Panelists include Joe Foster and Forrest Hoglund, Bobby Tudor and Jack Randall. Topics include international JVs, turning purchases into profit, what the money wants, what the deals will cost.

Want to be on top? Forrest Hoglund, Joe Foster, Charles Stephenson and Ted Collins will be in the house Aug. 30 at the 10th annual A&D Strategies & Opportunities conference in Dallas, presented by Oil and Gas Investor and A&D Watch.

In a special roundtable panel, these heavyweight-ranks, legendary deal-makers will tell tales from both sides of major purchases and divestments, how they got it right, how they made them right and how they knew which ones were wrong in “The Masters—Their Favorite Deals, The Ones That Got Away, And The Ones They’re Glad Got Away.”

Also on tap for this anniversary edition of the No. 1 E&P M&A gathering of the year are these powerful deal-makers and hot topics. Click for the full conference agenda. Click to register.

--Sheridan Production’s Lisa Stewart, QR Energy’s Alan Smith and Concho Resources’ Jack Harper will present on and discuss how their acquisition targets have fit their business strategy and how they’re generating a greater return on investment in “Field Reports—How These Producers Are Turning Purchases Into Profit.”

--International M&A advisor Bobby Tudor will provide the 411 on global energy capital access and demands and oil and gas markets.

--Fresh from inking a $15-billion sale to BHP Billiton Ltd., Petrohawk Energy Corp.’s Steve Herod will lead the roundtable discussion “The Metrics & Drivers--What Assets Cost,” including presentations by Albrecht & Associates’ Harrison Williams on “Cost & Competition For High-PDP (80%) vs. Low-PDP (20%) Plays;” Jefferies & Co.’s Bill Marko, who co-led two Chesapeake-CNOOC JVs on “JV Rewards: The Latest Deal Terms, Play By Play;” Tudor, Pickering, Holt’s Ward Polzin, who represented CNOOC in these deals, on “Conventional v. Unconventional: Cost Of Entry, Lease Renewal, Lease Expansion;” and RBC Richardson Barr’s Scott Richardson on “Cash Or Stock: The Latest Dynamics In Financing The Deal.”

--Energy M&A innovators Jack Randall and Ken Dewey, who founded Randall & Dewey in the supermajor divestment windfall of 1989, will share their prescience about A&D then and today in a spotlight Q&A as well as receive Oil and Gas Investor and A&D Watch’s “Lifetime A&D Achievement Award.”

--Global Hunter Securities’ Michael Bodino, who gave industry its first breakdown on the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale play in May at Hart’s DUO conference, will reveal U.S. conventional formations that are ripe targets for unconventional technology in “The New, ‘Old’ U.S. Oil Plays—Where Are They?

--BNP Paribas’ David Marcell will present his ground-breaking formula for when to sell in “Defining the Exit Window.”

--Three-decade-long PE investor EnCap Investments’ Murphy Markham will lead the roundtable discussion “The Money—What Capital Sources Will Fund Today” with presentations by SandRidge drilling-trust leader Howard House of Raymond James on “The U.S. Drilling Trust and the New Canadian Royalty Trust;” longtime PE-to-E&P matchmaker Weidner Advisors’ Bill Weidner on “Private Equity For Big and Small;” Banc of America Merrill Lynch’s Randy King on “The JVs: What’s Next?;” and commercial-lending scorecard-keeper Macquarie Tristone’s Jon Goddard on “Energy Lenders’ Price Decks.”

--Netherland, Sewell & Associates’ Lance Binder will lead a discussion of “The Gas Glut & The Liquids-Rich Rush” with presentations by The Oil & Gas Asset Clearinghouse’s Ken Olive on “Oil v. Gas: The Bid/Ask Spread;” Madison Williams’ Sylvia Barnes on “Buy Gas Now;” and DrillingInfo’s Ramona Hovey on “Need a JV to HBP? Lease Expirations on the Horizon, Play by Play.”

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–Nissa Darbonne, Editor-at-Large, Oil and Gas Investor,, Oil and Gas Investor This Week, A&D Watch,, Contact Nissa at