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Qnections 2019

April 23 – 25, 2019
MGM Grand, Las Vegas

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Early Bird

Ends February 14, 2019

$749*USD

Conference Fee

*Does not include 2 nights' stay, 2 networking receptions, and all conference meals ($550 USD)

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February 15 – March 22, 2019

$949*USD

Conference Fee

*Does not include 2 nights' stay, 2 networking receptions, and all conference meals ($550 USD)

All-Inclusive Pricing that Covers Everything

In order to keep the cost the same as last year while bringing you the Vegas experience, we negotiated an all-inclusive deal at the MGM Grand that includes the conference fee, a two nights' stay, two networking receptions, and all conference meals for just $1499 USD. This incredible deal was only possible by bundling the conference, hotel stay, along with all networking events and meals into one flat price of $1499.

To make things easier, you can take advantage of FlexPay for Qnections. With FlexPay you can split the total payment and be charged for just the $949 conference fee upon registration. You will then be automatically charged for the hotel stay, two networking events and meals as a second transaction on March 1 ($550).

So lock in your rate and pack your bags for an unforgettable Vegas experience at Qnections this year!

Justification Letter

Who is Qnections for? YOU

Escape from the ordinary and join over 500 of your peers for 3 Days packed with 90+ sessions. From learning tracks that cater to your background, to case studies from your peers, Qnections is designed just for you.

Technology Leaders

I enjoy getting to see what the myQuorum product will allow me to do for my users.

IT Systems Advisor

Business Leaders

I learned as well as strengthened/built relationships with partners and customers.

Senior Accountant

Software End-Users

This was one of the most useful conferences I have ever been to.

Land GIS Analyst

90 + Sessions by thought leaders, product experts, and customers
500 + Oil and gas professionals attend Qnections annually
A + 96% satisfaction rate with Qnections 2018

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Best of Qnections 2018

Watch this video to see how we rocked Phoenix last year! Hear what your peers had to say and get a glimpse into the energy and excitement of Qnections.

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Qnections 2019 Speakers

Get a firsthand look at our speaker line-up for Qnections 2019:

Gene Austin

Chief Executive Officer & President, Quorum

Tyson Greer

Executive Vice President & Chief Product and Technology Officer, Quorum

Lindsey Herndon Goodigon

Executive Vice President & Chief Sales Officer, Quorum

Olivier Thierry

Chief Marketing Officer, Quorum

Elizabeth A. Gerbel

Chief Executive Officer, EAG Services, Inc.

Nick Vandivere

Chief Executive Officer, ThoughtTrace

Patrick Spaulding

Oil & Gas SME, Deloitte Consulting, LLP

Scott John

Principal, Deloitte Consulting, LLP

Jan Hackett

Senior Manager, Deloitte Consulting, LLP

Paul Puscasu

Controller - Gas, AltaGas Ltd.

Andrew Meyers

Research Director - Oil & Gas, IDC Energy Insights

Rakhee Das

Director - Technology Innovation, Sirius Solutions

William S. King

Senior Manager - State and Local Tax, KPMG

Jacob Dressen

Enterprise Account Executive, Grooper

Tony Benson

Enterprise Account Executive, Grooper

Robert Stephens

Principal, PwC 

BJ Black

Attorney, Steptoe & Johnson

Blake Baptist

Manager, PwC

Rob Engelhardt

Director of Big Data and Analytics, Pembina

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Agenda

Pre-Conference: Tuesday, April 23

9 a.m.

Golf Tournament at Bear's Best Las Vegas

 

4 – 7 p.m.

Registration and Tech Expo Reception

 

Wednesday, April 24

8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Registration Open

 

8 – 9:15 a.m.

Breakfast

 

9:30 – 11 a.m.

General Session

 

Continuing education credits: NADOA

11 – 11:30 a.m.

Networking Break and Technology Expo

 

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Session 1

 

Track 1: Over/Under: Gas Balancing & Supply

Continuing education credits: NADOA

Join Quorum for a demonstration of Revenue Accounting's Gas Balancing and Supply modules to learn how to more easily track over/under-delivered volumes and to make up imbalanced marketing arrangements.

Product: myQuorum Revenue Accounting

Job Title: Accounting Professional

Track 2: Year in Review – Successes, Challenges, and How You can Help

You heard it here first. Let’s recap the year and see what’s coming next for the cost accounting and financial products. Come share feedback and be a part of the next generation of functionality.

Product: myQuorum Financial Accounting

Job Title: Accounting Professional

Track 3: Double Down: What's New with Land Management and Division Order

Continuing education credits: NALTA, NADOA, AAPL

Land and Division Order are a winning pair every time. Join us to see what's new.

Product: myQuorum Land Management, myQuorum Division Order

Job Title: Land Professional, Division Order Professional, GIS Professional

Track 4: State of the Product: myQuorum TIPS Plant Accounting & Gathering

Review the current and future state of myQuorum Plant Accounting & Gathering, including live audience participation in the prioritization of future feature sets. We will review recent enhancements including ticket level settlement, new UI/UX features, integrated environments, new myQuorum query capabilities, and additional myQuorum screens.

