Breakfast Forum: The Energy Industry 2016 – Looking Forward

The Houstonian Hotel
Houston, Texas

March 24, 2016

7:00 - 9:00 AM (CT)

Our speakers provided perspectives and insights on the current regulatory/political climate, industry trends and what to look for this year, as well as in the upcoming recovery.

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

Speakers included David A. Pursell with Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co., Matthew G. Pilon with Simmons & Company International and Robert A. Dye, Ph.D. with Comerica Bank.

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Robert A. Dye Ph.D.
Economic Insights for Oil & Gas

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David A. Pursell
The Regulatory & Political Climates

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Matthew G. Pilon
Trends in Energy Services and Equipment

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Panel Q&A

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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, Investment Banking
Simmons & Company International, Energy Specialists of Piper Jaffray

Trends in Energy Services and Equipment

Matthew G. Pilon has focused exclusively on the energy services and equipment sector since joining Simmons & Company International 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 International is a leading financial advisory team for the energy industry. Now a part of Piper Jaffray, the core Simmons team remains intact, equipped with a broader range of service offerings for clients. The firm's investment banking group specializes in mergers and acquisitions and raising debt and equity capital. Simmons & Company International covers the entire spectrum of the energy industry and its clients range from small private companies to large public entities.

Robert A. Dye Ph.D., Senior Vice President and Chief Economist
Comerica Bank

Economic Insights for Oil & Gas

Robert A. Dye Ph.D. is Senior Vice President and Chief Economist at Comerica Bank. He leads the Comerica Economics Department, which provides research and analysis vital to Comerica and its customers, as well as business leaders and policy makers throughout the country.

Dye provides commentary and research on the U.S. economy and the economies of, California, Texas, Arizona Florida and Michigan – Comerica’s primary markets. He publishes a monthly U.S. economic update and quarterly regional economic updates targeting 12 key metropolitan statistical areas within Comerica’s footprint. His other regular publications include state-level economic indexes, daily economic alerts and the Comerica Economic Weekly.

Dye is the winner of the prestigious Lawrence R. Klein Award for 2015 for having the most accurate macroeconomic forecasts among the nation’s top forecasters.

He is a former director of the National Association of Business Economics and is a member of the Economic Advisory Committee of the American Bankers Association. He is past president of the Economic Club of Pittsburgh. A graduate of Marietta College, Dye earned a BS degree in Petroleum Engineering. He holds a master's degree in Natural Resources from Ball State University and a doctorate in Energy Management and Policy from University of Pennsylvania.

Dye is frequently quoted in national, regional and local media. You can follow him on Twitter @Comerica_Econ.