April 2nd concluded our Educational Luncheons and Monday Night Meetings for the first half of 2018 and as usual our guest speakers at each event brought forth value and continuous education opportunities for our members in attendance. Thanks again to our guest speakers, Keith Needham and David Miller, for being with us on April 2nd and to Patriot Energy Development for sponsoring our April Luncheon. We look forward to some of our most popular events occurring between now and our next scheduled meeting on September 10th. The latter half of April has three events that I know many of you plan on attending.
April 19th was our Field Landman Seminar sponsored by Bivins Land Services and held at Quail Creek Country Club. We hosted upwards of 100 landmen at this event where they were able to network, learn, and earn CPL, RPL, and RL credits by listening to our two guest speakers, Kraettli Epperson and Matthew Allen, discuss topics such as defensible title and the new horizontal spacing rules in Oklahoma.
On April 21st, OCAPL will be partnering with the OU Energy Management students to lend a helping hand and volunteer at The Urban Mission. The Urban Mission has a variety of programs that benefit Oklahoma City and I encourage you to visit their website to learn more about how this organization and OCAPL will be helping our community. Event registration has reached capacity but there will be other opportunities to volunteer throughout the year for those that are interested.
And speaking of OU students, on April 27th many OCAPL members will be attending the 60th Annual OU PLM/EM Awards Banquet. This event continues to grow and this year will be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Norman. Keynote Speaker Joe Castiglione is sure to entertain the audience and I know Steve Long, Director of the OU Energy Management Program, and his assistant, Sandy Houchins, have put in countless hours to ensure the success of the Banquet, an event that I know many of us look forward to attending every year. Good luck to all the students out there hoping to grab up some scholarships!
Thank you to all our sponsors who help make this organization a great one. As always, please do not hesitate to reach out to me with thoughts and suggestions.
2018 OCAPL President