May 21, 2008


Description

Join the SPE-GCS Business Development Study Group (BDSG) for an in-depth, “Season Finale” look at how three successful Small, Medium, and Large Independent E&P companies have grown through Acquisitions, Drilling, and non-core Asset Divestment. Gain insights into how their strategies have evolved in the ever-changing economic and competitive scene, and as a result of emerging new resource and technology plays.
 
The popular format of a Business & Social Networking hour, with complimentary Hors’ D’ Oeuvres and a cash bar, followed by an hour-long program, will begin at 5:30 pm in the Mezzanine. Your BDSG colleagues will be looking forward to seeing you at this “2007 – 08 Grand Finale” affair!
 
Key points of interest will include M&A&D vs. E & D trends for the companies, company growth or evolution before and after the price and cost increases in recent years, and into the future. Where has the company followed the mainstream, and where have they been innovative or contrarian, and why? How have the challenges of higher costs, competition for deals and services, manpower constraints, etc affected strategy? Have new technologies and plays been instrumental in achieving success? How has the company financial and business structure changed in this new era?   

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SCHOLARSHIP SPONSOR
- Tristone Capital  

For information:   www.tristonecapital.com

Thank you for your GREAT SUPPORT!

Interested in sponsoring a 2008-2009 Meeting? Call Matt Lake, 713-759-2572, Merrill Lynch


Featured Speakers

Speaker: Richard L. Smith, VP Exploration & Business Development, Stone Energy Corporation
Speaker Richard L. Smith, VP Exploration & Business Development, Stone Energy Corporation
Thomas Hart, Senior Vice President, Business Development & Law, El Paso Corp Gary S. Grinsfelder, Vice President of Exploration, TXCO Resources Inc.   Rich Smith just recently joined Stone Energy in Lafayette, Louisiana as Vice President of Exploration and Business Development after serving as General Manager of Deepwater Exploration for …

Thomas Hart, Senior Vice President, Business Development & Law, El Paso Corp
Gary S. Grinsfelder, Vice President of Exploration, TXCO Resources Inc.

 

Rich Smith just recently joined Stone Energy in Lafayette, Louisiana as Vice President of Exploration and Business Development after serving as General Manager of Deepwater Exploration for Dominion E&P in New Orleans. Rich was with Dominion and its predecessor, CNG, for ten years. Before joining CNG/Dominion, Rich worked for Exxon for 13 years in many capacities and in several areas, including onshore and offshore Gulf of Mexico, Deepwater Brazil, the Sub-Andean play of Bolivia, and offshore Venezuela. 


Rich has a Bachelors Degree in Oceanography and a Masters Degree in Geology, both from Texas A&M University. He is originally from Houston, Texas.   


Thomas Hart, Senior VP Business Development & Law, El Paso Corp


Thomas M. Hart III






is Sr. Vice President  - Business Development and Law of El Paso Exploration and Production Company.  Mr. Hart manages the company’s Business Development team and is responsible for the evaluation and execution of major upstream business development and merger & acquisition efforts. He also serves as General Counsel of El Paso’s E&P and other non-regulated subsidiaries. Mr. Hart has served in various corporate & business development roles with El Paso Corporation since January 2001.






Mr. Hart was previously a member of the Corporate Securities Group of Andrews & Kurth L.L.P., where he focused on mergers and acquisitions, private and underwritten public securities offerings, and partnerships and alliances.  His clients included private and public companies in a variety of industries, investment banking firms, and private investment firms.

Hart earned his Bachelor of Arts at Trinity University, his Doctor of Laws at University of Texas School of Law, and his Master of Business Administration at Universityof Texas Graduate School of Business.  He is a member of the State Bar of Texas. 

  

Gary S. Grinsfelder, Vice President of Exploration, TXCO Resources Inc.

Gary S. Grinsfelder was named TXCO’s Vice President of Exploration in May 2007 and is responsible for the company’s exploration and development activities. He was Executive Vice President of Exploration and Business Development for Output Exploration LLC prior to its acquisition by TXCO in April 2007. A geologist with more than 30 years of oil and gas industry experience, he was Vice President of Exploration for Triad Energy before joining Output in 1994. Earlier, he was with Union Oil Company of California, American Petrofina and Spartan Petroleum Corporation. Mr. Grinsfelder holds a B.S. in Geology from Southern Methodist University, and pursued graduate studies at the University of Puerto Rico, and University of Houston.


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Organizer

James (Tony) Webb


Date and Time

Wed, May 21, 2008

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

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Location

Four Seasons Hotel - Ballroom, 3rd Floor

1300 Lamar
Houston, TX 77010
USA