March 2, 2022


Description

The SPE Gulf Coast Section Business Development Study Group is excited to announce its fifth annual A&D Symposium. The Symposium will be held on March 2, 2022, at the Petroleum Club of Houston.

Registration will begin at 7:30 AM and the event will kick off at 8:30 AM. The Symposium will feature opening and luncheon keynotes as well as multiple panels focused on key plays, capital markets, and A&D trends. Additional speakers and a detailed agenda will be announced shortly.

For sponsorship inquiries please contact Dan Gualtieri at (713) 305-1175 or d.gualtieri@ComboCurve.com.

Sponsorship payments can be made on the A&D Symposium Sponsorship event page.


Featured Speakers

Speaker: Bill Marko, Managing Director, Jefferies LLC
Speaker Bill Marko, Managing Director, Jefferies LLC

Bill Marko is a Managing Director of Jefferies LLC in the Energy Investment Banking Group. He has managed more than $72 billion of asset and corporate transactions. While he focuses on the United States, he also works on global projects, and heads Jefferies’ Canadian upstream activities. Prior to joining Randall …

Bill Marko is a Managing Director of Jefferies LLC in the Energy Investment Banking Group. He has managed more than $72 billion of asset and corporate transactions. While he focuses on the United States, he also works on global projects, and heads Jefferies’ Canadian upstream activities. Prior to joining Randall & Dewey, subsequently purchased by Jefferies, Marko worked more than 18 years in various roles at Mobil Oil.


Bill is a registered Professional Engineer in Louisiana and is a member of the Board of Administrators of Tulane University as well as Board of Advisors of the Tulane School of Science & Engineering.

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Speaker: Robert Clarke, Vice President Upstream Research, Wood Mackenzie
Speaker Robert Clarke, Vice President Upstream Research, Wood Mackenzie

Robert leads US onshore research, with a particular focus on the evolution of the tight oil sector. He specialises in geologic play description, portfolio valuation, operator benchmarking, and sector trend analysis.
Robert joined Wood Mackenzie in 2005 as an original member of the Houston-based Lower 48 Upstream Research group, where he …

Robert leads US onshore research, with a particular focus on the evolution of the tight oil sector. He specialises in geologic play description, portfolio valuation, operator benchmarking, and sector trend analysis.


Robert joined Wood Mackenzie in 2005 as an original member of the Houston-based Lower 48 Upstream Research group, where he led the modelling of the Barnett, Eagle Ford, and Haynesville plays. He has worked on upstream consulting projects that range from tight oil asset opportunity screenings for the Majors, to due diligence shale gas work for private equity-led M&A. He is a frequent speaker and panel moderator at industry conferences, and an adjunct professor in the Energy MBA program at the Neeley School of Business at TCU in Fort Worth.


Prior to joining Wood Mackenzie, Robert was a geologist at a private engineering firm in Houston.

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Speaker: Arnold Moreno, Head of Acquisitions & Divestitures and Technical for the Americas, BofA Securities
Speaker Arnold Moreno, Head of Acquisitions & Divestitures and Technical for the Americas, BofA Securities

Mr. Moreno is currently Head of Acquisitions & Divestitures and Technical for the Americas, Energy Investment Banking at BofA Securities, Inc.
He is an experienced oil and gas professional with over 24 years of oil and gas industry and investment banking experience with a focus on client service, upstream and midstream …

Mr. Moreno is currently Head of Acquisitions & Divestitures and Technical for the Americas, Energy Investment Banking at BofA Securities, Inc.


He is an experienced oil and gas professional with over 24 years of oil and gas industry and investment banking experience with a focus on client service, upstream and midstream property acquisitions and divestitures, valuation, mergers, deal origination and reservoir engineering.  Combined advisory experience of $45bn across the lower 48, GOM and international.


 


Mr. Moreno previously worked as Vice-President, Acquisitions & Divestitures, Global Natural Resources at Goldman Sachs, focusing on public and private company screenings to identify MOE, spin-merge and acquisition targets on behalf of the firm's upstream and midstream clients. He was previously Business Development Manager and Technical Advisor at Quantum Resources Management from 2011-2014 where he was responsible for the technical valuations of all potential property acquisitions for QR Energy (MLP) and QRF (private-equity fund). Prior to Quantum, Mr. Moreno worked at H.J. Gruy and Associates, Inc. from 2003 to 2011 generating reserve reports conforming to the guidelines established by the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Petroleum Resources Management System for public and private clients. Mr. Moreno also worked for Torch Energy Advisors, Inc. from 1997-2003 in various property acquisitions and divestitures on behalf of Torch Energy Advisors, Bellwether Exploration and Nuevo Energy.


