Oil & Gas Anti-Corruption & Compliance Exchange

The Oil & Gas Anti-Corruption & Compliance Exchange, organized by the Momentum Event Group will take place from 29th September to the 30th September 2015 at the Houston Marriott North Houston, Texas in Houston, United States Of America. The conference will cover areas like provides guidance on the overall direction of the global anti-corruption compliance event portfolio, including the identification of relevant speakers, emerging hot topics and current and developing challenges in the global compliance landscape.

Visitors Attending

Chigozie Grace Anyanwu

Chigozie Grace Anyanwu

Managing Associate at Sterling PartnershipLagos, Nigeria


Thomas Fox

Thomas Fox

Principal at Advanced Compliance Solutions LLCHouston, United States Of America
Sergio V. Leal

Sergio V. Leal

Chief Compliance Officer at Layne ChristensenHouston, United States Of America
Ryan Hartman

Ryan Hartman

Senior Counsel, Regulatory Compliance, at BPHouston, United States Of America
Patrick Craine

Patrick Craine

Chief Compliance Officer at Chesapeake EnergyOklahoma City, United States Of America
Natalia Shehadeh

Natalia Shehadeh

VP & Chief Compliance Officer, Weatherford at WeatherfordHouston, United States Of America
Michael A. Ferrier

Michael A. Ferrier

Associate General Counsel at Tesco CorporationHouston, United States Of America

Schedule & Agenda

Tue, 29 Sep07:30 AM - 08:00 AMRegistration
Tue, 29 Sep08:00 AM - 09:30 AMAdvanced Third Party Relationship Management Strategies for Multi-national Oil & Gas Operations: Tips, Strategies, Approaches and Real Life Examples for Minimizing your Exposure to Third Party RisksSteven G. GyeszlySenior AttorneyMarathon Oil CompanyJohn J. SardarChief Compliance OfficerNoble Energy, Inc.Michael SchwartzPrincipalKPMG
Tue, 29 Sep09:30 AM - 09:45 AMCoffee Break
Tue, 29 Sep09:45 AM - 10:15 AMOpening Address and IcebreakerKick off the event with an oil and gas anti-corruption compliance IQ assessment exercise. Start the day with a series of true/ false, multiple choice and fill in the blank questions that will engage you in a real-time assessment of your working knowledge of anti-corruption.Attendees will not be required to share their answers, however you will be encouraged to use your score as an opportunity to self-guide your experience over the course of the two-day event. Maximize your time onsite by aligning your learning experience to best correspond with your areas of expertise and enrichment. Natalia ShehadehVP & Chief Compliance OfficerWeatherfordJulia SymonVice President and Chief Compliance OfficerKBR Inc.
Tue, 29 Sep10:15 AM - 11:00 AMOil and Gas Anti-Corruption Enforcement Priorities for 2016 and Now- An Interactive Dialogue with the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Securities and Exchange CommissionHear directly from key Government representatives directly engaged in corruption enforcement within the oil and gas industries as they discuss the year’s most high profile investigations and share insights into common red flags that trigger a further look by the Government. At the conclusion of the panel, attendees will be provided with an overview of lessons learned from recent investigations as well as best practices and practicalcompliance tips for mitigating exposure to downstream liability and ensuring your company does not become the subject of an enforcement action. Discussion to include:• Lessons learned from Alstom and Alcoa — Best practices for cooperating with the Government and avoiding large fines• Inside PetroTiger and the continued emphasis on high-profile individual prosecutions• The SEC’s increased reliance on administrative proceedings and foreign whistleblower awardsTime will be reserved at the conclusion of the session for Q&A with the panel. Moderator:Bethany HengsbachPartnerSheppard Mullin
Tue, 29 Sep11:00 AM - 11:30 AMAnti-Corruption Compliance Strategies for Successfully Conducting Business in Latin AmericaMichael A. FerrierAssociate General Counsel, Africa, Middle East and Latin AmericaTesco Corporation
Tue, 29 Sep11:00 AM - 12:00 PMGlobal Spotlight : Anti-Corruption Compliance Challenges for Multi-National Oil and Gas Companies in High Risk JurisdictionsDuring the following workshop join compliance officers and counsel with firsthand experience in Latin America and Africa as they provide a comprehensive overview of the local anti-corruption regulatory landscape as well as an update on current enforcement trends and recent investigations and settlements focused on activity within the oil and gas sector. Learn what the most high risk areas of exposure are for oil and gas operations as well as the most common FCPA compliance challenges faced by companies operating in the local region. Take note as you are provided with best practices for establishing policies and internal controls that will ensure compliance with global anti-corruption regulations and minimize your company’s exposure to government enforcement. Time will be allotted for Q&A at the conclusion of each region.
