University of Texas School of Law
13th Annual
Gas and Power Institute
Houston Sep 4-5, 2014 Four Seasons Hotel
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PRESENTED BY
The University of Texas School of Law
The Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Section of the State Bar of Texas
The Energy Bar Association


RECEPTION SPONSOR
Reed Smith LLP

SPONSORS
Andrews Kurth LLP
Haynes and Boone, LLP
Husch Blackwell LLP
Jackson Walker L.L.P.
Locke Lord LLP
Mayer Brown
Priority Power Management
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

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Program Features
The Gas and Power Institute offers essential information on the current industry and market climates in light of the changing landscape of rules, regulations, legislation and environmental requirements.

2014 Institute highlights:
  • Mexico: The New Frontier panel discussion covers the reforms to the Mexican Constitution and their consequences for the pipeline/midstream industries
  • Commissioner Barry T. Smitherman provides an update on important developments at the Texas Railroad Commission
  • Report from Rae McQuade, President of the North American Energy Standards Board, Inc., on the history of the evolution of the gas day from 1994 to current efforts to support today’s energy market
  • Review significant federal regulatory changes over the past year, including issues relating to the shift away from coal to natural gas and renewables
  • Learn the latest developments at both ERCOT and PUC relating to resource adequacy in the ERCOT market
  • Former Director of the CFTC Enforcement Division, David Meister, gives his perspective on the Division’s use of Dodd-Frank authority
  • Interact and network with program faculty and attendees during Thursday Evening’s Networking Reception
The Institute is presented with The Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Section of the State Bar of Texas and The Energy Bar Association.

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Schedule

Thursday Morning, Sep. 4, 2014

Presiding Officer:
Kathleen E. Magruder, BP Energy Company - Houston, TX

7:30 am
Registration Opens

Includes continental breakfast.

8:35 am
Welcoming Remarks

8:45 am

0.75 hr

Federal Regulatory Update

A review of significant federal regulatory changes over the past year, including forcing the shift away from coal to natural gas and renewables, accommodating the shift, natural gas deliverability and incentives to invest in infrastructure, efforts to unify the Balkanized grid and FERC Order 1000, grid resiliency, and FERC-CFTC investigations and information-sharing.

J. Dan Watkiss, McDermott Will & Emery - Washington, DC

9:30 am

0.75 hr

Meeting the Oil and Gas Industry’s Electricity Needs

Exponential growth in oil and gas production activity in Texas, particularly in the Permian Basin, continues to have a dramatic impact on current and forecasted electric power consumption. A discussion of the necessity and challenge of forecasting the need for, and construction of, adequate electric power infrastructure (distribution and transmission facilities) to provide access to commercial “on the grid” power, as well as the costs and other impacts of having to rely on alternative sources of power.

Moderator:
Kathleen M. LaValle, Jackson Walker L.L.P. - Dallas, TX
Panelists:
John J. Bick, Priority Power Management - Arlington, TX
Terry Preuninger, Oncor - Dallas, TX
Kenneth H. Sheffield Jr., Pioneer Natural Resources Company - Irving, TX

10:15 am
Break

10:30 am

1.00 hr

Mexico: The New Frontier

Overview of reforms to the Mexican Constitution affecting the exploration for and the development and production of oil and gas, the consequences of these reforms for the pipeline/midstream industries (including import/export and cross-border infrastructure development opportunities), the likely impact on the LNG export business in the Western Hemisphere, and the proposed constitutional reforms to the electric power business and markets.

Moderator:
Kenneth S. Culotta, King & Spalding - Houston, TX
Panelists:
Thomas S. Heather, Ritch, Mueller, Heather y Nicolau, S.C. - México City, DF
Carlos Roa, Petróleos Mexicanos - México City, DF
José L. Valera, Mayer Brown - Houston, TX

11:30 am

0.75 hr

Update on State of Play on LNG

Review of the current state of the approval process for LNG export projects at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), including the prospect for a pause or departure from the DOE's "order of precedence" queue, with a focus on issues highlighted by recent orders and the implications for the continuing development of LNG export infrastructure and commercial arrangements.

