The Petroleum Association of Wyoming’s 2021 Annual Meeting is Live and In-Person!

Here you will find the most up-to-date agenda for the Annual Meeting. Check back often as speakers, panels and other events will be added as they are confirmed.

7:00 AM

Registration Opens

Location: Grand Ballroom Hallway, Little America Hotel and Resort

Vendor Set-Up Opens

Location: Grand Ballroom A & D, Little America Hotel and Resort

8:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Applying the NEPA Process: Tribal Consultation, Cultural and Historic Preservation, and the Endangered Species Act
Michael Smith, Ph.D., The Shipley Group
A joint project of PAW and the Wyoming County Commissioners Association.

Gain insight and perspective on the evolution of the National Environmental Policy Act and go into detail about revisions implemented by CEQ in 2020. Next, this session will home in on tribal consultation, the National Historic Preservation Act and Endangered Species Act so NEPA practitioners are prepared to thoroughly understand these areas of growing influence.

Location: Sheridan Room, Little America Hotel and Resort

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Wyoming’s Tax Structure Training Module, Ad Valorem Taxation
Craig Grenvik, Wyoming Department of Revenue Mineral Tax Division Administrator
Emily Paravicini, Sublette County Treasurer

Location: Wyoming C & D, Little America Hotel and Resort

11:30 AM to 12:45 PM

Vendor Appreciation Lunch

Open to all registered attendees and vendors, even non-golfers!

Location: Cheyenne Country Club

1:00 PM

PAWPAC Golf Tournament shotgun start. Register Here.

Location: Cheyenne Country Club

1:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Cooperating agency best practices for NEPA document review, key Federal Appellate Court NEPA decisions, and an update on the Biden Administration Initiatives
Michael Smith, Ph.D., The Shipley Group
A joint project of PAW and the Wyoming County Commissioners Association.

NEPA can be challenging, even for those familiar with its processes. Attendees will be presented with insights and best practices for effectively reviewing NEPA documents. And to be prepared for what’s to come, Dr. Smith will detail recent Federal Court decisions and areas of particular interest for the Biden Administration.

Location: Sheridan Room, Little America Hotel and Resort

5:30 PM

Opening Reception

Open to all registered attendees and invited guests

Location: Cheyenne Country Club

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7:00 AM

Registration Opens

Location: Grand Ballroom Hallway, Little America Hotel and Resort

Trade Show Opens

Location: Grand Ballroom A & D, Little America Hotel and Resort

8:00 AM

Opening General Session

Location: Grand Ballrooms B & C, Little America Hotel and Resort & Livestreamed

Welcome, Brian Woodard, Chesapeake Energy and PAW Vice President

Environmental, Social and Governance: New reality? Passing fad? Or what we have always done? 

A panel discussion hosted by Glen Murrell, Executive Director, Wyoming Energy Authority

  • Nigel Jenvey, Managing Partner, New Frontiers; Strategy and Business Development, Baker Hughes
  • James Yardley, Corporate ESG Lead, The Williams Companies
  • Ravi Pai, Director, Advisian – Energy Transitions
  • Paul Ulrich, Vice President, Jonah Energy

Keynote Speaker: Bob Phillips, Chairman, President & CEO, Crestwood Equity Partners

Mr. Phillips has more than 43 years of experience in the energy industry. He previously served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (NYSE: EPD). Prior to Enterprise, Mr. Phillips served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of GulfTerra Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: GTM), and as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Eastex Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: ETEX).

Mr. Phillips holds a B.B.A from the University of Texas at Austin and a Juris Doctorate from South Texas College of Law.

9:45 AM

Networking break.  Visit exhibitors.

Location: Grand Ballrooms A & D, Little America Hotel and Resort

10:15 AM

Morning Concurrent Breakout Sessions

CCUS, Promise and Possibility for a low carbon future in Wyoming
A panel moderated by Dr. Fred McLaughlin, Interim Director, UWYO School of Energy Resources Center for Economic Geology Research

  • CCUS: Enabling Wyoming’s decarbonized economy – Dr. Glen Murrell, Director, Wyoming Energy Authority
  • Wyoming’s geologic perspectives to CCUS and Class VI permitting – Scott Quillinan, Director of Research, UWYO School of Energy Resources
  • What oil & gas companies need to know about CCUS regulations: An overview & update for Wyoming producers – Kipp Coddington, Director, UWYO Center for Energy Regulation and Policy Analysis
  • The economics of CCUS – Dr. Ben Cook, UWYO Department of Economics

Location: Wyoming Room A & B, Little America Hotel and Resort & Livestreamed

and

Pre-planning for successful permit applications, 
Randy Maxey, Senior Manager of Business Development and Government Affairs, Grouse Mountain Environmental Consultants

Under the current Administration’s policies on federal leasing, permitting and renewals, oil and gas operators must look to maximize their development’s potential success.  Regulatory pre-planning is imperative well in advance of these development scenarios.  Mr. Maxey uses his years of experience and methodologies to illustrate for industry how to minimize the regulatory uncertainties associated with Federal Oil and Gas development.

Location: Wyoming Room C & D, Little America Hotel and Resort

12:00 PM

Lunch

Location: Grand Ballrooms B & C, Little America Hotel and Resort

Sponsored By

Halliburton
12:30 PM

Afternoon General Session

Location: Grand Ballrooms B & C, Little America Hotel and Resort & Livestreamed

Welcome, Kaylene Gardner, Crowheart Energy and PAW Secretary-Treasurer

A Discussion of Wyoming’s Energy Future
A fireside chat with Dave True hosted by Wyoming Business Alliance President Cindy DeLancey.

