Where the oil markets meet

Global oversupply, collapsed demand, historic price lows, escalating investor scrutiny around E&P company capital discipline and climate impacts, as well as geopolitical turbulence and potential election outcomes have created existential challenges for oil executives as they attempt to reignite operations, reboot business models, and eventually reemerge post-pandemic.

S&P Global Platts is proud to present the North American Crude Oil Exports Virtual Summit. This multi-day event sets a uniquely focused agenda, gathering industry leaders to share their views on the critical developments impacting the North American E&P community.

Network and discuss crucial information, including:

—Evolving the E&P business model: How will the sector address the “credibility gap?”
—Global oil markets: Where does the US stand amid the pandemic?
—Oil prices deep-dive: How well positioned is US shale in benefiting from a violent re-balancing?
—US production: What's the output forecast and how will US exports recover?
—Benchmarks: Evolution, or revolution?
—US shale investment: What’s it going to take to win back Wall Street?

New for 2020:

Bonus content offering you even more great insight into the topics impacting your business:

September 17 - Crude Oil Market Dynamics Webinar
September 24 - Refined Products Market Dynamics Webinar 
October 8 - O&G and the Energy Transition


Pre-conference webinar: Crude Oil Market Dynamics - September 17
  • 9:00 am Welcome
    Richard Swann, Editorial Director, Americas Oil Markets, S&P Global Platts
  • 9:05 am Current market trends
    — What’s driving prices in regional crude markets across North America?
    — Key developments in the global crude market
    Laura Huchzermeyer, Managing Editor, Americas Crude, S&P Global Platts
  • 9:20 amPlatts AGS and a better definition of Midland WTI quality
    — Understand the methodology and relevance of the new Gulf Coast price benchmark
    — Platts implements tighter specifications on all its Midland WTI assessments
    Matt Eversman, Associate Director, Crude Oil, Fuel Oil, Bunker Markets,  S&P Global Platts 
  • 9:35 am Fundamental supply/demand outlook
    — What will the recovery from Covid-19 look like?
    — The outlook for supply from the Permian and elsewhere
    — What does this mean for prices and margins?
    Jenna Delaney, Team Lead, North American Crude Oil Pricing and Trade Flow, S&P Global Platts   
  • 9:50 am Q&A 
Pre-conference webinar: Refined Products & Transportation Fuels Market Dynamics - September24
  • 9:00 am Welcome
  • 9:05 am Distillates: Diesel Steadies and Jet Fuel Struggles—Neither sees export surge
    — Jet Fuel—Exploring recovery and the future of sustainable aviation fuel
    — Can diesel keep up support levels heading into a mild recovery, winter, and export picture?
    Josh Brown, Manager, US Distillates & Latin Products, S&P Global Platts
    Margaret Rogers, Senior Pricing Specialist Americas, Diesel, S&P Global Platts
  • 9:25 am Light Ends: The Pandemic Killed the Summer Driving Season
    — Has gasoline demand plateaued, and will prices find support as refineries close?
    Sarah Raslan, Senior Specialist, Pricing & Assessments, Refined Fuels, S&P Global Platts
    Sarah Hernandez, Analyst, Refined Fuels, S&P Global Platts
  • 9:45 am Shifting Trends in Renewable Fuels
    — Renewable diesel soars amid declining earnings
    — RINs rebound, questions remain for refinery exemptions
    — Mandates keep ethanol afloat amid poor blending economics
    Josh Pedrick, Managing Editor, Biofuels and Sugar-Americas,  S&P Global Platts
  • 10:05 am Freight, Bunker Markets Hit by Depressed Demand in Post-IMO 2020 Environment
    — Weakened bunker retail margins amid switch to lower sulfur fuels, COVID-19
    — Q4 slated to see tanker market fundamentals shift, will Q4 bring typical seasonal highs?
    — Unwinding floating storage and demand shift remain freight driver
    Beth Brown, Managing Editor, US Fuel Oil, Bunkers,  S&P Global Platts
    Catherine Wood, Associate Editor, Americas, Tanker,  S&P Global Platts
  • 10:25 am Refined products demand recovery in 2021, how big, what are the risks?
    — Outlook on the health of refineries in mature demand markets
    — Gasoline and diesel exports were hurt in 2020 by the COVID pandemic, will they come back strong in 2021?
    — Global movement of refined products – who will be the major importers/exporters of 2021?
    Nicole Leonard, Senior Project Consultant, Custom Analytics,  S&P Global Platts
  • 10:55 am Q&A 
North American Crude Oil Exports Virtual Summit - October 1, 2020
  • 9:00 am Opening Remarks and Introductions   
  • 9:15 am Keynote Address: Evolving the E&P Business Model-How Will the Sector Address the “Credibility Gap?”
    — What are E&P companies agendas around the existential “net-zero” emissions challenge? 
    — ESG: Turning noble intentions into quantifiable action-Avoiding “greenwashing”
    — Capital efficiency: Organic oil production additions while still operating within cash flow
    — Flaring: Working with gas processing partners to improve infrastructure and setting measurable mitigation targets

