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2023 Biennial Parker C. Fielder Oil, Gas, and Energy Tax eConference (audio only)

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2023 Biennial Parker C. Fielder Oil, Gas, and Energy Tax eConference (audio only)
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Join leading members of the oil, gas and energy tax community—including senior government officials, IRS staff, corporate energy and tax counsel, and members of the energy tax bar—at the 16th Biennial Parker C. Fielder Oil, Gas, and Energy Tax Conference.

This nationally recognized event is a unique collaboration between The University of Texas School of Law and the Chief Counsel’s Office of the IRS, and provides an exchange of views and perspectives between the private sector and the Service. 
 
The 2023 program features a sophisticated array of presentations, panels, and discussions on current energy industry and taxation issues, including:
Keynote Presentation by IRS LB&I Deputy Commissioner, Douglas W. O’Donnell
An overview of current issues in the energy sector—where are we now and where might we be headed?
An examination of current energy deals, deal structures, and transactional considerations
A discussion on IRS examinations and interaction between the industry and the government
Concurrent Tracks focused on hot topics in Oil and Gas Taxation or in the Energy Transition space

Don’t miss the chance to hear directly from nationally recognized experts and key personnel at the IRS on multiple taxation issues impacting the oil, gas, and energy industry. 

*Please note that this eConference has audio only and no video.

Includes: Audio Slides

  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 13.25 | 1.00 ethics
  • Credit Info
  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 12/31/2024

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1. Current Issues in the Energy Sector (Jan 2024)

Kevin Pollard

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Current Issues in the Energy Sector (Jan 2024)

A comprehensive review of the near/medium-term outlook for the energy sector including the energy capital cycle, oil and natural gas dynamics, the decarbonization/energy transition megatrend, the energy investing landscape, and the capital/M&A environment. 

Originally presented: Nov 2023 Oil, Gas, and Energy Tax Conference

Kevin Pollard, Managing Director, Pickering Energy Partners - Houston, TX

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2. An Energy Transactions Smorgasbord: Updates on Transaction Structures for Oil and Gas, Renewable and Clean Energy, and Battery Storage (Jan 2024)

John T. Bradford, David Burton, Mitra Ghaemmaghami, Glenn Leishner, James D. Reardon

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An Energy Transactions Smorgasbord: Updates on Transaction Structures for Oil and Gas, Renewable and Clean Energy, and Battery Storage (Jan 2024)

Hear updates on transaction structures for oil and gas mergers and acquisitions and joint development projects as well as wind, solar, hydrogen and battery storage projects after the Inflation Reduction Act. In addition, explore the impact of renewable and clean energy tax credits and their transferability on these structures.

Originally presented: Nov 2023 Oil, Gas, and Energy Tax Conference

John T. Bradford, Liskow & Lewis - Houston, TX
David Burton, Norton Rose Fulbright - New York, NY
Mitra Ghaemmaghami, Ernst & Young, LLP - Houston, TX
Glenn Leishner, TotalEnergies - Houston, TX
James D. Reardon, Porter Hedges LLP - Houston, TX

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3. What the General Practitioner Should Know about International Tax Practice (Jan 2024)

Anne Devereaux, Megan J. Hickman, Quyen Huynh, Kevin L. Kenworthy

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What the General Practitioner Should Know about International Tax Practice (Jan 2024)

High-level descriptions of the most topical issues involving international tax including fundamentals, issue-spotting pointers, and the latest news.

Originally presented: Nov 2023 Oil, Gas, and Energy Tax Conference

Anne Devereaux, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP - Los Angeles, CA
Megan J. Hickman, IRS Office of Chief Counsel - Washington, DC
Quyen Huynh, KPMG LLP - Irvine, CA
Kevin L. Kenworthy, Miller & Chevalier Chartered - Washington, DC

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4. Tax Administration: IRS Deputy Commissioner’s Perspective  (Jan 2024)

Douglas W. O'Donnell, Nikole Flax

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Tax Administration: IRS Deputy Commissioner’s Perspective  (Jan 2024)

Current state of IRS Transformation and the Service & Enforcement impact upon taxpayers and tax professionals.

