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Eni VP Andrew Lees to Keynote EnerCom's The Oil & Gas Conference® Aug. 14, 2019

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DENVER, June 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- EnerCom is pleased to announce that global oil and gas giant Eni, SpA Vice President Andrew Lees will deliver the keynote luncheon address at EnerCom's The Oil & Gas Conference® on Aug. 14, 2019.

Eni, SpA

Eni, SpA (NYSE:E) is an Italian global oil and gas and energy company operating in 67 countries worldwide, with 30,000 employees in upstream, midstream and downstream operations. Eni reported daily production for oil and gas of 1.85 MMBOPD for 2018. The company's adjusted operating profit for 2018 more than doubled its 2017 operating profit and represented Eni's best performance of the past eight years, Eni reports.

In 2018 Eni, SpA's upstream exploration group operated in:

  • Angola on the West Hub and East Hub projects;
  • Egypt on Zohr, the largest deposit in the Mediterranean Sea;
  • Nooros, offshore in the Nile Delta;
  • the Republic of Congo on the Nené Marine project;
  • Indonesia with Jangkrik; and
  • offshore Norway with Goliat.

Goliat has been developed using the world's largest and most sophisticated cylindrical floating production and storage unit - FPSO—it is the largest and most sophisticated cylindrical FPSO ever built with production capacity of a million barrels of oil.

"With the increasing integration of Upstream and Mid-downstream and due to the massive amount of gas we have discovered, we are turning into a gas and power company with an evolving model that is that is still tied to retail but linked to Upstream," Eni said.

Andrew Lees

Andrew Lees is vice president of North America investor relations for Eni, SpA.

Lees draws on a wealth of energy investing, analysis and oil and gas finance and capital experience in his leadership of Eni, SpA's North American investor relations duties. Before joining Eni in 2015, he was principal at Gadsden Enterprises, LLC. Lees previously served as Invesco's lead portfolio manager for both the energy team and the gold and precious metals team. He entered the investment industry in 1994 and worked for Invesco from 2005 to 2013. Before Invesco Lees served as director of investment banking with Trinity Capital Services, director and research analyst with RBC Capital Markets, VP and senior analyst for Stifel, Nicolaus & Co., senior analyst for Petrie Parkman & Co., and as a research analyst for A.G. Edwards.

How to Hear the Speakers:  Completing online registration well in advance of The Oil & Gas Conference® will provide your best chance to gain insight from global supermajor Eni during Mr. Lees' luncheon as well as hearing the luncheon discussions with Continental Resources Chairman and CEO Harold Hamm and Occidental Petroleum SVP and chief financial officer Cedric Burgher earlier in the conference.

Online Registration is Open for EnerCom's 24TH Annual The Oil & Gas Conference®: The conference is August 11-14, 2019, at the Westin Denver Downtown hotel.  Buyside investors and oil and gas company professionals may register for the event through the conference website

Conference Details: The Oil & Gas Conference® 24 offers investment professionals the opportunity to listen to senior management teams in the oil and gas industry present operational and financial strategies and to gain exposure to important energy topics affecting the global oil and gas industry.

The EnerCom forum fosters healthy dialogue and informal networking opportunities for attendees.

Public and Private Company Presenters: The 2019 edition of EnerCom's The Oil & Gas Conference® will feature public and private oil and gas companies with operations around the world including the U.S. shale basins, the Gulf of Mexico and Canada.  A work-in-progress list of the 2019 presenting companies will be updated on the conference website.

The list of EnerCom's 2019 presenting companies includes (but is not limited to) the following companies:

  • Eni, SpA (NYSE:E) – one of the global oil and gas super-players – operating in 67 countries worldwide, 30,000 employees, with upstream, midstream and downstream operations
  • Continental Resources (CLR) – top ten U.S. E&P, with a focus on oil and natural gas production in the Bakken and the STACK/SCOOP; 1.5 billion BOE proved reserves at 12/31/2018.
  • Occidental Petroleum (OXY) – top 10 U.S. E&P, with operations in the U.S., Middle East and Latin America, with significant midstream and chemical business units
  • Whiting Petroleum (WLL) – a top crude oil producer in the Bakken-Three Forks play in North Dakota and operator of substantial assets in northern Colorado
  • Fleur de Lis Energy (PRIVATE) – a "hybrid" private equity investment firm and oil and gas operator that has drilled 15 horizontal wells in the Permian Basin
  • Anschutz Exploration Corporation (PRIVATE) – independent oil and gas company with current projects in the Powder River and Washakie Basins of Wyoming, the Piceance and DJ Basins of Colorado, and the Uinta Basin of Utah
  • Bonanza Creek Energy (BCEI) – independent E&P with operations focused in the Wattenberg Field in the DJ Basin of Colorado and the Cotton Valley sands of southern Arkansas
  • PDC Energy (PDCE) – operates in two geographically distinct areas of the country, with primary interests in the DJ Basin's Wattenberg field in Weld County, Colorado, and in Reeves and Culberson Counties, West Texas, in the Delaware basin
  • HighPoint Resources (HPR) – DJ Basin operator in northern Colorado and southeast Wyoming, with acreage positions exclusively in rural areas with no urban exposure
  • Jagged Peak Energy (JAG) – pure play Delaware Basin operator with 75,000 net acres in the Southern Delaware
  • Denbury Resources (DNR) – operations in two key operating areas, the Gulf Coast and Rocky Mountain regions, with combination of exploitation, drilling and CO2 enhanced oil recovery operations
  • Range Resources (RRC) – discovered and pioneered the Marcellus shale play, 875,000 acres and 1.9 Bcfe/day net production from Appalachia Q4 2018, 18.1 Tcfe of proved reserves company-wide at Dec. 31, 2018
  • SM Energy (SM) – successful operator in the Midland and Eagle Ford shale basins, expects 2Q2019 production to be 126-131 MBoe/d; targeting free cash flow in 2H2019
  • SilverBow Resources (SBOW) – Eagle Ford pure play producing 227 MMcfe in Q42018 and proved reserves of 1,345 MMcfe (81% natural gas) at Dec. 31, 2018
  • Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (COG) – one of the largest Marcellus-focused gas producers; Cabot's 2019 capital budget is approximately $800 million; for 2019 Cabot plans to drill and complete 85 to 90 net wells and place 80 to 85 net wells on production.
  • Core Laboratories (CLB) – industry leading reservoir optimization company with two key business segments: Reservoir Description and Production Enhancement. Core Lab works with NOCs, integrated supermajors and independent E&Ps in every oil and gas jurisdiction.
  • Earthstone Energy (ESTE) – independent E&P that has assets that it is developing in the Midland (27,000 net acres and 172 gross producing wells) and Eagle Ford (20,000 net acres and 144 gross producing wells) basins.
  • Goodrich Petroleum (GDP) – natural gas leader in the Haynesville shale (19,000 net acres) with additional assets in the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale (43,000 net acres) and the Eagle Ford (14,000 net acres).
  • GeoPark (GPRK) – rapidly growing onshore producer in Latin America with asset platforms in Colombia, Brazil, Peru, Chile, and Argentina. GeoPark has grown company-wide production to 70,000+ BOEPD in 2018 from 39,600 BOEPD in 2010.
  • Lilis Energy (LLEX) – Delaware Basin pure-play – 20,000 net acre-contiguous acreage block in Loving and Winkler Counties, with additional acreage in Lea County, New Mexico. Focused on Wolfcamp, Bone Springs and Avalon formations.

Additional Speakers: Global energy industry leaders, economists, market strategists, government officials, energy finance professionals and other energy experts will provide their insights on global commodities markets, the U.S. becoming a net energy exporter, frac sand supply and logistics, and capital sources for energy development.   

Who Attends the Conference: More than 2,000 institutional, private equity and hedge fund investors, family offices, energy research analysts, retail brokers, trust officers, high net worth investors, investment bankers and energy industry professionals gather in Denver for the conference.

One-on-One Meetings:  EnerCom works in advance with presenting company management teams to arrange one-on-one meetings with the attending institutional investors and research analysts at the conference venue. In 2018, EnerCom arranged and managed more than 2,000 one-on-one meeting requests.

How to Register:  Investment professionals and oil and gas companies can register for the event through the conference website

EnerCom History and Sponsors: EnerCom, Inc. founded The Oil & Gas Conference® in 1996. It is the oldest and largest energy investment conference in Denver.

Global sponsors of EnerCom's conferences are Netherland, Sewell & Associates; and Drillinginfo.

Sponsors of The Oil & Gas Conference® 24 include CIBC; Credit Agricole CIB; McGriff, Seibels & Williams; Haynes and Boone; Moss Adams; PNC; Preng & Associates; Bank of America Merrill Lynch; DNB Bank ASA; Holland & Hart; MUFG; Petrie Partners; SMBC; and Wells Fargo.

About EnerCom, Inc.

Since 1994 EnerCom, Inc. has developed into a nationally recognized management consultancy advising oil and gas industry clients on corporate strategy, asset valuations, investor relations, media relations, external communications and visual communications design. 

