Entries by Naomi Lemon

Cantrell: Good policy benefits all

Mike Cantrell | The Journal Record Number four of the Rotary Club’s Four-Way Test – whether something is beneficial to all concerned – comes to mind when observing the ongoing dispute between a segment of the state’s oil and gas industry and the state’s county commissioners and municipal governments. The Oklahoma Energy Producers Alliance, made up of […]

Rule would place burden on operators of vertical wells

Daisy Creager | The Journal Record The Oklahoma Corporation Commission will consider a rule proposed by Devon Energy that would require vertical drilling operators to take action to reduce environmental impact of horizontal drilling prior to and during the drilling process. The rule will need to receive two out of three votes to progress to […]

Proposed change in conservation rules cause concern among vertical well operators

Mike Averill | Tulsa World Some vertical well operators are concerned about a proposed revision of oil and gas conservation rules determining the responsibility for environmental cleanup in cases involving horizontal drilling. Leaders of the Oklahoma Energy Producers Alliance, which represents vertical producers, believe the revisions would unfairly favor horizontal drillers. At the core of […]

Oklahoma’s Future Rests in the Hands of Two Very Different Oil Billionaires

Ben Steverman | Bloomberg Hailing from opposite ends of the ideological spectrum, George Kaiser and Harold Hamm have each invested heavily in the Sooner State. George Kaiser, a 76-year-old Oklahoma banker and oilman giving away almost his entire $10.5 billion fortune, wants higher taxes on his own industry. He’s bankrolling trendy neighborhoods in Tulsa, an early-childhood […]

Oil, gas associations consider merging organizations, message

Jack Money | NewsOK More than one election is planned in Oklahoma next week. On Tuesday and Wednesday, fewer than 2,000 members of the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association will consider whether to combine their organization with the Oklahoma Oil and Gas Association. Together, the groups would represent more than 1,000 upstream and midstream companies that […]

Lunch & Learns Attract Huge Crowds

In an effort to increase awareness of OEPA and our mission of protecting the small conventional vertical producers and royalty owners, we have been offering a series of Lunch & Learn’s throughout the state in 2018. These luncheons bring together oil and gas producers, vendors and interest holders for a unique experience where they have […]