Oil & Gas Compliance Forum

An Interactive Peer-to-Peer Group Experience Specially Engineered to Address the Most Pressing Global Compliance Challenges Facing the Oil and Gas Community

Houston, TX, United States

The oil and gas sector is one of the most complex and ever-changing networks of regulations, rules, activities, providers, resources, geographies and customer demand in global business.  As such, the oil and gas compliance executive are arguably the most sophisticated and knowledgeable compared to other industries to protect the organization from risk and exposure.  These executives do not require remedial education on the latest laws and regulations but instead they need to keep ahead of the enforcement curve and be able to answer "what's next?".

Where business and compliance meet to spur value creation.

We are focused on addressing an unmet and crucial need for these savvy professionals. Back by popular demand, our 6th Oil & Gas Compliance Forum is coming back to Houston in October 2019 and has been specifically engineered to address the convergence of global regulations and most pressing compliance challenges specifically facing the oil and gas community today and into the future.

One day...only the most relevant compliance topics...

Our 2019 program will be an action-packed one-day event filled with forward thinking interactive panel discussions, spotlight case studies, and peer-to-peer roundtable discussions providing the attendees with real and tangible takeaways to handle the most complex and unexpected roadblocks.

Inclusively oil and gas. Exclusively compliance. All in-house focused.

Whether you focus broadly on compliance or concentrate specifically in anti-bribery/anti-corruption or global trade, our Oil & Gas Compliance Forum will drive you to engage in a mindshare of practical solutions and cutting-edge strategies for conquering the latest compliance obstacles currently posing a threat to domestic and global corporate operations within the oil and gas sector.

The only comprehensive one-day event solely focused on the myriad of compliance related issues and challenges in the ever changing and complex world of oil and gas.

Join us and:
  • Benchmark with like-minded peers to understand how to be more effective, agile, and compliant
  • Learn how to move beyond a "tick box" approach to be seen as a valuable asset to the organization
  • Examine the ways in which the day-to-day life of the compliance officer has changed in the last five years to see if there are areas you should reevaluate where you focus your time and resources
  • Ingrained throughout the event, explore the current technological landscape and advancements in the area of data analytics, blockchain, AI, etc. and how they can have a role in streamlining your current processes
  • Dive headfirst into real world scenarios and benchmarking exercises designed to uncover industry specific tools and strategies for maneuvering today's complex and uncertain compliance landscape
  • Implement a cutting-edge data privacy and cyber security strategy especially in the age of advanced technologies and analytics
Operationalize a proactive vs reactive culture to prevent large scale compliance issues by having a level of awareness and controls imbedded in the global organization

Who Should Attend?

The Oil & Gas Compliance Forum is designed for Corporate Counsel, International Trade and Compliance Executives at Oil and Gas, Energy, Extractive Services & Pipeline, Development and Petroleum companies with titles such as:
  • Chief Compliance Officer
  • Regional Compliance Officer
  • Senior Compliance Counsel
  • Compliance Counsel
  • VP/Director/Head Corporate Compliance
  • Head/Director of Ethics Compliance
  • General Counsel, Chief Deputy, Assistant Group and Senior Counsel
  • Head/Director of Data Privacy
  • Head/Director of Anti-Bribery and Corruption Governance
  • Head/Director of Internal Audit
  • Head/Director of Export Controls
  • Head, International Trade Affairs
  • Head/Director of Regulatory Affairs
  • Director, Customs Compliance
  • Chief Investigations Counsel

Speaker Faculty

  • CO-CHAIR | Stephanie Accuosti, Associate General Counsel - Compliance, Weatherford
  • CO-CHAIR | Ellen Smith, Executive Counsel - Trade Compliance, Baker Hughes, a GE Company
  • Mauricio Almar, Compliance Counsel and Senior Counsel, Halliburton
  • Andrew Baird, Global Compliance Leader, Baker Hughes, a GE company
  • Robert Brown, Data Privacy and Compliance Counsel, Halliburton
  • Martine Caillaud, Ethics & Compliance Officer, Senior Counsel, Occidental Petroleum Corporation
  • Kevin Colby, General Counsel, Gowell International LLC
  • Garrett Cornelison, Chief Compliance Officer, Quanta Services
  • Michael Donnella, Corporate Compliance Officer, Murphy Oil Corporation
  • Suzanne Elmilady, Assistant United States Attorney, White Collar Crime Coordinator, Major Fraud Division, U.S. Attorney's Office of the Southern District of Texas
  • Lara D. Hajjar, Assistant General Counsel, Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc.
  • Marianne Ibrahim, Director of Global Compliance, Baker Hughes, a GE Company
  • Sergio V. Leal, Compliance Officer, Bilfinger North America Inc.
  • Leigh Anne Leinen, Vice President of Compliance, Americas, BHP Billiton
  • Deanna Newcomb, Chief Compliance and Ethics Officer, Vice President of Internal Audit, Cheniere Energy, Inc.
  • Ryan Rabalais, former Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer, Rowan Companies
  • David Alan Rassin, Senior Counsel - International; Director of Ethics and Compliance, Patterson-UTI
  • Jessica Rivera-Rudak, Senior Corporate Attorney, Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc.
  • Caroline Taylor, Co-Founder and CEO, Permitintel
  • John J. Sardar, Chief Compliance Officer, Noble Energy, Inc.
  • Kathlynn Self, Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer, Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc.
  • Natalia Shehadeh, Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer, TechnipFMC
  • Christopher E. Tierney, Senior Counsel - Compliance, Bechtel
  • Jeffery B. Vaden, Partner, Bracewell LLP.
  • Dennis R. Kihm, Trial Attorney, Criminal Division, Fraud Section, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Unit, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Sara McCarthy, Regional Compliance Counsel for North America and MENA, Halliburton
  • Jay Martin, Senior Counsel, Litigation Department and the Compliance, Investigations & Enforcement Practice Group, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
  • Martin Weinstein, Partner, Litigation Department and Chair of the Compliance, Investigations & Enforcement Practice Group, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP


The Sam Houston, Curio Collection By Hilton
1117 Prairie Street,
Houston, Texas, 77002
1- (832) 200-8800
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