DUG Eagle Ford
AUG. 29-31, 2017
San Antonio, Texas
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2016 Speakers

Cesar Alvarez

Head of Eagle Ford asset, Statoil

Cesar AlvarezCesar Alvarez, Head of Eagle Ford asset, Statoil Previously he has held the positions of subsurface manager, field development manager, US Onshore and strategy manager for Statoil North America. Alvarez has 20 years of international oil and gas experience, and began his career with Schlumberger before joining Statoil in 2005. He joined Statoil’s Technology, Projects and Drilling group as a production advisor in Stavanger, Norway before taking on a role as technical lead within business development. He relocated to Houston in 2009 where he has been focused on business development, strategy and operations in the Eagle Ford shale. Alvarez holds a Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University and a Master of Business Administration from the Norwegian Business School and ESCP Paris. He has a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering from Universidad Industrial de Santander.


Gary C. Evans

CEO and chairman of the board, Energy Hunter Resources Inc.

Gary Evans Gary C. Evans presently serves as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Energy Hunter Resources, Inc., a new Dallas based oil and gas exploration and production company. Mr. Evans previously led Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation for seven years, a public energy company specializing in unconventional resource plays predominately in the Appalachian Basin. Mr. Evans was also founder and CEO of Eureka Hunter Holdings, LLC, a mid-stream gas gathering company transporting and managing up to 1 BCF of daily natural gas volumes from production in West Virginia and Ohio on approximately 200 miles of newly constructed pipeline during the similar seven-year period. Additionally, Mr. Evans previously founded and served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Magnum Hunter Resources Inc. (MHRI), a NYSE listed company, for twenty years before selling MHRI to Cimarex Energy for approximately $2.2 billion in June 2005.

Later that year, Mr. Evans formed Wind Hunter Energy, LLC, a renewable energy company which was subsequently acquired in December 2006 by GreenHunter Energy, Inc., an emerging water resource company focusing on oil field water management and clean water technologies active in the Marcellus and Utica resource plays in Appalachia. As founder, Mr. Evans has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of GreenHunter Energy, Inc. since December 2006 until May 2016 upon the sale of its assets to a private equity fund. Mr. Evans serves as an Individual Trustee of TEL Offshore Trust, a publicly listed oil and gas trust, and is a Director of Novavax Inc., a NASDAQ listed clinical-stage vaccine biotechnology company, where he previously served as Chairman, CEO and Lead Director. Mr. Evans was recognized by Ernst and Young as the Southwest Area 2004 Entrepreneur of the Year for the Energy Sector and was subsequently inducted into the World Hall of Fame for Ernst & Young Entrepreneurs. Mr. Evans was also recognized as the Energy Industry Leader of the year in 2013 and chosen by Finance Monthly in 2013 as one of the most respected CEO's. Mr. Evans was chosen as the Best CEO in the "Large Company" category by Texas Top Producers in 2013. He additionally won the Deal Maker of the Year Award in 2013 by Finance Monthly. Mr. Evans serves on the Board of the Maguire Energy Institute at Southern Methodist University and speaks regularly at energy industry conferences and on national television networks around the world on the current affairs of the oil and gas industry.


Ricardo Garcia-Moreno

Partner, Haynes and Boone

Ricardo Garcia-MorenoRicardo Garcia-Moreno is a partner at Haynes and Boone and practices corporate law with an emphasis in cross-border mergers and acquisitions, energy, securities law compliance and corporate governance. He has more than 22 years of experience representing U.S., European and Latin American clients in domestic and international transactions involving mergers, acquisitions and divestitures; investments; joint ventures; capital markets transactions, including public, Rule 144A and private placements of equity and debt securities; and acting as "outside general counsel" to public and private companies.

He has been representing companies involved in the Round One public bidding process of hydrocarbon blocks in Mexico, as well as CFE related midstream projects and is a frequent speaker at oil and gas conferences. He has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America and Texas Super Lawyers and he has a Martindale Hubbell client review rating of 5 out of 5 (Pre-eminent). He holds a J.D. from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law and a B.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin.


