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Nov 2017


Midland County Horseshoe Arena 2500 S County Rd 1200 Midland , Texas 79706
Tel: (432) 682-1300
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Executive Oil Conference 2017






Event Overview:

Over the last two decades, the Executive Oil Conference has hosted thousands of senior-level oil and gas executives and financial professionals focused on the oil-rich Permian Basin plays in West Texas. If you provide products and services to E&P companies operating in West Texas, or if you are looking to expand into the region, the Executive Oil Conference is a unique opportunity to meet with all of the region's leaders under one roof.

If your business future benefits from Permian Basin activity, plan now to join hundreds of Permian Basin producers, investors, technology providers, analysts and other industry professionals Nov. 6-7 at the Horseshoe Arena and Pavilion in Midland, Texas, for Hart Energy’s annual Executive Oil Conference.  

Exhibitor Information:

Become an Exhibitor and Sponsor

The Executive Oil Conference has hosted thousands of senior-level oil and gas executives and financial professionals focused on the oil-rich Permian Basin plays in West Texas. If you provide products and services to E&P companies operating in West Texas, or if you are looking to expand into the region, the Executive Oil Conference is a unique opportunity to meet with all of the region's leaders under one roof.

Plays Covered:

  • Wolfcamp
  • Spraberry
  • Bone Spring
  • Leonard
  • Avalon
  •  Yeso

Why Sponsor?

The Executive Oil Conference sponsorship packages provide a unique opportunity to secure high-level exposure with hundreds of key Permian Basin decision-makers that can impact your business. We will work with you to build a package that meets both your marketing objectives and your budget requirements. Contact a sales representative today to discuss your options.

Who Attends the Executive Oil Conference?

  • Presidents/CEOs/CFOs/COOs
  • Business Development Managers
  • Operations and Consulting Engineers
  • Landmen
  • Bankers and Financial Advisors
  • Others involved in the A&D sector

 Sampling of companies that attend the Executive Oil Conference:

American Energy Partners • ConocoPhillips • Occidental Petroleum Corporation • Pioneer Natural Resources • Chevron • Diamondback Energy • Apache Corp • EagleClaw Midstream • Concho Resources • SM Energy Company • Kinder Morgan • Anadarko Petroleum • Outrigger Energy • Access Midstream • Petrie Partners • BHP Billiton Petroleum • Energen Resources Corporation

About Hart Energy:

Hart Energy provides specialized data/information products and member-only services to targeted audiences worldwide and ranks among the leading providers of news, data and analysis for the global energy industry. Hart Energy clients derive from the energy industry, the financial and investment community, engineering and automotive industries, utilities, leading NGOs and the world's major governments.


Nov 6   

Monday, November 6

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Pre-Conference Water Forum

The Executive Oil Conference Water Forum will deliver insights on best practices and new technologies used in the sourcing, treatment, transport and disposal of water in the drilling and completion of shale wells.

*Requires separate registration







5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Opening Reception 

Join other industry professionals for more networking at the conference opening reception held on the exhibit floor. 

Nov 7   

Tuesday, November 7

7:30 AM

Registration, Breakfast and Networking 

Breakfast sponsored by:


8:30 AM

Welcome To Midland

8:35 AM

A Frack-Side Chat With A Permian Legend

An industry leader for more than five decades, Ted Collins has wildcatted in conventional Permian formations, worked the early days of the horizontal Barnett development, held operated and non-op interests across the U.S. and is back in the Permian Basin—today, the unconventional. Learn here from a legend.

Session sponsored by:

Eagle Pipe

  • Ted Collins Jr., Chairman & CEO, Patriot Resources Partners LLC
9:00 AM

The Margin: Permian LOE Vs. The World

Many Permian producers’ LOE is less than $40 a barrel. Meanwhile, OPEC producers need at least $53 (Iran) to $98 (Saudi Arabia) and as much as $216 (Venezuela) to sustain production—as well as their governments. This commodity-price and geopolitical expert breaks down the Permian’s role as the new low-cost producer, its further potential and how it affects the global oil balance.

  • Raoul LeBlanc, Vice President, IHS Markit
9:15 AM

Roundtable: The Sandbox

Producers, financiers and analysts discuss current dynamics in further growing Permian output while maintaining a low LOE. 

