Energy Capital Conference
April 17-18, 2017
Austin, Texas
Omni Barton Creek
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EnCap InvestmentsStratas AdvisorsNetherland, Sewell & Associates (NSAI)DrillingInfoCohn ReznickHolland ServicesEDF
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Conference Agenda

Monday, April 17

6:30 pm

Welcome Reception and Dinner

Tuesday, April 18

7:30 am

Registration, Breakfast & Networking


8:30 am

Welcome & Opening Remarks


8:35 am

Macroeconomic Keynote: Red Sky At Night?

This veteran executive talks about how E&Ps stay steady in tumultuous times. The U.S. oil and gas industry is on the high seas-- crude oil prices are vulnerable to squalls in Iran and tempests in Russia and the “accidentally on purpose” typhoons from OPEC. The Lower 48’s protesters and politicians are also bound to cause disruptions, at the same time that hugely prolific resource plays can unleash astonishing volumes of natural gas.


9:00 am

Anatomy Of A Deal: The Small-Cap Buyer

This small-cap name acquired Permian acreage at a time when companies of its size have been in a tight squeeze. Banks have been gun shy about lending money, while small caps can't attract much in the way of equity interest. Here, participants talk about how the deal came about.


9:30 am

A&D Roundtable: Finding Shade In The A&D Heatwave

Deal values keep challenging the mercury with an A&D heatwave running counter to stone-cold commodity prices. Even the Haynesville, Bakken and Niobrara can still cook up five-alarm prices. Where’s a deal guru to look? Maybe not far. E&Ps have started to get creative, falling back on volumetric production payments; payment kickers to sellers and JVs. Experts discuss creative financing; breakdown play metrics; and examine the best plays where a dollar goes farther.


10:15 am

Networking Break


10:45 am

Analyst Spotlight: If Not The Permian, Where?

Many E&Ps want to buy into the Permian's seemingly endless stacked pays. But paying top dollar for acreage can strain a pocketbook and call final economics into doubt. What's the next best thing? Can a company that can't afford $40,000 per acre get better returns in $15,000-an-acre Eagle Ford? To borrow a famous phrase, if not the Permian now, what about the D-J Basin?


11:10 am

Banking Spotlight: The Bottom Dollar

This veteran talks about the capital landscape from the banker's perspective. What role are banks playing in the current acquisition market, and what kinds of terms can companies expect?


11:35 am

Financing Of The Year: Oil and Gas Investor's Excellence Award

Presentation & Remarks


12:00 pm

Networking Luncheon


1:30 pm

Executive Of The Year: Oil and Gas Investor's Excellence Award

Presentation & Remarks


2:00 pm

Private Equity Panel: The Bargain Hunters

What's private equity up to this time? Well-known firms have pumped billions of dollars back into management teams that have already scored in the Permian and elsewhere. Some firms are also shoving money into public companies, combining strength in the Stack and elsewhere. These experts decode PE firms' secrets of success and the unique challenges they face in today's marketplace.


3:00 pm

M&A Deal Of The Year: Oil and Gas Investor's Excellence Award

Presentation & Remarks


3:30 pm

Conference Adjourns

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