TXOGA AD Valorem Tax Committee Annual Conference


By completing registration for this event, you are acknowledging that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By attending the event in person, you and any guests voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and agree not to hold the Texas Oil & Gas Association (TXOGA, Inc.) or any of their affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents, contractors, or volunteers liable for any illness or injury.



Wednesday, February 2

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
Introduction of the TXOGA Ad Valorem Tax Chair
Kerry Albright, Manager, Property & Severance Tax – Chevron
8:05 AM : TXOGA Remarks & Legislative Issues (Todd Staples, President—TXOGA)
8:30 AM : The Outlook for the Texas Economy and State Finances
Dale Craymer, President—Texas Taxpayers and Research Association (TTARA)
9:20 AM : Property Tax Assistance Division Update
Shannon Murphy & Rick Parker, Property Tax Assistance Division — TX Comptroller
9:45 AM : Break
10:00 AM : The Honorable Legislator (invited), Texas State Senator District 19
10:25 AM : What Have the Courts Done to Us Now? 2021-2022 Case Law Review
John Brusniak — Brusniak Turner Fine LLP
11:15 AM The Honorable Glenn Hegar (invited), Texas Comptroller
11:40 AM Texas Tax Fight 2022
James LeBas (invited) — Texas Fiscal Consulting
12:05 PM Lunch
1:05 PM Global Oil Market Outlook
Alfred Luaces, Sr. Commercial Advisor – Oils Pricing— Chevron
1:55 PM TBD
2:45 PM Break Sponsored by BRUSNIAK TURNER FINE LLP
3:00 PM Minerals Parameters Review
Ron Kane, Dir. of Prop. Tax — EOG Resources, Inc. and Minerals Subcmmtee. Chair
3:15 PM Ad Valorem Tax Legislative Update
Darren Owen, Property Tax Manager—ExxonMobil
3:30 PM Refining Update
Chip Twomey, CMI, Tax Mgr.— Marathon Petro. Co. and Refining Subcmttee. Chair
3:45 PM Pipeline Parameters Review
Bruce Nielson, CPA, Director Ad Val./Trans. Tax—The Williams Companies, Inc.
4:00 PM Tax Rate Review
Michael Read, Tax Advisor—BP
4:10 PM TBD
5:00 PM TBD


Thursday, February 3

7:15 AM Continental Breakfast/Late Registration
8:00 AM Call to Order and Conference Notes
Layne Wroblewski, CPA, Tax Manager—Devon Energy
Presentation of the 2022 Distinguished Service Awards
Kerry Albright, Manager, Property & Severance Tax—Chevron
8:15 AM TBD
9:05 AM Refining Trends and Outlook (Karl Bartholemew, PE, ASA, Sr. Tax Advisor—Shell)
9:55 AM Break
10:10 AM M&A Activity in the Energy Industry
Christopher L. Watson (Invited), Mng. Dir., Mrgrs. & Acqs. Group—Barclays Capital
11:00 AM Ethics
Tracey Foster, Co-owner & General Counsel—Hugh L. Landrum & Assoc.
11:50 AM Wrap Up, Door Prize, Adjournment

*Agenda times subject to change


  • Member registration fee: $225. Non-Member registration fee: $250. A $20 late fee applies after January 31st.
  • Online Registration ends on January 24th. Walk-in registration will be permitted at the conference registration desk beginning Wednesday, February 2nd.
  • 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:
Texas Oil & Gas Association (TXOGA, Inc.)
Attn: Ad Valorem Tax Conference
304 W 13th Street
Austin, TX 78701


  • The Conference subcommittee has negotiated a rate for attendees at the conference location of $229/night (for arrival date of January 28th through departure date of February 6th.)  This rate is limited so make your reservations today—If the group rate is no longer available, prevailing rates may be offered for some or all your dates.
  • Hotel reservations must be made on or before the cut-off date of Monday, January 10th.
  • Reduced self-parking: 25% off self-parking rate, billed upon checkout.
  • Complimentary guest room internet.
  • PREFERRED RESERVATION METHOD – Please Use This Reservation method:
TXOGA Passkey Online Reservation Link: https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/group-booking/SATRS/G-OILT
If you need additional assistance, please contact the Hyatt at 877-803-7534.

Truett Phillips Memorial Golf Tournament Information

  • When: Tuesday, February 1st, 2022, 1:00 PM Shotgun Start
  • Where: The Quarry Golf Course located at 444 E Basse Rd, San Antonio (210.824.4500)
  • Cost: $100 price includes lunch, Adidas polo, cart, unlimited use of practice facilities, and fabulous prizes.
  • Contact: Shane S. Smith (832) 625-5451



Layne Wroblewski
(405) 228-4495

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