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Energy Evolution 21 Symposium



Houston Strategy Forum

Second Annual
Energy Evolution 21 Symposium


Theme:“Thinking Big!”


Tuesday, August 30, 2022 ● 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM ● Petroleum Club, Downtown Houston







Symposium Context

Not “Energy Transition,” but “Energy Evolution.” In recent years, Energy Transition has gained popularity as a term, however, it is a narrow, limited view of the dynamics at play and severely underestimates the energy requirements that must be fulfilled, and the complexities involved.

We do not need a transition. We need an evolution.

At the Houston Strategy Forum, through the vigorous discussions at our recent symposiums, we have developed the concept of E21 (e-twenty-one) — Energy Evolution for the 21st Century. E21 is an overarching concept, providing greater clarity and context to address holistically humanity’s energy needs.

E21 encompasses enhancements and developments in multiple dimensions including:
Volume of Energy to meet the needs of a thriving and growing global economy
Sources and Diversity of Energy including zero-to-low-carbon fossil fuels, renewables, hydrogen, nuclear, hydropower, etc.
Reduction in the Environmental Impact of energy production, transportation, and consumption
Ensuring and enhancing of ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) objectives
Accessibility of Energy worldwide including in the remotest regions
Reliability of Energy during extreme weather events
Affordability of Energy , so even the poorest can afford it
Security of Energy
Energy efficiency
Reduction in Energy Waste
Profits Generation and growth of Commercial opportunities
Sense of Urgency to deliver on these dimensions• We invite you to add additional dimensions…


Energy is critical for the welfare of humanity and a thriving global economy. With great power comes great responsibility. Energy must be produced, transported, delivered, and consumed in a responsible and environmentally sound manner. We need ecosystems of companies, industries and regions working together to evolve and enhance the world’s energy capabilities.

On August 30th, we are inviting the top leaders of major organizations that produce, transport, deliver, and importantly consume energy. In addition, we are inviting leaders of organizations that serve these industries and help facilitate the value creation. Our goal is to facilitate an open, thoughtful and probing discussion on Energy Evolution for the 21st Century.

Humanity demands big thinking when it comes to E21! Join us to hear big ideas from our speakers and contribute your big ideas during the discussion.



We are looking forward to a powerful discussion with:

Opening Keynote Discussion



• Ms. Gretchen Watkins, President, Shell USA



Closing Keynote Discussion



• Ms. Melody Meyer, Board Member, BP, AbbVie, NOV



Panel Discussion



• Mr. Tom Reichert, Global CEO, ERM

• Mr. Parker Meeks, President and Interim CEO, Hyzon Motors

• Mr. Corey Hessen, President, Power & Storage, TC Energy

• Mr. Luca Zanotti, President, Tenaris




Carbon Strategies Symposium



Houston Strategy Forum

Carbon Strategies
Symposium


Theme:“New Carbon Economy – Why, What & How?”


Thursday, May 12, 2022 ● 11:30 AM to 6:00 PM ● OMNI Houston – Galleria Area



Symposium Context

A significant realignment of expectations has propelled the world’s energy companies to the forefront of the low carbon economy transition. The world’s energy cycle is undergoing a significant transformation and all options are on the table. How energy is discovered, produced, and consumed within planetary boundaries is top of mind with stakeholders, investors and within board rooms.

Managing carbon while delivering reliable energy to meet growing demand is a huge opportunity for the oil and gas industry. Amid these ever-increasing demands from investors, lenders, and customers, which strategies should energy companies adopt to decarbonize their operations and diversify their product portfolios to achieve net-zero across the value chain? How should they track and account for carbon?

Energy reinvention is here! How are we going to seize the moment to create the environmentally safe value that society and shareholders expect?

