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Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University

Oil and Gas Accounting Conference

13th Annual Oil & Gas Accounting Conference

Thursday, November 16, 2017

12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

DoubleTree Hilton—Downtown, Tulsa, OK

Featuring national and regional experts in accounting addressing current issues

These conferences bring together nationally recognized experts, standard setters, FASB, PCAOB and SEC officials, corporate financial executives, CPAs, and academics to discuss current issues in accounting. The topics discussed are relevant to corporate financial officers, executives in financial institutions, owner/managers of companies, CPAs, financial analysts, attorneys and others interested in SEC, FASB, financial reporting and oil and gas accounting issues.

Earn 5 CPE credits by attending the 13th Annual Oil and Gas Accounting Conference and 8 CPE credits including 2 hours of ethics by attending the 17th Annual Accounting and Financial Reporting Conference.

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405-744-5208

cepd@okstate.edu

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U.S. Corporate Tax Reform

By attending this session, you will learn:

  • The tax reforms being proposed by legislation
  • How these reforms could impact the oil and gas industry

SEC Staff Perspective in Accounting and Reporting Matters

By attending this session, you will learn:

  • Reporting risks you need to consider
  • Issues the SEC is focusing on in relation to the accounting and regulatory environment

The American Petroleum Institute and Trade Advocacy

By attending this session, you will learn:

  • Policy and engagement trade items the API is currently focusing on

Current Trends in Oil and Gas Asset Integration

By attending this session, you will learn:

  • Current trends that are being seen in asset integration

Accounting for Automation

By attending this session, you will learn:

  • How intelligent automation can help your accounting organization
  • Price: $185 per person, if also attending the Accounting and Financial Reporting Conference
    $205 per person, if only attending the Oil and Gas Accounting Conference
    (fee includes refreshments and electronic materials)
  • Conference Materials: If you would prefer a hard copy of conference materials in a binder, there is an additional fee of $10.
  • Program knowledge level: This conference is for all professionals involved in accounting and financial reporting.
  • Prerequisites/Advance Preparation: Handouts for the presentations will be provided prior to the conference. No advance preparation is required and there are no prerequisites required to attend this conference.
  • Complaint resolution policy: If you should have any concerns regarding this conference, please contact the Center for Executive and Professional Development at 405-744-5208.
  • Instructional Delivery Method: Experts share their knowledge with participants through live presentation and question and answer sessions.
Time Event
12:00 p.m.

Welcome

Conference Moderator

Dan Gilliam, Retired, Phillips 66, Tulsa, OK

12:05 p.m.

U.S. Corporate Tax Reform

The Trump administration and Congress have made comprehensive tax reform a 2017 legislative priority. This session will discuss the status of tax reform and review the various tax reform proposals and potential impact on the oil and gas industry.

Chris Delk, Vice President, General Tax Counsel, ConocoPhillips, Houston, TX

12:55 p.m.

SEC Staff Perspective in Accounting and Reporting Matters

This session will discuss issues in the current accounting and regulatory environment in the oil and gas industry from the perspective of a member of the SEC’s Office of the Chief Accountant. It will also explore the various reporting risks that companies should consider in relation to their financial reporting requirements.

Jonathan Duersch, Associate Chief Accountant, Office of the Chief Accountant, U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission, Washington, D.C.

1:45 p.m. Break
2:05 p.m.

The American Petroleum Institute and Trade Advocacy

This session will discuss the trade advocacy efforts of the American Petroleum Institute and trade related issues such as NAFTA. It will explore the policy and engagement trade items API has done in the past year and upcoming issues.

Michael Flickinger, Advisor, Customs and Accounting, American Petroleum Institute, Washington, D.C.

2:55 p.m.

Current Trends in Oil and Gas Asset Integration

This session will provide a comprehensive overview of the current market trends of asset integration in the oil and gas industry.

Byrony Coan, Director, Upstream, Opportune, LLP, Houston, TX

3:45 p.m.

Accounting for Automation

This session will discuss how intelligent automation is bringing efficiency and insight to today’s accounting organizations.

Bill Hale, Principal, Advisory Services, EY, Houston, TX

4:35 p.m.

