New regulations governing Colorado's oil and gas producers have created uncertainty for the industry and its stakeholders. Senate Bill 19-181, which was signed into law in April, will be discussed by our panel of experts, including three CEOs of Colorado-based oil and gas companies, a member of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, and the Executive Director of the Colorado Petroleum Council.
Join us at the new BP Denver Headquarters in LoHi for this informative dinner program.
Mr. Brookman, PDC Energy's President and Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”), was appointed to the Board on January 1, 2015, simultaneous with his appointment as the Company’s CEO. Mr. Brookman originally joined the Company in July 2005 as Senior Vice President-Exploration and Production; he was appointed to the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in June 2013 and then served as President and Chief Operating Officer from June 2014 through December 2014. Prior to joining PDC, Mr. Brookman worked for Patina Oil and Gas and its predecessor Snyder Oil from 1988 until 2005 in a series of operational and technical positions of increasing responsibility, ending his service at Patina as Vice President of Operations. The Board has concluded that in addition to his status of CEO of the Company, Mr. Brookman is qualified to serve as a Director due, among other things, to his many years of oil and gas industry executive management experience, his active involvement in industry groups and his knowledge of current developments and best practices in the industry. Mr. Brookman holds a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines and a M.S. in Finance from the University of Colorado.
Mr. Peterson joined SRC Energy in May 2015 and currently serves as the Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer. He was a co-founder of Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp. (“Kodiak”) and served Kodiak as a director (2001-2014) and as its President, Chief Executive Officer (2002-2014) and Chairman of the Board (2011-2014), until its acquisition by Whiting Petroleum Corporation in December 2014. Mr. Peterson served as a director of Whiting Petroleum Corporation from December 2014 to June 2015. Mr. Peterson has been a member of the board of directors of Denbury Resources Inc. since May of 2017 and serves as Vice Chairman of the Executive Board of the Colorado Oil and Gas Association. Mr. Peterson has over 30 years of industry experience. He graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting.
Prior to co-founding Caerus Oil and Gas, David Keyte spent 22 years with Forest Oil Corporation, the last 14 years as its Chief Financial Officer. He resigned from that position to co-found Caerus Oil and Gas. In his tenure with Forest, Mr. Keyte was principal in 25 significant merger and acquisition transactions totaling $7.7 billion.
Two of those transactions were awarded Oil and Gas Investor’s Financial Deal of the Year for their creative structure and significant value creation. In addition, Mr. Keyte was principal in 47 capital market transactions totaling $8.5 billion in that time period. Mr. Keyte is a Director of Antero Midstream. Mr. Keyte holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Barbara Kirkmeyer, a fourth generation Coloradan, has spent the past 20 years working for her community and for Weld County. Kirkmeyer was first elected as County Commissioner for District 3 in 1993 and served eight years (1993-2001) in that role before leaving to manage a state-level department. She returned to county government in 2008 when she was elected again as Commissioner for District 3; she is currently serving her third term.
Lynn Granger is the former chief operating officer of Colorado Concern, a business advocacy group for the Mountain West, after serving as communications director for the Colorado Department of Revenue in the Hickenlooper administration. Ms. Granger is an Army veteran and her military service included working as a strategic communications advisor to the commander of U.S. Army forces in Europe based in Wiesbaden, Germany.