Our Panel Speakers



• Ms. Susan Angyal, CEO, North America, Environmental Resources Management

• Mr. Nicholas Gole, Senior Managing Director, Macquarie Capital

• Mr. Ed Graham, Vice President Ventures, Low Carbon Solutions, ExxonMobil

• Mr. Omar Khayum, Vice President, Head of Renewables, TC Energy

• Mr. James R. McDonald, President, Americas Land, Schlumberger

• Ms. Caitlin Tessin, Vice President, Strategy & Market Innovation, Enbridge



• Mr. Anthony Cottone, Sr. Director - Strategy & Sustainability, Occidental

• Mr. Aaron Doughty, Managing Director, Emerging Energy, Phillips 66

• Ms. Robin Fielder, Executive Vice President, Low Carbon Strategy & Chief Sustainability Officer, Talos Energy

• Mr. Steve Gassen, Senior Vice President, Carbon Solutions, Schlumberger

• Mr. Chris Powers, Vice President, Carbon Capture, Utilization, & Storage (CCUS), Chevron New Energies

• Mr. Dilanka Seimon, Vice President, Alternative Energy, Energy Transfer


 
 

Upstream Symposium



Houston Strategy Forum

Fifth Annual
Upstream Oil & Gas Symposium


Theme:“Preparing for the Super-Cycle?”


Wednesday, April 6, 2022 ● 10 AM to 5:00 PM ● Petroleum Club, Downtown Houston



Symposium Context

Several oil & gas analysts have forecasted the scenario of a multi-year super-cycle in oil. In the midst of the pandemic, many analysts including the Economist magazine had called the end of the oil era and declared demand will never grow again. If the current multi-year high prices for natural gas and oil are any indication the future may surprise us yet again.

Is there going to be a super-cycle for oil? Or is it hyperbole? Which strategies should the oil & gas industry adopt? How should companies prepare themselves if a super-cycle manifests into a reality? How will energy transition and ESG considerations play a role in such strategies. How can the industry achieve both — deliver energy to meet the needs of a potential super-cycle while fulfilling ESG considerations?

These are important questions which will impact the industry, the Houston region, and the global economy. The Houston Strategy Forum is inviting the top executives for a vibrant discussion, so we can all prepare better. Participate in this important discussion at the Upstream Strategic Symposium.

Keynote Discussions



• Mr. Greg Hill, President and Chief Operating Officer, Hess Corporation

• Mr. Liam M Mallon, President, Upstream Oil & Gas, ExxonMobil

Onshore Panel



• Mr. Steve Chesher, Vice President, Drilling, EQT

• Ms. Helen Currie, Chief Economist, ConocoPhillips

• Mr. Dean Foreman, Chief Economist, API

• Mr. Greg Lalicker, Chief Executive Officer, Hilcorp Energy

• Mr. Daniel N. Wesson, Executive Vice President, Operations, Diamondback Energy



Offshore Panel



• Mr. Richard Clark, President, Gulf of Mexico Business Unit, Kosmos Energy

• Mr. David Hartz, Head of Land, Regulatory and Government Affairs, Equinor

• Ms. Tracey Henderson, Senior Vice President, Exploration, Apache Corporation

• Ms. Kim McHugh, Vice President, Wells, Chevron


 
 

Project-Strategies Summit



Houston Strategy Forum

Project Strategies Summit


Theme:“Strategies for Repeatable Project Success”


Tuesday, March 1, 2022 ● 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM ● Petroleum Club, Downtown Houston



Symposium Context

What does it take to deliver a consistent string of project successes?

Even in this age of super technology and well-thought-out best practices, according to many studies, projects struggle to deliver on stated objectives. Which are the key drivers that affect the success of a project? Can you manage and execute projects with the efficiency and predictability of an assembly line?

What are project-driven businesses doing to build cohesive strategies for executing projects that deliver repeatable and consistent performance?

