Speakers - Past & Present 

SPEAKERS 

 

AN ENERGY EVENING EVENT | May 22, 2018

Former Group CIO, BP PLC  - MIKE GIBBS

 

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Mike Gibbs

FORMER GROUP CIO, BP PLC

Michael Gibbs is the former Group CIO for BP, PLC having responsibility for setting and implementing BP’s IT strategy and providing computing and telecommunications technology services worldwide.

 

As CIO, Michael led a transformation of the IT function at BP, reducing costs by a third, re-structuring key third-party contracts and reorganizing the function and operating model. He drove improvements in operational integrity, value measurement and a tight focus on Cyber Security, establishing a 24x7 global security operations center. Before retiring, Michael led the application of emerging digital technologies including plans for a major migration from legacy data centers to the cloud.  

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Houston Energy Breakfast | March 23, 2018

 

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Jackie Wallace, BHGE

 

Cindy Yeilding, BP

R.T. DUKES

Research Director

WOOD MACKENZIE

 R.T. is widely recognized as a global leader in US unconventional oil and gas. Mr. Dukes advises companies at the executive and board level, as well as being a regular speaker at international industry conferences. He’s a media favorite that you’ll find quoted in various print and broadcast media outlets.

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PHIL VOLLANDS

President

NEWPARK DRILLING 

With over 20 years of industry experience, Phil Vollands serves as President, Fluid Systems for Newpark Resources.  In this role, Mr. Vollands is committed to the growth of Newpark as the technology leader in the drilling fluids space through the accelerated adoption of new technologies and the advancement of Newpark's deepwater strategy.  

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JACKIE WALLACE

VP, Data & Analytics, Digital Tech

Baker Hughes, a GE Company

Jackie Wallace is the Data and Analytics leader for Baker Hughes, a GE company. Jackie has spent more than 28 years in the energy and oil & gas industries, and has held various business and IT leadership roles supporting Sales, Marketing, Finance, Manufacturing, ERP, Operations, and Business Integration. 

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CINDY YEILDING

Senior Vice President

BP America

 Cindy Yeilding is currently Senior Vice President, BP America.  Previous roles include VP Gulf of Mexico Exploration & Appraisal, and Global Geoscience Research and Technology Manager for BP.  Cindy has served as an American Association of Petroleum Geologists Distinguished Lecturer and was named a “Legend in Exploration” by AAPG. 

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AN ENERGY EVENING EVENT | November 7, 2017

President Chevron Technology Ventures - BARBARA BURGER

 

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Barbara Burger

PRESIDENT CHEVRON TECHNOLOGY VENTURES

Barbara Burger, Ph.D., joined Chevron in 1987 and is currently the president of Chevron Technology Ventures, an organization that champions innovation and the integration of emerging technologies into Chevron.

Barbara holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Rochester, a doctoral degree in chemistry from the California Institute of Technology and an academic honor MBA in finance from the University of California, Berkeley.

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Houston Energy Breakfast | September 22, 2017


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Paul Geiger, SWN

9 Time Houston Energy Breakfast Speaker R.T. Dukes

Regina Mayor

Principal, KPMG

  Regina has over 25 years of experience delivering large-scale business and technology changes to major energy companies around the world.  Her expertise in providing advisory services spans across the energy value chain from wellhead to retail and from the power plant to burner tip.  She is a recognized thought leader on the disruptive trends facing the various segments of the energy value chain -- from the impact of millennials and baby boomers on gasoline consumption to the changing demands in power generation. 

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Andrew Biar

President, STRATEGIC PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Andrew founded Strategic Public Affairs® in 2000. Drawing on more than a quarter of a century of experience in government, communications/media, business and politics, he and the firm provide lobbying, government relations and communication/media counsel to businesses in key sectors of the economy including oil & gas; upstream, midstream and downstream, utilities, healthcare, automotive, home building, finance and more.

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Paul Geiger

Senior VP, Corporate Development, SWN 

Paul Geiger is the Senior Vice President, Corporate Development of Southwestern Energy.  In 2014 he joined the company as Senior Vice President, Fayetteville Shale Division and then moved to become Senior Vice President, West Virginia Division before named to his current role in 2016.  

