Fluctuating oil prices are affecting business and legal matters for companies involved in the oil and gas sector throughout the Americas and around the world. On October 13, 2016 DLA Piper’s Calgary office will host David Howard, Brook Papau and Samir Kayande of RS Energy Group to discuss the outlook for companies operating in the energy sector in Canada. The event is part of the DLA Piper Energy Sector CLE Teleconference Series.

Well productivity improvements and falling service costs exacerbate the lower-for-longer price environment. We identify North American resource plays still able to generate positive return at today’s commodity prices and describe Canadian assets that can compete for capital and generate strong returns comparable with US economics. Will this changing competitive environment shift investment trends in Canada away from mega projects and drive large-scale strategic M&A?

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Join us on Thursday, October 13, 2016 at

10:00 a.m. PDT  |  11:00 a.m. MDT  |  12:00 p.m. CDT  |  1:00 p.m. EDT  |  2:00 p.m. ADT  |  2:30 p.m. NDT

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David Howard, P.Eng, is an Executive Director with RS Energy Group, Inc., based in Calgary, Alberta. He worked six years for Talisman Energy before joining RSEG in 2007. His time at Talisman was split between exploitation and production operations, and his responsibilities included developing and executing multi-well programs, implementing waterflood schemes, evaluating A&D opportunities, reserves management, facility and pipeline construction, field facility modeling and well optimization. David’s focus at RSEG has been on North American unconventional oil and gas plays and is currently the senior analyst on the Permian asset team. In addition to his day-today responsibilities, David has managed several advisory mandates, including distressed debt recapitalizations and private equity investments. David is registered as a professional engineer (petroleum and chemical) in Alberta. He received a bachelor of engineering science in chemical engineering from Western University in 2001.

Brook Papau, P.Eng, CFA, is a Managing Director with RS Energy Group, Inc., based in Calgary, Alberta. Brook joined RSEG in 2010 after graduating in 2006 from the University of Calgary with a degree in mechanical engineering and obtained his CFA charter in 2014. He previously worked for four years as an analyst for an environmental consulting firm. Brook, who specializes in asset characterization, financial modeling and supply forecasting, focuses primarily on Canadian plays. He recently produced industry-leading research on the economic impacts of proppant-intensive and fluid-intensive completions in the Montney. Brook is regularly quoted in the media on Canadian plays and has been interviewed several times on TV. In addition to his day-to-day responsibilities, Brook has managed several advisory mandates, including acquisitions, divestitures and private equity investments.

Samir Kayande, P.Eng, is a Director with RS Energy Group, Inc. based in Calgary, Alberta. Samir has over 15 years of energy industry experience. Prior to joining RSEG in December 2009, he designed natural gas derivative strategies and valued greenfield natural gas storage opportunities. He spent two years at Entergy Corp., a utility in the U.S. Southeast, valuing projects including merchant nuclear power and loan-haul transmission. Prior to completing his MBA, he spent five years at Fluor Corp. as a process engineer, which included the entire project engineering value chain from front-end design through field commission technical support. He holds a bachelor of science in chemical engineering from the University of Alberta and an MBA from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon.

Coming Soon

Join us for the next events in this series in which legal and business practitioners will discuss the key drivers they are seeing as global triggers of oil and gas price volatility. Learn from DLA Piper and outside professionals about the implications of these financial swings for businesses involved in investment, asset sales, production or distribution of oil and gas in the Western Hemisphere.

November 10 – Houston
December 8 – Bridging the Hemispheres: North Sea and United Kingdom

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