Product: myQuorum Plant Accounting, myQuorum Gathering

Job Title: Accounting Professional, Plant Accountant, Contract Admin & Manager, Division Order Professional, Business Analyst, Scheduler, Gathering Accountant

Track 5: Pipeline Year in Review

Let's kick off Qnections 2019 by recapping activity in 2018 including new clients, enhancements, and myQuorum Pipeline additions.

Product: myQuorum Transportation & Storage

Job Title: Scheduler, LDC Operator, Contract Admin & Manager

Track 6: Multi-Commodity Marketing & Accounting: e-ONE for Inventory and Profitability Insight

See how e-ONE's product agnostic modelling provides a consolidated commodity view, while supporting commodity specific nuances. We'll also review the workspaces and reports recommended for managing inventory positions and overall profitability from a customer's perspective.

Product: e-ONE Marketing & Logistics

Job Title: Marketing & Trading Professional, Scheduler, Contract Admin & Manager, Credit & Risk Professional, Accounting Professional

Track 7: One System to Support Business Decisions from Asset Inception to Abandonment

Successful oil and gas companies effectively deploy large amounts of capital every year.  Learn how information from MOSAIC provides essential support for important business decisions made throughout an asset's lifecycle.  This presentation will address workflows related to exploration, asset development planning, budgeting, capital management and reserves managed in one system - MOSAIC.

Product: MOSAIC by Quorum Software

Job Title: Finance Professional, IT Manager, Reserves Professional, Economist

Track 8: Introduction to Design Studio

An introduction to Design Studio including demonstration as well as discussion on future Design Studio capabilities.

Product: myQuorum Design Studio

Track 9: The State of Digital in Oil and Gas and Why You Should Care

Speakers: Andrew Meyers, IDC, Robert Engelhardt, Pembina Pipeline Corporation, and Olivier Thierry, Quorum Software

We continuously hear about technology innovation and the impact of digital on our work lives. How is software going to help you and your company adapt to changing market dynamics? How is software going to make your employees more efficient, more productive, and ultimately improve your margins? What are the leading technology drivers for the oil and gas industry and particularly those that solve real-world needs? How does the ongoing change in software and technology square with the workforce demographics and the transitioning importance of company culture? Thought leaders from IDC’s Energy Insights group, Pembina Pipeline Corporation, and Quorum Software explore these questions and more in this panel discussion that kicks off the Technology Leadership Forum.

Track 10: Adapting to Change in Oil & Gas, Three Areas of Focus

Speaker: Scott John, Deloitte

After the oil & gas glut leading up to the 2014 decline, companies had to face the reality of making stark adjustments as the lower-for-longer commodity prices became a reality.

Moving from survival to prosperity meant companies had to rethink their approaches to people, processes and technology. In this session, Scott John of Deloitte will discuss what changes companies have made to adjust to the new environment and how those changes have impacted their ability to thrive in the new, digital energy industry.

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Lunch

 

1:45 – 2:45 p.m.

Session 2

 

Track 1: Point Spread: Qnect with the Latest in Revenue Accounting and Division Order

Continuing education credits: NADOA

See what's new for Revenue Accounting and Division Order. We'll take you on a tour of the most important updates and enhancements we've made over the past year.

*Ability to participate in voting session

Product: myQuorum Revenue Accounting, myQuorum Division Order

Job Title: Accounting Professional, Division Order Professional

Track 2: Color up Your AP Processes - Trade Tips and Tricks with Your Peers and the Quorum Team

Join your peers and the Quorum Product team to discuss your AP processes. From invoice receipt, through bank reconciliation, and year-end 1099. Spend less time approving and more time analyzing with the latest improvements.

Product: myQuorum Financial Accounting

Job Title: Accounting Professional

Track 3: Hess' Journey in Land Management Enhanced by Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning

Continuing education credits: NALTA, NADOA, AAPL

Join Hess as they share how they plan to use advanced automation and cognitive technologies to improve data capture and data quality within land and land administration.

Product: myQuorum Land Management

Job Title: Land Professional, GIS Professional

Track 4: New Feature Focus: myQuorum TIPS Query

myQuorum TIPS Plant Accounting & Gathering houses a great deal of data vital to the accounting close processes.  This session will review the capabilities and techniques for creating consumable data for accountants, business analysts, and management using the new query feature coming soon in myQuorum TIPS.

Product: myQuorum Plant Accounting, myQuorum Gathering

Job Title: Accounting Professional, Plant Accountant, Contract Admin & Manager, Division Order Professional, Business Analyst, Scheduler, Gathering Accountant

Track 5: Dual Personalities: Change Management Case Studies for Internal and External Users

Let's take a look at two sides of change management - internal and external.  Hear about how effective shipper feedback sessions are structured and executed.  Then take a look at change management through an internal pipeline lens to hear how to more effectively use the myQuorum Pipeline application.  After this session, stick around for a follow-up roundtable!

Product: myQuorum Transportation & Storage

Job Title: Scheduler, Gathering Accountant, Contract Admin & Manager

Track 6: 2018-2019 e-ONE Enhancements

Review 'What's New and Coming' in our e-ONE feature list from 2018 and the Spring and Fall 2019 releases.

