14 maio - 15 maio 2019
Houston, Texas, US

Argus Natural Gas Summit - Monetization Strategies

Expert speakers at Argus Natural Gas Summit

Jake Anderson
Head of Natural Gas Fundamentals, Macquarie
Jake joined Macquarie in October 2017 as Head of NA Gas Fundamentals Analysis, focusing on projecting supply/demand for natural gas markets. He has over 12 years of experience covering natural gas fundamentals at a variety of natural gas marketing and trading firms. Jake graduated summa cum laude from Dartmouth College and is a CFA charter holder.
Jake joined Macquarie in October 2017 as Head of NA Gas Fundamentals Analysis, focusing on projecting supply/demand for natural gas markets. He has over 12 years of experience covering natural gas fundamentals at a variety of natural gas marketing and trading firms. Jake graduated summa cum laude from Dartmouth College and is a CFA charter holder.
Carlo Barrasa
Marketing Advisor, Andarko Petroleum Corporation
Carlo Barrasa is a Senior Strategy Advisor at Anadarko Petroleum. Since 2012, he has been responsible for guiding company’s market strategy for its Natural Gas Liquids business. Prior to joining Anadarko, Carlo was a senior consultant at IHS and held various downstream/chemical roles with ExxonMobil. He holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering and a master’s in...
Carlo Barrasa is a Senior Strategy Advisor at Anadarko Petroleum. Since 2012, he has been responsible for guiding company’s market strategy for its Natural Gas Liquids business. Prior to joining Anadarko, Carlo was a senior consultant at IHS and held various downstream/chemical roles with ExxonMobil. He holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering and a master’s in business administration, both from the University of Texas at Austin.
Dr. Robert Brooks
Founder, RBAC
Dr. Brooks is the Founder of RBAC Inc. He is an applied mathematician, energy economist, and software systems designer with over thirty-five years of experience in developing decision support systems for business and government. Dr. Brooks has earned degrees from the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Texas at Austin, and MIT. His doctoral research i...
Dr. Brooks is the Founder of RBAC Inc. He is an applied mathematician, energy economist, and software systems designer with over thirty-five years of experience in developing decision support systems for business and government. Dr. Brooks has earned degrees from the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Texas at Austin, and MIT. His doctoral research involved development of the first large-scale linear programming model of the North American natural gas pipeline grid. After receiving his PhD from MIT, Dr. Brooks developed specialized natural gas grid models for use by DOE, FERC, and EPRI. He led technical development of President Carter’s National Energy Transportation Study, identifying probable bottlenecks in US energy transportation infrastructure over the next 20 years. For RBAC, Dr. Brooks developed the GPCM® Natural Gas Market Forecasting System, the first pipeline-specific monthly, long-term model of the entire North American natural gas transportation and storage system. Since its introduction in 1997, GPCM has become the industry standard modeling software for natural gas market analysis in North America, licensed to North America’s largest and most prominent energy producers, infrastructure developers, utilities, and consultants. More recently Dr. Brooks has extended these successful concepts to global natural gas and LNG in RBAC’s G2M2® Global Gas Market Modeling System. This extension also includes development of the G2M2 Power Model Interface for Europe. G2M2 has been employed to study the evolution of gas and LNG markets in Asia as well as the connection between prolific gas supplies in Eurasia and security of supply in Europe.
Stan Brownell
Vice President of Business Development, Natural Gas and LNG, Argus
Stan has over twenty-five years of experience in the natural gas industry, most recently as the Sr. Director of Business Strategies for Sapient Global Markets Commodities Division. He has held executive and managerial positions with pipeline and energy companies participating in exploration and production, natural gas storage development, and the transportation and marketi...