William D. Von Gonten, Jr.

President, W.D. Von Gonten & Co.

Bill Von Gonten JrWilliam D. Von Gonten, Jr., is founder, owner, and president of W.D. Von Gonten & Co., formed in 1995 and W.D. Von Gonten, Laboratories, LLC which opened in October 2013.
Bill is a Registered Petroleum Engineer, a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts, and the Houston Producers' Forum. With almost 30 years of industry experience, his major areas of expertise and services comprise of conventional and unconventional shale plays, both domestic and internationally, oil and gas reserve estimations, field studies, property acquisitions, reservoir simulations, well test analysis, feasibility studies, and economic projections. Bill's state of the art rock lab's main focus is to better understand the hydrocarbon flow system and the geomechanical properties of low permeability reservoirs.

Bill has recently co-developed a proprietary process to evaluate hydraulic fracture connectivity in unconventional reservoirs and improve well performance, "Lateral Placement and Completion Design for Improved Well Performance of Unconventional Reservoirs" (patent pending). He has also co-developed a method for integrating measurements from known laboratory techniques of fluid extraction, "Integrated Reservoir Analysis for Better Characterization of Reservoir Potential" (patent pending). Mr. Von Gonten earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A & M University in 1988. He was recently named as an Outstanding Alumni of the Dwight Look College of Engineering.


Glenn Hart

President and CEO, Laredo Energy

Glenn Hart, president and CEO of Laredo Energy, co-founded the company after three successful build-and-sell versions of Laredo, all focused on the stacked pay of South Texas and exiting to Chesapeake Energy Corp. and El Paso Corp. Before launching the E&P in 2001, Hart was president and chief executive of Michael Petroleum Corp., beginning in 1983, until the company's sale in 2001 to Calpine Natural Gas Corp. He began his career as an engineer in the 1970s for Tenneco Oil Co. in its Gulf Coast division and, before joining Michael, was an engineering manager for Sanchez-O'Brien Oil & Gas Co. Hart received his B.S. in petroleum engineering from Texas A&M University.


Christopher D. Heinson

Chief Operating Officer, Sanchez Energy Corp.

Christopher D. HeinsonChristopher D. (Chris) Heinson, chief operating officer of Sanchez Energy Corp., joined the E&P in 2013 as senior manager of reservoir engineering. Prior to joining the company, Heinson was a senior planning engineer for Occidental Petroleum Corp.'s Williston Basin division and a staff reservoir engineer for its Permian Basin division. He received his BS in Petroleum Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin.


Svetlana Ikonnikova

Principal Investigator, Engineering, Statistical, and Economic Analysis, The University of Texas at Austin

Svetlana Ikonnikova Dr. Svetlana Ikonnikova is an Energy Economist in the Bureau of Economic Geology at The University of Texas at Austin. She received B.Sc. and M.S. degrees in applied mathematics and physics (Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Russia) and Ph.D. in economics and management science (Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany). Over the past ten years, she has been conducting research and lecturing on energy markets and energy industries developments, focusing on the electric power industry and renewable energy sustainability, natural gas supply, liquefied natural gas trade and shale gas economics in the U.S. and EU. Dr. Ikonnikova also participates in research on policy and regulation of natural resource supply and transmission. At present she leads a study on shale gas and oil production, predicting future production and investigating market implications.


Dale Kokoski

Regional Vice President – Eagle Ford

Dale Kokoski Dale Kokoski is currently the Regional Vice President for Marathon Oil's Eagle Ford assets. Dale began his career with Marathon Oil in 1987 after graduating from the University of Tulsa with a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering. Starting in Cody, Wyoming and working his way through Oklahoma and on to Houston, his career has taken him through a variety of technical, commercial and managerial positions. He has worked both onshore and offshore assets throughout North America and West Africa. Dale first joined Marathon Oil's Eagle Ford asset team in 2012, managing a technical team before being promoted to Director of North America Business Development in 2013. He rejoined the Eagle Ford in his current role in May 2016. Dale is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, is on the Board of TXOGA and is a Registered Professional Engineer in Oklahoma. He is married and has two college-age children who are attending Texas A&M and Oklahoma University.


