2019 Oil & Gas Conference (OGC19)
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11/21/2019 to 11/22/2019
When: November 21 & 22, 2019
Day 1: 8:30 AM – 4:50 PM; Day 2: 8:00 – 11:40 AM
Where: Doubletree by Hilton Lafayette
1521 W. Pinhook Road
Lafayette, Louisiana  70508
United States
Presenter: Various

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2019 Oil & Gas Conference

November 21-22 • DoubleTree by Hilton, Lafayette

Cut through the layers.

For better or for worse, Louisiana’s economy is tied to the oil and gas industry. This conference is designed to give CPAs working in the industry, or who have oil and gas clients, all the information needed to keep business engines rolling. We’ve brought back some of last year’s best speakers — like ULL’s Mark Zappi, LSU’s Greg Upton, and Mike Cougevan — to provide some high-level insight. Then we’ll drill down through multiple layers of regulatory and tax changes to expose real challenges and methods for handling them. Register today!


Thursday, November 21
8:00 – 8:25 am Registration/Continental Breakfast
8:25 am Welcome/Opening Remarks
8:30 – 9:20 am Oil & Gas Industry Update
Tyler Gray, JD • President – Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association • Baton Rouge, LA
9:20 – 10:10 am

A CEO’s Perspective of the Oil and Gas Industry

Rich Davis • CEO – White Knight Production LLC • Lafayette, LA
Rich will provide an overview of the current state of the oil and gas industry from the perspective of a private E&P company’s CEO. He’ll discuss current industry trends and challenges, and thoughts to consider to meet the challenges ahead.
10:10 – 10:30 am Break/Visit Exhibitors
10:30 – 11:20 am

Ad Valorem Tax Valuation: Energy Industry Examples

Daniel Kistler, ASA • Director of Energy Services – KE Andrews • Dallas, TX
This session will discuss how energy properties are valued for the purposes of ad valorem taxation. We will also touch on closing the gap between what the statutes say and what is done in application, as well as what areas Louisiana differs from other states.
11:20 am – 12:10 pm Severance Tax: A Different Approach to the Way It’s Always Been Done
Jeremiah Anderson • CEO – Corvus Optimization Group • Houston, TX
12:10 – 1:10 pm Lunch
1:10 – 2:00 pm

The Importance of Fraud Prevention and Cyber-Security

Chris Rader • Owner – Rader Solutions • Lafayette, LA
Chris will share his real-world experience of cyber-crimes taking place in Louisiana-based businesses. He will explain how we arrived at this fragile security juncture where businesses are losing millions of dollars to Offshore Actors. You will leave this presentation with technical and commonsense ways to keep your data or your clients’ data secure.
2:00 – 2:50 pm

2019 Gulf Coast Energy Outlook Report

Greg Upton, PhD • LSU Center for Energy Studies • Baton Rouge, LA
Dr. Upton will present forecasts for oil and gas production and prices, an outlook for investments in refining, chemicals, and energy export, and employment forecasts in the energy sector with a focus on Louisiana.
2:50 – 3:10 pm Break/Visit Exhibitors
3:10 – 4:00 pm

Legacy Lawsuit Update and Recent Legislation Affecting Oil and Gas

John Adams, JD • Department of Natural Resources Office of Conservation • Baton Rouge, LA
John will provide an update on the nature and status of legacy lawsuits in Louisiana, as well as an update on recent legislation affecting Louisiana’s oil and gas industry.
4:00 – 4:50 pm The Near-Term Future of Biofuels in the US: Implications to the Energy Industry
Dr. Mark Zappi, PE • University of Louisiana Lafayette • Lafayette, LA
Friday, November 22
7:30 – 7:55 am Registration/Continental Breakfast
7:55 am Opening Remarks
8:00 – 8:50 am

Drilling Into Markets: Oil and Gas in the World Economy

Stephen Morgan • Director of Investment Solutions – Hancock Whitney Asset Management • New Orleans, LA
Austin Zaunbrecher, CFA, CMT • Senior Portfolio Manager – Hancock Whitney Bank • New Orleans, LA
Multiple forces — both internal and external — are driving developments in the energy sector. We’ll examine rapidly evolving economic and market conditions around the globe and drill down to examine how that context translates along the oil and gas stream.
8:50 – 9:40 am What Happens When You Pay to Have Gas Taken to Produce Oil?
Roger Gann, CFE • President – Martindale Consultants, Inc. • Oklahoma City, OK
9:40 – 10:00 am Break/Visit Exhibitors
10:00 – 10:50 am

Accounting for Depletion, Impairment, and ARO

Tom Elliott, CPA, CGMA • Arsement, Redd & Morella, LLC • Lafayette, LA
This session will cover accounting for depletion, impairment, and asset retirement obligations for oil and gas companies. It will cover both the successful efforts and full cost methods.
10:50 – 11:40 am

Joint Interest Accounting: What’s Happening, What’s Coming Up, and a Look Behind the COPAS Factors

Mike Cougevan • Vice President – Martindale Consultants, Inc. • Denver, CO
This session is a cornucopia of joint interest expense accounting issues. Learn about the publications COPAS is working on to address the rapid technological and operational changes that are getting ahead of COPAS’ existing documents; learn about current joint interest issues causing operator and non-operator consternation; and learn where some of the familiar COPAS “numbers” come from, such as the annual overhead rate escalation percentage and the employee benefits limitation.


DoubleTree by Hilton, Lafayette

1521 W. Pinhook Road
Lafayette, LA

Group Rate: $129*
Cut-off date: 11/6
Group Code: LCP

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Registration Information

Members: $315
Non-Members: $415

Non-CPA staff of LCPA members may attend at the member rate. Rates are good through 11/6. After 11/6, add $50 to your fee.

CPE: Up to 12 Credits

Acronym: OGC19

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