Breakfast Forum: Perspectives on the Energy Industry 2013
As part of its ongoing Breakfast Forum series, BoyarMiller gathered industry experts for a panel discussion on the energy industry. Speakers included: David Pursell with Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co.; Tom Hargrove with GulfStar Group; and James Wallis with Lime Rock Partners.
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David Pursell, Managing Director, Head of Securities — Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co.
As Managing Director and Head of Securities, Dave is responsible for TPH’s analysis of global oil & gas markets, including inventory and price forecasts, supply/demand modeling and rigcount/production relationships. He is a board member of private energy companies Oxane Materials and Unconventional Gas Resources. He was a Founding Partner of Pickering Energy Partners, the predecessor to TPH. Prior to that, Dave was Director of Upstream Research at Simmons & Company, International and spent eight years as a Petroleum Engineer at S.A. Holditch & Associates, now a division of Schlumberger. Dave gained operational experience with ARCO Alaska, Inc., in an operations engineering function. He holds a BS and MS in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University.
Tom Hargrove, Managing Director — Gulfstar Group
Tom is a co-founder of GulfStar Group and has more than 30 years of investment banking experience. Prior to GulfStar’s formation, he served as a Senior Vice President of Rotan Mosle Inc. (1986 to 1990) and First Vice President at Underwood, Neuhaus & Co., Inc. (1979 to 1986), where he was responsible for institutional private placements. Prior to 1979, he served as Assistant Vice President in the Corporate Finance Department at First City National Bank. Tom is a director of Commercial Alliance Insurance Company and RIMCO Royalty Partners. He holds a BA in Economics from The University of Texas.
James Wallis, Vice President — Lime Rock Partners
James joined the Lime Rock Partners team in 2007 and is presently a Vice President in the Houston office. Since joining Lime Rock Partners, he has primarily focused on E&P and energy service opportunities in the oil and gas sectors of North and South America. Prior to joining Lime Rock, James worked in the energy investment banking groups of Merrill Lynch and Petrie Parkman & Co. James currently serves on the board of directors of Artificial Lift Company, Braden Exploration II, Endurance Resources, and PDC Mountaineer. He is also particularly involved in Lime Rock Partners’ investments in Augustus Energy Partners, Vantage Energy, and Xtreme Drilling and Coil Services. James previously served on the board of directors of Braden Exploration. He holds a BBA from the Business Honors Program at the University of Texas.