Jan. 21, 2009


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Join the Business Development Study Group at the Four Seasons Hotel as we discover how the business development captains of three respected Super-Independents plan to sail their companies through the coming year. The popular format of a Business & Social Networking 1/2 hour, with complimentary Hors’ D’ Oeuvres and a cash bar, followed by an hour-long program, will begin at 6:00 pm in the Mezzanine.
 
Sailing out of the Storm – Opportunities and Hazards in 2009
 
In 2008, E&P industry ships were caught in storms far more powerful than Gustav and Ike.  Tossed about by huge price waves that crested at historic highs… they then fell into troughs not seen since 2005.  Howling capital markets ripped into sails and stock prices alike – as investors sought the security of a safe harbor rather than further adventure on the E&P high seas.  How do these three captains plan to sail their ships through 2009?  Are the skies clearing – with opportunities for the well-provisioned to take advantage?  What strategies can companies employ for this forecast?  Or…. are we merely sailing through the “eye” – and will the survivors be those who can endure the longest?  When will we know the difference?
 
We welcome you to join us for this informative discussion, as well as the fellowship and networking of the popular Social (1/2) Hour at 6:00 pm.

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Featured Speakers

Speaker: Paul Sander, VP Mid-Continent Business Unit, EnCana Oil & Gas (USA), Inc., Vaughn Vennerberg, Presid
Speaker Paul Sander, VP Mid-Continent Business Unit, EnCana Oil & Gas (USA), Inc., Vaughn Vennerberg, Presid
   Vaughn O. Vennerberg II, President and formerly Senior Executive Vice President and Chief of Staff of XTO Energy Inc.  Mr. Vennerberg is a native of Midwest City, Oklahoma and received his BS degree from Oklahoma State University. Prior to joining XTO in 1987, Mr. Vennerberg was employed by Cotton Petroleum ...

  


Vaughn O. Vennerberg II, President and formerly Senior Executive Vice President and Chief of Staff of XTO Energy Inc.  Mr. Vennerberg is a native of Midwest City, Oklahoma and received his BS degree from Oklahoma State University. Prior to joining XTO in 1987, Mr. Vennerberg was employed by Cotton Petroleum Corporation and Texaco Inc. of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Currently he is a director of XTO Energy as well as serving on the boards of the Alaska Oil and Gas Association, Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association, Oklahoma Energy Resources Board and NAPE. His primary duties with XTO include oversight in contract negotiations, regulatory relations, acquisition and divestment strategy, land, gas marketing, property management and human resources. He has been in the oil and gas industry for 29 years.
 

 

Paul Sander is the Vice-President of the Mid-Continent Business Unit of EnCana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc., a subsidiary of EnCana Corporation. He has an engineering background with over fourteen years of leadership experience in a variety of roles. A Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, native, Mr. Sander hails from an engineering family and completed his  Chemical Engineering degree from the University of Saskatchewan in 1986. An EnCana employee since 2003, Mr. Sander uses his diverse engineering background to add value to the Division’s projects and ensure that safety remains paramount in all situations.


His career started with Amoco and BP where he worked for seventeen years prior to joining EnCana. His first job with Amoco was a Roustabout position in Fox Creek. Soon after, he was assigned to a production engineering position, where he worked with conventional oil and gas reservoirs. He subsequently progressed to a reservoir engineering role. His career then took an operational route. Mr. Sander held several leadership assignments managing field operations and production engineering activities.


The last part of his career has focused on tight gas exploration/exploitation in Texas, SE Alberta, and the Rockies. As Mid-Continent Vice-President since 2006, Mr. Sander’s goal for the business unit is to improve capital efficiency and discipline while growing resource plays in East Texas and the Fort Worth Basin.
 

 

Sam Langford is currently the Manager of Planning, Acquisitions and Commercial Development for Newfield Exploration Mid-Continent (NFXMC) in Tulsa, Oklahoma.   His areas of responsibility for NFXMC include A&D efforts, business development, oil and gas marketing, strategic planning and HS&E.  Prior to joining Newfield in 2004, he  has held a number of management and professional positions with various companies including Cockrell Oil Corporation, British Gas Exploration America, Exxon Company USA, Tenneco Oil and Tenneco, Inc.



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Organizer

James Webb


Date and Time

Wed, Jan. 21, 2009

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

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If you do not have a full-time job in the oil and gas industry, are a full-time student or Member in Transition (MiT) member, and you do not see a discounted registration fee for students/MiT regarding this event, please contact the GCS manager at spe-gcs@spe.org.


Location

FOUR SEASONS HOTEL BALLROOM, 3rd Floor - Hors D'Oeuvres Provided, Cash Bar

1300 Lamar St., Between Caroline & Austin
Houston, Texas 77010
USA