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Energy Capital & Investments

October 3, 2024 | Thompson Hotel | Dallas, TX 


Energy Capital 2024

Well into its third decade, Hart Energy's annual Energy Capital Conference brings key capital providers and seasoned industry executives together for frank discussions about the money that drives the oil and gas business. 

Conference sessions attract senior-level executives from top E&P companies, midstream operators, service and supply companies, professional service firms, and capital providers to discuss the importance of investing in American-made energy resources.

Join 300+ corporate leaders, financial executives, and institutional investors across the energy business, where capital partners and energy companies will share market and sector trends, insights on the opportunities in the market now, and what to expect over the next decade.

Opening Keynote Address by Bryan Sheffield

Hart Energy is excited to announce Bryan Sheffield as the opening keynote speaker at this year's Energy Capital Conference. Bryan will share his unique perspectives on the 2024 climate for public and private capital raising.

Mr. Sheffield is the successful founder--and seller--of public Permian-focused E&P Parsley Energy. He serves as Managing Partner of Formentera Partners, where he has been actively raising private capital and just raised public equity in the IPO of Tamboran Resources. As a third-generation oil executive, Sheffield began his oil and gas career at Pioneer Natural Resources, where he accumulated operational expertise and deep knowledge of the operator landscape. Combining that breadth of operational experience with his understanding of financial markets and experience trading options and interest rate futures, he is an expert in this space.

Special Address by Karl Rove

Hart Energy and the Energy Capital Conference Advisory Council are pleased to announce a special address at this year’s conference as Karl Rove, former Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush - provides his perspectives on the upcoming presidential election and its potential impact on global energy issues and investments.

Mr. Rove oversaw the Offices of Strategic Initiatives, Political Affairs, Public Liaison and Intergovernmental Affairs, and was Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy, coordinating the White House policy-making process. He was the architect of President Bush’s 2000 and 2004 White House victories. A Colorado native, Rove new resides in Austin, Texas., where he teaches at the University of Texas and serves on the Texas State History museum and McDonald Observatory boards.

Day 1 Thursday, October 3rd

Agenda Highlights Include:


Introduction and Welcoming Remarks


Buying In or Cashing Out? The State of Private Equity


Filling the Investment Void: Family Offices Open for Business 


Emerging Alternative Investment Strategies: The Rise of Secondary Markets


Operator's Perspectives: The Path to Accessing Capital 


Bank Lending Insights from the Majors and Regionals

Deborah Byers

Retired PartnerEY (Retired)

Deon Daugherty

Editor-in-ChiefHart Energy

Gordon Huddleston

President and PartnerAethon Energy

Betty Jiang


Tim Murray

Managing PartnerBayou City Capital Advisors

Stephen Trauber

Managing Director, Chairman and Global Head of Energy and Clean TechnologyMoelis & Company

Ryan Tull

Managing DirectorPiper Sandler

Russell Weinberg

Managing DirectorEnergy Capital Solutions

James Wicklund

Managing DirectorPPHB

Featured Sponsors


Industry Insights & Exclusive Networking

Well into its second decade, Hart Energy's annual Energy Capital Conference brings key capital providers and seasoned industry executives together for frank discussions about the money that drives the oil and gas business. These executives will share insights on the current issues and look at the challenges that lie ahead. It will provide a potent mix of relevant content, presented by expert speakers, and impactful networking highly qualified attendees.

Meet Our Featured Speakers

You’ll hear from speakers representing the most active players, from the financial community to the producers’ C-suites.
Keith Behrens

Managing Director, Head of Energy, Stephens

Frost Cochran

Managing Director, Post Oak Energy Capital

Nicholas Fersen

Managing Partner and Co-Founder, EOC Partners

Callie Hamilton

Managing Director, Prudential

Christina Kitchens

Founder and Managing Partner, 3P Energy Capital

Billy Quinn

Founder and Managing Partner, Pearl Energy Investments

Bryan Sheffield

Managing Partner, Formentera Partners

Stephen Trauber

Managing Director, Chairman and Global Head of Energy and Clean Technology, Moelis & Company

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Key Topics to be Covered

Join us in October when industry leaders will discuss topics such as:

  • Global energy perspectives for 2024 and beyond
  • Opportunities and risks in the energy transition
  • Looking ahead: private equity’s new game
  • The return of debt and equity
  • Energy security
  • Investing in resilient energy infrastructure

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