Wednesday, August 12, 2020
The NAPE Business Conference features presentations that explore the industry’s most pressing topics. Several "C-suite" presenters are brought to one stage before the Expo doors open, offering attendees extra networking time while receiving exclusive insights into the oil and gas industry.
2019 SPEAKERS & TOPICS
Horizontal drilling for unconventional resource plays in the Permian Basin has become the main focus of drilling within the basin. Horizontal wells are actively drilling for unconventional resource plays in the Sprayberry and Wolfcamp Formations in the Midland Basin and for the Bone Springs and Wolfcamp Formations in the Delaware Basin. This talk will examine conventional versus unconventional plays in these formations, looking at how these formations that are now being drilled for unconventional resource play transitioned from conventional to unconventional. Understanding this transition could lead to the next conventional to unconventional hot play!
Mr. Party is CEO/President of Beryl Oil and Gas, LP and has been working in the oil and gas industry for 40 years. Mike served as Vice President of Exploration at Reliance Energy from November 2009 until Reliance Energy’s main assets were sold to Concho Resources in October 2016. He started his career with Cities Services working as a geophysicist overseeing seismic crews in West Texas and Eastern New Mexico as well as doing interpretations with all types of geophysical techniques. He joined Wagner & Brown in 1981 where he generated and evaluated projects employing both geological and geophysical data throughout the US and internationally and served as Exploration Manager for the last 9 years before joining Reliance Energy.
Mike is an active member of local, national, and international geological societies. Most notably within the AAPG, he has served as the President of the Southwest Section, Secretary, President of the Division of Professional Affairs, and is the current President Elect, set to become President on July 1. He also served as President of the West Texas Geological Society and the Permian Basin Section of SEPM. He is a licensed Geologist within the State of Texas and is a Certified Petroleum Geologist and Certified Petroleum Geophysicist by the American Association of Petroleum Geologists. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Rolla in 1978 with a BS degree in Geology/Geophysics and was awarded an Honorary Professional Degree in 1994. Mike was awarded the Outstanding Young Alumni from the University of Missouri –Rolla in 1996.
How can companies effectively and creatively leverage data and technology in managing costs – and ultimately drive competitive differentiation and better performance as a result? With claims that “data is the new oil” and a market saturation of terms like “digitalization” and “big data,” it’s more important than ever for operators to understand how O&G firms can convert investments in new data technologies into real value-driving returns, and how firms should be preparing for a future data landscape. In this presentation, PowerAdvocate shares a perspective on the importance of surgical cost management relative to what’s happening in the market today, how certain themes can impact operators’ abilities to perform well, and real examples of how industry operators are using creative or innovative data approaches to improve cost performance.
James Wagstaff heads the Oil & Gas Business at PowerAdvocate and leads the strategy and execution of the company’s activities with operators. He is responsible for the global teams that engage the market with insights about using better data to create enterprise cost savings. James has been with PowerAdvocate since 2009 and has held a number of product, market analysis, and account roles. Prior to joining PowerAdvocate, James worked in a series of operations and leadership positions for World Energy (acquired by EnerNOC). James received an M.B.A. from the Wharton School and is a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
A panel discussion on navigating the opportunities and hurdles in today’s minerals market.
Stephanie Reed joined Parsley in 2010 and was named Vice President, Land in 2016 and Senior Vice President, Land and Marketing in 2017. She previously served as Investor Relations Manager. Before joining Parsley Ms. Reed worked as an independent landman. She holds a Bachelor of Science from Texas Tech University and a Masters in Business Administration from the Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University. Ms. Reed is a member of PBLA, AAPL, APLA and PBPA, and currently serves on the Development Board of Magdalene House – Austin, as well as the NAPE Operators Committee.
Kaes Van't Hof has served as President of our general partner since March 2017. Mr. Van't Hof joined Diamondback in July 2016 as Vice President - Strategy and Corporate Development and was promoted to Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Business Development in March 2019. Prior to his position with Diamondback, Mr. Van't Hof served as Chief Executive Officer for Bison Drilling and Field Services from September 2012 to June 2016. From August 2011 to August 2012, Mr. Van't Hof was an analyst for Wexford Capital, LP responsible for developing operating models and business plans, including for our initial public offering, and before that worked for the Investment Banking - Financial Institutions Group of Citigroup Global Markets, Inc. from February 2010 to July 2011. Mr. Van't Hof was a professional tennis player from May 2008 to January 2010. Mr. Van't Hof received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Business Administration from the University of Southern California.
Austin Campbell co-founded Santa Elena Minerals, along with Brendan Fikes in 2015 and serves as the company’s Co-CEO. Since formation, Santa Elena has acquired over 60,000 net royalty acres in the Permian Basin and is financially backed by EnCap Investments. Mr. Campbell has over 14 years of oil and gas experience and began his career working for his father in the mineral and royalty acquisitions side of Osado Oil & Gas. In 2006, Mr. Campbell took over the company. He is the owner/manager of several other endeavors including JAC GP, LLC, Campbell Investments & Osado Properties, Ltd. He also founded Midland Mineral & Royalty LLC in 2007, and has constructed and completed numerous profitable mineral purchases since then.
Chris Transier serves as Chief Executive Officer of Fortis Minerals, which he co-founded in 2016. Prior to Fortis Chris served as Executive Vice President and CFO of Escondido Resources, a South Texas oil and gas company with operated production from the Escondido and Eagle Ford formations. Prior to Escondido, Chris was a Vice President at First Reserve, the largest private equity firm focused exclusively on energy, where Chris worked on several investments across the energy value chain. Chris started his career with UBS Investment Bank as an analyst in the Global Energy Group. Chris received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Virginia where he was a Rodman Scholar.
In an ever-changing world, the Energy Industry continues to adapt and grow along with it. Forecasts show oil and gas remains the predominant global energy source for decades to come. Using new and existing technology to drive innovation, we can continue to push the boundaries of what is possible and provide the energy that fuels human progress.
Kim McHugh is the vice president of Drilling and Completions for Chevron Upstream and is based in Houston, Texas. She assumed the position in May 2018. Kim is responsible for Chevron’s Global Drilling and Completions including Health, Environment & Safety, Assurance, organizational capability and planning of drilling operations across the globe.
Prior to her current role, she was the general manager of Drilling and Completions in Houston. Kim is a second-generation driller who grew up in the industry and has lived in many parts of the U.S. as well as internationally. Her career has spanned operations in the Gulf of Mexico, Thailand and U.S. onshore.
Kim has worked for Chevron, BP, Unocal and ARCO in operator roles and as a consultant. She has held various roles in managing field operations, engineering and global performance.
Kim McHugh is a graduate of Texas A&M University where she received her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in petroleum engineering.
Kim serves on the Corporate Guild for Dress for Success and the International Association of Drilling Contractors Producers Advisory Council. She lives in Katy, Texas with her husband, Dennis, and their three children.