Vice President, Business Development, Emerging Fuels Technology
Mark Agee has spent his entire career engaged in growing technology companies, from start-up through IPO. Agee was one of the first investors in Syntroleum, founded by his brother, Kenneth Agee in 1984. He joined Syntroleum in 1994 as vice president of finance to raise capital and later became president and chief operating officer. During his tenure at Syntroleum, he helped raise more than $250 million, added more than 100 employees, negotiated several partnerships and joint R&D agreements and developed the structure for licensing which resulted in license agreements with 7 international oil companies. Agee holds a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Tulsa. He is listed on eight U.S. patents and two pending all in the field of synthetic fuels.
Co-Founder, Oseberg LLC
Evan Anderson is the co-founder of Oseberg, LLC, the fastest-growing data analytics company for oil and gas explorationists in Oklahoma. Under Anderson's leadership, Oseberg has grown from start-up to a company with more than 50 clients, including several of the Midcontinent's most active E&Ps and midstream companies. Before starting Oseberg in 2009, he co-managed Four Seas Exploration, a subsidiary of Harding & Shelton, Inc. While at Four Seas, he was responsible for operating over 100 wells in more than 20 counties throughout the Anadarko Basin. Evan earned a Bachelor of Arts from Duke University.
Chairman and CEO, Eagle Energy Exploration LLC
Steve Antry was previously founder of Beta Oil & Gas, ultimately merging with Houston based PetroHawk Energy, providing their initial public platform that, in time, placed PetroHawk as one of the nation's top producers. Antry also previously held senior management positions with various companies including Benton Oil & Gas Co., Swift Energy, and Nerco Oil & Gas. He has over 30 years of industry experience and is from a third generation Oklahoma oil family, receiving his BBA and MBA from Texas Christian University. Additionally, he was a finalist for Ernst and Young's Entrepreneur of the Year Award for 2012.
Dewey F. Bartlett Jr.
Mayor of Tulsa
Mayor Dewey F. Bartlett Jr. is the 39th mayor of Tulsa. He took the reins of city government during a time of financial crisis resulting from the national recession. He and his administration made tough decisions and the cost reductions began to pay off in fiscal year 2011. His commitment to public safety, economic development, sustainability, and quality of life issues demonstrates his heart and vision for Tulsa: to improve the quality of life for all Tulsans.
Senior Analyst, Evercore Partners
Craig Borque is a senior analyst in Evercore Partners' corporate advisory business and has been involved in various energy transactions, including advising TEAK Midstream, LLC on its sale to Atlas Pipeline Partners, LP for $1 billion; Comstock Resources, Inc. on its divestiture of its Permian Basin properties to Rosetta Resources Inc. for $768 million and on its Eagle Ford Shale joint venture with KKR; Targa Resources Partners LP on the $950 million acquisition of Saddle Butte Pipeline, LLC; Midstates Petroleum on its acquisition of Eagle Energy Production, LLC for $650.0 million; and Suburban Propane Partners, LP on its $1.8 billion acquisition of the retail propane assets of Inergy, LP. Borque graduated from the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin where he received a B.B.A. in finance in the Business Honors Program.
Vice President, Midcontinent Business Unit, DCP Midstream
Richard A. Bradsby II is vice president of the midcontinent business unit for DCP Midstream LLC. The midcontinent business unit has operations in southern Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma and the Texas Panhandle. He is responsible for leading the overall strategy and performance of the business unit. Previously, Bradsby was vice president of growth projects leading the development and construction of the Southern Hills NGL pipeline. Before that, he was vice president of corporate development leading mergers and acquisitions and drop down transactions between DCP Midstream LLC and DCP Midstream Partners. He has served in various leadership roles since joining the company in 1999. He began his career with Snyder Oil as an accountant in 1990. Bradsby has a bachelor's degree from Western State Colorado University and a master's degree in finance from the University of Colorado.
Vice President, Geology, Panther Energy Co. II LLC
Donald Burdick is the vice president, geology for Panther Energy Co. II, LLC, a private exploration and production company formed to pursue opportunities in oil-weighted basins across North America. His 29-year career includes extensive experience in domestic and international exploration and acquisitions. After 10 years as an exploration geologist at Marathon Oil, Burdick moved to Tulsa to join the world of independent oil and gas exploration and has never left. Burdick is also supportive of various professional organizations, including AAPG, OIPA and ADAM-Tulsa. He has degrees in geology from Duke University (B.S., magna cum laude) and the University of Oklahoma (M.S.).
Mark K. Castell
Vice President, Oklahoma Assets, PetroQuest Energy Inc.