    Matt Gallagher, President and Chief Executive Officer, Parsley Energy
  • 9:45 am Where Does the U.S. Stand in Interconnected Global Oil Markets Amid the Pandemic?  
    — Potential impacts of the US election: Long-term existential threats in the form of the Democratic manifesto
    — Production and US energy abundance: Will the US remain #1 even amid the pandemic?
    — Will a stunted US shale sector weaken the impact of US sanctions and other foreign policies?
    — What is the US’ role in OPEC+ talks?
    — The decoupling of US/China economies: Implications for economic recovery, energy trade, and the energy transition
    — China/India standoff: Does a lack of U.S. response expose weakness?

    Helima Croft, Managing Director, Global Head of Commodity Strategy, RBC Capital Markets  
  • 10:15 amOil Prices Deep-Dive: Fundamental Factors Impacting Price Recovery  .
    — Breaking down volatility        
    — How well-positioned is U.S. shale in benefitting from a violent re-balancing
    — Price outlook headed into 2021

    Francisco Blanch, Global Head, Commodities and Derivatives Research, BofA Global Research   
  • 10:45 amInternational Oil Demand Outlook  
    — Macroeconomic indicators and key statistics driving the outlook and risk to demand
    — Demand forecasts in light of the pandemic, sector-level recovery expectations, and demand scenarios considering alternative-shaped recoveries
    — Will investment and policy in biofuels persist following demand loss of transportation fuels
    — Role of petrochemical demand in global oil demand growth and end-use outlook
    — Emerging markets for light sweet crude
    — Gasoil or gasoline: Which will drive 2020-2021 margins

    Neil Atkinson, Head of Oil Markets, IEA  
  • 11:15 pmTransition Break
  • 11:25 amEssential Exchange: U.S. Production and Exports Outlook  
    — Outlook for US shale oil, gas, and NGL production
    — How have US producers responded?
    — Trajectory of the crude export recovery
    — Crude export infrastructure utilization

    Moderator: Laura Huchzermeyer, Managing Editor, Americas Crude, S&P Global Platts
    Nick Allen, General Manager, Global Crude & NGL, ConocoPhillips Co.
    John Staub, Director, Office of Petroleum, Natural Gas & Biofuels Analysis, EIA 
  • 12:10 pmQ&A
  • 12:25 pmBreakouts
  • Track AEssential Exchange: Benchmark Evolution or Revolution?  
    — Evolution, not revolution: Are tweaks more likely than seismic shifts?
    — Asian demand and the need for benchmarking their light sour grades
    — Might the Middle East be an exception to the evolutionary benchmark narrative
    — Could blockchain technology eventually raise a challenge to established benchmarks?

    Moderator:Matt Eversman, Associate Director, Crude, Fuel Oil, and Bunker Markets, S&P Global Platts
    Edward Moya, Senior Market Analyst, OANDA  
  • Track BEssential Exchange: U.S. Shale Investment: Getting to Shale 3.0  .
    — Living within cash flow        
    — Deal activity, or lack thereof
    — The new US shale risk/reward equation: Getting to shale 3.0

    Moderator:Jeff Mower, Editorial Director Americas Oil News and Analysis, S&P Global Platts
    Phil Delozier, Executive Vice President, Business Development, EnerVest Ltd.     
Post-conference webinar: O&G and the Energy Transition - October 8
  • 9:00 am Welcome
  • 9:05 am Introduction: The lesser told Energy Transition story-O&G
    The energy transition is about what happens to oil and gas as much as it is about new technologies. So what is in store for these sectors?
    — Gaining perspective: The current state of oil and gas
    — The 2050 view: How relevant will these sectors remain?
    — What next?: A review of current commitments to curb usage
    Mathew Toll, Associate Director, Energy Transition, Coal & Nuclear, S&P Global Platts  
  • 9:30 am Debate: Signposts along the way of the O&G energy transition. Which way will the industry turn?
    Our analysts debate and reflect on comprehensive modeling and views on policy, technology, and behaviors, to help shed some light on the O&G sectors’ energy transition trajectory.
    Point: The energy transition is well underway, not on a 2 degree path
    Counterpoint: But it could be: Challenges are great, but deferring action makes them greater

