May 16, 2007


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VERTICAL BUSINESS INTEGRATION…..Business school buzzwords, or sound business strategy?  How does it work?  What are the potential synergies?  What are the risks?  AT&T, Standard Oil Trust …. Weren’t these big vertically integrated companies?  Where does the line get drawn?

Our May speakers will discuss how their E & P companies operate, and are managed in close business proximity to other related corporate subsidiaries.  Besides providing an overview of their own E & P and M & A & D activities, they will discuss how their strategies integrate, or support their related companies.  What efficiencies exist from shared services, corporate financing, shared professional staffs, “load balancing”?  How do they manage shared customer relationships?  Does vertical integration help or hurt M&A&D activities?  What about the tax return?  Government regulation?  Does the relationship stabilize the corporate stock price?

We welcome you to join us for this thought-provoking program, as well as the fellowship and networking of the popular Social Hour at 5:30 pm. 
 
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Next Business Development Study Group Meeting: September 19, 2007

Featured Speakers

Speaker MATT CABELL - President - Seneca Resources Corp
PAUL F. NIELSEN - Contracts Manager - Challenger Minerals Inc. Seneca Resources Corporation  -  Matthew D. Cabell – President Mr. Cabell joined Seneca in December 2006 with more than 26 years experience in the energy industry that includes being at the forefront of several significant discoveries in the Gulf of …

PAUL F. NIELSEN - Contracts Manager - Challenger Minerals Inc.

Seneca Resources Corporation  -  Matthew D. Cabell – President


Mr. Cabell joined Seneca in December 2006 with more than 26 years experience in the energy industry that includes being at the forefront of several significant discoveries in the Gulf of Mexico and building, from the ground up, a successful exploration and production company.


Mr. Cabell is a director of the Domestic Petroleum Council and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geology from the University of Michigan and a Masters of Business Administration from Cornell University. 


Seneca Resources Corporation, headquartered in Houston, Texas, was formed in February of 1976, as successor to the former Mars Corporation. The company explores for, develops, and purchases natural gas and oil reserves in the Gulf Coast Region of Texas, Alabama and LouisianaAppalachia, the Southwest, California and the western provinces of Canada.



Seneca Resources is a subsidiary, and the centralized oil and gas operation of National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE: NFG), incorporated in 1902.  NFG is a diversified energy company with its headquarters in Williamsville, New York. The Company''s assets are distributed among five business segments: Exploration and Production, Pipeline and Storage, Utility, Energy Marketing and Timber. Visit the company Web Site:  http://www.nationalfuelgas.com/">http://www.nationalfuelgas.com/
 

 

Paul F. Nielsen - Contracts Manager - Challenger Minerals Inc (CMI)


Paul Nielsen has served as Contracts Manager for Challenger Minerals Inc. (CMI) since 2004.  Mr. Nielsen joined CMI in 1999 as Sr. Landman and was promoted to Land Manager in 2003 and to his current position in 2004. His broad land experience in exploration & production and acquisition & divestiture has been key to administering CMI’s business development and Joint Venture investment programs in the Gulf of Mexico, the North Sea since 2002 and other International since 2006.


 Prior to joining CMI, Mr. Nielsen was Vice President of Trust Oil, Gas & Real Estate for River Oaks Trust Co./Compass Bank. He previously held Landman positions with LL&E and Exxon. Mr. Nielsen is a member of the American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL) and the West Houston, North Houston and Houston Associations of Professional Landmen, serving as HAPL President in 1992-93. He received the HAPL Outstanding Landman Award in 1993 and WHAPL Landman of the Year Award in 2007.  In 1986 he received the AAPL Citizenship Award.  He has been a Certified Professional Landman (CPL) since AAPL started the program in 1980. He is also a member of the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA), the Houston Producers’ Forum and the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN).


 Mr. Nielsen holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Houston and a JD from the University of Texas at Austin. He has been a member of the State Bar of Texas since 1973 and is also a member of the Houston Bar Association and its Oil, Gas & Mineral Law section, for which he served as Council member in 1990-1994.



 Visit the Company Web Site at:   WWW.ChallengerMinerals.COM

 


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Organizer

John CURT Killinger


Date and Time

Wed, May 16, 2007

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

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Location

FOUR SEASONS HOTEL BALLROOM, 3rd Floor -Hors D'' Oeuvres provided, Cash Bar

1300 Lamar
Houston, Texas 77010
USA