Panel Speakers



• Mr. Steve Conway, SVP, Process Chemicals Americas, Wood

• Mr. Jim Ellis, VP Global Construction, Microsoft Corp

• Mr. Pasquale (Pat) Ficara, Vice President - Global Projects, LyondellBasell

• Mr. Brandon Spencer, Division President, ABB

• Mr. Rod Ragan, President, Energy Allied International

• Mr. Erik Wiik, President, ReAdapt




 
 

Supply Chain Symposium



Houston Strategy Forum

Ninth Annual
Supply Chain Symposium


Theme:“Leading Change”


Friday, February 4, 2022 ● 11:30 AM to 3:30 PM ● Petroleum Club, Downtown Houston



Symposium Context

The pandemic forced every supply change to change. Leading change is a difficult challenge even for the best of leaders.

The Oil & Gas sector has been going through extreme volatility. Some forecast a multi-year, super-cycle in the future. Others predict supply will overwhelm demand and cause prices to head back down. One thing is sure -- volatility will continue in the future. Oil & Gas Supply Chains must learn to evolve faster than the market. Leading change clearly and cohesively is super-critical for the survival and thrival of this industry!

The Houston Strategy Forum is inviting top O&G supply chain executives to participate in an interactive and vigorous discussion on leading change.

Owner/Operator Panel



• Mr. Steve Freeman, Chief Procurement Officer, Chevron

• Mr. Tom Sims, VP Global Supply Chain and CPO, Hess Corporation

• Mr. Colin Stevenson, Chief Procurement Officer, ConocoPhillips



Supplier Panel



• Ms. Gwen Boyault, VP Planning and Supply chain, Schlumberger

• Mr. Bertrand Frischmann, Senior Vice President, Vallourec

• Mr. Peter Goebel, Vice President, Procurement and Supply Chain, Nabors Industries

• Mr. Dan Pratt, Sr. Executive Vice President - Energy Centers, DistributionNOW

• Mr. Jerry Wilie, Vice President Global Procurement, Materials, and Logistics, Halliburton


 
 

Strategic Planning Workshop



Houston Strategy Forum

Strategic Planning
Workshop


Theme:“Develop Your STRATEGY for 2022”


Tuesday, December 14, 2021 ● 11:30 AM to 3:30 PM ● Petroleum Club, Downtown Houston



Workshop Context

After the brutal pandemic, 2022 is expected to be an up-cycle year for the Houston economy.

Make sure you use the “right” strategic planning process to ensure your team is ready to maximize its performance in 2022. Traditional strategic planning methods are inadequate in addressing all the moving parts in an organization.

Join us for this workshop, where we will help every participant develop a strategy for their team/business unit/company or one for their own career growth.

The workshop's open discussions have been an eye-opening experience for past attendees.

Workshop Leader

Mr. Ravi Kathuria, President, Houston Strategy Forum, will guide the participants in answering key, thought-provoking questions regarding their business and translate them into strategic principles. He will help participants operationalize their strategic thrust for 2022.

The workshop will be based on the comprehensive management method — The Cohegic MethodTM. It is a powerful, holistic method that will put your strategic thinking on a stronger foundation and help your organization ensure Clarity and Cohesion, the two most important drivers for sustained success.


 
 

Global Gas & LNG Symposium



Houston Strategy Forum

Global Gas & LNG
Symposium


Theme:“Future of Global Gas & LNG”


Thursday, November 11, 2021 ● 11:30 AM to 3:30 PM ● Petroleum Club, Downtown Houston



Symposium Context

In recent weeks, US natural gas prices have soared due to hot weather & LNG export boom. Outages and strong demand in Asia, Latin America, and Europe have driven LNG prices to levels not seen since 2015.

Natural gas is projected to be the only fossil fuel that will see substantial demand growth over the next two decades. The US is the biggest producer and consumer of natural gas in the world. The U.S. is also the world’s fastest-growing LNG exporter. Last year the U.S. was the 3rd largest LNG exporter, but just five years earlier the U.S. ranked 18th globally in LNG exports.