Jon Krome

Head of Continuous Improvement, BHP Billiton

Jon KromeJon has 28yrs of experience in the Oil & Gas industry. He began his career in Bakersfield, California, and spent 12 yrs in Mobil and Aera Energy in engineering, business, and management roles. He has expertise in operations, surveillance and optimization, total productive maintenance and reliability, and planning & scheduling. Jon then spent 9 yrs as a consultant (Andersen, Accenture, IBM, and Capgemeni), delivering a variety of projects to multinational Oil & Gas companies, including Change Management and Communications, Human Capability, Asset Integrity, and the Digital Oilfield. Jon joined BHP Billiton Petroleum in March, 2009 in the Trinidad & Tobago Production Unit as Operations Manager, and moved to the UK in June, 2011 as Operations & Production Unit Manager. Jon returned to the US to complete a two-year assignment as an Operations Manager in the Eagle Ford Shale, followed by a role as the Head of Operations, Maintenance, and Integrity. Currently, he is the Transformation Executive in Petroleum. Jon received a Bachelor's degree in Earth and Planetary Science from the Johns Hopkins and a Master's degree in Petroleum Engineering from the Univ of Southern California


Beatriz Camarena Maney

Principal of Clearinghouse International, Co-Founder of OFSCap, and VP of the Finance and Energy Committee at the AEM Asociacion de Empresarios Mexicanos

Beatriz Camarena ManeyBeatriz Camarena Maney is a managing director and co-founder of OFSCap LLC and the general counsel and co-owner of Producers Energy LLC. She is an expert in international law, foreign affairs, oil and gas transactions and state-owned enterprises. Maney is licensed in Mexico and has been practicing law in Mexico for more than 15 years. She has served as international legal liaison to foreign oil and gas entities for Petróleos Mexicanos (PEMEX) and as head of economic development and foreign investment at the Mexican Foreign Affairs Department. Before starting her LLM at the University of Houston, Maney attended the Southwestern Legal Foundation in Dallas at Southern Methodist University. She earned a law degree from Universidad Autonoma de Aguascalientes, Mexico, and then finished a diplomatic degree at Universidad Autonoma de Mexico specializing in comparative law between the U.S. and Latin American countries, focusing on oil and gas transactions. She worked for the foreign affairs secretary in Mexico and lived in Switzerland for six months developing a program on human rights in front of the U.N. She also earned a Masters of Law LLM degree in international and economic law at the University of Houston Law Center, where she serves on the board of directors.


Phil Martin

CEO, New Century Exploration

Phil MartinPhil Martin is currently President and CEO of New Century Exploration, an active Eagle Ford development company backed by private equity firm Talara Capital Management. Phil earned a B.S. and M.S. from LSU and UL in Geology. He began his career at Union Texas Petroleum and has been an Independent Oil & Gas Operator and managed many E&P programs for over 30 years. Phil has presented at many industry groups regarding oil and gas exploration, development, production and economics, especially regarding unconventional resources. Phil is a member of various professional organizations including Houston Producers Forum, Houston Energy Finance Group, ADAM Houston, IPAA and TIPRO, AAPL, AAPG, SIPES and the LSU Foundation. He is involved with various community and charitable organization and serves on the board of the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts and the Centrum Art League


Mark Meyer

Managing Director, Head of Research, Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co.

Mark MeyerMark Meyer serves as Managing Director and Head of Securities at Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. Mark previously was president of RR Advisors, LLC and a co-founder and portfolio manager of many of its upstream investment strategies. Before that, he served as senior portfolio manager with CastleArk Management, LLC and as the lead E&P research analyst with Simmons & Company and Goldman Sachs. Mark's oil & gas industry career involved a number of technical and operational assignments with Exxon, Chevron and Union Texas Petroleum. He holds a BS in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University, and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.


