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Annual Energy Capital Conference 2018

Fairmont Dallas, Dallas , Texas
May 07 - May 07, 2018

Why Attend


Event Overview:

Presented by Oil and Gas Investor, you'll explore effective strategies for navigating today's market and evaluating your business plan at the annual Energy Capital Conference. You will hear from more than a dozen top industry executives and analysts who know what it takes to thrive in any stage of the business cycle. Walk away with relevant data and ideas to help solidify your business plan and ensure the long-term growth of your organization.

Who will you connect with?

  • Senior executives from E&P, midstream and service and supply companies - including CEOs, CFOs, business development executives and other leaders
  • Capital providers, financial executives and managing directors
  • Advisors, consultants, corporate counsels, attorneys, analysts and investors

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.


May 7   

7:30 AM

Hot Breakfast & Networking

8:30 AM

Welcome & Opening Remarks


Steve Toon, Editor-in-Chief, Oil and Gas Investor

8:40 AM

Opening Keynote: Oversupplied Or Filling The Gap?

All capital plans begin with price forecasts, but the whims of OPEC, geopolitical tensions and the strength (or weakening) of the dollar make that an erratic target. With oil significantly improved year-over-year and natural gas range bound, where are prices going from here?       


Tom Petrie, Chairman, Petrie Partners

9:05 AM

Analyst Spotlight: Shale Deep Dive

This basin-by-basin analysis delves into productivity and EUR gains—or losses.


Speaker TBA, RS Energy

9:30 AM

Roundtable: Private Equity—Incubating New Plays

As public companies have shifted away from acquisitions to appease shareholders, private equity has stepped in to fill the void. But now we’re seeing private capital move out of high-dollar plays as the Permian and Scoop/Stack, and planting flags in less obvious locales. How is private equity adapting to the current environment, and where is it finding new sweet spots?


Murphy Markham, Managing Partner, EnCap Investments, LLC

Sean O'Donnell, Managing Director, Quantum Energy Partners

10:15 AM

Networking Break

10:45 AM

Spotlight: Private Credit Funds

Facing stricter OCC standards and under pressure from banks, nearly half of all E&Ps with bank debt coming due are finding their grade is substandard. Private debt may be their answer to refinance and provide capital to grow.

11:15 AM

Roundtable: The Push & Pull Of Public Markets

Wall Street pulled the plug on public oil and gas equities last year, and the sector is still demanding proof of cash flow before investing. High-yield investors seemed eager to fill the gap, but debt comes with a price. How will the public markets affect access to capital this year, and can an IPO get any traction?



1:15 PM

Spotlight: A&D Trends & Drivers Today

The shifting tides in capital flows have impacted A&D. Who are the buyers now, who’s selling, and where do the opportunities lie?

1:40 PM

Roundtable: Small Ball—Raising Money For Little Deals

With big-name private equity aiming for bigger and bigger acquisitions, how are seekers of smaller deals supposed to get a financial foothold? These capital providers offer opportunities for players seeking deals less than $100 million.


Stewart Coleman, Vice President, Pearl Energy Investments

J.W. Sikora, Managing Partners and Co-Founder, Cibolo Energy Partners

George McCormick, Managing Partner, Outfitter Energy Capital

2:30 PM

Networking Break

3:00 PM

Spotlight: The Case For Natty

If natural gas is going to be $3 forever, as sentiment implies, why then do we see capital flowing into gassy basins such as the Haynesville Shale, the dry Eagle Ford and the Rockies?

3:25 PM

Roundtable: The Potential of Artificial Intelligence On ROI

Data analytics and machine learning could be the next game changer in the oil and gas space, similar to the paradigm shift of shale. From geology and petrophysics to reservoir quality and land, the ability to massage massive amounts of data has the potential to improve results, and ultimately separate the haves from the have-nots.

4:30 PM

Conference Adjourns

4:30 PM

The Capital Call Networking Reception

Future and Past Event Dates

Event Name City State Atendance Exhibitors Date
Annual Energy Capital Conference 2020 Dallas Texas 337 e 151 Mar 2, 2020
Annual Energy Capital Conference 2019 Dallas Texas 337 151 e Mar 6, 2019
Annual Energy Capital Conference 2018 Dallas Texas 1,500 151 May 7, 2018
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