Speakers

  • EVX Midstream

    Ben Ahiabor

    EVX Midstream
    Vice President of Engineering & Operations

    Bio coming soon!

  • Clay Bretches

    Clay Bretches

    Altus Midstream
    CEO & President

    CLAY BRETCHES was appointed CEO of Altus Midstream Company and senior vice president – U.S. Midstream Operations of Apache Corporation in January 2019. Previously, Bretches served as the president and CEO of Sendero Midstream since 2014 and in various leadership roles at Anadarko for 14 years prior to that. At Anadarko, Bretches served as vice president, E&P Services and Minerals from 2010 to 2014, providing commercial, technical and logistical support to the company’s global operations. From 2005 to 2010, he held the position of vice president, Marketing and Minerals, leading Anadarko’s worldwide marketing team for crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids and was instrumental in the formation of Western Gas Partners, a midstream MLP. Earlier in his career, Bretches led the crude oil marketing and midstream operations for Vastar Resources and worked as an engineer for ARCO on various drilling, completion, and reservoir engineering projects in West Texas and the midcontinent.

    Bretches received a Bachelor of Science in petroleum engineering from Texas A&M University and an MBA from The University of Texas at Austin. He was commissioned as an officer into the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from Texas A&M University and served in various leadership positions in the U.S. Army Reserve. Bretches serves on the advisory council of the Electric Power Research Institute and is the past board of directors president of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation – Gulf Coast Chapter.

  • Jim Bunsey

    James Bunsey

    Superior Energy Systems
    Director of Operations

    Jim Bunsey has spent his 25-year career in mechanical building and design.  As Director of Operations for Superior Energy Systems, Jim oversees all product design, development and in-field installations. He has been with SES for 13 years and has directed thousands of autogas and midstream installations. Bunsey holds licenses as a mechanical and plumbing contractor and in liquid propane gas, fire protection and refrigeration. He is an ASME Section IX certified pipe welder and maintains OSHA general industry and construction certification.  He currently serves on the Propane Education and Research Council (PERC) Research and Technology Advisory Council and the National Propane Gas Association (NPGA) Technical Safety and Standards Committee.

  • Robert Coble

    Robert Coble

    OppenheimerFunds
    Portfolio Manager, Senior Research Analyst

    Bob Coble serves as portfolio manager for the SteelPath MLP & Energy Infrastructure strategy and as a senior research analyst on the SteelPath investment team for the MLP Funds. Prior to joining the firm, Bob was a Senior Vice President in the Energy Investment Banking Group at Raymond James where he was employed as an investment banker for seven years helping to structure midstream, upstream and energy service MLP securities.

  • Gary Conway

    Gary Conway

    Vaquero Midstream
    President & CEO

    Gary Conway is the President and CEO of Vaquero Midstream LLC, a company he co-founded in 2014 to develop and install quality midstream infrastructure while building willing partnerships between Vaquero and producers. Vaquero is currently focused on a grassroots 200 MMCFD Cryogenic Processing Project and over 100 miles of 24 inch and 30-inch gathering pipeline in the southern Delaware Basin. The project will offer multiple takeaway points for producers, including access to the Mexican markets.

    Gary has more than 22 years of experience in the oil and natural gas industry and a track record of success. He recently served as Vice President of Engineering and Operations at TEAK Midstream LLC, helping steer the company from the initial acquisition stage to full execution of the Eagle Ford assets and eventual $1 billion sale in early 2013. His role included all aspects of the engineering and operations of over 300 miles of high and low-pressure gathering systems, a grassroots 250-mile high-pressure gathering pipeline and a 200 MMSCFD processing facility with an additional 400 MMSCFD planned on the complex. Gary was the technical, operational and asset business manager representative at the company board and investment levels.

    Prior to his time at TEAK, Gary served as Vice President of Treating and Construction for Petrohawk/Hawk Field Services, completing the midstream assets in the Fayetteville Shale, establishing a major footprint of midstream assets in the Haynesville Shale and the initial assets for the Eagle Ford Shale.

