North America Assembly & Dinner



SEPTEMBER 13, 2018


Bespoke 1-2-1 networking between North American operators, financiers, investors and international energy experts



What is North America Assembly?

The North America Assembly & VIP Awards Dinner offers bespoke one-to-one networking for over 300 senior executives every year in Houston. With over 6 networking breaks, including a lunch and cocktail reception, networking opportunities, including one-to-one meetings that we can facilitate for you, are plentiful.

We’ll be back on the 13th of September 2018 for our 10th annual North America Assembly & Dinner. This year’s theme is currently being developed and will once again offer a program focusing on the most pressing regional topics and latest industry news and trends.

Our 2018 VIP Lifetime Achievement Awards Dinner will honour the lifetime work of one of our industry colleagues. not to be missed celebration. Host a table at the dinner and end the day celebrating with your business partners and colleagues.

What to Expect in 2018

2018 Speakers

Brian Thomas

Brian Thomas

Managing Director, Prudential

Don Dimitrievich

Don Dimitrievich

Managing Director, Head of Energy & Power HPS Investment Partners, LLC

Jason Reimbold

Jason Reimbold

Director & SVP, E-Spectrum Advisors

Jeff Wood

Jeff Wood

SVP and CFO, Blackstone Minerals Group

Nansen Saleri

Nansen Saleri

Chairman and CEO, QRI Group

Peter Zornio

Peter Zornio

Chief Technology Officer, Emerson Automation Solutions

Shaia Hosseinzadeh

Shaia Hosseinzadeh

Managing Partner, OnyxPoint Global Management LP

Will Cullen

Will Cullen

Vice President, Business Development & LongPoint Minerals Four Point Energy

Yashodeep Deodhar

Yashodeep Deodhar

CEO, 1Derrick

2018 Agenda at a Glance

Thursday, September 13, 2018

08:00 am Welcome Address

08:05 am
Royalties & Minerals Panel

09:00 am
Financing Strategies 

09:55 am Networking Coffee Break

10:30 am
M&A Market Overview for 2018

10:45 am
M&A, A&D & JVs Discussion

Session Sponsored by  

ScotiaBank11:15 am
The Impact of Digital, Big Data and AI Technologies in the Oil & Gas Sector

12:00 pm Networking Lunch 


1:15 pm
Permian Basin Panel

1:55 pm
Mid Con Panel

2:35 pm
Eagle Ford & Gulf Coast Panel  

3:05 Networking Coffee Break

3:40 pm
Gulf of Mexico Panel

4:20 pm
Private Equity & Investor Panel

5:15 pm Cocktail Reception 

7:15 pm

2018 Pricing

2018 Awards Dinner

Our Lifetime Achievement Award celebrates the triumphs and successes of those individuals who have made a true difference in their industry. These executives are responsible for pioneering new frontiers, pushing boundaries, for inspiring others and for achieving growth in challenging markets as well as giving back to the communities.

They are those that we should be proud of and that we benchmark industry excellence to.

In 2018 we will be honoring Wil VanLoh, co-founder of & CEO of Quantum Energy Partners

Wil co-founded Quantum in 1998 and serves as CEO of the firm and as Chairman of Quantum’s Executive and Investment Committees.  In these capacities he leads the firm’s investment strategy and capital allocation process, working closely with the investment team to ensure its successful implementation and execution. Prior to co-founding Quantum, Wil co-founded Windrock Capital, Ltd., an energy investment banking firm specializing in raising private equity for and providing merger, acquisition and divestiture advice to private energy companies. Prior to Windrock, Wil worked in the energy investment banking groups of Kidder, Peabody & Co. and NationsBank. Wil has served as a board member and Treasurer of the Houston Producer’s Forum and currently serves on the Finance Committee of the Independent Petroleum Association of America (“IPAA”). He holds a B.B.A. in Finance from Texas Christian University.

Meet Ken Hersh, The 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

Success Stories

“Thank you for putting on a great conference. I enjoyed participating and definitely think it was time well spent! You and your team were very organized and the topics were of interest to the attendees.”

Martin Thalken

Chairman & CEO, Protégé Energy III LLC

“The Oil and Gas Council continues to deliver quality participants and timely topics about our industry. Always a great conference and keeps getting better every year.”

Jaime Gualy

Managing Director Oil and Gas Investment Banking, KLR Group

“I have committed to taking part in the Oil & Gas Council’s North America Assembly because this is the only time in Houston one can meet so many thought leaders during a very entertaining event.”

Philippe Herve

VP Solutions, SparkCognition

Learn More About North America Assembly 2017

Attending Companies

View the full list of companies in attendance at North America Assembly 2017

Full Agenda

Download the full agenda presented at North America Assembly 2017

Speaker Presentations

View and download all of the presentations from North America Assembly 2017

Expert Insight

Five Things We Learned at North America Assembly 2017

Event Venue

Event Address

1777 Walker Street

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Success Stories

“I have committed to taking part in the Oil & Gas Council’s North America Assembly because, in my experience, it is the best gathering of industry decision makers I have worked with, and is consistently a great platform for networking, sharing ideas on key industry topics, and developing new client relationships”

Robert Peterson

Partner, Oliver Wyman

“I have committed to taking part in the Oil & Gas Council’s North America Assembly because it gives me a great pulse of where the market is and good opportunity to network”

Lucia Martinez

Managing Director & Head Energy & Natural Resources, Standard Chartered Bank

“I enjoyed a very professional organization, solid turn out and truly high level representation. As you could imagine, I attained quite a few events in a course of my work but the North America Assembly surprised me as a true open forum. It was a genuine discussion going on, a dialogue rather than a monologue”

Mikhail Antonov

President & Managing Director, GAZPROM Marketing & Trading USA

Contact Us

Alexandra Ashikhimina

Alexandra Ashikhimina

Managing Director, Americas

Speaking Enquiries
Tel: +44 20 7384 7702
Email: [email protected] 

Tim Pawul

Tim Pawul

SVP – Corporate Development, Americas

Sponsorship Enquiries
Tel: +1 631-891-8414
Email: [email protected]

Zach Wilson

Zach Wilson

Manager – Corporate Development, Americas

Delegate Enquiries
Tel: + 1 512-277-0458
Email: [email protected]

Kate Robey

Kate Robey

Marketing Manager, Americas

Marketing Enquiries
Tel: +27 21 001 3889
Email: [email protected]