Tenth oil-and-gas gathering set May 7 at KC


The 10th annual East Texas Energy Symposium returns to Kilgore College Tuesday, May 7.

The gathering of oil-and-gas professionals is set once again in KC’s Devall Student Center Ballroom, hosted again by the college and East Texas Oil Museum with TC Technologies, as attendees discuss “10 Years of Oil & Gas Learning for the East Texas Producer.”

According to ETOM Director Olivia Moore, “The meeting is specifically designed for discussion and updates relative to the East Texas Field. It began in the early 2000’s and the East Texas Producers and Royalty Owners sponsored the event, which is now sponsored by a group of companies who have interests in the East Texas Field.”

Proceeds from the event benefit the oil museum.

This year, Tellurian Production Company President John Howie will open the symposium at 10 a.m. followed by Dr. Mukul Sharma, W.A. “Tex” Moncrief, Jr. Centennial Chair in Petroleum, Geosystems and Chemical Engineering. William A. Ambrose of the Bureau Economic Geology returns for his take on the energy.

Registration includes lunch, scheduled for 11:45 a.m. in the ballroom and feature Mark Goloby, president of TC Technology, as keynoted speaker.

The registration deadline for the event is April 30 – tickets are $50 per person, including the lunch as well as a tour of the East Texas Oil Museum, before or after the symposium.

For more information, contact Moore at 903-983-8297 or by email to easttexasenergysymposium@kilgore.edu.

2019 East Texas Energy Symposium Speakers

John Howie has over three decades of experience managing and investing in upstream energy assets, deploying ~$2 Bn in equity and debt across 80 + companies and projects. He was most recently president of Impact Natural Resources, a private upstream company with production in the Gulf Coast and Permian Basin and evaluations in select North American basins. He was a Founder of Parallel Resource Partners and a member of Board of Managers and the Investment committee of the $700 million private equity fund. He led Goldman Sachs E&P Capital, a staff of technical and financial professionals, investing over $1 Billion in upstream opportunities. He served as a Managing Director at EnCap Investments and held engineering, finance and management positions with Range Resources, Apache, and Amoco. John has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from New Mexico State and is a Professional Engineer in the state of Texas, member of Society of Petroleum Engineers, The Society of Petroleum Evaluation Engineers and the Houston Producers Forum.

Mukul M. Sharma is Professor and holds the “Tex” Moncrief Chair in the Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin where he has been for the past 34 years. He served as Chairman of the Department from 2001 to 2005. His current research interests include hydraulic fracturing, oilfield water management, formation damage and improved oil recovery. He has published more than 450 journal articles and conference proceedings and 21 patents. For the past 14 years he has led a large consortium of companies conducting research related to hydraulic fracturing.

He founded Austin Geotech Services an E&P consulting company in 1996 and co-founded Layline Petroleum and Karsu Petroleum private E&P companies in 2006. The two E&P companies were private equity funded by Blackrock and Goldman Sachs and had a very successful exit in 2013. He recently co-founded a PE backed E&P company, Navidad Resource Partners. Sharma has a bachelor of technology in chemical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and an MS and PhD in chemical and petroleum engineering from the University of Southern California.

Dr. Sharma is a member of the US National Academy of Engineering. Among his many awards, he is the recipient of the 2017 John Franklin Carl Award and the 2009 Lucas Gold Medal, SPE’s highest technical awards. He is also the recipient of the 2004 SPE Faculty Distinguished Achievement Award, the 2002 Lester C. Uren Award and the 1998 SPE Formation Evaluation Award. He served as an SPE Distinguished Lecturer in 2002, has served on the Editorial Boards of many journals, and taught and consulted for over 50 companies worldwide.

William A. Ambrose is a Research Scientist at the Bureau of Economic Geology. He received a Master of Arts degree in geological sciences in 1983 from the University of Texas at Austin. Since joining the Bureau of Economic Geology in 1987, he has worked on a variety of projects at the Bureau, including characterization of the Woodbine Group in the East Texas Basin, Frio fluvial and deltaic reservoirs in South Texas, tight-gas reservoirs in the Cleveland Formation in the Texas Panhandle, co-production of gas and hot brine from Oligocene reservoirs in the Texas Gulf Coast, evaluation of coalbed methane reservoirs in Rocky Mountain basins, and reservoir characterization and basin analysis studies in Venezuela and Mexico. He is currently the principal investigator of the Bureau’s STARR (State of Texas Advanced Oil and Gas Resource Recovery) program, past president of the Energy Minerals Division (EMD) of AAPG, chair of the EMD Coal Committee, and past co-chair of the AAPG Astrogeology Committee.

Mark Goloby was born in Tennessee and grew up in Houston where he attended Bellaire High School and went on to graduated with a BBA in Accounting from Texas A&M.

He founded TC Technologies and has been pioneering wireless remote monitoring, today known as the Internet of Things, data applications for over 20 years. He has delivered wireless solutions in a wide variety of applications from cathodic protection on pipelines to wireless mesh networks to monitor a wide variety of wellhead production measurement and processing equipment on the wellpad.

He has been very active on a number of issues and served on numerous association boards. Within the oil and gas industry, Mark orchestrated a fight of local control over oil and gas operations in several small East Texas cities. The result was a complete shutdown of the initiative and retraction from these cities from usurping the authority of the Texas

Railroad Commission.

Mark was instrumental in getting Texas Independent Producer and Royalty Owners (TIPRO) to participate in the Texas Republican State Convention. It was the first time that the oil and gas industry attended a state political convention. He was able to get the Texas Republican Party to adopt the Repeal of the Endangered Species Act into the Texas Republican Platform. Mark successfully got Repeal Chapter 313 into the 2018 Texas Republican Platform.

Mark has been Chairman of the East Texas Energy Symposium for 10 years. The symposium brings topics pertinent to the East Texas operator. Proceeds go to support The East Texas Oil Museum.

He’s also been a champion of property rights and is a member of Houston Property Rights Association. He has advocated for more eco friendly use of property, spearheading the conversion of the neighborhood flood detention facility into a Naturescape transforming a neighborhood blight into an amenity.


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