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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Opening Reception in the Exhibit Hall
Pick up your conference badge and enjoy networking with exhibitors and fellow attendees on the exhibition floor the night before the conference opens.  The catered reception offers drinks and hospitality unmatched for a Tuesday night in Midland, Texas.
7:30 AM
Breakfast & Networking in the Exhibit Hall
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8:30 AM
Welcome & Opening Remarks
Moderator(s):
Paul Hart, Midstream Editor-at-Large, Oil and Gas Investor
8:35 AM
Opening Keynote: The Texas Piece In The Energy Puzzle
Texas’ importance to the worldwide oil & gas business continues to grow, creating a challenge for the midstream.
Moderator(s):
Paul Hart, Midstream Editor-at-Large, Oil and Gas Investor
Speaker(s):
Bill Ordemann, Executive Vice President , Enterprise Products Partners LP
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9:00 AM
Spotlight: Connecting The Prize
Apache Corp. had the good fortune to discover the Delaware Basin’s world-class Alpine High Field—one of the biggest new Texas plays to come along in years. Now it has taken on the herculean task of developing a greenfield midstream system to move the play’s abundant wet-gas production to market.
Moderator(s):
Chris Sheehan, CFA, Senior Financial Analyst, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Robert W. Bourne , Vice President, Business Development - Midstream & Marketing, Apache Corp.
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9:20 AM
Panel: Where Is It All Going?
New pipe links the Permian Basin’s swelling output to multiple customers—big refineries, petrochemical plants, gas liquefaction operations and conventional gas customers. These midstream executives share their insights on how the sector is working to link abundant supply with growing demand.
Moderator(s):
Joe Markman, Senior Editor, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Ken Snyder , Chief Commercial Officer , Frontier Energy Services, LLC
Marcus Mendoza, Director-Business Development, Catalyst Midstream Partners
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10:00 AM
Networking Break
10:40 AM
Spotlight: Terminal Turnaround
Texas’ sprawling marine terminals must invest in new assets—and new ways of thinking—as the U.S. becomes a significant exporter of crude oil and petroleum products.
Moderator(s):
Paul Hart, Midstream Editor-at-Large, Oil and Gas Investor
Speaker(s):
Blake Trahan, Vice President, Houston Fuel Oil Terminal Co. SemGroup 
11:00 AM
Finance Roundtable: Wheeling & Dealing
Will 2018 be the year A&D activity takes off in the sector? These financial specialists take a look at the prospects for midstream consolidation.
Moderator(s):
Chris Sheehan, CFA, Senior Financial Analyst, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
J. Zachary Kayem, Vice President, EnCap Flatrock Midstream
Jim Benson, Founding Partner, Energy Spectrum Partners
Ethan Bellamy, Managing Director, Robert W. Baird & Co. 
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11:40 AM
Spotlight: Where Are The Exports Going?
The U.S. has turned from a major oil and gas importer to an exporter in less than a decade. Where is it going and will volumes continue to grow?
Moderator(s):
Joe Markman, Senior Editor, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Greg Haas, Director, Integrated Oil & Gas, Stratas Advisors
Noon
Networking Luncheon
1:15 PM
Water Roundtable: Midstream’s Rising Tide
Water management is a major growth area for the midstream. These panelists discuss where the opportunities are and how midstream firms can best serve producers’ needs. 
Moderator(s):
Paul Hart, Midstream Editor-at-Large, Oil and Gas Investor
Speaker(s):
John Durand, President & Chief Operating Officer, WaterBridge Resources LLC
David Finan , Partner , EIV Capital
Porter Bennett, Co-Founder & CEO, B3
1:55 PM
Technology Spotlight: Saving Dollars Makes Sense
New refinements in gas processing technology allow midstream operators to better serve both producers and end-use customers.
Moderator(s):
Paul Hart, Midstream Editor-at-Large, Oil and Gas Investor
Speaker(s):
Carlos Conerly, President, Natural Gas & Refining Division, Linde Engineering North America 
2:20 PM
Legal Roundtable: Is Texas Still Energy Friendly?
The midstream buildout continues amidst multiple legal and regulatory challenges—eminent domain, environmental oversight, the social license, M&A, cybersecurity risks and more. This panel reviews the biggest issues executives face now.
Moderator(s):
Joe Markman, Senior Editor, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Ben Rhem, Partner , Jackson Walker LLP 
Jason J. Fleischer, Senior Associate, Energy, Regulation & Litigation and Energy & Infrastructure Groups, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Joseph R. Dancy , Executive Director, Oil & Gas, Natural Resources, and Energy Center , The University of Oklahoma College of Law
3:00 PM
Networking Break
3:30 PM
Management Spotlight: Transforming Your Business In a Dynamic Market
Innovation and change management, adopting big ideas and small, allow this midstream operator to provide more profitable, best-in-basin services.
Moderator(s):
Chris Sheehan, CFA, Senior Financial Analyst, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Cynthia Jaggi , Senior Vice President, Strategic Process Transformation , EnLink Midstream LLC
3:50 PM
Panel: Mexico Plays Catch-Up
Mexico’s internal midstream is trying to catch up with all of the new capacity entering service from the U.S. When will it happen, and what does it mean for the Texas energy industry.
Moderator(s):
Joe Markman, Senior Editor, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Allan Roach, Senior Vice President, Global Strategy, Watco Companies LLC
Brandon Seale , President, Howard Energy Mexico
Michael Moss, Vice President, Business Development , Rangeland Energy III, LLC
4:40 PM
Closing Keynote: Working Together
This midstream thought leader reviews what the sector needs to do work together successfully to assure the buildout continues.
Moderator(s):
Paul Hart, Midstream Editor-at-Large, Oil and Gas Investor
Speaker(s):
Laura D. Speake, Ph. D , Regional Chief Economist, Energy & Transportation , Caterpillar Inc.
5:00 PM
Conference Adjourns & Exhibit Hall Closes