2015 LA Energy Conference Releases Updated Agenda

NEW ORLEANS – The 2015 Louisiana Energy Conference, that will take place Wednesday, June 10, through Friday, June 12, 2015, at the Westin Canal Place Hotel in New Orleans, will host a series of 19 panels featuring executives from nearly 70 public and private energy companies as well as advisory and support firms that will discuss key domestic and international industry issues. 

         A detailed updated agenda can be found below.

         The all-panel format will be particularly relevant this year as both public and private companies will talk about coping with low energy prices and reduced capital expenditure budgets, and what their expectations are for the future.

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         There will also be several topical panels to discuss matters including the outlook for supply, pricing and U.S. crude oil exports, recent trends in recapitalizations, credit facility concerns and the role that private equity is having in the industry today.

         The Louisiana Energy Conference will also be hosting at least four field trips on Friday, June 12, to offshore Gulf of Mexico and onshore south Louisiana facilities:


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• Shallow Water Gulf of Mexico: Crew boat trip to visit Century Exploration production platform

• Houma Louisiana: Visit Gulf Island Fabrication and a shipyard where offshore structures and supply vessels are under construction

• Port Fouchon Louisiana: Visit Hornbeck Offshore Supply Vessel and tour Deep Water servicing facilities

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         Participation in the field trips will be very limited and offered to registered investment professionals (highest priority) and other guests (as available) after they complete registration. All trips will return guests to the New Orleans airport by about 3:00 p.m.


         The Louisiana Energy Conference will host its annual networking dinner on Wednesday, June 10, at the National World War II Museum from 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. The evening will begin with a viewing of the new interactive exhibit "Road to Berlin." The dinner buffet and networking event will be held in the "US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center" with live entertainment and cocktails.

         On Thursday June 11, Jones Walker LLP will host jazz music and cocktails at Pat O's on the River, located on the third floor of Jax Brewery at 600 Decatur St., in the Grande Terrace room, from 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.


         UPDATED AGENDA AS OF 6-4-15:


Wednesday, June 10



7:45 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.



8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

         GOM Deep Water Oil Services:

         Rumors of Its Demise Are Greatly Exaggerated

         Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. (HOS)

         Todd Hornbeck, Chairman, President & CEO

         McDermott International, Inc. (MDR)

         Scott Munro, VP Americas/Europe/Africa

         Superior Energy Services, Inc. (SPN)

         Guy Cook, Executive VP Global Rental Tools

         Delta SubSea LLC (Private)

         Scott Dingman, President & CEO

         Waldemar S. Nelson and Company, Inc. (Private)

         Wayne Hingle, SVP N.O. Office, Mgr Engineering


9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

         GOM Deep Water and Deep Shelf E&P:

         Looking Past the Trough

         GulfSlope Energy, Inc. (GSPE)

         Ron Bain, President and COO

         Noble Energy Inc. (NBL)

         Hodge Walker, VP of GOM

         Stone Energy Corporation (SGY)

         Toby Roesler, Chief Geophysicist &

         Ken Beer, EVP & CFO

         LLOG Exploration Co. (Private)

         Eric Zimmermann, Vice President of Geology


9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

         Break sponsored by LINN Energy


10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

         U. S. Onshore E&P:

         Focused Operations in Key Basins

         Midstates Petroleum Company, Inc. (MPO)

         Mark Eck, Executive VP & COO

         Triangle Petroleum Corporation (TPLM)

         Dr. Peter Hill, Chairman

         Oasis Petroleum Inc. (OAS)

         Richard Robuck, VP Finance & Treasurer

         Phillips Energy Partners (Private)

         Oliver Jenkins, President and COO


11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

         Onshore Oil Services:

         Technology, Innovation and Efficiency Will Lead the Recovery

         Cimation (Private)

         Joe Schipani, VP of Operations Consulting

         EcoStim Energy Solutions, Inc. (ESES)

         J. Chris Boswell, President & CEO

         Gradiant Corporation (Private)

         Anurag Bajpayee, Chief Executive Officer

         Sidewinder Drilling Inc. (Private)

         Jon Cole, Chairman & CEO


         Lunch Panel Energy MLPs:

         Is the Downturn Driving Investors to Yield?

         LINN Energy LLC (LINE)

         Clay Jeansonne, VP Investor Relations

         Cushing Asset Management

         Judd Cryer, Portfolio Manager


         Greg Matlock, Partner/Principal


1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

         U. S. Onshore E&P:

         Maximizing Opportunity, Creating Value and Forging Ahead

         Evolution Petroleum Corporation (EPM)

         Randy Keys, Senior VP & Chief Financial Officer

         Glori Energy, Inc. (GLRI)

         Stuart Page, CEO and President

         Goodrich Petroleum Corporation (GDP)

         Robert Turnham, President

         Alta Mesa Holdings LP (Private)

         Hal Chapelle, President and CEO


2:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

         The Lower 48:

         Recipe for Success and Impact of Supply Costs


         Manuj Nikhanj, Managing Director


2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

         Break sponsored by LINN Energy


3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

         Understanding the Keys to Successful Play Development:

         The Permian and the Eagleford

         Drillinginfo, Inc.