Product: e-ONE Marketing & Logistics

Job Title: Marketing & Trading Professional, Scheduler, Marketing & Trading Professional, Contract Admin & Manager, Credit & Risk Professional, Accounting Professional

Track 7: Our Journey on Implementing Mosaic for Reserves Management

Speaker: Kin Kwan, Reserve Administrator, Husky Energy

Learn how using MOSAIC has improved the overall reserves workflow for a large independent producer.  From preparation and reserves assessment to automating parts of the process, this talk will explore how modern commercial software helped optimize processes at all levels.

Product: MOSAIC by Quorum Software

Job Title: Reserves Professional, IT Manager

Track 8: Design Studio, a Customer's Perspective

Learn first-hand how a Design Studio early adopter Steptoe & Johnson tailored myQuorum to their user's workflow through personas, widgets and screens they developed.

Product: myQuorum Design Studio

Track 9: Using Data to Drive Decisions from Field to the Office

Speakers: Robert Stephens and Manas Pattanaik from PwC, Greg Andersen from Mewbourne Oil, and James Morley from Quorum Software 

As companies move towards data-driven decision making, a deeper discussion is warranted to understand how this model can be  applied to gain efficiency and effectiveness in oil and gas operations, even unearthing new possibilities. This panel will  the discuss the following items:


• Discuss the supply and demand drivers that are shifting us to data-driven decision making


• Trends and capabilities linked to managing data in the oilfield/wellsite, in operations, and in the back office


• Examples and use cases of how integrating these data domains and data-driven decision making can help companies perform at the next level.

Track 10: The Maturing Role of Advanced Computing in Energy

Speaker: Jacob Dressen, BIS

Advanced cognitive, automation, and cloud-based technologies are driving widespread innovation and disruption. The oil and gas industry requires systems to be proven and scalable before mass adoption. Where are we in the adoption lifecycle of these different technologies? Is artificial intelligence just hype? How can we think about success at an enterprise level and not just in business silos? In this session, Jacob Dressen discusses what lessons can be learned from early adopters within the energy space and beyond.

2:45 – 3:30 p.m.

Networking Break and Technology Expo

 

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Session 3

 

Track 1: The House's Cut: The Government is Watching

Continuing education credits: NADOA

Explore methods of operation that will simplify your unclaimed property and 1099 processes in the year to come. Learn about best practices on topics like account and data management, escheat, and more.

Product: myQuorum Revenue Accounting

Job Title: Accounting Professional

Track 2: Don't Gamble with your Accounting Software - AR and Treasury with Parsley Energy

Hear from your peers! Parsley Energy presents how they have solved challenges around AR and treasury functions with Quorum Software.

Product: myQuorum Financial Accounting

Job Title: Accounting Professional

Track 3: All In: Discussing Cross-Functional Industry Challenges

Continuing education credits: NALTA, NADOA, AAPL

Join your fellow Land and Division Order professionals for a facilitated roundtable discussion on cross-functional industry challenges that will be later tackled in session “Solving Cross-Functional Industry Challenges.” Not only are you taking the opportunity to learn from your peers, you are providing us with valuable feedback and information that could become part of our technology roadmap.

Product: myQuorum Land Management, myQuorum Division Order

Job Title: Land Professional, Division Order Professional

Track 3: Show Your Cards: Focused Session on Quorum GIS

Continuing education credits: NALTA, NADOA, AAPL

Join other GIS professionals for a session focused specifically on migration to ArcGIS Pro.

Product: myQuorum Land Management

Job Title: GIS Professional

Track 4: Midstream:  Best Practices Roundtable

Join fellow users for a facilitated discussion reviewing best practices for adding new business (meters, contracts, prices, splits, nominations, confirmations, settlement terms, journal configuration, etc.) in the application.  This is a great chance to learn how others use the application and could help refine your own business processes going forward.

Product: myQuorum Plant Accounting, myQuorum Gathering

Job Title: Accounting Professional, Plant Accountant, Contract Admin & Manager, Division Order Professional, Business Analyst, Scheduler, Gathering Accountant

Track 5: Dual Personalities: Internal and External Change Management Roundtable Discussion

After hearing client case studies about internal and external change management tools and approaches, stick around to discuss and share your own experiences and best practices as well as brainstorm on improving the process.

Product: myQuorum Transportation & Storage

Job Title: Scheduler, Gathering Accountant, Contract Admin & Manager

Track 6: What's on Your Mind?

A quick review of the e-ONE survey results followed with a discussion on attendee's topics of interest. We'll explore on the fly how e-ONE can streamline your business.

Product: e-ONE Marketing & Logistics

Job Title: Marketing & Trading Professional, Scheduler, Credit & Risk Professional

Track 7: Managing Inventory to Drive Strategic Business Decisions

Speaker: Carla Christie - Budget Coordinator, Whitecap Resources Inc.

