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Upstream Oil & Gas Summit

Houston Strategy Forum

Upstream Oil & Gas Summit

Theme:“Upstream Dynamics”

Wednesday, April 3, 2024 ● 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM ● Petroleum Club, Downtown Houston

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Includes lunch for all attendees.

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Detailed Description

Symposium Description

A fortune cookie quote says, “May You Live in Interesting Times.” The Oil & Gas Industry probably has received more than its fair share of those cookies. From predictions of peak supply to peak demand, the industry has been subject to contradictory bull and bear narratives. Each more convincing than the other.

What is the real story? How do you reconcile conflicting reports and viewpoints about market dynamics? Do you build a long-term strategy in this environment, or do you operate opportunistically with a view on the shorter to mid-term?

The focus on ESG and EV demand is moderating. How does it affect fossil fuel strategies? The industry is making progress on Scope 1 and 2 emissions. How much time and effort should the industry spend on addressing Scope 3?

The pandemic has been replaced with geopolitical risks and economic uncertainties. What does the wave of consolidations indicate and how are they affecting dynamics? How will actions by the Federal Reserve affect financial discipline and capital expenditures?

Why Attend the Summit?

Engage with upstream leaders in a thought-provoking, intense discussion on the questions facing the industry. We facilitate a closed door, safe zone for candid discussions. Real discussions — no fluff. Register now.

Our Speakers

Panel Discussion

Mr. Clay Bretches, Executive Vice President, Operations, Apache Corporation

Mr. Brian Groody, Vice President - OFS North America Land, Baker Hughes

Dr. Dean Foreman, Chief Economist, Texas Oil & Gas Association

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   $199
Priority-Table Seat   $299
General Member   $99
Strategic Members $0

3% credit card fees apply.

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1. Build relationships with Houston's top executives
2. Contribute your ideas and thoughts to the discussion
3. Learn from our speakers through a vigorous and interactive discussion

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Includes breakfast and lunch for all attendees.

Exclusive Wine Reception for Members and Sponsors
at the end of the symposium.

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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.


By registering for the event, you provide the Houston Strategy Forum your consent to be included in photographs and video recording of the event.


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.