Jan. 19, 2022


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Join the SPE-GCS Business Development Study Group on January 19th for what is sure to be an interesting panel on the Eagle Ford and Austin Chalk. Second only to the mighty Permian, the Eagle Ford has a long and storied history as a pillar of US Oil and Gas. The Eagle Ford was a hotbed for M&A activity in 2016 and 2017 with deals moving as fast as sellers could put them on the market! At that time it wasn’t uncommon to see development planning in up to 5 benches! Upper Upper, Upper Lower, Lower Upper, Lower Lower – and don’t forget the Austin Chalk!

 

By the second half of 2018 deal flow had stalled significantly and remained depressed through the general slow in M&D of 2019 and the Covid economy of 2020. 2021 brought some exciting deals and there is already a significant deal this year. Is this sleeping giant reawakening? And what about multi-horizon development and the Austin Chalk? Will the combination of technology advances and higher commodity prices bring a new wave of activity in this great basin?

 

The event is January 19th from 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at The Petroleum Club of Houston and will feature hors d'oeuvres and networking from 5-6pm. Our monthly sponsor, Cawley, Gillespie & Associates (CGA) has also generously sponsored an open bar during networking from 5-6 pm.

 

Registration is $45 for members, $55 for non-members and $20 for students, members in transition, and retired members. There will be limited guests so please register in advance.


Featured Speakers

Speaker: Max van Adrichem, Director, Piper Sandler & Co.
Speaker Max van Adrichem, Director, Piper Sandler & Co.

 
Max van Adrichem joined the energy & power investment banking group at Piper Sandler in 2021. Previously, van Adrichem was a director in the corporate & investment banking group at BMO Capital Markets. Prior to that, he was an associate director in Scotiabank’s investment banking group and an engineer at Cameron …

 


Max van Adrichem joined the energy & power investment banking group at Piper Sandler in 2021. Previously, van Adrichem was a director in the corporate & investment banking group at BMO Capital Markets. Prior to that, he was an associate director in Scotiabank’s investment banking group and an engineer at Cameron International. He has a long track record of successfully advising upstream clients on a wide variety of transactions including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings and capital raises.


Van Adrichem earned a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Texas. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas McCombs School of Business.

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Speaker: William D. Von Gonten, Jr. “Bill”, President, W.D. Von Gonten & Co. Petroleum Engineering
Speaker William D. Von Gonten, Jr. “Bill”, President, W.D. Von Gonten & Co. Petroleum Engineering

 
William D. Von Gonten, Jr. “Bill”, is founder, owner, and president of  Houston, Texas – based W.D. Von Gonten & Co. Petroleum Engineering, formed in 1995 and W.D. Von Gonten, Laboratories, LLC formed in 2013.
Bill is a Registered Petroleum Engineer and a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.
With 30-plus …

 


William D. Von Gonten, Jr. “Bill”, is founder, owner, and president of  Houston, Texas – based W.D. Von Gonten & Co. Petroleum Engineering, formed in 1995 and W.D. Von Gonten, Laboratories, LLC formed in 2013.


Bill is a Registered Petroleum Engineer and a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.


With 30-plus years of domestic and international industry experience, Bill’s areas of expertise and services span both conventional and unconventional shale plays, including all major plays in the US and Internationally. Extensive work efforts in these areas include oil and gas reserve estimations, field studies, property acquisitions, reservoir simulations, well test analysis, development plans, and economic projections. To better understand unconventional reservoirs, Bill constructed a unique core laboratory to evaluate highly layered reservoirs at centimeter scale.  This state of art laboratory focuses on understanding hydrocarbon flow systems and geomechanical properties.  The lab is very focused on the development of proprietary software for high resolution hydraulic fracture simulation, plus empirical and physics based data analytics.  The new software tools will enable the industry to model the unconventional layered reservoirs and fluid flow unlike any other software in the industry today.


Bill has recently co-developed a proprietary process to evaluate hydraulic fracture connectivity in unconventional reservoirs to improve well production performance. In addition, he has co-developed a method for integrating measurements from known laboratory techniques of fluid extraction.


In 1988, Bill earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas and in April 2015, was named an Outstanding Alumni of the Dwight Look College of Engineering – an honor given each year to former students who have made outstanding contributions to his or her profession, discipline or community.

