20 September 2017 at Marriott Marquis, Houston, TX, USA
Connecting North America’s O&G, Finance, and Investment Leaders

400+ delegates. 50 Speakers. The Business of Oil & Gas. Investment. Finance.

2017 North America Assembly
September 20th
Marriott Marquis, Houston, TX

08:00-08:10 am OPENING KEYNOTE – MARKET TRENDS IN THE MINERALS & ROYALTIES SPACE

Tim Perry, Managing Director & Head, US Oil and Gas, Credit Suisse

08:10-09:00am ROYALTIES & MINERALS PANEL


Moderator: Zach Gerland, Director – Energy Private Equity, Castlelake
Davis Ravnaas, President & CFO, Kimbell Royalty Partners, LP
Nick Varel, President & CEO, Wing Resources LLC
Sanjit Bhattacharya, President, Red Stone Resources, LLC
Brandon O'Gara, CFO, Echo Energy
Jeff Wood, SVP & CFO, Black Stone Minerals, L.P.

09:00- 09:05 am Welcome Address by Alexandra Ashikhmina, VP, Americas, Oil & Gas Council

09:05-09:20 am KEYNOTE: PRIVATE EQUITY AND PUBLIC INDEPENDENTS: GROWING A HEALTHY ECOSYSTEM

Scott Nyquist, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company

09:20-10:05 am PERMIAN BASIN PANEL

Moderator: Bob Peterson, Partner, Oliver Wyman
Willie Chiang, EVP & COO – US, Plains All American Pipeline LP
Jake Plunk, COO, Fleur de Lis Energy LLC

Steven Gray
, CEO, Director, & Co-Founder, RSP Permian
Edward Kovalik, CEO, KLR Group
Shandell Szabo, Vice President, U.S. Onshore growth, Anadarko

10:05-10:55 AM GULF OF MEXICO DEEPWATER PANEL

Moderator: Kevin Price, Managing Director and Global Head of Reserve Based Finance, Societe Generale
Brady Rodgers, Chairman & CEO, Focus Oil Company
Olga Torbello, Exploration Manager for Assets, Statoil
David Looney, CFO, Venari Resources
Eric Zimmerman, Vice President, Geology, LLOG Exploration Company
Robert Gold, 
Senior Managing Director, Ridgewood Energy

10:55-11:25 am Networking Coffee Break

11:25- 11:35 am KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: M&A MARKET OVERVIEW FOR 2017

Brian Lidsky, Managing Director, PLS Inc.

11:35-12:25am M&A, A&D & JVs– COMPARING 2016 TO 2017 & THE VISIONS FOR THE NEXT 12 MONTHS

Session Sponsor:

Moderator: Chip Van Os, Managing Director, ScotiaBank
Marty Thalken, Chairman & CEO, Protégé Energy III LLC
Craig Jarchow, President - Upstream, Castleton Commodities International LLC
Mungo Hardwicke-Brown, Partner - Mergers and Acquisitions, Blake

12:25-1:25pm: Networking Lunch

1:25-2:15PM THE IMPACT OF DIGITAL, BIG DATA, AND AI TECHNOLOGIES IN THE OIL & GAS SECTOR 

Moderator: Clint Wood, Partner, McKinsey & Company
Jim Claunch, Vice President of Operational Excellence for Development and Production USA/Mexico, Statoil
Philippe Herve, Vice President – Oil & Gas Solutions, Spark Cognition
Thack Brown, General Manager & Global Head - Line of Business Finance, SAP
Dr. Nansen Saleri, Chairman & CEO, QRI Group

2:15-3:00pm RESTRUCTURING ANALYSIS & CHANGING STRATEGIES

Moderator: Mile Milisavljevic, Principal & US Deals Strategy Energy Sector Leader, PWC
Jeffrey Oliver
, Partner, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
Basil Karampelas, Managing Director - Business Restructuring and Turnaround Services, BDO
Brock Hudson, Managing Director – Oil & Gas, Carl Marks Advisors

3:00-3:30pm Networking Coffee Break

3:30-4:30PM ALTERNATIVE FINANCING

Moderator: Lucia Martinez, Head of Energy and Natural Resources for North America, Standard Chartered
JP Hanson
, Head - E&P and Co-Head – Energy, Houlihan Lokey
Brian Thomas, Managing Director & Head – Energy, Prudential Capital Group
Daniel East
, Managing Director - Energy Mezzanine Group, The Carlyle Group
Rob Johnson
, Managing Director + Head - Oil & Gas Direct Lending, EIG Global Energy Partners
Mark Tharp
, Managing Director & Co-Head, Orix Energy Capital

4:30-5:30pm PRIVATE EQUITY & INVESTOR PANEL

Session Sponsor:

Moderator: Bill Ebanks, Managing Director, AlixPartners
Mark Bisso, Managing Partner, Och-Ziff Capital Management Group
Ryan McGeachie, CCO, Structured Products, BP Energy Company
Ana Denena
, Partner & Head - US Energy, RSM US LLP
Patrick McWilliams
, Partner, NGP

== 5:30-7:00PM COCKTAIL RECEPTION ==

== 7:00-9:30PM: VIP DINNER and LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD CEREMONY ==

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