With almost 500 people in attendance, our 75th Annual Convention & Trade Show was an event not to be missed. The exhibit hall hosted over 55 exhibitors with shoulder-to-shoulder crowds each day. IOGA hosted an exhibitor bingo and gave away a $100 visa gift card to Bill Peterson with Precision Geophysical, Inc. for visiting every exhibitor at the convention.
Over three days, we heard from many presenters about changes in the industry and tools to help our producers in these new times. The History of the Wildcatter session was a crowd favorite! Robert Stewart, Marshall Daniel and Dale Helpinstine shared what the top ten discoveries were of all time. They shared stories on how these wells came to be and how each discovery changed the Illinois Basin.
During the recognition & awards banquet, we gave six awards to deserving individuals in the industry who have been making an impact throughout their careers. Gesell’s Pump Sales & Service, Inc. was awarded the 2021 Wildcatter of the Year Award. Brad Gesell was awarded the 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award. Shawnee Exploration was awarded the 2020 Special Drilling Award. Robert Griggs was awarded the 2021 Service Person of the Year Award. Jim Brooker was awarded the 2021 Petroleum Professional of the Year Award. Joyce King was awarded the 2021 Administrative Excellence Award.
We’re thankful to each of you who joined us on this anniversary year, and a special thank you to all our sponsors! We’ll see you all again next year.
Campbell Energy, LLC BITCO
Platinum Club Sponsors
Bi-Petro, Inc. Cornerstone Wealth Services Countrymark Refining and Logistics, LLC Franklin Well Services, LLC Geo. N. Mitchell Drlg., Co., Inc.
Illinois Minerals, LLC IMA, Inc. Lincoln Crude Oil Marketing Wood Energy, Inc.
Gold Club Sponsors
AssuredPartners Insurance Boss Services, Inc Bradford Supply Company Brehm Oil Inc. Citation Oil & Gas Corporation Dee Drilling Company Deep Rock Energy Corporation Energy Insurance Services Gesell’s Pump Sales & Service Hampton, Lenzini & Renwick
Indian Liberty Oil Lampley Oil, Inc. McArthy Law Moore Engineering & Production Co., Inc. NRS Wireline Pioneer Oil Company, Inc. Pump Repair Specialist, Inc. Runyon Oil Tools, Inc. Schwartz Oilfield Services, Inc. Shawnee Oil Company
Silver Club Sponsors
Basin Industrial Supply Fox Testing GeoLog Well Services, Inc. National American Insurance Company Pioneer Oil Field Services, LLC
Plains Marketing, LLC Stewart Producers, Inc. Travis Thompson Oil Corp. Whetstone Oil, LLC Ziyen Energy
Bronze Club Sponsors
Illingworth Law Group Jackson Kelly PLLC Oelze Supply Company, LLC
Rowe Land & Leasing, LLC Stone Oil & Gas Consulting, LLC
Preconvention Workshop Sponsor Illinois State Geological Society SPE Illinois Basin Section
Lanyard Sponsor Premium Rock Bit
Cocktail Reception w/ Exhibitors Sponsor Countrymark Refining and Logistics, LLC
Recognition & Awards Banquet Bar Sponsor Schwartz Oilfield Services, Inc.
Thursday Lunch w/ Exhibitors Sponsor JACAM
Tote Bag Sponsor Illinois Petroleum Resources Boar
Charging Station Sponsor ScoutCheck
Affordable Gas & Electric LLC Aptus AssuredPartners, Inc. BITCO Insurance Companies Bradford Supply Company Campbell Energy, LLC Champion X Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc. Cornerstone Wealth Services CountryMark CrazeWeld CSI Insurance Brokers Deecane DFT, Inc. Dillman Services E-Tank E-Pump Empire Wireline, LLC Energy Insurance Services Fabick CAT Feller Oilfield Services Franklin Well Services, LLC GeoLog Well Services, Inc. Hampton, Lenzini, & Renwick, Inc. Harbison Fischer Heartland Desk & Derrick Club HedgeRight Illinois Oil Field Museum Illinois Petroleum Resources Board Illinois State Geological Survey (ISGS)
IMA, Inc. Imperative Chemical Partners Inner Earth Technologies iWell JACAM Kemper CPA Group Lincoln Crude Oil Marketing LRA Consulting O’Daniel Trucking Company Oelze Supply Company, LLC PCS Insulation Precision Geophysical Premium Rock Bit Pump Repair Specialist, Inc. Racer Seismic Surveys, LLC Raptor Consulting, Inc. Reliance Well Service Schaeffer Specialized Lubricants Seal Tite Lining Systems Sentry Safety Services, Inc. TACHYUS Tank Sentinal, LLC Tri State Desk and Derrick Warren Service Company Wayne County Well Service WolfePak