See how one company builds their inventory within MOSAIC and then uses the data to analyze how inventory quality changes YoY to guide Corporate Strategies for future developments. Through the use of probabilistic analysis to quantify uncertainty, understand the process that validates 'gut' feeling and facilitates the ability to assess the risk of meeting corporate targets.

Product: MOSAIC by Quorum Software

Job Title: Finance Professional, IT Manager

Track 8: Design Studio Roundtable

Product: myQuorum Design Studio

Track 9: What Happened to My UI?

Speaker: Molly Hobby, Quorum Software

Have you wondered what went into the look and feel of your myQuorum application, and why it looks so different? In this session, Molly Hobby, from Quorum's user experience (UX) team, will discuss the transformation of the Quorum user interface (UI) from the classic desktop applications to the web. Hear about how Quorum is maturing its user experience practice internally and working to evolve myQuorum's UI and UX.

Track 10: Driving Significant Efficiency Process with Bots at AltaGas

Speaker: Paul Puscasu, AltaGas Ltd.

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) has seen dramatic growth and is increasingly common in the oil and gas industry, promising savings and efficiencies. AltaGas approached automation with caution, implementing a pilot to ensure success before deploying across the enterprise. The combination of RPA (bots) with Quorum applications and workflows is helping AltaGas drive substantial efficiency improvements for its employees - a 78% efficiency gain during a pilot. Employees can now focus on driving value for the business and making better decisions after getting time back from manual data manipulation and validation, launching various applications and jobs, and data entry. This session will showcase the perspectives of multiple stakeholders involved with an RPA project.

6 p.m.

Hakkasan Party

 

Thursday, April 25

7:45 – 8:45 a.m.

Breakfast

 

9 – 10 a.m.

Session 4

 

Track 1: Money-Line: Accountability and Audit Readiness Before and After an Upgrade

Continuing education credits: NADOA

Take the floor to discuss best practices on important topics related to accountability and audit readiness - especially in the wake of an upgrade. Join your peers in the discussion and take away ideas to improve your organization.

Product: myQuorum Revenue Accounting

Job Title: Accounting Professional

Track 2: The Next Generation of Quorum Financial Reporting

Join your peers and the Quorum Product team to discuss reporting best practices, including JV and audit information. Learn how to save time and increase data visibility throughout your organization.

Product: myQuorum Financial Accounting

Job Title: Accounting Professional

Track 3: Betting Tips: Land Management Educational Session

Continuing education credits: NALTA, NADOA, AAPL

Join this learning session and discover some tips and tricks to better manage your lease from cradle to grave.

Product: myQuorum Land Management, myQuorum Division Order

Job Title: Land Professional, Division Order Professional, GIS Professional

Track 4: Midstream Tips & Tricks: Common Issues, Configuration, and Errors

Gain insight into common issues and errors seen across the support and services organizations. Review configuration that will help avoid issues and added overhead while conducting your business in TIPS.

Product: myQuorum Plant Accounting, myQuorum Gathering

Job Title: Accounting Professional, Plant Accountant, Contract Admin & Manager, Division Order Professional, Business Analyst, Scheduler, Gathering Accountant

Track 5: Help Q, Help you! 

In this session, we'll discuss the who, what, where, when, how, and why of Support. We'll also highlight a few troubleshooting and help tools that Quorum is using to make improvements to the application and user experience.

Product: myQuorum Transportation & Storage

Job Title: Scheduler, Gas Accountant, Contract Admin & Manager, Superuser

Track 6: Come see e-ONE!

Please note e-ONE runs all day, from 9:00 to 3:30.

Join us for a look at e-ONE. We can tailor our demo to your interests, whether you are seeing it for the first time or want a look at areas you aren't familiar with:

Reporting 101
Workflow in Action
Data Integration
Logistics Automation

Product: e-ONE Marketing & Logistics

Job Title: Marketing & Trading Professional, Scheduler, Contract Admin & Manager, Credit & Risk Professional, Accounting Professional

Track 7: How Participants Track and Gauge Corporate Performance and Where Improvements are Needed

Speaker: Cheryl McCaffery - MOSAIC Customer Success Manager

What are companies doing to track KPIs and measure corporate performance currently? Who is involved?  What functionality is needed to drive more value into this process? This roundtable session will focus on these important questions - is there a solution that drives from the use of a platform of critical applications?

Product: MOSAIC by Quorum Software

Job Title: Business Development Manager, Finance Professional, IT Manager, Reserves Professional

Track 8: Improving the User Experience with Design Studio - Overview

How to leverage the UI elements and styles available in Design Studio to improve your user's experience.

Product: myQuorum Design Studio

Track 9: Complex Integration in the Age of the Cloud

Speakers: Jan Hackett and Patrick Spaulding, Deloitte

The need for optimal process efficiency has never been higher. The current environment of siloed functions and best of breed applications complicates data sharing across the Upstream and Midstream value chains. To maximize digital's potential to unlock the value of enterprise data, better integration across the company is key, especially as applications can reside in different locations. 

