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2008 Oil & Gas Conference

Meeting the Challenge

12th Biennial Oil & Gas Conference addresses energy concerns and related issues


An informal forum where oil and gas operators can dialogue with regulatory agencies, the 12th Biennial Oil and Gas Conference takes place on Thursday, Oct. 30, 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Marriott Hotel (formerly the Holiday Inn Select).

The morning session kicks off with regulatory and policy updates by agencies including the Bureau of Land Management, California Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources, and the Central Valley Regional Water Control Board of California plus a presentation on Greenhouse Gases and a Low Carbon Future: What AB32 means to you.

The conference concludes with the annual GBCC Energy Committee luncheon. Keynote speakers are Gaurdie Banister, Jr., President and CEO, Aera Energy LLC; Bruce Johnson, Vice President, Chevron North America Exploration & Production; Todd Stevens, Vice President of California Operations, Occidental of Elk Hills, Inc., and Fred Holmes, President, Independent Oil Producers’ Agency. With concerns about energy and related issues at the forefront, speakers will focus on how their companies are Meeting the Challenge.

For conference and/or luncheon registration, call 661-635-0559. Advance pricing is $60 per person for the conference and luncheon or $30 per person for the luncheon only. Cost at the door is $65 and $35, respectively. A registration form for the conference and/or luncheon is available online.


The 12th Biennial Oil and Gas Conference is sponsored by: Conservation Committee of California Oil & Gas Producers, Petroleum Technology Transfer Council, Western States Petroleum Association, California Independent Petroleum Association, Independent Oil Producers’ Agency, Bureau of Land Management, Division of Oil, Gas & Geothermal Resources, and the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board. Luncheon is presented by the Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce Energy Committee.

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