Annual Meeting 2019 Schedule

Annual Meeting 2019 Schedule

Schedule of Events

All events and committee meetings are open to all registered attendees unless specified otherwise.
All meetings are located on the Lower Level of the Fairmont, unless noted.


2:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Conference Registration Open

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Welcome to D.C. and IPAA’s 90th Annual Meeting Reception


7:00 am – 4:00 pm
Lower Lobby Foyer

Conference Registration Open

7:30 am – 8:30 am
John Adams Boardroom, 3rd Floor

Finance Committee Breakfast  Finance Committee Members Only

9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Ballroom 1

Board of Directors’ Meeting and Lunch  Board Members Only

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Kennedy Ballroom

Political Outlook

MODERATOR | Dan Naatz, Senior Vice President, Government Relations and Political Affairs, IPAA

SPEAKER | Amy Walter, The Cook Political Report

Known as one of the best political journalists covering Washington, Amy Walter is national editor of the non-partisan The Cook Political Report and a frequent on-air analyst. In addition to her weekly appearance on the popular “Politics Monday” segment on the PBS NewsHour, Amy also hosts WNYC’s nationally-syndicated public radio news program, “Politics with Amy Walter” on The Takeaway. She is a regular Sunday panelist on NBC’s Meet the Press and CBS’ Face The Nation, and appears frequently on Special Report with Bret Baier on Fox News.

2:15 pm – 2:45 pm
Kennedy Ballroom

A View From Capitol Hill

Dan Naatz, Senior Vice President, Government Relations and Political Affairs, IPAA

SPECIAL GUEST | U.S. Senator John Barrasso R-WY
Chairman of the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee

Senator John Barrasso was sworn in to the United States Senate in 2007 having represented the people of Natrona County in the Wyoming State Senate from 2003-2007. In November 2018, Barrasso was reelected to the U.S. Senate with more than 67% of the vote. He is the third-ranking member in the Senate Republican leadership as Chairman of the Senate Republican Conference. He serves on committees that directly impact Wyoming’s economy, energy interests, public lands, national parks and trade. In addition to other committee assignments, Barrasso is the chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. Senator Barrasso is known by many as Wyoming’s Doctor. During his 24 years as an orthopedic surgeon, Barrasso served as President of the Wyoming Medical Society and was named Wyoming Physician of the Year.

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Concurrent Committee Meetings
Open to anyone interested in progressing IPAA’s efforts in these related areas of interest.

• Capital Markets — Imperial II

• IPAA Wildcatters Fund Political Action Committee — Decatur

4:45 pm – 6:00 pm
Courtyard, Lobby Level

Networking Reception

6:15 pm – 8:30 pm
Buses depart Fairmont at 6:00 pm

Roustabout/Corporate Member Dinner at the historic Decatur House 
Roustabout/Corporate Members & Registered Companions only

Administration’s Economic Policy Update

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

SPEAKER | Larry A. Kudlow, Assistant to the President for Economic Policy and Director of the National Economic Council

Mr. Kudlow leads the coordination of President Donald J. Trump’s domestic and global economic policy agenda. Prior to the White House, Mr. Kudlow was a CNBC Senior Contributor and host of CNBC’s primetime show “The Kudlow Report.” He also served as chief economist and senior managing director of Bear Stearns & Company.

8:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Buses depart Decatur House and return to Fairmont after tour

Monuments by Moonlight Tour
Roustabout/Corporate Members & Registered Companions only; pre-registration required

IPAA Roustabout and Corporate level members will enjoy a champagne driving tour of D.C.’s monuments and memorials with a stop at the Lincoln Memorial for a photo op in front of the Washington Monument.


7:45 am – 5:00 pm
Lower Lobby Foyer

Conference Registration Open

8:15 am – 9:30 am
Grand Ballroom II

Member Hosted Prayer Breakfast

WELCOME | Kelly E. Miller, President & CEO, Miller Investment Company

INSPIRATIONAL SPEAKER | Jeff Struecker, Decorated U.S. Army Ranger


Your Greatest Need During Triumphs or Tears

At age 18, Jeff Struecker enlisted in the United States Army as an Infantryman and retired as a Chaplain with over 22 years of active federal service. In 2017, he was inducted into the US Army Ranger Hall of Fame. His combat experience includes participation in the invasion of Panama, Operation Desert Storm, Black Hawk Down in Somalia, and more than a dozen combat tours in Afghanistan and Iraq.   