In this session, Deloitte’s Jan Hackett and Patrick Spaulding will discuss integrating Quorum with critical applications such as financials, supply chain, marketing, asset management, and volumes management, both on-premises and in the cloud, highlighting work performed recently for large independent E&P and LNG clients.  Complex application ecosystems and varied environments, from on-premises to hybrid to pure cloud, present opportunities for Quorum to increase companies’ return on their investment in digital technologies.

Track 10: Driving Decisions with Quorum Data

Speakers: Elizabeth Gerbel, EAG Services, Inc. and Will Todd, Bedrock

In this session, Elizabeth Gerbel and Will Todd will discuss how to establish an analytics practice based on your Quorum data that moves beyond single-purpose reports. Leave with a list of action items you need to begin your journey to automated reporting and implementing a structure that promotes flexible decision making.

We will cover:

  • Options for connecting to your Quorum data, whether it is on-premises or in the cloud (private or public).
  • Dashboards that help your teams tackle business challenges.
  • A demonstration of Quorum-connected Spotfire and Power BI dashboards.

10:15 – 11:15 a.m.

Session 5

 

Track 1: Community Cards: Division Order and Revenue Accounting Integration

Continuing education credits: NADOA

Join Quorum for a demonstration of the latest features aimed at streamlining workflows between Revenue Accounting and Division Order: Maintenance PPNs, funds release, trapped suspense, notifications, and more.

Product: myQuorum Revenue Accounting, myQuorum Division Order

Job Title: Accounting Professional, Division Order Professional

Track 2: Depreciation and Depletion - Best Practices

Join your peers and the Quorum product team to discuss depreciation and depletion best practices. Take a deep dive on the challenges you are facing and share lessons learned with other industry experts.

Product: myQuorum Financial Accounting

Job Title: Accounting Professional

Track 3: Roundtable Roulette

Continuing education credits: NADOA, AAPL, NALTA

Join your fellow Land and GIS professionals for a facilitated roundtable discussion on topics of interest. Not only are you taking the opportunity to learn from your peers, you are providing us with valuable feedback and information that becomes part of our technology roadmap.

Product: myQuorum Land Management

Job Title: Land Professional, GIS Professional

Track 4: myQuorum Canada Plant Accounting Update

This session will provide an update on the myQuorum Canada Executive Committee activities and timeline.  The Interactive Allocation Network gaps will be identified along with a high-level effort of each.  We will walkthrough the enhancements to the current Plant Accountant dashboard for Canada and provide an overview of how the Help will be structured to gain input from the committee.

Product: myQuorum Plant Accounting, myQuorum Gathering

Job Title: Accounting Professional, Plant Accountant, Contract Admin & Manager, Division Order Professional, Business Analyst, Scheduler, Gathering Accountant

Track 4: Deep Dive:  Imbalance

This session will review how you can manage cash-in/cash-out imbalances on an intrastate gathering system.  For inexperienced users, the session will provide an overview of the functionality.  For more experienced users, the session will review configuration details pertinent to configuring new business.

Product: myQuorum Plant Accounting, myQuorum Gathering

Job Title: Accounting Professional, Plant Accountant, Contract Admin & Manager, Division Order Professional, Business Analyst, Scheduler, Gathering Accountant

Track 5: Making the Most of Your Project: Client Methodology & Project Management

Hear how a client approached their current upgrade project, as well as lessons they are learning along the way.  Stay for the next session to discuss your own project "do's and don't's" with each other.

Product: myQuorum Transportation & Storage

Job Title: Scheduler, Gas Accountant, Contract Admin & Manager

Track 6: Come see e-ONE!

Please note e-ONE runs all day, from 9:00 to 3:30.

Join us for a look at e-ONE. We can tailor our demo to your interests, whether you are seeing it for the first time or want a look at areas you aren't familiar with:

Reporting 101
Workflow in Action
Data Integration
Logistics Automation

Product: e-ONE Marketing & Logistics

Job Title: Marketing & Trading Professional, Scheduler, Contract Admin & Manager, Credit & Risk Professional, Accounting Professional

Track 7: Consolidating Budget & Reserves Workflows in One System

Speakers:
Chad Holowatuk - Manager Developmement and Reservoir Engineering, Jupiter Resources Inc.
Jenna Marttila - Development Engineer, Jupiter Resources Inc.

Moving from a legacy system doesn't have to be a daunting prospect!  Learn the best practices for deploying MOSAIC that result in a faster optimized process for Reserves Management and Budgeting.  

Product: MOSAIC by Quorum Software

Job Title: IT Manager, Reserves Professional, Finance Professional

Track 8: Improving the User Experience with Design Studio - Workshop

Interactive workshop where teams will tackle a real-world workflow, mocking up ways to improve the user experience using Design Studio widgets.

Pre-requisite: Session 3

Product: myQuorum Design Studio

Track 9: How Emerging Technologies Are Enabling New Ways of Doing Business

Speaker: Rakhee Das, Sirius Solutions

Each day, the world generates about 2.5 quintillion bytes of data. Emerging technologies, such as the Internet of Things (IoT), Machine Learning, Blockchain, or automation will fundamentally change how businesses operate and engage with data. Disciplined innovation, which is used to guide ideation and new solutions, measure and translate value from technology, and provide strategic guidance, is vital to business success. Using land management as an example, Rakhee Das will highlight how emerging technologies inform and guide innovation to develop new capabilities and mitigate risks.

