The Business Development Study Group of the SPE Gulf Coast Section invites you to the 2018 SPEGCS Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestments Symposium, a one-day workshop introducing early and mid-career professionals to the commercial and transactional side of the oil and gas industry. It is open to engineers, finance, land, and other professionals interested in this aspect of our business.

The SPEGCS M,A&D Symposium will be held in the Chevron Auditorium  located in downtown Houston on Tuesday, January 9, with Networking Reception to follow at the Whitehall Hotel.  Keynote Speakers include Bill Marko (Jefferies) and  Carlos A. De Ayala (Linn Energy). There will also be 4 Topical Sessions led by industry experts with case studies, discussion / Q&A to highlight the program.

The MA&D Symposium will provide an overview from deal conception to deal closing featuring Keynote and Session talks and discussions by A&D experts as well as generous opportunities for networking with about 200 industry peers. As the current state of the industry applies stress to operators, strategic portfolio management becomes an important driver in creating shareholder value or even survival. The MA&D Symposium will provide detailed insights into the Role, Process, Workflow, Participants and Practices of deal making to give participants the knowledge and network you need to consider opportunities as an A&D professional.

Ticket includes admission to the 5 PM Symposium Networking Reception. Register online here.

If you cannot attend the Symposium, you can still register for the post-Symposium Networking Reception separately: https://www.spegcs.org/events/3770/


 7:30 AM       Registration & Continental Breakfast – Networking

 8:00 AM       Welcome & Overview from Conference Chairman

 8:15 AM       Keynote: Bill Marko, Managing Director, Jefferies LLC

 8:45 AM       Session I: Divestments – Portfolio Management to Transaction Execution

 10:15 AM     Networking & Break

 10:35 AM     Session II: Private Equity – Recent Trends and Transactions
                      John Thaeler, CEO, Vitruvian Exploration, LLC
                      James Wallis, Partner, NGP Energy Capital Management, LLC
                      Embry Canterbury, CEO, Hibernia Resources III, LLC

 12:00 AM     Luncheon & Keynote by Carlos A. De Ayala, VP BD and Strategic Planning, LINN Energy, LLC.

 1:30 PM       Session III: Post-Bankruptcy M&A: How are these companies reshaping themselves with M&A
                      John Brawley, SVP of Capital Markets and M&A, SandRidge Energy, Inc.
                      G. Gleeson Van Riet, EVP and CFO, SilverBow Resources, Inc.

 3:00 PM       Networking & Break

 3:20 PM       Session IV: DRILLCO’s – Recent Transactions and Unique Pitfalls.
                      Mark Stoner, Partner at Bayou City, L.P.
                      Hal Chappelle, President and CEO at Alta Mesa Holdings, LP
                      Cody Carper,  Partner at Willkie & Gallagher LLP

 4:45 PM       Session Wrap Up

 5:00 PM       Networking Social Begins at Whitehall Hotel

 6:30 PM       Adjourn



Tue, Jan. 9, 2018
7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
(GMT-0600) US/Central
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