Mark K. Castell joined PetroQuest Energy, Inc. in December 2002. He currently serves as vice president – Oklahoma assets in Tulsa, a position he has held since 2009. Prior to joining PetroQuest, Castell spent 15 years in technical, supervisory, and management positions with various companies including Chevron and Tenneco. Castell has experience in the Mid-Continent, ArkLaTex, Gulf Coast, and Gulf of Mexico in the U.S. and in offshore West Africa and the North Sea. Castell earned a Bachelor of Science degree cum laude in petroleum engineering from Texas A&M University in 1987. He is a registered petroleum engineer and a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, American Petroleum Institute, Oklahoma Independent Producers Association, and Kansas Independent Oil and Gas Association.
Senior Production Stimulation Engineer, Midcontinent, Schlumberger
Barry Dean is a senior production stimulation engineer at Schlumberger PetroTechnical Services. Based in Oklahoma City, Dean works closely with many Schlumberger segments and clients to deliver accurate reservoir evaluation, well performance predictions, and stimulation design and evaluation. He has worked in the oil and gas industry for 25 years, 22 with Schlumberger in multiple U.S. locations with unconventional resource experience in 10 basins. The Oklahoma City team is organized by reservoirs. Dean's recent assignments include the Woodford, Granite Wash, Cleveland, Cottage Grove, Marmaton and Tonkawa. Dean holds B.S. degrees in geology (West Virginia University) and petroleum engineering (University of Oklahoma).
Senior Managing Director, Evercore Partners
Shaun Finnie is a senior managing director and head of the Evercore Partner's Oil and Gas A&D advisory business. Prior to joining Evercore, Finnie was most recently managing director and head of M&A for Scotia Waterous in the U.S. Since joining Evercore in 2011, Finnie has advised Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc. on the divestiture of its Barnett Shale Properties to EnerVest Ltd. for $218.0 million; Panther Energy, LLC on its sale to Midstates Petroleum for $620.0 million; and Comstock Resources, Inc. on its divestiture of its Permian Basin properties to Rosetta Resources Inc. for $768.0 million, among many others. Finnie received a B.A. from the University of Saskatchewan, a J.D. from The University of Western Ontario, and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Executive Vice President, Central Region, Apache Corp.
Robert V. (Rob) Johnston, Apache Corp.'s Central Region executive vice president, resumed this position in 2009 after leading Apache's Midcontinent operations from 2002-2006. In the interim, Johnston was Apache's first region manager for its operations in Argentina. Johnston joined Apache in 1982 as a geologist in the Midcontinent region, before transferring to Egypt as development manager in 1996 and to Calgary as exploitation manager in 2000. He holds a bachelor’s degree in geology from the University of Tulsa.
Managing Director, RBC Richardson Barr
Craig Lande joined RBC Richardson Barr in June 2005. He has more than 17 years of experience in the U.S. acquisition and divestiture market. His transaction experience includes the sale of both public and private E&P companies, fairness opinions, general advisory and asset divestitures. Over the years, Lande has developed an extensive database that includes A&D priorities of the majority of E&P companies in the U.S. Prior to RBC, he worked in the Houston office of Waterous & Co. from 2001-2005 and served as a vice president. Lande was creator and editor of the Quarterly Market Review, a newsletter focusing on upstream acquisition and divestiture valuations and trends. From 1996-2001, he was a senior analyst with Cornerstone Ventures, L.P. Lande holds a B.S. degree in business management and marketing from Tulane University.
President and CEO, Vitruvian Exploration II LLC
Richard Lane, president and CEO of Vitruvian Exploration II, LLC, is an accomplished energy executive residing in The Woodlands, Texas. He retired as president of exploration and production with Southwestern Energy Co., where, as president, the company's market capitalization grew from less than $200MM to $15B. Notably, he and his E&P team discovered the Fayetteville Shale play and amassed over 1 million acres. Production today is over 2 BCF of gas a day. Lane founded Vitruvian Exploration, LLC in 2009. Following the building of unconventional resource positions, the company sold its assets for $400MM, generating high returns for stakeholders. He founded Vitruvian Exploration II, LLC, in partnership with Quantum Energy Partners, in 2012. Lane has over 29 years of E&P experience, including roles at Tenneco, Fina Oil and Gas, and American Exploration Co. He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in geology.
Managing Director, Wells Fargo Securities
Prior to joining Wells Fargo Securities, David Marcell was a managing director at BNP Paribas Securities Corp. Previously, Marcell was founder of AIM Energy Advisors, a managing director at Tristone Capital, and served in a similar capacity with Friedman Billings Ramsey and CIBC World Markets within their Houston Energy Practice. In addition to Marcell's direct A&D experience, he also spent more than 18 years with Union Pacific Resources, a large independent in Fort Worth, Texas where he worked in various capacities including both international, domestic, financial, marketing, business development, and M&A assignments. Marcell earned his Bachelor of Arts in finance from Texas Tech University and his MBA from Southern Methodist University.
