Energy Capital Conference
April 17-18, 2017
Austin, Texas
Omni Barton Creek
Register Hosted By
Oil and Gas InvestorUnconventional Oil & Gas Center
Featured Sponsors
Stratas AdvisorsEnCap InvestmentsNetherland, Sewell & Associates (NSAI)Holland ServicesEDFDrillingInfoCohn Reznick
Lantana Energy AdvisorsLime Rock PartnersRaymond JamesLeggette, Brashears & GrahamPrudential Capital Group

Executives Pack the 9th Annual Energy Capital Conference

This March, 300+ attendees converged in Austin, Texas for Oil and Gas Investor's 9th annual Energy Capital Conference. Executives from E&P companies, financial institutions and private equity firms spent two days networking, strategizing and hearing from some of the industry's top experts.

Themed "The Push and Pull of Money," the conference featured over a dozen c-suite executive speakers and industry leaders who have successfully led and advised companies through past downturns. Attendees had the opportunity to explore opportunities for accessing capital, balance sheet management strategies, restructuring options, M&A activity and more.

Preceding the event, attendees engaged in small group discussions during a golf tournament on the Fazio Foothills Course. Following the tournament, attendees and speakers gathered for an welcome dinner featuring entertainment by longtime CBS commentator, former PGA Tour golfer and bestselling author, Gary McCord.

Oil and Gas Investor's Annual Excellence Awards were also handed out at the conference. Winners included:

  • Executive of the Year: Harold Hamm, Chairman and CEO, Continental Resources Inc.
  • M&A Deal of the Year: WPX Energy
  • Financing of the Year: Blue Whale Energy North America


The conference may be over, but the conversation isn't. Find out what other attendees and speakers are saying about the Energy Capital Conference on Storify. We would love to hear about your experience too! Here's what we've heard so far about the state of the industry – find out if you agree – Part One & Part Two.

Be sure to save the date for the 10th annual Energy Capital Conference, April 17-18, 2017 in Austin, TX.


Colonial Pipeline Plans Texas Export Dock For Gasolines, Distillates
Colonial Pipeline Co. said on April 29 it would build an export dock in southeast Texas, marking the largest U.S. refined product pipeline system's first foray into infrastructure that will connect shippers to international markets.The company said that it will build a new dock and storage tanks in Port Arthur, Texas—home to three major refineries—to help boost gasoline and diesel exports. Colonial expects to finish the project, which will accommodate Panamax-sized vessels, by the spring of 2017.Colonial has a barge dock at its storage facilities in Baton Rouge, La., but the Port Arthur project will be its first able to handle export vessels.

Despite JV, Whiting’s First Quarter Drains Bakken Behemoth
The day WTI rises again to $50 per barrel, James Volker, chairman, president and CEO of Whiting Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: WLL), said his plan is a mixture of caution and temperance.While $50 would encourage Whiting to increase volumes, ramping up rigs and crews won’t be immediate.“We’d just like to watch that for at least a 90-day period if and when $50 is hit,” Volker said during an April 28 earnings call. “Most folks I’m aware of, we’d like to see that $50 number stay there for a quarter or so before moving ahead.”Volker made the comments following Whiting’s April 27 announcement that it had entered into a joint venture (JV) with an undisclosed party to continue drilling and completing wells in the Bakken.