Come Meet MDN at O&G Awards in Dallas & OKC in October

MDN editor Jim Willis is pleased to participate in a series of Oil & Gas Awards events later this month. Jim has been asked to moderate two panel discussions at both the Southwest Oil & Gas Awards event being held in Dallas, TX on Oct. 23, and two panel discussions at the Midcontinent Oil & Gas Awards event in Oklahoma City, OK on Oct. 29. Although MDN readers are located mostly in the northeast, we have quite a few in both the Dallas and OKC areas. We’ve worked out a very special deal for MDN subscribers. Attend the one-day conference at either event (or at the third event in Bakersfield, CA on Oct. 21) for FREE. This is a golden opportunity for me to get to meet you, and for you to hear industry leaders from both the upstream and midstream discuss the most important regional issues affecting the oil and gas industry. Just head on over to this special page to register (seating is limited, register now): Here’s what you’ll hear at each event…

Southwest Event – Oct 23, 2014 – Dallas, TX

Keynote Address: Lessons learned from the regeneration of a legacy play – Discussing current and future opportunities in the Permian
Mark Elliott, Vice President Geology & Production, Laredo petroleum

Panel: Takeaway Capacity in the Southwest – How well prepared is the midstream to manage the growth in crude, condensate and NGL production?

2 Environmental Panels (Jim Willis moderating):

  • Minimizing the environmental impact of operations: Managing water, air and land
  • Ensuring regulatory compliance – The challenge of air pollution guidelines in the Southwest

2 Drilling Panels:

  • Rise of horizontal drilling in the Permian, how companies are reducing cost and increasing production
  • Improving Well Construction & Operation: Water supply, bi-fuel, pressure drilling, software aided design

2 Corporate Social Responsibility Panels:

  • Community Engagement – How can companies develop effective paths of communication?
  • Gaining the social licence for operation: Investing in local communities – charitable investments, work schemes

Lunch Keynote Address: Discussing the work of the Railroad Commission of Texas
Chairman Barry Smitherman, Railroad Commission of Texas

2 Health & Safety Panels:

  • Frac Sand Safety – Reducing onsite risk by introducing equipment such personal respirators and water spraying
  • Training to instil a culture of health and safety – What are the internal and external standards that must be applied for your company?

2 Completions Panels:

  • Well characterization, planning & operation – Using latest generation software to reduce cost and improve efficiency
  • Completion Method Selection – Identifying the right method for your well

Closing Address: Assessing the future of the Southwest plays – Will the next leap be based on the discovery of new plays or new technologies?
Chris Faulkner, President & CEO, Breitling Energy

Midcontinent Event – Oct 29, 2014 – Oklahoma City, OK

Keynote Address: How Technical Innovation reinvigorated the Midcontinent Oil and Gas industry: Identifying continued growth opportunities through system and skill investment

Panel – Assessing the importance of the Oil and Gas Industry to the Midcontinent: Identifying trends for growth, increased profit and the benefits to local communities

2 Environmental Panels (Jim Willis moderating):

  • Water, Air and Land Management – Assessing the training and equipment required to ensure regulatory compliance and the limitation of negative impact
  • Assessing the impact of new wildlife endangerment regulations on production operations, specifically regarding the lesser prairie chicken

2 Drilling Panels:

  • Increasing production with fewer rigs: Investigating the most effective applications of new technologies and methods such as pad drilling
  • Investigating the changing regulatory landscape for drilling in the midcontinent

2 Corporate Social Responsibility Panels:

  • Assessing the best methods for maintaining strong communication links with local communities and overcoming opposition
  • How companies are turning the tide of the public perception battle through concerted efforts both to educate but also highlight the “good news” stories

Lunch Keynote Address: At the Crossroads Of Oil and Gas Technology & Regulation: Looking Back to Go Forward
Dana Murphy, Commissioner, Oklahoma Corporation Commission

2 Health & Safety Panels:

  • Showcasing best practice in jobsite safety: Discussing the importance of effective training and latest technologies
  • Assessing the impact of OSHA regulations. What do companies need to do to ensure compliance?

2 Completions Panels:

  • Unconventional Shale: Increasing reservoir contact and drainage efficiency in completions
  • Comparing the range of completions methods currently being used in the midcontinent and the current period of experimentation

Market Update Presentation Greg Lorson, CEO, TEEMCO

Closing Address: Michael Teague, Secretary of Energy & Environment, State of Oklahoma

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