Summer NAPE Business Conference

The Summer NAPE Business Conference in Houston calls upon leading executives, experts and speakers to examine E&P trends, legislative and regulatory challenges, technical advances and other topics of interest.

Steve Goreham

<p>​Steve Goreham</p>

​Topic: “The Upheaval in Energy and Climate Regulation - Is Here!”

Steve Goreham is a speaker, an author, a researcher on environmental issues, and an independent columnist. He’s the Executive Director of the Climate Science Coalition of America, a non-political association of scientists, engineers, and citizens dedicated to informing Americans about the realities of climate science and energy economics. Goreham is the author of three books, including his latest, Outside the Green Box: Rethinking Sustainable Development. More than 100,000 copies of his books are now in print.

Goreham holds a B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago. He has more than 30 years of experience in Fortune 100 and private companies in engineering and executive roles.

Steve will present “The Upheaval in Energy and Climate Regulation—Is Here!” a common-sense discussion about energy, sustainability, public policy, the upheaval upon us and implications for the oil and gas industry.

Robert G. Clarke

<p>​Robert G. Clark</p>

Panel Topic: “Discussion on U.S. Lower 48 Upstream Activity, Investment, Price Outlooks and Play/Operator Benchmarking”

Robert G. Clarke has been with Wood Mackenzie since 2005, originally as a member of the company’s initial US Lower 48 Upstream Research group. He has covered both the Rocky Mountains and Gulf Coast regions specifically, and led much of Wood Mackenzie’s early shale research. He product managed the Global Unconventional Play Service from 2009 to 2014, and also managed an internal upstream Knowledge Network. Now, he works closely with E&Ps, investors and service companies in the North Texas market.

Robert’s specializations include geologic play description, decline curve analysis, production forecasting, analogue play modeling, and economic benchmarking. He has widespread experience analyzing exploratory global unconventional assets and has worked on upstream consulting projects, ranging from asset opportunity screenings for E&Ps, to due diligence work for private equity M&A. Robert regularly contributes to written media and is a frequent speaker and panel moderator at industry conferences.

Prior to joining Wood Mackenzie, he worked as a Field Geologist for HMI, a private engineering and consulting firm in Houston, Texas. Robert graduated Cum Laude from Texas A&M University in 2001 with a BA in Geology, and received a MBA in 2005 from the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona.

R.T. Dukes

<p>​R.T. Dukes</p>

Panel Topic: “Discussion on U.S. Lower 48 Upstream Activity, Investment, Price Outlooks, and Play/Operator Benchmarking”

R.T. has held various research and consulting roles within Wood Mackenzie. Currently, he contributes to the company’s detailed analysis of major upstream developments in North America. He also serves as an advisor for the company’s Macro Oils (Oil Price Outlook) service.

In prior roles, he led a U.S. upstream research team and was an upstream consultant. Mr. Dukes still contributes to Wood Mackenzie’s consulting practice and has participated in projects that account for billions in upstream and midstream transactions. He has led and been involved in projects ranging from asset opportunity screenings, third-party valuations, due diligence, and strategic reviews.

He is regularly quoted by major news outlets covering energy – Chron, WSJ, FT, Bloomberg, etc.

Prior to Wood Mackenzie, R.T. led a company investing in oil and gas working interests and royalties.

Mr. Dukes graduated Cum Laude from Texas A&M University with a bachelors degree in accounting and a masters degree in finance. He currently serves on the Former Student Advisory Board for the Professional Program in Accounting.

Clay Lightfoot

<p>​Clay Lightfoot</p>

Panel Topic: “Discussion on U.S. Lower 48 Upstream Activity, Investment, Price Outlooks, and Play/Operator Benchmarking”

Clay is a Research Analyst in Wood Mackenzie’s US Lower 48 research team. His research is currently concentrated on the Gulf Coast region with a focus on the Haynesville, Eagle Ford, and Barnett shales.

Prior to joining Wood Mackenzie in January 2015, Clay worked for Hess Corporation in New York City and in the US Senate, focusing on energy policy.

Clay graduated from Texas Christian University in 2007 and received an MBA from the University of Oklahoma in 2014.

Alan Townsend

<p>​Alan Townsend</p>

Topic: “Rosehill Resources: The Formation of a Pure Play Delaware Basin Public Company”

Alan Townsend was named the President, and Chief Executive Officer of Rosehill Resources in April 2017.

Mr. Townsend has over 45 years of engineering, operations and management experience in the oil and gas industry. Prior to Rosehill, Mr. Townsend worked at Tema Oil and Gas Company for 16 years in various roles including President, and a Director since April 2008. He also served as President and Director of several Rosemore subsidiaries, including Gateway Gathering and Marketing, Crown Central New Holdings, LLC, Tema of PA, LLC, and Raven Gathering System, LLC. Mr. Townsend has held several executive positions in public companies, including serving as President of Equitable Resources Energy Co., an exploration and production (E&P) subsidiary of Equitable Resources, Vice President of KRM Petroleum Inc., an independent E&P company, and Chief Executive Officer of Camelot Oil and Gas Company, a privately-owned E&P company.

Mr. Townsend holds a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering and a Masters of Engineering in Petroleum Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines.

Bruce Niemeyer

<p>Bruce Niemeyer</p>

Topic: “Realizing the Permian Opportunity Through Collaboration”

Bruce L. Niemeyer is Vice President of Chevron North America Exploration & Production Company. He oversees its Mid-Continent Business Unit, which manages a large resource base of oil and liquids-rich assets in the mid-continent United States, including Chevron’s significant Permian assets in Texas and New Mexico.

Prior to this role, he served for more than two years as vice president of the Appalachian/Michigan Strategic Business Unit, where he led the company’s development of natural gas from shale in the northeast U.S. In addition, Niemeyer has served as the strategy and planning general manager for Chevron North America Exploration and Production Co. (CNAEP). He was responsible for championing CNAEP’s business objectives, managing the composition of its business portfolio, allocating capital and developing a strategic approach for the future.

Bruce previously served as the area manager for the Western Shelf in the Gulf of Mexico strategic business unit. He joined Texaco in April 2000 as the area manager for the Kern River Field. Before that, he held a number of technical and managerial assignments at Atlantic Richfield Co. (ARCO). He also served as the president of ARCO Environmental Remediation, LLC.

Bruce holds a Bachelor of Science degree in petroleum engineering from the Colorado School of Mines and is a registered petroleum engineer in the state of California.

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