Best Oil and Gas Conferences of 2016: Part II


With 2016 halfway done, the remaining six months of the year are ripe with opportunities to learn and network at oil and gas conferences. Hosted in regions across the country, these industry events give oil and gas employees and investors the chance to get hands-on and up-close with the latest technology and information. Make your plans now to attend any one of these oil and gas conferences before the year is over.

1. The Oil & Gas Conference

Denver, Colorado

Described by James K. Wicklund, managing director of energy research at Credit Suisse LCC, as “The most open, honest, and informative view of the industry,” The Oil and Gas Conference is hosted from Sunday, August 14 through Thursday, August 18, 2016. Attendees can expect access to over 100 companies, executive teams, thousands of investors, and numerous vertical communication channels.

2. The Annual Summer NAPE Expo

Houston, Texas

This annual networking event in Houston brings together not only producers but purchasers as well. The business conference, held on Wednesday, August 10, 2016, will include a presentation from guest speaker Commissioner Ryan Sitton of the Railroad Commission of Texas. With hundreds of exhibits on display at the expo portion of the event, hosted on Wednesday, August 10 and Thursday, August 11, 2016, the annual summer NAPE expo will offer invaluable insight and knowledge to attendees.

3. Unconventional Resources Technology Conference

San Antonio, Texas

A three-day event beginning on Monday, August 1, 2016, URTeC draws an average of 3,500 guests from 40 countries with 150 exhibiting companies also in attendance. In fact, URTeC is considered the “premier science-based conference and marketplace for unconventional exploration, drilling and production ideas and technologies.”

4. IPAA’s Oil & Gas Investment Symposia

San Francisco, California

This annual conference hosts over 700 industry and financial representatives along with many energy investors. Hosted on Monday, September 26 and Tuesday, September 27, 2016, attend corporate presentations and speak one-on-one with CEOs and executive teams.

5. 2016 Annual PAW Annual Meeting & Tradeshow

Casper, Wyoming

Hosted by the Petroleum Association of Wyoming on Tuesday, August 16 and Wednesday, August 17, 2016,  this event will provide the latest insights into Wyoming’s oil and gas industry.

6. PIOGA Pig Roast, Technical Conference, and Sports Outing

Champion, Pennsylvania

This unique industry event on Tuesday, August 23 and Wednesday, August 24, 2016, is a ripe opportunity to learn about new industry technology while also networking with executives from Pennsylvania’s oil and gas vertical.

7. Midstream Texas 2016

San Antonio, Texas

Texas leads the nation in upstream, midstream, and downstream production with over 280,000 miles of crude oil and natural gas pipelines. This three-day event, beginning on Monday, September 12 hosts over 20 senior level executives and industry analysts in candid conference sessions, discussing everything you need to know about The Lone Star State’s upstream and midstream businesses.

8. SPE Deepwater Drilling and Completions Conference

Galveston, Texas

On Wednesday, September 14 and Thursday, September 15, 2016, connect with experts about utilizing new technologies to meet the challenges of deepwater drilling. This conference also offers training courses and technical sessions for attendees.

9. SPE Liquids-Rich Basins Conference – North America

Midland, Texas

Covering topics such as horizontal drilling, hydraulic fracturing, strategic planning, and more, this conference highlights innovations in technology, techniques, practices, and development. Hosted on Wednesday, September 21 and Thursday, September 22, 2016, presenters will discuss the global market, “tight oil” development, and so much more.

10. Shale Insight 2016 Conference

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

A two-day conference beginning on Wednesday, September 21, 2016, this event provides “participants [with] a front-row seat for the most important discussions on shale development, featuring some of the most prominent industry and government leaders.”  A leading networking event for those in the shale sector of the oil and gas industry, this conference is not to be missed.

11. Platts 11th Annual Pipeline Development and Expansion Conference

Houston, Texas

With over a dozen speakers addressing capacity and demand for pipeline infrastructure, this information oil and gas conference takes place on Thursday, September 29 and Friday, September 30, 2016. Speakers include David Murk from the American Petroleum Institute and Kevin Ewing from Bracewell LLP.

12. AICPA Oil & Gas Conference

Denver, Colorado

An event specifically for oil and gas industry financial leaders, this AICPA Oil & Gas Conference brings together decision makers from a variety of companies and organizations. Held on Sunday, November 13 through Tuesday, November 15, 2016, this is an excellent opportunity to develop long-range goals, target, and measurements to inform your strategic business decisions.

13. Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission 2016 Annual Conference

Little Rock, Arkansas

Connect with Arkansas state regulators, federal officials, industry executives, and others at this event on Sunday, October 2 through Tuesday, October 4, 2016. Discuss industry challenges and potential solutions that can apply directly to your business.

14. 2016 IADC Advanced Rig Technology Conference & Exhibition

Galveston, Texas

IADC ART 2016, held on Tuesday, September 13 and Wednesday, September 14, 2016, will focus on rig technology, downhole operations, and integrating the two with minimal human intervention. This conference also highlights future technology, drilling control systems, automation, cybersecurity and more.

15. DUG Midcontinent

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Set for Wednesday, October 26 through Friday, October 28, 2016, DUG Midcontinent will host over 1,400 oil and gas professionals, 24 executive-level presenters, and 150 exhibitors. Featured speakers include Rick Wilkerson, president and CEO of Velocity Midstream and upstream analyst Brandon Mikael.

16. Platts 9th Annual Appalachian Oil & Gas Conference

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Hear from industry leaders and top analysts about critical issues facing the oil and gas industry at this conference on Tuesday, October 25 and Wednesday, October 26, 2016. Topics include prices, future production, takeaway capacity, markets, and more.

17. 12th Annual Western States Power and Gas Conference

San Francisco, California

Held on Tuesday, November 29 and Wednesday, November 30, 2016, meet with power producers, gas suppliers, traders, financiers, transmission companies, regulators and other industry influencers. This conference will address issues such as the potential expansion of EIM, RETI 2.0, and grid logistics.

18. 3rd Annual Digital Oilfields USA Summit

Houston, Texas

Data security, big data organization, new technology, and so much more will be up for discussion at this event on Wednesday, December 7 through Friday, December 9, 2016. This conference is also an extraordinary networking event for oil and gas industry executives.