Track 10: Fit for the Future of Oil & Gas: Improving Your Cost Structure and Preparing for Sustainable Growth

Speakers: Blake Baptist, PwC

"Shale operators are shifting from exploration to the development of core acreage in an attempt to operate within free cash flow. In the current low margin environment, cost discipline will be critical to make sure your company is ""Fit for the Future."" In this session, we’ll discuss what it means to be “Fit for the Future,"" PwC’s point of view on sustainable cost reduction, and the role technology plays in each. We will review the set of key decisions that organizations need to make, including: - Company’s Strategy – What are our strategic objectives? - Capabilities System – What differentiating capabilities do we need to execute our chosen strategy? - Operations & Cost Structure –Where do we need to invest in technology, talent, etc. to develop differentiating capabilities? What is non-core in which we could reduce service levels? - Ways of Working – How do we align our teams and evolve processes to maximize effectiveness? - Culture & Behaviors – How do our behaviors need to change to enable our strategy? We’ll explore each of these areas and discuss the levers that your organization can pull to achieve sustainable cost reduction and improve organizational effectiveness, and the role of technology."

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Session 6

 

Track 1: Cashing In: The Permian is on a Hot Streak

Continuing education credits: NADOA

Production is up, infrastructure is constrained, and producers are getting creative with their marketing arrangements. Discuss the impacts to your revenue department - and how good data can help you manage the action.

Product: myQuorum Revenue Accounting

Job Title: Accounting Professional

Track 2: Bringing it All Together - Integration with Quorum

Understand how new products can make your processes more efficient with Quorum's new products and a cross-product panel to answer your questions.

*Ability to participate in voting session

Product: myQuorum Financial Accounting

Job Title: Accounting Professional

Track 3: Color Up: Solving Cross-Functional Industry Challenges

Continuing education credits: NALTA, NADOA, AAPL

Join us as we tackle some of the top concerns and cross-functional industry challenges gathered from the session "Discussing Cross-Functional Industry Challenges".

Product: myQuorum Land Management, myQuorum Division Order

Job Title: Land Professional, Division Order Professional, GIS Professional

Track 4: Industry Roundtables for myQuorum TIPS Plant Accounting & Gathering

Join your fellow Plant Accounting users for a facilitated roundtable discussion on topics that you select.  Learn from your peers and provide valuable feedback to push the midstream suite forward!

Product: myQuorum Plant Accounting, myQuorum Gathering

Job Title: Accounting Professional, Plant Accountant, Contract Admin & Manager, Division Order Professional, Business Analyst, Scheduler, Gathering Accountant

Track 5: Making the Most of Your Project: Roundtable Discussion

Participate in a roundtable discussion about your own past, present and future Pipeline projects to swap best practices.

Product: myQuorum Transportation & Storage

Job Title: Scheduler, Gathering Accountant, Contract Admin & Manager

Track 6: Come see e-ONE!

Please note e-ONE runs all day, from 9:00 to 3:30.

Join us for a look at e-ONE. We can tailor our demo to your interests, whether you are seeing it for the first time or want a look at areas you aren't familiar with:

Reporting 101
Workflow in Action
Data Integration
Logistics Automation

Product: e-ONE Marketing & Logistics

Job Title: Marketing & Trading Professional, Scheduler, Contract Admin & Manager, Credit & Risk Professional, Accounting Professional

Track 7: Is AI or Automation Poised to Disrupt Economic Assessment & Reserves Workflows?

Speaker: Cheryl McCaffery - MOSAIC Customer Success Manager

This session will explore new technologies that could disrupt how we conduct economic assessments and workflows for reserves and budgeting.  What is out there? What are businesses looking at? What are expectations?  What drives value and what doesn't?

Product: MOSAIC by Quorum Software

Job Title: IT Manager, Reserves Professional, Finance Professional

Track 8: Improving the User Experience with Design Studio - Lab

Here we will bring to life the UX improvements we identified in the workshop by building them into a widget we can then test.

Lunch will be provided.

Pre-requisite: Session 3 & 4

Product: myQuorum Design Studio

Track 9: The Modern Approach to Land Management: Leveraging AI to put Yellow on the Map

Speakers: Nick Vandivere and Mike Stephens, ThoughtTrace

Leveraging domain-specific, AI-powered document intelligence, operators have a transparent and transformative view into the obligations, deadlines, and other complexities around their lease holdings. Explore greater possibilities and reach new pinnacles with deeply valuable business insights, previously undiscoverable using traditional methods or generic solutions.

Track 10: Unclaimed Property in the Age of Reform

Speaker: William King, KPMG

Increased state enforcement actions and frequent legislative changes are forcing oil and gas companies to take proactive approaches to escheat and unclaimed property procedures. This session will present key developments and changes impacting escheat compliance programs. Operational considerations, how to adapt, and best practices will be discussed, as well as observations and tips learned from recent unclaimed property audit experiences. Take valuable information back to your company by learning how technology solutions can be leveraged to drive efficiencies, reduce overall unclaimed property exposures, and stay ahead of impending reforms. 

