Oil and Gas Accounting Conference

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9th Annual Oil & Gas Accounting Conference

Thursday, November 14, 2013
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Hotel, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Session Speakers

  • Lynn Loden, Opportune LLP
  • Daniel Olds, Ryder Scott
  • Jonathan Duersch, U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission
  • Stephen Comstock, American Petroleum Institute
  • Samantha Primm, ConocoPhillips


Thursday, November 14, 2013
1 p.m.
Robert Cornell, Ph.D., Head and Anadarko Petroleum Chair, School of Accounting, Oklahoma State University
Charlotte Wright, Ph.D., Lanny G. Chasteen Chair and Professor, School of Accounting, Oklahoma State University
1:10 p.m.
Upstream Acquisition Trends and SEC Tax Update
This session will include a discussion of contemporary techniques involving upstream IPOs and subsequent acquisitions, and comments on SEC tax-related activity over the last year.
Lynn Loden, Managing Director, Transaction Services and Tax, Opportune LLP, Houston, Texas
1:50 p.m.
SEC vs. PRMS Reserves
Reserve Reporting Under SEC and SPE-PRMS Guidelines

The presentation will focus on highlighting the areas where there are differences between SEC and PRMS, and their impact on reserves recognition. Examples of recent comments from the SEC regarding specifi c reserve issues will be included.
Daniel Olds, Senior Vice President, Ryder Scott, Houston, Texas
2:30 p.m.
2:50 p.m.
Washington Update
This is a discussion on tax and budget issues being shaped in Washington that could be of concern to the industry. Other regulatory topics such as accounting transparency and reporting initiatives directed at the oil and natural gas industry will be addressed.
Stephen Comstock, Manager of Tax & Accounting Policy, American Petroleum Institute, Washington, D.C.
3:30 p.m.
Current Issues and Judgments in Oil and Gas Accounting and Reporting
This session will discuss current oil and gas accounting and reporting issues coupled with fundamentals of making sound accounting judgments in complex transactions.
Jonathan Duersch, Associate Chief Accountant, Office of the Chief Accountant, U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission, Washington, D.C.
4:10 p.m.
Panel Discussion/Questions and Answers
Samantha Primm, International Tax Compliance Analyst, ConocoPhillips, Bartlesville, Okla.
All Oil and Gas Accounting Conference Speakers
4:50 p.m.
Closing Remarks

2013 Conference Sponsorship and Exhibit Booth opportunities are available.

Sponsorship Information

2013 Sponsors

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