2016 LA Energy Conference Releases Agenda, Panelist Line-Up

NEW ORLEANS – The 2016 Louisiana Energy Conference, which will take place from Wednesday, June 1, through Friday June 3, 2016, at the Westin Canal Place, 100 Iberville St., will again feature two full days of 23 panels on June 1 and 2 that will address key U.S. and international industry developments and issues, and host field trip opportunities on June 3.

         The following updated agenda and list of panelists have been released:



Wednesday, June 1



7:45 – 8:00 am      Welcome


8:00 – 8:45 am      GOM Deep Water Oil Services:


IBERIA                        Will Offshore Deep Water Lead or Lag a U.S.

Onshore Recovery?

Trey Stolz

                           Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc.  (HOS)

                           Todd Hornbeck, Chairman, President & CEO

                           Danos (Private)

                           Eric Danos, Executive Vice President

                           Delta SubSea LLC (Private)

                           Scott Dingman, President & CEO

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

                           (rep pending)


8:45 – 9:30 am      Shallow Water Mexico GOM E&P:


Tulane Energy Institute    Exciting New Opportunities in a Familiar


Eric Smith                     

                           Q'MAX Solutions Inc. (Private)

                           Guido Rivas, Vice President Mexico

                           Talos Energy LLC (Private)

                           Tim Duncan, President and CEO


9:30– 10:15 am     Shallow Water US GOM E&P:


Coker Palmer                The Next Generation of Private GOM

Institutional                    Companies:  Making Their Presence Known

David Beard

                           Array Petroleum, LLC (Private)

                           Jim Zotkiewicz, President

                           Energy Reserves Group, LLC (Private)

                           Ted  Wicks, Executve Vice President and CFO

                           Talos Energy LLC (Private)

                           Tim Duncan, President and CEO

                           Upstream Exploration, LLC (Private)

                           Michael Willis, President


10:15 – 10:30 am   Break           Sponsored by RigUp, Inc.


10:30 – 11:15 am   Private Equity:


Jones Walker                 Tighter Public Markets Create Opportunities for

                                    Existing and Newly Created PE Funds

Ted Jones

                           Bayou City Energy Management, LLC

                           Mark Stoner, Partner

                           Bernhard Capital Partners

                           Jeff Jenkins, Partner

                           Calera Capital

                           John Sinders, Executive Partner

                           White Deer Energy

                           Joseph Michels, Managing Director


11:15 – 12:00 pm  U.S. Onshore Oil Services:


Simmons                      Can the Onshore Industry Respond Quickly to a

                                    Broad Based Recovery?

John Daniel                    

                           Superior Energy Services, Inc. (SPN)

                           Paul Vincent, Vice President Investor Relations

                           Accenture Asset & Operations Services (Private)

                           Luis Luque, Managing Director

                           EMS USA, Inc. (Private)

                           Alex Buehler, President and CEO

                           Sidewinder Drilling Inc. (Private)

                           Jon Cole, Chairman & CEO


Lunch Panel Banking & M&A:

Seaport Global              Will Tighter Energy Loan Oversight

                                    Significantly Shift Lending Away from

                                    Traditional Banking?

Michael Schmidt                      

                           IBERIABANK Corporation

                           Bryan Chapman, EVP & Energy Lending Manager

                           J.P.  Morgan, Commercial Banking/Equipment Finance

                           Mark Volk, Executive Director


                           Will M&A Surge After the Current Wave of Balance

                           Sheet Restructurings?



                           Ron Montalbano, Senior Managing Director

                           Grenadier Energy Partners, LLC (Private)

                           Robert Hallett, VP of Business Development and Engineering

                           Seaport Global Securities, LLC

                           Steve Sebastian, Managing Director – Head of Financial Advisory Services


1:15– 2:00 pm       U. S. Onshore E&P:


2016 LEC                    Will Drilling Budgets Rise Quickly if Prices

                                    Continue to Improve?


                           Callon Petroleum Company (CPE)

                           Liam Kelly, Corporate Development Manager

                           Midstates Petroleum Company, Inc. (MPOY)

                           Nelson Haight, Executive Vice President and CFO

                           RigUp, Inc.

