2014 EKOGA Annual Meeting Workshop: Eastern Kansas Oilfield Essentials

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 8:30am
Prairie Band Casino and Resort 12305 150th Road Mayetta, KS 66509 - Mayetta


If you work in or near Eastern Kansas you are not going to want to miss the KU TORP Eastern Kansas Oil & Gas Association (EKOGA) Annual Meeting Workshop: Eastern Kansas Oilfield Essentials.

For the fourth consecutive year KU TORP is joining forces with EKOGA to present industry expert talks focused on key technology and best practices with the goal of increased success in this growing region.

This year we will cover Eastern Kansas petroleum geology, oilfield economics, saving power, navigating the KGS web site and finding and keeping quality staff.

After the event you mustn’t miss the 57th Annual EKOGA Annual meeting and trade show, featuring exhibitors from the industry’s leading companies. Also, don’t forget to mark your calendars for the annual EKOGA Banquet where colleagues and friends celebrate another successful year working in Eastern Kansas.


Tuesday, September 16, 2014 – KU TORP Workshop

8:00                 Workshop Check-in

9:00                 Reducing Electricity Costs in Eastern Kansas Fields
Phillip Shelley – Director of Operations, Wheatland Electric Co-op

One of the most expensive components of any operation can be the cost of electricity. This presentation will provide a basic overview of how utility meters function; suggestions for energy cost improvements and efficiency; and the importance of coordination of construction activities with local electric utilities. It is possible for the average oil field operating company to reduce its electric power cost without turning off production.

10:30               Petroleum Geology of Eastern Kansas
David Newell, Ph.D – Associate Scientist, Kansas Geological Survey

Explore and expand your understanding of the region’s subsurface as expert David Newell, PhD from the Kansas Geological Survey highlights the petroleum geology of eastern Kansas, specifically the Cherokee formation.

Noon               Lunch (included with registration fee)

1:00                 Effective Use of the KGS Website
Dana Adkins-Heljeson – Program Asst., Programming and Web Development, Kansas Geological Survey

The Kansas Geological Survey website is well known in the oil and gas industry as one of the best online resources for oil and gas operators working in the region. The data hosted on this site has helped operators and service companies find success for years. Join Dana Adkins-Heljeson as he discusses effective use the KGS site including production data, interactive maps, and online tutorials to name just a few of the site’s features.

1:45                 Finding and Keeping Quality Oilfield Staff

One of the most difficult components of running any operation is finding and keeping quality staff, especially within the Eastern Kanas region. This talk will cover strategies aimed at finding, evaluating, selecting, and holding on to the important folks who will help your operation continue to be a success.

2:30                 Oilfield Economics for Engineers and Operators
Rodney Schulz – Schulz Financial

Just about all petroleum engineers know how to calculate the basic econometrics: Internal Rate of Return (IRR), Net Present Value (NPV) and Profitability Index (PI), as well as other calculations such as earnings, cash flow, etc.  However, at the outset, does anyone actually know the parameters used in the calculationsWhat are the uncertainties in costs, production rates and future product prices? Oil and gas professionals work in an uncertain world with significant unknowns at every turn.  This talk will giveoperators a few tools and thoughts on how to quantify and think about their own unique situations so that they can better serve their companies, the industry and society at large.

*Speakers and titles subject to change.




Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 – EKOGA Trade Show & Banquet

8:00                Registration at Prairie Band Casino Convention Center

12305 150th Rd, Mayetta, KS – Registration packets may be picked up here

8:00             Trade Show Opens

10:30            57th Annual Members Meeting – held in the Premier Lounge

President Steve Stanfield, EKOGA Executive Board Member David Bleakley, EKOGA Lobbyist Tom Bruno, J.L. White with Kansas Strong and Steve Korf with KCC will be discussing events from the past year. Board Members will also be voted on at this time.

11:45             Board of Directors Meeting

12:00            Lunch

3:00              Trade Show closes

5:30              President’s Reception & Banquet, Prairie Band Casino Convention Center

6:45              Opening Remarks – President Steve Stanfield

7:00             Guest Speaker

Art Horn, Meteorologist and Professor of Meteorology Tunxis Community College – “Climate Change: The Weapon of Choice in the War on Energy”

8:00             19th Annual “Anything Goes” Auction

Thursday, September 18th, 2014 – EKOGA Annual Golf Tournament

8:00             Golf Check-in, Firekeeper Golf Course – 12524 150th Rd, Mayetta, KS

9:00             EKOGA Annual Golf Tournament

18 hole men’s and women’s four-person scramble Shotgun Tee Off – Awards Immediately Following

11:00           Lunch, at Firekeeper Golf Course



This workshop is produced and presented by the University of Kansas Tertiary Oil Recovery Project (TORP) and the Eastern Kansas Oil and Gas Association (EKOGA) in association with the Petroleum Technology Transfer Council (PTTC). This program will benefit petroleum, production, reservoir, and completion engineers; production technologists; stimulation engineers; asset management engineers and managers; reservoir management; practicing geologists; and university staff and academia.


KU TORP Technology Transfer event sponsorship and exhibition is a great way to get your company’s name out in front of an industry audience.  Sponsorship and exhibition help to generate leads or simply remind your customers your commitment to their success. KU TORP Technology Transfer Sponsorship puts your company’s brand in front of a decision-making audience.

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Prairie Band Casino ImageFor each TORP Technology Transfer Division workshop, we have reserved a special block of room for the convenience of workshop attendees who need overnight accommodation.

The workshop will be held at the Prairie Band Casino & Resort, 12305 150th Road, Mayetta, KS 66509. For this workshop TORP attendees are able to use the EKOGA room block to receive a special rate of $69 per night with the Prairie Band Casino.  For reservations call 888-PBP-4WIN and reference the EKOGA group when making reservations.

Your participation in the official TORP room block allows us to negotiate these great rates and pass along the savings to you. Space is limited so reserve your room today. 


Many attendees use TORP Technology Transfer workshops to fulfill continuing education requirements to maintain professional licenses. Every attendee will receive a Certificates of Attendance.


Would you like to attend this TORP Technology Transfer workshop but cannot afford to be away from the office for the day?

Now the KU TORP Technology Transfer Division offers all of its technology transfer events live, online, as they happen. All you need is a computer with an internet connection and your ready to go.

See the speaker live, get a digital version of the program manual, interact via live chat, and receive your certificate of completion – all from the comfort of office, your home, or even the field.

To participate via webinar simply select the webinar option on the registration page.


Member: $200
(membership is free – if you have ever attended a TORP event you are listed as a member and qualify for member rates)

Member Online (webinar workshop): $100

Student Member: $50

Student Member Online (webinar workshop): FREE (must have free membership and valid .edu e-mail address)


We encourage you to send a qualified substitute if you have registered for a workshop but cannot attend. A refund of registration fees (less a $15 cancellation fee) will be available if requested before September 15, 2014. No refunds will be made after September 15, 2014. For refunds please contact echrisjohn@ku.edu or call 785-864-7398.


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