Global electricity demand is growing faster than renewables, driving strong increase in generation from fossil fuels. How big a role will natural gas and LNG have in decarbonizing the world?

What is the long-term future of natural gas & LNG? What are the competitive threats to gas and LNG? How big a role will renewables play? What will be the role of Hydrogen?

How are companies in the gas sector positioning themselves to create innovative value? Are there new and exciting applications for natural gas?

How could technology help supply chains deal with black swan events like the pandemic?

We are looking forward to hosting the following esteemed speakers in a powerful discussion:

• Mr. Raj Mohindroo, President, Global Gas & LNG Strategies LLC (conference chair)

• Mr. Paul Bieniawski, Chief Executive Officer, Enstor (confirmed)

• Mr. Marco Caccavale, VP of Sales Turbomachinery & Process Solutions, Baker Hughes (confirmed)

• Mr. Nicholas Gole, Senior Managing Director, Macquarie Capital (confirmed)

• Ms. Michele Harradence, Senior Vice President and Chief Operations Officer, Gas Transmission and Midstream Business Unit, Enbridge (confirmed)

• Mr. David E. Jetter, Partner, Baker Botts (confirmed)

• Mr. Omar Khayum, Vice President, TC Energy (confirmed)

• Mr. Keith Meyer, President & CEO, LNG Central (confirmed)


 
 

Energy Transition Strategic Conclave



Houston Strategy Forum

Energy Transition
Strategic Conclave


Wednesday, October 27, 2021 ● 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM ● Petroleum Club, Downtown Houston


Strategic Conclave Context


The September 29, 2021, Energy Transition Symposium generated a vibrant, robust, and at times, respectful but slightly contentious discussion. The feedback from the attendees was phenomenal with requests for follow up meetings to take the discussion forward.

These Strategic Conclave series are designed for an in-depth discussion with the goal of producing tangible takeaways. The conclave provides each participant the opportunity to shape the dialog and outcome of the discussions.

Conclaves are a great venue to learn from peers, present new ideas, debate ideas, sharpen your thoughts and messages, and improve the articulation of your ideas. The discussions are meant to stimulate your thinking and help you solve challenges you may be facing at work, with clients and partners.


 
 

Energy Transition Symposium



Houston Strategy Forum

Energy Transition
Strategic Symposium


Theme:“The Beginning of an Era”


Wednesday, September 29, 2021 ● 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM ● Petroleum Club, Downtown Houston



Symposium Context

Energy transition is becoming a top focus area for oil and gas companies. Every transition has its challenges. How does the industry ensure a smooth and successful transition?

Which initiatives have companies put in place to achieve energy transition? What is the level of focus, commitment, and what are the criteria for success? How is the organization design, and skills set being retooled?

How should the US develop a policy that will help companies achieve successful energy transition? Which factors – environmental, regulation & policy, activism, financial investments, new generational thinking – will prove to be the most potent in driving and sustaining energy transition? How should the different sources of energy be prioritized? Which hold the biggest promise, and the biggest risk?

We are looking forward to hosting the following esteemed speakers in a powerful discussion:

• Mr. William J. (John) Berger, Chairman, President and CEO, Sunnova (confirmed)

• Ms. Leslie Beyer, CEO, Energy Workforce and Technology Council (confirmed) (moderator)

• Ms. Stephanie Cox, Executive President Operations, Wood (confirmed)

• Mr. Paul Doucette, Energy Transition Executive, Policy & Stakeholder Engagement Leader, Baker Hughes

• Mr. Ravi Kathuria, President, Houston Strategy Forum (confirmed) (host & moderator)

• Mr. Charles McConnell, Executive Director, Carbon Management and Energy Sustainability, University of Houston; Former Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy (confirmed)

• Mr. Jay McKenna, Chief Executive Officer, Nacero Inc. (confirmed)


 
 

2021 Supply Chain Strategic Symposium



Houston Strategy Forum

Eighth Annual
Supply Chain
Strategic Symposium


Theme: “Never Waste a Global Crisis!”


