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Day 1

Tuesday, March 3, 2020


Pre-Convention Workshop – Enhancing Your Illinois Basin Data and Interpretation Skill Set

Data: the foundation of our work in the oil and gas industry. Enhancing skills and knowledge through becoming more adept at dealing with data is advantageous to our work. Examples of different data-driven Illinois Basin projects will be covered, along with presentations on ways to excel in Excel, a mini-workshop by Dawn Monroe, Certified Microsoft Office Specialist Master.

Presented by Illinois Basin Petroleum Technology Transfer Council and the Illinois Oil and Gas Association

Featured Speakers & Topics:  Joan Crockett, Crockett Geological Consulting Services

Scott Elrick, Geologist, ISGS
Session title: ILSTRAT: Online resource of Illinois stratigraphy for geologic assessment and permitting

Melony Barrett, GIS Specialist, ISGS
Session title: Getting the Most Out of ILOIL: Becoming a more powerful, informed user with queries, layers, etc.

Robert Stewart, PE, Stewart Producers
Session title: Waterflood Design, Unitization, Implementation and Results: Why Some Floods Are Successful & Others Fail

Jim Brooker, PE, Brookston Resources
Session title: Analog to Digital: Digitized Spontaneous Potential Logs: Tools for Reservoir Interpretation

Scott Frailey, PE, ISGS
Session title: Analysis of Step Rate Tests for Estimating Maximum Injection Pressure

Dawn Monroe, Certified Microsoft Office Specialist Master, Dawn Monroe Training
Session title: TBD

Registration is separate from IOGA Annual Meeting registration. To register, please go to

Workshop content Questions? Contact Joan Crockett,

Registration Questions? Janet Ranallo,


IOGA Exhibitor Large Equipment Load In


IOGA Exhibitor Check in & Set up

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Day 2

Wednesday, March 4, 2020


Registration Open

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


Exhibit Hall Open

Coffee & Doughnuts

Be the sponsor


Committee Meetings

Convention & Events Committee

Finance Committee
Industry & Public Relations Committee
Membership Committee
IPRB/IOGA Joint Committee


AAPL Field Landman Seminar & Town Hall

The American Association of Professional Landmen is offering a Field Landman Seminar that’s being coordinated by the Tri-State Association of Professional Landmen.  There is no charge for AAPL members that wish to attend the seminar and the Field Landman Seminar is included in the IOGA Annual Convention registration.

The first 40 minutes of the seminar will consist of two short lectures on issues that are currently being faced by operators in Illinois (likely surface use and strategies for drilling with less than 100% control).  After the two presentations, there will be a town hall forum wherein the attendees can ask a panel of distinguished individuals questions.  Hopefully, this will provide a fruitful discussion of topics that all operators are currently facing in Illinois.  Please come and bring questions with you.

Registration to the IOGA Annual Convention includes the AAPL Field Landman Seminar & Town Hall. If you would like to only attend the AAPL Field Landman Seminar, please register at

Registration is Wednesday, March 4 at 8:00am – 9:00am


IOGA Annual Membership Meeting

Featured Speakers: Seth Whitehead, IPRB Report
Dan Reitz, Legislative Report
Hannes Leetaru, ISGS Report
Dan Brennan, INDR Report

IOGA Board of Directors Meeting

IOGA PAC Meeting


Buffet Luncheon


Illinois Basin and Williston Basin: An Evolution in Completion and Stimulation Techniques and How it Helped Change the World

Featured Speakers: Brad Aman, PE, VP, Production & Completions, Continental Resources, Inc.


Breakout A – U.S. Dept of Energy Oil and Natural Gas Update

Featured Speakers: David Alleman, Director, Oil and Natural Gas Research, U.S. Department of Energy


Breakout B – Excelapalooza Tips & Tricks

Featured Speakers: Dawn Monroe, Microsoft Office Specialist Master, Dawn Monrow Training

Learn about new functions, features and Excel tricks you may have missed! Certified Microsoft Office Specialist Master, Dawn Monroe, will take you on a guided tour of Excel, showcasing her favorite tips, many gathered at last year’s Excelapalooza conference directly from the Excel MVP’s.



Session III

Featured Speakers: Melony Barrett, GIS Specialist, ISGS
Session Title: ILOIL

Scott Elrick, Geologist, ISGS
Session Title: ILSTRAT


Awards Banquet Cocktail Reception


Awards Banquet & Oilfield Services Auction

Be the sponsor

Please join us after the Awards Dinner for the 2nd Annual 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 5, 2020


Exhibit Hall Open

Buffet Breakfast

Be the breakfast sponsor


Vendor Giveaway Drawings


IOGA Legislative & Legal Session

Featured Speaker: Matthew B. Flanigan, Attorney at Law, Black, Ballard, McDonald, P.C.
Session Title: Planning for and Protecting Your Oil Interests

What to do with your property while you are alive, when you retire, and when you are gone; a discussion on powers of attorneys, wills, trusts, business succession plans, and tax planning.

Featured Speaker: Matthew L. McArthy, Attorney at Law, McArthy Law Office, LLC
Session Title: Out With the Notice of Violations and In With Automatic Director’s Decisions

Update on the regulatory changes with regards to notices of non-compliance and director’s decisions replacing notices of violations;also, discussion ofproper formation names to use on Department forms and how to use ILSTRAT in completing the forms.

Featured Speaker: Craig R. Hedin, Attorney at Law, Gessell’s Pump Sales & Service, Inc.

Session Title: Illinois Legislative Update

A review of legislation affecting the oil industry currently pending in the Illinois Legislature.