Speakers include Citigroup's Ed Morse, presidential campaigner Dick Morris, and Petrohawk founder Floyd Wilson.

Oil and Gas Investor's annual Energy Capital Conference, "Inside the Boardroom-Have a Seat at the Table," opens June 6 at the Omni Houston with two encore half-day exclusive sessions: "The CFO Workshop: Beyond the Numbers" and "The Workshop: Starting and Building an E&P Company, 2012."

The full-day forum opens June 7 with keynote remarks by Ed Morse, managing director and global head, commodities research, for Citigroup Global Markets Inc., from his new report, "Energy 2020-NorthAmerica as the New Middle East."

Morse says, "The United States has become the fastest-growing oil and gas producer in the world, and is likely to remain so for the rest of this decade and into the 2020s." Only one thing can impede this, he adds: Politics.

Also, closing keynote remarks will be presented by Dick Morris, political author and presidential campaigner and advisor.

Joining Morse and Morris will be additional, leading insiders and forecasters discussing matters that affect E&P and other energy company-builders, including:

--Floyd Wilson, chairman, president and CEO of Halcon Resources Corp. and founder of Petrohawk Energy Corp., which was sold to BHP Billiton Ltd. last year for $15 billion,

--Tom Ward, founder of chairman and CEO of SandRidge Energy Inc., which is the lead developer of the Mississippi Lime play in Oklahoma and southern Kansas,

--Gary Evans, founder, chairman and CEO of Magnum Hunter Resources Corp. and chairman of GreenHunter Energy Inc.,

--John Olson, the award-winning 35-year natural gas analyst and retired managing partner of SMH Capital Group's Houston Energy Partners,

--Forrest Hoglund, chairman and CEO of LNG tanker company SeaOne Maritime Corp. and former chairman of EOG Resources Inc. and Forest Oil Corp.,

--Kent Wilkinson, vice president of Chesapeake Energy Corp.'s new Chesapeake NG Ventures Corp., which has invested in Clean Energy Fuels Corp. and other companies working toward greater use of U.S. natural gas,

--Jerrit Coward, president, oil and gas segment, for energy-infrastructure company Willbros Group Inc.,

--Bill Cooper, president of the Washington, D.C.-based Center for Liquefied Natural Gas,

--Dr. Peter Hartley, Rice University professor of economics, James A. Baker Institute fellow and the current president of the U.S. Association for Energy Economics,

--Marty Phillips, co-founder and managing partner of private-equity firm EnCap Investments LP, which has invested approximately $5.5 billion in 175 different oil and gas companies in the past 20 years,

--Bruce Bullock, director of the Maguire Energy Institute at Southern Methodist University and author of numerous articles and a blog, "Barrels and BTUs,"

--John McNabb II, vice chairman, investment banking, for Duff & Phelps Corp. and founder of energy financier Growth Capital Partners LP,

--Mark Ammerman, industry head, energy, U.S., Latin America and U.K./Europe, for Scotiabank Global Banking & Markets, which is in the midst of acquiring New Orleans-based boutique investment banker Howard Weil,

--Mark Bononi, senior analyst for global small- and midcap energy-sector growth investor Vedanta Energy Fund, and

--Bill Weidner, president and CEO of Weidner Advisors and the former co-manager of The Rodman Energy Group and COSCO Capital Management.

Workshop presenters include

--Carl Tricoli, co-founder, managing partner and co-president, Denham Capital Management LP,

--Frank Verducci, managing director, structured products, BP Corporation North America Inc.,

--John O'Shea, co-founder & CEO, Tradition Midstream LLC,

--Hal Chappelle, president and CEO, Alta Mesa Holdings LP,

--Dr. Tomas Villamil, co-founder & executive vice president, exploration, C&C Energia Ltd.,

--Matt Steele, president and CEO, Ursa Resources Group II LLC,

--Tyler Crabtree, chief financial officer, Ursa Resources Group II LLC,

--Mike Wylie, president, Cascade Petroleum LLC,

--Jerry McGee, president and CEO, Cadre Proppants,

--Victor Perez, chief financial officer, Gori Energy Inc.,

--Jim Burgoyne, managing director, natural resources, GE Energy Financial Services,

--Tom Field, director, Quantum Energy Partners,

--Sylvia Barnes, managing director and head, oil & gas corporate & investment banking, KeyBanc Capital Markets,

--Tim Carlson, senior managing director, Evercore Partners,

--Chris Croom, president, Asset Risk Management LLC,

--Frank Verducci, managing director, structured products, BP Corp. North America Inc.

--Bryan Chapman, executive vice president and manager, energy lending, IberiaBank,

--Rich Gan, team lead and managing director, Wells Fargo,

--Craig Lande, managing director, RBC Richardson Barr,

--Chris Lallo, partner, transaction advisory services, Ernst & Young LLP,

--Ken Friedman, director, Denham Capital Management LP,

--Jordan Marye, managing director, Denham Capital Management LP,

--David Preng, president, Preng & Associates,

--Dick Rice, partner, Bracewell & Giuliani LP.

--Jon McCarter, partner, transaction advisory services, Ernst & Young LLP,

--Greg Matlock, senior manager, transaction advisory services, transaction tax, Ernst & Young LLP,

--Bill Arend, regional manager, Oracle, and

--Kevin Richards, partner, partnership transactional planning and economics group, Ernst & Young LLP.

Hear the experts' views on politics, the spread and take-away issues; raising and investing capital; the natural gas conundrum or arbitrage opportunity; and opportunities for both organic and inorganic growth. All of this directly from top decision-makers and their advisors.

Click here for the agendas: Energy Capital Conference, The CFO Workshop, The E&P Start-Up Workshop.

-Nissa Darbonne, Editor-at-Large, Oil and Gas Investor, OilandGasInvestor.com, Oil and Gas Investor This Week, A&D Watch, A-Dcenter.com, UGcenter.com. Contact Nissa at ndarbonne@hartenergy.com.