Patrick R. Oenbring

CEO, Hawkwood Energy

Patrick R. OenbringPatrick Oenbring has served as Chairman and CEO of Denver-based Hawkwood Energy, LLC. since he co-founded the company with partners in 2012. The company is financially backed by private equity firms Warburg Pincus and Ontario Teachers Public Pension Plan. Mr. Oenbring has more than 40 years of oil and gas industry experience primarily with Conoco, Occidental Petroleum, Harvest Natural Resources, and Hawkwood. Through the course of his career, he has worked in project management, production, business development, operations, and executive management positions in the US, Middle East, SE Asia, and Africa. Mr. Oenbring has a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Kansas.


M. Jason Pigott

Executive Vice President – Operations, Southern Division, Chesapeake Energy Corp.

M. Jason PigottM. Jason Pigott was appointed Executive Vice President – Operations, Southern Division in January 2015. Before joining Chesapeake in August 2013, Mr. Pigott worked at Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, where he served as General Manager for its Eagle Ford team from June to August 2013 and the General Manager for the East Texas and North Louisiana team from October 2010 to June 2013. Prior to these roles, Mr. Pigott was the Planning Manager for Anadarko's Southern and Appalachia Region and held a wide variety of positions focused on all aspects of developing unconventional resources. Mr. Pigott graduated from Texas A&M in 1997.


Matthew Portillo

Managing Director, E&P Research, Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. Inc.

Matthew PortilloMatthew Portillo, CFA, is a managing director in the equity-research department of Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. Inc., covering the E&P sector. Prior to joining TPH, Portillo was a portfolio manager at Enso Capital Management, primarily covering international equities. He holds a BA in Economics and a Certificate in Finance from Princeton University.


Jeff Quigley

Director, Energy Markets, Stratas Advisors

Jeff QuigleyMr. Quigley is the director of Energy Markets for Stratas Advisors. With more than 12 years of experience, he is responsible for market monitoring and forecasting across the entire value chain. Quigley manages Stratas' Short-Term Price Outlook Service, which combines market fundamentals, geopolitics and Stratas' own economic outlook to build an integrated, data-driven outlook on key energy markers for the next 24 months. Prior to joining Stratas Advisors, Quigley was a senior associate with Energy Ventures Analysis (EVA), a strategic consultancy based in Arlington, Va. There he led teams covering international energy markets, oil and gas and solid fuels (coal) serving major US utilities, trade associations and global energy companies. Before joining EVA, Quigley served seven years as a manager and lead analyst at PFC Energy (now IHS) in Washington, DC. There, he led a team of analysts focused on long-term forecasting and quantitative analysis of the oil and gas sector. Quigley holds an MBA from George Washington University and a BS in Business Administration from American University.


Charles J. (Chip) Rimer

Senior Vice President, U.S. Onshore, Noble Energy

Charles J. (Chip) Rimer Chip Rimer is Senior Vice President of U.S. Onshore for Noble Energy. He brings more than 30 years of experience to this role, where he oversees the company's operations in the DJ Basin, Marcellus Shale, Delaware Basin and Eagle Ford Shale. Chip joined Noble Energy in 2002 as Drilling Manager of the company's U.S. Onshore Region and took on positions of increasing responsibility, including Vice President of Operations Services, where he managed the company's worldwide drilling and supply chain activities. From 2012 through 2013, he served as Vice President of the International West Africa, Non-Operated and New Ventures Divisions. In 2013 Chip was promoted to Senior Vice President of Global Operations Services and Environmental, Health, Safety and Regulatory before transitioning to his current role in 2015.


John Roby

CEO, Teal Natural Resources

John RobyJohn Roby is the Chief Executive Officer of Dallas-based Teal Natural Resources, where he is currently focused on acquisition evaluation and business development opportunities.

Prior to Teal, John served as chief financial officer for Titanium Exploration, where he helped lead business development and was responsible for the company's finance and accounting functions. Previously, John was an associate at Congruent Investment Partners, a lower middle market focused investment firm making both debt and equity investments. John began his career at Occidental Petroleum where he held multiple roles including a reservoir engineer, production engineer, and completions engineer.

John is a graduate of the University of Texas with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and received a MBA from Harvard Business School. He is a member of the Dallas Petroleum Club, ADAM Energy Forum, and Independent Petroleum Association of America.