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R.T. Dukes

Research Director, WoodMackenzie

R.T. is widely recognized as a global leader in US unconventional oil and gas. Mr. Dukes advises companies at the executive and board level, as well as being a regular speaker at international industry conferences. He’s a media favorite that you’ll find quoted in various print and broadcast media outlets.

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An Energy Eventing Event - TX Railroad Commissioner - Ryan Sitton, May 23, 2017

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Ryan Sitton

TEXAS RAILROAD COMMISSIONER

Ryan Sitton is serving the state of Texas as the first engineer on the Railroad Commission in 50 years. One of the world’s leading experts in energy markets, production and regulation, in 2014, he was elected to the Texas Railroad Commission, the state agency that oversees oil and gas regulation in Texas. A native Texan who grew up in the Irving area, Ryan is a graduate of Texas A&M University where he earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering, and met his wife, Jennifer. Click Here for Full Bio

 

PAST SPEAKERS - Houston Energy Breakfast | March 24, 2017

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Marc G. Davidson

Sr. Director of Technology

HALLIBURTON

Mr. Davidson has 29 year's experience in technology, manufacturing, and supply chain in a range of industries.  His responsibilities include overseeing the development of Halliburton's new products and services for well cementing, stimulation, production chemicals and related technologies.

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R.T. Dukes

Research Director 

WOOD MACKENZIE

R.T. manages the company’s detailed analysis of major upstream developments through the North American Key Play service. He also serves as a North American advisor for the company’s Macro Oils (Oil Price Outlook) service. Mr. Dukes specializes in play description, decline curve analysis, production forecasting, and economic modeling.

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Nathan McMahan

Director Unconventional Reservoirs Excellence

CONOCOPHILLIPS

 Nathan has ten years of industry experience in various technical positions, including projects, production, completions and reservoir engineering within ConocoPhillips. Before moving to his current role, he was reservoir engineer in Eagle Ford responsible for advanced production and performance analysis services throughout the Americas.  

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Jim Claunch

Vice President of Operational Excellence

STATOIL

Mr. Claunch joined Statoil in 2009 as Vice President of Global Business Services in the Houston office and subsequently held VP of HR positions in Norway and in Houston. He has over 25 years of experience in the energy sector including 14 years of international experience serving in various financial and shared services roles. 

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PAST SPEAKERS - Houston Energy Breakfast | December 2, 2016

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Greg Vesey

Managing Director & CEO

LNGL

Greg has held senior executive roles in the international energy sector through a distinguished career of 35 years with Chevron and Texaco.  Most recently he was President of Chevron Natural Gas & Vice President, Gas Supply sand Trading from 2011 to 2015. In this role he was responsible for Chevron’s Global LNG, natural gas, and natural gas liquid marketing and trading activity and was based in Houston. 

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R.T. Dukes

Research Director 

Wood Mackenzie

R.T. manages the company’s detailed analysis of major upstream developments through the North American Key Play service. He also serves as a North American advisor for the company’s Macro Oils (Oil Price Outlook) service. Mr. Dukes specializes in play description, decline curve analysis, production forecasting, and economic modeling.

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Michele McNicol

CEO

Wood Group Asset LIfe Cycle Solutions - West

 Michele is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of CEO of Wood Group Asset Life Cycle Solutions – West, which was formed in July 2016 following the consolidation of Wood Group’s businesses.  Michele oversees almost 13,000 employees who provide projects and modifications, operations & maintenance, industrial, pipeline & decommissioning services throughout the Americas.  She serves on Wood Group’s Executive Leadership Team.

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Kenneth B. Medlock III, PH.D

Fellow in Energy & Resource Economics 

Baker Institute

 Kenneth B. Medlock III, Ph.D., is the James A. Baker, III, and Susan G. Baker Fellow in Energy and Resource Economics at the Baker Institute and the senior director of the Center for Energy Studies. He is also the director of the Masters of Energy Economics program, holds adjunct professor appointments in the Department of Economics and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and is the chair of the faculty advisory board at the Energy and Environment Initiative at Rice University. 

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PAST SPEAKERS - Houston Energy Breakfast | September 16, 2016

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Charles E. (Chuck) Nagel, III

President

Burnett Oil

Chuck joined Burnett Oil in March of 2012 as Vice President of Exploration.  His abilities earned him great respect throughout the company and he was appointed Executive Vice President in January of 2014. In September 2014, upon Bill Pollard stepping down as President, Chuck accepted the role as President of Burnett Oil Company.       