Wednesday, May 5, 2021 ● 11:30 AM to 3:30 PM ●
Hybrid Venue: In-person (Petroleum Club, Houston, TX) + Zoom Virtual Meeting




 
 

2021 Upstream Strategic Symposium



Houston Strategy Forum

Upstream Strategic Symposium


Theme: “Upstream Dynamics”


Tuesday, March 30, 2021 ● 11:30 AM to 5:00 PM ● Hybrid Meeting – Petroleum Club, Downtown Houston + Zoom Virtual Meeting


 
 

2020 SUPPLY CHAIN STRATEGIC SYMPOSIUM




Houston Strategy Forum

Seventh Annual
Strategic Supply-Chain Symposium


Theme: “SUPPLY CHAIN STRATEGIES FOR 2021”


Tuesday, December 15, 2020 ● 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM ● VIRTUAL ZOOM MEETING



Conference Description

No Hollywood script writer could have envisioned 2020: The pandemic, the OPEC price-war, oil at negative $37. The year 2020 followed a series of down years for the Oil & Gas sector. How should the sector and the supply chain functions reinvent?

1. What are the supply chain strategies for 2021? What are the priorities? 2. How are supply chain organizations redesigning themselves? 3. How are they fulfilling talent needs? How is racial diversity and supplier diversity playing a role in the strategy? 4. Which technologies will help reinvent supply chain capabilities? 5. Has the five-year downturn and the pandemic made supply chain less or more strategic in the corporation? What will be the drivers of its value proposition going forward? 6. What role do environmental impact issues play in supply chain strategy and execution?

Conference Chair

Mr. Mark McDaniel

President

McDaniel+Cullen



Panel Discussion Speakers

Mr. Marty Brotschul

Partner – Energy and Resources

Deloitte

Mr. R. Dean Foreman, Ph.D.

Chief Economist

American Petroleum Institute

Mr. Steve Freeman

Chief Procurement Officer

Chevron

Mr. Jeremy Hill

Vice President, Global Supply Chain

Apache


 
 

Strategic Roundtable: “Mitigating Stress”


 




Virtual Roundtable Description


The pandemic and economic pressures have increased our stress to the highest levels in years. One method of dealing with stress is to talk about it and deconstruct it.

Let us get together to discuss the ideas and methods each one of us is employing to cope with stress. Hopefully, we can help each other reduce our stress.

If you are experiencing serious bouts of stress and anxiety, please seek help for medical professionals.


 
 

Summit: “Building a Sales Engine”





 
 

Summit: “Sales Strategies for 2020”





 
 

Strategic Roundtable: “Strategy for Life”



We spend a lot of time and effort building strategies for our business, but we do not spend time thinking about the strategy for our lives. 
 
Is there something more important to us than our own lives? Then, why don’t we think about what we want from our lives. What drives us? What are our deepest yearnings? Are our actions in business and family-life consistent with those yearnings, or are we pursuing things that are contrary to our deepest yearnings?
 
Would you like to take the time to stop and reflect? How can you make life more fulfilling for you in 2020?
 
Join us at the Houston Strategy Forum so we can discuss the mother of all strategies – the strategy of our own lives! 


 
 

Strategic Workshop: “Business DNA”





This workshop is limited to a small group. It allows for personal attention to each participant.

This workshop's deliverable is a blueprint for your Business DNA that you can immediately use to drive clarity and cohesion in your business.

The discussion during this workshop will help you answer the difficult questions you are facing in your business, and appreciate aspects of the business you may be overlooking. The goal is to help you succeed faster.