                           Xuan Yong, Chief Executive Officer

                           White Knight Resources, LLC (Private)

                           Jerry Wenzel, Chief Executive Officer


2:00– 2:45 pm       Capital Availability:


Jones Walker                  Bank Debt Replacement, Structured Preferreds

                                    and Private Equity

Marshall Page                          

                           Angelo, Gordon & Co.

                           Todd Dittmann, Managing Director

                           Apollo Management LP

                           Jeffrey Bartlett, Co-head Energy Credit

                           Highbridge Principal Strategies, LLC

                           Don Dimitrievich, Managing Director

                           Onex Credit

                           Andrew Scheffer, Senior Research Analyst


2:45– 3:00 pm       Break                   Sponsored by RigUp, Inc.


3:00– 3:30 pm       U.S. LNG Exports Are Underway:


J P Morgan                   How Will Lower Worldwide Prices Affect U.S.

                                    LNG Growth?

Terry Dufrene

                           Cheniere Energy, Inc. (LNG)

                           Andrew Ware, Director Strategic Projects

                           Capital Energy Read S.L (Private)

                           Adolfo Martinez del Rio, CEO


3:30 – 4:00 pm      International Exploration:


2016 LEC                     High Potential Opportunities Still Work In a Low

                                    Price Environment

Peter Hill                       

                           Petro River Oil Corp. (PTRC)

                           Stephen Brunner, President

                           Tellus Operating Group LLC (Private)

                           Bobo Clark


4:00 – 4:45 pm      A Private Company Perspective:


Duff and Phelps              Today's Challenges and Opportunities

Martin Rubio                           

                           Bluehenge Capital Partners

                           Nemo J. Viso, Managing Director

                           Jefferson Capital Partners

                           Francis Cazayoux, Managing Partner

                           OFS Energy Fund, LLC

                           Bruce Ross, Managing Partner

                           Quality Energy Services (Private)

                           Nick Hebert, Chief Financial Officer and General Counsel

                           Shamrock Energy Solutions (Private)

                           Rene Breaux III, Vice President of Finance and CFO


4:45 – 5:30 pm      Cuba:


Hunt Petty                    The Opportunities for U.S. Services Companies

                                    Are Closer Than You Think

Lee Hunt                       

                           Hunt Petty LP

                           Lee Hunt, General Partner

                           Jay Hakes

                           Author and Former Administrator of U.S. Energy Information Agency

                           Cuba Investment Holdings

                           Sudeep Singh, Chief Executive Officer

                           Representative from the Republic of Cuba


7:00 – 9:00 pm      Networking event and dinner


Amegy and Lockton        The Landing Zone

                                    625 Celeste St.

                                    New Orleans’ Warehouse District.



Thursday, June 2



8:00 – 8:45 am      GOM Deep Water E&P:


IBERIA                        Are the Returns and Opportunities Significantly

                                    Better than the Market Believes?

Blaise Angelico                        

                           GulfSlope Energy, Inc. (GSPE)

                           Ron Bain, President and COO

                           EnVen Energy Corporation (Private)

                           Steve Weyel, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

                           LLOG Exploration Co. (Private)

                           Eric Zimmermann, Vice President of Geology

                           Ridgewood Energy Corporation (Private)

                           Pete Zwart, Executive Vice President, Commercial


8:45 – 9:30 am      U.S. Onshore E&P:


Cowen                         Which Basins Will Respond Fastest to a Recovery

                                    and Will it be Conventional or Unconventional


Charles Robertson           

                           Evolution Petroleum Corporation (EPM)

                           Randy Keys, Chief Executive Officer and President

                           Alta Mesa Holdings LP (Private)

                           Hal Chapelle, President and CEO

                           Energy and Exploration Partners, LLC (Private)

                           Dr. Peter Hill, Interim Chief Executive Officer (Private)

                           Indigo Minerals LLC (Private)

                           Zach Hart, Vice President Business Development


9:30 – 10:15 am    U.S. Offshore Oil Services:


2016 LEC                    What Will It take to Revive the Shallow Water

                                    GOM and Inland Water Segment?


