratas Advisors
Noon
Networking Lunch
1:15 PM
Afternoon Keynote: The Financial View From The Executive Suite
The issues faced today by a midstream CFO are legion. This executive discusses shares his insight on how accounting and finance departments can best respond to multiple financial challenges as they sector’s buildout continues.
Moderator(s):
Leslie Haines, Executive Editor-at-Large, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Brian Best, Executive Vice President of Commercial & Corporate Development, Vaquero Midstream
1:40 PM
Roundtable: What Firms Need To Finance The Buildout
Adding all that new infrastructure to link the Permian, Marcellus and other big plays to customers is a huge job—and will take big dollars to accomplish. Meanwhile, the capital markets have changed dramatically. These experts share their views on what options midstream management have to get the job done.
Moderator(s):
Paul Hart, Midstream Editor-at-Large, Oil and Gas Investor
Speaker(s):
No Presentation Available
Samir Kayande, Director, RS Energy Group
No Presentation Available
Rick Black, Executive Vice President, Dennard Lascar Associates LLC
No Presentation Available
Michael Casey, Managing Director & Head of Midstream, Goldman Sachs
No Presentation Available
J. Michael Chambers, Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP
2:30 PM
Networking Break
3:00 PM
MLP Spotlight: What’s Working For Partnerships
Master limited partnerships have been a midstream mainstay but they, like the rest of the sector, are undergoing major changes in response to the financial markets and new regulations in Washington. The head of the MLP trade association joins us to discuss how partnerships will change to maintain a key role in the midstream’s future.
Moderator(s):
Chris Sheehan, CFA, Senior Financial Analyst, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Lori Ziebart, Executive Director, Master Limited Partnership Association
3:25 PM
Spotlight: Movin’ On Up—The Marathon/Andeavor Deal & Its Midstream Impact
Who has the money right now in the oil and gas business? Look downstream. Wide crack spreads have made refiners very profitable and many, including Marathon look to become big players in the midstream too.
Moderator(s):
Joe Markman, Senior Editor, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Sunil Sibal, Manager Director, Energy Infrastructure/MLPs, Seaport Global Securities LLC
3:50 PM
Closing Panel: How To Enter The Booming Export Market
The U.S. has gone from significant energy importer to big-time energy exporter in just a few years. That creates great opportunities for midstream players—but also requires changes in thinking and new business models.
Moderator(s):
Leslie Haines, Executive Editor-at-Large, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
U.S. Exports are Fueling Market Uncertainty - Are Energy Companies Ready for a Shift in Supply and Demand
Michael W. Hinton, Chief Strategy & Customer Officer, Allegro Development Corp.
U.S. Refined Product Exports – Developments, Prospects and Challenges
John Auers, Executive Vice President, Turner, Mason & Company
4:30 PM
Closing Reception