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Friday May 1, 2020
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Title of Presentation:
The State of Oil & Natural Gas|Upstream | Midstream | Downstream.

7.00-7.05 Introductions & Welcome | Mark Hamzat O. Erogbogbo
7.05-7.10 Overview The FENG | Matt Budd
7.10-7.15 Jesse Thompson Introduction | Mark Hamzat O. Erogbogbo
7.20-7.25 Market Overview The Federal Reserve | Jesse Thompson
7.25-7.35 Panel Introductions & Biographies | Mark Hamzat O. Erogbogbo
7.35-8.30 Fireside Q&A Bloomberg Style | Moderator - Dan Pickering | Dr Anas Alhadji | Jesse Thompson | Buddy Clark | Brian Matlock
8.30-8.50 Audience Questions | Mark Hamzat O. Erogbogbo
8.50-8.55 Summary | Dan Pickering
8.55-9.00 Closing & Thank You | Mark Hamzat O. Erogbogbo


Dr. Anas F. Alhajji, PhD is a world-renowned energy markets expert, researcher, author, and a speaker with more than 900 papers, articles and columns to his credit. He advises governments, companies, financial institution and investors on various energy markets issues. He focuses on oil and gas market outlook, energy geopolitics, energy security, and the impact of disruptive technologies on the supply and demand of energy.

Before his recent role as a Managing Partner at Energy Outlook Advisors LLC, he was the former Chief Economist of NGP Energy Capital Management. He led the Firm’s macro-analysis of the oil, natural gas and related markets as well as the overall economic environment. He was responsible for the short-term and long term outlooks for oil, natural gas, NGLs, and LNG markets.

Dr. Alhajji’s articles appeared in numerous countries in more than 10 languages, and his work is cited in over 60 books. He has addressed numerous companies, institutions, and national and international organizations. He also serves on the board of several energy-related publications. He is a contributing editor for the one of the industry’s premier publications: World Oil. He is also the moderator of the industry’s oldest virtual Forum: Oil, Gas, & Energy Law (OGEL)

Prior to joining NGP, Dr. Alhajji taught economics at the University of Oklahoma (1995 to 1997), the Colorado School of Mines (1997 to 2001), and Ohio Northern University (2001 to 2008), where he held the George Patton Chair of Business and Economics. Dr. Alhajji taught courses in economics, energy economics and policy, and energy geopolitics.


Jesse Thompson
Senior Business Economist
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Houston Branch

Jesse Thompson serves as senior business economist at the Houston Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. Thompson, who joined the Bank in 2010, performs research and analysis on issues affecting the Houston and Gulf Coast economy. In particular, he studies issues surrounding area hydrocarbon industries. He also collects information for the Dallas Fed’s Beige Book summary of current economic conditions. He is author of the monthly Energy Indicators, the Houston Economic Indicators, and contributes to the quarterly publication Southwest Economy.

Thompson earned an MA in economics, with emphasis on empirical microeconomics, and BA in philosophy and economics from the University of Houston.

Brian Matlock, CPA, MBA

Brian Matlock is a partner in with BKD LLP and serves as the firm’s National Energy and Natural Resource Leader, specializing in oil and gas private equity. Prior to joining BKD, Brian was a partner with KPMG serving as one of the firm’s energy private equity fund leaders.

Through his experience with energy private equity funds, Brian has experience with auditing and accounting matters related to mineral extraction, power generation and energy companies, such as: upstream oil and gas, midstream oil and gas, downstream oil and gas, oil and gas participation funds, oil and gas royalty funds, master limited partnerships, oil and gas industrial manufacturing, workover and wireline servicing companies, solar power, wind power, biomass and other traditional power generation plants.

In addition to his responsibilities at BKD, Brian is very active in the energy industry, serving as the former chairman of the North American Petroleum Accounting Conference and a current board member, a member of the following organizations: Dallas and Fort Worth Council of Petroleum Accounting Societies, Dallas ADAMs Energy Forum, Dallas Petroleum Engineering Club, and the Dallas Petroleum Club. Brian was also selected as one of the “Who’s Who is Energy” in 2013 by the Dallas Business Journal and was selected for the AICPA Oil and Gas Revenue Task Force in 2013.

Brian is a graduate of Texas Wesleyan University, where he received his Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting as well as his Master of Business Administration in accounting and management information systems. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA).

Buddy Clark
Co-Chair Energy Practice Group
Haynes & Boone

Buddy Clark is the co-chair for the firm’s Energy Practice Group representing clients in the oil and gas industry, including banks, private capital providers and producers in secured and unsecured credit transactions and equity investments; producers, joint venturers and midstream companies in oil and gas exploration, production and development agreements, and producing property and midstream acquisitions, joint developments and partnerships; and energy related litigation and bankruptcies.

In June 2016, Buddy published Oil Capital: The History of American Oil, Wildcatters, Independents and Their Bankers, which traces the relationship between independent producers and their capital providers in America’s oil and gas industry. Buddy is a frequent speaker at oil and gas conferences and is often cited as an authority on current issues facing the oil and gas industry in trade publications and financial journals.


Dan Pickering is the Chief Investment Officer of Pickering Energy Partners (PEP). PEP manages client assets via energy strategies focused primarily on public markets and private equity. Prior to PEP, Mr. Pickering served as the President of Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. and Chief Investment Officer of TPH Investment Management. TPH Asset Management managed both public and private equity strategies for institutional and individual clients. Dan has spent 24 years as an energy portfolio manager, researcher and analyst, first at Fidelity Investments (where he managed ~$1 billion of energy sector funds), then as Head of Research at Simmons & Company and as the founding partner of Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. He currently serves as the portfolio manager of the PEP Energy Equity Opportunities Fund and on the Investment Committee of PEP’s Energy Co-Investment and research-based strategies. Dan grew up in Missouri, has a BS in Petroleum Engineering from the Missouri School of Science and Technology and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

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