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.
Tony Sanchez III
CEO, Sanchez Energy Corp.
Mr. Sanchez, CEO of Sanchez Oil & Gas Corporation (SOG), founded Sanchez Energy Partners I, LP (SEP) in 2006, and has been directly involved in the energy business for more than 12 years. In 2011, he formed Sanchez Energy Corporation for the purpose of spinning out SEP's unconventional asset base. Mr. Sanchez is integral in identifying prospective areas and implementing leasing and drilling programs in the Eagle Ford shale and other oil producing plays. He has extensive experience drilling a broad range of conventional and unconventional wells. His experience prior to SOG includes JP Morgan Investment Banking (Mergers & Acquisitions); and Zix Corporation, a Dallas TX — based public technology firm where he continues to serve on the Board of Directors. His education credentials include MBA, Harvard University; BBA, Georgetown University (dual major in Accounting and Finance, minor in Economics).
Patrick R. Oenbring
CEO, Hawkwood Energy
Patrick 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.
Lance W. Robertson
Vice President – Eagle Ford Production Operations, Marathon Oil Corporation
Lance W. Robertson is vice president, Resource Plays for Marathon Oil Corporation. In this role, he has responsibility for unconventional plays in the Bakken, Eagle Ford and Mid-Continent area, as well as Global Supply Chain and Land. He joined Marathon Oil in 2011.
Between 2004 and 2011, he held a number of senior engineering and operations management roles of increasing responsibility with Pioneer Natural Resources in the U.S. and Canada. Robertson began his career with ExxonMobil as a drilling engineer in Angola and Equatorial Guinea.
Robertson earned a bachelor's degree in petroleum engineering from Texas A&M University and an MBA from Southern Methodist University. Prior to joining Marathon Oil, Robertson served as vice president of Operations – Eagle Ford Asset Team for Pioneer Natural Resources. Robertson serves on the Texas A&M University Petroleum Engineering Industry Board, and the Upstream Committee of the American Petroleum Institute. Robertson is a registered professional engineer in Texas. He also serves as co-Chairman of the American Heart Association's Paul "Bear" Bryant Awards Leadership Team.