SPE-GCS 2016 Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestments Symposium


The event is full but you can still register for the post-Symposium Networking Reception at 5pm: http://www.spegcs.org/events/3409/


The Business Development Study Group of the SPE Gulf Coast Section invites you to the inaugural SPEGCS Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestments Symposium. The SPEGCS MA&D Symposium is an annual one-day workshop welcoming young and mid-career professionals to the commercial and transactional side of the oil and gas industry.


The MA&D Symposium will provide an overview from deal conception to deal closing featuring Keynote and Session talks and discussions by A&D experts as well as generous opportunities for networking with about 100 industry peers. As the current state of the industry applies stress to operators, strategic portfolio management becomes an important driver in creating shareholder value or even survival. The MA&D Symposium will provide detailed insights into the Role, Process, Workflow, Participants and Practices of deal making to give participants the knowledge and network you need to consider opportunities as an A&D professional.


The MA&D Symposium is pleased to kick off with a keynote talk by recognized industry expert, Ron Harrell. Mr. Harrell is a Petroleum Engineering graduate of Louisiana Tech University and continues as Chairman Emeritus of Ryder Scott Company, Petroleum Consultants. He retired as Chairman in May 2006. Ron remains active in the industry as a licensed engineer in three states and serves on several Management and Advisory Boards including corporations, not-for- profit organizations and three universities. He is a Senior Advisor to RSK(UK)LTD plus The Carlyle Group and Morgan Stanley private equity energy divisions.


We look forward to seeing you at the renowned Petroleum Club of Houston for a day of knowledge sharing, networking and fraternity.


Registration opens August 26




7:45 AM         Registration & Continental Breakfast – Networking

8:10 AM         Welcome & Overview from Conference Chairman

8:20 AM         Keynote: Ron Harrell, Chairman Emeritus, Ryder Scott

8:50 AM         Session I: Strategy, Identification & Screening*

10:20 AM       Session II: Production, Reserves, Assets & Valuations*

11:30 AM       Luncheon featuring MA&D Talk by Phil DeLozier, EVP Business Development, EnerVest Ltd.

1:00 PM          Session III: Bid Formulation, Review & Approval*

2:45 PM          Session IV: Due Diligence, Finalizing the Deal & Ethical Considerations*

4:15 PM          Session Wrap Up & MA&D Game: Team Building Exercise

5:00 PM          Networking Social Begins

5:30 PM          Teams Submit Bids for MA&D Game & Winners Announced

6:30 PM          Adjourn


* Conference Sessions will be followed by networking breaks and refreshments


Please contact Patrick Jelsma at patrick.jelsma@drillinginfo.com with any questions about this event.







Silver Sponsor






Location: Petroleum Club of Houston (Total Plaza) - New Location
1201 Louisiana Street, 35th Floor
Houston , Texas 77002

Date: Oct. 20, 2016, 7:45 a.m. - Oct. 20, 2016, 6:30 p.m.