Energy Industry Speakers Set for NAPE Rockies Inaugural Business Conference

Mayor Michael B. Hancock Set to Offer Official Welcome to Denver CEO & Chairman of Whiting Petroleum James J. Volker to Keynote Business Conference

What: NAPE will kick-off its inaugural NAPE Rockies with a Business Conference focusing on the energy rich Rockies region from New Mexico to Canada while taking an in-depth look at the current operating environment (in the region). Discussions will cover a variety of topics including new areas of opportunities, best drilling practices, and ways to reduce environmental impact. Speakers will also focus on ways for energy leaders to cut production, service and supply costs.

When: Wednesday, December 11, 10 am – 3 pm

Where: Colorado Convention Center, Four Seasons Ballroom


James J. Volker, CEO & Chairman, Whiting Petroleum Corporation (Keynote Speaker)

Dan Naatz, Vice President of Federal Resources & Political Affairs, IPAA

Tisha C. Schuller, President, Colorado Oil & Gas Association (COGA)

Ted Brown, Senior Vice President- Northern Region Noble Energy, Inc.

Bob Laing, Area Director- Rockies, Baker Hughes

John Cleveland, Managing Director SFC Energy Partners

Matt Thompson, Vice President- Northern Division QEP Resources, Inc.

Simon Lomax, Mountain States Field Director, Energy In Depth (EID)

Dale Nijoka, Global Oil and Gas Leader, Ernst and Young

Brad Miller, General Manager- Regulator Affairs Anadarko Petroleum Corporation

Onsite Contact: Susan K. Medina 817.707.1306 or Jaime Hopkins 817.291.1331

Additional information:

NAPE, 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 together in one location, creating an environment to establish strategic alliances for doing business and initiating purchases and trades. In addition to the three NAPEs held each year in Houston, Winter NAPE and NAPE South, the NAPE brand has expanded to include two regional shows. NAPE East is held in Pittsburgh each spring and NAPE Rockies held in Denver in early winter. Internationally recognized, NAPE was created as the North American Prospect Expo in 1993 by AAPL and now includes IPAA, SEG and AAPG as partners. For more information, please visit and follow NAPE on Twitter at @NAPE_EXPO.