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Houston, TX
The Houstonian
This is nothing like other natural
gas, crude oil or NGL conferences!
The course work is hands-on. In each module we’ll drill down on an
111 North Post Oak Lane
Houston, Texas 77024
RBN discounted room rate
of $219, based on availability
Reservations (800) 231-2759
important aspect of the market, explain how it works, download a
spreadsheet model and learn how to use it. You walk out the door with
the how-to PowerPoints and the Excel models. No talking heads, no mind
numbing speeches. Just practical, usable energy market fundamentals.
Calgary, AB Canada
Through April
Calgary Telus
Convention Centre
120 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB
T2G 0P3, Canada
Hyatt Regency Calgary
New course content!
Improved models!
More locations!
RBN discounted room rate
of $259, based on availability
Reservations (403) 717-1234
Houston Session:
Wed, Oct. 29 – 8am-5pm
(plus cocktail reception)
Thu, Oct. 30 – 8am-5pm
Fri, Oct. 31 – 8am-1pm
Note: Since Friday is Halloween and some
attendees may have to leave early we will
video the Friday morning session and
make it available to all attendees.
Calgary Session:
Mon, Mar. 30, 2015 – 8am-5pm
(plus cocktail reception)
Tue, Mar. 31, 2015 – 8am-5pm
Wed, Apr. 1, 2015 – 8am-1pm
RBN’s School of Energy has been reworked, restructured
and reorganized to make the conference even better.
There is more course content, updated for what
is happening in the market right now.
have added new models, replaced some old
models and enhanced them all. But even more
important, we have increased the number of
model labs from one to FOUR!! Each lab will
step you through the model logic, how to input
the data and how to interpret the results. You will
work through cases that will test your knowledge on
how the models work.
And we are branching out. Two School of Energy Remix sessions with the revised
content and models have been scheduled – one in Houston, October 29-31, and
the other in Calgary March 30-April 1. Both conferences will cover the same
intense curriculum and will include a couple of guest speakers who bring special
knowledge of the regional markets we’ll be covering.
You will need to bring a laptop computer with a USB port, internet access and
Microsoft Office 2007 or higher. Yes that means you will be downloading several
RBN energy economic models and working with them in class. That’s what handson means. This is not a conference about networking. The breaks are short, and
the work is demanding. You can hang out at the water cooler on your own time.
You will have access to both the presentation slides and spreadsheet
models used in the coursework in real-time. At the end of the course,
you will walk away with all of these materials annotated with your own
notes taken during the course. There will be math. But nothing beyond
your basic spreadsheet formulas and functions.
Same Great School of Energy Remixed:
Two Locations to Choose from
Houston Session
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
October 29 – 31, 2014
The Houstonian
Registration Fees (in US dollars):
Early Bird before September 26th – $2,930
After September 26th $3,380
Calgary Session
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
March 30 – April 1, 2015
Calgary Telus Convention Centre
Registration Fees (in US dollars):
Early Bird before February 27th – $2,930
After February 27th $3,380
(Plus Canadian Tax)
E. Russell “Rusty” Braziel –
President, RBN Energy
Previously with Bentek, Texaco
(Chevron), Williams, Altra
Callie Mitchell –
RBN Manager, Energy Research
Previously with Mapco, Texaco,
Sandy Fielden –
RBN Managing Director,
Energy Analytics
Previously with Morningstar/ LIM,
Fina (Total Fina Elf), and Allegro
Scott Potter –
RBN Managing Director,
Business Development
Former energy trading manager
Previously with Aquila, Texaco, Altra
Kelly Van Hull –
RBN Manager, Energy Analytics
Most recently with Bentek Energy
Previously with a midstream
company developing greenfield
projects in the Williston Basin
Rick Smead–
RBN Managing Director,
Advisory Services
Previously with Navigant,
El Paso Pipeline Group,
Colorado Interstate Gas Company
David Braziel –
Director of Financial and
Fundamental Analysis
Previously with Direct Energy and
Apache Corporation
MODULE #1: Fundamentals
The Shale Revolution and Drill Bit Hydrocarbons
Marriage of Technologies - The Magic Dust of the Shale Revolution
Market Overview – Natural Gas, NGLs, Crude Oil
Transportation Capacity and Flows
Price Differentials and Value
Understanding Energy Fundamentals Models
MODULE #4: Crude Oil Markets
North America Crude Oil Market Overview
Current Market – Supply and Demand Forecast
Transporting Crude Oil – Pipe, Rail, Water
Fundamentals of Refining
Commercial Arrangements and Transactions
Crude Oil Hubs and Basis
Crude Oil Transportation, Rates and Regulation
Market Trends: Light, Medium & Heavy Demand
MODULE #2: Production
Condensate and Crude Exports
Production Economics – The Basics
Model 4.1 – Netback Analysis
Unconventional and Conventional Production
Model 4.2 – Crack Spread
The Link to Investment Returns and Price
Model 4.3 – R
efinery Crude Selection and Light Crude Impact
on Capacity
Well Cost, Production Rates, Decline Curves and Other Variables
Production Economics and Forecasting
All Shales are Not Created Equally
The Market Impact of Shale Economics
Model 2.1 – Production Economics and Breakevens
Model 2.2 – Production Forecasting – Ladder Method
MODULE #5: Natural Gas Liquids Markets
North America NGL Market Overview
Current Market - Supply and Demand Forecast
Transporting NGLs
Gas Processing and Fractionation
Commercial Arrangements and Transactions
NGL Hubs and Basis
MODULE #3: Natural Gas Markets
NGL Transportation, Rates and Regulation
North America Natural Gas Market Overview
Regional Product Imbalances; Price Impact
Current Market – Supply and Demand Forecast
NGL Exports
Transporting Gas – Natural Gas Pipeline Projects
Model 5.1 – Frac Spread
Natural Gas Hubs and Basis
Natural Gas Transportation, Rates and Regulation
Market Trends: Power, Industrial, Res/Comm.
Natural Gas / LNG Exports
Commercial Arrangements and Transactions
Model 5.2 – Processing Economics
Model 5.3 – E thane Rejection, the Regional Rejection Stack and
Residue Gas
Model 5.4 – P
etrochemical Feedstock Selection – Calculations and
Price Impact
Model 3.1 – Netbacks, Net Forwards, Net Spreads
MODULE #6: What It All Means
Model 3.2 – Coal versus Natural Gas – Displacement Economics
The Implications of Exports
Model 3.3 – Estimating the Cost and Rates for Natural Gas Pipelines
A New Energy Future
Handicapping Forecasts