Breakfast Forum: The Energy Industry 2015: What’s Next?

The Houstonian Hotel
Houston, Texas

March 26, 2015

7:00 - 9:00 AM (CT)

As part of its ongoing Breakfast Forum series, BoyarMiller gathered industry experts for a panel discussion on the energy industry.

Featured panelists covered the current regulatory/political climate, trends and what to look for when the industry recovers. Speakers included David A. Pursell with Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co., Matthew G. Pilon with Simmons & Company International and James K. Wicklund with Credit Suisse LLC.

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David A. Pursell
The Regulatory & Political Climates

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Matthew G. Pilon, Managing Director
Trends in Energy Services and Equipment

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James K. Wicklund
The Price of Oil – The Latest in a String of Down-Cycles

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David A. Pursell, Managing Director, Head of Securities
Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co.

The Regulatory & Political Climates

Dave Pursell serves as Managing Director and Head of Securities at Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. 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 was past Chairman of the IPAA Supply committee and sits on the Investment Committee of TPH Partners LP, TPH’s private equity division. Dave 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, he was Director of Upstream Research at Simmons & Company, International and spent eight years as manager of petrophysics at S.A. Holditch & Associates, now a division of Schlumberger. He gained operational experience with ARCO Alaska, Inc., conducting field engineering and operations. He holds a BS and MS in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University.

Matthew G. Pilon, Managing Director
Simmons & Company International

Trends in Energy Services and Equipment

Matthew G. Pilon is a Managing Director with Simmons & Company International. He has focused exclusively on the energy services and equipment sector since joining the firm in 1994. A former Naval Officer, he holds a BS in Computer Science from the U.S. Naval Academy, an MA with distinction in International Relations from the University of Kent in England, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Simmons & Company is a leading financial advisory firm for the energy industry with four offices and approximately 150 employees. Its headquarters are in Houston with other offices in Aberdeen, London and Dubai. The firm's corporate finance group specializes in mergers and acquisitions and raising debt and equity capital. Simmons & Company covers the entire spectrum of the energy industry and its clients range from small private companies to large public entities.

James K. Wicklund, Managing Director – Energy Research
Credit Suisse LLC

The Price of Oil – The Latest in a String of Down-Cycles

Wicklund spent several years in the oil and gas industry, working in geophysics and engineering, working in London, Singapore, Australia and the US before joining the financial services industry as a research analyst covering the Oilfield Services sector.

He was the head of the energy research group at Rauscher Pierce Refsnes Inc., which was acquired by Royal Bank of Canada. He was a managing director and head of energy research at Banc of America Securities Inc. He joined Carlson Capital LLC, a $7 billion investment fund, as a Principal and the Portfolio Manager for the firm’s energy exposure, responsible for all segments of the oil & gas industry. He is now the senior Oilfield Services analyst and Managing Director at Credit Suisse.

He has been recognized by various awards and recognition including #1 rankings in Institutional Investor, Greenwich Surveys and the Wall Street Journal’s “Best on the Street” and was a frequent contributor to CNBC, CNN and other media outlets.

He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, the Petroleum Equipment Suppliers Association, the executive board of the National Ocean Industry Association, the Maguire Institute at SMU Advisory Board, the editorial board of Offshore Magazine, and the Dallas Petroleum Club.