         Tanya Andrien, Product Director, Finance & Analytics


3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

         Supply, Pricing, Transportation & Exports:

         Envisioning the Future

         IHS Inc.

         Jerry Eumont, Managing Director

         Independent Petroleum Association of America

         Lee Fuller, Executive Vice President

         Jones Walker

         Rick Lazio, Partner & Head of NYC Office

         Gulf Gateway Terminal (Private)

         Stephen Champagne, Terminal Manager


4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

         A Private Company Perspective:

         It's Not a Bad Time to be Private

         Bordelon Marine LLC (Private)

         Ari Ehrlich, Chief Financial Officer

         Creative Resource Group (Private)

         Brian Bourque, Chief Operating Officer

         NecesSea, LLC (Private)

         Jennifer Comeaux, Chief Executive Officer

         OFS Energy Fund/Conquest Completion Services

         Bruce Ross, Managing Partner

         The CapStreet Group

         Paul De Lisi, Partner


6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

         Networking dinner and museum tour

         National World War II Museum – 945 Magazine St.

         New Orleans Warehouse District

         Sponsored by Amegy Bank, EHS Partners and Lockton



Thursday, June 11



8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

         GOM Shallow Water & Deep Shelf Oil Services:

         What Is the Outlook for Continued Investment?

         Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc. (GIFI)

         Jeff Favret, CFO

         RigNet, Inc. (RNET)

         Mark Slaughter, CEO and President

         Laborde Marine, LLC (Private)

         Cliffe Laborde, Managing Member/Owner

         OsComp (Private)

         Pedro Santos, CTO/Founder


8:45 a.m.– 9:30 a.m.

         Shallow Water E&P: US GOM and West Africa:

         Experience Is the Key to Success

         Energy XXI (EXXI)

         John Schiller, Chairman, President & CEO

         VAALCO Energy, Inc. (EGY)

         Greg Hullinger, Chief Financial Officer

         Talos Energy LLC (Private)

         Tim Duncan, President and CEO


9:30 a.m.– 9:45 a.m.

         Break sponsored by Postlethwaite and Netterville


9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

         Private Equity Investments in the Energy Industry:

         The Funds Are Growing & Ready to Be Deployed


         Michael Ryder, Senior Managing Director

         Cerberus Capital Management, L.P.

         Tim Fording, Managing Director

         Denham Capital

         Jason Craig, Director

         First Reserve

         George DeMontrond, Vice President


10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

         Private Equity Investments in the Energy Industry:

         Looking for the Right Targeted Investment

         Atinum Energy Investments, LLC

         Beau Egert, Managing Director & COO

         Lime Rock Partners

         Townes Pressler, Managing Director

         Sage Road Capital

         Ben Stamets, Managing Partner & Co-founder

         White Deer Energy

         Joseph Michels, Managing Director


         Lunch Panel Commercial Banking:

         Coping with Depressed Oil Prices, New Regulations and Nervous Energy Companies

         GE Capital Corporation

         Luca Pasqualini, Senior Managing Director

         IBERIABANK Corporation

         Bryan Chapman, EVP & Energy Lending Manager

         Macquarie Bank Limited

         Stephen Shatto, Managing Director

         Wells Fargo Securities

         Kevin Scotto, Director


1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

         International Oil Services:

         Long-term It Still Offers the Greatest Upside

         Bristow Group Inc. (BRS)

         George Bruce, VP Integrated Planning & Performance

         Frank's International N.V. (FI)

         Jeremy Angelle, VP Gulf of Mexico Operations & Global Technology

         Noble Corporation (NE)

         Bernie Wolford, Senior VP Operations

         Tidewater, Inc. (TDW)

         Jeffrey Platt, President & CEO


2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

         Debt Recapitalizations:

         Recent Trends and Perspectives


         Lloyd Sprung, Senior Managing Director

         Apollo Investment Management

         Jeffrey Bartlett, Managing Director & Head of Energy Investing

         Credit Suisse

         David Alterman, Managing Director, North American Head-Leveraged Finance

         Davis Polk and Wardwell LLP

         Damian Schaible, Partner, Restructuring Group

         Highbridge Principal Strategies

         Don Dimitrievich, Managing Director

         SunTrust Robinson Humphrey

         Peter Almond, Managing Director, Syndicated & Leverage Finance


3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

         Break sponsored by Postlethwaite and Netterville


3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

         Liquefied Natural Gas Exports:

         The Future is Close at Hand

         Cheniere Energy, Inc.

         Andrew Ware, Director Strategic Projects

         Capital Energy Read S.L (Private)

         Adolfo Martinez del Rio, CEO


4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

         Fund Managers' Perspective on the Current Downturn:

         Been There, Done That

         Nancy Prue, President, Petroleum and Resources

         Josh Young, Young Capital Management


5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

         Jazz Music and Cocktails sponsored by Jones Walker

         Pat O's on the River, 600 Decatur St.

         Jax Brewery, Third Floor, Grande Terrace Room



Friday, June 12



         Field Trips to Offshore Gulf of Mexico and Onshore

         South Louisiana Facilities

         Sponsored by: GMP Securities and Wells Fargo


         Hosting Companies: Century Exploration, Gulf Island

         Fabrication, Hornbeck Offshore

Source: Louisiana Energy Conference



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