    Prior to Petrohawk/Hawk Field Services, Gary was instrumental in guiding Energy Transfer into the Barnett Shale, leading the construction and operations of Godley Cryogenic Complex. This provided the company a 500 MMSCFD processing platform for growth, making Energy Transfer the largest processors in the shale play.

    Additionally, Gary was Manager of Engineering at Crosstex Energy Services in the Treating Division. Prior to joining Crosstex, he was employed by various consulting firms as a chemical engineer working for natural gas and petrochemical companies in the United States and abroad.

    Gary graduated in 1992 from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering. He lives in Magnolia, Texas, with his wife, Debbie, college-age daughters and family horse.

  • Becca Followill

    Becca Followill

    U.S. Capital Advisors
    Senior Managing Director

    Mrs. Followill is Head of Research and a Senior Managing Director covering Midstream Infrastructure at U.S. Capital Advisors.  She is also a member of USCA’s Operating Committee.  In addition to her 20 years in equity research, her diversified energy background includes experience in reservoir engineering, power plant development and natural gas pipeline planning and operations.

    Prior to joining U.S. Capital Advisors, she was a Managing Director and Head of Midstream Research for Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co, covering pipelines, integrated natural gas companies and midstream providers.  Before that, she was with Howard Weil, covering the Gas and power sectors and with Merrill Lynch, covering natural gas utilities.  She also spent 11 years for various Tenneco divisions, including Tenneco Inc., Tennessee Gas Pipeline and Tenneco Oil Company.

    Thomson Reuters named Mrs. Followill as the number two stock picker for Oil, Gas and Consumable Fuels for 2016 and ranked her #2 in Top Stock Pickers for Oil & Gas in 2017.

    Mrs. Followill has a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Houston.  In addition, she is a registered Petroleum Engineer in the State of Texas.  She resides in Houston with her husband and their two daughters.

  • Jeff Fulmer

    Jeff Fulmer

    CorEnergy Infrastructure
    Executive Vice President

    Mr. Fulmer is an Executive Vice President of CORR focused on Business Development, and a Managing Director of the REIT's external manager, Corridor InfrasTrust. He has more than 30 years of energy industry experience. Prior to joining CorEnergy in 2013, he spent six years as a Senior Advisor with Tortoise Capital Advisors, where he provided industry insight and led the company’s retail marketing efforts. As a petroleum engineer and professional geologist with a background in leadership, Mr. Fulmer’s experience includes working for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) in the post-9/11 threat environment, heading a group of infrastructure analysts engaged globally in critical infrastructure analysis. Prior to the DoD, Mr. Fulmer served as President of Redland Energy, Senior Vice President of Statoil Energy and held key engineering and geological positions with ARCO Oil and Gas and Tenneco Oil Exploration and Production. Mr. Fulmer earned a Bachelor of Science in geological engineering from the Colorado School of Mines and a Master of Petroleum Engineering degree from the University of Southern California.  

  • Greg_Haas

    Greg Haas

    Stratas Advisors
    Director, Integrated Oil & Gas

    Greg Haas serves as Director of Integrated Energy for Stratas Advisors. Haas leverages 20 years of integrated global energy experience garnered in operating and fundamental research roles at Exxon, at EPRI (the Electric Power Research Institute) and pipeline and power consultancies, and at institutional sell-side investment brokerage firms including Raymond James Financial. Haas holds an MBA from Rice University and mechanical Engineering Masters and Bachelors of Science degrees from the University of Illinois.

  • ROC

    Louis Krannich

    Remote Operations Center LLC
    CEO

    Bio coming soon!

  • Michael J. Latchem

    Michael J. Latchem

    Lucid Energy Group
    President & CEO

    Mike brings more than 20 years of energy industry experience to Lucid with strengths in team leadership, project origination, commercial development, engineering and operations in growth-oriented environments. His accomplishments in natural gas gathering, transmission and processing assets have been focused in the core development areas of Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana. Prior to the formation of Lucid Energy Group, he held positions of President and Vice President for TPF Gas Services and Vice President at Crosstex Energy. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from Texas A&M University, College Station.

