2016 MIDSTREAM Texas Conference
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September 13, 2016
Opening Keynote: Texas' Role In Midstream's Future
Ehe Lone Star State and the U.S. Gulf Coast are the axis of midstream action in North America, especially relative to new markets. This leading operator discusses the present and future of midstream infrastructure, including the highlights of some significant projects.
Downstream Spotlight: What Refiners Need
The Texas Gulf Coast represents the largest concentration of refining capacity in the world. What can the midstream do better to serve this big market?
Spotlight: Doins' In The Delaware
The Permian's perking but its western reaches in the vast Delaware Basin are seeing a disproportionate amount of activity now. This leading operator zeros in on the major projects that seek to better connect Delaware production to markets.
Operator Spotlight: Mission To Mexico
This Texas-based operator reviews the midstream growth potential south of the border and what it means for the Lone Star State's energy industry, particularly Permian Basin and Eagle Ford operators.
Finance Roundtable: Midstream & The Capital Markets
Despite the current doldrums in the energy market, capital remains available for attractive midstream projects. Three finance specialists discuss where the money is coming from and what investors want to see.
- Bernadette Johnson, Managing Partner, Ponderosa Advisors LLC
- Becca Followill, Senior Managing Director, Head of Equity Research, U.S. Capital Advisors LLC – Slides not used in presentation
- Dennis J. McCanless, Partner, EnCap Flatrock Midstream
Spotlight: Pipelines for America
The U.S. economy depends on Texas' vast energy pipeline and midstream infrastructure. Find out how a new program by the Consumer Energy Alliance brings together the industry, consumers, producers, farmers and manufacturers in a meaningful dialogue to discuss the future of this valuable asset.
Panel: The Permian Powerhouse
These three West Texas operators review what lies ahead for the region's most dynamic play, the Permian Basin. What is planned for the Midland and Delaware basins?
Spotlight: What Happens When The Lights Go Out?
Rapid growth in unconventional plays, coupled with air emissions restrictions, is adding substantial demand to electric utilities. This spotlight looks at what the midstream can do to assure electricity will be there for gas plants, compressors and pumps.
- James D. Meier, P.E., Vice President, Permian Gas & Power Infrastructure, Pioneer Natural Resources – Presentation not released
Spotlight: Deep & Wide – What A Bigger Panama Canal Will Deliver
The long-delayed expansion of the Panama Canal has been completed and that could have a major impact on the energy industry.
Roundtable: The Contract Conundrum
Recent court rulings seem to have weakened the traditional solid contractual relationship between upstream producer and midstream operator. Two attorneys review those decisions and discuss what it means for the midstream.
- Mark D. Sherrill, Partner, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan – Slides not used in presentation
- Ken McKay, Partner, Baker Donelson – Slides not used in presentation
September 14, 2016
Opening Keynote: GPA Midstream – An Industry Evolution
The midstream's importance in the energy industry has grown substantially, and GPA Midstream Association has made strategic adjustments to best serve the sector's bright future.
Panel: Exports–Who Wants What We Produce?
What are the biggest potential overseas markets for production from the Permian Basin, Eagle Ford, Haynesville, Barnett, Cotton Valley, and other prolific Texas reservoirs? Will crude export demand ever take off, and will Texas seaports have the needed infrastructure?
East Texas Spotlight: A Bright Future May Be Hidden In The Pines
Weak commodity prices have brought a lull to the eastern end of the Eagle Ford for now. However, this midstream operator active in the region sees better days ahead.
Play Spotlight: Getting Ready For When The Eagle Ford Soars
Drilling has slowed in the Eagle Ford, but this midstream service company is preparing for when the turnaround comes and activity picks up. Learn what is being done by this provider to improve efficiencies and create growth opportunities.
Panel: What The Gas Market Needs Now
A panel of experts discusses the way forward for natural gas, including what midstreamers themselves can do to boost demand for this abundant and frustratingly underpriced commodity.
- Nozomu (Nozo) Nagai, General Manager of Upstream Business Development, Tokyo Gas America Ltd. – Presentation not released
- Carlos Conerly, Vice President, ISTI Plant Services
- John Poarch, Vice President, Commercial & Business Development, Williams
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