13 September 2018 at Marriott Marquis, Houston, TX, USA
Connecting North America’s O&G, Finance, and Investment Leaders

400+ delegates. 50 Speakers. The Business of Oil & Gas. Investment. Finance.


"Thank you for putting on a great conference. I enjoyed participating and definitely think it was time well spent! You and your team were very organized and the topics were of interest to the attendees. I hope to see you again sometime soon!"

Martin L. Thalken, Chairman & CEO- Protégé Energy III LLC

"The Oil & Gas Council always organizes great conferences for industry leaders to discuss and debate critical energy issues. It is a pleasure to participate and an honor to represent RDK Energy at Oil & Gas Council events"

Rob Kase, Chief Executive Officer, RDK Energy

"Thank you, Alexandra. That was a good conference and lots of valuable information was shared."

Scott O'Rear, Manager, Commercial Analysis- California Resources Corporation

“I have committed to taking part in the Oil & Gas Council’s North America Assembly because it gives me a great pulse of where the market is and good opportunity to network”

 Lucia Martinez, Managing Director & Head Energy & Natural Resources- Standard Charted Bank


“The North America Assembly provided a forum where industry leaders were able to share their assessment of the current markets. It was very timely and very well organized. The panels were well orchestrated and addressed many of the topics affecting our industry today. You guys continue to deliver a great service to the global oil and gas industry. Congratulations and thank you!”
Jaime E. Gualy, Managing Director – Investment Banking, KLR Group, LLC
“It was a real pleasure to participate and many thanks for Oil & Gas Council’s help throughout the event and beforehand. I thought you did an excellent job and look forward to seeing you all at the next events”.
Katya Zotova, Principal, L1 Energy
"I thought we had an awesome panel discussion. Huge kudos to the Oil Council for bringing together Gazprom, Mitsui, Maersk, Ministry of Mines of Mexico and KBC-AT in a format where we could offer up and then cross-examine our collective judgments around investing in North America. The other panels were also excellent and I thought the opportunities for meeting others in this format were almost one of a kind."
Maynard Holt, Co-President and Head of E&P Investment Banking, Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co.
“I enjoyed a very professional organization, solid turn out and truly high level representation. As you could imagine, I attained quite a few events in a course of my work but the North America Assembly in 2015 surprised me as a true open forum. It was a genuine discussion going on, a dialogue rather than a monologue”
Mikhail Antonov, President & Managing Director, GAZPROM Marketing & Trading USA
“If you want to hear industry leaders discussing, debating and challenging each other on the critical topics affecting the Oil & Gas industry, then the Oil & Gas Council’s North American Assembly is a must attend event!  This fast paced and very efficiently run forum provides an outstanding opportunity to deepen your industry knowledge and multiply your business network exponentially.  I truly look forward to participating next year and thereafter.”
Graeme Bullen, Managing Director, Societe Generale
“The North America Assembly held in Houston last week was a world-class success. The high quality speakers and panels that you were able to pull-together provided great insights into the current state of the energy business and provided thoughtful perspectives of what the near-term future may be and the factors that would drive it. I felt the audience was well-engaged and provided very thoughtful questions to the speakers and panelists. All-in-all an outstanding conference. Bravo!” 
Stephen M. Trauber , Vice Chairman & Global Head of Energy , Citi Investment & Corporate Banking
“I thoroughly enjoyed the North America Assembly.  The day, and dinner, was well organized, the speaker and panel lineup was top tier and very relevant and the networking opportunities quite effective.  Thanks to the Oil & Gas Council for a great event and look forward to attending future assemblies.”
Randy King, Managing Director, Anderson King Energy Advisors, LLC
“The Oil & Gas Council North American Assembly was, once again, an outstanding event.  The Oil & Gas Council team did a remarkable job of putting together a highly qualified and knowledgeable list of panel members and speakers – and kept the program running smoothly and on schedule.  The forum discussions were very valuable with key information on issues facing our industry today.  I look forward to participating in future Oil & Gas Council events!”
Mike Scherrer, Co-Founder, Focus Exploration, LLC
"The Oil & Gas Council organized a great event for industry leaders to discuss and debate the energy industry's critical issues.  It was a pleasure to participate in a dynamic panel discussion and an honor to represent BHP Billiton."
Rob Kase, VP strategy and Business Development, BHP Billiton
"Standard Chartered Bank has maintained a long and fruitful relationship with the Oil & Gas Council.  The Oil & Gas Council forum in Houston was an excellent event that provided the venue to discuss the critical issues facing the oil & gas industry.  The Oil & Gas Council continues to be a catalyst for discussion, ideas and networking across the globe. We look forward to participating in future events."
Peter D. Gaw, Managing Director, Global Head Oil & Gas Industry Group, Standard Chartered Bank 