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R.T. Dukes

Research Director 

Wood Mackenzie

R.T. manages the company’s detailed analysis of major upstream developments through the North American Key Play service. He also serves as a North American advisor for the company’s Macro Oils (Oil Price Outlook) service. Mr. Dukes specializes in play description, decline curve analysis, production forecasting, and economic modeling.

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Janeen Judah

President SPE, General Manager Chevron  

Janeen is the 2017 President of the Society of Petroleum Engineers International, with about 100,000 professional and 65,000 student members worldwide. She works for Chevron, where she has held several executive and management positions, including General Manager of Chevron’s Southern Africa business, President of the Environmental Management Company and GM for reservoir and production engineering technology.   

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Maryanne Maldonado

Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

Houston Techology Center

Maryanne Maldonado is Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at the Houston Technology Center (HTC), a Houston based technology business accelerator and the largest technology business incubator in Texas.    

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PAST SPEAKERS - Houston Energy Breakfast | June 10, 2016

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Maria Claudia Borras

Chief Commercial Officer, GE Oil and Gas

Based in Houston, Texas Maria Claudia manages a team of over 4000 employees globally in the sales, commercial, key accounts and marketing organizations of the company. She was appointed to her this position in January 2015 when she joined GE as a Company Officer.    

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R.T. Dukes

Research Director, Wood Mackenzie

R.T. manages the company’s detailed analysis of major upstream developments through the North American Key Play service. He also serves as a North American advisor for the company’s Macro Oils (Oil Price Outlook) service. Mr. Dukes specializes in play description, decline curve analysis, production forecasting, and economic modeling.

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Jim Marchiori

Executive Director, Global Energy Management (GEM), UC Denver Business School 

 Jim Marchiori is the Executive Director of the Global Energy Management (GEM) Program at the University of Colorado Denver Business School.  Over his 30 year career, Jim has been a champion for the use technology and innovation in workforce development for the oil and gas industry.  

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David Reid

Chief Marketing Officer, National Oilwell Varco (NOV)

David Reid is Chief Marketing Officer at National Oilwell Varco (NOV). He is charged with developing the market and strategic engine of NOV across regional operations and business segments in order to offer their customers a most valued position in their relative markets. 

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Past Speakers - Houston Energy Breakfast | March 31, 2015

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Michael Thomas

COO - Gas, BP Energy Co.

Michael Thomas is the chief operating officer for natural gas in BP Energy Co. (BPEC). In this role, he directs the company’s North American natural gas Marketing and Origination, and Transportation and Operations teams, while jointly leading overall natural gas strategy with the Head of Gas Trading.

 

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R.T. Dukes

Research Director, Wood Mackenzie

R.T. manages the company’s detailed analysis of major upstream developments through the North American Key Play service. He also serves as a North American advisor for the company’s Macro Oils (Oil Price Outlook) service. Mr. Dukes specializes in play description, decline curve analysis, production forecasting, and economic modeling.

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Leslie Beyer

President, Petroleum Equipment Suppliers Association

As President of PESA, Beyer leads PESA’s efforts supporting priorities of the energy industry’s manufacturers, oilfield service and supply companies.  Previously, Beyer served as Director of Member and Board Relations with the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM).

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Allen Gilmer

Co-Founder, Chairman, & CEO, DrillingInfo

Mr. Allen Gilmer was recently elected as the Chairman of the Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association - one of the largest oil and natural gas groups in the United States. Prior to co-founding Drillinginfo in 1999, Allen was an independent oilman for 7 years, co-founding three profitable E&P companies.  

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Past Speakers | December 3, 2015

Regina Mayor

Leigh-Ann Russell

June Ressler

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Regina Mayor

Principal, KPMG

Regina Mayor serves as the National Sector Leader for Energy, Natural Resources and Chemicals and as the Americas Oil and Gas Leader. In both of these capacities, she helps determine the strategy and investment for the firm to better serve the Energy industry as well as optimizes the delivery of our services nationally.