                           Fairfield Nodal (Private)

                           John Hovis, Vice President of Strategic Business Development

                           Laborde Marine, LLC (Private)

                           Peter Laborde, Managing Member/Owner

                           Parker Drilling Company  (PKD)

                           Allen Henley, US Barge and Offshore Vice President


10:15 – 10:30 am   Break           Sponsored by Postlethwaite and Nettervile



10:30 – 11:15 am   Private Equity:


Jones Walker                  Have Lower-for-Longer Prices Made Larger

                                    Investment Opportunities Actionable?

Ted Jones                      


                           Eric Liaw, Managing Director

                           Denham Capital

                           Jason Craig, Director

                           First Reserve

                           George DeMontrond, Vice President

                           Goldman, Sachs & Co.

                           Charlie Gailliot, Managing Director


11:15 – 12:15 pm  Balance Sheet Restructurings:


Evercore                      Recent Trends and Perspectives

Lloyd Sprung                          

                           AlixPartners, LLP

                           John Castellano, Managing Director

                           Energy and Exploration Partners, LLC (Private)

                           Dr. Peter Hill, Interim Chief Executive Officer

                           Highbridge Principal Strategies, LLC

                           Jeffrey Fitts, Managing Director


                           Dan Pombo, Managing Director – Head of Restructuring

                           Kirkland and Ellis LLP

                           Chad Husnick, Partner

                           Riverstone Holdings LLC

                           Christopher Abbate, Managing Director


Lunch Panel Energy MLPs:

Cushing Asset Management      How Will the Issues Facing MLPs Today

                                             Affect the Long-term Viability of the MLP


Parker Roy                    


                           Greg Matlock, Partner/Principal

                           (other panelists pending)



1:30– 2:15 pm       International Oil Services:


Jones Walker                  Will International Activity Lead or Lag a U.S.


Curt Hearn                    

                           Tidewater, Inc. (TDW)

                           Joe Bennett, Executive Vice President and Senior IR Officer

                           Clarion Offshore Partners, LLC (Private)

                           Kevin Robert, Partner

                           Fairfield Nodal (Private)

                           Chuck Davison, Jr.  President and Chief Executive Officer

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

                           (rep pending)


2:15– 3:00 pm       Energy Shareholder Activism:


Abernathy MacGregor     Has the Oil Price Decline Changed the Strategy?

Sydney Isaacs                          

                           Abernathy MacGregor Group

                           Jeremy Jacobs, Managing Director

                           D.F. King & Co., Inc.

                           Thomas A. Germinario, Senior Vice President

                           Houlihan Lokey, Inc.

                           Darren Novak, Director

                           Vinson and Elkins LLP New York

                           Kai Haakon E. Liekefett, Partner and Head of Shareholder Activism Response Team


3:00– 3:15 pm       Break         Sponsored by Postlethwaite and Nettervile


3:15– 3:45 pm       South America:


Al Petrie Advisors          How Recent Political Changes Are Creating New

                                    Optimism and Significant Growth Opportunities

Chris Delange                          

                           EcoStim Energy Solutions, Inc. (ESES)

                            J. Chris Boswell, President & Chief Executive Officer

                           Industrial Advisory Services, LLC (Private)

                           Andreas Gruson, Partner

                           Q'MAX Solutions Inc. (Private)

                           Alex Church, Vice President, International Sales


3:45 – 4:15 pm      Hedging in a Low Price Environment:


Energy Capital Research          Does It Make Sense Now?

Sean Levine                   

                           ConocoPhillips Company (COP)

                           Rick Couvillon, Director, Energy Services

                           Candlewood Investment Group, LP

                           Mark Rossano,

                           Morgan Stanley

                           Grant Brady, Managing Director

                           Parker Drew

                           Adjunct Professor Tulane University/Energy Advisor

                           PerPetro Energy, LLC (Private)

                           Joe Leblanc, Co-founder and Chief Financial Officer


4:15 – 5:15 pm      New Technology in the Energy Industry:


Jones Walker                 NOLA’s Energy X Initiative and Successful Local

                                    Companies That Are Leading the Way

Asher Friend                           

                           RLMcCall Capital Partners

                           Hank Torbert, Managing Director

                           The Southeast Louisiana Energy Initiative

                           Charles "Chip" Goodyear, Founder

                           Hollywood Trucks/ECOLUXE Technology (Private)

                           Andre Champagne, Founder and Chief Executive Officer

                           Louisiana Technical Instruments (Private)

