Please review the following tentative agenda carefully. The schedule of committee sessions has changed. This is a preliminary schedule of events. Times and dates of committee sessions may continue to alter slightly. We will update as speakers and times are confirmed.  

Beau Rivage

Biloxi, Mississippi

Sunday, May 18th

12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.



3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Social Media Training  
6:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.            

Welcome Reception: Beauvoir

Monday, May 19th

7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.          

Continental Breakfast 

7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Guest Program

8:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

General Session 

Chairman's Address- Governor Phil Bryant of Mississippi

Guest Speaker - Jostein Mykletun, Consul General of Norway, Ambassador

Feature Speaker - Dr. Paula Gant, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Energy, Office of Fossil Fuel, US Department of Energy

10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.


10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

General Session Resumes

Tuscaloosa Marine Shale: Challenges & Opportunities

Moderator: David Russell, McGowan Working Partners

Allen Floyd, Director of Field Operations, Mississippi Oil & Gas Board

Richard Harrell, Director, Office of Pollution Control, Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality

Eduardo Sanchez, CEO & President, Sanchez Oil & Gas

Cory Christofferson, Senior Vice President, Reservoir & Production Engineering, Goodrich Petroleum

Charles Cusack, Chief Operating Officer, Halcon Resources

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.


1:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Council of State Regulatory Officials

1:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Council of State Oil & Gas Attorneys

3:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.


3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

State Review Committee

3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Resolutions Committee

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Hotel Reception 

Tuesday, May 20th

7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast 

7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Environment Research, Resource & Technology Committee

Induced Seismicity & the States
Richard J. Simmers, Chief, Division of Oil & Gas Resources Management, Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Land Use Site Selection Information Tool (LUSSIT)
Rob Lenarcic, Energy Business Development Manager, Latitude Geographics

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. International Committee

Hydraulic Fracturing - Working Together to Address New Challenges: A Canadian Story

Ron MacDonald, Senior Advisor, Oil & Gas Branch, Operations Division, Alberta Energy Regulator

Mark Salkeld, President & CEO, Petroleum Services Association of Canada

Stuart Venables, Senior Petroleum Geologist, Operations Division, British Columbia Oil & Gas Commission

10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Public Outreach Committee

United States' High School Petroleum Academies: Developing the Pipeline for Industry
Anne Ford, Director, IPAA/ Petroleum Equipment Suppliers Association Energy Education Center

Unleashing the Energy Revolution
Matt Koch, Vice President, Institute for the 21st Century Energy, US Chamber of Commerce

10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Public Lands Committee

10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EPA/ IOGCC MOU Meeting

12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Steering Committee

12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Lunch on your own 

1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Environment & Safety Committee

Update on California's SB4
Mark Nechodom, Director, California Department of Conservation

Colorado Flood Response: Lessons Learned
Matt Lepore, Director, Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission

Legal Issues Associated with the MSOGB's rule 68 - Land spreading of small amounts of NORM as a disposal option
Jeffery P. Reynolds, P.A., Attorney at Law


1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.


Legal & Regulatory Committee

CO2 EOR: Challenges & Opportunities

Patrick Sullivan, President, Mississippi Energy Institute

Greg Schnacke, Executive Director, Governmental Relations, Denbury Resources, Inc.

Keith Bowman, EOR Geological Manager, Tellus Operating Group, Inc. 


3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Business Session