RESERVOIR: Insight to the Industry’s SEC Reporting and Disclosure Under the New SEC Regulations

Speaker: John Hodgin
Speaker John Hodgin
President Ryder-Scott Petroleum Engineers John Hodgin joined Ryder Scott as a geologist in 1977.  He was elected President in 2005 and previously served as Executive Vice President and the Managing Senior Vice President of the Geoscience Group at Ryder Scott.  Prior to joining Ryder Scott, John was employed by Gulf ...

President
Ryder-Scott Petroleum Engineers



John Hodgin joined Ryder Scott as a geologist in 1977.  He was elected President in 2005 and previously served as Executive Vice President and the Managing Senior Vice President of the Geoscience Group at Ryder Scott.  Prior to joining Ryder Scott, John was employed by Gulf Oil Corporation where he was a development geologist in the New Orleans Division.


 


Mr. Hodgin earned a BS degree in Geology from Texas A&M University and is a licensed Professional Geologist and a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Texas.  He is also a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) and the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE).


 


John has authored or co-authored a number of SPE, AAPG and Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) papers and has been published in Accounts, a publication of the Council of Petroleum Accounting Societies (COPAS), the Landman, a publication of the American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL), and in the E-Section Report, a publication of the Oil, Gas & Energy Resources Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, on reserves related topics.  Since 2004, he has been a co-instructor of the SPE approved short course “Petroleum Reserves”, which emphasizes the integration of the best practices with both the SPE/WPC/AAPG/SPEE and United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) reserves definitions and guidelines.


Full Description
The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) requires companies whose securities are publicly traded in the U.S. to disclose meaningful financial information such that all investors will have access to certain basic facts about an investment prior to buying it, and so long as they hold it.  If your company is engaged in the exploration and production of hydrocarbons, information relating to your activites, revenues and reserves are pertinent to an investor.  This pertinent information is conveyed in filings made with the SEC and available to the public.
 
The SEC reviews the information contained in public filings to monitor the compliance with the applicable disclosure and accounting requirements.  For those filings that appear to conflict with the SEC regulations or the applicable accounting standards or the disclosures appear to be materially deficient in explanation or clarity, the SEC issues the filer a comment letter.
 
For publicly traded oil and gas companies, the SEC regulations governing the estimation and reporting of oil and gas reserves information disclosed in a public filing have changed.  On January 14, 2009, the SEC issued the Modernizaiton of Oil and Gas Reporting; Final Rule (“Modernization”) in Vol. 74, No. 9 of the Federal Register.  The regulations contained in the Modernization became effective for all filings made with the SEC as of December 31, 2009, or after January 1, 2010.
 
This presentation examines the comments from the SEC relating to public filings made under the industry’s first reporting cycle ending December 31, 2009.
Organizer Charles Wagner

When?

Thu, Nov. 17, 2011
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. US/Central

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Courtyard on St James
1885 Saint James Pl
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