27th Annual Rocky Mountain Energy Summit August 24-27, 2015 • Colorado Convention Center

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The Colorado Oil & Gas Association (COGA) 2015 Rocky Mountain Energy Summit (RMES) will be held August 24-27 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. This year’s conference will assess the Global Energy Puzzle and the inherent geopolitical consequences to volatile supply, demand, and price.

“The world energy markets have dramatically shifted in the last few years as the United States has emerged as a leading oil and gas producer, challenging Russia and the Middle East,” said COGA’s CEO and President Dan Haley. “To understand how we fit into this Global Energy Puzzle, we’ve brought together nationally recognized experts, elected officials, and thought leaders to explore how these dynamics and others have developed, are intertwined, and will continue to evolve.”

For those who are unable to attend the Rocky Mountain Energy Summit in person, they can still stay up to speed on what is happening by following #RMES2015 or @RMEnergySummit on Twitter. COGA will also be releasing new episodes of its Podcast “What Turns You On” throughout the week that will feature interviews with conference speakers and industry heavyweights.

“We could not have anticipated how quickly the global energy dynamics have shifted and this year’s Rocky Mountain Energy Summit will provide a fresh reminder that we can never predict what the future will hold,” said 2015 RMES Conference Chair Tisha Schuller. “The Conference is designed to optimistically and aggressively confront the challenges posed by climate change, energy demand, opposition, and community expectations.”

Adds Sarah Landry, COGA’s Chief Operating Officer and Conference Director: “Through our theme, the Global Energy Puzzle, the RMES will work to connect various pieces of the market dynamics, technological advances, regulatory developments, and policy trends to a bigger world view of the oil and gas industry. Our exhibitors, attendees, and speakers all are industry leaders within their field and are eager to discuss their innovations, share information and find solutions.”

Conference Agenda:

Tuesday, August 25th
Day one of the conference will view the Global Energy Puzzle from space, assessing global markets, energy access, and worldwide geopolitics.

Executive Forum – Is Seventy the New Ninety? The Opportunities and Conundrums of Global Prices

  • Wouter van Kempen, Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer, DCP Midstream and Chairman & CEO, DCP Midstream Partners
  • David Lawler, Chief Executive Officer of US Lower 48 Onshore, BP
  • Stephanie White, Vice President & Director of Public Involvement, HDR

Opening Luncheon

  • Welcoming Remarks: The Honorable Mayor Michael B. Hancock, Mayor of Denver
  • Keynote Speaker - Kenneth Hersh, Chief Executive Officer – NGP Energy Capital Management

General Session – Geopolitics, Markets and Mayhem

  • Tom Petrie, Chairman, Petrie Partners, LLC
  • Jennifer Harris, Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
  • Robert D. Kaplan, Author & Foreign Correspondent

Midstream to Markets Basecamp – US Supply: A Bigger and Transformed Piece in the Global Oil Market Puzzle

  • Andy Lipow, President, Lipow Oil Associates
  • Scott Garner, Vice President, Corporate Development & JV management, MarkWest Energy Partners, L.P.
  • Charles Laudeman, Vice President, Marketing, Great Western Oil & Gas Company
  • Ravi Ramdas, Manager, Crude Origination, PBF Energy

Wednesday, August 26th
The second day of the Global Energy Puzzle will examine the interplay of US basins with worldwide energy dynamics. What does the US offer global energy consumers and how will their decisions affect US Producers?

Executive Forum – Untapped Potential – Private Equity’s Piece of the Global Puzzle

  • Jason DeLorenzo, Managing Partner, EnCap Investments, L.P.
  • Neal Dikeman, Senior Venture Principal, Shell Technology Ventures
  • Barney Jopson, US Policy Correspondent, Financial Times

Keynote Luncheon – Emerging Stronger from the Downturn

  • Welcoming Remarks: Honorable Cynthia Coffman, Colorado Attorney General
  • Keynote Speaker: Honorable Bill White, Senior Advisor & Chairman, Lazard

Unscripted – Can Colorado Serve as a National Model for Bipartisan Energy Leadership?

  • Honorable Michael Bennet, United States Senator for Colorado
  • Honorable Cory Gardner, United States Senator for Colorado
  • Manu Raju, Senior Congressional Reporter, POLITICO

Midstream to Markets – Reconfiguring Transportation and Markets to Solve the US Gas Market Rubik’s Cube

  • Bob Gibb, Associate Director, Energy, Navigant
  • Chris Briggs, General Manager, Anadarko Energy Services Company
  • Javier Diaz, Manager, Energy Analysis & Consulting, BENTEK Energy

Thursday, August 27th
The final day we will explore how the Rockies interweave with geopolitics and global markets. From natural gas production changes to shifting LNG markets, the Rockies is producer, consumer, and influencer of the Global Energy Puzzle.

Executive Forum – Positioning for Success in a Volatile Environment

  • Chris Hansen, Senior Advisor, Janys Analytics
  • Claire Farley, Member, Energy & Infrastructure, KKR
  • David Stover, Chairman, President, and CEO – Noble Energy, Inc.

General Session – A Conversation about Conservation in the Real World

  • Opening Remarks: Honorable John Hickenlooper, Governor of Colorado
  • Peter Kareiva, Chief Scientist, The Nature Conservancy
  • Oliver Morton, Senior Editor, The Economist

Midstream to Markets – Natural Gas Liquids: Hydrocarbon Shape Changing with new Economic Fundamentals

  • Kelly Van Hull, Manager, Energy Analytics, RBN Energy, LLC
  • Larry Schwartz, NGL Advisor – Fundamentals, BP
  • Burt Jones, Vice President, US Midstream, Encana (moderator)

The full and detailed conference schedule is available on rmesummit.org/

About COGA:
Founded in 1984, the Colorado Oil & Gas Association’s (COGA) mission is to foster and promote the beneficial, efficient, responsible and environmentally sound development, production and use of Colorado oil and natural gas. COGA is a nationally recognized trade association that aggressively promotes the expansion of Rocky Mountain natural gas markets, supply, and transportation infrastructure through its growing and diverse membership.

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