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Leigh-Ann Russell

VP Performance Global Wells, BP

Leigh-Ann is accountable for all the business processes that deliver BP’s wells operations globally. This includes performance, planning, finance, risk, strategy, reporting and management systems. Prior to taking up the role of VP performance in 2013, Leigh-Ann’s most recent roles have been as Completions Manager, Drilling Engineering Manager and Operations Manager.

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June Ressler

CEO & President, CENERGY International 

CENERGY International, is the leading global workforce and safety solutions provider for the energy industry. June started her business in 1996 with one consultant. Since then, she has grown her company to nearly $300 million in sales, with 80 internal employees and more than 1,2000 consultants, operating in offices in the US, Canada, the Netherlands and Australia.

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R.T. Dukes

Research Director, WoodMackenzie

R.T. manages the company’s detailed analysis of major upstream developments through the North American Key Play service. He also serves as a North American advisor for the company’s Macro Oils (Oil Price Outlook) service. Mr. Dukes specializes in play description, decline curve analysis, production forecasting, and economic modeling.

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Past Speakers | September 17, 2015

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Greg C. Garland

Skip York

David J. Porter

William T. Yardley

President, US Transmission, Spectra Energy

Bill Yardley is president of Spectra Energy’s U.S. transmission business, responsible for the company’s extensive network of natural gas infrastructure across the country. He leads the business development, project execution, operations and environment, health and safety efforts associated with Spectra Energy’s U.S. portfolio of assets.

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Greg C. Garland

Chairman & CEO, Phillips 66

Greg Garland is chairman and CEO of Phillips 66, a diversified energy manufacturing and logistics company. A chemical engineer, Garland has more than 30 years of industry experience in technical and executive leadership positions within the oil and natural gas and chemicals industries.

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Skip York

Vice President of Integrated Energy, Wood Mackenzie

Skip York is the Vice President of Integrated Energy in Wood Mackenzie’s America’s Research Team responsible for cross-segment integration of petroleum market issues for North America.

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David J. Porter

Chairman, Texas Railroad Commission

Chairman David Porter was elected statewide by the people of Texas in November 2010 to serve a six-year term as Railroad Commissioner and was unanimously elected by his fellow commissioners to serve as Chairman in June 2015.

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Past Speakers | June 12, 2015

Gary Willingham

David Lee

Jim Summers

Reagan (R.T.) Dukes

Gary Willingham

Executive Vice President, Noble-Energy

Gary Willingham is executive vice president of operations for Noble Energy. He is responsible for Noble Energy’s global production, drilling, major projects and supply chain activities.

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David Lee

Vice President Americas, Rigzone

David Lee is the Vice President, Americas, of Rigzone, the worlds’ largest online resource for oil and gas news, careers, data services and events.

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Jim Summers

Partner, Environmental Resource Management (ERM)

Jim Summers is a Partner at Environmental Resources Management (ERM), currently leading both the Midstream Sector and Integrated Water Management Practice for the firm.

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Reagan (R.T.) Dukes

Senior Analyst, Wood Mackenzie

R.T. Dukes specializes in play description, decline curve analysis, production forecasting, and economic modeling. He has also been involved with numerous domestic upstream consulting projects ranging from asset opportunity screenings, third-party valuations, due diligence, and strategic reviews.

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Past Speakers | April 17, 2015

Scott Prochazka

Greg Vesey

Craig Heilmann

Reagan (R.T.) Dukes

Scott Prochazka

President & CEO, Centerpoint Energy

Scott Prochazka is a recognized leader in delivering natural gas and electricity within the continental United States. CenterPoint Energy is a fortune 500 company with over $20B in assets, 5.5M customers across six states and owns the majority of Enable Midstream Partners.

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Greg Vesey

Vice president Gas Supply and Trading, Chevron

Greg Vesey is Vice President of Gas Supply and Trading (GSAT) with responsibility for marketing natural gas to wholesale and large end-use customers in the United States, Canada and Europe.

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Craig Heilmann

Associate Partner, IBM Security

Craig Heilmann brings 20 years of technical, professional, managerial and entrepreneurial experience to the team, specifically applied in areas of information security, controls and governance.

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Reagan (R.T.) Dukes

Senior Analyst, Wood Mackenzie

R.T. Dukes has spent 6 years with Wood Mackenzie in various research and consulting roles. Currently, he manages the company’s detailed analysis of major upstream developments through the North American Key Play service.

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