General Meeting: Outrunning the Bear - Pursuing Latent Value as a Game Changing Strategy

  ABSTRACT of Presentation

 Low oil and gas prices are a gift to our industry.  They challenge us to find new ways to survive and thrive under much more demanding economic conditions.  They also create an opportunity to re-think the fundamental strategies that underpin our growth and competitiveness.  Is there a better way to compete and grow? 

 This presentation offers a strategy that is widely applied in manufacturing industries but has been overlooked in ours. Under it, we compete not just on economic performance, but also on the rate of innovation.  We forego the pursuit of project delivery and benchmarking against each other in favor of the pursuit of absolute value capture and the enabling of strategic aspirations through a deliberate process of target setting.    

 The presentation is aimed at senior managers in Operator, Contractor and Supplier companies who are navigating through the stormy waters of today’s energy business, seeking a new way to compete in the future.


If you have special dietary needs (allergies, religious, etc.), please include special meal requests in the "Comments" section during the registration process.                                                                                                

Registration & Walk-ins 

All attendees are encouraged to register and pay online for this event.  This is a more efficient means of registering for the event and enables the registration process at the meeting to move much faster.  Walk-in space is available on a seat-limited basis at a fee $5 more than the on-line registration fee.

PLEASE NOTE:  $5 has automatically been added to the registration price as a donation to the SPE-GCS Scholarship Fund.  If you would like to opt out of donating this amount to the SPE-GCS Scholarship Fund, please enter OptOut in the Discount Code field and click Check Discount to apply the code. The code is case sensitive. 


Parking for this event
The TOTAL Plaza building (1201 Louisiana Street across from the Houston Hyatt Regency Hotel) is connected to the downtown Houston tunnel system.  Using the tunnel system, those working downtown can walk to our meeting in air-conditioned comfort.
If you will drive to this meeting, the following summarizes available parking:
The image above shows how to access the valet parking area at the new location of the Petroleum Club. Enter from Milam Street and exit onto Louisiana Street.  Parking fee for this valet parking is $15.
Surface parking lots are available to the south of the TOTAL Plaza building (between this building and the former EXXON Building), including one surface lot adjacent to the TOTAL Plaza Building - pay at meter (cost ~ $9).  Other surface lots in the area cost $8 - $9 and they frequently are full by mid-morning.
Parking is also available in the Hyatt Regency Hotel parking garage across the street.  Prices vary depending on time in the garage.  Cost for 2 hours of parking is $9.  Parking is also available via valet at the Louisiana Street entrance of the hotel.  Cost is $10. 

Location: PETROLEUM CLUB, 35th Floor, TOTAL Plaza Building
Houston , Texas 77002

Date: Sept. 8, 2016, 11:30 a.m. - Sept. 8, 2016, 1 p.m.