EP Energy: Fueling Growth with Enduring Partnerships

Speaker Gustavo A. Zapata, Director of Business Development at EP Energy
Gustavo is the Director of Business Development for EP Energy Corporation where he is responsible for leading the company’s execution of oil and gas merger, acquisition and divestiture opportunities.  EP Energy is an independent exploration and production company with more than 450,000 net acres in three core areas:  the Eagle ...

Gustavo is the Director of Business Development for EP Energy Corporation where he is responsible for leading the company’s execution of oil and gas merger, acquisition and divestiture opportunities.  EP Energy is an independent exploration and production company with more than 450,000 net acres in three core areas:  the Eagle Ford Shale, the Permian Basin and the Altamont Field in the Uinta Basin. 


Over the past six years, EP Energy has executed over $3 billion in acquisition and divestiture transactions in addition to several recent drilling joint ventures, the most recent of which was a 60 well joint venture with Tesoro Corporation in the Uinta Basin.


Prior to joining EP Energy in 2008, Gustavo was a Vice President in the Global Natural Resources group for Deutsche Bank where he focused on mergers and acquisitions and capital markets in the upstream, refining and oilfield services sectors.  Gustavo has a Bachelor of Science in International Economics from Georgetown University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin’s McCombs School of Business.


 

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Please join the SPE GCS Business Development group for a presentation by Gustavo Zapata, EP Energy’s Director of Business Development.

EP Energy has a passion for finding and producing the oil and natural gas that enriches people's lives. 

EP Energy has a proven strategy based on repeatable investment programs, low cost structures, significant reserves, and enduring partnerships.  Enduring partnerships recently took center stage as EP Energy and Tesoro Corporation formed a drilling joint venture to fund the development of EP Energy’s Altamont program located in the Uinta Basin.  In this agreement, Tesoro will purchase all of the oil produced through the joint venture and provide a capital carry for a 60 well program. This will allow EP Energy to laser focus on well- level returns and maximize capital efficiency.

With large, contiguous positions in the Eagle Ford, Wolfcamp, and Altamont, why did EP Energy decide to focus on the Uinta basin at this time?

What are the unique aspects of the Uinta basin that formed the basis of this transaction?

Will this type of partnership structure be applicable to other basins?
How can EP Energy further use partnerships as a fuel for growth?
How can other operators seek out similar opportunities?

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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