Sept. 20, 2006


Our post-summer break speakers represent companies in the forefront of some of the largest transactions in recent times – Kerr McGee, Western Gas, Ocean Energy, Seagull, etc. Already large, they have become more geographically, operationally, and financially diverse. How have, and are, these buyouts affecting “Business as Usual” personnel, and future capital budgets? What will be their appetite for future deals? Will their stock price and earnings outlook meet the Analysts’ expectations? Who’s running the show now?
Equally important, how will their new business models affect the rest of us? Will there be non-core assets for sale? Who do we call for business opportunities? How soon will they be back in the market? How will our joint operations on existing assets or new investments be changed?
This will no doubt be an opportunity to expand your perspectives on the A & D world, and the many related business changes that come with each transaction. Even better, it may be your chance to make the deal that will boost your company’s profits, or balance out the Portfolio!


BDSG 2006-07 Schedule: Sept 20  - Nov 15  - Jan 17  - March 21  -  May 16.  

For more info, and to "meet the committee", SPE-GCS Website at:  


For Sponsorship Info: Matthew Lake,  713-759-2572,

Featured Speakers

Speaker Katie Jackson - Anadarko - GM Corp A&D

Doug Brooks - Marathon Oil- Director WW M&A;&D; and Americas BD
Steve W. Herod - Executive VP - Corporate Development - Petrohawk Energy
Katie Jackson  -  General Manager Corporate Acquisitions & Divestitures at Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, heads up the team responsible for mergers, acquisitions and divestments.    
Prior to joining Anadarko in September …

Doug Brooks - Marathon Oil- Director WW M&A&D and Americas BD
Steve W. Herod - Executive VP - Corporate Development - Petrohawk Energy


Prior to joining Anadarko in September 2005, Katie was with UBS Investment Bank for five years. During her time at UBS, she worked primarily on oil and gas M&A transactions in their Global Energy Group, initially based in London, and later as a Director in Houston.


Katie worked for Shell International from 1994 to 2000. She joined the company as a drilling engineer and later held roles in various functions, including business planning and marketing. She has a BA and MA from Oxford University

STEVE W. HEROD is Executive Vice President – Corporate Development of Petrohawk Energy Corporation, a position he has held since August 2005. He had previously served as Vice President – Corporate Development since Petrohawk’s formation. Mr. Herod served as Executive Vice President – Corporate Development for 3TEC Energy Corporation from December 1999 to June 2003. From July 1997 to December 1999, he was Vice President – Corporate Development. Mr. Herod served as President and a director of Shore Oil Company from 1992 until the merger of Shore with 3TEC in June 1997. He joined Shore’s predecessor as Controller in 1991. From 1984 to 1991, he was with Conquest Exploration Company in various financial management positions. Mr. Herod began his career in 1981 as a financial analyst with Superior Oil Company. He is a 1981 graduate of Oklahoma State University with a B.S. degree in finance and management. Mr. Herod is a member of Houston Producers’ Forum, Houston Energy Finance Group, IPAA and API. He and his wife Lorie are the parents of two daughters, Meredith and Morgan.

DOUGLAS E. BROOKS is Director, The Americas and Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures, Business Development, Marathon Oil Company, Houston, Texas


Doug is the Director of Americas with additional responsibility for Upstream Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures.   Previous assignments include Manager of Business Development, Planning, Metrics, Data Management and Regulatory Affairs in Midland, Texas; and Business Development Manager in Cody, Wyoming.


Prior to his assignments in Business Development, earlier responsibilities included Commercial Manager in Marathon’s New Ventures organization team with project assignments that included Algeria, China and Southeast Asia. Additional early career work focused on domestic exploration projects in many of the western US basins.


Doug joined Marathon in 1982 in the domestic Land Department. He holds degrees from Casper College, University of Wyoming, and an Executive MBA degree in Finance from Our Lady of the Lake University.  Doug has been married to Lisa for 24 years and has two sons, Daniel – 22, and Brian – 19.  His outside interests include golf, fishing, hiking, jogging and personal investing.

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Wed, Sept. 20, 2006

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
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