Doing Deals: Energy Transactions for Young Energy Professionals

in Houston, Texas, USA

Hilton Houston Post Oak
2001 Post Oak Blvd.
Houston, TX 77056

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Credits:MCLE Credit will be available

Overview

Conference Co-Chairs

Brian Anderson
Senior Counsel
Chevron North America Exploration and Production Company
Coraopolis, Pennsylvania

G. Adam Dempsey
Senior Counsel
Marathon Oil Company
Houston, Texas

Melissa A. Munson
Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
The Woodlands, Texas

Sarah Nealis Bohan
Sarah Nealis Bohan PLLC
Bridgeport, West Virginia

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Tuition

  • $260 - Regular Registration Fee
  • $195 - IEL Advisory Board Member
  • $195 - IEL YEP Member
  • $195 - IEL Supporting or Sustaining Member Employee
  • $195 - CAIL Member or Member Employee
  • $195 - In-House Counsel
  • $150 - Government Employee
  • $75 - Law Professor
  • $75 - Full-time Student

Register for the Energy Transaction Conference October 10 at the same time for only an additional $275.

Schedule and Faculty

7:45 am


Registration

8:30 am


Welcome, Overview and Introductions

8:45 am


Finding the Deal

This session will address how transactions are formed before lawyers begin papering the deal. Panelists will cover various business aspects of transactions, including considerations on bringing a deal to market, the bid process, matching management teams to assets, and financing options, including a current market update.

Moderator: C. Walker Brierre, Jr., Thompson & Knight LLP, Houston, Texas

Panelists:

  • Julie Gremillion, Business Development Manager, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, The Woodlands, Texas
  • Meg Murphy, Vice President, EnCap Investments L.P., Houston, Texas

9:45 am


The Negotiation Before the Negotiation: Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Agreements

This session will provide an overview of important considerations in negotiating confidentiality agreements on behalf of both buyers and sellers.

  • Jonathon K. Hance, Bracewell LLP, Houston, Texas
  • Joseph D. Yao, Counsel, Exxon Mobil Corporation, Spring, Texas

10:30 am


Break

11:00 am


Due Diligence in Oil and Gas Asset Acquisitions

This session will analyze due diligence processes in upstream and midstream transactions, including logistical considerations, disclosure schedules and timing considerations relating to the purchase and sale process (pre-signing, interim period, post-closing).

Moderator: Jasper Mason, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, Houston, Texas

Panelists:

  • Andrew S. Graham, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC, Morgantown, West Virginia
  • Cullen D. Amend, CPL, Vice President - Land, Encino Energy, LLC, Houston, Texas
  • Monica J. Raspino, Assistant General Counsel, Oryx Midstream Services, Houston, Texas

Noon 


Hosted Luncheon

  • Siva Barnwell Adams, Supervising Counsel, Major Transactions Law Group, Chevron, Houston, Texas

Ms. Barnwell Adams will discuss her experience representing Chevron in multiple A&D transactions from both the buyer and seller perspective.

1:00 pm


Break

1:15 pm


The DNA of a Purchase and Sale Agreement

During this session, the presenter will highlight the primary terms of a typical purchase and sale agreement for an energy transaction. The presenter will emphasize the distinction between the business agreement between the parties and the most heavily negotiated legal provisions.

  • Omar Samji, Shearman & Sterling, Houston, Texas

2:15 pm


Finalizing the Deal: Transaction Closing Process and Post-Closing Issues

What considerations go into closing a deal? Join our presenters for a discussion of what happens at closing. This session will include a discussion of the signing of an agreement (electronic v. in person), funding, and other issues that may arise on the closing date. The session will also address various post-closing issues, such as working capital and purchase price adjustments and post-closing liabilities, including consideration of representation and warranty insurance versus indemnity escrow.

  • Holly Anderson, Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Riviera Resources, Inc., Houston, Texas
  • Richard Frazier, Lead Counsel, Total, Houston, Texas

3:00 pm


Break

3:15 pm


When One Agreement Isn’t Enough: Ancillary Oil & Gas Transaction Agreements

Learn about common ancillary documents accompanying oil and gas transactions such as joint operating agreements, transition services agreements, and transfer documents (assignments, deeds, etc.).

