2nd Annual Oilfield Housing Solutions Conference

May 1-2, 2014 | Minute Maid Park, Houston, TX

The 2nd Annual Oilfield Housing Solutions Conference addressed the challenges and opportunities facing North America’s oil & gas “boom towns”. With numerous networking opportunities and superb speakers, attendees gained the connections and insights needed to overcome the challenges of this critical issue.

Agenda – Day 1

  • An Economic Overview of North American Shale Plays
    - Rayola Dougher, API
  • A Sociological Analysis of Housing in the Eagle Ford
    - Dr. Colter Ellis, Sam Houston State University
  • Networking Break
  • Housing, Recruiting & Retaining the Workforce: An End Users Panel
    - Omar Garcia, STEER
    - Marty J. Kunz, C&J Energy Services, Inc
    - James Benes, FTSI
    - Rod Williams, Oilfield Lodging
  • An Eagle Ford Overview and Case Story
    - Judge James Teal, McMullen County, TX
    - Jack Showers, Talisman Energy
    - Jack Belcher, Consumer Energy Alliance
    - Leodoro Marinez, Jr., MRGDC
  • Networking Lunch
  • County & Municipal Officials Panel
    - Chuck Kimbrough, Bickerstaff Heath Delgado Acosta, LLP
    - Commissioner Gregg Fulfer, Lea County, NM
    - Commissioner Doug McLinko, Bradford County, PA
    - Judge Jim Huff, Live Oak County, TX
    - Commissioner Kevin Burns, Wise County, TX
    - Judge Mike Bradford, Midland County, TX
  • Networking Break
  • Eagle Ford Housing Study Highlights & Housing Solutions: A Sustainable Urbanism Approach for Small Communities in Eagle Ford Shale and South Texas
    - Dr. Azza Kamal, UTSA
  • Community Planning & Design
    - Sean Garretson, Pegasus Planning & Development
    - Monte Anderson, Options Real Estate
  • Networking Reception

Agenda – Day 2

  • Improving Housing Aesthetics and Workforce Retention
    - Guy Cranston, SuperGraphics
  • America's Counties for Independence
    - Mike Gallagher, Lea County, NM
  • Networking Break
  • Lodging Innovations & Best Practices Panel
    - Pete Cook, Petroleum Connection
    - Chris Edmonds, FilterBoxx
    - Dr. Randall Gallaway, Gallaway Safety Solutions
    - Lauren Brandt, US Telehealth
  • Water Solutions & Environmental Issues Affecting Oilfield Housing
    - Greg Lorsen, Teemco