Vice President, Midcontinent Business Unit, Chesapeake Energy Corp.
Jason Ashmun, vice president, Midcontinent business unit, for Chesapeake Energy Corp., joined the company in 2010 as a reservoir manager in the South Texas-Eagle Ford group. Previously, he was an exploitation manager for Crimson Exploration Inc.; reservoir manager in the Rockies division and a reservoir engineer in the offshore division of The Houston Exploration Co.; and a production-engineering supervisor in the East Texas group of Anadarko Petroleum Corp. He received his bachelor's in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University and completed the Advanced Management Program in Organizational Leadership at Harvard Business School.
President & CEO, Alta Mesa Holdings LP
Hal H. Chappelle, president and chief executive officer of privately held Alta Mesa Holdings LP, has some 30 years of experience in field operations, engineering, management, marketing and trading, acquisitions and divestitures, and field redevelopment in collaboration with majors including Exxon and Chevron. He has worked for Louisiana Land & Exploration Co., Burlington Resources, Southern Co. and Mirant. Chappelle retired as a Commander from the U.S. Navy Reserve. He has a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering from Auburn University and a Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.
Vice President, Industrial Water, CH2M
Michael Dunkel, vice president, industrial water, for CH2M, was previously the director of sustainable development for Pioneer Natural Resources Co. He has testified before the Texas Legislature's energy and natural-resources committees; presented to the EPA as part of its study on hydraulic fracturing and to the Texas Railroad Commission; and helped bring a new technology to West Texas that won an award at the 2014 Global Water Summit in Paris. Dunkel's experience with Pioneer included developments in Tunisia, South Africa, Gabon and Argentina. Prior to Pioneer, Dunkel held engineering and business-development roles with Marathon Oil Corp. He received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Rose?Hulman Institute of Technology.
Vice President, Operations, FourPoint Energy LLC
Scott Goodwin, vice president of operations for FourPoint Energy LLC, was previously the operations manager for Questar E&'s Rockies Division's legacy properties in the San Juan, Paradox, Greater Green River, Washita, Powder River and Williston basins. His work included developing the operations strategy for entry into the Williston and executing the industry's first completions in the Baxter shale. He began his career with Marathon Oil Co., where he held multiple engineering and field supervisory roles for projects in the Midcontinent, Gulf of Mexico and offshore West Africa. Goodwin received his B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines.
Regional Vice President, Midcontinent Assets, Marathon Oil Corp.
Wade Hutchings, regional vice president of the Midcontinent asset team for Marathon Oil Corp., oversees Marathon's operations, production, development and exploration activity in the unconventional Anadarko-Woodford and Haynesville shale plays as well as conventional assets in Oklahoma, East Texas, North Louisiana and western Colorado. Previously, Hutchings was the president of Marathon Alaska Production in Kenai, Alaska. He was also manager of technical excellence-upstream for Marathon in Houston and held supervisory and technical positions in exploration, planning, onshore-U.S. production and deepwater exploration in Angola and the Gulf of Mexico. He holds a B.S. in Geology from Brigham Young University and an M.S. in Geology from The University of Texas at Austin.
Senior Vice President, Finance and Corporate Development, EnLink Midstream Partners LP/EnLink Midstream LLC
Ben Lamb, senior vice president of finance and corporate development for EnLink Midstream Partners LP and for EnLink Midstream LLC, previously held this position with Crosstex Energy GP LLC. Prior to joining Crosstex, Lamb was the Dallas principal of Greenhill & Co. Inc., worked in the M&A department and global power group of UBS Investment Bank and worked in the global energy and power group at Merrill Lynch. Lamb received his BBA in finance, economics and international business from Baylor University.
Managing Director and Global Head, Commodities Research, Citigroup Global Markets Inc.
Dr. Edward L. (Ed) Morse, managing director and global head of commodities research at Citigroup Global Markets Inc., is the author of the new report “Energy 2020: North America as the New Middle East.” Morse taught international relations at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University (1969-75), was a senior research fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations (1975-78), was with the U.S. State Department as deputy assistant secretary of state for international energy policy (1978-81), and was the U.S. representative at the International Energy Agency (IEA) for Presidents Carter and Reagan. He then became director of international affairs for Phillips Petroleum Co., co-founder and managing director of PFC Energy, president of Petroleum Intelligence Weekly, a senior executive for Hess Energy Trading Co., chief energy economist for Lehman Brothers, and head of commodities research for Credit Suisse. He received his B.A. and M.A. from Johns Hopkins University and his Ph.D. from Princeton University.
Manager, Upstream, Stratas Advisors
Jessica Pair is an upstream manager at Stratas Advisors. She leads a team of analysts on two key subscriptions, the North American Shale Service and Global Shale. She is responsible for the research, analytics, subscriptions, and coverage of major shale basins around the globe with a current focus on North America Shale. Pair joined the Stratas team in 2013 where she brought key experiences in geology and exploration into the design of the analytics structure and forecasting methodologies of the Upstream services. She holds a double degree in Biological Sciences and Geological Sciences.
Thomas A. Petrie
Chairman, Petrie Partners
Tom 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.
Founder & Senior Managing Director, IOG Capital LP
Marc Rowland, founder and senior managing director of IOG Capital LP, was chief financial officer of Chesapeake Energy Corp., which he joined at the time of its IPO in 1993. Rowland left Chesapeake in 2010 to lead the company's pressure-pumping business, Frac Tech Services LLC, turning the unit into FTS International Inc. before retiring as its chief executive officer in 2012. Prior to joining Chesapeake, he was the chief operating officer of Anglo-Suisse LP, where he was assigned to the White Nights Russian Enterprise joint venture of Anglo-Suisse and Phibro Energy Corp. He is a graduate of Wichita State University.
Managing Director, Co Head A&D, Citi
Jeff Sieler is a co-head of A&D in the Global Energy Group of Citigroup Investment Bank headquartered in Houston, Texas. Sieler joined the group as a founding member. Sieler's industry experience and technical depth prior to banking spans over 30 years with companies such as Shell Oil Co., Marathon Oil Co., and Kinder Morgan CO2. He was the leader of Marathon's Reservoir Performance team and Champion of its Eagle Ford Integrated Project Team prior to joining Citi. Sieler's 28 years with Shell culminated at the vice president level as manager of the subsurface and well technologies team with a staff of 275, and as a member of the Research and Development council. He graduated from Tulane University with an M.S. degree in petroleum engineering and a B.S. degree in chemical engineering from the University of North Dakota.
President and Chief Operating Officer, Continental Resources Inc.
Jack Stark, president and COO of Continental Resources Inc., joined the company in 1992 and was its senior vice president of exploration from 1998 to 2014. Prior to joining Continental as its vice president of exploration in 1992, he was the exploration manager for the western Midcontinent region for Pacific Enterprises. From 1978 to 1988, he held various staff and middle-management positions with Cities Service Co. and TXO Production Corp. Stark holds a master's degree in Geology from Colorado State University.