Bus. Dev: University Lands: Past, Present and Future Opportunities

Speaker: Mark Houser
Speaker Mark Houser
CEO – University Lands, The University of Texas System Mark Houser began serving as the Chief Executive Operator of University Lands in March 2015. University Lands represents one of the largest acreage positions held by an entity in the state of Texas. Revenues from the oil and gas leases on these ...

CEO – University Lands, The University of Texas System


Mark Houser began serving as the Chief Executive Operator of University Lands in March 2015. University Lands represents one of the largest acreage positions held by an entity in the state of Texas. Revenues from the oil and gas leases on these lands provides funding for the University of Texas and Texas A&M University


Prior to working at University Lands, Mark was the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of EnerVest, Ltd., an acquisition focused upstream oil and gas company that operates in 16 states. He was also the President and Chief Executive Officer of EV Energy Partners (EVEP), an upstream master limited partnership of which EnerVest is the general partner. Mark was with EnerVest for nearly 16 years and still serves on the Board of Directors of EVEP.


 


Mark holds a petroleum engineering degree from Texas A&M University and a master’s of business administration from Southern Methodist University. He serves on several boards including Chapelwood United Methodist Church, the Houston Methodist Hospital System, the Houston Methodist Research Institute and the Texas A&M Department of Petroleum Engineering Advisory Board.


 


Mark, a native of Dallas, and his wife Lou have four daughters. They enjoy hunting and fishing at their ranch.

Full Description

Sponsor:Wells Fargo

With roots dating back to 1838, University Lands is charged with the management of the Permanent University Fund (PUF) lands, the 2.1 million acres in West Texas owned by the University of Texas System. Revenues generated from the myriad of surface and subsurface activities on the PUF lands benefit both the University of Texas and Texas A&M Systems.

 

Oil was first discovered on the PUF lands in 1923, and royalties from oil and gas production have been a primary revenue driver at University Lands since. The shale revolution and increase in horizontal drilling of the 2000s further increased the contributions of oil and gas development, enabling University Lands revenues to top $1.1 billion in FY2014.

 

On February 24th, Mark Houser, CEO of University Lands, will share the story of the PUF lands and outline his charge as its new CEO.  Mark will discuss what and he and his team are doing to develop more efficient ways to maximize the value of this unique acreage holding in the resource-rich, multi-zoned Permian Basin.

 

Please join us for this informative discussion. The popular format of a Business & Social Networking hour followed by an hour long program including a Q&A session, will begin at 5:00 pm in the Mezzanine.

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When?

Wed, Feb. 24, 2016
5 p.m. - 7 p.m. US/Central

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Where?

Four Seasons
1300 Lamar St
Houston, TX 77010
United States

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