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Oklahoma-Texas Panhandle Chapter Involved in Midcontinent Energy Forum

The Industry Collective, which the IADC Oklahoma-Texas (OK-TX) Panhandle Chapter is part of, hosted this year’s Midcontinent Energy Forum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on 20 July. This forum is a one day, non-technical event open to all Oil & Gas industry professionals. The agenda included the following speakers, followed by a networking reception: 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Doug Lawler – President & CEO, Continental Resources

INDUSTRY UPDATE: Austin Harbour – Managing Director, Piper Sandler 

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: Brook Simmons – President, The Petroleum Alliance of Oklahoma 


  • Kurt Shipley – COO, Novo Oil & Gas (Moderator) 
  • Gary Gore – President & CEO, Gore Nitrogen
  • John Williams – Director, Sales & Marketing, Unit Drilling Company 
  • Don Crane – Product Line Director, Endurance Lift Solutions 

The Industry Collective is comprised of oil & natural gas organizations in the MidCon region that have come together and created a space where groups across various disciplines in the oil & natural gas community can network and support each other. Organizations involved include:

  • American Association of Drilling Engineers (AADE) Mid-Continent Chapter
  • American Petroleum Institute (API) Oklahoma City Chapter
  • Energy Workforce & Technology Council (EWTC)
  • International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) Oklahoma-Texas Panhandle Chapter
  • Mid-Continent Exploration & Production Safety (MCEPS) Network
  • Natural Gas and Energy Association of Oklahoma (NGEAO)
  • Oilfield Christian Fellowship (OCF) Oklahoma City Chapter 
  • Oklahoma City Association of Professional Landmen (OCAPL)
  • Oklahoma City Geological Society (OCGS)
  • Oklahoma City Pipeliners 
  • Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Oklahoma City Section
  • Society of Petroleum Evaluation Engineers – Oklahoma 
  • The Petroleum Alliance of Oklahoma
  • Young Professionals in Energy – Oklahoma City