8th Oilfield Services Law Conference

in Houston, Texas, USA

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

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Past Event

Credits:MCLE Credit will be available

Overview

Conference Co-Chairs

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

Victoria Lazar
Executive Counsel - M&A
General Electric Company
Houston, Texas

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Tuition

  • $435 - Regular Registration Fee
  • $345 - IEL Advisory Board Member
  • $345 - IEL Supporting or Sustaining Member Employee
  • $345 - IEL Young Energy Professional Member
  • $345 - CAIL Member or Member Employee
  • $345 - In-House Counsel
  • $345 - Government Employee
  • $125 - Law Student / Full-time Professor

Schedule and Faculty

7:45 am


Registration and Breakfast

8:20 am


Welcome, Overview and Introductions

Conference Co-Chairs

  • Victoria Lazar, Executive Counsel – M&A, General Electric Company, Houston, Texas
  • Efren Acosta, Baker Botts L.L.P., Houston, Texas

8:30 am


More Activity in the Oil Patch: Oilfield Services Market Update

The rebound in commodity prices has resulted in increased activity for oilfield services providers. In this presentation the speakers will discuss how increased commodity prices are creating new opportunities in the oilfield services sector, and what that might mean for the sector in the near future. The speakers will also review recent M&A and capital markets transactions and discuss what we may see in terms of transactional and capital raising activity in the coming months.

  • Hillary H. Holmes, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, Houston, Texas
  • Teresa Mattamouros, Vice President, SCF Partners, Houston, Texas
  • Josh D. Shapiro, Vice President, Simmons & Company International, Houston, Texas

9:15 am


Crisis Management: Practical Advice for Oilfield Services Companies on How to Respond When the Unexpected Happens

Crisis management has become a top-of-mind issue for boards, executives and in-house counsel across a variety of industries, and the oilfield services sector is no exception. Whether an incident involves a natural disaster or act of God, or a man-made catastrophe, it is important to be able to react swiftly. In this session the speakers will provide advice on how to respond when unexpected incidents threaten a company’s operations, with a particular focus on natural disasters and cyber threats.

  • Jessica Mauro, Counsel – Global Commercial Transactions, Baker Hughes, a GE Company, Houston, Texas
  • Steve Shappell, Chief Legal Officer, JLT Specialty Insurance Services Inc., Denver, Colorado
  • Robert Taylor, Hogan Lovells US LLP, Washington, D.C.
  • Stephanie Trevino, Senior Project Manager - EPC, KBR, Houston, Texas

10:15 am


Break

10:45 am


International Oilfield Services Companies – Issues and Opportunities in Markets Abroad

Oilfield services companies, whether large, mid-size or small, frequently operate or sell products and services into jurisdictions outside the U.S. With increased commodity prices leading to more E&P activity, many oilfield service providers will find themselves debating whether to expand into ex-U.S. jurisdictions. Steve Otillar will discuss practical aspects of international expansions, including best practices and advice to avoid potential pitfalls.

  • Steven P. Otillar, White & Case LLP, Houston, Texas

11:45 am


Keynote Address

  • J. Kent Friedman, General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer, Morae Legal LLC; Chairman of the Board, Harris County-Houston Sports Authority

12:15 pm


Networking Lunch

1:15 pm


Break

1:30 pm


Oilfield GCs: What Keeps them up at Night

The legal issues and challenges faced by in-house lawyers and other practitioners during a downturn can vary significantly from the issues that are top of mind during a recovery. This panel of experienced GCs will discuss the legal questions they and their companies are facing during this recovery and contrast that with the legal challenges they had to address during the downturn. The panelists will also discuss what they anticipate will be the challenges they could be dealing with in the near term as the recovery continues.

Moderator: Paige Bickley Navarro, Western Hemisphere Chief Counsel, Halliburton, Houston, Texas

Panelists

  • Daniel J. Churay, Executive Vice President Corporate Affairs, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, MRC Global Inc., Houston, Texas
  • Adam Law, Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Select Energy Services, Inc., Houston, Texas
  • William S. Moss III, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Talos Energy LLC, Houston, Texas

2:30 pm


Contract Issues in the Oilfield

This presentation will address issues commonly discussed in contract negotiations in the oilfield services sectors. The presenters will discuss these issues from the different perspectives of an attorney who routinely participates in the drafting and negotiation of these contracts, and of an attorney who advises clients when disputes arise concerning the interpretation of the contractual provisions and the parties’ rights under those provisions.

  • Tynan Buthod, Baker Botts L.L.P., Houston, Texas
  • Josh M. McMorrow, Vice President, Chief Commercial Counsel – Europe/Russia/Caspian, Global Head of Litigation, Weatherford, Baar, Switzerland
  • Mark Mehnert, Associate General Counsel – North America, Baker Hughes, a GE company, Houston, Texas

3:30 pm


Break

3:45 pm


Ethics in the Workplace

  • Le Hammer, Senior Counsel – Compliance, EOG Resources, Houston, Texas
  • Ed Sullivan, Oberti / Sullivan LLP, Houston, Texas
  • Shira R. Yoshor, Greenberg Traurig, LLP, Houston, Texas

4:45 pm


Adjourn

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 1.800.245.7299 and advise that they are attending the “IEL - Oilfield Services Law Conference” to receive a reduced rate of $185 + tax/night for a standard king room. The last day to obtain this special rate is October 1, 2018.

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CLE Credit

This program is approved by the State Bar of Texas for a total of 5.75 hours, including 1.0 hour of ethics. Course ID Number: 174027604. 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.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Breakfast Sponsorship (Exclusive) - $3,000 - 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.

Networking 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.

Morning Networking Break Sponsor (Exclusive) - $2,000

  • 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 break, including from podium immediately before break.
  • 1 complimentary registrant at the Conference.
  • An opportunity to display company/firm materials at the event or at the conference.

Afternoon Cookie Break Sponsor (Exclusive) - $2,000

  • 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 break, including from podium immediately before break.
  • 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) - $1,500 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 Lilly Hogarth, CAIL Sponsorship Coordinator at 972.244.3424 or lhogarth@cailaw.org.

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