This event offers prospects, producers and purchasers a unique chance to connect, reconnect, and make deals. More intimate than the annual NAPE Summit, this show is a “must attend” event for those who want to network with the people and players that have firsthand knowledge of the opportunities and prospects throughout the area.
The 2014 NAPE Denver Business Conference will address the current issues facing producers in the Intermountain West. During the opening session of the conference, a mix of operators, service companies and midstream professionals will provide an in-depth look at the current operating environment in the region. Topics of discussion will include new areas of opportunities, drilling best practices, production enhancement developments and service and supply costs. In the afternoon, a distinguished panel of speakers will discuss the increasingly important political and regulatory issues facing producers in the Rockies. Producers and issue experts will discuss and provide their experience, opinion and solutions for operating in this evolving political economy
10:00 am - 10:15 am – WELCOME
Dan Naatz, Senior Vice President Federal Resources & Political Affairs
Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA)
10:15 am - 11:45 am – OPERATIONS IN THE ROCKIES
This panel will feature a mix of operators, service companies and midstream professionals for an in-depth look at the current operating environment in the region. Each panelist will offer a brief overview of their current regional operations and some of their near-term and long-term pertinent challenges. Topics of discussion will include new areas of opportunities, how the evolution of the region’s plays is progressing with a topical perspective on midstream bottlenecks, drilling best-practices, production enhancement developments, drilling efficiencies and the minimization of environmental impact, service and supply costs, political and community challenges and other topics of interest.
Mike Brunstein, Vice President Rockies Basin | Schlumberger
Tad True, Vice President | Belle Fourche Pipeline Company
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm – LUNCH
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm – Key Federal Environmental Regulatory Issues That Could Impact Your Company – What is Coming Down the Pipeline and What is Industry Doing to Respond?
This panel includes a number of speakers that will discuss regulatory issues facing producers in the Intermountain West. Particular focus will be given to federal regulatory issues developing in Washington that will impact western operations in the near future. In addition to offering an overview of some of the challenges facing producers operating in the region, the panel will discuss possible strategies to respond, including the development of a government relations strategy for federal agencies as well as the role of the courts.
Charles D. Davidson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer | Noble Energy Inc.
Matthew Kellogg, Tax & Environmental Counsel | Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA)
Mark S. Barron, Associate | BakerHostetler
Kathy Beckett, Member | Steptoe and Johnson, PLLC
David Bernhardt, Shareholder | Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck (BHFS)