7th Oilfield Services Law Conference

in Houston, Texas, USA

Omni Houston Hotel
Four Riverway
Houston, Texas 77056

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Registration Open

Credits:MCLE Credit will be available

Overview

Highlights

  • Oilfield Services – A Market Update
  • Cybersecurity: Latest Developments and the Impact on the Oilfield Services Sector
  • How to Effectively Manage Disputes in a Brave New World
  • Perspectives from the Boardroom
  • Hot Contracting Issues
  • Regulatory Cross Fire: Domestic Developments that all Oilfield Services Lawyers Need to Know
  • What Business Lawyers Need to Know About Business Corruption and Ethics Risk
  • Managed Pressure Drilling: Discussion of the Operational and Legal Risks with this Innovative Technology

Conference Co-Chairs

Efren Acosta
Baker Botts L.L.P.
Houston, Texas

Natalia G. Shehadeh
Vice President & Chief Compliance Officer
Weatherford
Houston, Texas

Tuition

Note: Early registration pricing is available through September 20, 2017.

  • $435.00 - Regular Registration Fee (Regular Price: $495.00)
  • $345.00 - IEL Advisory Board Member (Regular Price: $395.00)
  • $345.00 - IEL Supporting or Sustaining Member Employee (Regular Price: $395.00)
  • $345.00 - IEL Young Energy Professional Member (Regular Price: $395.00)
  • $345.00 - CAIL Member or Member Employee (Regular Price: $395.00)
  • $345.00 - Government Employee (Regular Price: $395.00)
  • $125.00 - Law Student / Full-time Professor (Regular Price: $125.00)

Schedule and Faculty

6:30 am


Registration

7:30 am


Pre-Conference Workshop on New Technology - B.S.E.E. Approval & Implementation of BAST: Technology & Law Implications for Managed Pressure Drilling Operations

  • John Kozicz, Technology Manager, Transocean, Houston, Texas
  • Robert M. Pilko, Strategic Relations Director, Blade Energy Partners, Houston, Texas
  • Skyler Obregon, Regional Compliance Counsel – U.S. and Canada, Weatherford International plc, Houston, Texas

8:30 am


Break

8:40 am


Welcome, Overview and Introductions

8:45 am


Oilfield Services – A Market Update

  • Derek J. Anchondo, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, LLP, Houston, Texas
  • Mike Scott, Managing Partner, Founder, Pelican Energy Partners L.P., Houston, Texas
  • Paul R. Steier, Managing Director, Simmons & Company International®, Energy Specialists of Piper Jaffray®, Houston, Texas

9:30 am


CYBERSECURITY: Latest Developments and Impact on the Oilfield Sector – Insider and External Threat Actor Risks and Best Practice Tips for Counsel

  • Louis Bladel, Executive Director, Assurance Services, Fraud Investigation and Dispute Services, EY, Washington, D.C.
  • Jennifer B. Seale, Baker McKenzie, Washington, D.C.

10:15 am


Break

10:30 am


ANTITRUST: What Oilfield Services Attorneys Need to know about the latest Oilfield Services Transactions before the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division and views about the Trump Administration

  • Thomas Fina, Baker Botts L.L.P., Washington, D.C.
  • Michael G. Egge, Latham & Watkins LLP, Washington, D.C.

11:30 am


LITIGATION: How to Effectively Manage Disputes in a Brave New World

The litigation paradigm has changed. Leading lawyers will address best practices regarding dispute avoidance, early case assessment and disposition, and cost-control alternatives to help control the bottom line.

  • Brendan D. Cook, Baker McKenzie, Houston, Texas
  • Additional Panelists to be Added

12:15 pm


Keynote Lunch

  • Mark McCollum, Chief Executive Officer, Weatherford International plc, Houston, Texas

1:30 pm


Break

1:45 pm


Perspectives from the Boardroom

Moderator:

  • Phil J. Innes, Executive Director, Assurance Services, EY, Houston, Texas

Panelists:

  • Marcela E. Donadio, Member of the Board of Directors, Marathon Oil Company, Member of the Board of Directors, National Oilwell Varco, Inc., Member of the Board of Directors, Norfolk Southern Corporation
  • Barbara Duganier, Member of the Board of Directors, Buckeye Partners, L.P., Member of the Board of Directors, MRC Global, Houston, Texas