Tue, 29 Sep11:30 AM - 12:00 PMAnti-Corruption Compliance Strategies for Successfully Conducting Business in Africa
Tue, 29 Sep12:00 PM - 01:00 PMNetwork Luncheon
Tue, 29 Sep01:00 PM - 01:45 PMBridging the Gap- Strengthening the Audit, Legal & Compliance officer Relationship to Ensure Collaboration throughout your Internal OrganizationGo behind the scenes with a senior legal, compliance and audit leader as they guide you through an examination of how these departments can work more collaboratively to proactively identify questionable behavior. Often siloed as these functions focus on their day-to-day duties, this session will provide attendees with useful insights into how to bridge the gap between these departments to ensure that bribery and corruption risks are spotted early with an eye towards minimizing corruption risk avoid the landmines associated with the industry’s most prevalent compliance trouble spots. Larry J. AbstonVice President, Corporate AuditAnadarkoPatrick CraineChief Compliance OfficerChesapeake EnergyWilliam GordonAssociate General Counsel and Chief Compliance OfficerHerculesModerator:Phil BezansonPartnerBracewell & Giuliani LLP
Tue, 29 Sep01:45 PM - 02:15 PMCoffee Break
Tue, 29 Sep02:15 PM - 03:30 PMBreakout Session- Uncovering Effective Compliance Training Tactics and Protocols for Global Oil & Gas Operations – Insights for Cultivating a Workforce that can Successfully Detect, Respond to and Promptly Address ThreatsInsights for best structuring your local compliance organization – do you have the right team in place to do the job?• Resource maximization – best practices for effectively training employees on a global scale when working with limited resources• Training protocol by risk level – how to outline effective training measures for employees based on operation with low risk vs. high risk markets and points for exposure• Ownership and empowerment – how to train locally-based management and employees to properly vet, identify and address risk and also ensure the trickle down of compliance within partner organizations, third parties and vendors Frederick RatliffSenior CounselShellAndrew BairdGlobal Compliance Leader, Drilling & SurfaceGE Oil & Gas
Tue, 29 Sep03:30 PM - 04:30 PMBreakout Session- Driving Effective Risk Assessment - Practical Tips for Unearthing Weak Spots in your Global Anti-Corruption Compliance ProgramDefining a compliance risk assessment- who is involved, what is the scope, how often should it be done?• How to determine if your current compliance program is meeting the needs of your global business operations• Identifying when to take a deeper look – ensure your team knows what triggering red flags are within your global compliance organization• What to do with the results – deciding when and how to take corrective action based on findings from the assessment• Assessing the assessment – maintaining a record and auditing the process for future assessments and duplication across jurisdictions Jay MartinVice President, Chief Compliance Officer,Sr. Deputy GeneralBaker HughesJan E. FarleyChief Compliance Officer & Associate General CounselDresser RandDoug CohanDeputy Compliance Officer,InvestigationsHess Corporation
Tue, 29 Sep04:30 PM - 05:00 PMBreakout Wrap-UpJoin the Conference Co-Chairs and session leaders as they share an overview of the key takeaways and solutions that were discussed during the breakout sessions. At the end of this session, all attendees will have a list of best practices that can be implemented to avoid the landmines associated with the industry’s most prevalent compliance trouble spots
Tue, 29 Sep05:00 PM - 05:00 PMDay One Concludes and Cocktail Reception Begins
Wed, 30 Sep08:30 AM - 08:45 AMCo-Chairs Day 2 Opening Remarks