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Lunch

 

1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

IQ Bars

 

Get up close and personal with Quorum's products. IQ Bars are designed to provide you with hands-on Q&A opportunities with our product experts.

Please note e-ONE runs all day, from 9:00 to 3:30.

Track 1: Revenue Accounting

Continuing education credits: NADOA (2 credits)

Revenue Accounting IQ Bar topics will include:

  • Tax & Regulation
  • Withholding and Checkwrite
  • Taking the "But" out of "Distribution"
  • Freestyle - Open topic discussion

Product: myQuorum Revenue Accounting

Job Title: Accounting Professional

Track 2: Financial Accounting

Financial Accounting IQ Bar topics will include: 

  • What Happens in Vegas... Can Help You Back in the Office - Key Takeaways and Next Steps
  • Tips and Tricks: General Ledger and Subsystem Navigation
  • myQuorum AFE and AP

Product: myQuorum Financial Accounting

Job Title: Accounting Professional

Track 3: Land Management

Continuing education credits: NALTA (non-core), NADOA (2 credits), AAPL

Land Management IQ Bar topics will include:

  • Experience myQuorum Land
  • Experience myQuorum DO
  • See How Equinor is Automating Acreage Reporting Using GIS
  • See How Steptoe & Johnson's Land Widgets Created with Design Studio

Product: myQuorum Land Management, myQuorum Division Order

Job Title: Land Professional, Division Order Professional, GIS Professional

Track 4: Gathering & Processing

Gathering & Processing IQ Bar will be in a "Learn, Inquire, Play, & Hang Out" style and the topics will include:

  • Quick History Lessons and Functional Overviews
  • Questions and Open Discussions
  • Trivia with Small Prizes to the Winners
  • Get to Know Your Quorum Applications and Subject Matter Experts

Product: myQuorum Plant Accounting, myQuorum Gathering

Job Title: Accounting Professional, Plant Accountant, Contract Admin & Manager, Division Order Professional, Business Analyst, Scheduler, Gathering Accountant

Track 5: Transportation

Transportation IQ Bar topics will include:

  • NAESB 3.1 Q&A
  • The Doctor Is In
  • Petting Zoo

 

Product: myQuorum Transportation & Storage

Job Title: Scheduler, Gas Accountant, Contract Admin & Manager, Superuser

Track 6: Come see e-ONE!

Please note e-ONE runs all day, from 9:00 to 3:30.

Join us for a look at e-ONE. We can tailor our demo to your interests, whether you are seeing it for the first time or want a look at areas you aren't familiar with:

  • Reporting 101
  • Workflow in Action
  • Data Integration
  • Logistics Automation

Product: e-ONE Marketing & Logistics

Job Title: Marketing & Trading Professional, Scheduler, Contract Admin & Manager, Credit & Risk Professional, Accounting Professional

Track 7: Reserves, Budget, and Economics

Reserves, Budget, and Economics IQ Bar topics will include:

  • Best Practices: Using MOSAIC for Building and Managing Your Budget
  • You'll Be Home for Christmas! - Automated Reconciliation
  • Field Development Planning
  • Using the Analysis Workbench to Understand the Range of Project Outcomes to Qualify Risk

Product: MOSAIC by Quorum Software

Job Title: Business Development Manager, Finance Professional, IT Manager, Reserves Professional, Engineering Professional

Track 8: myQuorum Developer Lab

Measurement IQ Bar topics will include:

  • A Perfect Match: Your Reporting Tools and Design Studio

Product: myQuorum Design Studio

Available Sponsorships

Our sponsors enjoy the unique advantages of increased visibility, exposure and brand awareness through Quorum. Sponsorships are available at varying levels and sell out fast, so don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to showcase your company and its solutions to our community of engaged and committed users.

For further details, download this document for full sponsorship packages.

Sponsorship Packages

FAQs

Agenda

Is this the final agenda?

We are currently finalizing the agenda. Please check back regularly for conference updates.

Should I arrive on Tuesday, April 23 or Wednesday, April 24?

Registration is on Tuesday, April 23 from 4 – 7 pm. The Tech Expo Hall will be open on those times as well. We will have a welcome networking reception in the Tech Expo hall during that time. Therefore, we encourage attendees to arrive and register Tuesday, April 23 rather than wait until Wednesday morning, April 24, to avoid longer wait times.

Why are Business and IT Leaders now attending Qnections? Isn't this show just for end-users?

Qnections is expanding and adding to its traditional user group conference to include compelling sessions for senior leaders and more peer-led content throughout. These industry leaders will attend sessions geared towards industry innovation with new forums designed specifically for them.

Can I pick and choose my schedule like last year?

Yes. Once we update the agenda with a complete list of all sessions, you will be able to pick and choose any sessions you’d like to attend throughout the conference. Check out our track suggestions personalized to you!

What session can I attend? Do I have to stay within tracks for products I own or can I attend tracks for other products I'm interested in?

Similar to last year, Qnections 2019 opens all end-user sessions to all Quorum customers. See something you like but don't have? Attendees will benefit from special software promotions.