President, Jones Energy
Mike McConnell is president of Jones Energy, Inc., an NYSE, independent oil and gas exploration company, headquartered in Austin, Texas. McConnell previously served as chairman and CEO of the generation and production group while Enron was in bankruptcy, until his departure in April 2003. He also served as chairman and CEO of Enron Global Markets, LLC. He was on the management committee of Enron Corp. during his various roles as chairman and CEO of Enron's generation and production group, vice chairman and chief operating officer for Enron Net Works, and while Enron's CEO of global technology. Prior to that, he served as president of Houston Pipe Line, president of Louisiana Resources Co. He began his career in the E&P sector as a landman for Champlin Petroleum Co., before joining Enron in 1987. McConnell earned a B.B.A. in petroleum land management with an emphasis on law from the University of Oklahoma in 1982.
General Manager, Midcontinent Business Unit, Newfield Exploration Co.
Valerie Mitchell is general manager for the Mid-Continent business at Newfield Exploration Co. Mitchell joined Newfield in 2004 where she worked in reservoir engineering in the Houston, Texas, office. She was promoted to business development manager for the Onshore Gulf Coast region in 2006. Moving to Tulsa in 2008, Mitchell was responsible for managing Newfield's Granite Wash and Arkoma Woodford assets. Since 2010, Mitchell has been instrumental in helping to transform the Mid-Continent business from a natural gas resource play to one focused on liquids-rich assets through the Company's strategic move into the Woodford and Meramec plays in the Anadarko Basin. Before joining Newfield, Mitchell held various technical and management positions at Coastal and El Paso. She began her career as a reservoir engineer with Shell Oil in 1996. Mitchell holds a B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Missouri—Columbia.
Economist, Editorial Board Member, The Wall Street Journal
Stephen Moore focuses on economic issues, including budget, tax and monetary policy. He is the founder and former president of Club for Growth, which raises money for political candidates who favor free-market economic policies. He also was president of Free Enterprise Fund. Moore has served as a senior economist on the Congressional Joint Economic Committee, as a budget expert for the Heritage Foundation and as a senior economics fellow at the Cato Institute, where he published dozens of studies on federal and state tax and budget policy. He was a consultant to the National Economic Commission in l987, and research director for President Reagan's Commission on Privatization. Moore, who has authored five books, graduated from the University of Illinois and holds a master's degree in economics from George Mason University.
Dana L. Murphy
Commissioner, Oklahoma Corporation Commission
Elected in 2008 and 2010, Oklahoma Corporation Commissioner (OCC) Dana Murphy has 22-plus years' experience in the petroleum industry as a geologist and, while owning and operating a private law firm focused on oil and gas title, regulatory practice and transactional work. Prior to her election, she was an administrative law judge for the Commission. She is the Oklahoma member and vice president of the Regional State Committee of Southwest Power Pool, serves on the Oklahoma Water Resources Research Institute advisory board, is the OCC representative on the Board of Trustees of the Oklahoma Public Employees Retirement System, and an advisory board member of the Financial Research Institute. Murphy holds a bachelor's degree in geology from Oklahoma State University and a law degree cum laude from Oklahoma City University.
Senior Business Technical Manager, Midcontinent, Halliburton
Mark Parker is responsible for leveraging Halliburton's technology for improved production results in the Mid Continent Area. He has worked for Halliburton for over 33 years in a wide–range of roles including managing business lines that support hydraulic fracturing fluid systems and additives, proppant testing and evaluation, and fracture design. Parker is involved with industry consortiums and API workgroups dealing with hydraulic fracturing. He is also the author and co-author on several SPE papers covering hydraulic fracturing and has contributed to several patents. Parker has a Bachelor of Science degree in geology from the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh and a Master of Science degree in environmental science from the University of Oklahoma.
Thomas A. Petrie
Chairman, Petrie Partners
Thomas A. Petrie, chairman of Petrie Partners, has led more than $200 billion of energy M&A transactions over several decades. Most recently, Petrie served as vice chairman of Bank of America and was previously vice chairman of Merrill Lynch, which acquired the boutique energy investment-banking firm Petrie Parkman & Co., which Petrie co-founded in 1986. Prior to co-founding Petrie Parkman, he was a managing director and senior oil analyst for First Boston Corp. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy, an MBA from Boston University and an honorary doctorate from the Colorado School of Mines.