Stan has over twenty-five years of experience in the natural gas industry, most recently as the Sr. Director of Business Strategies for Sapient Global Markets Commodities Division. He has held executive and managerial positions with pipeline and energy companies participating in exploration and production, natural gas storage development, and the transportation and marketing of natural gas. Previously, Stan has held positions such as Advisor to PJM for risk assessment of power plant dispatch, the SVP of Commercial Operations for Millennium Pipeline and the President of NUI Energy Brokers, a natural gas and power marketing company. Stan holds a B.S. in Mathematics from Michigan Technological University, an M.B.A. from the University of Houston, a Series 3 Commodity Trading License and is a certified Civil Mediator and a University of Houston Energy Management Institute Board Member.
Ajey Chandra
Vice President & Managing Director, Muse, Stancil & Co.
Mr. Ajey Chandra is a Director of the firm and the Managing Partner of the Houston office of Muse, Stancil & Co. where he also leads the Midstream and Independent Engineering practice areas for the firm. Mr. Chandra joined Muse in 2014 after 28 years of experience in various facets of the midstream industry, including operations, engineering, business development, manageme...
Mr. Ajey Chandra is a Director of the firm and the Managing Partner of the Houston office of Muse, Stancil & Co. where he also leads the Midstream and Independent Engineering practice areas for the firm. Mr. Chandra joined Muse in 2014 after 28 years of experience in various facets of the midstream industry, including operations, engineering, business development, management, and consulting. Mr. Chandra has had a wide variety of assignments covering all aspects of the energy industry during his career, and has had several long term expatriate assignments overseas, including Europe and Southeast Asia. Mr. Chandra’s operating, consulting and management experience includes working at Amoco, Purvin & Gertz, Hess and NextEra Energy Resources prior to joining Muse Stancil. Mr. Chandra has a BS in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University and an MBA from the University of Houston. Mr. Chandra has also attended Executive Education classes at Harvard Business School, and is a Professional Engineer in Texas.
Andrew Bradford
CEO, BTU Analytics
Andrew Bradford is the co-founder and CEO of BTU Analytics where his responsibilities include commercial operations, business development, product development, and natural gas project consulting. At BTU Analytics, Andrew focuses on delivering a comprehensive fundamentally-based view of North American upstream, midstream and downstream activity across natural gas, NGLs and ...
Andrew Bradford is the co-founder and CEO of BTU Analytics where his responsibilities include commercial operations, business development, product development, and natural gas project consulting. At BTU Analytics, Andrew focuses on delivering a comprehensive fundamentally-based view of North American upstream, midstream and downstream activity across natural gas, NGLs and crude oil. Prior to BTU Analytics, he was the Commercial Director of North American Natural Gas at Platts-Bentek Energy where he led the Bentek natural gas analytics team and ran commercial operations for Platts publications Gas Daily and Inside FERC Gas Market Report. In this role, he served on the National Petroleum Council’s 2011 Prudent Development study. Andrew launched Bentek Energy’s Northeast analysis in 2008 and consulted clients on many early Marcellus pipeline transportation strategies. Andrew’s 20 plus years of experience in the energy industry includes positions at Amoco Production Company and Constellation Energy. He holds a Masters in Energy and Environmental Analysis from Boston University and a Bachelors in Geology from Colorado College.
David Givens
Head of Natural Gas and Power Services, North America, Argus
David Givens is Head of Gas and Power Services for North America, for Argus, a london-based company that is a leading provider of pricing information, business intelligence and market data on the global coal, electricity, oil, gas, emissions and transportation industries. David currently works with a group of argus executives to encourage the industry to index to the price...
David Givens is Head of Gas and Power Services for North America, for Argus, a london-based company that is a leading provider of pricing information, business intelligence and market data on the global coal, electricity, oil, gas, emissions and transportation industries. David currently works with a group of argus executives to encourage the industry to index to the prices in natural gas americas. He also keeps our power indexes and editorial coverage of the gas industry in north america on track. He joined argus in june of this 2009 after spending three and a half years at hart energy publishing as group publisher for newsletters. He has also been vice president of market information at io energy, now snl energy. David was senior electricity correspondent at the wire service bridgenews. For most of the 1990s, he worked at gas daily and megawatt daily, becoming managing editor for price surveys. He has written a book about hedging in natural gas markets and edited a book on biofuels, is a frequent speaker on energy topics.
