Energy Business Conference

Wednesday, February 7

The NAPE Energy Business Conference features presentations from senior-level executives and industry leaders brought on stage to discuss some of the industry's most pressing topics. Attendees also enjoy extra networking time along with exclusive insights from the experts the day before the expo floor opens.

The grand finale of the Energy Business Conference will also mark the opening of the 2024 NAPE Summit to all registered attendees. Featuring Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt, the NAPE Governors Forum: Backing American Energy will be a joint celebration spotlighting the industry that powers the world and saluting America’s military heroes. 

Building on the success of the inaugural Governors Panel in 2023, NAPE Summit is expanding the 2024 forum to include the NAPE Expo Charities celebration. Since 2009, over $6 million has been donated through NAPE Charities events to help organizations that support U.S. veterans and active-duty service members. A full 100% of the funds raised are donated directly to deserving charities selected by the NAPE Operators Committee.

Before the Governors Forum begins, checks will be presented to this year’s three deserving NAPE Expo Charities recipients: American Military Family, America’s Mighty Warriors and TADSAW (Train a Dog Save a Warrior). In addition, the 2024 NAPE Charities Anthony J. DeToto American Hero Award will be presented to U.S. Congressman Wesley Hunt, who represents the 38th District of Texas.

Next, sitting governors from two of the largest energy-producing states in the U.S. will share the stage to discuss all things energy in Governors Forum: Backing American Energy. The panel discussion featuring Texas Gov. Abbott and Oklahoma Gov. Stitt will be moderated by Jacki Deason, host of The Jacki Daily Show, and is open to all registered NAPE Summit and NAPE Charities Celebration attendees.

As champions of key energy states, Gov. Abbott and Gov. Stitt are making strides to enhance domestic energy security for our nation. They will discuss the key roles of Texas and Oklahoma in domestic energy production and security as well as share their unique insights into the current and future outlook of energy, policy and investment.

Following the Governors Forum, we will continue celebrating our 2024 NAPE Expo Charities and American Hero Award honorees at the NAPE Charities Celebration — separate ticket required — featuring a live performance by country music stars Randy Rogers and Wade Bowen. Make plans to add this reception to your registration and join us for this star-studded evening of enjoying music, networking and saluting America’s heroes — our veterans and military service members!


The Business/Technical Tracks have been approved for the following continuing education credits:

  • 4.75 AAPL CEU » Two additional CEUs may be obtained by attending both the Luncheon and Governors Forum.
  • 4.25 TX CLEs » Two additional TX CLEs may be obtained by attending both the Luncheon and Governors Forum.
  • 4.5 OK CLEs » Two additional OK CLEs may be obtained by attending both the Luncheon and Governors Forum.
  • 3.6668 LA CLEs » An additional 1.8334 LA CLEs may be obtained by attending the Luncheon and Governors Forum.
  • 4 CO CLEs » Two additional CO CLEs may be obtained by attending both the Luncheon and Governors Forum.
  • 4 TX CPE » Two additional TX CPEs may be obtained by attending both the Luncheon and Governors Forum.

8-9 a.m. | Registration & Breakfast

9-9:55 a.m. |Business Track: McKinsey Team Talk: Oil, Gas and Power Industry Update
9-9:55 a.m. | 
Technical Track: The Truth About AI: Tapping Into Artificial Intelligence to Evaluate Plays, Leases and Potential Recompletions 

9:55-10:15 a.m. | Q&A/Break

10:15-11:10 a.m. | Business Track: The Rise and Fall of Natural Gas: Exploring the Causes and Consequences of Price Volatility
10:15-11:10 a.m. | 
Technical Track: Mission Critical: Brine Mining for Lithium in the Smackover, Rockies and Beyond

11:10-11:30 a.m | Q&A/Break

11:30 a.m. — 12:55 p.m. | Luncheon, Hall of Fame Awards & Keynote Speaker Arjun Murti

12:55-1:05 p.m. | Break

1:05-2 p.m. | Business Track: Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage: Opportunities and Challenges for Economic Development
1:05-2 p.m. | Technical Track:
Better Storage: Risk Metrics for Assessing CCUS Reservoirs

2-2:20 p.m. | Q&A/Break

2:20-3:15 p.m. | Business Track: For Better or For Worse: Preparing for the 2024 Election's Impact on Energy
2:20-3:15 p.m. | 
Technical Track: From Hot Mess to Hot Opportunity: Orphan Wells Find New Life

3:15-3:25 p.m. | Q&A/Break

3:25-4:45 p.m. | Governors Forum & NAPE Charities Presentations

Join us for a panel discussion featuring Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt. This session will be moderated by Jacki Deason, host of The Jacki Daily Show and is open to all registered NAPE Summit or NAPE Charities Celebration registered attendees.