Tom Gardner

President, Millennium Energy Advisors

Tom Gardner, founder, President and CEO of Millennium Energy Advisors, a Houston-based boutique A&D advisory firm, creates a new high standard in upstream energy transaction advisory through the first of its kind strategic alliance with one of the oldest and most respected independent petroleum consulting firms, Ryder Scott Company. His considerable experience in both the petroleum industry and financial community uniquely equips him to provide beneficial solutions for clients, many of whom represent emerging disruptors in energy finance.

His 30-year career of upstream-energy focused engineering, commercial, operational and business development began with Exxon and has since included three additional international energy companies, an international consulting firm, and both bulge-bracket and boutique energy investment banks prior to founding Millennium Energy Advisors. His credentials include a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering (Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas) and an MBA from Texas A&M University, (Registered Investment Banking Representative, Securities Principal and former Equity Analyst).


Financing E&P Projects: A Whole New Landscape

In the aftermath of the downturn, what is the state of the public markets today in terms of bottlenecks and opportunities? How does this differ for medium versus large companies? What are the requirements for an IPO to be a viable option? We’ve seen numerous Special Purpose Acquisition Companies that have IPO’ed: what has fueled the advent of SPACs and how are those being used today?

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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