A View from Washington
The Honorable Liz Cheney (R-WY), United States Representative

Address from Dr. Holly Krutka, Executive Director of the University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources & Hydrogen Center of Excellence

Comments from the Honorable Tara Nethercott, Wyoming State Senator SD04

Keynote Speaker: Vicki Hollub, President and CEO, Occidental Petroleum Corp.

 

Ms. Hollub became President and Chief Executive Officer of Occidental Petroleum Corporation in April 2016. She has been a member of Occidental’s Board of Directors since 2015. During her 35-year career with Occidental, Ms. Hollub has held a variety of management and technical positions with responsibilities on three continents, including roles in the United States, Russia, Venezuela and Ecuador. Most recently, she served as Occidental’s President and Chief Operating Officer, overseeing the company’s oil and gas, chemical and midstream operations.

A graduate of the University of Alabama, Ms. Hollub holds a Bachelor of Science in Mineral Engineering. She was inducted into the University of Alabama College of Engineering 2016 class of Distinguished Engineering Fellows.​

1:45 PM

Networking break.  Visit exhibitors.

Location: Grand Ballrooms A & D, Little America Hotel and Resort

2:00 PM

Afternoon Concurrent Breakout Sessions 1

Telling Our Story: Communication, Community Engagement and Media Relations Strategies
Ryan McConnaughey, PAW Director of Communications; Cheryl Howard, Enbridge Stakeholder Engagement Advisor; & Matt Most, Ovintiv Vice President, Government Relations

In today’s landscape, it is more important than ever to tell our story directly and authentically. This session will outline PAW’s communication and media relations efforts and explore best practices in oil and natural gas communications and community engagement.

Location: Wyoming Room A & B, Little America Hotel and Resort & Livestreamed

and

Emerging technologies and solutions for emissions control and leak detection
Nancy Vehr, Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality Air Quality Administrator; Mark Smith, EOG Resources Senior Specialist – Safety & Environmental; Jerad Stack, Flowstate CEO & Founder; and Kaitlyn Lopez, Crestwood Midstream Partners Senior Environmental Specialist

Since 1990 total emissions from oil and natural gas development in Wyoming have decreased by 63.5%. These improvements can be traced to innovations and technologies within our industry, along with a partnership from regulators in Wyoming. This session features industry leaders in the areas of emissions control, leak detection, and emerging technologies in environmental compliance and the lead regulator for air emissions in Wyoming. Participants will learn about regulatory compliance and changes on the horizon, as well as discover best practices and new technologies for application in the field.

Location: Wyoming Room C & D, Little America Hotel and Resort

3:15 PM

Networking break.  Visit exhibitors

Location: Little America Hotel and Resort

3:45 PM

Afternoon Concurrent Breakout Sessions 2

Converse County Oil & Gas Project: Beginning Stages of Implementation, What’s to Come, and Importantly, Raptors
Lonny Bagley, Acting Manager, High Plains District, Wyoming BLM; Amanda Losch, Habitat Protection Program Manager, WGFD; & Bret Sumner, Shareholder, Beatty & Wozniak, P.C.

The environmental analysis for the Converse County Oil & Gas Project took the better part of a decade to complete when the record of decision was finally signed in December 2020 by the Secretary of the Interior. This session will provide a status update on the implementation of the project, what progress has been made, and a broad look at policy changes that may affect development. Additionally, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department will offer an update on the proposed raptor study in the area. 

Location: Wyoming Room A & B, Little America Hotel and Resort & Livestreamed

and

Legacy Asset Litigation: Wyoming’s Perpetual Liability Problem and How to Avoid it.
Jeff Pope, Senior Associate & Macrina Sharpe, Associate, Holland & Hart LLP

Six years ago, the Wyoming Supreme Court established a doctrine that has created perpetual liability for oil and gas operators, among others, who have long since ceased operations in the state. This ruling has spawned dozens of lawsuits and even more settlements that have cost former operators tens of millions of dollars. The doctrine also represents the potential for more litigation and further risk associated with legacy assets. This presentation will explore the origin of Wyoming’s growing legacy asset litigation problem and provide solutions for how to avoid the trap in the future.

Location: Wyoming Room C & D, Little America Hotel and Resort

and

University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources Poster Session

Open through the Cocktail Hour

Location: Grand Ballroom B & C Mezzanine, Little America Hotel and Resort

5:15 PM

Cocktail Hour

Featuring music by the

Location: Grand Ballroom B & C Mezzanine, Little America Hotel and Resort

6:00 PM

Chairman’s Dinner and Evening General Session

Location: Grand Ballroom B & C, Little America Hotel and Resort & Livestreamed

Keynote Speaker: Mark Mills, Manhattan Institute Senior Fellow

 

Mr. Mills is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a faculty fellow at Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, where he co-directs an Institute on Manufacturing Science and Innovation. He is also a strategic partner with Cottonwood Venture Partners. Mills is a regular contributor to Forbes.com and is author of Digital Cathedrals (2020) and Work in the Age of Robots (2018). He is coauthor of The Bottomless Well: The Twilight of Fuel, the Virtue of Waste, and Why We Will Never Run Out of Energy (2005).

He served in the White House Science Office under President Reagan and subsequently provided science and technology policy counsel to the Department of Energy, and U.S. research laboratories. He holds a degree in physics from Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada​.​

Sponsored By

Marathon
8:00 AM

PAW Board of Directors Meeting

Location: Wyoming Room A & B, Little America Hotel and Resort