LEC 2020 now online

Louisiana Energy Conference

All things energy.
May 27th & 28th, 2020

Virtual Conference & Symposium

Featuring a series of 13 online presentations and discussions by industry participants and advisors that will address key domestic and international industry developments and issues.

What is the 2020 VirtuaLEC?

Due to the impact on traveling and in-person meetings caused by the COVID-19 situation, our 2020 LEC will be held 100% online.  It will feature a series of 13 presentations and discussions on Wednesday, May 27 and Thursday, May 28 that will address key domestic and international oil and natural gas industry developments and topics. A knowledgeable group of industry participants and advisors are scheduled to present and will accept questions online from registered participants.  There is no cost to participate in the symposium, see below to REGISTER.

After your initial registration, to access each session you will only be asked to provide your email address. We strongly suggest you register prior to May 27 to avoid any potential delays associated with registering on the actual days of the Conference.

Anyone who previously registered for our 2020 LEC will have their registrations remain in place for our virtual event.  If you were charged a registration fee, we will refund your full payment but maintain your registration for the online event. If your plans change, you can cancel your registration.

We have already finalized our Conference plans for next year and our 2021 LEC will be held at the Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans May 25 -28, 2021 and hope you will mark your calendars to join us live and in-person then.  Registration for 2021 will open later this year.

Conference Agenda

Our final agenda with timing of each of the sessions is shown below.  Each session will begin on the hour and last up to 60 minutes, with any related slides posted to the LEC site. 

Participants will be able to electronically submit questions during each session.  We will maintain an audio recording and copies of the slides for each session on our Conference website for 60 days after the event concludes, as appropriate.  

Wednesday, May 27th

8:00am CDT
The Unprecedented Shock to Global Oil Markets and the World Economy

JPMorgan Private Bank– Scott Schnipper, Head of Foreign Exchange, Commodities and Rates

9:00am CDT
Seaport’s Views on Public High Yield Securities and Private Debt Placements

Seaport Global – Michael Schmidt, Managing Director and Mike Axon, Fixed Income E&P Analyst

10:00am CDT
Simmons Energy Macro Outlook: Perspectives on E&P, OFS and Midstream Sectors

Simmons Energy, A Division of Piper Sandler – Pearce Hammond, Managing Director and Senior Research Analyst, Midstream / MLP and Mark Lear, Managing Director and Senior Research Analyst, E&P

11:00am CDT
Crude and Natural Gas Market Dynamics: The Path to Recovery

Enverus – Bernadette Johnson, Vice President, Market Intelligence

12:00pm CDT
The Ongoing Impact of COVID-19 in Energy and the Economy - A Regulatory, SEC and M&A Perspective

Jones Walker LLP– Dionne Rousseau and Asher Friend, Partners in Corporate Practice Group; Jonathan Hunter, Partner - Energy

1:00pm CDT
KBRA’s Perspectives on the Investment Grade Bond Market, Bankruptcies and Acquisitions in the Energy Industry

Kroll Bond Rating Agency - Corinne Hill, Senior Director, Corporates

2:00pm CDT
Building for Success in the Low-Cycle & Beyond: Low Cost Operations and Workforce Planning

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP – Richard Rose, Energy Advisory

Thursday, May 28th

8:00am CDT
ESG: Is It Still Relevant in a Post-COVID-19 World?

W. David de Roode and Lockton – W. David de Roode; Abernathy MacGregor - Kensey Biggs, Senior Counselor; PESA, Petroleum Equipment & Services Association - Leslie Beyer, President; Tramuto Energy Advisors, LLC – Jim Tramuto, President

9:00am CDT
THE ROAD TO $60 US OIL

Pareto Securities– Nadia Martin Wiggen, Partner & Analyst, Oil and Gas Research

10:00am CDT
The Shifting Geopolitical Landscape and its impact on the Oil Industry

Duff & Phelps – Jed DiPaolo, Senior Advisor

11:00am CDT
Upside to the Crisis: A Look at Potential Winners from the 2020 Downturn

IHS Markit – Raoul Leblanc, Vice President North American Unconventionals and Breanne Dougherty, Executive Director, Financial Services

12:00pm CDT
Tax Policy in the Time of Coronavirus

Deloitte & Touche LLP - Jonathan Traub, Managing Principal Tax Policy

1:00pm CDT
Renewable Energy Infrastructure: At an Inflection Point

Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, L.P. – Justin Campeau, Portfolio Manager; P.J. Fielding, Senior Analyst; and Jody Meraz, Partner, Senior Managing Director

We thank all of these firms for their willingness to participate and sponsor our 2020 VIRTUALEC.

2020 Sponsors

The Louisiana Energy Conference is an independent energy symposium that is sponsored by a diverse group of firms who are active in the energy industry including investment firms, banks, insurance brokers, law firms, accounting firms, specialty service providers and private equity firms, as well as public and private oil services companies and exploration and production companies.  These varied sponsorships enable us to host an event that is free of charge to the investment community.  

2019 Conference Photos

2019 LEC at the Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans

2019 World War II Museum Event

2019 Offshore Crew Boat Trip to Breton Sound Platform

2019 Airboat Field Trip

2019 International Matex Tank Terminal Field Trip

Our Mission

To foster a better understanding of the key opportunities and challenges currently facing the energy industry through direct interaction with panels of management from public and private energy companies and other industry experts, in a relaxed and informal setting.

Contact Us

The VirtuaLEC is hosted by Al Petrie Advisors, contact us for more information!