Ben Rodgers

Senior Vice President, EIG Energy Partners

Ben RodgersMr. Rodgers is a Senior Vice President at EIG Global Energy Partners and a member of the investment team primarily focused on credit investments. Prior to joining EIG in 2016, he was Vice President of Commodities and Midstream at Concho Resources where he was responsible for leading and growing the company's midstream and marketing businesses. He previously served as Concho's Treasurer where he managed all treasury, risk management and debt related functions. Prior to Concho, Mr. Rodgers was a Vice President in the Leveraged Finance group at J.P.Morgan where he focused on originating, structuring and executing bank and institutional loans, 2nd lien financings and high yield bonds for upstream, midstream and power clients. Mr. Rodgers received his B.B.A. in Finance from Texas A&M University and M.B.A. from the University of Texas in Austin.


Mark Sooby

Managing Director, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Mark SoobyMark Sooby is a Managing Director of Bank of America Merrill Lynch's oil and gas investment banking group based in Houston. Mark has an extensive track record of advising North American clients on upstream divestitures and acquisitions. Key clients include Apache Corporation, Anadarko Petroleum, Chief Oil and Gas, Continental Resources, Devon Energy, Noble Energy, Nexen Energy, Petrobras, Range Resources, SM Energy and Shell.

Mark holds a B.Sc. cum laude in Nuclear Engineering from Kansas State University and an M.B.A. from Wichita State University. He is a Registered Professional Engineer, a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and an associate member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists.


Jim Teague

Director and CEO, Enterprise Products Partners LP

Jim TeagueJim Teague has served as chief executive officer since January 2016. He was elected the chief operating officer and a director of Enterprise GP upon the consummation of the merger of EPE with a subsidiary of EPD in November 2010 and served as executive vice president from November 2010 until February 2013. He served as executive vice president of EPGP from November 1999 to November 2010 and additionally as a director from July 2008 to November 2010 and as chief operating officer from September 2010 to November 2010. In addition, he served as EPGP's Chief Commercial Officer from July 2008 until September 2010. He served as executive vice president and chief commercial officer of DEP GP from July 2008 to September 2011. He previously served as a director of DEP GP from July 2008 to May 2010 and as a director of Enterprise GP from October 2009 to May 2010. He joined Enterprise in connection with its purchase of certain midstream energy assets from affiliates of Shell Oil Company in 1999. From 1998 to 1999, Teague served as president of Tejas Natural Gas Liquids, LLC, then an affiliate of Shell. From 1997 to 1998, he was president of Marketing and Trading for MAPCO, Inc.


Dr. Scott Tinker

Director, Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin

Scott TinkerScott Tinker's passion is bringing academe, government, industry and NGOs together into what he calls the "radical middle" to address major societal issues in energy, environment and the economy. Scott is director of the 250-person Bureau of Economic Geology, the State Geologist of Texas, and a professor holding the Allday Endowed Chair in the Jackson School of Geosciences at the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Tinker has been president of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, the Association of American State Geologists, the Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies, and is the current president of the American Geosciences Institute. Tinker, who has visited over 50 countries and given over 600 keynote and invited lectures to government, industry, academia and the public, is a Halbouty Leadership Medalist, Boyd Medalist, Fellow of the Geologic Society of America, honorary member of the AAPG, and has been broadly awarded for his success in engaging the public in science. Tinker serves on many private, public, academic, and government boards and councils and co-produced and is featured in the award-winning energy documentary film, Switch, which has been seen by over 10 million viewers.‎


Kirk Trosclair

CEO, Fountain Quail Energy Services

Kirk TrosclairMr. Trosclair brings more than 21 years of diversified energy experience to Fountain Quail. His background includes drilling and exploration, engineering design, oilfield fluid terminal operations, logistics management, construction, and business development. Prior to serving the company as Executive Vice President and COO, Mr. Trosclair served as Director of Terminal Operations for GreenHunter Resources, Inc. Mr. Trosclair received his B.A. and A.S. in Petroleum Engineering Technology from Nicholls State University.