Welcome to the Yale Club of Houston - Networking and Energy Panel Discussion - special invitation



Greetings Yale Club Members,

Our friends from the Harvard University Club of Houston have extended an invitation to Yale Club members to join them at a December 5th Networking and Energy Panel Discussion.  All the details are below, and you can contact Maureen Garnett at YaleHouston@gmail.com for additional information or help registering.

The Fourth Annual Networking and Energy Panel Discussion

US Oil & Gas: Adapting to Today’s Pricing Environment.
‘Lower for Longer’ - Lower Forever?

How can participants best cope with historically low prices for energy commodities,
with a price outlook that is stagnant – or, at least, range-bound?


Tuesday, December 5, 2017

6:30 pm to 7      - Networking Reception
7:00 pm to 8      - Panel and Audience Discussion
8:00 pm to 8:30 - Post Networking Reception
                             {Audience Questions} 


Downtown Club at the Houston Center
1100 Caroline Street Houston, Texas 77002

 Heavy hors d'oeuvres, full bar and cocktails provided.

HERE to buy Yale Member tickets!!!
{you will be redirected to the HUC ticket checkout page}

Tickets for Yale Club Members - $30



Welcome: Dylan Seff (AB '96), Former President, Harvard University Club of Houston 

Panel Introduction / Moderator: Jim Crump (AB ’73), Shell Chemical


Michael Bertuccio  -  President & COO, Ouray Energy Management and President, Harvard University
                                         Club of Houston, (AB '90)

Steve Barth Vitol, Inc.  -  Senior Business Developer

Eric Calderon  -  President and CEO, L-K Industries, (MBA '96)

Steve Traicoff  -  VP of Market Analytics for Fairway Energy Partners

Gleeson Van Riet  -  EVP and CFO, SilverBow Resources, (MBA '96)

Topic I Managing Price Risk Given that energy prices are relatively stable, at relatively low levels (compared to recent price history), is price-risk management less important for energy producers and consumers? Are the trading practices that enable price and margin hedging less important today? (And in the future?) With lower price levels and lower volatility, is a decline in demand for hedging services in store for trading practitioners and risk marketers?

Topic II Capital requirements The last two years have seen a surge in bankruptcies, affecting small producers and service providers in particular. Does ‘lower for longer’ pricing of energy commodities drive industry restructuring toward higher capitalization levels – greater size of business and balance-sheet strength – such that small entrants are disfavored?

Topic III Power generation by ‘renewables’ Wind-generated electricity accounts for an increasing proportion of the supply mix of the Energy Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) - approximately 15% in 2016 - and wind’s contribution to ERCOT supply is growing. Is power generation from fossil sources destined for continued decline?

Audience questions 8:00 pm to 8:30 pm Post-Networking Reception  


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