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This 3-day Conference Has Been Designed For Job Functions Including:

  • CEOS
  • COOs
  • VPs of Operations
  • VPs of Facilities
  • VPS of Engineering
  • VPs of EHS&R
  • Regulatory Directors
  • Senior Facilities Engineers
  • Production Engineers
  • Automation Specialists
  • Data Scientists
  • Senior Operations Managers
  • Production Superintendents
  • Facility Engineering Directors
  • Environmental Managers
  • Automation Leads


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James Wright

James WrightCommissioner

The Texas Railroad Commission


Travis Ethredge

Travis EthredgeDirector, Environment and Sustainability

Apache Corporation

Chris J White

Chris J WhiteDirector, Operational Excellence


Ali Hamshari

Ali HamshariFacilities & Construction Manager

BPX Energy

Lucas Green

Lucas GreenSenior Project Manager

Maverick Natural Resources

Shayne Jeter

Shayne JeterPermian Basin Production Superintendent

Riley Permian

With more than 20 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. For the better part of the last decade, Shayne has helped multiple private equity companies manage start up, growth, and profitable exit strategies. Most recently helping Riley Exploration Permian transition from a private equity company to being a publicly traded company. Automation, Facility Construction, Infrastructure Planning, Production and Workovers are among Jeter’s responsibilities at Riley Permian. Shayne holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Economics/ Finance from Eastern New Mexico University. While not working, Shayne enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter and playing golf.

Gary Baxter

Gary BaxterArea Field Superintendent

Birch Resources

Syed Ali

Syed AliIIoT & Automation Specialist

Chevron Technology Centre, Asset Performance

Nicholas Durham

Nicholas DurhamAdvising Facilities Engineer

Devon Energy

Nic Durham is an Advising Facilities Engineering for Devon Energy and has been with the organization since 2014. He has over 12 years of experience in Oil & Gas including roles in upstream, midstream, and downstream.   He is a graduate of Oklahoma State University where she earned a BS in Chemical Engineering and is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Oklahoma. In his free time Nic enjoys reading, golf, family road trips and creating overcomplicate spreadsheets for non-sense reasons like all engineers should.

Stuart Ferguson

Stuart FergusonConstruction & Facilities Asset Infrastructure Manager

Discovery Natural Resources

Matt Warren

Matt WarrenNational Oil and Gas Program Lead


Solomon Adenle

Solomon AdenleInfrastructure Project Manager

BPX Energy

Steven Autry

Steven AutrySenior Facilities Engineer

Magnolia Oil & Gas


Brandon Davis

Brandon DavisAutomation Manager

Red Bluff Resources

Hoss Belyadi

Hoss BelyadiSenior Data Scientist/Engineer

Vine Oil & Gas

Hoss Belyadi is a senior data scientist/engineer at Vine Oil and Gas, LP. Additionally, he is the founder and CEO of Obsertelligence, LLC, focused on providing artificial intelligence (AI) in-house training and solutions. Mr. Belyadi has served as an adjunct faculty member at multiple universities, including West Virginia University, Marietta College, and Saint Francis University. There, he taught data analytics, natural gas engineering, enhanced oil recovery, and hydraulic fracture stimulation design. Mr. Belyadi has over 10 years of experience working in various conventional and unconventional reservoirs across the world. He has worked on various machine learning projects and held short courses across various universities, organizations, and the department of energy (DOE). Mr. Belyadi is the primary author of "Hydraulic Fracturing in Unconventional Reservoirs (1st and 2nd editions) and is the author of "Machine Learning Guide for Oil and Gas Using Python." Hoss earned his BS and MS, both in petroleum and natural gas engineering from West Virginia University.

Toby Baker

Toby BakerExecutive Director,

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Toby Baker was appointed executive director of the TCEQ on August 20, 2018.

The executive director, who is hired by the commissioners, is responsible for managing the agency’s day-to-day operations. 

Prior to Baker’s recent move to executive director, he served as commissioner for TCEQ for 6 years. He along with his two fellow full-time commissioners established overall agency direction and policy and made final determinations on contested permitting and enforcement matters. 

Baker also serves as Governor Abbott's appointee to the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council, represents Texas as the chair on the Gulf of Mexico Alliance Management Team, and serves on the Coastal Land Advisory Board. 

Baker was a policy and budget advisor on energy, natural resources and agriculture issues for the Governor’s Office, where he was also the liaison between the office and members of the Legislature, constituents, the Railroad Commission of Texas, the TCEQ, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, the Texas Department of Agriculture, and the Texas Animal Health Commission. He is a past natural resource policy advisor to Sen. Craig Estes, and the former diretor and clerk of the Texas Senate Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Affairs and Coastal Resources. 

Baker received a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University, where he was a member of the Corps of Cadets, and a Master of Public Service and Administration from the Texas A&M George Bush School of Government and Public Service. He is also a graduate of the National Outdoor Leadership School and the Governor’s Executive Development Program at the University of Texas LBJ School of Public Affairs.



Jake Balderrama

Jake BalderramaFacilities Superintendent

Formerly With Guidon Energy

Jacob Moehrig

Jacob MoehrigSenior Production Engineer

EP Energy

Bill Fairhurst

Bill FairhurstCEO/Founder

Riverford Resources

Gauthier Pierozak

Gauthier PierozakESG Advisor

Cimarron Energy

Steve Hunt

Steve HuntPresident, Project Manager

Big Rock Consulting International

Hans Mueller

Hans MuellerCTO and Co-Founder



Hans has been involved in turning waste into energy for concrete plants and public landfills. He designed, engineered, and constructed two generations of ERS units, which are known as the most sophisticated, systems-based engineering design in the field over the last 8 years with EcoVapor. He is a Colorado School of Mines graduate with a BS in Engineering. He was named the Entrepreneur of the Year in 2012 by the Colorado Cleantech Industry Association.


Perspectives on the evolving regulatory framework and how operators can monitor their carbon footprint. Plus regulators insights into the implementation and new approaches and technologies

Case Studies From Leading Operators On Their Experience:

  • Implementing and building reliable power infrastructures
  • Implementing strategies & technologies for sustainable flare emissions reduction
  • Calculating the impact of upfront capital investment on longer-term operational expenditure
  • Optimal approaches to retrofitting & optimizing existing assets  to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and expenditure
  • Investigating the impact of new modular facility design on fast tracking facility construction
  • Investing new developments in multiphase metering to deliver greater accuracy at the well head
  • Discover how to mitigate gas break out in liquid emulsion though utilizing multiphase flow meters
  • New innovations in technologies for tank venting mitigation
  • Evaluating centralized tank battery designs for their effectiveness in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and expenditure
  • Delivering continuous onsite monitoring to accurately detect, report and mitigate fugitive emissions
  • Overcoming barriers to electrification
  • Power infrastructures for remote facilities: investigating options for supplying electricity to remote areas
  • Generating electrical power to sell back to the grid and industries with needs for additional electrical power
  • Mitigating flare on low and high pressure gas sales
  • Striking the balance between upfront capital investment and automation and longer-term reductions in lease operating expenditure
  • Implementing the right mix of automation applications and technologies to allow the facility to be operated by exception
  • Key insights into how automation implementation is shaping manpower resources and allowing the facility to run lean
  • Utilizing data for facility controls
  • Investing the capabilities of digital technologies to move us beyond  the automated facility to the truly smart facility

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