Joseph Graham
Natural Gas Structuring & Origination, Uniper
Chris Kralich
VP Natural Gas Supply & Trading, Talen Energy Supply
Chris Kralich is a VP Natural Gas Supply and Trading for Talen Energy, a private equity IPP with assets in PJM, NEPOOL, NYISO and ERCOT. Responsible for build out of gas team and repositioning Talen in the natural gas market space. Previously held positions include desk head and spec trading for major bank and market participants. Graduate of Vanderbilt University (Econ...
Chris Kralich is a VP Natural Gas Supply and Trading for Talen Energy, a private equity IPP with assets in PJM, NEPOOL, NYISO and ERCOT. Responsible for build out of gas team and repositioning Talen in the natural gas market space. Previously held positions include desk head and spec trading for major bank and market participants. Graduate of Vanderbilt University (Economics and Political Science) and University of Connecticut (MBA). Dave Schryver became the Executive Vice President of the American Public Gas Association (APGA) in August of 2006. He joined as Vice President for Congressional Affairs in February 2004. In this position, he is responsible for coordinating and implementing legislative and regulatory advocacy efforts for the association. Prior to joining APGA Dave worked for the American Public Power Association as a Senior Government Relations Representative. Dave also served as Manager of the Government Affairs Department for Colorado Springs Utilities (CSU), a four-service municipally-owned utility.
Langtry Meyer
Chief Operating Officer, Texas LNG
Mr. Meyer has twenty-five years’ experience in strategy and business development, having worked with international entities on multi-disciplined projects across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and North America. As Founder of Texas LNG, Mr. Meyer is experienced in all facets of LNG project development including commercial, regulatory, and technical. Previou...
Mr. Meyer has twenty-five years’ experience in strategy and business development, having worked with international entities on multi-disciplined projects across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and North America. As Founder of Texas LNG, Mr. Meyer is experienced in all facets of LNG project development including commercial, regulatory, and technical. Previously Mr. Meyer served in executive roles with the Ras Al Khaimah Free Trade Zone Authority (UAE), Majid Al Futtaim Group (UAE), Samsung Engineering (Korea), the Samsung Group Office of the Chairman (Korea), and major financial institutions including ABN AMRO Bank (The Netherlands & France) and Hypo Bank (Germany & USA). Mr. Meyer has resided in the UK, France, Mexico, Malta, Saudi Arabia, USA, Germany, The Netherlands, Korea, and the UAE. He is a graduate of Stanford University (BA Economics), INSEAD (MBA), and is a CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) Charter holder. As an athlete Mr. Meyer competed for the England National and Stanford University basketball teams in games and tournaments worldwide.
Travis Hancock
Vice President, EnerVest
Travis W. Hancock serves as Vice President of Corporate Finance for EnerVest. He focuses on the portfolio management and capital efficiency of EnerVest’s private equity funds. Mr. Hancock received a Bachelor of Science from Texas A&M University, graduating Summa Cum Laude.
Travis W. Hancock serves as Vice President of Corporate Finance for EnerVest. He focuses on the portfolio management and capital efficiency of EnerVest’s private equity funds. Mr. Hancock received a Bachelor of Science from Texas A&M University, graduating Summa Cum Laude.
James Lamoureaux
Managing Director, IGP Methanol
Mr. Lamoureaux is an entrepreneur, start-up company specialist, and Higher Alcohol patent holder who has successfully brought new products and technologies to market over the past 30 years in the chemicals and building products industries. He has been active in business development in China for the past 11 years, and has established extensive contacts in the areas of meth...