  • Wes Long

    Wes Long

    Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC
    Technical Projects Director

    Wes Long is the Technical Projects Director of Performance Pipe, a Division of Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP, located in Dallas, Texas. Wes has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Florida State University.  With over 30 years of experience in polyethylene (PE) pipe sales, marketing, manufacturing, and technical support, Wes is an expert in applications for plastic piping systems and global resin supplies. 

    He currently leads company efforts to specify and promote the latest PE4710 PE-RT piping systems for hot multiphase flowlines and for hot produced water transport to Saltwater Disposal (SWD) Facilities.  Our piping systems are eliminating thousands of freshwater, produced water and flowback water trucks from congested highways.  This improves safety on deteriorating roads, reduces traffic delays, and helps prevent the continued deterioration of road infrastructure from all the heavy truck traffic.  Wes has held many positions throughout his career with Chevron Phillips Chemical Company including Engineering, Manufacturing, and Sales Management. 

    Wes has been involved in the specification of PE pipe for over 25 years.  Wes is currently Chair of the Plastics Pipe Institute (PPI) Energy Piping Systems Division and is PPI Chair of the Government Affairs Committee.  He is also a member of the American Water Works Association, the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the American Gas Association, the American Petroleum Institute’s Technical Subcommittees, and ASTM International.

  • Dave Marchese

    Dave Marchese

    Caliche Development Partners
    CEO

    Dave Marchese has nearly 20 years of operational and financial experience in the successful development and construction of energy assets, including underground hydrocarbon storage, utility-scale power plants, and petrochemical facilities. Prior to founding Caliche, Dave was a Director at Haddington Ventures where he assisted with deal sourcing, transactional work, and portfolio company management. He participated in the 2007 debt and equity financing of Bobcat Gas Storage, as well as the management and 2010 sale of that company; the management and ultimate sale of Norton Energy Storage in 2009, and served on the Board of Managers of Fairway Development (oil storage), Apex Compressed Air Energy Storage, and Endicott Biofuels. Dave was formerly a Managing Partner at Eschelon Energy Partners, a Houston-based private equity fund targeting investments across the energy value chain. Prior to co-founding Eschelon, he was with Reliant Energy’s $125 million private equity arm. At Reliant Dave lead-managed the divestiture of two subsidiaries and was a manager in Reliant Energy’s Market Based Structuring Group. Before business school, he gained operational experience in the engineering and construction of petrochemical facilities as a Chief Field Engineer with Jacobs Engineering. Mr. Marchese graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and Environmental) degree from Vanderbilt University where he later received his M.B.A. with a dual concentration in finance and operations. He has participated as a judge at Rice University’s Business Plan Competition since 2002 and is a co-founder of the off-road cycling group, Houston Gravel Grinders. 

  • Bo McCall

    Bo McCall

    Moda Midstream
    Founding Partner & CEO

    Bo has been in the midstream business for more than 28 years. He was named CEO of Moda Midstream in 2018, after serving for approximately three years as the company's Executive Vice President, Commercial and Business Development. Before co-founding Moda, he served as Senior Vice President of Commercial & Business Development for Oiltanking North America (OTNA). Bo started at OTNA in 2003 as a member of the commercial group. He was named Vice President of Marketing and Sales in 2007 and was promoted to Senior Vice President in 2013.

    Bo's many accomplishments at OTNA include negotiating and closing a 50-year, $4 billion LPG contract with Enterprise. He also developed and executed a crude oil strategy at Oiltanking Houston (OT Houston), adding 13 million barrels in tankage and led the development of a 4.2 million barrel crude project at OTNA Beaumont. He played a key role on the team that led the 2011 IPO of Oiltanking Partners L.P (NYSE: OILT).