Vice President, Commercial Refined Products/Terminals, Magellan Midstream Partners LP
Stanley W. (Stan) Rogers currently serves as vice president, commercial for the refined products business unit of Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. Magellan's refined products segment includes its 9,600 mile petroleum pipeline network, 80 petroleum terminals, various commodity-related businesses and an 1,100 mile ammonia pipeline system. He has overall revenue responsibility for this unit, and is responsible for strategic direction as well as growth and development. Since joining Magellan in 2002, Rogers served as director of marketing and development and director of commercial operations before assuming his current role in February 2011. He began his career with Williams Pipe Line Co. (now known as Magellan Pipeline Co.) in 1982 and held a variety of technical, operations and management positions over a 20-year period. Rogers received a B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Oklahoma.
Gibson Scott, CFA
Director, Energy Research, ITG
Gibson Scott became a member of ITG IR in June 2004 after working for two years in Talisman Energy's land acquisitions and divestitures group and many summers at various oilfield services companies. He graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 2002 with a bachelor degree in administrative and commercial studies, specializing in finance and administration, and earned his CFA charter in 2009. Gibson's focus is predominantly Lower 48 oil-prone basins, including the Bakken and Niobrara, as well as the creation and maintenance of company- and play-specific valuation models.
Col. Michael Teague
Secretary, Energy and Environment, State of Oklahoma
Michael Teague is serving as Oklahoma's first secretary of energy and environment. Prior to his appointment, Teague served in the U.S. Army for nearly 30 years before retiring with the rank of Colonel. Teague served in many capacities during his time in the Army including commander for the Tulsa District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Throughout his career, Teague has dealt with power generation and distribution, water desalinization, and environmental impact studies. He has facilitated and negotiated numerous solutions regarding federal and state agencies, tribes, and local stakeholders and has acted as a liaison between the Tulsa District and the United States Congress. Teague received a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Norwich University. He also received master's degrees in operations analysis from the Naval Postgraduate School and in national security and strategic studies from the Naval War College.
Vice President, Midcontinent, Midstates Petroleum
Tom Thiele has 30 years of experience working for upstream operators in the E&P business. He joined Midstates Petroleum last year and currently serves as the Midcontinent regional vice president. Thiele has domestic and international experience, has managed assets both onshore and offshore, and has worked for public and private companies. Prior to joining Midstates, Thiele served on a four-member management team with Royal Offshore LLC focused on growing a Gulf of Mexico E&P company. From 1998 through 2004 Thiele held various positions with El Paso Production Co. culminating with his promotion to vice president; international E&P. He managed company activities in Australia, Brazil, Hungary, Indonesia, and Turkey. Thiele began his career in 1984, working for Mobil Oil Co., where he held positions in production and facilities engineering. Thiele graduated cum laude with a B.S. in petroleum engineering from Texas A&M University.
Vice President, Geology, Eagle Energy Exploration LLC
Carl Vandervoort is a second generation oil finder, born and raised in Fort Worth, TX. Vandervoort is the vice president – geology at Eagle Energy Exploration, LLC, a Riverstone portfolio company in Tulsa, OK where he is currently applying reservoir characterization skills and experience on exploration and development of unconventional plays in the midcontinent. Vandervoort has focused exploration efforts in the Mississippi Lime, Hunton Lime, and several unconventional shales in North America.
Vice President, Gas Supply and Business Development, Superior Pipeline Co.
Before Bill Ward joined Superior Pipeline Co., LLC in 2008, he completed a 10-year career with Devon Gas Services serving as director of business development, central region; and manager of gas marketing for the Rocky Mountain, Gulf Coast and West Texas regions. From 1993-1998, he was manager of intrastate gathering and storage for Burlington Resources. He serves as an executive board member with the Gas Processors Association and board member on the Texas Intrastate Pipeline Association. Ward earned a BBA degree from Sam Houston State University and further studies in petroleum land management from the University of Houston with advance studies at the Harvard Business School – Executive Negotiations Program and the University of Oklahoma School of Business – Executive Energy Management Program.
Edith Newton Wilson, Ph.D.
Owner, Rock Whisperer LLC and Research Associate, Dept. of Geosciences, University of Tulsa
Edith Newton Wilson is the owner of Rock Whisperer LLC, and provides consulting services and advice to oil and gas operators and investors. She is a research associate of the Department of Geosciences at the University of Tulsa, past president of the Board of the Arts and Humanities Council of Tulsa, past president of the Tulsa Geological Society, and a member of the Fulbright College Advisory Board at the University of Arkansas. Wilson received her B.A. in geology from Dartmouth College in 1982, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in carbonate sedimentology from The Johns Hopkins University in 1988. Her 25-year career as an industry geologist has included international exploration, negotiations and commercial work with Amoco, BP, Phillips and ConocoPhillips; and more recently North American exploration with Samson Resources and TallGrass Energy.