  • Clay Gaspar, Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, WPX Energy Inc.
  • Jay Boudreaux, Managing Director, Simmons & Company International
  • Raoul LeBlanc, Vice President, IHS Markit 
10:00 AM

Networking Break

Sponsored by:



10:40 AM

Mid-Morning Keynote: All The Pretty Acres

With a strong position of more than 90,000 acres in the Permian, including more than 70,000 in the northern Delaware Basin, Marathon Oil is applying its long experience with landing and completing Lower 48 tight-oil wells. Up to 10 target benches have been identified within some 5,000 feet of stacked pay. Here are its results and plans.

Sponsored by:

Sooner Pipe

  • Lee Tillman, President & CEO, Marathon Oil Corp.
11:05 AM

The Deal: Breaking It Down

This high-profile deal’s metrics are supported in a $50 environment. Here’s how it works.

  • Maynard Holt, CEO, Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. Inc.
11:20 AM

Discussion: At The Table

This round-table takes on how producers can add to their Permian leasehold now. M&A, leasing, forced pooling? And what will Wall Street or private-equity investors pay for? What will banks lend against?

  • Maynard Holt, CEO, Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. Inc.
12:00 PM

Networking Luncheon

1:20 PM

The Inaugural Shale Visionary Award and Afternoon Keynote: There Will Be Oil

Thanks to Larry Nichols' vision, Devon Energy Corp. looked again at George Mitchell's Barnett program in 2001, bought it and took it lateral. As much as Mr. Mitchell and his team figured out how—and where—to complete the Barnett, Devon Energy under Nichols' leadership made it a world-changer with successful introduction of the fracked lateral. Here we are today. Join in honoring Larry Nichols for his leadership in a newly assured American energy future. And hear about how Devon also quickly deployed new data-analysis technology to further capture more tight-rock resource in place: How might it fit as many as 84 wells in one Permian section?

Session sponsored by:

Eagle Pipe

  • Larry Nichols, Chairman Emeritus, Devon Energy Corp.
1:45 PM

In The Zone: 70 Years Of Hydraulic Fracturing

In 1947, Stanolind Oil and Gas called on Halliburton Co. to unclog a gas well in the Hugoton Basin in Grant County, Kansas. Halliburton tried a hydraulic fracturing. It then patented it and rolled it out across the Lower 48. Here are this leading oilfield-service provider's observations in overall U.S. Land trends today and industry outlook.

  • Jeff Miller, President & CEO, Halliburton Co.
2:00 PM

Discussion: Fracking It

Spacing between stages is diminishing. The number of clusters is growing. An optimal fluid recipe is underway. Here’s how the Permian’s tight-rock wells are capturing ever more oil in place.

  • Speaker TBA, Baker Hughes, Inc.
2:45 PM

Networking Break

Sponsored by:


3:15 PM

Mid-Afternoon Keynote: A Thousand Points Of Entry

From the Midland Basin to the Delaware and the Shelf to the Platform, Chevron Corp. holds some 2 million net acres of resources in the Permian Basin. In 2011, it produced its 5 billionth Permian barrel. Here is a look at its portfolio, plans and outlook.

  • Bruce L. Niemeyer, Vice President, Chevron North America Exploration & Production Co. 
3:40 PM 

To Market: Getting It There

Where will all the hydrocarbons go? This speaker takes on the topic of Permian takeaway for oil, gas and NGL and how the growing supply of each may affect markets.

  • Speaker TBAGenscape Inc.
3:55 PM

Roundtable: At What Price?

Here’s how both producers and shippers determine the best markets for each product, potential sources of new demand and how to overcome widening differentials, particularly for natural gas.

  • Speaker TBA, Vaquero Midstream LLC
  • Speaker TBA, Stratas Advisors
  • Speaker TBA, Genscape Inc.
4:30 PM

Conference Adjourns

Keynote Speakers

Richard Mason

Chief Technical Director, Hart Energy

Leslie Haines

Executive Editor-at-Large, Hart Energy

One of the most respected oil and gas industry journalists in the business, Leslie Haines is celebrating her 30th year at Oil and Gas Investor. Haines joined Hart Energy in 1983 and became editor of the magazine in January 1992. That same year IPAA awarded her the 2nd Annual Lloyd Unsell Award for Excellence in Petroleum Journalism. She is a 1974 honors graduate of Keene State College in her native New Hampshire. Haines is the founding editor of Oil and Gas Australia, Hart Energy's most recent magazine.

Nissa Darbonne

Editor-at-Large, Oil and Gas Investor

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