Originally presented: Nov 2023 Oil, Gas, and Energy Tax Conference

Douglas W. O'Donnell, Deputy Commissioner, Services & Enforcement, Internal Revenue Service - Washington, DC
Nikole Flax, PwC - Washington, DC

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5. Strategies and Lessons Learned: Opportunities under the IRA (Jan 2024)

Amish M. Shah, Lauren A. Collins, James A. Holmes, Kate Mathieu, Jonathan Storms

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Strategies and Lessons Learned: Opportunities under the IRA (Jan 2024)

Focus on opportunities under the IRA, including as a result of guidance issued under the IRA, and how companies both in and out of the energy sector are taking advantage of those opportunities.

Originally presented: Nov 2023 Oil, Gas, and Energy Tax Conference

Amish M. Shah, Holland & Knight LLP - Washington, DC
Lauren A. Collins, Vinson & Elkins LLP - Los Angeles, CA
James A. Holmes, IRS Office of Chief Counsel - Washington, DC
Kate Mathieu, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP - Washington, DC
Jonathan Storms, Andersen - Houston, TX

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6. Energy Excise Taxes – We’re Back, Baby! (Jan 2024)

Peter A. Lowy, Oscar L. Garza, SaraBeth Smith, Kimberly Wojcik

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Energy Excise Taxes – We’re Back, Baby! (Jan 2024)

From reinstated superfund taxes to recent litigation over energy tax credits and taxation of exported oil, federal excise tax practice in the oil & gas industry is the hottest it’s been in decades. Explore recent developments and the most significant takeaways from a tax compliance and planning perspective. 

Originally presented: Nov 2023 Oil, Gas, and Energy Tax Conference

Peter A. Lowy, Chamberlain Hrdlicka - Houston, TX
Oscar L. Garza, Ryan, LLC - Houston, TX
SaraBeth Smith, Deloitte - Houston, TX
Kimberly Wojcik, U.S. Department of the Treasury - Washington, DC

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7. Foreign Tax Credit (Jan 2024)

Layla J. Asali, Daniel Barron, David G. Noren, Jeffrey L. Parry

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Foreign Tax Credit (Jan 2024)

Discuss recent developments relating to the foreign tax credit, including creditability of foreign taxes, allocation of foreign taxes, litigation relating to foreign tax credits, and the corporate alternative minimum tax foreign tax credit. 

Originally presented: Nov 2023 Oil, Gas, and Energy Tax Conference

Layla J. Asali, Miller & Chevalier Chartered - Washington, DC
Daniel Barron, Chevron - Houston, TX
David G. Noren, McDermott Will & Emery - Washington, DC
Jeffrey L. Parry, IRS Office of Chief Counsel - Washington, DC

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8. Clean Hydrogen, Clean Fuel, and Lifecycle: Understanding the Complexities of 45V and 45Z Credits (Jan 2024)

Jaime Park, Michael Q. Cannon, Aindriú Colgan, Jason D. Dexter, Sam B. Guthrie

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Clean Hydrogen, Clean Fuel, and Lifecycle: Understanding the Complexities of 45V and 45Z Credits (Jan 2024)

Discuss the section 45V clean hydrogen production credit, 45Z clean fuel production credit and recent and expected guidance from Treasury and the IRS. Hear about how these incentives are shaping new green projects and some of the challenges faced by the industry.  

Originally presented: Nov 2023 Oil, Gas, and Energy Tax Conference

Jaime Park, Deloitte - Washington, DC
Michael Q. Cannon, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP - Dallas, TX
Aindriú Colgan, American Petroleum Institute - Washington, DC
Jason D. Dexter, IRS Office of Chief Counsel - Washington, DC
Sam B. Guthrie, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP - Washington, DC

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9. Section 45Q Credit for Carbon Oxide Sequestration (Jan 2024)

Julie Chapel, Joshua L. Belcher, Jennifer Bernardini, Jennifer Buchanan, Todd Lowther

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Section 45Q Credit for Carbon Oxide Sequestration (Jan 2024)

Focus on the section 45Q tax credit for carbon oxide sequestration, the changes made by the Inflation Reduction Act, and practical insights related to claiming the tax credit.

