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2012 Deloitte Oil & Gas Conference – Summary Report and Presentations

A new world of opportunity


Available now – Access the 2012 Deloitte Oil & Gas Conference summary report in the download section above to learn more about the speakers, topics discussed, and key takeaways.

The 2012 Deloitte Oil & Gas Conference, held November 13, in Houston, addressed the theme, A New World of Opportunity. Speakers came from a cross-section of the world’s energy industry, and the conference topics were of keen interest to energy executives, boards of directors and other industry participants. Speakers provided their perspective on how unconventionals are changing the game, expanding Canadian markets, and the future of midstream. Sessions also provided insights into how the downstream industry is adapting to meet new challenges, exploration in the Arctic, and energy policy following the November 6 national elections.

We are pleased to provide the available presentations linked to their respective presenters from the following sessions:

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 | 8.30 am – 5.30 pm

Welcome and Opening Remarks – State of the Industry

  • Gary A. Adams, Vice Chairman, U.S. Oil and Gas Leader, Deloitte LLP

How Unconventional Shales are Changing the Game
Unconventional shale development has revitalized the U.S. oil and gas industry, and now it has the potential to transform the global energy business.

An Energy Renaissance? Development of North America's Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources
Discussion on the impact of the shale revolution, oil sands and other tight oil developments on the U.S. and global natural gas and oil markets.

  • William M. Colton, Vice President, Corporate Strategic Planning, Exxon Mobil Corporation
  • Claire S. Farley, Managing Director, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
  • Peter J. Robertson, Independent Senior Advisor, Oil and Gas, Deloitte LLP

Expanding Canadian Markets
Discussion that will look at strategies Canadian companies are pursuing to increase access to hydrocarbon markets.

  • Jeff Tonken, President & CEO, Birchcliff Energy Ltd.
  • Tony Palmer, Vice President, Major Projects Development, TransCanada Pipelines Ltd.
  • Duncan Wilson,Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility, Port Metro Vancouver

Lunch – The International Environment in the Next Two Years

  • Ambassador John Bolton, Foreign Policy Senior Fellow at American Enterprise Institute (AEI)

The Future of Midstream
Discussion on the expected growth, shape, and plans for the midstream sector during this evolving environment.

  • Michael A. Creel, President and Chief Executive Officer, Enterprise Products Partners L.P.

Changes in Meeting Global Demand through Refining
Discussion covering global demand changes and how the downstream industry is adapting to meet new challenges.

  • Greg Garland, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Phillips 66
  • Gary R. Heminger, President and Chief Executive Officer, Marathon Petroleum Corporation

Arctic Exploration – A New Frontier
Discussion on the current status and progress made in developing this important region.

  • Carl Hughes, Global Head – Energy & Resources, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited

Energy Policy - Post Election 2012: Can We Get the Balance of Energy Security, Economic Contribution and Environmental Footprint Right?
Panel discussion on the potential impact of the November 6 national election results on: the shale revolution, unconventional oil and gas development, future energy demand and on U.S. and Global natural gas and oil markets.

  • Dr. Charles K. Ebinger, Senior Fellow and Director, Energy Security Initiative, Brookings
  • Branko Terzic, Executive Director, Deloitte Center for Energy Solutions, and Regulatory Policy Leader, Energy & Resources, Deloitte Services LP
  • Christine Tezak, Managing Director - Research, ClearView Energy Partners, LLC
  • Barry K. Worthington, Executive Director, United States Energy Association

Concluding Perspectives and Adjournment
Reflections on the perspectives offered throughout the day

  • Gary A. Adams, Vice Chairman, U.S. Oil and Gas Leader, Deloitte LLP
  • Peter J. Robertson, Independent Senior Advisor, Deloitte LLP

To learn more about past years’ Oil & Gas conferences, the 2011 conference summary report is also available in the download section above.

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About the Deloitte Center for Energy Solutions
The Deloitte Center for Energy Solutions (Center) provides a forum for innovation, thought leadership, groundbreaking research and industry collaboration to help companies solve the most complex energy challenges.

Through the Center, Deloitte’s Energy & Resources Group leads the debate on critical topics on the minds of executives—from the impact of legislative and regulatory policy, to operational efficiency, to sustainable and profitable growth. We provide comprehensive solutions through a global network of specialists and thought leaders.

With locations in Houston and Washington, D.C., the Center offers interaction through seminars, roundtables and other forms of engagement, where established and growing companies can come together to learn, discuss and debate. For more information, see

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