Mohan Kelkar, Williams Endowed Chair, Petroleum Engineering – TU Mr. Kelkar has been with TU since 1983. Mr. Kelkar has extensive experience in reservoir characterization and modeling and has published numerous papers on the subject. He is the co-author of a book titled “Applied Geostatistics for Reservoirs Characterization” published …
Mohan Kelkar, Williams Endowed Chair, Petroleum Engineering – TU
Mr. Kelkar has been with TU since 1983. Mr. Kelkar has extensive experience in reservoir characterization and modeling and has published numerous papers on the subject. He is the co-author of a book titled “Applied Geostatistics for Reservoirs Characterization” published by SPE. He has been a principal investigator of numerous research grants funded by the DOE, National Science Foundation, Oklahoma Center for Science and Technology and various oil companies. He currently serves as a Review Chairman for Reservoir Engineering and Evaluation Journal.
Mike Shellman, President of MCA Petroleum
Mr. Shellman was a part time well control expert for Boots and Coots, Inc. in Houston from 1993 to 1998 and was involved in numerous oil well fires and blowout interventions around the world. He has spoken to many organizations and events about the history of the oil well firefighting profession. He has also helped to produce television documentaries about the subject for the Discovery and History Channels.
Mr. Shellman has 35 years of experience in all facets of oil and natural gas drilling and completion operations and has written articles of technical relevance for World Oil Magazine, the South Texas Geological Society and Oil and Gas World Magazine. He attended Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas and is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and the American Association of Petroleum Geologists. He has also acted in an advisory capacity to the Permian basin Petroleum Museum in Midland, the Harry Ransom Research Institute at the University of Texas in Austin and George H. Bush Presidential Library at Texas A & M University in Bryan.
Bill Hobbs, President, Williams Power Co.
As a seasoned speaker, Mr. Hobbs has been giving presentations at national organizations for 15 years on topics pertaining to all forms of energy and related infrastructure, as well as risk management and regulatory issues.
Mr. Hobbs currently serves as President of Williams Power Co. Previously Mr. Hobbs served as senior vice president of Williams Energy Services and senior vice president of Williams Energy Marketing & Trading. Mr. Hobbs joined Williams in 1989 as senior marketing representative to expand the company’s gas marketing efforts nationally.
Mr. Hobbs earned his bachelor’s degree in finance in business from OSU in 1985 and attended the Karras Negotiating School programs in 1987 and 1988.
Mr. Hobbs serves as vice chairman on the Electric Power Supply Association Executive Committee. He was inducted into the OSU College of Business Hall of Fame in November 2001 and serves on the OSU Foundation Board and the Tulsa Cystic Fibrosis Board.
Flip Whitworth – Scott, Douglass & McConnico, Austin, TX
A discussion of land issues arising under standard oil and gas leases from the drilling of horizontal wells, including the application of Railroad Commission rules, spacing (Rule 37) considerations, trespass and pooling questions, construction of retained acreage/continuous development clauses and drilling horizontal wells within existing producing units.
David Marcell, Managing Director – Tristone Capital - Mr. Marcell joined Tristone Capital in June 2005 in their Houston office. Prior to joining Tristone, he spent the last 5 years in investment banking at Friedman Billings Ramsey as well as CIBC World Markets in their Houston Energy Practice. Previously, Mr. Marcell had over 18 years of oil and gas experience with a major independent in Fort Worth, Texas which included both domestic and international financial, marketing, business development and M&A assignments.