2016 Annual Conference
Little Rock, Arkansas
October 2 - 4, 2016

Energy Research, Resources and Technology Committee
Chair: Tom Williams, Texas

>>Potential Implications of Federal Oil and Natural Gas Methane Regulations 
Lee Fuller, Executive Vice President, IPAA

>> ERRT Study Report: Regulatory Adaptation to Emerging Technology and Practices 
Mark Nechodom, President, Nechodom Associates 

>> Winning the War on Pipelines
Tommy Foltz, Executive Vice President, Consumer Energy Alliance

>> US Marginal Wells – Asset or Liability 
Tom Williams, President, RPSEA 

Environment and Safety Committee
Chair: Ben Schoffmann, Alaska

>>Operating Safely: A Pathway to Increased Competence in Oil and Gas Operations 
Mark Denkowski, Executive Vice President of Operational Integrity, International Association of Drilling Contractors

>>Next-Generation Facilities Enhance Environmental Protection in Colorado  
John Tuckwiller, Senior Field Facilities Engineer, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation

International Committee
Chair: David Hardie, Alberta

>> Regulating During a Natural Disaster: The Fort McMurray Fire 
David Hardie, Senior Advisor, Closure and Liability Branch, Alberta Energy Regulator

>>The Future of End of Life Obligations Following Redwater Energy Corporation 
Jil MacDonald, Vice President, Closure and Liability Branch, Alberta Energy Regulator

Legal and Regulatory Affairs Committee
Chair: Matt Lepore, Colorado

Produced Water & State Regulation Panel 

>> Ken Harris, Oil and Gas Supervisor, Division of Oil, Gas, & Geothermal Resources, California Department of Conservation 

>> Scott Dawson, Deputy Division Director, Oil Conservation Division, New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department 

>> Lynn Helms, Director, Department of Mineral Resources, North Dakota Industrial Commission

>> Lori Wrotenbery, Director, Oil and Gas Division, Railroad Commission of Texas 

Public Lands Committee
Chair: LaVonne Garrison

>> EPA’s Clean Power Program, it is not just about coal 
Patrick Day, Partner, Holland and Hart

>> Understanding BLM's Planning 2.0 Rule and How It Will Affect the States 
Carolyn Loder, Manager, Mineral Rights & Public Lands, Freeport-McMoRan

>> Navigating the Permitting Process for Large Project in Alaska
Sara Longan, Executive Director, Alaska Department of Natural Resources

Public Outreach Committee
Chair: Bethany McCorkle

>> South Texas Oil and Natural Gas Education Outreach: Spurring Education Energy Day 
Haley Curry, Vice President of External Affairs, South Texas Energy & Economic Roundtable 

States First Forum

>> States First Initiative & State Oil and Gas Regulatory Exchange 
Lawrence Bengal, Director, Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission

>> Update: Gas Storage work group 
Hal Fitch, Director, Office of Oil, Gas and Minerals, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality & Rick Simmers, Chief, Division of Oil, Gas and Resources Management, Ohio Department of Natural Resources

>> STRONGER: 2010 - 2012 Hydraulic Fracturing Reviews Ryan Steadley, Executive Director, STRONGER
Ryan Steadley, Executive Director, STRONGER