EnerCom produces and publishes numerous data products and external communications tools for public energy companies and oil and gas investors including:

Headquartered in Denver, with senior consultants in Dallas, EnerCom uses the team approach for delivering its wide range of services to public and private companies, large and small, operating in the global exploration and production, OilService, capital markets, and associated advanced-technology industries. EnerCom's professionals have more than 170 years of industry and business experience and a proven track record of success.

EnerCom's upcoming oil and gas investment conferences include:

EnerCom Denver (The Oil & Gas Conference®) – August 11-14, 2019
EnerCom Dallas – Q1 - 2020

For more information about EnerCom and its services, please visit http://www.enercominc.com/ or call +1 303-296-8834 to speak with the management team or one of our consultants.

About Netherland, Sewell & Associates, Inc.

Netherland, Sewell & Associates, Inc. (NSAI) was founded in 1961 to provide the highest quality engineering and geological consulting to the petroleum industry. Today they are recognized as the worldwide leader of petroleum property analysis to industry and financial organizations and government agencies. With offices in Dallas and Houston, NSAI provides a complete range of geological, geophysical, petrophysical, and engineering services and has the technical experience and ability to perform these services in any of the onshore and offshore oil and gas producing areas of the world. They provide reserves reports and audits, acquisition and divestiture evaluations, simulation studies, exploration resources assessments, equity determinations, and management and advisory services. For a complete list of services or to learn more about Netherland, Sewell & Associates, Inc. please visit www.netherlandsewell.com.

For more information about NSAI, call C.H. (Scott) Rees, Chief Executive Officer, at 214-969-5401 or send an email to info@nsai-petro.com.

About Drillinginfo

Drillinginfo delivers business-critical insights to the energy, power, and commodities markets. Its state-of-the-art SaaS platform offers sophisticated technology, powerful analytics, and industry-leading data. Drillinginfo's solutions deliver value across upstream, midstream and downstream markets, empowering exploration and production (E&P), oilfield services, midstream, utilities, trading and risk, and capital markets companies to be more collaborative, efficient, and competitive. Drillinginfo delivers actionable intelligence over mobile, web, and desktop to analyze and reduce risk, conduct competitive benchmarking, and uncover market insights. Drillinginfo serves over 5,000 companies globally from its Austin, Texas headquarters and has more than 1,000 employees.

For more information visit drillinginfo.com

About CIBC

CIBC is a leading North American bank headquartered in Canada and with offices around the world. CIBC was originally founded nearly 150 years ago and has supported and financed the energy industry for many decades. CIBC was recently ranked as the strongest publicly traded bank in North America by Bloomberg and is rated A+/Aa3 by S&P and Moody's, respectively.

Our energy specialists draw on the breadth of CIBC's capabilities to provide market insights and creative solutions for our clients. Services include corporate banking, commodity and interest rate hedging and strategy, A&D advisory, and capital markets.

CIBC is publicly traded on the NYSE and Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "CM" and has a market cap of $36 billion and nearly $400 billion in total assets. For more information, please visit the CIBC energy website.

About Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank

Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank is the corporate and investment banking arm of the Crédit Agricole Group, the world's eighth largest bank by total assets (The Banker, July 2014). Crédit Agricole CIB offers its clients a comprehensive range of products and services in capital markets, brokerage, investment banking, structured finance, corporate banking, and international private banking.

With headquarters in New York City, and U.S. offices in Houston and Chicago, Credit Agricole CIB Americas offers its corporate and institutional clients financial products and services and made-to-order structuring, origination and distribution, through both its banking unit Credit Agricole CIB, and the full-service broker-dealer Credit Agricole Securities (USA) Inc., which is a member of the NYSE and NASD.  Credit Agricole CIB is also present in Montreal, Canada, and in Latin America with offices in Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico.

The Energy Industry represents the single largest concentration of industry exposure at Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, whose specialty focus dates back over 100 years. Our Energy practice for North America, located in Houston, focuses on all segments of the business and covers it on a truly global basis.

For more information, visit www.ca-cib.com.

McGriff, Seibels & Williams

As one of the most progressive insurance brokerage firms in the United States, McGriff, Seibels & Williams leads the way with innovative programs to protect our clients' financial interests. Our experienced professionals work with some of the world's largest corporations to design state-of-the-art solutions for a full range of needs "…from property and casualty exposures…to employee benefits, life and pension plans…to financial services and surety products…to specialty insurance programs."

Our philosophy of personal service and attention to individual needs puts the client at the top of our organizational chart. We work to make each relationship a long-term partnership that continues to grow in value.

For more information please visit mcgriff.com.

