Fayetteville Shale Play Symposium Schedule and Speakers

The Fayetteville Shale Play Symposium, Aug. 29, 2007

Presented by Arkansas Business and the University of Central Arkansas*

UCA Reynolds Performance Hall

9-9:15 a.m. - Welcome

Jeff Hankins, president, Arkansas Business Publishing Group

Lu Hardin, president, University of Central Arkansas

 

9:15-9:45 a.m. - Economic Impact

Kathy Deck, director, Center for Business & Economic Research, Sam M. Walton College of Business, University of Arkansas

 

9:45-10:15 a.m. - Petroleum Technology Training

Jeff Lambert, instructor of petroleum technology, University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton

 

10:15-10:30 a.m. - Break

 

10:30-11 a.m. - A Geologic Overview

Ed Ratchford, geology supervisor, Arkansas Geological Survey

11-11:30 a.m. - Environmental Oversight

Teresa Marks, director, Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality

 

UCA Student Center

11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. - Lunch with Industry Representatives

John Thaeler, senior vice president, SEECO Inc.

Tom Price, senior vice president of corporate development, Chesapeake Energy Corp.

William Marble, vice president of land and engineering, Hallwood Petroleum

 

UCA Reynolds Performance Hall

1:15-1:30 p.m. - Break

 

1:30-2 p.m. - The Fayetteville Shale and Property Taxes

Debra Asbury, director, and John Zimpel, research, development and technical support, Arkansas Assessment Coordination Department

 

2-2:30 p.m. - Oil & Gas Regulation in Arkansas

Larry Bengal, director, Arkansas Oil & Gas Commission

 

2:30-2:45 p.m. - Break

 

2:45-3:30 p.m. - Mineral Rights and Other Legal Issues

Tom Daily, member, Daily & Woods PLLC

3:30-4 p.m. - Managing Your Gas Assets for the Long Term

Ted Paup, vice president, Specialty Asset Management, Oil & Gas, Bank of America

4 p.m.- Adjournment

Jeff Hankins

Speakers 

Debra Asbury is director of the Arkansas Assessment Coordination Department. She has been responsible for the administration of property tax laws in Arkansas since 2001.

Larry Bengal is director of the Arkansas Oil & Gas Commission. He has more than 30 years of experience and represents Arkansas at the Interstate Oil & Gas Compact Commission as chairman of the Carbon Capture & Geologic Storage Task Force.

Thomas A. Daily is a member of the Fort Smith law firm of Daily & Woods PLLC. He is a full-time specialist in natural resources law.

Kathy Deck is director of the Center for Business & Economic Research at the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas. She has managed studies for clients including Arvest Bank Group, the Arkansas Economic Development Commission and the cities of Fayetteville and Lowell.

Jeff Lambert is an instructor of petroleum technology at the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton. He has worked as a lead formation evaluation engineer and geological consultant.

William H. “Bill” Marble is vice president of land and engineering for Hallwood Petroleum. He has 32 years of experience in the oil and gas industry.

Teresa Marks is director of the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality. This former deputy attorney general for public protection joined the department in February 2007.

Ted Paup is vice president, Specialty Asset Management, Oil & Gas, at Bank of America in Fort Worth. He has more than 30 years of experience in oil and gas lease negotiations and oil and gas property management.

Tom Price is senior vice president of corporate development at Chesapeake Energy Corp. He has worked in the oil and gas industry since 1984.

Ed Ratchford is geology supervisor with the Arkansas Geological Commission. He is the current Mid-Continent Section Councilor for the Energy Minerals Division of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists.

John Thaeler is senior vice president of SEECO Inc. He has worked with oil and gas reserves around the world for more than 25 years.

John Zimpel is in research, development and technical support at the Arkansas Assessment Coordination Department. He is a certified general real estate appraiser, researcher, educator and special projects coordinator for the department.