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Oil & Gas Small Business Opportunities Conference
Your Guide to Working in the MLP

Nov. 27, 2012
Kansas State Fairgrounds / Encampment Building
2000 N. Poplar St.
Hutchinson, Kan.

Conference Schedule
 Time  Description  Room Location
 8:30 a.m.  Registration  Lobby
 9 a.m.  Introductory Remarks - Governor Sam Brownback  Hansen Auditorium
 9:15 a.m.  Oil & Natural Gas Production in Kansas Today - Ed Cross, KIOGA  Hansen Auditorium
 9:45 a.m.  MLP 101 - Rex Buchanan, Kansas Geological Survey  Hansen Auditorium
 10:15 a.m.  Break  Kansas Fairs Hall
 10:30 a.m.  Panel Discussion: Business Development/Economic Opportunities  Hansen Auditorium
   Moderated by Governor Brownback  
   Panelists include:
 ~ Matt Grub, President and COO, SandRidge Energy
 ~ Robert Murdock, CEO, Osage Resources
 ~ Michael Radler, President and CEO, Tug Hill Operating
 ~ Wayne Woolsey, CEO, Woolsey Operating
 ~ David Todd, Vice President of Production, Shell Exploration
    and Production Co.
 ~ Pat George, Secretary, Kansas Department of Commerce
 ~ Patti Petersen-Klein, Executive Director, Kansas Corporation 
 12 p.m.  Lunch  Dillon Hall
 1 - 3 p.m.  Business to Business (B2B) Networking  Kansas Fairs Hall
 3 - 6 p.m.  Kansas Oil and Gas Career Fair  Domestic Arts Building

Registration has been closed.

Kansas Oil and Gas Career Fair
Oil and gas industry employers with current Kansas job openings are invited to participate in the Career Fair associated with the conference. The Career Fair will be held from 3 – 6 p.m. in the Domestic Arts Building.  Click here to access a listing of participating employers. 

Click here to find directions to the State Fair grounds. 

Click here to view a map of the State Fair grounds.

Hotel Information
Room blocks have been reserved at the following hotels for the night of Nov. 26. Please reference "Oil & Gas Conference" when making your reservation. The cut-off date to make your reservation is Nov. 12.

Comfort Inn
1621 Super Plaza
Phone: (620) 663-7822
Rate: $77/night plus tax

Fairfield Inn & Suites
1111 North Lorraine
Phone: (620) 259-8787
Rate: $99/night plus tax

Hampton Inn
1401 1/2 East 11th
Phone: (620) 665-9800
Rate: $89.99/night plus tax

Ramada Hotel & Conference Center
1400 North Lorraine
Phone: (620) 669-9311
Rate: $72/night plus tax

  Thank you to our Sponsors







Sand Ridge


Tug Hill









Bartlett and West




Nicholas Services






Select Energy Services







   Black Hills Energy  

Participants With Disabilities

If you are in need of special accommodations, submit your request at least five business days in advance of the event. Please allow 10 business days for a sign language interpreter. Phone: (785) 296-2994; Fax: (785) 296-3665; TTY: 711

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