David Baldwin

Co-President, SCF Partners

Earning his degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Texas in the 1980′s, David began his career as a Drilling and Production Engineer with Union Pacific Resources. Intrigued with the business aspect of the energy industry, David returned to his alma mater to earn his MBA.

While in graduate school, David started an energy consulting business and worked for General Atlantic Partners, a global venture capital firm and early investor of SCF. He met SCF Founder L. E. Simmons through General Atlantic and joined SCF after graduating in 1991. Over the years, David has been responsible for creating numerous investment platforms around emerging energy trends. He is currently responsible for overseeing SCF’s U.S. based investments.

David is an avid golfer, traveler and Longhorn die-hard, and has a long-standing commitment to The Center, a Houston organization that serves adults with developmental disabilities, where he is a board member and past President. In 2016, he and his wife, Maire founded Pursuit (www.pursuitride.org), and led a 3,500 mile bike journey across the United States that raised $13 million and helped to advance awareness, collaboration and knowledge supporting people with intellectual and developmental disABILITIES. He also is a member of the Board of Directors of Forum Energy Technologies, Nine Energy Services, and Select Energy Services, and a Trustee of the Baylor College of Medicine and Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center Hospital, as well as the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Center for Energy, Law and Business at The University of Texas at Austin.


Continuous Technology Disruptions

We have bene ted from a string of technology disruptions in E&P over the last decade that have doubled the amount produced per well while simultaneously dropping the cost. Can that trend continue? What are the most promising technologies for exploration, development, and exploitation of unconventional reservoirs for the next 2 years, 5 years, 10 years? Which technologies are most likely to fail?

All Discussion Leaders & Topics

Scott Anderson

Senior Policy Director, US Climate and Energy Program

Discussion: Where is the common ground with the environmental movement?


Don Bagley

Vice President - Business Development at ExxonMobil Exploration Company

Discussion: International Exploration


David Baldwin

Co-President, SCF Partners

Discussion: Continuous Technology Disruptions


Porter Bennett

President and CEO, Ponderosa Advisors LLC

Discussion: Oil & Gas Fundamentals and their Impact on the Future of Energy


Kirk Coburn

Shell Technology Ventures, Co-founder The Frontier Conference

Discussion: AI and Machine Learning: Where and how is it applied today and how will it be applied tomorrow in E&P and Trading?


Tom Gardner

President, Millennium Energy Advisors

Discussion: Financing E&P Projects: A Whole New Landscape


Kathleen Hartnett White

Distinguished Senior Fellow-in-residence & Director, Armstrong Center For Energy & The Environment

Discussion: Global Warming: Dead on Arrival or a Looming Disruptor?


Katie Mehnert

Founder and CEO of Pink Petro

Discussion: Talent and Culture - The New Ts and Cs For Energy


Mark Mills

Partner, Cottonwood Venture Partners

Discussion: Which renewables have a legitimate chance to disrupt hydrocarbons? What is needed for them to do so?


Patrick Reames

Founder, Commodity Technology Advisory

Discussion: Blockchain: Where and how will it be best used in oil and gas?


Dr. Mukul Sharma

Professor, W.A. (Tex) Moncrief, Jr. Centennial Chair in Petroleum, Geosystems and Chemical Engineering University of Texas at Austin

Discussion: Water: Reinjection or Reuse? How is the technology evolving?


Mona Sutphen

Partner, Macro Advisory Partners, and Former White House Deputy Chief of Staff of Policy

Discussion: Geopolitics: Inevitable Disruption


Matt Thomas

President and CEO of JP3 Measurement

Discussion: How Are Machine Learning and Data Analytics Changing Crude and Natural Gas Marketing?


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