Hart Energy's 2016 Executive Oil Conference delivered on its election-year theme, "The Permian Wins Again. A record crowd of over 1,200 oil and gas professionals (up ~16% from 2014 and 2015) gathered November 7-8 at the Midland County Horseshoe Pavilion in Midland, TX. An estemmed slate of speakers provided an in-depth look at the Permian's prolific plays and how producers are leveraging efficient strategies and technologies to remain profitable.
The event kicked off on November 7 with a sold-out annual golf tournament at the Odessa Country Club. Over 200 golfers gathered on the course for friendly competition and networking. Proceeds from the event were donated to the Folds of Honor Foundation.
That evening, Hart Energy honored Permian legend Scott Sheffield, Pioneer Natural Resources' Chairman and CEO, with an Industry Leadership Award at the sold-out annual Energy Executive Dinner. The event also honored recipients of the Hearst Energy Awards, presented by the Midland Reporter-Telegram.
Oil and gas executives are the Executive Oil Conference's main attraction. Senior-level leaders from top producers like Pioneer Natural Resources, Apache Corp. and Approach Resources discussed how producers and technologies providers are cutting costs and increasing profits during the event’s conference sessions.
Scott Sheffield, Chairman and CEO, Pioneer Natural Resources
John J. Christmann, CEO and President, Apache Corp.
J. Ross Craft, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer & President, Approach Resources Inc.
Randy Foutch, Founder, Chairman and CEO, Laredo Petroleum Inc.
Tom Meneley, Chairman and CEO, Plantation Petroleum Co. LLC
Joe Gatto, President and Chief Financial Officer, Callon Petroleum Co.
Jeff Tillery, Managing Director, Head of Capital Markets, Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co.
John Lindsay, Chief Executive Officer, Helmerich & Payne Inc.
The event's packed exhibit floor features more than 60 of the industry’s top service and technology providers who are helping producers cut costs and maximize output.
Mark your calendars – the Executive Oil Conference will return to the Midland County Horseshoe Pavilion in Midland, TX November 6-7, 2017. Hart Energy's DUG Permian Basin delivers another dose of in-depth coverage in the region April 3-5 at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth, TX.
Dane Whitehead Joins Marathon Oil As CFO Marathon Oil Corp. (NYSE: MRO) appointed Dane Whitehead as executive vice president and CFO, the Houston-based company said Feb. 23.Whitehead, 55, has most recently served as executive vice president and CFO of both EP Energy Corp. (NYSE: EPE) and EP Energy LLC since May 2012. His appointment at Marathon is expected to take effect March 6.On the effective date, Patrick J. Wagner, interim CFO, will return to his leadership role as senior vice president of corporate development and strategy.
WhiteWater To Build Delaware Basin NatGas Pipeline WhiteWater Midstream said Feb. 23 it has begun construction of the Agua Blanca Pipeline, an intrastate natural gas pipeline in the Delaware Basin.The initial path of Agua Blanca will be from Orla, Texas, to the Waha Hub, servicing portions of Culberson, Loving, Pecos, Reeves and Ward counties. Agua Blanca will have multiple direct downstream connections including to the Trans-Pecos Header.Agua Blanca will initially consist of 75 miles of 36-inch diameter pipe with a capacity of 1.25 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d), expandable to 1.75 Bcf/d. The project is supported by more than 500 MMcf/d of long-term, firm volume commitments.WhiteWater said it expects to accept first volumes by fourth-quarter 2017.“Agua Blanca will provide producers and processors with a much-needed outlet for the rapidly growing natural gas volumes in the Delaware Basin. Our customers will have a direct path to multiple delivery points including the attractive, growing Mexican power market,” Christer Rundlof, WhiteWater CEO, said in a statement.