James F. Bowe Jr., King & Spalding - Washington, DC
Joan M. Darby, Dickstein Shapiro LLP - Washington, DC

12:15 pm
Pick Up Lunch

Included in registration.

Thursday Afternoon, Sep. 4, 2014

Presiding Officer:
Kathleen E. Magruder, BP Energy Company - Houston, TX

LUNCHEON PRESENTATION

12:35 pm

0.75 hr

Texas Oil and Gas, Power Generation, and Related Environmental and Regulatory Updates

Hon. Barry T. Smitherman, Commissioner, Railroad Commission of Texas - Austin, TX

 
1:20 pm
Break

PIPELINES

1:35 pm

0.75 hr

Common Carrier Issues

A review of key developments related to the state regulation of common carrier pipelines in Texas, with focus on developments in the past year related to eminent domain and the scope of Railroad Commission jurisdiction over liquids pipelines carrying natural gas liquids, refined petroleum products, and other non-crude oil liquids.

James H. Barkley, Baker Botts - Houston, TX

2:20 pm

0.75 hr

Contract Issues

The boom in natural gas production in domestic shale plays has made infrastructure development—and service on such infrastructure—increasingly critical for producers. Explore regulatory and contractual considerations raised by taking gas from the wellhead to the market in this environment, including natural gas gathering, processing, transportation and sales.

James E. Olson, Vinson & Elkins LLP - Houston, TX

3:05 pm

0.50 hr

GISB/NAESB—A History of the Development of the Gas Day

The evolution of the gas day standard from 1994 to current efforts to modify the scheduling standards and business practices to support today’s energy market.

Rae McQuade, President, North American Energy Standards Board, Inc. - Houston, TX

 
3:35 pm
Break

ENVIRONMENTAL

3:45 pm

0.50 hr

Carbon Capture and Sequestration

Carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) is often touted by its proponents as the solution to global warming and decried by its detractors as an economically unfeasible panacea. A survey of the existing technology for CCS as well as the current legal regime for implementing CCS projects.

Giji M. John, Andrews Kurth LLP - Houston, TX

4:15 pm

0.75 hr

Clean Air Act Regulatory Developments

Developments in major challenges to federal regulations under the Clean Air Act, including the Cross State Air Pollution Rule and EPA's rules that impose greenhouse gas permitting requirements on stationary sources. EPA's ongoing development of major rules, such as new regulations for greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, is also discussed.

Joshua B. Frank, Baker Botts - Washington, DC

 
5:00 pm
Adjourn to Networking Reception

Sponsored by Reed Smith LLP

Join us for drinks and hors d'oeuvres with program faculty and attendees.

Friday Morning, Sep. 5, 2014

Presiding Officer:
Marty Jo Rogers, Montgomery, TX

7:30 am
Conference Room Opens

Includes continental breakfast.

POWER

8:00 am

0.75 hr

Resource Adequacy Panel

An update on the development at both ERCOT and the PUCT relating to resource adequacy in the ERCOT market, including changes to load forecasting, generation in the queue, the impact of ORDC and increases in price caps, as well as other changes to the ERCOT Protocols to encourage new capacity to site.

Moderator:
Diana M. Liebmann, Haynes and Boone, LLP - San Antonio, TX
Panelists:
Mark Dreyfus, Austin Energy - Austin, TX
Charles S. Griffey, Rice University Jones Graduate School of Business - Houston, TX
Warren Lasher, Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Inc. - Austin, TX

8:45 am

0.50 hr

Electric Transmission Planning

An overview of the current ERCOT transmission planning processes with discussion of potential changes following recent regulatory challenges.

Warren Lasher, Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Inc. - Austin, TX

9:15 am

0.50 hr

Beyond ERCOT: What’s Happening in SPP

ERCOT’s neighbor to the north has implemented “Day 2” markets and now is preparing to integrate major public power utilities to the north while continuing its tussles with MISO over Entergy’s integration into MISO.  Learn how these and other developments may affect those in ERCOT as well as those doing business in SPP and MISO.

