Please join us in welcoming Shane Bayless as our Q1 speaker at the Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University on January 24th. Cocktail and hors d’oeuvres service, courtesy of the Jones School, and sign-in will begin at 6:30pm.
Shane Bayless serves as the Chief Financial Officer of Sabine Oil & Gas LLC (formerly NFR Energy), a private exploration & production company funded with more than $1 billion of equity from First Reserve. This is Mr. Bayless’ fifth start up oil & gas company funded by private equity. He was previously Executive Vice President – Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer at Petrohawk Energy, which was ultimately sold to BHP Billiton in 2011 for $12.1 billion. Mr. Bayless also held executive and senior level positions with 3TEC Energy, Encore Acquisition Company, Hugoton Energy and Ernst & Young. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Wichita State University and is a Certified Public Accountant in Texas and Kansas.
Private equity has grown as a significant funding source for North American oil and gas companies with approximately $32 billion of energy private equity fundraisings currently in the market. Mr. Bayless will be sharing his extensive experience in building and managing successful exploration & production companies with initial funding from private equity.
Parking: Visitor parking is available in the Central Campus Garage, the underground garage beneath the Jones Graduate School of Business. To park in this garage, enter from Rice Boulevard (Entrance #20) and turn right at the second stop sign. The building and entrance to the garage will be on your left.Register