 
 

Deepwater Symposium





 
 

2019 Titans of Houston





 
 

2019 Technology & Innovation Symposium



Technology & Innovation Symposium

Theme: "Application and Adoption"

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 • 11:30 AM to 4:00 PM • Petroleum Club


Oil & Gas Technology - Panel Discussion Speakers

Mr. Steve Barrett
Senior Vice President, Business Development
Oceaneering


Mr. David Forbes
General Manager, Global Wells
ConocoPhillips
Ms. Sha-Chelle Manning
‎Director, Corporate Innovation
Pioneer Natural Resources
Mr. David Reid
Chief Marketing Officer
National Oilwell Varco



Chief Information Officer - Panel Discussion Speakers

Mr. Jesse Carrillo
Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer
Hines


Mr. Paul Krueger
Vice President, Chief Information Officer
J.B. Poindexter & Co
Mr. Wayne Shurts
‎Executive Vice President & Chief Technology Officer
Sysco
Mr. Charles Thompson
Chief Information Officer
Port of Houston



2018 Theme: "Innovation Adoption & Application"



Come discuss how companies are leveraging technology and innovation to create value externally for their customers, and drive productivity internally. This symposium focuses on the stories of extraordinary value creation. We do not want to talk about technology, we want to talk about how technology is making a difference.

Innovation dies on the vine without adopters. Which Houston companies are fostering adoptive corporate cultures and innovative mindsets to become the best in their sector? What do you think: Are executives in Houston becoming more open-minded, willing to take more risks, and less fearful of failure?

Through a lively discussion, you’ll hear a meaningful discourse between the speakers and attendees. The Houston Strategy Forum is inviting top business leaders, and we want to hear your stories. Let us “engage minds” on Wednesday, October 24, at the Petroleum Club in Downtown Houston.



 
 

2019 Customer Conference



Strategic
Customer Conference

Theme: "Customer-Driven DNA"

Thursday, May 31, 2018 • 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM • Petroleum Club

  Keynote Discussion

Mr. Scott Kirby
President
United Airlines



"Customer-Driven DNA"— Panel Discussion

Dr. Eli Jones
Dean, Mays Business School
Texas A&M


Mr. Joe Rovig
President, Rig Systems and Rig Aftermarket
National Oilwell Varco
Mr. Andrew Stewart
‎Chief Executive Officer
Wood Americas
Mr. Robert Workman
President and Chief Executive Officer
DistributionNOW


 "Ground Realities"— Panel Discussion

Mr. Randy Bowen
Manager of Projects
Phillips 66

Mr. Danny Farler II, P.E., P.M.P
Engineering Manager, Permian Unconventional
ConocoPhillips

Mr. Douglas Fieldgate
Vice President, Asset support, Oil and Gas
AECOM

Mr. Matthew Isbell
Drilling Advisor
HESS

Ms. Michelle Mitchell
Operational Excellence & HES Advisor
Chevron

Mr. Subodh Saxena
Senior Vice President
Nabors Industries

Ms. Maggie Seeliger
Senior Vice President, Strategy and Marketing, Oil & Gas
SNC-Lavalin


"DNA Test"— Audience Discussion

Dr. Vikas Mittal
Professor of Marketing, Jones School of Business
Rice University

Dr. Shrihari (Hari) Sridhar
Professor of Marketing, Texas A&M
Rice University

2018 Theme: "Customer-Driven DNA"

Many companies claim to be customer-focused, 
but simply limit it to customer interface and service. 


A systemic focus on customers must permeate all aspects of a company starting with the alignment of the mission and vision with customer imperatives.

  • What are your customer imperatives, and how do your offerings address them? 
  • Has your company’s mission and vision incorporated customer needs clearly and thoroughly? 
  • How well does your company deliver on your brand promise? 
  • What are the right metrics to track your customer focus? 
  • And last, but not the least, how can you measure if a customer-focused strategy is increasing customer loyalty, pricing power, sales, margins, and EBITDA? 

The Houston Strategy Forum has invited top business leaders to discuss and share ideas on how their customers drive their strategic focus and corporate DNA. Come join us with your management team to discuss and learn from each other.



 
 

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