    Point: Electrification/hydrogen-ization of transport is one piece of the puzzle, but fleet turnover is slow
    Counterpoint: Enhanced R&D, greater incentives/cost reductions, ICE bans/scrapping could accelerate turnover

    Point: Deep decarbonization of electricity and hydrogen is expensive
    Counterpoint: Forecasters underestimate cost trends in new energy transition technologies
    Counterpoint: CCUS, direct air capture, natural climate solutions, etc. can ease pressure on energy sector

    Point: Low energy prices make fossil fuel consumption sticky
    Counterpoint: Generational shift and data availability will see an evolution in voting, energy consumption, and investing. Is it time to underestimate demand growth?

    Roman Kramarchuck, Head of Energy Scenarios, Policy & Technology Analytics   S&P Global Platts
    Daniel J. Klein, Head of Scenario Planning, Analytics,  S&P Global Platts
  • 9:55 am Q&A 


Matt Gallaher.jpg Matt Gallagher,
President and Chief Executive Officer, Parsley Energy

Matt joined Parsley in 2010 to build the Engineering Department. He was named Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in 2014 and in January 2017, was promoted to President/COO and CEO in 2019. Prior to Parsley, Matt spent five years at Pioneer Natural Resources in a variety of roles including Reservoir Engineer for the Gulf of Mexico Shelf and Hugoton Field plays and Production and Operations Engineer for the Spraberry Trend, before serving as the company’s Investor Relations Supervisor. A third generation petroleum engineer, Matt has a BS in Petroleum Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines. He serves on the boards of the Permian Basin Petroleum Association, the American Exploration and Production Council, and the Permian Strategic Partnership, and is a member of the Permian Basin Society of Petroleum Engineers and the West Texas Geological Society. Follow him on Twitter at @MattG_PE.

Helima Croft.jpg Helima Croft,
Managing Director, Global Head of Commodity Strategy, RBC Capital Markets

Helima is a Managing Director and the Global Head of Commodity Strategy at RBC Capital Markets. She specializes in geopolitics and energy, leading a team of commodity strategists that cover energy, metals and cross-commodity investor activity. Helima is a member of the National Petroleum Council, a select group of individuals who advise, inform and make recommendations to the Secretary of Energy with respect to any matter relating to oil and natural gas. She also is a CNBC contributor, a member of the channel’s exclusive family of experts, is on the Board of Directors for the Atlantic Council, a Life Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and is a member of the Oxford Energy Policy Club. Helima joined RBC Capital Markets from Barclays, where she was a Managing Director and Head of North American Commodities Research. Prior to that, she worked in Lehman’s Business Intelligence group, the Council on Foreign Relations and the Central Intelligence Agency, where she focused on geopolitics and commodities. Helima has received many industry accolades throughout her career and received her PhD in economic history from Princeton in 2001.

Francisco Blanch.jpg Francisco Blanch,
Global Head, Commodities and Derivatives Research, BofA Global Research

Francisco is a managing director and head of Global Commodities and Derivatives Research at BofA Global Research. Previously, he was head of Global Asset Allocation Research. Based in New York, Francisco is also a member of the research investment and operating management committees. In 2005, Francisco joined Merrill Lynch in London. He developed the ICE Merrill Lynch Commodity Index eXtra (MLCX) and 500+ related investable strategies in asset classes as diverse as commodities, equities, fixed income and foreign exchange. Research produced by the Commodities, Asset Allocation and Global Derivatives teams has been recognized by Institutional Investor, Extel, Greenwich, Bloomberg, and Energy Risk, among others. Francisco appears regularly on CNBC, Bloomberg TV and CNN, and his research has been publicized in media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, New York Times and Washington Post. Prior to joining Merrill Lynch, Francisco was an energy economist focusing on global oil and gas in the commodity research group at Goldman Sachs & Co. He also consulted for the European Commission. Francisco received his doctorate in economics from Complutense University of Madrid and a master’s degree in public administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, where he was a teaching fellow in financial markets. He also completed graduate work in economics at the University of California at Berkeley and was a Korea Foundation fellow at Seoul National University.

