Houston Producers’ Forum is best known for its monthly luncheons. These gatherings are typically held at The Petroleum Club on the third Tuesday of each month. In recent years, we have secured an impressive array of speakers including CEOs of large and small E&P and service companies, industry analysts and leading members of the financial community. We feel that the dramatic growth in our membership is directly attributable to the quality of speakers that we have been able to attract.

7/11/2018 11:30:00 AM


Dan Dinges

Dan Dinges joined Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation in September, 2001 as its President and Chief Operating Officer, and a member of its Board of Directors. In May, 2002 he assumed his current position as Chairman, President and CEO. Prior to joining Cabot, Mr. Dinges held various management positions over 20 years with Noble Energy. May 2015, Mr. Dinges was appointed chairman of the American Exploration & Production Council, a national trade association representing 31 of America’s premier independent natural gas and oil exploration and production companies. Mr. Dinges serves on the board of directors of United States Steel Corporation, American Petroleum Institute, American Exploration & Production Council, Houston Methodist Hospital Research Institute, Spitzer Industries, Boy Scouts of America, and Palmer Drug Abuse Program. He also serves on the executive committee of the Kay Bailey Hutchison Center for Energy, Law and Business at The University of Texas at Austin. Mr. Dinges is a member of the All-American Wildcatters. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Petroleum Land Management from The University of Texas.
6/19/2018 11:30:00 AM

2018 June HPF Luncheon - "Insight Into U.S. Unconventionals"

R. T. Dukes

R. T. Dukes is widely recognized as a global leader in U.S. unconventional oil and gas. Mr. Dukes advises companies at the executive and board level, as well as being a regular speaker at international industry conferences.

He is a media favorite that you'll find quoted in various print and broadcast media outlets.

Mr. Dukes began his career covering the Barnett Shale as horizontal drilling took off and later managed Wood Mackenzie's Rockies research as Bakken Shale development exploded. His roots in East Texas mean the Haynesville Shale is close to home. By design or maybe happenstance, he has been at the forefront of almost every shale story. He authored research highlighting the potential of tight oil years before U.S. production surged.

He has spent most of his career in the weeds of unconventionals and is leaned on for evaluating the impact to local and global markets. He is a recognized thought leader and a contributor to many U.S. and macro-market publications at Wood Mackenzie. At the firm, he has worked in various research and consulting roles and contributed to valuation and due-diligence work that accounts for billions in transactions.

Mr. Dukes is a native Texan and calls Houston home. More importantly, he is a proud husband and father. He spends most evenings and weekends as a youth sports coach. He graduated Cum Laude from Texas A&M University with a bachelor's degree in accounting and a master's degree in finance. He serves on the Former Student Advisory Board for the Professional Program in Accounting.
5/15/2018 11:30:00 AM

2018 May HPF Luncheon

Tony Weber


Tony Weber joined NGP in 2004 and serves as Managing Partner and Chairman of the Firm’s executive committee. He oversees NGP’s investment portfolios and the Firm’s ongoing investment and execution efforts. Mr. Weber has deep industry relationships and experiences that are vital resources for the Firm. In addition to managing the day-to-day activities of the Firm, Mr. Weber also plays a key role in sourcing and managing NGP’s relationship with its investors.

Prior to NGP, Mr. Weber was the Chief Financial Officer for Merit Energy Company where he raised equity commitments from investors and oversaw all of Merit’s financial, accounting, and investment functions.

Before Merit, NGP enjoyed a strong relationship with Mr. Weber from his position as Senior Vice President and Manager of Union Bank of California’s Energy Division in Dallas. During his 14 years as a commercial banker, he was involved in the financing of more than $14 billion in energy transactions, including senior debt facilities, mezzanine debt structures, project financing and direct equity investments.

Mr. Weber received a B.B.A. in Finance in 1984 from Texas A&M University, where he is a member of the Dean’s Council, a founding member of the Mays Business Fellows Program, and was recognized as an outstanding alumnus in 2013.
4/17/2018 11:30:00 AM

2018 April HPF Luncheon

Doug Suttles


Doug Suttles joined Encana as President & CEO in June 2013. With over 30 years of experience
in the oil and gas industry in various engineering and leadership roles, he is responsible for the
overall success of Encana and for creating, planning, implementing and integrating the strategic
direction of the organization.

Before joining Encana, Doug held a number of senior leadership posts at BP, including Chief
Operating Officer, BP Exploration & Production, and President, BP Alaska. He was a member
of the board of BP America as well as the BP America Operations Advisory Board. Previously,
Doug served as President of BP Sakhalin Inc., where he was responsible for BP's activities in
Sakhalin, Russia, and its joint venture with Rosneft, a major Russian oil company.

He held other senior leadership roles in BP, including Vice President for North Sea operations
and President of BP's Trinidadian oil business. Prior to joining BP, Doug completed various
production engineering assignments with Exxon from 1983 to 1988.

Over the course of his career, Doug has volunteered his time and talents to community
organizations across North America. Doug is a member of the National Petroleum Council
and sits on the Board of Directors of the American Petroleum Institute, the American
Exploration & Production Council, the Independent Petroleum Association of America and
the National Association of Manufacturers.

Doug has served on the University of Texas Engineering Advisory Board since 2007 and was
honored with the school’s Mechanical Engineering Distinguished Alumni Award in 2008.

Doug graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1983 with a bachelor’s degree
in mechanical engineering.
3/20/2018 11:30:00 AM

2018 March HPF Luncheon

Karl Brensike


Karl Brensike is the co-founder and CEO of Haymaker Minerals & Royalties, LLC. Haymaker has employed sophisticated practices from the software, finance, and upstream E&P industries to acquire mineral and royalty interests in over 35,000 producing wells across 24 states and over 500 counties. Haymaker is dual financed by Kayne Anderson Energy Capital and Kohlberg, Kravis and Roberts.

Mr. Brensike also serves on the board of the IPAA as Chairman of the Membership and Business Development Committee. Mr. Brensike started in the mineral and royalty business in 2004 as a founding member and Senior Managing Director of Cornerstone Acquisition & Management Company, LLC.

Mr. Brensike previously served as a hedge fund analyst and marketer for Cornerstone’s parent company, the Argent Funds Group, where he held FINRA licenses 7, 24, 55, and 63. Prior to working at Argent, Mr. Brensike was the co-founder and CEO of a venture-backed software company, netHESIVE, specializing in artificial intelligence-based search applications. netHESIVE merged with Channel Intelligence, Inc. in 2001 which was later acquired by Google.

Mr. Brensike is a graduate of the University of Southern California, with a B.S. in Business Administration.
2/20/2018 11:30:00 AM

2018 February HPF Luncheon

J. Marshall Adkins


Marshall Adkins focuses on oilfield services and products, in addition to leading the Raymond James energy research team. He and his group have won a number of honors for stock-picking abilities over the past 15 years. Additionally, his group is well known for their deep insight into oil and gas fundamentals. Prior to joining Raymond James in 1995, he spent 10 years in the oilfield services industry as a project manager, corporate financial analyst, sales manager, and engineer. He holds a B.S. degree in petroleum engineering and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.
1/16/2018 11:30:00 AM

2018 January HPF Luncheon - CANCELED

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