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Annual Business Meeting 2021

Due to the circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the IOGCC Annual Business Meeting, which is scheduled to occur May 12, 13, 17 – 18, 2021, will be conducted virtually via Zoom.

The IOGCC annual meetings have proven to be invaluable opportunities for the exchange of information and ideas. We look forward to working together to have a successful 2021 Virtual Annual Business Meeting in May.

We are excited to meet in person at the Annual Conference which will be held in beautiful Sante Fe, New Mexico on November 7-9, 2021.

If you have any questions, please contact Amy Childers at [email protected].


IOGCC Virtual Annual Business Meeting 
May 12, 2021, May 13, 2021, and May 17-18, 2021
Meetings take place in Central Time Zone

Via Zoom

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

10:00am-12:00pm             Council of Oil and Gas Attorneys 

Continuing Legal Education (CLE One-Hour Credit)

“Arkansas’ Brine Production Business—How You Make Something Out of Less Than Nothing”  
Thomas Daily, Daily Woods and Law

Oil and Gas Attorney Roundtable

1:00pm-3:00pm                 Council of Regulatory Officials

Idle/Orphan Well Report 2021 Update
Hal Fitch, H. R. Fitch Consulting Services LLC

Upcoming ESG Webinar 

Regulatory Officials Roundtable

Thursday, May 13, 2021

1:00pm-2:30pm                 Resolutions Committee

Friday, May 14, 2021

12:30pm-1:30pm               Resolutions Committee - Continued

Registration link for the continued Resolutions Committee meeting:

Monday, May 17, 2021

10:00am-10:30am             Opening Session

The Honorable J. Kevin Stitt, Governor of Oklahoma, IOGCC Chair 
Wayne Christain, IOCC Vice-Chair
Ken Wagner, IOGCC Second Vice-Chair

10:30am-12:00pm             Energy Resources, Research and Technology Committee

2021 Knowledge Sharing Project Update
Kaitlyn Smith, Regulatory Technical Liaison Intern, IOGCC

"Hydrogen at Scale in the United States - Why Geology Matters"
Mark Shuster, Associate Director of the Bureau of Economic Geology, University of Texas at Austin

"Micro and Nano Sensors for the Sub-Surface"
Jay Kipper, Associate Director of the Bureau of Economic Geology, University of Texas at Austin

Upcoming Webinar Series with SPE

12:30pm-2:00pm              Environment and Safety Committee

Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) Safety Survey 
Kaitlyn Smith, Regulatory Technical Liaison Intern, IOGCC

TENORM Project Discussion
Scott Winters, Consultant

Open Discussion of CCUS (Carbon Capture, Use and Storage) Developments 

2:30pm-4:00pm               Public Outreach Committee

IOGCC 2021 Chairman's Stewardship Awards
Amy Childers, Projects Manager, IOGCC

Oil and Gas Messaging and Progress 
Todd Staples, President, Texas Oil and Gas Association 

Basic Graphic Design Using Canva
Elizabeth McCormick, Marketing Strategist, McCormick Strategies 

Social Media 101
Travis McCormick, Chief of Staff for Commissioner Christian, Railroad Commission of Texas
Katie Haarsager, Public Information Specialist, North Dakota Industrial Commission 

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

10:30am-12:00pm             Legal and Regulatory Affairs Committee

Produced Water Ownership Survey Results 
Kimberly Wurtz, Attorney, Wurtz & Associates and Professor, Texas A&M University School of Law
Kaitlyn Smith, Regulatory Technical Liaison Intern, IOGCC

Impact of the Federal Administration's Decisions Regarding Leasing on Federal Land and Keystone Pipeline
Conversation Starters:

Mark Watson, Oil and Gas Supervisor, Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission 
Kathleen Sgamma, President of Western Energy Alliance
Committee Roundtable Discussion 


12:30pm-2:00pm              Public, Coastal and Tribal Lands Committee

Implications and Opportunities: The Biden Administration Executive Orders and Congressional Energy Initiatives
Conversation Starters:

Kathleen Sgamma, President of Western Energy Alliance
Stratton Edwards, Legislative Council, Capitol Hill Consulting Group
Sara Longan, Deputy Commissioner at State of Alaska, Department of Natural Resources
Committee Roundtable Discussion 

Public Lands Sub-Committee
Project Work - Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) with the Department of Interior (DOI)

Coastal Sub-Committee
Project Work - CCUS Offshore Report

Indigenous/Tribal Lands Sub-Committee
Project Work - Contact Directory 

2:30pm-4:00pm               Business Session 


To register in advance for the May 17th and 18th sessions, click the link below: 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

For questions regarding registration contact Cynthia McCollum at [email protected]