2:45 pm


Hot Contracting Issues – What You Need to Know About Master Service Agreements and New Contracting Approaches in this Continued Low-Price Environment

  • James A. Collura, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, Houston, Texas
  • Sara Denton, Senior Counsel, Chevron, Houston, Texas
  • Michaelyn Gerdes, Legal Counsel, Forum Energy Technologies, Houston, Texas
  • Emlyn Kerr, VP & Associate General Counsel, Edgen Group, Houston, Texas

3:45 pm


Break

4:00 pm


Speed Dating with Emerging Risks for Oilfield Service Companies

A fast-paced overview discussion of emerging risks facing oilfield services companies, from the latest on earthquake litigation to maritime issues.

  • Elizabeth Robertson Taber, King & Spalding, Houston, Texas
  • Andrew M. Stakelum, King & Spalding, Houston, Texas

4:30 pm


Ethics: A Journey from the Dark-Side of International Business and What Business Lawyers Need to Know to Protect Their Organization Regarding Corruption and Ethics Risks

  • Richard Bistrong, FCPA, Anti-Bribery & Compliance Consultant, Writer and Speaker, Front-Line Anti-Bribery LLC, New York, New York

5:30 pm


Networking Reception

Hotel Information

The cost of housing is not included in tuition. However, rooms (in limited number) have been reserved at the Omni Houston Hotel (Galleria area), Four Riverway, Houston, TX  77056. Registrants should call 1.800.THE OMNI (843-6664) and advise that they are attending the “Institute for Energy Law – Oilfield Services Conference” to receive a reduced rate of $189 + tax/night. The last day to obtain this special rate is September 11, 2017.

BOOK HOTEL ONLINE

Sponsorship Opportunities

Hosted Luncheon - $2,500 each

  • Recognition in the Conference brochure, which will be mailed and/or emailed to several thousand interested counsel and business leaders and will reach many thousands more through web announcements.
  • Company/firm logo prominently displayed in the Conference brochure and final program.
  • Recognition on the Conference website • Recognition at the Luncheon
  • 2 complimentary registrants at the Conference
  • An opportunity to display company/firm materials at the event or at the conference.

Networking Reception - $2,000 each

  • Recognition in the Conference brochure, which will be mailed and/or emailed to several thousand interested counsel and business leaders and will reach many thousands more through web announcements.
  • Company/firm logo prominently displayed in the Conference brochure and final program.
  • Recognition on the Conference website • Recognition at the Reception
  • 1 complimentary registrant at the Conference • 2 complimentary guests at the reception
  • An opportunity to display company/firm materials at the event or at the conference.

Breakfast Sponsorship (Exclusive) - $2,500 - SOLD OUT

  • Recognition in the Conference brochure, which will be mailed and/or emailed to several thousand interested counsel and business leaders and will reach many thousands more through web announcements.
  • Company/firm logo prominently displayed in the Conference brochure and final program.
  • Recognition on the Conference website • Recognition at the Breakfast
  • 2 complimentary registrants at the Conference
  • An opportunity to display company/firm materials at the event or at the conference.

Wi-Fi Sponsor (Exclusive) - $2,500 - SOLD OUT

  • Name/Logo reflected in wifi access code
  • Prominent recognition on the Conference Background Slide
  • Recognition in the Conference brochure, which will be mailed and/or emailed to several thousand interested counsel and business leaders and will reach many thousands more through web announcements.
  • Company/firm logo prominently displayed in the Conference brochure and final program.
  • 2 complimentary registrants at the Conference. ♣ An opportunity to display company/firm materials at the event or at the conference.

Exhibitor (Non-law Firms only) - $1,500 each

  • Space to display company/firm materials at the conference.
  • Name/logo on Conference website with link to company page

For more information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Licia Maria Hogarth, Project Manager, Institute for Energy Law, at 972.244.3424 or lhogarth@cailaw.org.

Other Information

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The Center for American and International Law does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected status in educational activities, scholarship programs or admissions.

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Fax: +1.972.244.3401
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Networking Reception Sponsor

Breakfast Sponsor

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