Held every February in Houston, the annual NAPE Summit is a networking event that brings together all the players necessary to forge, facilitate and close deals. In the upstream oil and gas business, it is the largest and most successful event of its kind in the world.

This massive three-day event offers prospects, producers and purchasers a unique chance to connect, reconnect and make deals. For those who seek to be successful in the upstream oil and gas business, the NAPE Summit is a “must attend” event that has the potential to open up a myriad of new and unexpected opportunities.

In addition to the 14.66 acres of exhibition space for deal making, the event is broken out into sessions that bring together respected and renowned speakers, vendors and attendees.

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This year’s expo will draw an expected 1,000 exhibitors for this three-day event. If there’s product or service to be bought or sold in the upstream oil and gas business, you’ll find it at our expo.

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Business Conference

Held on Wednesday, February 15, the conference invites leading executives, experts and speakers to examine E&P trends, legislative and regulatory challenges, technical advances and other topics of interest.

<p>​Bryan Sheffield</p>

Guest Speaker

​Bryan Sheffield

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AIPN Seminar

A new addition to NAPE Week and FREE for all Business Conference Registrants, the AIPN Seminar will be hosted by NAPE and presented by the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators. The seminar will feature morning and afternoon sessions and will cover "Key Differences Between International and US Domestic Oil and Gas Operations and Petroleum Negotiations".

<p>Harry W. Sullivan, Jr., Kosmos Energy</p>

Guest Speaker

Harry W. Sullivan, Jr., Kosmos Energy

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NAPE Charities Luncheon

Started in 2009, the NAPE Charities Luncheon has raised millions of dollars to help support a variety of veterans’ organizations.

<p>​General Colin L. Powell</p>

Guest Speaker

​General Colin L. Powell

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Prospect Previews

Prospect Previews offer exhibiting companies 8 minutes to preview their prospects on stage to all of the expo floor attendees. This forum allows prospect exhibitors the limelight to showcase deals being offered on the expo floor and then return to their booth to continue making deals.

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IceBreaker Event

Attendees and Exhibitors mix and mingle at NAPE’s renowned networking event — the Icebreaker. Join thousands of oil and gas professionals as they initiate the process of making deals happen.

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Bonjour, Buenas Dias, Hello! International prospects and exhibits are integrated alongside domestic prospects on the NAPE show floor, giving attendees easy access to deal making opportunities from around the world, and NAPE Summit includes two Prospect Theaters - one for domestic prospects and a second for international prospects - that will concurrently run a full day of prospect presentations. Additionally, the NAPE Global Business Conference features speakers and presentations highlighting international topics and worldwide oil and gas industry forecasts.

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Oil and Gas Overview Course

The Oil and Gas Overview Course is an information packed course that links together the functional and commercial aspects of the industry. The course has an upstream focus with some midstream information and will thoroughly cover the structure of the industry, petroleum geology and exploration, mineral rights and leasing, drilling/completion and development/production operations. The course is recommended for oil and gas company employees, suppliers, contractors, attorneys, accountants, bankers, investors, traders, insurers, regulators etc. and qualifies for continuing professional development credits (CPD, CPE, RL, RPL and CPL)

<p>​Paul Parsons, Energy Training Resources</p>

Guest Speaker

​Paul Parsons, Energy Training Resources

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