Mr. Lamoureaux is an entrepreneur, start-up company specialist, and Higher Alcohol patent holder who has successfully brought new products and technologies to market over the past 30 years in the chemicals and building products industries. He has been active in business development in China for the past 11 years, and has established extensive contacts in the areas of methanol production and consumption. The China National Level Joint Venture that Mr. Lamoureaux was able to secure with the Yankuang Group (the largest methanol producer in China) to promote the commercialization of pollution-reducing alcohols, was one of the first National Level JVs to be established with a development stage company.
Ning Lin
Executive Director of Global Gas, RBAC
Charlie Riedl
Vice President, NGSA and Executive Director, Center for LNG
Charlie Riedl is the Executive Director for the Center for Liquefied Natural Gas (CLNG), focused on effectively advocating on behalf of the LNG industry. As Executive Director, Riedl works with CLNG member companies, regulators, legislators and other key stakeholders to provide credible and educational information about the economic and environmental benefits of LNG. Prior...
Charlie Riedl is the Executive Director for the Center for Liquefied Natural Gas (CLNG), focused on effectively advocating on behalf of the LNG industry. As Executive Director, Riedl works with CLNG member companies, regulators, legislators and other key stakeholders to provide credible and educational information about the economic and environmental benefits of LNG. Prior to joining CLNG, Charlie worked at America’s Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA) and at a major exploration and production company in various roles focused on natural gas market development and government relations. Charlie’s experience in the natural gas industry includes regulatory, upstream production, downstream and pipeline development projects, as well as natural gas as a transportation fuel. Charlie earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from The Ohio State University and lives with his wife and three daughters in Ohio.
Dave Schryver
Executive Vice President, American Public Gas Association
Dave Schryver became the Executive Vice President of the American Public Gas Association (APGA) in August of 2006. He joined as Vice President for Congressional Affairs in February 2004. In this position, he is responsible for coordinating and implementing legislative and regulatory advocacy efforts for the association. Prior to joining APGA Dave worked for the American P...
Dave Schryver became the Executive Vice President of the American Public Gas Association (APGA) in August of 2006. He joined as Vice President for Congressional Affairs in February 2004. In this position, he is responsible for coordinating and implementing legislative and regulatory advocacy efforts for the association. Prior to joining APGA Dave worked for the American Public Power Association as a Senior Government Relations Representative. Dave also served as Manager of the Government Affairs Department for Colorado Springs Utilities (CSU), a four-service municipally-owned utility.
Sarah Stabley
Managing Director - Gas Supply Optimization & Pipeline Services, Duke Energy
Sarah Stabley is the Managing Director of Gas Trading Optimization & Pipeline Services at Duke Energy and has been with the company for 20 years. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration with a specialty in Marketing from Queens University of Charlotte. Sarah is married, has two cats, and enjoys backpacking and off-roading.
Sarah Stabley is the Managing Director of Gas Trading Optimization & Pipeline Services at Duke Energy and has been with the company for 20 years. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration with a specialty in Marketing from Queens University of Charlotte. Sarah is married, has two cats, and enjoys backpacking and off-roading.
Geoff Street
Director de Comercialización, Tenaska Gas de México
As Director of Marketing for Tenaska Gas de Mexíco, an affiliate of Tenaska Marketing Ventures (TMV), Geoff Street manages all business development and origination activities for natural gas marketing into and within Mexico. Prior to joining Tenaska, Street was involved in various trading and marketing roles for Hunt Oil Company, Hunt Electric Power Marketing and Iberdrola...
As Director of Marketing for Tenaska Gas de Mexíco, an affiliate of Tenaska Marketing Ventures (TMV), Geoff Street manages all business development and origination activities for natural gas marketing into and within Mexico. Prior to joining Tenaska, Street was involved in various trading and marketing roles for Hunt Oil Company, Hunt Electric Power Marketing and Iberdrola Renewables. He has more than 13 years of experience in the natural gas industry including eight in Mexico energy. Street is a graduate of Vanderbilt University, where he earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in Mathematics and Economics.