App

How do I download the Qnections 2019 App?

The app will available to download from the iOS and Android app store starting in early April. An email notification will be sent with instructions to get started.

Who do I contact if I have question about or trouble downloading the app?

Please email usergroup@qbsol.com

Why is the Qnections 2019 app important to download?

The Qnections 2019 app will be your central hub for everything you'll need throughout Qnections including the full agenda, your personalized schedule, along with the ability to interact with other attendees, participate in Qnections 2019 games, and post on social media!

I can't find the Qnections 2019 App in the app store.

The Qnections 2019 app will be available for download in early April 2019. Quorum will reach out to registrants when it is available with further instruction on the process. The app will be available on iPhone and Android app stores.

General

Who do I need to contact with questions not outlined?

Please email usergroup@qbsol.com

What does Quorum do with the pictures and video taken during Qnections?

Quorum or others on behalf of Quorum, will be photographing, audio and video recording, webcasting, and podcasting at Qnections venues and events. This includes, but is not limited to the general session, breakout session, technical sessions, technology hall, welcome receptions, and other activities. You agree that Quorum may use and share with partners, your image or likeness, if captured, in connection with any advertising or promotional content, program, or material for Qnections, Quorum and Quorum business and projects, or for any other lawful purpose, including by posting on public websites. Quorum is not, however, obligated to make any use of your image, name or likeness, or exercise any of the rights granted to it. You also understand that your image may appear in Qnections photos made available to you, other attendees, or the public, and that these third-parties may retain and distribute those photos.

Does Quorum provide a list of attendees to other attendees or sponsors?

Qnections is open only to customer and partner companies with a few exceptions. This list is proprietary information and, therefore, is not provided to exhibitors or attendees. Attendees and sponsors will, however, be able to contact fellow attendees and sponsors using the Qnections app.

Hotel

Who do I contact with questions about the room block or hotel reservations?

Like last year, Quorum has worked with MGM Grand to bring you one fee which bundles the cost of the conference along along with a 2 night stay at the resort. This also includes the networking receptions and all conference meals. Please let us know if you have any special room requests as we are managing the bulk of the hotel logistics this year. For any further information please send an email to usergroup@qbsol.com.

Can I extend my stay at the resort?

Yes! Please contact MGM directly. Let them know you are part of the Quorum conference. They also have great packages to explore surrounding areas.

Registration and Attendance

Can I only pay the conference fee? Is there a way to unbundle the overall cost of $1499 USD?

Unfortunately no. In order to bring you a conference at the MGM Grand and keep the cost the same as last year, we negotiated one flat price for the use of the conference facility along with dedicated room blocks. This gave us more leverage to keep the price low for our customers. You do have the option of using FlexPay. It’s still an overall price of $1499 USD, but you can split the total payment and be charged for just the $949 conference fee upon registration. You will then be automatically charged for your two nights' stay, two networking receptions and all meals as a second transaction on March 1 ($550).

How do I get Continuing Education credits?

Quorum offers Continued Education through the following Associations:

National Association of Lease and Title Analysts (NALTA) – Lease and Title Analysts

National Association of Division Order Analysts (NADOA) – Division Order Analysts

Texas A&M Kingsville – Measurement

General CEUs (continued education units) for all others who do not fall under one of the specific associations

What is the last day I can register?

The last day to register is March 22, 2019. However, we strongly recommend registering before February 14 to reserve your spot and take advantage of Early Bird Pricing. We expect spots to fill up quickly and encourage you to secure your place ASAP. All registration will close on March 22, 2019.

Can I bring a guest?

Yes! We know the resort is spectacular and you may want to bring a guest. You will be provided an option to select a Guest Package when you register. The Guest package is priced at $275 and includes the 2 networking receptions and all meals.

What is the cancellation and refund policy?

You will receive a full refund if you cancel on or before March 1, 2019. No refunds will be issued after March 1, 2019 or for no shows.

If I can no longer attend, can I transfer my registration to a colleague?

Yes, but please do so before March 22, 2019 to provide us with enough time to work with the hotel to transfer attendee information and make sure that registration funds are allocated correctly.

What should I wear?

Most conference attendees wear business casual attire.

What does the registration fee cover?

The total registration cost of $1499 USD covers the conference registration fee ($949), a 2 nights’ stay at the hotel, 2 networking receptions and all meals and refreshment breaks.

What if I have dietary restrictions?

All food at the conference is served buffet style. At every meal, vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options will be provided. If you have dietary restrictions beyond those listed, please note them accordingly on your registration form in the space provided.

Are meals provided at Qnections?

We will provide breakfast, lunch and dinner on Wednesday, April 24. Only breakfast and lunch will be provided on Thursday, April 25. Additionally, we will provide snacks and beverages during breaks and in between sessions.

Speaker/Sponsorship

Are speaker and/or sponsorship exhibit opportunities available? If so, who do I contact?

We are always looking for great content we can include and feature during the conference! Case studies and implementation stories that are tied to business value & ROI are of great interest. We encourage you to submit a topic and abstract for our Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to review.