May 13, 2021


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The SPE Gulf Coast Section Business Development Study Group is excited to announce its first in-person event of the 2020-2021 season and its fourth annual A&D Symposium. It will be held on May 13, 2021 at the Petroleum Club of Houston.

Registration will begin at 7:30 AM and the event will kick-off at 8:30 AM with an opening keynote from David Cecil, Partner at PJT Partners. Building on last year’s success, other 2021 speakers include executives from EnergyNet, Grenadier Energy, Kayne Anderson, Javelin Energy, Latham & Watkins, Simmons Energy, SLU Enterprise, and Vencer Energy, among others.

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The Symposium will feature:

  • 7:30-8:30 AM Registration and Networking
  • 8:30-9:15 AM Symposium Kickoff and Opening Keynote
    • David Cecil, Partner, PJT Partners
  • 9:15-10:00 AM Income Fund Panel
    • Craig Lande, Managing Director, RBC Richardson Barr
    • Drew Limbacher, COO, Vencer Energy
    • John Jacobi, President and CEO, Javelin Energy
    • Mark Teshoian, Managing Partner, Kayne Anderson
  • 10:15-11:00 AM Making Non-Op Cool Again
    • Heidi Epstein, Business Development Manager, EnergyNet
    • Aaron Davis, President and CEO, Fortuna
    • Mike Kelly, Chief Strategy Officer, Northern Oil & Gas
    • Christina Chen, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Carrier Energy
    • Heather Powell, President and CEO, Ventana Exploration and Production
  • 11:30 AM-12:45 PM Luncheon Keynote
    • Doug Reynolds, Managing Director, Simmons Energy, A Division of Piper Sandler
  • 1:00-1:45 PM Innovation Panel
    • Adam Farris, COO SLUE, SVP Corporate Development, Iskandia Energy
    • Stephane Lamoine, CEO,  Beam
    • Sean Kimiagar, Technical Advisor, ESG, Enverus
    • Jack Belcher, Principal, ESG Services, Cornerstone Energy Services
  • 2:00-2:45 PM Capital Markets Panel
    • Nick Dhesi, Partner, Latham & Watkins
    • Nick Fersen, Managing Director, EIG
    • Ryan Pickard, Director, CFA, Credit Suisse
  • 3:00-3:45 PM Permian Basin Panel
    • Jason Martinez, Partner, Tupper Lake Partners
    • Patrick Noyes, President and CEO, Grenadier Energy
    • Geoff Vernon, VP of Reservoir and A&D, Earthstone
    • Zach Fenton, COO, UpCurve
    • Danny Yick, Director, ConocoPhillips
  • 3:45-4:00 PM Closing Remarks
  • 4:00-6:30 PM Happy Hour and Networking

Speakers will continue to be added up until the event. Please visit the event page for the up to date information on our speakers and topics.

The recommended dress for the Symposium is business casual including sports coats and slacks for men and a dress, skirt, or dress slacks for women.

The Petroleum Club of Houston is not currently offering valet parking. Surface parking is available adjacent to Total Plaza, and there is parking available across the street at the 1311 Louisiana Garage.


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Speaker: David Cecil
Speaker David Cecil

David Cecil will be the opening keynote speaker for the 2021 A&D Symposium.
He is a Partner in the Strategic Advisory Group, based in Houston. Prior to joining PJT Partners, Cecil spent three years as the Executive Vice President of Corporate Development for Southwestern Energy (SWN). At SWN, he was responsible for …

David Cecil will be the opening keynote speaker for the 2021 A&D Symposium.


He is a Partner in the Strategic Advisory Group, based in Houston. Prior to joining PJT Partners, Cecil spent three years as the Executive Vice President of Corporate Development for Southwestern Energy (SWN). At SWN, he was responsible for advising the CEO and Board on developing, managing and executing the company’s strategic direction. Prior to joining SWN, Cecil had a 20 year career in Strategic Advisory, most recently as a Managing Director and Head of Lazard’s North American E&P group, where he served from 2012 to 2017. Prior to Lazard, from 2007 to 2012, he was Managing Director of Scotia Waterous (USA), then the oil and gas arm of Scotiabank, where he was co-head of the Houston office and led the U.S. energy investment banking practice.


He received his BBA in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin and his MBA from Duke University.

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Speaker: Doug Reynolds
Speaker Doug Reynolds

Doug Reynolds will be the luncheon keynote speaker for the 2021 A&D Symposium.
Reynolds joined Simmons Energy, A Division of Piper Sandler as a Managing Director in 2020. Previously, he was head of U.S. energy corporate and investment banking at Scotiabank. Prior to that, he was the head of U.S. upstream investment …

Doug Reynolds will be the luncheon keynote speaker for the 2021 A&D Symposium.


Reynolds joined Simmons Energy, A Division of Piper Sandler as a Managing Director in 2020. Previously, he was head of U.S. energy corporate and investment banking at Scotiabank. Prior to that, he was the head of U.S. upstream investment banking at a leading investment bank. He has led nearly $100 billion of merger, acquisition, divestiture and capital markets assignments in the energy industry across six continents and more than 30 countries during his career.


Reynolds earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Colgate University.

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Date and Time

Thu, May 13, 2021

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

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Location

Petroleum Club of Houston

1201 Louisiana Street
Houston, Texas 77002