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13th Annual Energy Conference in Oklahoma City

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13th Annual Oklahoma State University Energy Conference

Thursday, May 23, 2019

9:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Cox Business Convention Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Attend the OSU Energy Conference to learn from experts in the energy industry and network with energy business professionals. After attending this conference, you will have a better understanding about the current energy market, where Oklahoma stands in that market, and predictions for the future.

After attending this conference, you will earn 6.3 hours of CPE credit.

Offered by the Department of Finance and the Center for Executive and Professional Development in the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University.

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Time Event
9:00 a.m.


Dean Ken Eastman, Spears School of Business, Oklahoma State University

Moderator: Griff Jones, President and Chief Executive Officer, Twin Eagle Resource Management, LLC, Houston, TX

9:15 a.m.

Technology and Regulations

How technological advances and customer demands will impact the electric industry of the future.

Sean Trauschke, Chairman, President & CEO, OGE Energy Corp.

10:00 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m.

How Technology is Changing Unconventional Resource Development

CEO Dave Hager explains how Devon develops and deploys technology to transform operations and improve performance.

Dave Hager, President and Chief Executive Officer, Devon Energy, Oklahoma City, OK

11:00 a.m.

Big Data in the Oilfield

There is a byline in Silicon Valley that oil and gas is the next big sector to be disrupted by big data. We will discuss how this disruption is occurring, impediments to this disruption occurring in a broader, more impactful way, and what data science means and what it does not mean in the context of the industry.

Kate Richard, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Warwick Energy Group, Oklahoma City, OK
Chris Buie, Director of Data Science and Strategic Initiatives, Warwick Energy Group, Oklahoma City, OK

12:00 p.m. Lunch
12:45 p.m.

The Midstream Imperative: Meeting the Challenges in Connecting Energy to Global Markets

Tim Roberts will discuss the critical role pipelines play in energy infrastructure and how best to navigate the challenging midstream landscape.

Timothy D. Roberts, Executive Vice President, Midstream, Phillips 66, Houston, TX

1:30 p.m.

The Permian: Opportunities and Challenges Moving Forward

Engineers, geologists and technical professionals have a lot on their plate in the Permian Basin. The area has seen energy production for nearly 100 years, with its best days to come. Below the surface, there’s a 9,000-foot hydrocarbon-charged stratigraphic column in the Delaware portion of the basin that boasts plenty to discover. It features bench after bench of oil and gas producing formations stacked on top of each other like pancakes. Unlocking this potential requires real-time continuous learning about vertical and horizontal spacing, landing zones and completion designs.

Rick Muncrief, Chief Executive Officer, WPX Energy, Tulsa, OK

2:15 p.m. Break
2:30 p.m.

Changing Role of Private Equity in the Energy Sector


Steve C. Dixon, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Tapstone Energy, LLC, Oklahoma City, OK
Jeff Fisher, Chief Executive Officer, Ascent Resources, Oklahoma City, OK
Carey Joullian, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer, Mustang Fuel Corporation, Oklahoma City, OK

3:45 p.m. Adjourn

Steve Dixon

Steve C. Dixon

Steve is Chairman and CEO of Tapstone Energy. Mr. Dixon has served as a member of the Board of Directors for Rice Energy Inc. He currently serves on the board for Greater OKC Chamber, deadCenter, Grand National Hunt and is on the Oklahoma City Council Citizens Capital Improvements Sales Tax Advisory Board. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, the American Association of Petroleum Geologists.

Jeff Fisher

Jeff Fisher

Jeff currently serves as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ascent Resources, LLC. Before serving as Chairman and CEO of Ascent Resources, he was Chief Operating Officer of American Energy Partners (AELP) since November 2013. Prior to AELP, Jeff joined Chesapeake Energy Corporation in 2003 and last served as Executive Vice President of Production where he was responsible for operations and multi-disciplinary field developments associated with Chesapeake’s world class resource plays.

Dave Hager

Dave Hager

Dave is president and chief executive officer of Devon Energy Corporation, one of the nation’s largest independent oil and natural gas producers. He also serves on Devon’s board of directors. Hager previously served on the board from 2007 until 2009, when he joined the company as executive vice president of exploration and production. He later served as chief operating officer before being elected by the board to his current position effective Aug. 1, 2015.

Griff Jones

Griff Jones

Griff graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1991 with a B.S in Finance. Griff has spent the entirety of his career in the energy business dedicated primarily to the development of North American physical energy marketing and infrastructure businesses. In September 2010, he co-founded Twin Eagle Resource Management, LLC, and serves as its President and CEO. Twin Eagle currently has over 300 employees and is a leading energy marketing and infrastructure company.

Carey Jouillian

Carey Joullian

Mr. Joullian is Chairman, President, and CEO of Mustang Fuel Corporation and also a member of the Board of Directors. Mr. Joullian received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business and History from Trinity University. He joined Mustang Fuel Corporation in 1985, having previously worked at The First National Bank, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, as a lending associate for 3 years. Mr. Joullian serves as Chairman of Mustang Ventures Company, parent of Mustang Gas Products, LLC.

Rick Muncrief

Rick Muncrief

Rick is the Chairman and CEO of WPX Energy (NYSE:WPX) – a $10 billion oil producer based in Tulsa. Since coming to WPX, Rick has overseen $8 billion of transactions that radically changed the company’s portfolio, most notably its 2015 entry into the Permian Basin.

Kate Richard

Kate Richard

Kate Richard is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Warwick Energy Group, one of the largest institutional consolidators of nonoperated interests in oil and gas with ~$1.5 billion in managed assets. Kate began her career at Goldman Sachs & Co., working in private equity and natural resources investment banking in New York, London, and Paris. From 2007 to 2009, she invested in oil & gas, metals & mining, and sovereign debt for Serengeti Asset Management, a multi-strategy investment fund based in New York.

Timothy Roberts

Timothy D. Roberts

Tim is executive vice president, Midstream, for Phillips 66, a diversified energy manufacturing and logistics company. Roberts has more than 30 years of experience in strategy, operations, commercial, and joint ventures in the oil and gas and chemicals industries.

Sean Trauschke

Sean Trauschke

Sean serves as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer for OGE Energy Corp, the parent company of Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company (OG&E), a regulated electric utility serving 839,000 customers in Oklahoma and western Arkansas. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors for Enable GP, LLC , the general partner of Enable Midstream Partners LP, in which OGE holds 26.3 percent limited partner interest and 50 percent general partner interest.

  • Program format – 9:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. conference
  • CPE credits/CEU credits available
  • Location – COX Business Convention Center (Map), Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • PriceEnroll Now! $275 per person. If eight or more register from the same company, $250 per person.
  • Sponsorship Information – Sponsorship opportunities are available. Become a Sponsor.
  • 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
  • For additional information or to sponsor:
    Center for Executive and Professional Development
    Oklahoma State University, 294 Business Building
    Stillwater, OK 74078-4011 USA
    Telephone: 405-744-5208

Sponsorship Information


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Chickasaw Nation logo

Grant Thornton logo

Le Norman Operating LLC logo

Phillips66 logo

Tapstone Energy logo

WPX Energy logo


Deloitte logo

Devon logo

Enable logo

EY logo

Kimray logo

Mustang Fuel Corporation logo

OERB logo

Stinnett and Associates logo

White Star Petroleum logo