 


He is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Petroleum Engineering and holds a FINRA Series 24, 79 and 63 licenses

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Speaker: Jason Modglin, President, Texas Alliance of Energy Producers
Speaker Jason Modglin, President, Texas Alliance of Energy Producers

Jason Modglin serves as the President of the Texas Alliance of Energy Producers. The Alliance is an industry trade association representing over 2,600 individuals and member companies committed to advancing independent operators and the standards of the Texas oil and gas industry. Prior to joining the Alliance, Jason served as …

Jason Modglin serves as the President of the Texas Alliance of Energy Producers. The Alliance is an industry trade association representing over 2,600 individuals and member companies committed to advancing independent operators and the standards of the Texas oil and gas industry. Prior to joining the Alliance, Jason served as Director of Public Affairs for Railroad Commissioner Christi Craddick. Previously, he was Chief of Staff for House Energy Resources Chairman Drew Darby. He also served as a policy analyst for Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples. A native of Houston, Jason holds a Master of Public Affairs degree from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas.

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Speaker: Chris Atherton, Chief Executive Officer and President, EnergyNet, Inc.
Speaker Chris Atherton, Chief Executive Officer and President, EnergyNet, Inc.

Chris Atherton is the Chief Executive Officer and President of EnergyNet, Inc. EnergyNet is an technology-enabled upstream oil and gas asset acquisition and divestiture platform specializing in auction sales, sealed bid transactions and government lease sales. Chris has been part of the EnergyNet team since 2002. Chris leads a multi-disciplinary …

Chris Atherton is the Chief Executive Officer and President of EnergyNet, Inc. EnergyNet is an technology-enabled upstream oil and gas asset acquisition and divestiture platform specializing in auction sales, sealed bid transactions and government lease sales. Chris has been part of the EnergyNet team since 2002. Chris leads a multi-disciplinary team of 50 professionals specializing in engineering, geology, land, technical, business development, marketing, IT and administration.

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Speaker: Mike Kifer, Vice President of Acquisitions & Divestitures, EnerVest, Ltd.
Speaker Mike Kifer, Vice President of Acquisitions & Divestitures, EnerVest, Ltd.

Mike has served as Vice President of Acquisitions & Divestitures for EnerVest, Ltd. since October 2019.  In this capacity, he is responsible for the economic evaluation of acquisition opportunities and asset sale packages for the company. Prior to this role, he served as Vice President of Planning & Analysis and …

Mike has served as Vice President of Acquisitions & Divestitures for EnerVest, Ltd. since October 2019.  In this capacity, he is responsible for the economic evaluation of acquisition opportunities and asset sale packages for the company. Prior to this role, he served as Vice President of Planning & Analysis and was responsible for the company’s financial budgeting, forecasting and reserves reporting.  Mike joined EnerVest in 2014 as a senior member of the acquisitions team where he evaluated over $1.5 billion in assets successfully acquired on the behalf of EnerVest’s institutional partnerships.


Prior to joining EnerVest, Mike was Vice President in the A&D Advisory practice at BMO Capital Markets where he led the technical evaluation of over $1.0 billion in asset transactions.  Mike began his career at ExxonMobil, contributing in various reservoir engineering and project management roles which focused on assets in both the onshore and offshore United States.  A native of Kansas, Mike graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Minor in Business Administration from Kansas State University.

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Speaker: Laura Kinningham, Vice President-Human Resources, Vencer Energy, LLC
Speaker Laura Kinningham, Vice President-Human Resources, Vencer Energy, LLC


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Organizer

Laura Freeman - Publicity SPE-GCS BD - lfreeman@highpointglobalcapital.com


Date and Time

Wed, March 2, 2022

7:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
(GMT-0600) US/Central

Pricing

  • Early Bird General Admission
    $230.00
    (ends 03/02/2022)
  • Early Bird Members Registration
    $190.00
    (ends 03/02/2022)
  • Early Bird Student/MiT/Retired SPE
    $100.00
    (ends 03/02/2022)

Location

Petroleum Club of Houston

1201 Louisiana St, 35th Floor
Houston, Texas 77002