Annual Meeting 2018 Schedule

Annual Meeting 2018 Schedule

Schedule of Events


4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Salon Foyer 1

Conference Registration Open

6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Bus Departs Hotel Lobby at 6:15 pm and will run on a loop until all guests are accommodated


A Night at the National WWII Museum & Dinner

IPAA and LOGA welcome you to New Orleans, LA!

IPAA guests will enjoy an evening at the world renowned National World War II Museum complete with buffet dinner, entertainment reminiscent of the era, and a docent-led tour by IPAA former chairman, Paul Hilliard, a WWII veteran and the National WWII Museum Board Chairman. He will take you through the Campaigns of Courage pavilion and will be available to you throughout the entire evening as you explore the museum at your leisure.


7:30 am – 5:00 pm
Salon 1 Foyer

Conference Registration Open

8:00 am – 9:30 am
Salon 1-2

Prayer Breakfast

Kelly E. Miller
President & CEO, Miller Investment Company

The Honorable Bob McEwen (R-OH)

9:45 am – 10:45 am
Lafayette Ballroom

A View From Capitol Hill

Joel Noyes
Senior Manager, Government & External Affairs, Hess Corporation

U.S. Senator John Kennedy (R-LA)
John Kennedy was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2016. He has built a distinguished career as a conservative champion for the people of Louisiana and a dedicated watchdog of taxpayer money. Kennedy serves on the Appropriations, Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs, Budget, Judiciary and Small Business & Entrepreneurship committees in the U.S. Senate.

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Lafayette Ballroom

Training the Future of Our Industry

Gifford Briggs
President, LOGA


Dr. Natalie Harder
Chancellor, South Louisiana Community College (SLCC)
Interim Director, Acadiana Technical College (ATC)

Dr. Joseph Savoie
President, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Finance Committee Lunch
Finance Committee Members only

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Salon 3

Board of Directors Meeting
Open to All IPAA Members and Board Members; Closed to Members of the Press and Non-Members

Barry Russell
President & CEO, IPAA

Steve Hinchman, IPAA Incoming Chairman
President and CEO, Scala Energy

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Salon 3

2017-2019 Board of Directors’ Executive Session
Board Members only

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Mercier Terrace

International Focus on Argentina and Pre-Reception
Hosted by IAPG (Instituto Argentino del Petroleo y Gas) and the IPAA International Committee 

Argentina E&P Opportunities—At this event hosted by IAPG (Instituto Argentino del Petroleo y Gas), speakers including the Energy Secretary and various company representatives will discuss the transformative developments in the energy sector and new opportunities for potential foreign investment. Speakers will discuss oil and gas sector policy and geological highlights including the most active international shale play (Vaca Muerta) in addition to a recently announced offshore bid round.

Tara Lewis, Vice President, Heyco Energy Group

Ernesto A. López Anadón, President, Argentinean Oil & Gas Institute
Javier Iguacel, Energy Secretary
Miguel Gutiérrez, CEO, YPF
Carlos Ormachea, CEO, Tecpetrol
Gastón Remy, CEO, Vista Oil & Gas Argentina
Anuj Sharma, CEO, Phoenix Global Resources
Mariano Gargiulo, VP, Oil & Gas Services IAPG

Hosted by

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Cooperating Association Meeting
State and Regional Associations only

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Courtyard Jazz Reception

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Salon 3

Roustabout Dinner  Roustabout members and spouses/companions only

Steve Hinchman, IPAA Incoming Chairman
President and CEO, Scala Energy

Cam Marston
Author and Expert on the Generations

Sponsored by


7:30 am – 4:30 pm
Salon 1 Foyer

Conference Registration Open

7:45 am – 9:00 am

Concurrent Committee Meeting Breakfasts
• Environment & Safety – Lasalle
• Wildcatters’ Fund PAC – Evangelina
• Capital Markets – Acadia

9:00 am – 9:45 am
Lafayette Ballroom

The Role of IOGCC in Oil and Natural Gas Regulation

The IOGCC serves as the collective voice of member governors on oil and gas issues and advocates states’ rights to govern petroleum resources within their borders. The commission was formed more than 80 years ago to ensure the nation’s oil and natural gas resources are conserved and maximized while protecting health, safety and the environment.

