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Louisiana Oil & Gas Conference: From SONRIS to Sunset (SONRIS15)
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The Louisiana Department of Natural Resources and the Society of Louisiana CPAs are partnering to bring the most up-to-date information on the full production lifecycle, from permitting to plugging — sunrise to sunset.

8/26/2015 to 8/27/2015
When: 08/26-27/2015
8:00 AM until 5:00 PM
Where: Roosevelt New Orleans
130 Roosevelt Way
New Orleans, Louisiana 
United States
Presenter: Various


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Early Bird (through 8/14)
$350
Standard $400


Hotel Information
The Roosevelt New Orleans
130 Roosevelt Way
New Orleans, LA 70112
504.648.1200

Rate: $165
Group Code: LAD
Cut-off date: August 14

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This year’s conference will bring you the latest in regulatory changes and industry best practices to keep Louisiana on the path to energy independence, economic prosperity, and environmental stewardship.

The Louisiana Department of Natural Resources and the Society of Louisiana CPAs are partnering to bring the most up-to-date information on the full production lifecycle, from permitting to plugging — sunrise to sunset.

The conference will feature:

  • Governmental ethics
  • Regulatory updates
  • Business management
  • Tax and legislative updates

Schedule at a Glance


Tuesday, August 25

2:00 – 5:00 pm   Pre-Conference/ Registration

5:00 – 7:00 pm Opening Reception

 


Wednesday, August 26   

7:30 – 8:30 am   Registration & Breakfast

8:30 – 9:00 am   Opening Remarks
Stephen Chustz, James H. Welsh
Department of Natural Resources

9:00 – 10:00 am   Economic Update
Peter Ricchiuti
Tulane University

10:00 – 10:20 am   Break

10:20 am – 12:00 pm CONCURRENT SESSIONS
   • (1A) Intro into the Well Life Cycle: Drilling (Part 1)
       Richard Hudson, Joseph Devall, Jim York, Carrie Heffron, Russell McGee,
       Janet Lemaire, Patrick Raley
        Office of Conservation, DNR

   • (1B) The Ins and Outs of Leasing State Lands
        Melanie Schulenberg Office of Mineral Resources, DNR        
        Spenser Robinson State Land Office, DOA
          Emile FontenotOffice of Mineral Resources, DNR            
        Jim Devitt Office of the Secretary, DNR

        
12:00 – 1:15 pm   Lunch
LAMOGA Update      
Chris John -President – Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil & Gas Association

1:20 – 3:00 pm   CONCURRENT SESSIONS
   • (2A) Intro into the Well Life Cycle: Completion (Part II)
      Speakers from the Office of Conservation, DNR. Refer to Concurrent 1A for speakers.
   (2B) LA Dept of Revenue and Office of Mineral
      Resources Update  

      Rachel Newman, Taletha Shorter Office of Mineral Resources, DNR    
      Debra Mouton, Chelsey Lumar, Ava Kemp LA Department of Revenue
 
3:00 – 3:20 pm   Break

3:20 – 4:10 pm   CONCURRENT SESSIONS
   (3A) LOSCO Update
      Brian Wynne Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator’s Office
   (3B) Maneuvering in SONRIS (Part I)
      Kevin MasdenOffice of Technology Services, DOA
      Carrie Heffron Office of Conservation, DNR
      Melanie Schulenberg Office of Mineral Resources, DNR

4:10 – 5:00 pm   CONCURRENT SESSIONS
   (4A) OCS Leasing Update
      Brian Cameron Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
   (4B) Maneuvering in SONRIS (Part II)
      Kevin MasdenOffice of Technology Services, DOA
      Carrie Heffron Office of Conservation, DNR
       Melanie Schulenberg Office of Mineral Resources, DNR

5:30 – 7:30 pm   Networking Reception Sponsored by Creel & Associates


Thursday, August 27

7:30 – 8:30 am  Registration & Breakfast

8:30 – 9:15 am   Legal and Regulatory Update   
Blake CanfieldOffice of the Secretary, DNR
John Adams, Daniel Henry
Office of Conservation, DNR

9:15 – 10:00 am   DEQ – Compliance Update
Tom Killeen Department of Environmental Quality

10:00 – 10:20 am   Break   

10:20 – 11:40 am 
CONCURRENT SESSIONS  
   (5A) Regulatory Compliance
        Brent Campbell, Daryl WilliamsOffice of Conservation, DNR
   (5B) Oil & Gas Taxation/A&A    
     
John Schmidt, MBA, CPA, PFS Heard, McElroy & Vestal, LLC
     
11:40 am – 12:55 pm    Lunch
LOGA Update
 
Don Briggs President – Louisiana Oil & Gas Association

1:00 – 2:00 pm   LA Board of Ethics Annual
Training Requirement  

Brett Robinson Louisiana Board of Ethics

2:00 – 3:00 pm    
CONCURRENT SESSIONS       
   (6A) Coastal Use Permitting and Permit Mitigation Requirements
      Christine Charrier, Kelley TempletOffice of Coastal Management, DNR
   (6B) Production Management    
      Stacie Massey, Todd KeatingOffice of Conservation, DNR

3:00 – 3:50 pm  
CONCURRENT SESSIONS  
   (7A) Oil and Gas Unitization & Injection Well Permitting
     
David Elfert, Jeffery MillerOffice of Conservation, DNR     
   (7B) Wildlife Management Area Requirements
     
Dave Butler Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries

3:50 – 4:10 pm   Break   

4:10 – 5:00 pm  
CONCURRENT SESSIONS
   (8A) Water Quality/AirQuality   
      Amanda Vincent, Vivian Aucoin, Amanda Polito DEQ   
   (8B) Maintaining State Leases
     
Charles Bradbury, Jason Talbot Office of Mineral Resources, DNR






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