    Prior to OTNA, Bo worked for Conoco’s liquid pipeline and transportation group and Conoco’s natural gas and gas processing group. After leaving Conoco in 1996, he worked for several smaller energy companies in a management capacity. Bo is a 1987 graduate of the University of Oklahoma, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in petroleum engineering. Bo and his wife, Amanda, have two children.

  • Robert G. Phillips

    Robert G. Phillips

    Crestwood Equity Partners LP
    Chairman, President & CEO

    Robert G. Phillips currently serves as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Crestwood Equity Partners LP (NYSE: CEQP), which he founded in October 2010.  Mr. Phillips has more than 42 years’ experience in the energy industry.  He previously served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (NYSE: EPD). Prior to Enterprise, Mr. Phillips served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of GulfTerra Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: GTM), and as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Eastex Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: ETEX).  He holds a B.B.A from the University of Texas at Austin and a Juris Doctorate from South Texas College of Law.  Mr. Phillips has previously served as a director of Pride International, Inc. (NYSE: PDE), Enterprise Products Partners L.P., Enterprise GP Holdings L.P. and Eastex Energy, Inc.  He is currently serving on the board of directors of Bonavista Energy Corporation (TSX: BNP). Active in community organizations, he serves on the board of Sky High for Kids. Mr. Phillips is a frequent contributor to CNBC and FOX Business News.

  • RBN

    Scott Potter

    RBN Energy
    Managing Director, Business Development

    Bio coming soon!

  • C.R. Saulsbury

    C.R. "Bubba" Saulsbury Jr.

    Saulsbury Industries
    Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy

    C.R. “Bubba” Saulsbury Jr. serves as Executive Vice President of Corporate Strategy for Saulsbury Industries. He leads the company’s strategic efforts, including mergers and acquisitions and corporate/client relations. Bubba works with the management team to establish and expand the business, while exploring new markets and opportunities. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Saulsbury Industries. 

    Bubba was born and raised in Odessa. He attended Odessa College for a short time before joining the family business as the company’s only salesman. Prior to his current position, Bubba served Saulsbury Industries as Senior Vice President of Business Development.

    In addition to his role at Saulsbury Industries, Bubba has taken on several business ventures and investments including oil and gas, oilfield services companies, retail, restaurants and real estate developments in the Permian Basin and other markets.

     

  • Charlotte Sawyer

    Charlotte Sawyer

    GPA Midstream Association
    Manager of Government Affairs

    Bio coming soon!

  • Tony Straquadine Jr.

    Tony Straquadine Jr.

    The INGAA Foundation Inc.
    Executive Director

    Bio coming soon!

  • Mike Walden

    Mike Walden

    New Frontier Technologies
    Technology Director

    Mike Walden is the Technology Director at New Frontier Technologies (NFT).  NFT designs, implements and maintains Operational (OT) and Information Technology (IT) systems for midstream operators.  Mike has been working in the Oil & Gas industry since 1989 – specializing in automation and information management systems.  Mike holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Kansas State University.

  • Jamie Welch

    Jamie Welch

    EagleClaw Midstream Ventures LLC
    CEO

    Jamie Welch serves as CEO of EagleClaw Midstream Ventures, LLC. Mr. Welch currently serves on the Board of Directors of Cheniere Energy Partners GP, LLC, effective as of August 14, 2017. Prior to joining EagleClaw Midstream Ventures, LLC, Mr. Welch was the Group Chief Financial Officer and Head of Business Development for the Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. ("ETE") family from June 2013 to February 2016. Mr. Welch also served on the Board of Directors of ETE, Energy Transfer Partners and Sunoco Logistics from June 2013 to February 2016.

    Before joining ETE, Mr. Welch was Head of the EMEA Investment Banking Department and Head of the Global Energy Group at Credit Suisse. He was also a member of the Investment Banking Division Global Management Committee and the EMEA Operating Committee. Mr. Welch joined Credit Suisse First Boston in 1997 from Lehman Brothers Inc. in New York, where he was a Senior Vice President in the global utilities and project finance group. Prior to that he was an attorney with Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy (New York) and a barrister and solicitor with Minter Ellison in Melbourne, Australia.