Wed, 30 Sep08:45 AM - 09:45 AMCatch Me If You Can: An Up Close Examination of Bribery on the Front Lines of International Business; A Former FCPA Prosecutor Interviews a former FCPA ViolatorDuring his time as Senior Deputy Chief of the Fraud Section in the Criminal Division of the U.S. DoJ, Mr. James Koukios, now Partner at Morrison Foerster, tried over 20 federal jury cases, including serving as the lead prosecutor in two landmark FCPA-related trials, United States v. Esquenazi and United States v. Duperval. Join Mr. Koukios as he interviews Mr. Richard Bistrong, who spent ten years as an International Sales VP, and who in 2007 started covertly cooperating with US/UK authorities, as part of pleading guilty to violating the FCPA, including books and records as well as exporting goods without authorization. Richard spent fourteen and a half months in Federal Prison, having been released in December 2013, where he now consults, speaks and writes on anti-bribery compliance issues from the “sharp end” of business.Mr. Bistrong will reflect on how he “rationalized” bribery on the front lines of international business. Mr. Koukios and Mr. Bistrong will also reflect on the process of “flipping” Mr. Bistrong and why as a target of a DOJ investigation, Mr. Bistrong decided to cooperate in two countries.Go behind the scenes with Mr. Bistrong and Mr. Koukios into the world of enforcement, corruption and bribery as they share “real world” compliance insights, examining the practical challenges that ultimately impact behavior and decisions Richard BistrongCEO, Front-Line Anti-Bribery LLCFormer FBI/UK CooperatorJames M. KoukiosPartnerMorrison Foerster
Wed, 30 Sep08:45 AM - 09:45 AM– Q&A:Are there lessons to be learned from Mr. Bistrong and Mr. Koukios’ extensive experience for those working internationally, as well as for those compliance professionals who are tasked with helping others to manage overseas corruption risk? Walk away from this session with invaluable insights to ensure that your FCPA compliance programs are structured to address the real-world challenges which international business teams face, and to prevent the sending of mixed compliance messages to the field. Mr. Koukios will challenge Mr. Bistrong to address the thoughts, emotions and temptations that are rarely discussed or even acknowledged in the discussion of compliance and ethics. Given the market conditions which now exist in the Oil and Gas sector, where pressure to perform at the front-lines of business has dramatically increased, the timeliness and relevance of this session should be taken seriously by all attendees, as a rare opportunity to hear both unique perspectives.
Wed, 30 Sep09:45 AM - 10:30 AMA Post Violation Action Plan- Knowing What to Disclose, Who to Involve and How to Survive in the AftermathJoin industry representatives, including Government leaders, in-house practitioners and outside counsel as they shed light into best immediate steps to take upon discovering a violation, including discussion on:• 5 steps to take immediately when a violation is suspected• How to structure a voluntary disclosure so as to minimize downstream exposure to an outside audit• Addressing disclosure challenges when multiple parties are involved in the transaction being reported• What’s next – anticipating and preparing for a directed/outside audit and follow-on enforcement• Strategies for successfully implementing remedial measures Moderator: Marc L. MukaseyPartner Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
Wed, 30 Sep10:30 AM - 11:00 AMInstituting an Effective Compliance Program- Views from the United States Attorney’s Office Southern District of TexasJoin Jason Varnado, Deputy Criminal Chief, Major Fraud Section, United States Attorney’s Office Southern District of Texas as he provides his list of the top actionable items every company should have in place to remain FCPA compliant Jason VarnadoDeputy Criminal Chief, Major Fraud SectionU.S. Attorney’s OfficeSouthern District of Texas
Wed, 30 Sep11:00 AM - 11:15 AMRefreshment Break
Wed, 30 Sep11:15 AM - 11:45 AMAnti-Corruption War Stories- Lessons Learned from Non-Compliance Within the Oil and Gas IndustryThe best lessons learned often come from cautionary tales and the sharing of real experiences. During this lively discussion, join Chief Compliance Officers as they recount memorable mishaps that left lasting impressions and ultimately shined light onto weak spots and pitfalls within their compliance program.Time will be reserved for audience participation and interaction. Mary MorelandChief Compliance Officer & Assistant General Counsel, InternationalQuanta ServicesJoshua WallensteinChief Compliance OfficerMcDermott International, Inc.
