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2nd Annual Oilfield Housing Solutions Conference

May 1-2, 2014 | Minute Maid Park - Houston, TX

The 2nd Annual Oilfield Housing Solutions Conference addressed the challenges and opportunities facing North America’s oil & gas “boom towns”. With numerous networking opportunities and superb speakers, attendees gained the connections and insights needed to overcome the challenges of this critical issue.



  • Thursday - May 01, 2014
    • An Economic Overview of North American Shale Plays
      - Rayola Dougher, API
    • A Sociological Analysis of Housing in the Eagle Ford
      - Dr. Colter Ellis, Sam Houston State University
    • Networking Break
    • Housing, Recruiting & Retaining the Workforce: An End Users Panel
      - Omar Garcia, STEER
      - Marty J. Kunz, C&J Energy Services, Inc
      - James Benes, FTSI
      - Rod Williams, Oilfield Lodging
    • An Eagle Ford Overview and Case Story
      - Judge James Teal, McMullen County, TX
      - Jack Showers, Talisman Energy
      - Jack Belcher, Consumer Energy Alliance
      - Leodoro Marinez, Jr., MRGDC
    • Networking Lunch
    • County & Municipal Officials Panel
      - Chuck Kimbrough, Bickerstaff Heath Delgado Acosta, LLP
      - Commissioner Gregg Fulfer, Lea County, NM
      - Commissioner Doug McLinko, Bradford County, PA
      - Judge Jim Huff, Live Oak County, TX
      - Commissioner Kevin Burns, Wise County, TX
      - Judge Mike Bradford, Midland County, TX
    • Networking Break
    • Eagle Ford Housing Study Highlights & Housing Solutions: A Sustainable Urbanism Approach for Small Communities in Eagle Ford Shale and South Texas
      - Dr. Azza Kamal, UTSA
    • Community Planning & Design
      - Sean Garretson, Pegasus Planning & Development
      - Monte Anderson, Options Real Estate
    • Networking Reception
  • Friday - May 02, 2014
    • Improving Housing Aesthetics and Workforce Retention
      - Guy Cranston, SuperGraphics
    • America's Counties for Independence
      - Mike Gallagher, Lea County, NM
    • Networking Break
    • Lodging Innovations & Best Practices Panel
      - Pete Cook, Petroleum Connection
      - Chris Edmonds, FilterBoxx
      - Dr. Randall Gallaway, Gallaway Safety Solutions
      - Lauren Brandt, US Telehealth
    • Water Solutions & Environmental Issues Affecting Oilfield Housing
      - Greg Lorsen, Teemco
Platinum Sponsors

Teemco Water Solutions
Silver Sponsors

Howdy Services
Bronze Sponsors

Aramark Bickerstaff, Heath, Delgado, Acosta LLP C&J Energy Services FilterBoxx Oak Creek Homes Silverback Talisman Energy Teton Buildings Workforce Housing Furniture Solutions
Media Partners

American Oil & Gas Reporter Eagle Ford News Shale Oil & Gas Business Magazine
Supporting Organizations

America's Counties Consumer Energy Alliance Eagle Ford Consortium Odessa Chamber of Commerce STEER (South Texas Energy & Economic Roundtable)