10:00 am – 10:45 am
Kennedy Ballroom

Environmental Regulations Overview

INTRODUCTION | Lee O. Fuller, Executive Vice President, IPAA

Andrew Wheeler
Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

On February 28, 2019, the U.S. Senate confirmed Andrew Wheeler as the fifteenth Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.  Mr. Wheeler had previously been confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the EPA Deputy Administrator on April 12, 2018.

Mr. Wheeler has dedicated his career to advancing sound environmental policies. He began his career during the George H.W. Bush Administration as a Special Assistant in EPA’s Pollution Prevention and Toxics office. He was a Principal and the team leader of the Energy and Environment Practice Group at FaegreBD Consulting. He also served as the Co-chair of the Energy and Natural Resources Industry team across the entire firm. Prior to his work with the firm, Mr. Wheeler served for six years as the Majority Staff Director and Chief Counsel, as well as the Minority Staff Director, of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. Before his time at the full Senate EPW Committee, Mr. Wheeler served in a similar capacity for six years for the Subcommittee on Clean Air, Climate Change, Wetlands and Nuclear Safety. Mr. Wheeler is the past Chairman of the National Energy Resource Organization (NERO).

11:00 am – 11:45 am
Kennedy Ballroom

Infrastructure Challenges

MODERATOR | Kurt Krieger, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

SPEAKER | Chairman Neil Chatterjee
Chairman, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Chairman Neil Chatterjee was nominated to the Federal Energy Regulatory
Commission in May 2017 and confirmed by the U.S. Senate in August 2017. He served as Chairman from August 2017 to December 2017, and was again named Chairman on October 24, 2018. Prior to joining the Commission, he was energy policy advisor to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Grand Ballroom II

Membership Luncheon and Chief Roughneck Award

WELCOME | Karl Brensike, CEO, Haymaker Minerals & Royalties, LLC

Presentation of Industry Chief Roughneck Award 

Help us recognize the 2019 Chief Roughneck Inductee who will be revealed at this year’s Membership Luncheon hosted by U.S. Steel. It’s anybody’s guess who the deserving winner is!

Presented every year at IPAA’s Annual Meeting since 1955, the Chief Roughneck award is a lifetime achievement recognition – an honor one receives from industry peers. Industry leaders nominate individuals based on lifetime contributions to the oil and gas industry, leadership, integrity, individual character, and perseverance.

1:45 pm – 2:30 pm
Kennedy Ballroom

Economic & Policy Trends for Oil & Gas (an Insider’s View)

Moderator | Fred Lawrence, Vice President of Economics and International Affairs, IPAA

Kevin Book
Managing Director, ClearView Energy Partners, LLC

Mr. Book will share his views on how Washington interprets the ongoing political debate surrounding oil and natural gas, hydraulic fracturing and the evolving environmental discussion from a U.S. perspective. At a time when the U.S. oil and natural gas production is leading the world rankings, Book will delve into the question of how the politicians’ and more importantly, the mainstream voters’, view on how the foundation of our energy mix (oil and natural gas) is changing and identifying some of the major political, regulatory and geopolitical challenges ahead for the industry.

Kevin Book heads the research team at ClearView Energy Partners, LLC, an independent firm headquartered in Washington, D.C. that serves institutional investors and corporate strategists. In his analytical capacity, Mr. Book covers economic and policy trends in oil, natural gas, coal and refined products. Outside the office, he appears frequently in print and broadcast media, participates in government and private-sector policy forums and meets with top Washington decision-makers. He has also testified before several House and Senate Committees. Mr. Book is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the National Petroleum Council.

2:45 pm – 3:30 pm

Cooperating Association Meeting  State and Regional Associations only

3:30 pm – 4:15 pm

Concurrent Committee Meetings
Open to anyone interested in progressing IPAA’s efforts in these related areas of interest.

• Land & Royalty — Decatur
• Membership — Imperial II

4:15 pm – 5:00 pm

Program Committee Meeting | Open to anyone interested in planning the 2020 IPAA Midyear Meeting

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Colonnade – Lobby Level

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