March 21, 2007


“Growing a Multi-Billion Dollar Corporation from Scratch”

Learn From some of the Most Successful Oilmen of the 21st Century about how to

 Make your Company more Successful”

STANDARD OIL (Chevron, BP Amoco, Exxon), SPINDLETOP (Texaco, Gulf, Mobil), J. PAUL GETTY, H. L. HUNT, GEORGE MITCHELL, GEORGE H. W. BUSH…  All started from finite beginnings, and ultimately had significant impact on the development of the Petroleum Era. The legacy of business development in the oil & gas industry is over 100 years old, but the spirit of the “deal”, the excitement of finding the next “gusher”, still remain today.  Opportunity takes many forms, and the “Energy” business in the 21st century provides just as much “upside” as ever!


Vision, Financing, People, Charisma, Hard Work, Technical Savvy, Track Record, Timing, Operations, Land Access, Good Faith…??  What are the key attributes and actions that lead to profits, enterprise growth, and success as an Entrepreneur in the Oil & Gas Industry?  How do you gather all these resources and “Put them together”?

At our March 21st meeting, the SPE Business Development Study Group will be privileged to hear the first hand stories of two of the most successful company founders / prime movers of the modern Oil & Gas / Energy sector.  We welcome you to enjoy this excellent program, as well as the fellowship and networking of the popular Social Hour at 5:30 pm


2006-07 Upcoming Schedule: 
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Featured Speakers

Speaker JOHN B. WALKER - President & CEO, EnerVest

ROBERT T. KENNEDY - Sr. VP - Business Devleopment & Land, Citation Oil & Gas

EnerVest -  John B. Walker – President & CEO     EnerVest ( ) was organized in 1992 by John B. Walker, and Jon Rex Jones, Chairman. EnerVest was created to acquire, exploit, operate & manage …

ROBERT T. KENNEDY - Sr. VP - Business Devleopment & Land, Citation Oil & Gas


EnerVest -  John B. Walker – President & CEO     EnerVest ( ) was organized in 1992 by John B. Walker, and Jon Rex Jones, Chairman. EnerVest was created to acquire, exploit, operate & manage oil and gas properties on behalf of institutional investors with the primary objectives of capital appreciation & earnings generation.   

Prior to founding EnerVest, John was President and Chief Operating Officer of Torch Energy. During his tenure, Torch''s assets grew from $200 million to $1 billion. At Torch, John was responsible for the creation of Nuevo Energy Company and its initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange. Prior to that, John created Walker Energy Partners,  which raised $136 million and participated in more than 1,000 wells. John was selected by Institutional Investor as an "All American" energy analyst for six years in a row. He holds a BBA (with honors) from Texas Tech University and a MBA (with distinction) from New York University.

John served as Chairman of the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) from 2003 to 2005. In May 2000, he was recognized with the IPAA''s Leadership award, and in 2001 received the Silver Beaver Award from the Boy Scouts. He is also a member of the Natural Gas Council and National Petroleum Council and serves or has served on the boards of the Houston Producers Forum, Houston Petroleum Club, Offshore Energy Center and Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Association.


Citation Oil & Gas - Robert T. Kennedy - Senior VP - Business Development & Land     
Mr. Kennedy has been with Citation since August 1997, first as Land Manager, then as Vice President – Land and now as Senior Vice President – Business Development & Land. Mr. Kennedy began his career with Smackco, Inc., and then joined Southland Royalty Company as a staff landman in its Houston office. After Southland Royalty Company merged into Meridian Oil, Inc., he served as Area Landman and Land Manager in Meridian''s Houston and Farmington, New Mexico offices, working in the Gulf Coast, Permian, Mid-Continent and Rocky Mountain areas. Mr. Kennedy holds a B.S in Business from Auburn University, a B.S. in Science from the University of Houston and he completed the Petroleum Land Management Program at the University of Texas at Austin. He is also a Certified Professional Landman.

Citation Oil & Gas Corp. ("Citation", ) is a privately held independent oil and gas acquisition, development, and production company. Forrest E. Harrell, Sr. founded the company in 1981 and continues to serve as its Chairman. Today, Citation and its equity partners have oil and gas assets that are comprised of approximately 10,000 wells in over 345 separately designated fields. The company''s assets are located exclusively in the onshore United States, with concentrated positions in the Permian Basin, Rocky Mountain and Southern Oklahoma Regions.  In addition to its oil and gas operations, Citation also is involved in the crude oil marketing business through its wholly owned subsidiary, Citation Crude Marketing, Inc.

Citation has 382 employees and is headquartered in Houston, Texas. The company also has regional offices located in Houston, Texas, Midland, Texas, Gillette, Wyoming and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. From these locations Citation conducts operations in Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming.

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Wed, March 21, 2007

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