About Haynes and Boone

Haynes and Boone, LLP is an energy-focused corporate law firm, providing a full spectrum of legal services to our clients across the oil and gas industry, including the upstream, midstream, and downstream sectors. We serve energy clients from our offices in Texas, Colorado, New York, California, Washington, D.C., London, Mexico City and Shanghai. We work as a team representing U.S. and foreign public and private companies engaged in the dynamic day-to-day work of finding and extracting oil and gas, and the banks, investment funds and other investors that support them.

Our team of more than 100 energy lawyers and landmen understands the U.S. and international physical and financial energy markets, and the firm has been helping operators and lenders complete some of the largest financings and M&A transactions in recent years. With more than 600 attorneys, Haynes and Boone is ranked among the largest law firms in the nation by The National Law Journal, and our energy lawyers have been ranked by publications such as Best Lawyers in America, Chambers and Partners and Who's Who in Energy.

For more info, please visit www.haynesboone.com.

About Moss Adams LLP

For more than 30 years, Hein & Associates has been recognized throughout the industry as a leading oil and gas accounting and advisory firm. In late 2017, Hein combined with Moss Adams LLP, one of the largest accounting, consulting and wealth management firms in the nation, creating a $600 million middle-market accounting/tax/audit leader in the western U.S. with a strong oil & gas practice group. With more than 2,900 professionals and staff across more than 25 locations in the West and beyond, Moss Adams works with many of the world's most innovative companies and leaders. Our strength in the middle market enables us to advise clients at all intervals of development—from start-up, to rapid growth and expansion, to transition. Today, we help over 2,300 companies doing business in more than 100 countries and territories.

For more information, please contact Joe Blice, Partner, National Practice Leader, Oil & Gas, CPA
joe.blice@mossadams.com, (972) 687-7818.

Moss Adams LLP provides details at https://www.mossadams.com/home .

About PNC Financial Services Group

PNC is one of the largest, best-regarded and best-capitalized financial services companies in the country, with approximately $325 billion in assets and offices in 33 states, Canada and the United Kingdom.

PNC's Energy Group, headed by Tom Byargeon, is a significant capital and service provider to energy companies, with approximately $6.5 billion in commitments to the industry. The Energy office in Houston houses a team with extensive experience and deep relationships across the entire energy supply chain. This group also offers strategic corporate finance advice and delivers PNC's comprehensive set of solutions and capabilities, including commodity and interest rate hedging, debt capital markets, loan syndications, treasury management, asset securitization, equipment finance and institutional investments.

For more information, please contact Tom Byargeon at 713-353-8782 or tom.byargeon@pnc.com. You can also visit www.pnc.com.

About Preng & Associates

Preng & Associates, founded in 1980, is the only retainer-based, international executive search firm specializing solely in the energy industry. Its number one priority is to assist clients with their executive selection, organization development, and human resource needs by providing the highest quality service. Preng's record of accomplishment is directly attributable to their experienced staff, worldwide network of industry contacts, proven search methodology, and high standards of professionalism. Preng has conducted over 3000 searches for board, executive, management, and professional positions in its 35-year history and has the highest success and repeat client track record.

Preng's practice is based on the premise that the search process is most effective when conducted by professionals with significant search industry experience. The company has earned a reputation for combining professional search disciplines with an in-depth industry and market understanding and has succeeded in some of the industry's most challenging and high-profile searches. Preng's international reach allows it to effectively conduct global engagements; and as a member of the Association of Executive Search Consultants, Preng practices and promotes its high standards of conduct and professionalism.

For more information about Preng & Associates, contact Charles Carpenter, Partner at 713-243-2610 or ccarpenter@preng.com.

About Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Bank of America Merrill Lynch Oil and Gas Group

The Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofAML) Oil and Gas practice is comprised of a global team of bankers dedicated to covering the energy industry, dating back to the 1920s when Texas predecessor banks pioneered reserve-based lending.  The practice includes an experienced in-house Petroleum Engineering team with over 150 years of combined experience. With one of the only full-service financial energy platforms in the industry, the BofAML oil and gas team manages significant capital commitments in the energy sector with dedicated bankers based in Calgary, Denver, Dallas, Houston, London and New York.

The BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research platform offers clients access to information and actionable ideas on stocks, bonds, economics and investment strategies. With approximately 700 analysts in more than 20 countries, we offer our clients knowledge about economic and business developments that are having an impact on the markets, so that they can work with their financial advisors to make the most of opportunities.  BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research was ranked No. 1 for the fourth consecutive year on the 2014 list of Top Global Research Firms, Institutional Investor. 