Previous Assembly Testimonials

“During decades of participation in an enormous number of industry events, I have never experienced a conference as valuable and as well-organized as the Oil Council Assembly in Houston in October. I look forward enthusiastically to attendance at future Oil Council events.”
Ed Cohen, CEO, Atlas Energy
“Your event is unparalleled in the energy industry and the breadth of talent and experience in that room is just amazing. I look forward to seeing you all at future events.
Chris Smith, Director, Taylor-DeJongh
“I greatly enjoyed participating in the North American Oil Council Conference in Houston. The diverse speaker line-up provided an interesting and varied mix of thought-provoking perspectives on recent events and long-term trends in the energy industry.”
Mike Starzer, CEO, Bonanza Creek Energy
“This event brought together a diverse group of leaders to discuss important issues facing the energy business today. It was a pleasure to both participate on a panel and hear the thoughts of key leaders.”
Bill Maloney, Executive Vice President, North America, Statoil
“The Oil Council continues to bring industry thought leaders together in a comfortable and intimate setting. It provides a fantastic opportunity to learn, interact and network.”
Richard Preng, Energy Practice Leader, Korn/Ferry
“The Assembly was well attended with the right professionals in the audience in addition to the top notch panelists.”
Mark Castiglione, SVP Business Development, Quantum Resources
“Very good venue to discuss current problems and opportunities in our industry. What I really enjoyed was the open panel discussions, with in-depth issues.”
Gary Guidry, CEO, Caracal
"The Oil Council North America Assembly was a great success. The assembly brought together top senior executives in the oil & gas field with first rate speakers and highly informative topics. The Oil Council staff did a great job of pulling together so many different segments of the industry. I look forward to future events."
Peter Gaw, Global Head of Oil & Gas, Standard Chartered
“The Oil Council team once again put together a great assembly with in-depth and intelligent content while at the same time providing an invaluable opportunity to spend time with the leading oil and gas executives in North America. Very well done!”
Steve Tredennick, Partner, Paul Hastings
“The Oil Council North American Assembly provided an informative and constructive venue for LLOG to both interact with peers and the investment community as well as provide an opportunity to continue to communicate the growth our company has experienced.”
Eric Zimmermann, VP, Geology, LLOG Exploration
“Very informative and well attended conference with a good central venue. Contents of the various forums were topical and as always I learned a lot from other panelists and presenters. The audience had some notable names attending and the whole event was an excellent networking opportunity."
Kevin Price, Global Head of RBL, Societie Generale
“Palantir has a long history with the Oil Council. In a way, our businesses have grown up alongside each other. The World, North American and Latin American assemblies have provided Palantir with more than just a place to share our ideas with the industry; we have found ourselves part of a community of like-minded oil and gas professionals. The Oil Council events provide Palantir with an opportunity to connect with the companies who need our solutions. Each time this happens, we are in a better position to continue doing our part in moving the energy industry forward.”
Jason Ambrose, CEO, Palantir Solutions
“An exceptional opportunity to engage and network with the upstream industry, including small to large cap E & P companies, the complete spectrum of service providers, as well as sector investors.”
Brian Maxted, CEO, Kosmos Energy
“The Oil Council’s North America Assembly has quickly established itself as one of the must attend energy events, in terms of the quality of the speakers and key notes, as well as a forum for effective networking.” 
Adrian Goodisman, Managing Director, Scotiabank
"I enjoyed attending and participating in the recent Oil Council event in Houston. I found the topics interesting and speakers well-informed, and in particular appreciated the opportunity to share my thoughts on managing growth and returns in these somewhat volatile times" 
Robert Turnham, CEO, Goodrich Petroleum
