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Summer NAPE August 17-19, 2011 Hilton Americas Houston and George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, TX the current tax structure that has encouraged industry investment for decades and fielded multiple questions from members of the industry about the political climate in Washington. The special guest speaker at the NAPE Industry Luncheon on August 18 was Lieutenant General Russel Honoré, who commanded the Joint Task Force for Hurricane Katrina. Lt. General Honoré stressed the need for cultivating a culture of preparedness, especially in states susceptible to natural disasters. General Honoré also spoke at the 2009 IPAA Annual Meeting in New Orleans. Through the luncheon, at this year's Summer NAPE, the industry generously gave more than $200,000 to charities, including Canine Companions for Independence, a non-profit that gives wounded veterans highly trained assistance dogs that help them regain mobility and independence. At the luncheon, former Special Forces soldier Jason Morgan was on hand to speak on how his dog, Nepal, helps him every day—not only physically, but emotionally, as well. IPAA is proud to support Canine Companions for Independence and encourages efforts to give back to our troops who make enormous sacrifices for our country’s freedom. Overall, Summer NAPE was another huge success for the industry, as well as the association. At the IPAA booth, staff was able to talk with our members, whom we always look forward to connecting with—and sign up some new members as well. For more information on NAPE, please visit www.napeexpo.com. ● 1. Pete Stark, vice president, IHS CERA, opens the IHS sponsored E&P Forum with “Shale Gale Part II – The Renaissance in Tight Oil.” 2. Tom Ward, chairman and chief executive officer of Sandridge Energy, gives the NAPE E&P Forum keynote presentation: “Characteristics of a Great Play.” 3. IPAA Vice President of Government Relations Lee Fuller delivers the afternoon presentation on “Independents’ Onshore Impact” during the E&P Forum. 4. Kent Satterlee, manager, regulatory policy – offshore for Shell Oil, speaking on “Balancing Safety with Restoring Production, Creating Jobs, and Increasing Revenue in the Gulf of Mexico” during the E&P Forum. 5. Georgia Southern University professor Dominique Halaby Ph.D. speaking on “Evaluating the Economic Impact of the Eagle Ford Shale,” during the E&P Forum. I n August 2011, the summer edition of the biannual NAPE expo was held at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. As always, several members of IPAA’s Washington staff traveled to Houston to attend NAPE, the world’s largest prospect and property expo, of which IPAA has been a proud partner since 1995. With more than 6,000 attendees on hand, NAPE proved once again to be an incredibly strong industry event despite temperatures in Houston peaking above 100 degrees. Ahead of the expo, as part of the NAPE Conference held in the neighboring Hilton Americas Houston hotel, Lee Fuller, IPAA vice president of government relations, was featured on an expert panel titled, “The Golden Goose – Spotlight on Economic Significance of the U.S. O&G Industry.” Fuller focused on the disastrous economic impacts of changing 1 2 3 4 5 32 IPAA Access | Winter 2012 http://www.napeexpo.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IPAA Access - Winter 2012

President’s Message
Leadership Profi les
Money Matters
IPAA’s New Look
An Industry Under Fire
Supply and Demand Committee Fall Meeting
Summer NAPE
OGIS® San Francisco
82nd IPAA Annual Meeting
New Members
Upcoming Events
Index of Advertisers

IPAA Access - Winter 2012