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2018 Summit Business Conference Keynote Announced


2018 Summit Business Conference Keynote Announced

Chesapeake Energy CEO Doug Lawler to keynote 2018 NAPE Summit Global Business Conference

25th anniversary edition of international business conference to explore trends, pressing topics in upstream oil and gas development

HOUSTON – December 8, 2017 – NAPE Summit announced today Chesapeake Energy President and Chief Executive Officer Doug Lawler as the keynote speaker for the 2018 NAPE Global Business Conference as part of the 25th annual NAPE Summit Week taking place February 5-9, 2018, in Houston.

“NAPE’s 25th Anniversary is occurring during a pivotal time in our industry. While production levels are on the rise again, it’s still more important than ever for producers to seek out new ways to operate more efficiently to maintain longevity,” said Greg Riedl, chairman of the NAPE Operators Committee. “We’re excited to hear the insights that Doug Lawler – a leader of one of the most well-known exploration and production companies in American energy – will share on how innovation and creativity can unlock value in producing assets.”

Lawler, who has been president and CEO of Chesapeake Energy since June 2013, previously served as Senior Vice President of International and Deepwater Operations at Anadarko Petroleum Corporation and as a member of Anadarko’s Executive Committee from July 2012 to June 2013. Prior to that time, he served as Anadarko’s Vice President of International Operations, Vice President of Operations for the Southern and Appalachia Region and Vice President of Corporate Planning.

The NAPE Global Business Conference explores the most pressing topics in the domestic and international oil and gas industry each year, featuring presentations from C-level industry experts one day before the NAPE Expo opens. The 2018 NAPE Global Business Conference will be held February 7, 2018, and will address trends in private equity, acquisitions and divestitures and more.

NAPE Summit Week will also feature the annual NAPE Summit Charities Luncheon with Tom Brokaw as keynote speaker; a new Job Fair for upstream professionals; educational seminars presented by industry organizations AIPN, IPAA, SEG and AAPL; domestic and international NAPE Theaters running two days of Prospect Previews and Capital and Service Provider Presentations; and a two-day Expo on nearly 15 acres of exhibition space. The Expo will conclude with a Summit Sweepstakes drawing for a 2018 Silver Ford F-150 in celebration of NAPE’s 25th anniversary.

NAPE was founded in 1993 to help stimulate oil and gas industry activity during a downturn. Since its launch with 800 attendees and 80 booths, NAPE has grown exponentially to include thousands of attendees and hundreds of booths at its two annual expos, NAPE Summit and Summer NAPE.

To learn more about attending NAPE Summit Week 2018, visit http://napeexpo.com/.

About NAPE

NAPE – the oil and gas industry’s marketplace for the buying, selling and trading of prospects and producing properties – brings oil and gas professionals together to meet, network, connect and do business. NAPE offers two expos annually in Houston – NAPE Summit in February and Summer NAPE in August – bringing together prospects and all the key players needed to evaluate, facilitate and execute deals. The internationally recognized NAPE was established in 1993 by the American Association of Professional Landmen and also includes IPAA, SEG and AAPG as partners. For more information on NAPE, please visit www.napeexpo.com and follow NAPE on Twitter at @NAPE_EXPO.