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Speaker: Tope Ogunyomi, Director, Juniper Capital
Speaker Tope Ogunyomi, Director, Juniper Capital

 
Mr. Ogunyomi has over 17 years of technical, operations, M&A/A&D and investing experience in the energy/finance industry. Mr. Ogunyomi is a Director on the investment team at Juniper Capital where he is responsible for sourcing investment opportunities, leading technical/commercial analysis, due diligence, structuring/ negotiations and on-going portfolio management. Mr. Ogunyomi also serves …

 


Mr. Ogunyomi has over 17 years of technical, operations, M&A/A&D and investing experience in the energy/finance industry. Mr. Ogunyomi is a Director on the investment team at Juniper Capital where he is responsible for sourcing investment opportunities, leading technical/commercial analysis, due diligence, structuring/ negotiations and on-going portfolio management. Mr. Ogunyomi also serves on the boards of Ranger Oil Corporation (NASDAQ: ROCC) and a couple Juniper sponsored upstream portfolio companies.


 


Prior to joining Juniper, Mr. Ogunyomi was a Vice President for mergers, acquisitions and divestitures within the energy investment banking group at Evercore. While at Evercore, Mr. Ogunyomi was involved in leading and executing over $5B of sell-side and buy-side advisory deals, capital raises and restructuring for upstream and midstream energy companies.


 


Prior to joining Evercore, Mr. Ogunyomi worked in various leadership, A&D/M&A, project management, exploration, asset development and operational roles within several unconventional and conventional assets at Anadarko Petroleum, Marathon Oil and Chesapeake Energy. While working in the E&P sector, Mr. Ogunyomi primarily worked as a Technical Team Lead, Geologist/Petrophysicist but also cross trained in drilling and reservoir engineering. Mr. Ogunyomi holds a BS in Geoscience from Southeast Missouri State University, a M.S in Petroleum Geology from Oklahoma State University and an M.B.A with an emphasis in Finance and Energy from University of Oklahoma. Mr Ogunyomi is a member of AAPG, SPWLA, SPE and an honoree of Oil and Gas Investor's 40 under 40.

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Speaker: David R. Cape, EVP – Business Development, Texas American Resources Company
Speaker David R. Cape, EVP – Business Development, Texas American Resources Company

 
David joined Texas American Resources Company in 2016 and is principally responsible for the business development activities for the Company.
David’s previous experience includes affiliations with TXO, Sonat Exploration, Santos USA, Cypress E&P and most recently, as Senior Vice President – Land & Business Development with Jones Energy. David’s career experience …

 


David joined Texas American Resources Company in 2016 and is principally responsible for the business development activities for the Company.


David’s previous experience includes affiliations with TXO, Sonat Exploration, Santos USA, Cypress E&P and most recently, as Senior Vice President – Land & Business Development with Jones Energy. David’s career experience includes identifying, negotiating and closing numerous A&D transactions, which notably exceed $1 billion in total value across multiple basins and resource plays, including the South Texas Eagle Ford and Austin Chalk.


David holds a B.A. in Petroleum Land Management from The University of Oklahoma and is a Certified Professional Landman. David is a member of the American Association of Professional Landmen ("AAPL"), IPAA, Houston Producers’ Forum and Houston ADAM. He has held a number of leadership positions with AAPL, including a term as President (1998-99) and NAPE Chairman (2012).

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Speaker: Michael J. Wieland, President & CEO, Laredo Energy
Speaker Michael J. Wieland, President & CEO, Laredo Energy

 
Michael has more than 20 years experience in the oil and gas industry and energy financial services sector, including serving as SVP – Corporate Development and CFO for Stonegate Production Company and as VP of Corporate Development and Finance at Carrizo Oil & Gas. Prior to that he was a …

 


Michael has more than 20 years experience in the oil and gas industry and energy financial services sector, including serving as SVP – Corporate Development and CFO for Stonegate Production Company and as VP of Corporate Development and Finance at Carrizo Oil & Gas. Prior to that he was a Director for Barclays Energy Investment Banking team after holding several positions at Banc of America Securities and Deutsche Bank Securities. Mr. Wieland holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas and an MBA from Rice University.

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Organizer

SPE GCS BD Group

 


Denna Arias - Event Lead - denna.arias@energynet.com


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


Date and Time

Wed, Jan. 19, 2022

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

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Location

The Petroleum Club of Houston, 35th Floor, Total Plaza

1201 Louisiana Street
Houston, Texas 77002

Located on the top floor of 1201 Louisiana Street.