May 11, 2022


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Just added - open bar and door prize sponsored by Well Database!

Join us for an exciting evening discussing the future of the Bakken. Not long ago this play was considered an aging PDP play with high OpEx, high price differentials, and not much upside left. With the recent changes in commodity prices and Bakken differentials we may see a major revival.

Experts on various aspects of the basin will be joining us for an exclusive and intimate discussion on some of the most recent deal activity and outlook in one of the top US unconventional plays.

The panel will be hosted by Laura Freeman Managing Director of Highpoint Global Capital and Robert Archer Senior Reservoir Engineering Advisor with Hess Corporation.

Panelists:

  • Alex Wall VP Business Development at Oasis - $3.9 billion merger with Whiting 2022
  • Bruce Larsen President and CEO of Kraken Resources - the team is considered to be among the best in operations and Drilling and Completing wells
  • Danny Yick Senior Director, Corporate A&D at ConocoPhillips
  • Dax McDavid, SVP Exploration at Brigham Minerals  

This a great chance to hear directly from some of the most active operators in the basin and to network with industry peers.

This event 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 visit the event webpage for more information and register now to reserve your place.

Thank you to our generous event and door prize sponsors Prudent Resources and Zeno Technologies!

Sponsor an upcoming event! Contact Dan Gualtieri, d.gualtieri@combocurve.com


Featured Speakers

Speaker: Alex Wall Vice President Business Development at Oasis
Speaker Alex Wall Vice President Business Development at Oasis

Alex Wall has served as Vice President, Business Development at Oasis since February 2019.  Previously, Alex served as Managing Director, Business Development (or in a similar capacity) since joining Oasis in September 2015.  From July 2010 to August 2015, he served in multiple roles at Rosetta Resources with his final being …

Alex Wall has served as Vice President, Business Development at Oasis since February 2019.  Previously, Alex served as Managing Director, Business Development (or in a similar capacity) since joining Oasis in September 2015.  From July 2010 to August 2015, he served in multiple roles at Rosetta Resources with his final being Director of Strategy.  From August 2005 to July 2010, he held various positions for RBC’s Energy Investment Banking Group.  He began his career at Bechtel Corporation.  Alex holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin.

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Speaker: Bruce Larsen President & CEO of Kraken Resources
Speaker Bruce Larsen President & CEO of Kraken Resources

Mr. Larsen is President & CEO of Kraken Resources. He has 22 years of oil and gas exploration and production experience specializing in leadership, business development, resource identification, geologic modeling, reservoir characterization and operational geology.
 Before forming Kraken, Mr. Larsen was Executive Vice President of Ursa Resources Group LLC, where he …

Mr. Larsen is President & CEO of Kraken Resources. He has 22 years of oil and gas exploration and production experience specializing in leadership, business development, resource identification, geologic modeling, reservoir characterization and operational geology.


 Before forming Kraken, Mr. Larsen was Executive Vice President of Ursa Resources Group LLC, where he led the company’s Williston Basin entry, developed the company’s Bakken Shale geologic model, and oversaw leasing of 120,000 net acres.  Before joining Ursa, Mr. Larsen spent eight years at Shell E&P where he identified, matured, and drilled multiple wells, and specialized in reservoir modeling and quantitative interpretation of seismic data. While at Shell, Mr. Larsen also worked as an Exploration Portfolio Manager in the company’s Corporate Headquarters in The Hague, where he evaluated, risked, screened and helped allocate the company’s $1.5 billion annual global exploration budget.


Mr. Larsen was born and raised in Sidney, Montana, at the epicenter of the Bakken Play in Elm Coulee Field and is intimately familiar with all aspects of the Williston Basin. He is a member of the AAPG, earned a B.S. Geological Engineering from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, and an M.B.A. from Tulane University

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Speaker: Danny Yick Sr. Director, Corporate A&D at ConocoPhillips
Speaker Danny Yick Sr. Director, Corporate A&D at ConocoPhillips

Danny Yick is a Sr. Director, Corporate A&D at ConocoPhillips and joined the company in 2014. His focus is on M&A, deal sourcing, strategy, structuring, material divestitures, subsurface technical and financial evaluations, and leading cross-functional teams in the execution of oil and gas investments with the most recent material transaction …

Danny Yick is a Sr. Director, Corporate A&D at ConocoPhillips and joined the company in 2014. His focus is on M&A, deal sourcing, strategy, structuring, material divestitures, subsurface technical and financial evaluations, and leading cross-functional teams in the execution of oil and gas investments with the most recent material transaction being the Shell Permian acquisition. Prior to joining ConocoPhillips, he worked at Petro-Canada, Devon Energy, Nexen, TD Securities, Vermilion Energy in roles ranging from production engineer, drilling engineer, completions engineer, field rotation wells supervisor, reservoir engineer, institutional equity research, and BD subsurface engineering professional. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering with a minor in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Calgary and is a CFA® Charterholder.

