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Upstream Symposium

Houston Strategy Forum

Sixth Annual
Upstream Oil & Gas Symposium

Theme:“Reinventing Upstream”

Wednesday, April 19, 2023 ● 10 AM to 3:00 PM ● Petroleum Club, Downtown Houston

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Detailed Description

Symposium Context

The last seven years have been an extreme roller coaster ride for the Upstream Sector. As we look to the future, the Upstream Sector has a critically important role to play. Upstream energy production worldwide will be short of supply for years to come.

As the world prepares to meet the dual challenges of a climate crisis and an energy crisis, it is time to revisit and reinvent upstream strategies and execution.

How should the industry change its thinking and business model? Where should it focus? How should it execute and operate differently? How should it change its corporate culture? How should it change public perception?

On April 19, 2023, we are inviting top leaders of the Upstream Sector. Our goal is to facilitate an open, thoughtful, and probing discussion on new thinking and approaches.

We are looking forward to a powerful discussion with:

Onshore Panel

• Mr. Brian Groody, Vice President, OFS, Baker Hughes (Moderator)

• Mr. Dean Foreman, Chief Economist, American Petroleum Institute

• Mr. Clay Gaspar, EVP and Chief Operating Officer, Devon Energy

• Mr. Andy Hendricks, Chief Executive Officer, Patterson-UTI Energy

• Ms. Lyndal R.A. Cissell, President, Americas Land, SLB

Offshore Panel

• Mr. Erik Wiik, President, ReAdapt (Moderator)

• Ms. Maria Claudia Borras, Executive Vice President, Oilfield Services, Baker Hughes

• Mr. Andy Krieger, Senior Vice-President, Global Wells Organization, BP

• Mr. Jeremy D. Thigpen, Chief Executive Officer, Transocean

• Mr. Bill Langin, Senior Vice President - West / Deepwater Exploration, Shell

Our Unique Format

What Makes Us Different?

Houston Strategy Forum events are innovative. No speeches. No PowerPoint presentations. They are open and down-to-earth discussions with our speakers. Our format is a relaxed, intimate, fireside-style chat. And, always unscripted!

Over the years, we have had top CEOs and executives share their deepest thoughts and feelings that you would never hear in a regular conference. We respect and value that interaction greatly — it is what makes us the preeminent discussion forum.

Our business talk show format facilitates an energetic, meaningful, and respectful exchange of ideas between our speakers and attendees. Our goal is to get a majority of the attendees to contribute to the discussion. When that happens — it creates magic!

We receive rave reviews about our format both from our speakers and attendees.

To encourage an open and candid discussion we follow Chatham House rules.   


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Fee Schedule

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Category          Fees
Visitor Attendance   $499
Priority-Table Seat In-Person Attendance  $699
Head-Table Seat + Private Reception – (Sponsorship addon)   $2999
Table of 10 - Priority Placement - In-Person  $6999
General Member Attendance   $399
Strategic Members $0

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2. Contribute your ideas and thoughts to the discussion
3. Learn from our speakers through a vigorous and interactive discussion

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Cancellation, Miscellaneous Information


For VISITORS: Sorry, we do not offer refunds to visitors or prospective members. You are welcome to send a substitute. A substitution charge of $50 applies. To register the substitute, use the registration category, "Substituting for a Visitor." On the next page of registration, indicate the name of the person whom you are substituting.

FOR GENERAL MEMBERS: If you let us know at least one week prior, we will credit your HSF account for the fees, so you can apply the fees toward a future event.

FOR STRATEGIC MEMBERS: Strategic Members attend all events for no charge (if registered in time). Since Strategic Membership is tied to specific individuals, substitutions are not allowed if you cannot make it to the event.

Dress Code: Business Professional


Houston Strategy Forum expects professional conduct from all attendees.

Please come to learn and participate in the discussion and be respectful of other executives in attendance.

Houston Strategy Forum reserves the right to deny admission to the event, ask an individual or group to leave the event, and exclude from electronic lists and communication, any individual or organization.


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The opinions expressed by speakers and attendees are their own only, and not the Houston Strategy Forum's. Any business concepts, issues and ideas discussed may not be applicable in your situation. Houston Strategy Forum makes no claims about the completeness, accuracy or applicability of any discussion. Please seek professional business help to implement any change in your business or career.

Directions and Parking

35th Floor
Total Plaza
1201 Louisiana
Houston, TX 77002

Driving Directions
The new location of the Petroleum Club is 1201 Louisiana Street, Total Plaza. It is east from the Hyatt Regency and south of the CenterPoint building, at the intersection with Dallas street.

The club is located on the 35th floor.

In the interest of your safety, it is always a good idea to pay attention to the surroundings, your possessions and self, when parking your car and approaching any Downtown venue. We recommend valet parking.

Parking: Street metered and private parking lots are available options.

Valet is available on the south side of building and the valet entrance is from Milam street. The cost for valet is $15 with a discount coupon available through us at the event.