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Day 1

Tuesday, March 5, 2019


Registration Open


Pre-Convention Workshop – Maximizing Knowledge of Your Illinois Basin Reservoir: Illinois Basin Technology Transfer Workshop

Featured Speakers: Joan Crockett, Crockett Geological Consulting Services 

There will also be an array of Basin industry experts exploring a multitude of Basin topics and the latest technologies and trends: drill stem testing, well drilling, Bloodhound & mudlogging, PE Logging and more.

An Illinois Basin Oil and Gas Technology Transfer workshop, “Maximizing Knowledge of Your Illinois Basin Reservoir,” will be offered Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at the Old National Event Center, Evansville, IN. The event will be held on the day prior to IOGA Annual Meeting March 6-7, 2019. Our all-local program by seasoned professionals will cover topics from Drill Stem Testing to using the Bloodhound tool, the PE log, talks on drilling and evaluating reservoirs, methods to improve borehole stability, and summaries of recent drilling and development trends in this challenging oil and gas economy. Lunch, snacks and a workbook will be provided, and we will close the day with our popular roundtable discussion, featuring all our presenters responding to your questions.

The registration fee is $180 and will be handled by the Illinois Oil and Gas Association as a separate program from the annual meeting registration. Joan Crockett, retired geologist, and director of the Midwest Petroleum Technology Transfer Council have returned to develop this program sure to interest IOGA members and non-members alike. Details on the agenda will follow by e-mail, and posted on the meeting website. Joan Crockett may be reached at and questions regarding registration may be directed to Janet Ranello at

Separate Registration Ticket – Get yours now

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Day 2

Wednesday, March 6, 2019


Registration Open

For all attendees, speakers, and sponsors to pick up their registration packets.


Exhibit Hall

Exhibit Hall Open

Coffee & Doughnuts

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Committee Meetings

Programs Committee Meeting

Finance Committee Meeting

Industry & Public Relations Committee Meeting

Membership Committee Meeting


Tri-State Professional Landsman’s Association Meeting


IOGA Annual Board Meeting


Exhibit Hall

Buffet Luncheon


Addressing Internal and External Threats: How to prevent occupational fraud and cyber fraud from happening in your organization

Featured Speakers: Steven Tate, Vice President, Lincoln Crude Marketing, LLC & Chris Kujawa, Kemper IT Group


Lessons Learned from Colorado’s Setback Saga

Featured Speakers: Seth Whitehead, Executive Director, Illinois Petroleum Resources Board

A ballot initiative that would have imposed 2,500-foot setbacks and essentially wiped out new oil and natural gas development in Colorado was soundly defeated in November. However, the fact that the measure not only made the ballot – but was defeated by a relatively close margin despite the industry outspending “Keep It In the Ground” activists by a wide margin – should serve as a wakeup call moving forward. Could a similar measure pass in the future? And could such a measure pass in Illinois, where a similar political climate exists? Illinois Petroleum Resources Board Executive Director and former Energy In Depth Team Lead Seth Whitehead will discuss the lessons learned from Colorado’s Proposition 112 saga and how to counter the deceptive tactics employed by anti-fossil fuel activists in Colorado.


Technical Program to be Determined


Cocktail Reception


Wildcatter Awards Banquet & Oilfield Services Auction

Be the sponsor

Please join us after the Wildcatter Awards Dinner for the inaugural Oilfield Services Auction. Items to be auctioned will include a variety of oilfield equipment, products, services and/or discounted services. Non-service items are welcomed too. View a list of item and other information here.

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Day 3

Thursday, March 7, 2019


Exhibit Hall Open

Buffet Breakfast – Sponsored by Schwartz Oilfield Services, Inc.


Vendor Awards & Drawings Winners

Must be present to win


IOGA Legislative & Legal Session

Updated Rules for a Changing Industry

Featured Speakers: Mike Mankowski, IDNR Director: Latest Industry Rules Update

Dan Reitz, Dan Reitz Legislative Consulting: Election Results

Matthew McArthy, McArthy Law & Jarred Tynes, Black, Ballard & McDonald, P.C.: Latest Industry Case Studies & Regulatory Changes

Mike Mankowski will discuss the proposed rule changes to the regulations for the Department of Natural Resources that were published December 21, 2018. Specifically the NNC and NOV process. Click here to see the proposed rule changes.

Dan Reitz will update attendees on the change in the Illinois administration and legislators and what that means for the oil and gas industry.

Matthew McArthy and Jarred Tynes will discuss legal issues and cases affecting the oil and gas industry. Such as the Hybo case in Lawrence County, IL and other items of interest.



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