Wed, 30 Sep11:45 AM - 12:30 PMAddressing Anti-Corruption Compliance Challenges in Joint Ventures, Mergers and Acquisitions Within the Oil and Gas Industry- Best-in-Class Strategies for Performing Effective due Diligence and Avoiding Successor LiabilityStrategies and tools for adequately performing M&A due diligence on a potential target• Requesting compliance documents and analyzing the data• Understanding the various relationships between agents, intermediaries and consultants• Knowing when to bring in a forensic and identifying the scope of the review• Conducting interviews with key personal to identify potential weak spots• Key compliance risks facing companies contemplating an M&A or Joint Venture• What to do when a company is tainted by corruption• Avoiding harm to your reputation• Managing your resources- balancing your time, energy and money• Identifying global expectations for M&As and Joint Ventures and examining enforcement risks under the FCPA and UK Bribery Act• Evaluating the impact of corruption on the value of an M&A• Leveraging the results of your due diligence before signing the purchase agreement Thomas FoxPrincipaltomfoxlawJ. Daniel ChapmanVice President and Chief Ethics and Compliance OfficerCameron Miguel Strauss Chief Counsel Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestments Statoil Gulf Services LLC Moderator: Laura L. FlippinPartnerDLA Piper LLP
Wed, 30 Sep12:30 PM - 01:45 PMNetworking Luncheon
Wed, 30 Sep01:45 PM - 02:30 PMRoundtables: Hot Topics in Oil and Gas Anti-Corruption ComplianceBenefit from the opportunity to sit side-by-side with your peers as you discuss discrete anti-corruption compliance issues. Sit at one table session for the entire time or rotate to the other tables at your convenience.TABLE ONE: GIFTS, ENTERTAINMENT & HOSPITALITY:How to Establish a Corporate Compliance Policy that Accommodates Your Business Needs While Remaining within the Confines of the LawTABLE TWO: WHISTLEBLOWERS:How to Ensure Your Company Is Best Prepared to Prevent or Respond to Whistleblower Allegations Adrienne BraumillerPartnerBraumiller Law Group
Wed, 30 Sep02:30 PM - 03:45 PMBreakout Session: Performing a Properly-Scoped Internal Investigation from Start to Finish: Practical tips for Uniting Government Expectations with Compliance on the GroundDuring this interactive session learn what steps to take when undertaking an internal investigation into potential or suspected violations under the FCPA and foreign anti-bribery regulations. Attendees of this session will benefit from an advanced discussion of key red flags the Government often looks for when checking into potential violations of the FCPA as well as strategies your company can take to minimize enforcement exposure should the results of your internal investigation lead to the discovery of behavior that could be deemed an FCPA violation. Points of discussion during this panel will include:• How to properly set the scope for your investigation from the outset• Who should/should not be involved conducting the investigation – in-house counsel, outside counsel, both?• When the circumstances and timing are right to initiate an investigation – how to know when it’s time to dig a little deeper Ryan HartmanSenior Counsel for Regulatory ComplianceBPSergio V. LealChief Compliance OfficerLayne ChristensenDoug CohanDeputy Compliance Officer,InvestigationsHess CorporationMichael SchwartzPrincipalKPMG
Wed, 30 Sep03:45 PM - 05:00 PMBreakout Session: Challenges in the Public Procurement, Bidding, State Tender and Regulatory Approval ProcessThe public procurement, state tender and regulatory approval processes can be a daunting task for any company to undergo, particularly within the oil, gas, energy and related services sectors. Highly susceptible to corrupt behavior given the substantial up front corporate investment that is often made by the company, it is not uncommon for employees to succumb to the pressure to provide “grease” payments to help turn the wheels during what can be a very long process.Specifically focused on addressing these not so black and white issues, during this session attendees will roll up their sleeves and engage in a comprehensive examination of the key high risk points for exposure as you are guided through an examination of a real-life fact pattern that will specifically address the most common issues that arise during the regulatory approval and public procurement process. Specific topics of discussion during this session will include compliance best practices and practical strategies for:• Establishing parameters and guidelines for distinguishing bribes from payments that would be allowed under the FCPA• Anticipating red flags that will precede a request for a bribe• Communicating your compliance protocols up front by delineating Government interaction do’s and dont’s to third party agents acting locally in a region on your behalf• Responding to and overcoming local business practices and customs that dictate corrupt behavior• Effectively utilizing your company’s government relations office to ease negotiations with key foreign governments Julia SymonVice President and Chief Compliance OfficerKBR Inc.Cindy DurkinChief Compliance OfficerDistributed PowerGE Power & Water
Wed, 30 Sep05:00 PM - 05:00 PMCo-Chairs Closing Remarks
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