Originally presented: Nov 2023 Oil, Gas, and Energy Tax Conference

Julie Chapel, KPMG - Oklahoma City, OK
Joshua L. Belcher, Holland & Knight LLP - Houston, TX
Jennifer Bernardini, U.S. Department of the Treasury - Washington, DC
Jennifer Buchanan, Occidental Petroleum Corporation - Houston, TX
Todd Lowther, Shearman & Sterling - Houston, TX

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10. Ethics in Tax Practice (Jan 2024)

Larry A. Campagna, Scott D. Michel, R. Scott Shieldes

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Ethics in Tax Practice (Jan 2024)

Discuss selected ethical issues that arise for in-house and private practitioners, as well as for government personnel in the tax field, including privilege and confidentiality, conflicts of interests, specific provisions of Circular 230, the ABA Model Rules, the AICPA standards, and related subjects.

Originally presented: Nov 2023 Oil, Gas, and Energy Tax Conference

Larry A. Campagna, Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry, P.C. - Houston, TX
Scott D. Michel, Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered - Washington, DC
R. Scott Shieldes, Internal Revenue Service - Houston, TX

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11. Monetizing Certain U.S. Tax Credits: Sales and Transfers (Jan 2024)

Greg Matlock, Tracey Baird, Jim Cole, James A. Holmes, Colin Zelmer

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Monetizing Certain U.S. Tax Credits: Sales and Transfers (Jan 2024)

With the new Section 6418 rules and recently released proposed regulations, the sale and transfer market for certain U.S. federal income tax credits is expected to grow significantly. Discuss how sales or transfers of credits are and will be effected, applicable terms, risk, and cash flow impacts.  

Originally presented: Nov 2023 Oil, Gas, and Energy Tax Conference

Greg Matlock, Ernst & Young, LLP - Houston, TX
Tracey Baird, Grant Thornton LLP - Houston, TX
Jim Cole, Latham & Watkins LLP - Houston, TX
James A. Holmes, IRS Office of Chief Counsel - Washington, DC
Colin Zelmer, PwC - Palm Beach Gardens, FL

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12. Partnerships and Pass Through Entities (Jan 2024)

Bill Wilson, Mark Dundon, Joy E. Gerdy Zogby, Robert A. Jacobson, Steven J. Lorch, Clifford R. Scherwinski

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Partnerships and Pass Through Entities (Jan 2024)

A discussion of Subchapter K, BBA, and tax administration issues involving partnerships including, the IRS Strategic Operating Plan for passthrough entities; drafting partnership agreements after BBA; acquisitions and responsibility for paying imputed underpayments; issues in electing out of Subchapter K; and Section 1061 issues in oil and gas joint ventures.

Originally presented: Nov 2023 Oil, Gas, and Energy Tax Conference

Bill Wilson, Whitley Penn, LLP - Plano, TX
Mark Dundon, Kirkland & Ellis LLP - Houston, TX
Joy E. Gerdy Zogby, IRS Office of Chief Counsel - Washington, DC
Robert A. Jacobson, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP - Houston, TX
Steven J. Lorch, Bracewell - New York, NY
Clifford R. Scherwinski, Internal Revenue Service - Phoenix, AZ

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13. IRS Examinations, Litigation and Interaction Between Industry and the Government (Jan 2024)

Richard A. Husseini, David B. Blair, George M. Gerachis, Joy E. Gerdy Zogby, Kathleen M. Kruchten, Clifford R. Scherwinski

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Session 13 —72 mins
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IRS Examinations, Litigation and Interaction Between Industry and the Government (Jan 2024)

Explore how the IRS is approaching energy tax issues, affecting both energy transition and more traditional forms of energy. Consider energy provisions of the Inflation Reduction Act as well as longstanding energy tax provisions. Also address how the BBA is affecting audits of companies in the industry and how the new IRS compliance initiatives (supported by additional funding) are impacting the industry.  

Originally presented: Nov 2023 Oil, Gas, and Energy Tax Conference

Richard A. Husseini, Kirkland & Ellis LLP - Houston, TX
David B. Blair, Eversheds Sutherland - Washington, DC
George M. Gerachis, Vinson & Elkins LLP - Houston, TX
Joy E. Gerdy Zogby, IRS Office of Chief Counsel - Washington, DC
Kathleen M. Kruchten, Internal Revenue Service - Houston, TX
Clifford R. Scherwinski, Internal Revenue Service - Phoenix, AZ