Bob Truman
Vice President, NAmerico Energy
Bob Truman is currently Vice President at NAmerico Energy Holdings and is actively pursuing various midstream natural gas and NGL infrastructure projects in the Permian Basin and along the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast. Prior to NAmerico, Bob was Senior Director of Asset Optimization and Financial Trading for CenterPoint Energy Services (CES). His responsibilities includ...
Bob Truman is currently Vice President at NAmerico Energy Holdings and is actively pursuing various midstream natural gas and NGL infrastructure projects in the Permian Basin and along the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast. Prior to NAmerico, Bob was Senior Director of Asset Optimization and Financial Trading for CenterPoint Energy Services (CES). His responsibilities included the financial hedging and deal structure for the retail and wholesale marketing businesses, the commercial operations of the CenterPoint Energy Intrastate Pipeline (CEIP) assets, and the management of Transportation Services. Over his tenure at CenterPoint, Bob developed pipeline and storage facilities and negotiated numerous interconnect and upstream supply agreements involving both intrastate and interstate transportation and storage assets. Prior to CES, Bob held various positions in risk management and operations at El Paso Corporation. Bob is a licensed Professional Engineer and holds a BSME degree and an MBA from Texas Tech University. He and his wife reside in The Woodlands, Texas with their three daughters.
Dena Wiggins
President and CEO, NGSA
Dena E. Wiggins is President and CEO of the Natural Gas Supply Association (NGSA), representing major integrated and independent natural gas producers in the U.S. She joined NGSA in 2014. As President of NGSA, Wiggins leads the association’s efforts to encourage the supply and use of natural gas. She promotes the benefits of competitive markets to ensure reliable and effic...
Dena E. Wiggins is President and CEO of the Natural Gas Supply Association (NGSA), representing major integrated and independent natural gas producers in the U.S. She joined NGSA in 2014. As President of NGSA, Wiggins leads the association’s efforts to encourage the supply and use of natural gas. She promotes the benefits of competitive markets to ensure reliable and efficient supply, transportation and delivery of natural gas. Following NGSA’s merger with the Center for LNG (CLNG), she also steers CLNG. In 2015, Wiggins was invited to represent NGSA on the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Energy and Environmental Markets Advisory Committee, which advises the CFTC on preserving market integrity and competition in energy futures markets, among other issues. Previous to NGSA, she was a partner at the firm of Ballard Spahr and served as General Counsel to the Process Gas Consumers Group, a trade association of industrial natural gas consumers. Wiggins has over 25 years of experience representing energy clients, with a focus on federal regulatory matters including natural gas transportation and storage. She has been regularly recognized by her peers as among the top energy lawyers in Washington, D.C. and in the United States, by Chambers, The Best Lawyers in America and SuperLawyers.
Steven Woodward
Senior Vice President, Business Development, Antero Resources
Steven M. Woodward, Senior Vice President – Business Development – Antero Resources Mr. Woodward is the Senior Vice President of Business Development at Antero Resources and has been with Antero since its inception in August 2002. Prior to Antero, from 1993 to 2002, Mr. Woodward served in various business development roles in the US and Canada for Dynegy Inc. and its prede...
Steven M. Woodward, Senior Vice President – Business Development – Antero Resources Mr. Woodward is the Senior Vice President of Business Development at Antero Resources and has been with Antero since its inception in August 2002. Prior to Antero, from 1993 to 2002, Mr. Woodward served in various business development roles in the US and Canada for Dynegy Inc. and its predecessor companies, Natural Gas Clearinghouse and NGC Corp. From 1990 to 1992, Mr. Woodward served as Manager of Business Development for Reliance Pipeline, a division of Nicor Inc. From 1988 to 1990, Mr. Woodward served as a Project Development Representative for Western Gas Resources. From 1981 to 1988, Mr. Woodward served in various engineering roles with ARCO Oil & Gas Company, a division of Atlantic Richfield. Mr. Woodward holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Colorado at Boulder.
Eduardo Prud’homme
Mexico Natural Gas Expert, former Director, CENAGAS, Mexico