"Once again, the team at Oil Council pulled together a great cross-section of oil companies, investors, lenders, and seasoned energy executives into a comprehensive and relevant series of discussions of the key issues facing the oil & gas industry in North America. Another event of total relevance to industry players.” 
Terry Newendorp, CEO, Taylor-DeJongh
“The Oil Council is a leader of the discussion about North America’s upstream future, which has never looked more interesting than now. It is critical that all industry participants share and exchange ideas to get the United States back to energy independence, and the Oil Council has been a great facilitator of this.” 
Sam Oh, Managing Director, Apollo Management
“It was truly our pleasure to be a part of The Oil Council’s meeting in Houston. It was great to hear the different perspectives on particular topics in a single room and it was an excellent two days of listening to different leaders in the industry provide their thoughts and opinions of the challenges we will be facing in the future.” 
Clark Sackschewsky, Partner, BDO
“I was very impressed with the meeting. You guys have really carved out a valuable niche and executed very effectively. Well done. I look forward to an ongoing connection to The Oil Council” 
Mike Collier, CFO, Layline Petroleum
“I was immensely impressed with the Houston event, and have had several follow ups from some very impressive names from that meeting. The Oil Council continues to build its reputation as the “go to” Oil & Gas Conference Organizer”
John Clarke, Head of BD, CGX Energy
“I thought the conference was excellent. I think the panel Q&A format is very well received. Very good topics and a good venue. I really enjoyed it.” 
Rick Roberge, Partner, M&A, PwC
“The Oil Council did an outstanding job in Houston constructing an agenda with speakers that represented the industry’s strategic core competencies of finance and investment in world class fashion. The discussions were insightful, strategically thought provoking, and beneficial.” 
Keith Hoffman, Business Development, Future Petroleum
“I found the Houston Oil Council event provided a unique venue offering perspective on the overall North American energy dynamic. The topics and presentations were informative and timely and addressed many of the issues and opportunities that the Oil & Gas industry currently face. The cross section of E&P companies, capital providers (Private Equity, Traditional Debt Issuers and Equity providers and Mezzanine) as well as legal representation provided something for everyone.” 
Mark Reynolds, Director of Investment Banking, Haywood Securities
“The Oil Council North America Assembly links top energy executives, sophisticated investment professionals and experienced energy consultancies. It is an event that brings an array of perspectives on the most promising opportunities and greatest challenges currently facing the industry, in a format that allows for significant interaction among all participants.” 
Gavin Parrish, Senior Manager, Control Risks
"The Oil Council has become the premier venue for energy executives and institutional investors worldwide. The Oil Council merges the intellectual acument and capabilities of international E&P companies and the public and private capital markets." 
Eliecer Palacios, Energy Sector Specialist, Maxim Group
“Excellent program, great speakers. It was brief, rich, and to the point. It thoroughly covered the North American market themes, conventional and unconventional plays, competition, finance and M&A aspects. Also, an interesting array of companies, quite unique in their niches and execution.” 
Carlos Garibaldi, VP, Business Development, Tecpetrol
“Thank you for organizing and hosting such a successful event last week in Houston. It was very well prepared and designed very efficiently for the benefit of E&P companies. We enjoyed it very much and are looking forward to attending similar successful events in the near future.” 
Mohamed Soliman, New Ventures Exploration & Production Manager, Tri-Ocean Energy
“I commend the Oil Council for the excellent two-day presentation in Houston last week. The speakers (Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, KKR, Noble, Marathon, Fidelity and others were top notch) and represented a broad cross section of thought leaders in the oil and gas sector.” 
Carl McCutcheon, CEO, Stilwater Technology
“By far, the most valuable aspect of the program was the Q&A session, where one can ask direct questions to the leaders of the industry."
Richard Preng, Energy Sector Leader, Korn Ferry International

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