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Presentations 2018 Annual Conference Coeur d'Alene, Idaho September 30, - October 2, 2018

General Session
Monday, October 1, 2018 

The Honorable Doug Burgum
Governor of North Dakota
Incoming Chairman's Address by Doug Burgum, Governor of North Dakota. For the slideshow referenced in the video, click here:



Council of State and Provincial Oil & Gas Regulatory Officials 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Lawrence E. Bengal, Director, Arkansas Oil & Gas Commission and Gary Looney, Assistant Director/Pipeline Program Administrator, Arkansas Oil & Gas Commission


Energy Research, Resources and Technology Committee
Chair: Scott Dawson, New Mexico 

Vice Chair: Tom Williams, Texas

Daniel Zimmerle - Senior Research Associate, Energy Institute, Colorado State University 
Lloyd Hetrick - Operations Engineering Advisor, Newfield Exploration Company 

 Alan Krupnick - Senior Fellow, Resources for the Future
"Demonstrating the Shale Research Clearinghouse"


Environment and Safety Committee
Chair: Adam Wygant, Michigan

Sam Sankar - Executive Director, Environmental Council of the States (ECOS)

Al Collins - Senior Director of Regulatory Affairs, OXY
“A Corporate Perspective on Carbon Capture, Utilization and Sequestration and 45Q”


International Committee
Chair: Trevor Swan, British Columbia
Vice Chair: David Hardie, Alberta 

Sean Curry - Vice President Operational Policy & Environment, British Columbia Oil & Gas Commission 
“Stewardship Tools for Informing Development”

Charles Porter - Vice President Strategic Engagement, British Columbia Oil & Gas Commission 
“Two Topics: First Nations Engagement and Community and Landowner Engagement”

 Leonard Hiebert - Area Director, Peace River Regional District
"Effectiveness of Community and Landowner Engagement"


Legal and Regulatory Affairs Committee
Chair: Ryan Hoffman, Kansas
Vice Chair: Eric Vendel, Ohio

Dave Schwarz - Oil & Gas Field Inspector, Idaho Department of Lands
“Lease Development Issues in Idaho”


Public Lands Committee
Chair: Patrick Padilla, New Mexico

Matthias Sayer - Deputy Cabinet Secretary, New Mexico Energy, Minerals & Natural Resources Department 

Robert Wood - Director, Engineering & Analysis Division, EPA Office of Water
"Status of EPA’s Produced Water Study"


Public Outreach Committee
Chair: Ian Wright, Utah
Vice Chair: Mark Truax, Colorado 

Katie Haarsager - Public Information Specialist for North Dakota Industrial Commission Department of Mineral Resources, Oil & Gas Division
 Kevin Brooks - Program Manager, Utah Office of Energy Development 

 Alex Epstein - President, Center for Industrial Progress
"The 3 Communication Obstacles Oil and Gas Supporters Face--and How to Overcome Them" 

Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 00:00 to Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 00:00