Neil Atkinson.jpg Neil Atkinson,
Head of Oil Markets, IEA

Neil is Head of the IEA’s Oil Industry and Markets Division and his primary role is editor of the monthly Oil Market Report. In addition, he oversees the publication of the Agency’s annual five-year oil market forecast and he interacts with IEA member governments, external stakeholders and the media on oil market issues. A British citizen, Neil joined the IEA in January 2016 following 36 years of experience in oil analysis/management positions at Petroleos de Venezuela S.A., Platts, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, Energy Intelligence Group, KBC Energy Economics, and Informa plc. He was Honorary Secretary of the British Institute of Energy Economics and is a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Fuellers in London.

Nick Allen.jpg Nick Allen,
General Manager, Global Crude and NGL, ConocoPhillips Co.

Nick is General Manager, Global Crude Oil and NGL for ConocoPhillips. Nick has more than 26 years of commercial experience in energy trading and management roles. Nick began his career at Conoco as a risk analyst, bringing experience in oil trading and derivatives gained over three years working for J. P. Morgan and ED &F Man on the International Petroleum Exchange. In 2000, Nick managed European gasoline trading, before taking a position as trading director for Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein. Allen returned to ConocoPhillips in 2006 to manage the European Natural Gas and Power Trading desk. In 2012, Nick became manager of Europe Commercial, with responsibility for the marketing, trading and commercial development of ConocoPhillips’ equity crude oil, NGL and natural gas production in Europe and Africa. In January 2017, he relocated to Houston assuming his current role. His group has offices in Houston, Calgary, London and Singapore with responsibility for marketing and trading Conocophillips’ liquids production.

John Staub.jpg John Staub,
Director, Office of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels Analysis, EIA

John is the Director of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels Analysis at the U.S. Energy Information Administration. John directs EIA’s analysis and modeling of petroleum and natural gas market economics, resources, reserves, production, refining, pipeline and rail flows, trade, exports, shale gas, tight oil, biofuels, and technology change. He is responsible for petroleum and natural gas, long-term domestic and international projections, as published in EIA's Annual Energy Outlook and International Energy Outlook, respectively, short-term forecasts, as published in EIA's Short-Term Energy Outlook, and topical analyses, as published in EIA's Today in Energy and Natural Gas Weekly Update. He previously worked in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Policy and International Affairs, has served detail assignments at the White House Council of Economic Advisers and the International Energy Agency (IEA), and was a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in Malawi. He is a native of South Dakota, received an undergraduate degree in physics from Concordia College, Moorhead, Minn., and a master’s degree in public policy from the University of Chicago.

Ed Moya.jpg Edward Moya,
Senior Market Analyst, OANDA

Ed is Senior Market Analyst at OANDA and former Chief Currency Strategist at Trading Advantage. For two decades, he has been heavily involved in the financial markets as a world-renowned educator, trader, investor, and global market strategist. He is known for his intermarket analysis, coverage of geopolitical events, central bank policies and market reaction to corporate news. A graduate of Rutgers University, with a BA in economics, Ed has worked with some of the world’s leading forex brokerages, research teams, and news departments on Wall Street. His expertise includes stocks, commodities, fixed income and currencies. Ed is a regular guest expert on several major financial television networks including CNBC, Bloomberg TV, Yahoo Finance Live, Fox Business and Cheddar TV. He is often quoted on Reuters, MarketWatch, Forbes, Breitbart, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.

Phil Delozier.jpg Phil Delozier,
Executive Vice President, Business Development, EnerVest Ltd.

Phil is Executive Vice President, Business Development of EnerVest, Ltd. Before joining EnerVest in 2006, he served as Vice President – Business Development of EOG Resources, Inc. Prior to his employment with EOG Resources, Inc., Phil was Manager – Business Development of Tenneco Ventures Corp., Vice President – Land & Acquisitions of McCormick Resources, Inc. and held various leadership positions at Tenneco Oil E&P Co. from 1979 to 1996. He served as President of the Petroleum Club of Houston during 2018 – 2019. Phil served from 2007 - 2013 as Houston Regional Director and a member of the Board of Directors of the Independent Petroleum Association of America. In June 2005 he received the IPAA Leadership Award for his industry contributions. He currently serves on the boards of the World Affairs Council of Houston, where he was Chairman in 2007, and the Palmer Drug Abuse Program. He is also an active member of the Houston Producers’ Forum, AIPN, AAPL, TIPRO, SPE Business Development Study Group, and the Texas Alliance of Energy Producers. Phil earned a Bachelors of Arts degree from Oklahoma State University.

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The S&P Global Platts North American Crude Oil Exports Virtual Summit will take place Online on October 1, 2020 at 9:00 am - 1:00 pm CDT.

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