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5:00 PM
Opening Reception - Let Summer Begin!
Put on your favorite Hawaiian shirt or dress and join us for our summer-themed Opening Reception! Get a jump start on your MIDSTREAM Texas experience and pick up your badge early. Then network and nosh with fellow attendees in the exhibit hall at the Midland County Horseshoe Pavilion. 
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Late Night Networking Mixer
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel - Midland Plaza | 117 W Wall St, Midland, TX 79701
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7:30 AM
Breakfast & Networking in the Exhibit Hall
8:30 AM
Welcome & Opening Remarks
Speaker(s):
Paul Hart, Midstream Editor-at-Large, Oil and Gas Investor
8:35 AM
Opening Keynote: The Permian Problem
Permian Basin oil and gas output has surged beyond the industry’s most optimistic projections. This leading midstream executive reviews what the midstream is doing to handle that swelling tide. Once the big new pipes start flowing, will all be well?
Moderator(s):
Paul Hart, Midstream Editor-at-Large, Oil and Gas Investor
Speaker(s):
Robert G. Phillips, Chairman, President & CEO, Crestwood Equity Partners LP
9:00 AM
Panel: The Rest O’ Texas
The Permian gets lots of attention nowadays—and rightly so—but other plays, such as the Eagle Ford and Haynesville, are deep into development. Where are upstream producers spending money, how much production is coming on stream, and how will midstreamers move it to markets?
Moderator(s):
Joe Markman, Senior Editor, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Dave Marchese, CEO, Caliche Development Partners
Phil Anderson, Senior Vice President - Corporate Development, Enbridge Inc.
9:45 AM
Spotlight: Regulatory Update
What’s happening in Washington and Austin? The Texas Legislature has wrapped up its session and the Texas Railroad Commission continues to confront industry challenges. All this, while decisions in Washington have an impact in the Permian and beyond. Here’s a detailed look at evolving policies and possible controversies.
Moderator(s):
Emily Patsy, Associate Editor, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Charlotte Sawyer, Manager of Government Affairs, GPA Midstream Association
10:10 AM
Networking Break
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10:50 AM
Spotlight: You Can’t Tell the Pipes Without a Program
Multiple midstream operators have proposed new oil and gas pipelines linking the burgeoning Permian to the Gulf Coast and other markets. Which ones will actually get built, and when?
Moderator(s):
Emily Patsy, Associate Editor, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Scott Potter, Managing Director, Business Development, RBN Energy
11:15 AM
Finance Roundtable: Cornering Capital
What can the sector do to appeal to investors put off by a sluggish energy market? These specialists discuss where they see opportunities and problems ahead, including new capital coming into the midstream, M&A and restructuring trends.
Moderator(s):
Steve Toon, Editor-in-Chief, Oil and Gas Investor
Speaker(s):
Robert Coble, Portfolio Manager, Senior Research Analyst, OppenheimerFunds
Becca Followill, Senior Managing Director, U.S. Capital Advisors
Jeff Fulmer, Executive Vice President, CorEnergy Infrastructure
11:50 AM
Spotlight: Energy’s Big Picture—What’s Happening & Why?
As always, the oil and gas business continues to evolve. Where are the new markets? What products are most in demand? What is forecast for prices, and how are tariff and trade issues affecting the sector? What can midstream executives do to respond to change?
Moderator(s):
Joe Markman, Senior Editor, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Greg Haas, Director, Integrated Oil & Gas, Stratas Advisors
12:15 PM
Networking Luncheon
1:15 PM
Afternoon Keynote: From the Wellhead to the Water
The export boom requires substantial investment in new terminaling infrastructure. Moda Midstream's CEO and founder describes the potential of the firm’s Moda Ingleside Energy Center at the mouth of the Corpus Christi Bay, one of the few terminals on the US. Gulf Coast capable of handling big VLCC tankers.
Moderator(s):
Paul Hart, Midstream Editor-at-Large, Oil and Gas Investor
Speaker(s):
Bo McCall, Founding Partner & CEO, Moda Midstream
1:40 PM
Panel: Driving the Delaware
If the Permian’s Midland Basin is hot, the Delaware must be sizzling. Here are up-close perspectives on the Far West Texas play. How are midstream operators grappling with the abundance of gas in this part of the basin?
Moderator(s):
Emily Patsy, Associate Editor, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Michael J. Latchem, President & CEO, Lucid Energy Group
Jamie Welch, CEO, EagleClaw Midstream Ventures LLC
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2:20 PM
Technology Spotlight: Getting Out Front
The Internet of Things (IoT) and related technologies are making midstream operations more efficient, less costly and safer. Here’s a look at what can be done and the challenges operators are facing.
Moderator(s):
Joe Markman, Senior Editor, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Mike Walden, Technology Director, New Frontier Technologies
2:40 PM
Spotlight: Water, Water Anywhere?
Water is a particular problem for Texas producers in the Permian and Eagle Ford plays. This midstream water specialist looks at what needs to be done to meet producers’ needs for fracking and disposal of both flow-back and produced water.
Moderator(s):
Steve Toon, Editor-in-Chief, Oil and Gas Investor
Speaker(s):
Wes Long, Technical Projects Director, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC
Ben Ahiabor, Vice President of Engineering & Operations, EVX Midstream
3:05 PM
Networking Break
3:45 PM
Roundtable: Permian Beyond Pipes
The midstream is far more than just pipelines and the sector is responding to the Permian’s transportation challenges in creative ways. Here’s a look at what’s happening with terminals, rail, trucking and more.
Moderator(s):
Paul Hart, Midstream Editor-at-Large, Oil and Gas Investor
Speaker(s):
C.R. "Bubba" Saulsbury Jr., Executive Vice President - Corporate Strategy, Saulsbury Industries
James Bunsey, Director of Operations, Superior Energy Systems
Gary Conway, President & CEO, Vaquero Midstream
4:20 PM
Closing Keynote: A Midstream Perspective          
The executive leading one of the sector’s largest trade associations provides a personal view of what lies ahead for oil and gas in general and the midstream in particular. Are midstream companies prepared for a greener economy? What is the outlook for future midstream oil and gas Infrastructure development?
Moderator(s):
Paul Hart, Midstream Editor-at-Large, Oil and Gas Investor
Speaker(s):
Tony Straquadine Jr., Executive Director, The INGAA Foundation Inc.
4:45 PM
Closing Announcements/Conference Adjourns & Exhibit Hall Closes