About DNB ASA

DNB is Norway's largest financial services provider, with total assets approaching $400 billion. The bank has for years been a major provider of capital to the oil & gas industry, growing up literally side by side with the highly prolific fields developed in the Norwegian Sector of the North Sea. The Oslo Energy Office maintains a global financing strategy and serves this market through multiple offices around the world including Houston, London and Singapore.

Energy Americas, based in Houston, comprises approximately 20 seasoned energy finance professionals. Aside from facilitating the bank's global business strategies, the office concentrates primarily on serving middle market and larger customers in the four principal oil & gas sectors — upstream, midstream, downstream and service — as well as in Power and Renewables. The bank offers a variety of financial products, from traditional oil & gas reserve financing, to longer-term capital markets transactions and merger/acquisition advisory services through its broker-dealer arm, DNB Markets, Inc. Ancillary service capabilities include cash management/depository services, as well as commodity and interest rate hedging.

For information on DNB's energy services, please visit the DNB energy website.

About Holland & Hart

Holland & Hart's oil and gas clients include the major, large independent producers and small to medium sized independents.

The Mountain West is one of the nation's leading oil and gas producing regions, and we are the only law firm with established oil and gas lawyers in every state in the region. We provide clients broad-based, in-depth industry knowledge and legal capabilities by local practitioners who have long-standing professional relationships with decision makers in each of the Mountain West states.

We assist clients at every stage of the oil and gas business, from upstream activities including exploration, production, secondary and tertiary recovery, to midstream gathering and processing activities; and to downstream elements including refining, pipelines, local distribution, marketing, and Federal and State utility regulation. Within each segment of the oil and gas business, Holland & Hart's regional team has experience providing representation every step of the way.

For details, please contact Lisa Adelberg in the Denver office: (303) 295-8148.   

About MUFG

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) has been a leading provider of banking services to the oil and gas industry in the Americas for more than 30 years, consistently ranking in the Top 10 Lead Arrangers and Top 10 Bond Arrangers in the Thomson Reuters Oil and Gas League Tables.

We support clients across the industry—from regional exploration and production to global diversified services companies—that benefit from our focused approach, strong execution, and customized services. Whether you are looking to expand existing reserves, make an acquisition, or streamline operations, we can support your growth with services, including: underwriting and syndications; U.S./Canadian cross-border funding; securities underwriting and placements; leasing and tax equity financing; and commodities, interest rate, and foreign exchange risk management. 

For more information, visit: www.mufgamericas.com/oil-gas.

About Petrie Partners

Petrie Partners, LLC is a boutique investment banking firm offering financial advisory services to the oil and gas industry. We provide specialized advice on mergers, divestitures and acquisitions and private placements.

For more information please refer to petrie.com.

About SMBC

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) is a core member of Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group (SMFG), a Tokyo-based bank holding company that is ranked among the largest 25 banks globally by assets under management.

SMBC Americas Division, with more than 2,500 employees, oversees operations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and South America. We work across SMFG to offer corporate and institutional clients sophisticated and comprehensive financial services around the globe.

SMBC's roots in Japan trace back more than 400 years to 1590. The Americas Division of SMBC has more than a century of experience in the United States, beginning when the San Francisco branch of Sumitomo Bank was established in 1919. Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group (NYSE: SMFG) was listed on the New York Stock Exchange in 2010.

For more information please visit the corporate website: www.smbcgroup.com/americas/group-companies/

About Wells Fargo & Company

Wells Fargo & Company (WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company providing banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 8,700 locations, 12,500 ATMs, and the internet (wellsfargo.com) and mobile banking, and has offices in 36 countries to support customers who conduct business in the global economy.

The Energy Banking Group, headed by Bart Schouest, provides corporate banking products and services to the energy sector, including upstream, midstream, oilfield services, and diversified industries. With offices in Houston, Dallas, Denver, Calgary, and Aberdeen the group's success is driven by in-depth industry expertise and longstanding relationships with key industry participants. The group has over $45 billion of credit commitments to public and private companies across the upstream, midstream, downstream, services, and power and utilities sectors.

The Energy & Power Investment Banking Group, headed by James Kipp, provides strategic advisory and corporate finance expertise to energy and power clients, including upstream, midstream, oilfield services, downstream, coal and the power & utilities sectors. Areas of focus include equity, equity-linked and debt underwritings, private placements, syndications, and mergers and acquisitions. The Energy & Power Investment Banking Group has offices in Houston and Charlotte.

These teams work together to offer clients industry and product expertise, in addition to sharing their understanding of internal and external forces that drive both industry trends and financial markets. For additional information, contact us at 713-319-1350 or Energy@wellsfargo.com.

 

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