Moderated Discussion/Questions and Answers

Moderator

Jeff Husen, Controller, ONE Gas, Tulsa, OK

Panelists

Chris Delk, Vice President, General Tax Counsel, ConocoPhillips, Houston, TX
Jonathan Duersch, Associate Chief Accountant, Office of the Chief Accountant, U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission, Washington, D.C.
Michael Flickinger, Advisor, Customs and Accounting, American Petroleum Institute, Washington, D.C.
Byrony Coan, Director, Upstream, Opportune, LLP, Houston, TX
Bill Hale, Principal, Advisory Services, EY, Houston, TX

4:55 p.m. Summary & Wrap Up
5:00 p.m. Happy Hour Reception sponsored by Opportune

Printable Agenda

Byrony Coan

Director, Upstream, Opportune, LLP, Houston, TX

Byrony Coan is a director in Opportune LLP’s upstream group. She has more than 16 years of experience in project management, product management, process consulting, and change management. In addition, Byrony has a subject matter expertise in upstream from operations through the value chain to financial reporting. Her client base has ranged from start-up companies to small independents to fortune 500 companies.

Byrony Coan

Chris Delk

Vice President, General Tax Counsel, ConocoPhillips, Houston, TX

Chris Delk is the Vice President and General Tax Counsel for ConocoPhillips. He has 25 years of experience in the oil and gas industry working in the U.S. and abroad. Chris is a proud alumni of Oklahoma State and the University of Tulsa and is a member of the International Tax and Investment Center board of directors.

Chris Delk

Jonathan Duersch

Associate Chief Accountant, Office of the Chief Accountant, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Washington, D.C.

Jonathan Duersch is an associate chief accountant in the office of the chief accountant at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Jonathan leads consultation requests from public and private companies on current novel and complex accounting issues related to debt equity transactions, consolidations, derivatives, long-lived assets, and oil and gas accounting matters. He is involved with assessing the accounting implications of regulatory rule-making projects undertaken by the Commission specifically related to the oil and gas industry and has led SEC oversight of specific FASB’s standard setting projects.

Jonathan Duersch

Michael Flickinger

Advisor, Customs and Accounting, American Petroleum Institute, Washington, D.C.

Michael Flickinger is an advisor for customs and accounting at the American Petroleum Institute. He’s worked closely with U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Petroleum Center of Excellence and Expertise. He was involved in the pipeline Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee working group that enacted the in-transit pilot program adopted for in-transit American crude crossing into Canada via pipeline and then coming back into the U.S. without having to declare entry. Michael is an active member of the API Trade Working Group that closely monitors trade related issues and advocates for free trade principles to the benefit of member companies.

Michael Flickinger

Dan Gilliam

Retired, Phillips 66, Tulsa, OK

Dan Gilliam is retired from Phillips 66 where he held numerous finance and leadership positions over his 38 year career. Dan has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Oklahoma State University. He is the past Chairman of the OSU Alumni Association. He is also a past Chair of the Spears School of Business Associates Board and a member of the School of Accounting Advisory Board. Dan has served on the Executive Committee of the Oklahoma State Chamber, the Oklahoma Heritage Association, Leadership Oklahoma and is also active in community affairs having served on numerous boards and committees including Chairman of the Board of both the Ponca City Area Chamber of Commerce and the Bartlesville Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Dan Gilliam

Bill Hale

Principal, Advisory Services, EY, Houston, TX

Bill Hale is a principal in the advisory services practice of EY. As a member of this practice, Bill has more than twenty years of advisory and industry experience in the energy sector. He has broad experience across the finance and accounting and supply chain functions, primarily focused on the upstream segment. Bill has led multiple transformation efforts for clients including Fortune 100 global integrated oil and gas companies, large independent upstream producers, midstream companies, small independents, and oil-field service companies.

Bill Hale

Jeff Husen

Controller, ONE Gas, Tulsa, OK

Jeff Husen is the controller at ONE Gas. He is responsible for the accounting, financial reporting, and financial planning functions at ONE Gas. Prior to his current position, Jeff was the assistant controller at ONEOK and ONEOK Partners and was responsible for corporate accounting, SEC reporting, Sarbanes Oxley, and enterprise risk management processes. He is a CPA and chartered global management accountant.

Jeff Husen

Cancellation Policy:

If a participant would like to cancel her/his registration less than 10 days prior to the conference, you are welcome to send a substitute. All guarantees have been submitted to the hotel, so refunds are not attainable. A refund is available given notification no later than 11 days prior to the conference. If you are transferring your registration to a colleague, please contact the OSU Center for Executive and Professional Development at 405-744-5208 or cepd@okstate.edu.

For additional information or to sponsor:

Krysta Gilbert, Program Coordinator
Center for Executive and Professional Development
215 Business Building
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078-4011 USA
Telephone: 405-744-5208
cepd@okstate.edu