Lee O. Fuller
Executive Vice President, IPAA

Lori Wrotenbery
Executive Director
Interstate Oil & Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC)

10:00 am – 11:00 am
Lafayette Ballroom

Midterm Election Outcome & Impact on Industry
Dan Naatz
Senior Vice President of Government Relations and Political Affairs, IPAA

The Honorable Jim Gerlach (R-PA)
President & CEO, Business-Industry Political Action Committee (BIPAC)

11:15 am – 12:00 pm
Lafayette Ballroom

Industry Infrastructure Issues

Increased oil and gas production presents ongoing challenges for transportation infrastructure because much of this increase is in areas with limited transportation, especially the Permian Basin. With production growth being directly tied to takeaway capacity, relief not expected until 2019 when new pipelines are expected to be built, and steel tariffs and quotas – what does all of this mean for the oil and gas industry now and in the near future? Join us for an active discussion that will address these important issues.

Lee O. Fuller
Executive Vice President, IPAA

Andy Black
CEO, Association of Oil Pipe Lines (AOPL)

Jeff Welch
President, NAmerico Energy Holdings (“NEH”) LLC

Sponsored by

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Salon 1–2

Membership Luncheon

Karl Brensike
CEO, Haymaker Minerals & Royalties II

David Gallagher
President & CEO, American Gilsonite Company

Candace Owens
Communications Director, Turning Point USA

Turning Point USA is an organization dedicated to winning back universities, which have become breeding grounds for indoctrination. Owens exploded onto the scene in the summer of 2017, gaining notoriety through her political vlog series on Youtube.

Chief Roughneck Award Sponsored by U.S. Steel

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Lafayette Ballroom

Technology Adoption and the Future of Oil & Gas

The oil and gas industry is in a position to benefit from advances in artificial intelligence that will provide exponential performance gains and increased profitability. There is a plethora of opportunity to solve critical problems faced in the oil and gas industry including drilling and completion optimization, reservoir and production optimization, asset management, ERP and business process efficiency leveraging technological innovations like artificial intelligence and machine learning; innovation that will build a foundation for long-term success. The goal of the independent producer is to be more efficient by having a lean structure and focusing on agile technology execution; the challenge—how do you integrate game-changing technology without disrupting the stability of operations?

Suzanne Ogle
Vice President – Investor Relations and Corporate Communications, Approach Resources, Inc.


Janeen Judah
Chevron (retired); Board of Directors, Patterson-UTI Energy

Sam Peterson
Partner/Principal, Financial Accounting Advisory Services Practice
Ernst & Young LLP

Nicholas Vandivere
CEO, ThoughtTrace

Sponsored by

2:45 pm – 3:30 pm
Lafayette Ballroom

Cyber SecurityProtecting Your Business

Join us for this enlightening session to learn of the latest cyber-attacks on oil and gas companies, the means hackers are using to infiltrate company infrastructure, how these attacks are expanding and the pro-active work being done to address these threatening challenges.

Barry Russell
President & CEO, IPAA


Jeffrey Rozek, CISSP, CRISC
Energy Cybersecurity Leader – Oil & Gas and
International Support, Americas Advisory Services, Ernst & Young LLP

Will Daugherty
Partner, Baker Hostetler LLP;
Member, Chambers USA-ranked Privacy and Data Protection Team

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Concurrent Committee Meetings
• Membership and Business Development – LaSalle
• Land & Royalty – Evangelina
• Natural Gas – Acadia

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Program Committee Meeting

5:45 pm – 7:15 pm
French Quarter Bar

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