                           Chad Deville, Founder and Chief Executive Officer

                           OBOCS (Private)

                           Julie Kuchta, Co-Founder and President

                           OBOCS (Private)

                           Michael Miller, Co-Founder and Vice President


5:30 – 7:00 pm      Post-Closing Reception at the Westin Hotel

         Sponsored by Jones Walker



Friday, June 3     FIELD TRIPS



Roth Capital Partners      Three field trip opportunities are currently planned:


Wells Fargo           Shallow Water Gulf of Mexico: Crew boat trip to visit an Upstream Exploration production platform in Breton Sound


                           Port Fourchon Louisiana:  Visit Hornbeck Offshore Supply Vessel and tour their deep water servicing facilities, and tour of Harvey Gulf International’s newly-completed LNG servicing facilities and visit LNG- powered Offshore Supply Vessel (if in port)


                           New Orleans Area Refinery: Visit a nearby refinery for a tour


                           All trips will leave from the Westin Hotel on Friday morning and drop off guests at the New Orleans airport by about 3 pm or return to the hotel.



Participating Energy Firms as of 5-23-16


Accenture Asset and Operations Services

Alta Mesa Holdings, L.P.

Array Petroleum LLC

Bordelon Marine, LLC

Bristow Group Inc.                   

Callon Petroleum             

Capital Energy Read S.L.

Cheniere Energy, Inc.

Clarion Offshore Partners, LLC



Delta SubSea LLC                    

EcoStim Energy Solutions, Inc

EMS USA, Inc.                       

Energy and Exploration Partners, LLC

Energy Reserves Group, LLC

EnVen Energy Ventures, LLC

Evolution Petroleum Corporation

Fairfield Nodal                         

Grenadier Energy Partners LLC

GulfSlope Energy, Inc.

Hollywood Trucks/ECOLUXE Technology LLC

Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc.

Indigo Minerals LLC

Laborde Marine, LLC

LLOG Exploration Co.

Louisiana Technical Instruments

Midstates Petroleum Company, Inc.


Parker Drilling Company

Petro River Oil Corp.

PerPetro Energy, LLC

Q'Max Solutions Inc. 

Quality Energy Services

Ridgewood Energy Corporation

Shamrock Energy Solutions

Sidewinder Drilling Inc.

Superior Energy Services, Inc.

Talos Energy LLC

Tellus Operating Group LLC

Tidewater, Inc.                         

Upstream Exploration, LLC

Waldemar S. Nelson and Company, Inc.

White Knight Resources, LLC


Other Panelist Firms as of 5-23-16


Abernathy MacGregor Group

AlixPartners, LLP

Angelo, Gordon & Co.

Apollo Management LP

Bayou City Energy

Bernhard Capital Partners


Bluehenge Capital Partners

Calera Capital                          

Candlewood Investment Group, LP

Cuba Investment Holdings

Cushing Asset Management

D. F. King & Co., Inc.

Denham Capital



First Reserve                           

Goldman, Sachs & Co.

Highbridge Principal Strategies LLC

Houlihan Lokey, Inc.

Hunt Petty LP                         

IBERIABANK Corporation

Industrial Advisory Services LLC

J P Morgan                    

Jefferson Capital Partners

Jones Walker LLP

Kirkland and Ellis LLP

Morgan Stanley

OFS Energy Fund, LLC

Onex Credit                   

RigUp, Inc.                    

Riverstone Holdings LLC

RLMcCall Capital Partners

Seaport Global Securities LLC

The Southeast Louisiana Energy Initiative

Vinson and Elkins LLP

White Deer Energy



Platinum Sponsors

Jones Walker                           


Gold Sponsors                       

Amegy Bank                           

Cushing Asset Management

Fairfield Nodal                         

IBERIA Capital Partners


Merrill Corporation



Postlethwaite and Netterville

ROTH Capital Partners

Seaport Global                        

Wells Fargo                    


Silver Sponsors

Abernathy MacGregor

Big Pivot Partners

Coker Palmer Institutional

Cowen and Company

Duff and Phelps

Energy Capital Research Group



Hunt Petty LP                         

J P Morgan                    


Preng and Associates

RigUp, Inc.                    

Simmons and Company

Whitney Bank                         


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