  • Nicole Singer, Land & Legal Manager, Santo Petroleum LLC, Houston, Texas
  • Rachel Reese, R. Reese & Associates, Houston, Texas

4:00 pm


If Only You’d Written It Differently: What Litigation Attorneys Wish Deal Attorneys Knew

A panel of commercial litigation attorneys will comment on contractual provisions that are frequently the subject of litigation (i.e., choice of law; damage provisions; fraud disclaimers) and perils of using “boilerplate” language.

  • Lucas Liben, Reed Smith LLP, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Jason Newman, Baker Botts L.L.P., Houston, Texas
  • Sam Burk, Senior Counsel – Legal Division E&P, Repsol, The Woodlands, Texas
  • Carter Williams, Chief Litigation Counsel, Equinor, Houston, Texas

5:00 pm


Adjourn

5:00-6:00 pm


Reception

CLE Credit

This program is approved by the State Bar of Texas for a total of 6.25 hours, no ethics. Course ID Number: 174060475. Credit hours for other states will vary and are subject to each state’s approval and credit rounding rules.

For this conference, IEL will directly apply (if requested) for course accreditation in the following states: California, Louisiana, Minnesota, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia. Some of these states may not approve a program for credit hours before the program occurs. Attorneys may be eligible to receive CLE credit through reciprocity or attorney self-submission in other states. Attorneys filing by self-submission in certain states may be required to pay an additional fee. IEL conferences are typically accredited by all mandatory CLE states.

Hotel Information

Hilton Houston Post Oak
2001 Post Oak Blvd.
Houston, TX 77056

The cost of housing is not included in tuition. However, rooms (in limited number) have been reserved at the Hilton Houston Post Oak (2001 Post Oak Boulevard, Houston, TX 77056). Registrants should call 1.800.445.8667 and advise that they are attending the “IEL 2019 Conference” to receive a reduced rate of $159 + tax/night for a standard king room. The last day to obtain this special rate is September 24, 2019.

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Lanyard Sponsor (Exclusive) - $4,000 - SOLD
For Energy Transaction Conference and Doing Deals: Energy Transactions For Young Energy Professionals

  • Sponsor name on lanyard for Energy Transaction and Doing Deals: Energy Transactions For Young Energy Professionals
  • Recognition in the Energy Transaction Conference brochure, which will be mailed and/or emailed to several thousand interested counsel and business leaders and will reach many thousands more through email and web announcements
  • Company/firm logo prominently displayed in the Conference brochure and final program
  • Recognition on the Conference website
  • 2 complimentary registrants at the Energy Transaction Conference and Doing Deals: Energy Transactions For Young Energy Professionals
  • An opportunity to display company/firm materials at the event or at the conferences

Breakfast Sponsor (Only 1 Allowed) - $2,500 - SOLD

  • Company/firm logo prominently displayed in the Conference brochure and final program
  • Recognition on the Conference website
  • Recognition at the breakfast
  • 3 complimentary registrants at the Conference
  • An opportunity to display company/firm materials at the event or at the conference

Break Sponsor (Only 1 Allowed) - $2,500

  • Company/firm logo prominently displayed in the Conference brochure and final program
  • Recognition on the Conference website
  • Recognition at the breaks, including from podium immediately before break
  • 3 complimentary registrants at the Conference
  • An opportunity to display company/firm materials at the event or at the conference.

Hosted Luncheon - $2,250 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 email and 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

Gold Conference Sponsor - $2,000 each
($1,500 for Sponsors of the Energy Transaction Conference)

  • Company/firm logo prominently displayed in the Conference brochure and final program
  • Recognition on the Conference website
  • Recognition from the podium
  • 2 complimentary registrants at the Conference
  • An opportunity to display company/firm materials at the event or at the conference

Silver Conference Sponsor - $1,500 each
($1,000 for Sponsors of the Energy Transaction Conference)

  • Company/firm logo prominently displayed in the Conference brochure and final program
  • Recognition on the Conference website
  • Recognition from the podium
  • 1 complimentary registrant at the Conference
  • An opportunity to display company/firm materials at the event or at the conference.

Exhibitor (Non-law Firms only) - $1,250 each
($750 for exhibitors at the Energy Transaction Conference)

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

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