2017 Annual Meeting





Please join the GPA Midstream North Nexas at our 2017 Annual Meeting for food, presentations, networking, & more!


Program at a Glance

  • 8:30 am – Registration/Check‐In

  • 9:30 am – Opening Remarks

  • 9:45 am – Morning Session Presentations

  • 12:00 pm – Lunch and Keynote

  • 1:30 pm – Afternoon Session Presentations



Jackie Pick, Keynote Speaker

The host of The Jacki Daily Show has had an impressive career in energy, law, and politics.

Most recently, Jacki served as General Counsel to an engineering firm specializing in energy, national security, and environmental cleanup. Previously, she served many years as legal counsel on Capitol Hill to the Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Constitution and the former Ranking Member of the Commercial and Administrative Law Subcommittee, advising on the oversight of federal agencies. Prior to her career in Washington, she worked as a corporate litigator, and as an Assistant Vice President for a national bank.

She entered public life at a young age, as a finalist in the Miss Teen of America pageant. She also served as the Public Relations Director for a statewide political organization.

Jacki studied Economics, Spanish, and World History at Marshall University (Society of Yeager Scholars), Oxford University in the United Kingdom, and the University of Zaragoza in Spain. She is an alumna of the Vanderbilt University Law School, where she served as the President of the law school’s Federalist Society chapter.

Jacki has an extensive network in her six overstuffed Rolodexes from which the show draws its guests—including industry leaders representing all parts of the energy sector (oil, natural gas, coal, nuclear, solar, and wind), and government officials, journalists, and political insiders. Often, Jacki will know the day’s most-wanted guest and be able to secure the guest with a personal call.

Jacki is from the Ohio River Valley, where the shale runs deep. She descends from a long line of energy workers, including roughnecks, railroaders, coal miners, and nuclear energy specialists.


John O’Shea 

John served most recently as CEO of Navigator Energy Services, a Permian Basin-focused crude oil transportation, gathering, and storage company. Navigator's initial project is the Big Spring Gateway System, a 600-mile pipeline gathering production from Howard, Martin, Glasscock and Midland Counties and transporting the production to on-system markets and Colorado City, TX. 

Prior to Navigator, John acted as Managing Director for Tenaska Capital Management where he led the company's midstream activities. TCM is a private equity fund specializing in the energy sector with over $3 Billion in committed capital. John managed a team of midstream investment professionals as well as serving on the board of Azure Midstream, a TCM holding. 
For more than 2 decades preceding those positions, John has held leadership positions at numerous companies in our industry including Interim President and CEO of Cristo Rey Network, Operating Partner of Denham Capital, CEO of Tradition Midstream, President of Mellinnium Midstream Partners, and VP of Corporate Development at Dynegy.


Fritz Brinkman – CEO of Align Midstream

Mr. Brinkman – Founded Align Midstream in March, 2013 and has over 40 years of energy experience. Mr. Brinkman’s primary responsibility is sourcing opportunities in the midstream sector through both acquisitions and greenfield opportunities including: pipelines, processing, treating and compression.

Prior to founding Align, Mr. Brinkman was VP of Business Development with Tenaska Capital Management, President, CEO and founder of Nexus Gas Partners which was sold to Regency Gas Partners within 14 months of its founding. Mr. Brinkman initiated and developed the acquisition of Regency Gas Partners with Hicks Muse in 2004. Prior to Regency, Mr. Brinkman was Chairman, CEO and majority owner of Excel Resources.

Mr. Brinkman spent his first 16 years working with Northern Natural Gas and Tennessee Gas Transmission in the areas of operations, supply, marketing and transportation. Mr. Brinkman attended the University of Nebraska at Omaha.


Robert Clarke – Research Director at Wood Mackenzie

Robert Clarke has been with Wood Mackenzie since 2005, originally as a member of the company’s initial US Lower 48 Upstream Research group in Houston. He has covered numerous US regions and led much of Wood Mackenzie’s early shale research.  

He managed the company’s international shale, CBM, and tight gas research from 2009 to 2014 and has widespread experience benchmarking and valuing exploratory global unconventional assets. Internally, he oversees an upstream Knowledge Network for other analysts.  He relocated to Dallas in 2015 and works closely with E&Ps, investors, and service companies specific to the North Texas market.

Robert specializes in geologic play description, portfolio valuation, production forecasting, analog modeling, and sector trend analysis. He has worked on upstream consulting projects, ranging from asset opportunity screenings for E&Ps, to due diligence work for private equity-led M&A.  Robert regularly contributes to written media and is a frequent speaker and panel moderator at industry conferences.

Prior to joining Wood Mackenzie, he worked as a Field Geologist for a private engineering and consulting firm in Houston, Texas.  Robert graduated Cum Laude from Texas A&M University in 2001 with a BA in Geology and received an MBA in 2005 from the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona.


Michael Walhof – Sales Director at Siemens

Michael Walhof serves as the Global Sales Director, Distributed LNG Solutions for the Dresser-Rand business, part of Siemens Power and Gas. Mr. Walhof’s responsibilities include setting business objectives, developing sales strategies, managing product marketing efforts and directing the global sales organization. Prior to joining Dresser-Rand in April 2014, he served as Global Sales Director for a cryogenic equipment manufacturer and North American Director of Sales for a European compressor manufacturer. Mr. Walhof has over 25 years of experience working in the oil & gas and energy sectors. He holds a BBA in Management and Marketing from the University of Texas at Tyler, and an MBA in Management from LeTourneau University.


For more information about this event or details for Sponsorships and Exhibit Booths, please contact

Chris Coxon at ccoxon@greenfieldmidstream.com or 713-860-7044



Member: $75 (Non‐Refundable)

  • Includes: Breakfast, Lunch & Happy Hour

Non-Member: $115 (Non‐Refundable)

  • Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Happy Hour & a New Membership that runs until June 2018 & qualifies you for discounts at future events



  • Breakfast Sponsorship—$1,500

Thank you to our Breakfast Sponsor:


  • Lunch Sponsorship—$1,500​

Thank you to our Lunch Sponsor:


  • Happy Hour Sponsorship—$1,500 (1 Available)

Thank you to our Happy Hour Sponsor:

Sponsorship Benefits: Company mentioned throughout the entire event. Company name & logo will be on event banners and website. Four (4) complimentary event tickets for company use.



10’ x 10’ Vendor Exhibit Spaces—$1,000 (10 Available)

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November 14th, 2017 8:30 AM
Sheraton DFW, 4440 West John Carpenter Freeway
Irving, TX 75063
United States

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Member Ticket $75.00
Non-Member Ticket (Includes 2018-2019 Membership) $115.00
Breakfast $1,500.00
Lunch $1,500.00
Happy Hour $1,500.00
Exhibit Space $1,000.00
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