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Speaker: Dax McDavid SVP Exploration at Brigham Minerals
Speaker Dax McDavid SVP Exploration at Brigham Minerals

Dax McDavid currently serves as Senior Vice President of Exploration for Brigham Minerals. He oversees geologic efforts and plays an integral role in the evaluation of mineral and royalty acquisitions in all basins. Dax joined the Brigham Minerals/Resources team in 2013 and has worked as part of the geologic team for Brigham Resources and served as a …

Dax McDavid currently serves as Senior Vice President of Exploration for Brigham Minerals. He oversees geologic efforts and plays an integral role in the evaluation of mineral and royalty acquisitions in all basins. Dax joined the Brigham Minerals/Resources team in 2013 and has worked as part of the geologic team for Brigham Resources and served as a Geologist and Exploration Manager at Brigham Minerals. Prior to Brigham, Dax served as an onshore Exploration and Development Geologist for Stalker Energy L.P. based in Houston and Austin, Texas.


Dax earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geology (2003) as well as a Master of Arts degree in Petroleum Geology (2006) both from the Jackson School of Geosciences at The University of Texas at Austin. Dax is an actively engaged alumnus of the Jackson School, serving on the Geology Foundation Advisory Council, and previously served as board President of the Jackson School of Geosciences Friends and Alumni Network. Dax is a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, serving as a member of the AAPG Trustee Associates for the AAPG Foundation.


 

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Speaker: Discussion host: Laura Freeman Managing Direct at Highpoint Global Capital
Speaker Discussion host: Laura Freeman Managing Direct at Highpoint Global Capital

Laura Freeman is a Managing Director and founder of Highpoint Global Capital. She has been an integral part of over $8 billion in acquisitions and divestitures including the high-profile acquisition of all of Hunt Oil Company’s Permian Basin Assets in 2021. Laura specializes in technical valuation, financing, and navigating the …

Laura Freeman is a Managing Director and founder of Highpoint Global Capital. She has been an integral part of over $8 billion in acquisitions and divestitures including the high-profile acquisition of all of Hunt Oil Company’s Permian Basin Assets in 2021. Laura specializes in technical valuation, financing, and navigating the complexities of dealmaking. She has worked various high tech and ESG projects for past and future clients including $100 million in funding for wind royalties, CCS, bitcoin applications for waste gas, ESG planning, and technology use and integration.

Laura has a Master’s in Petroleum Engineering, an MBA, and a bachelor’s degree in Physics. She has been featured as an expert on M&A, finance, and Reservoir Engineering for various magazines, industry events, and online publications including Oil and Gas Financial Journal, Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), OilPrice.com, PHDWin week, American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), and Journal of Petroleum Technology (JPT).

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Speaker: Discussion host: Robert Archer Senior Reservoir Engineering Advisor with Hess Corporation
Speaker Discussion host: Robert Archer Senior Reservoir Engineering Advisor with Hess Corporation

With 30 years of E&P industry experience, Robert is a Senior Reservoir Engineering Advisor in the Central Team with Hess Corporation where he supports the Guyana, GoM, Malaysia and Bakken asset teams. Previously with Blue Wave Oil & Gas, a start-up focused on unconventional plays, he spent four years consulting …

With 30 years of E&P industry experience, Robert is a Senior Reservoir Engineering Advisor in the Central Team with Hess Corporation where he supports the Guyana, GoM, Malaysia and Bakken asset teams. Previously with Blue Wave Oil & Gas, a start-up focused on unconventional plays, he spent four years consulting with Parallel Petroleum on their Permian Basin assets. Prior to Blue Wave, Robert was with Zone Energy operating an East Texas Woodbine water flood. Robert was a co-founder of Knowledge Reservoir, an E&P consulting firm delivering deep-water reservoir studies. His expertise is in the fields of reservoir simulation, subsurface uncertainty quantification and integrated reservoir studies.


He holds a Bachelor of Science in Geological Geophysics from the University of Reading and a Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Houston. He is a licensed Professional Geoscientist in the State of Texas.


Robert is professionally affiliated with the SEG, AAPG serving on the House of Delegates and the SPE serving on the SPEGCS Business Development Study Group committee.

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Organizer

Laura Freeman - lfreeman@highpointglobalcapital.com


Date and Time

Wed, May 11, 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.