NAPE Expo Announces Business Conference Speaker Line-Up

  NAPE Expo Announces Business Conference Speaker Line-Up

20,000 Industry Leaders Expected to Attend World’s Largest E&P (Upstream) Oil
                                  & Gas Expo

Winter NAPE 2013

Business Wire

FORT WORTH, Texas -- January 15, 2013

Celebrating its 20^th year, NAPE Expo, the world’s largest E&P (upstream)
expo, is again bringing together oil and gas industry leaders and experts to
its Business Conference to be held Wednesday, February 6, 2013, during Winter
NAPE Expo. This year’s theme, “Transforming the Energy Landscape,” will
discuss how the growth and evolution of the United States’ unconventional boom
has and will continue to have huge impacts on the economy, job creation and
the revitalization of energy dependent industries, while also tackling how
these dynamics will coexist with community, environmental, logistics and
policy issues. And this meeting will provide context for the NAPE Expo
opportunities on showcase Thursday and Friday in the NAPE Expo.

“NAPE Expo has served the oil and gas industry for the past 20 years. The last
five [years] in this industry have truly been transformative for the U.S.
energy landscape,” said Marty Schardt, Executive Vice President of the
American Association of Professional Landmen. “This year we are thrilled with
our line-up of distinguished industry leaders as they discuss the issues that
come with our industry’s successes and challenges. It is the exchange of ideas
at forums, such as the Business Conference, which will allow for continued

This year’s line-up of distinguished speakers and panelists includes Steve
Mueller, President and Chief Executive Officer, Southwestern Energy Company;
Dan Sullivan, Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Natural Resources; Eli
Gruber, CEO, Ecologix Environmental Systems; just to name a few. The Business
Conference Luncheon Keynote Speaker Nariman Behravesh, chief economist of IHS,
will share his outlook on the U.S. economy and the role of energy in shaping
the economy. (A complete list of speakers can be found on the NAPE Expo
website at

This year, 2013 Winter Expo is slated for February 5-8, 2013 at the George R.
Brown Convention Center in Houston. Sponsored by IHS Inc., the leading global
source of insight, information and analysis, the Business Conference is held
the day before the Expo floor opens. It begins at 8 a.m. and will run until 5
p.m. followed by the “Icebreaker,” a networking reception.

The 2013 Business Conference will feature breakout sessions and panel
discussions to address a broad spectrum of energy issues. In the opening
keynote session, industry leaders will share their insights on the energy
landscape followed by a panel discussion, “The Dialogue on Energy,” to discuss
policy and regulatory issues. In the afternoon, senior executives will share
their insight on how expanding unconventional oil and gas supplies and
infrastructure are transforming the energy landscape. Experts in the final
panel will present their views on how technologies will impact the evolution
of oil and gas supplies and associated water management issues.

To Attend

Attendee and media registration is now open for both 2013 Winter NAPE and 2013
NAPE East. Those interested in attending or participating with an exhibit hall
booth can register online at Members of the news media who
would like to attend and cover NAPE are invited to register online at or on-site.

About NAPE Expo

NAPE Expo, the world’s largest E&P (upstream) expo, brings prospects and
producing properties (from the U.S. and around the world), capital formation,
services and technologies all together in one location, creating an
environment to establish strategic alliances for doing business and initiating
purchases and trades. NAPE Expos are held twice a year in Houston, and an
additional NAPE will be introduced in Pittsburgh in April 2013. NAPE Expo was
created as the North American Prospect Expo in 1993 by American Association of
Professional Landmen and now includes Independent Petroleum Association of
America, Society of Exploration Geophysicists and American Association of
Petroleum Geologists as partners. For more information, please visit and follow NAPE on Twitter at @NAPE_EXPO.

Created by the American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL) as the
North American Prospect Expo and held in 1993 at the Westin Galleria hotel
ballroom, the first NAPE had 80 booths and 800 attendees. In 1995 the
Independent Petroleum Association of America was added as a partner, and in
2004 the Society of Exploration Geophysicists and American Association of
Petroleum Geologists also joined as partners. The following year the first
Summer NAPE was held.


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