AIPN 2019 International Petroleum Summit

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AIPN is producing an incredible two-day program for its fourth annual International Petroleum Summit.  Stay up-to-date on current trends and challenges in the international oil & gas industry by attending sessions that include high-profile speakers, interviews, hot topics, fireside chats, moderated discussions and more!  Don’t miss out on these exciting sessions, available at the AIPN 2019 IPS.

Some topics to be presented at the 2019 IPS:

  • Poverty, Carbon and the Role of Natural Gas
  • Operating in Mexico
  • Weathering the Storm: Understanding and Solving Carbon and Climate Issues Related to Oil and Gas
  • Venezuela – What is the end game?
  • Brazil’s Reforms and Opportunities
  • Geopolitics & Short-Term Oil & Gas Prices
  • The Evolution of Talos Energy and Key Strategies for Future Success
  • Entering the Age of Natural Gas
  • Exploration Strategy in the Shale Era
  • The Gulf of Mexico: Competing for Investment in an Expanding Global E&P Market
  • Disruptive Technologies and Practices in the Oil & Gas Sector

Speaker Highlights

Keynote Speaker Ryan Lance, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, ConocoPhillips
Keynote Speaker Starlee Sykes, Regional President, Gulf of Mexico and Canada, BP plc
Keynote Speaker David M. Wood, Chief Executive Officer, President & Director, Gulfport Energy
Boulos Lecture Speaker Dr. Scott W. Tinker, Director, Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin

Pre-IPS Workshops

Prior to the IPS Welcome Reception and kick-off of the conference, AIPN will host four workshops on Tuesday, May 21. There will be two morning workshops and two afternoon workshops, allowing attendees to register for more than one workshop and double their learning! All workshops are $200 each and can be added on to your conference registration. Registration will include a coffee break and workshop materials. The number of participants in each workshop is limited in order to facilitate the highest level of interaction. Please note that the workshops are concurrent, so only one workshop may be selected in the morning and only one may be selected in the afternoon.

If you are unable to attend the IPS, registration for the workshops only is available. Please email for more details.

Morning Workshops (8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)

Seminar Series on Model Contracts: Unitization & Unit Operating Agreement

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Andrew B. Derman, Partner, Thompson & Knight LLP
Deborah S. Huston, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Talos Energy

AIPN is an accredited sponsor approved by the State Bar of Texas Committee on MCLE. A maximum of 3.00 MCLE credit hours will be awarded based on individual attendance for the SSMC on UUOA.

Seminar Series on Above Ground Risk: Identification, Evaluation & Mitigation

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Eric Fry, International Energy Consultant
Scott Randall, BSCE, MBA, Managing Director Americas region, GBMC LLC
Willem Bloem, Principal, Bloem Consultants LLC
Michael Arustamov, Managing Director, Extol Energy Services

Afternoon Workshops (1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.)

Seminar Series on Negotiation Skills: Negotiating with Host Governments

Harry W. Sullivan, Jr., International Energy Attorney
Toufic Nassif, Director, Commercial Development, VAALCO Energy, Inc.
Kimberly H. Reeder, Senior Oil & Gas Attorney

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Smart Contracts on Blockchain: Legal and Business Considerations for the Autonomous Execution of Terms and Conditions            

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William Fox, Chief Product Officer, Data Gumbo Corp.
Lisa M. Smith, Chief Corporate Development Officer, Data Gumbo Corp.