N. Beth Emery, Husch Blackwell LLP - Washington, DC, and Houston, TX

 
9:45 am
Break

ENERGY TRADING

10:00 am

0.50 hr ethics

CFTC Enforcement: Looking Ahead

The former Director of the CFTC Enforcement Division gives his perspective on what to expect from the Division and its use of Dodd-Frank authority in domestic and cross-border investigations.

David Meister, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates - New York, NY

10:30 am

0.75 hr

So Many Rules, So Little Time: Implementing Dodd-Frank Trade Option Compliance

Issues, questions and possible solutions to the challenges presented by trade options.

Moderator:
Kaiser Malik, Calpine Corporation - Houston, TX
Panelists:
Jeffrey J. Nichols, Haynes and Boone, LLP - Houston, TX
Gayle M. Patton, Targa Resources - Houston, TX
Tiffany L. Silvey, Luminant Energy Company LLC - Dallas, TX

 
11:15 am

0.75 hr ethics

Ethics of Negotiation: The True Cost of Representation

What are the ethical boundaries, borders and gray areas for lawyers involved in negotiations? A fast-paced presentation with points to ponder, hypotheticals to consider and something to smile about.

Jason Boulette, Boulette & Golden L.L.P. - Austin, TX

12:00 pm
Adjourn

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Faculty

Conference Faculty

James H. Barkley
Baker Botts
Houston, TX
John J. Bick
Priority Power Management
Arlington, TX
Jason Boulette
Boulette & Golden L.L.P.
Austin, TX
James F. Bowe Jr.
King & Spalding
Washington, DC
Kenneth S. Culotta
King & Spalding
Houston, TX
Joan M. Darby
Dickstein Shapiro LLP
Washington, DC
Mark Dreyfus
Austin Energy
Austin, TX
N. Beth Emery
Husch Blackwell LLP
Washington, DC, and Houston, TX
Joshua B. Frank
Baker Botts
Washington, DC
Charles S. Griffey
Rice University Jones Graduate School of Business
Houston, TX
Thomas S. Heather
Ritch, Mueller, Heather y Nicolau, S.C.
México City, DF
Giji M. John
Andrews Kurth LLP
Houston, TX
Warren Lasher
Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Inc.
Austin, TX
Kathleen M. LaValle
Jackson Walker L.L.P.
Dallas, TX
Diana M. Liebmann
Haynes and Boone, LLP
San Antonio, TX
Kaiser Malik
Calpine Corporation
Houston, TX
Rae McQuade
President, North American Energy Standards Board, Inc.
Houston, TX
David Meister
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates
New York, NY
Jeffrey J. Nichols
Haynes and Boone, LLP
Houston, TX
James E. Olson
Vinson & Elkins LLP
Houston, TX
Gayle M. Patton
Targa Resources
Houston, TX
Terry Preuninger
Oncor
Dallas, TX
Carlos Roa
Petróleos Mexicanos
México City, DF
Kenneth H. Sheffield Jr.
Pioneer Natural Resources Company
Irving, TX
Tiffany L. Silvey
Luminant Energy Company LLC
Dallas, TX
Hon. Barry T. Smitherman
Commissioner, Railroad Commission of Texas
Austin, TX
José L. Valera
Mayer Brown
Houston, TX
J. Dan Watkiss
McDermott Will & Emery
Washington, DC

Planning Committee

Kathleen E. Magruder—Chair
BP Energy Company
Houston, TX
John K. Arnold
Winstead PC
Houston, TX
Paul W. Chung
Targa Resources Corp.
Houston, TX
Kenneth S. Culotta
King & Spalding
Houston, TX
Shonnie L. Daniel
Calpine Corporation
Houston, TX
Merida De La Pena
Merrill Lynch Commodities, Inc.
Houston, TX
Clare H. Doyle
Reliant Energy
Houston, TX
Robert D. Eickenroht
Locke Lord LLP
Houston, TX
Ann A. Hawkins
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates
Houston, TX
Michelle E. Hicks
Constellation New Energy
Houston, TX
Monica Hwang
King & Spalding
Houston, TX
Norma Rosner Iacovo
Tenaska Power Services Co.
Arlington, TX
Giji M. John
Andrews Kurth LLP
Houston, TX
Hollis L. Levy
The University of Texas School of Law
Austin, TX
Diana M. Liebmann
Haynes and Boone, LLP
San Antonio, TX
Jay G. Martin
Baker Hughes Incorporated
Houston, TX
Michael P. Pearson
Jackson Walker L.L.P.
Houston, TX
Chris Reeder
Husch Blackwell LLP
Austin, TX
Marty Jo Rogers
Montgomery, TX
Paul E. Vrana
Jackson Walker L.L.P.
Houston, TX
Sarah B. Wolfe
Shell Trading Gas & Power
Houston, TX

