TXOGA Property Tax Representatives Annual Conference
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3/5/2019 to 3/6/2019
When: March 5-6, 2019
Where: Hyatt Regency Austin
208 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, Texas  78704
United States
Contact: Layne Wroblewski
(405) 228-4495


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When:               March 5-6, 2019

Where:              Hyatt Regency Austin - 208 Barton Springs, Austin (512.477.1234)

Contact:            Layne Wroblewski- (405) 228-4495

EVENT AGENDA

DAY 1              Tuesday, March 5th

7:15 AM            Continental Breakfast/Check-In and Walk-Up Registration

8:00 AM            Call to Order and Welcoming Address 
                           Bob Adair, Principal Advisor, Phillips66 and Tax Committee Chair—TXOGA

8:10 AM            TXOGA Remarks & Legislative Issues (Todd Staples, President—TXOGA)

8:30 AM            Lease Operating Expense Variables
                           Kenneth A. Hitt, RPA, Vice Pres. & Mineral Div. Mgr.Capitol Appraisal Group PRESENTATION

9:15 AM            Christi Craddick, Chairman—Railroad Commission of Texas

9:45 AM            Break

10:00 AM         Greg Abbott, Governor of Texas

10:15 AM         Presentation of the 2018 and 2019 Distinguished Service Awards
                          Bob Adair, Principal Advisor, Phillips66 and Tax Committee Chair—TXOGA

10:30 AM         The Outlook for the Texas Economy and State Finances
                           Dale Craymer, President—Texas Taxpayers and Research Association (TTARA) PRESENTATION

11:05 AM         Property Tax Assistance Division Update
                          Korry Castillo & Clint Simmons, Property Tax Assistance Division—TX Comptroller

11:30 AM         Lunch

12:30 PM          What Have The Courts Done To Us Now? 2018-2019 Case Law Review
                           John BrusniakBrusniak Turner Fine LLP PRESENTATION

1:30 PM            Refining Trends and Outlook (Karl Bartholemew, Tax Lead—Shell) PRESENTATION

2:20 PM            Commodity Price Outlook
                            John Saucer, Vice President Research & Analysis—Mobius Risk Group PRESENTATION

3:10 PM            Break

3:25 PM            Minerals Parameters Review (Ron Kane, Dir. of Prop. Tax—EOG Resources, Inc.)

3:45 PM            Ad Valorem Tax Legislative Update
                           Rodger Kret, Property Tax Manager, East of Rockies—Chevron Services Company

4:00 PM            Dustin Burrows, Texas House Member/Representative, District-83
                           Chairman—Ways & Means Committee

4:30 PM            Refining Update (Joe Baker, Senior Tax Advisor—Shell Oil Company)

4:50 PM            Pipeline Parameters Review
                           Bruce Nielson, CPA, Director Ad Val./Trans. Tax—The Williams Companies, Inc. PRESENTATION

5:10 PM            Tax Rate Review
                           Carl Walker, CPA, Ad Valorem Tax Manager—Anadarko Petroleum Corporation

5:30 PM            HOSPITALITY RECEPTION

DAY 2              Wednesday, March 6th

7:15 AM            Continental Breakfast/Late Registration

8:00 AM            Call to Order and Conference Notes
                            Layne Wroblewski, CPA, Manager Indirect Tax & Administration—Devon Energy

8:10 AM            The State of the Texas Upstream Oil and Gas Economy
                           Karr Ingham, Consulting Petroleum Economist—TX Alliance of Energy Producers PRESENTATION

9:00 AM            Midstream Industry Outlook
                           Daniel Lippe, Managing Partner—Petral Consulting Company PRESENTATION

9:50 AM            Break

10:05 AM         Incentives and Credits—Taking Advantage of All Opportunities PRESENTATION
                         - Chaney Moore, Mgr. of Real Estate & Prop. Tax—Chevron Phillips Chemical Co.
                         - 
Blas J. Ortiz, Property Tax Incentives Manager—Popp Hutcheson

10:55 AM         Ethics
                          Tracey Foster, Co-Owner, VP, & General Counsel—Hugh L. Landrum & Associates PRESENTATION

11:45 AM         Wrap Up, Door Prize, Adjournment

Event Registration Information

Member registration fee: $185. Non-Member registration fee: $210. A $20 late fee applies after February 22nd.

Online Registration ends on March 1st. Walk-in registration will be permitted at the conference registration desk beginning Tuesday, March 5th.

To pay for your registration with a check, make your check payable to TXOGA and bring to the conference registration desk or mail both the check and a copy of the invoice to:

RES Property Tax
Attn:  Jackie Cervantes EC4 4N304
P.O. Box 2197
Houston, TX  77252

Hotel Information

Reservations with the Hyatt have closed.  If you have questions about your existing reservations please do not call the hotel directly but instead contact 888-421-1442 for assistance.

Truett Phillips Memorial Golf Tournament Information

When: Monday, March 4th, 2018, 12:30 PM Shotgun Start

Where: Roy Kizer Golf Course located at 5400 Jimmy Clay Drive, Austin (512.974.4653)

Cost: $100 price includes lunch, Adidas polo, cart, unlimited use of practice facilities, and fabulous prizes.

Contact: Shane S. Smith (832) 843-6657

Registration is to the benefit of our member companies and those interested in promoting the mission of the Texas Oil and Gas Association. To that end, we reserve the right to refuse admittance/registration to the event. If admittance/registration to the event is declined, you will not be allowed entrance to the event, and your registration payment, if received, will be refunded as soon as practicable. Payment is a condition to considering the application and does not constitute acceptance of the application. 


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