Managing Director & Group Head, Oil & Gas, KeyBanc Capital Markets
Sylvia Barnes, managing director and group head, oil and gas, for KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc., was a managing director and head of energy investment banking for Madison Williams and Co. and a managing director of BofA Merrill Lynch, Merrill Lynch Petrie, and Petrie Parkman & Co. Previously, she was with Enron Energy Services, Nesbitt Burns Securities and Bank of Montreal. Barnes began her career as a reservoir engineer for Exxon Corp. Barnes received her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (Dean’s List) from the University of Manitoba and an MBA from York University.
Dr. Geir Hareland
Continental Resources Chair of Petroleum Engineering, Oklahoma State University
Geir Hareland, Ph.D., P.Eng., is the Continental Resources chair of petroleum engineering for Oklahoma State University, where he is also a professor of chemical engineering and mechanical and aerospace engineering. Dr. Hareland is also an adjunct professor in the Schulich School of Engineering, University of Calgary, where he is the NSERC/Talisman Energy senior industrial chair in drilling engineering. His current research involves drilling optimization and drillbit modeling, rock mechanics in drilling and completion operations, drilling fluids and hydraulics, drilling-system parameter integration and optimization, well completions and stimulation optimization, and cementing. He received his B.Sc. from Minnesota University, M.Sc. from the University of Tulsa and Ph.D. from Oklahoma State University.
Vice President, Business Development, FourPoint Energy LLC
Brad Marvin is FourPoint Energy's vice president of business development, responsible for origination, analysis, execution and integration of acquisitions as well as execution of divestitures. Prior to joining FourPoint Energy, Marvin was a partner with Petrie Partners and a vice president with Bank of America Merrill Lynch's Energy Investment Banking Group. Before his investment banking career, he was a field artillery captain in the U.S. Army's 25th Infantry Division. Marvin earned a Bachelor of Science from the United States Military Academy at West Point, an MBA from Georgetown University and is a CFA charterholder.
General Manager, Mid-Continent, Newfield Exploration Co.
Pat McCelvey, general manager, Mid-Continent, for Newfield Exploration Co., joined the company in 2012 as general manager of production for the Rocky Mountain unit. Previously, he was president of the leasing division for Wison Offshore & Marine Inc. and worked at Devon Energy Corp. in a number of positions, including vice president, production and exploitation, for the international division. He also worked with BP Exploration and began his career at Gulf Oil as a reservoir engineer. McCelvey is a past chairman of the Western Energy Alliance-Utah Committee. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas-Austin.
U.S. Lower 48 Upstream Analyst, Wood Mackenzie
Brandon Mikael, a U.S. Lower 48 upstream analyst for Wood Mackenzie, joined the firm in 2013 from Alvarez & Marsal, where he was an analyst of oil and gas operators’ accounting and operational data, including for M&A transactions. Mikael received his BBA in Entrepreneurship and Venture Management from the University of Oklahoma and has studied in Chile at Vina del Mar.
Senior Vice President, Drilling & Completions, Jones Energy Inc.
Stephen P. Roberts, senior vice president, drilling and completions, for Jones Energy Inc., was most recently senior vice president, Arkoma Basin, for Jones and previously was senior vice president, Anadarko Basin. He joined Jones Energy in 1998. Prior, Roberts was a district engineer with Samson Resources and an operations, production and reservoir engineer for Marathon Oil Co. He is on Texas Tech University's Rawls School of Business advisory board and holds a BS in Petroleum Engineering and an MBA from Texas Tech.
Executive Vice President, Plains All American Pipeline LP
John Rutherford, executive vice president, Plains All American Pipeline LP, joined the major crude-oil transportation, storage, trading and logistics company in 2010 from investment-banking firm Lazard, Freres & Co. where he was managing director and head of North American energy. Previously, he was a managing director and partner in Simmons & Co. International Inc. He is also executive vice president of PAA GP Holdings LLC, which is the general partner of Plains GP Holdings LP.
Managing Director, Pine Brook Partners LP
Dick Stoneburner, a managing director of private-equity firm Pine Brook Partners LP, is the retired president, North America shale-production division, of BHP Billiton Petroleum Ltd. Previously, he was president and chief operating officer of Petrohawk Energy Corp. until its acquisition by BHP in 2011. Stoneburner was a key leader in Petrohawk’s early entry to the Haynesville play and in its horizontal Eagle Ford discovery in 2008. Prior to co-founding Petrohawk, Stoneburner was vice president, exploration, for 3Tec Energy Corp. until its acquisition by Plains Exploration & Production Co. in 2003 and worked as a geologist for several E&P companies, including Hugoton Energy Corp. Stoneburner received his B.S. in Geological Sciences from the University of Texas and his M.S. in Geological Sciences from Wichita State University. He was a 2013 AAPG Distinguished Lecturer on “The Exploration, Appraisal and Development of Unconventional Reservoirs: A New Approach to Petroleum Geology.”
General Manager, Midstream, Phillips 66
James T. (Jim) Webster, general manager, midstream, for Phillips 66, previously was commodity lead, natural-gas liquids, and president, Asia supply and trading, in Singapore for ConocoPhillips. Prior to the merger of Conoco Inc. and Phillips Petroleum Co., he was the manager of global crude-oil marketing and supply for Phillips and president of Phillips Pipe Line Co. in marketing and transportation, which included being director of both the Colonial and Explorer Pipeline companies. Webster joined Phillips in 1980 as a marketing analyst in chemicals and held various positions in the company in its rubber chemicals, petrochemicals and plastics divisions, and as team leader of the Seagas conversion effort to oil service in 1995.