TPH Announces E-Tech Investment Banking Effort, Plans Energy Disruption Conference for November 10 in Austin, TX

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Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. (TPH) formally announced today its Energy Technology (E-Tech) Investment Banking effort as well as the Firm’s intention to host its inaugural Energy Disruption Conference in Austin, Texas on November 10, 2017 at the W Hotel. The conference will focus on showcasing companies involved in developing and deploying disruptive technologies in the oil and gas industry. John Gibson, a Senior Advisor to TPH, joined the Firm in the Spring and is spearheading the effort to build out an Energy Technology Investment Banking practice.

“We have been watching all the changes happening in oil and gas around the use of data, predictive analytics, machine learning, artificial intelligence, completion and downhole technologies, sensors, and many other technology innovations coming into the traditional oil and gas space. We believe there is a business in advising energy companies around the development, acquisition and use of technology, private and public investors around their investment strategy in the space, technology companies trying to better penetrate the energy industry, and private energy technology companies regarding their M&A and IPO options. There are literally hundreds of companies focused in this space, ranging from the Integrateds, the large technology companies, Independents, Oilfield Service Companies, E-Tech startups as well as Private Equity and Venture Capital players. We believe this is a great opportunity for TPH to establish a new wing of the energy advice business,” said Maynard Holt, CEO of TPH.

On November 10th, TPH is hosting its first Energy Disruption Conference in Austin focused on the following segments: Digital, Cleantech, Efficiency, Subsurface, and Alternative Energy. Speaker topics will include Big Data, Predictive Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Waste Reduction, Emissions Control, Robotics, Automation, Completions, and Energy Storage to name a few.

“We are delighted that John Gibson has joined us as a Senior Advisor in the Energy Tech space. His background in technology and his passion for science made him a perfect choice to kick off this new and exciting effort,” added Holt.

John Gibson’s background includes being a former head of subsurface research at Chevron and numerous senior executive leadership roles at public and private companies including CEO roles at Landmark Graphics, Paradigm Geophysical, and Tervita, as well as President at Halliburton. As a Senior Advisor in TPH’s Energy Tech group, Gibson will aid TPH’s efforts in energy technology where thousands of breakthrough opportunities do / will exist. He will help TPH identify and follow the technologies with the greatest promise for materially changing the performance of the energy sector.

“We are in the midst of significant technological disruption in the energy industry and we believe the best technologies have yet to be uncovered,” asserts Gibson. “Our Energy Disruption Conference is an opportunity for those companies and startups in this space to promote their businesses to a C-Suite audience of oil and gas clients, venture capital firms, and private equity investors.”

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