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Credit Information

MCLE Credit

Texas
11.00 hrs  |  1.25 hrs Ethics
Legal Specialization(s): Administrative Law, Oil, Gas and Mineral Law, Real Estate Law
Additional Information
A Texas MCLE Reporting Form will be included in your course materials. Please complete and return to the registration desk and UT Law CLE will report credit on your behalf to the State Bar of Texas, or you can self-report your credit directly to the State Bar of Texas at texasbar.com. A Certificate of Attendance will be provided at the conference to keep for your records.  
California
11.00 hrs  |  1.25 hrs Ethics
Additional Information
At the conference, you will need to sign in on the Record of Attendance form at the registration desk. Self-report your CLE credit directly to the State Bar of California at calbar.ca.gov. You will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the conference to keep for your records. UT Law CLE will maintain Attendance Records for four years.  
Louisiana
11.00 hrs  |  1.25 hrs Ethics
Additional Information
At the conference, you will need to sign in on the Record of Attendance form at the registration desk. UT Law CLE will report credit on your behalf to the Supreme Court of Louisiana Continuing Legal Education Committee within 30 days after the conference. You will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the conference to keep for your records.
Ohio
11.00 hrs  |  1.25 hrs Ethics
Additional Information
At the conference, you will need to sign in on the Record of Attendance form at the registration desk. UT Law CLE will report credit on your behalf to The Supreme Court of Ohio within 30 days after the conference. You will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the conference to keep for your records.
Oklahoma
13.00 hrs  |  1.50 hrs Ethics
Additional Information
At the conference, you will need to sign in on the Record of Attendance form at the registration desk. You will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the conference to keep for your records. UT Law CLE will report credit on your behalf to the Oklahoma Bar Association within 30 days after the conference.
Other States
Note on Self-Reporting Your Credits in Another State
If you wish to satisfy MCLE or other professional education requirements in another state for a program offered by the University of Texas School of Law, please check with the state bar or other licensing authority in that state before taking the program to ensure it will qualify for self-reporting your credits.

Other Credit

TX Accounting CPE
13.00 hrs
Additional Information
The University of Texas School of Law (Provider #250) live conferences are presumptively approved by The Texas State Board of Public Accountancy for Texas Accounting CPE credit based on a 50-minute credit hour. Approved for general CPE credit only.

At the conference, you will need to sign in on the Accounting CPE Record of Attendance form at the registration desk. You will receive a Texas Accounting Certificate of Completion at the conference for your records. Self-report your CPE credit directly to TSBPA. UT Law CLE will maintain Attendance Records for four years.  

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2014 Gas and Power Institute

Key Dates

Houston

  • Last day for Individual early registration: Aug 27, 2014
    Add $50 for registrations received after this time
  • Last day for Group 10% (5-9) early registration: Aug 27, 2014
    Add $50 for registrations received after this time
  • Last day for Group 20% (10+) early registration: Aug 27, 2014
    Add $50 for registrations received after this time
  • Last day for cancellation (full refund): Aug 28, 2014
  • Last day for cancellation (partial refund): Aug 29, 2014
    $50 processing fee applied

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Hotel / Venue

Houston

Four Seasons Hotel

1300 Lamar St
Houston, TX
713.650.1300 (reservations)
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Accommodations

$225 room rate good through August 20, 2014 (subject to availability). 
Reserve your room online

Parking Information

Valet $15 per day; Overnight Valet $30; Self-parking available in nearby lots

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