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More than 2,800 Attendees and 225 Exhibitors Gathered at Summer NAPE in Houston


Annual oil and gas industry event featured C-suite presenters and
hundreds of dealmaking opportunities

The annual Summer NAPE featured more than 2.4 million prospect acres
from 16 states and allowed industry leaders opportunities to connect
during networking events, learn about current prospects and available
industry services, and strike while the deals are hot.

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More than 2,800 Attendees and 225 Exhibitors Gathered at Summer NAPE in Houston on August 15-16, 201 ...

More than 2,800 Attendees and 225 Exhibitors Gathered at Summer NAPE in Houston on August 15-16, 2018. (Photo: Business Wire)

"We saw another successful year of Summer NAPE with industry leaders
coming together from across the country to sell and buy prospects, gain
a better understanding of the state of the industry and continue to
forge lasting business relationships," said Jim Devlin, chairman
of the NAPE Operators Committee.
"We're looking forward to bringing
these top oil and gas professionals and many more back to NAPE Summit in
February, where we'll have even more networking and dealmaking

Summer NAPE featured annual favorite events, including the Business
, Prospect
and Capital
& Service Provider Previews
. The Business Conference addressed
important industry topics like the future impact of policy on energy,
and attracting and retaining talent. Keynote speaker Daniel Rice,
partner at Rice Investment Group, shared his entrepreneurial success
story of starting, growing and selling his company for $8.2 billion
within 10 years. He explained that despite any uncertainty in the
industry, it's the responsibility of energy leaders to take action and
execute on the opportunities available to them.

Following the Business Conference, the tradeshow opened with eager
exhibitors looking to make deals. The NAPE theater was the site of
Prospect Previews on Wednesday afternoon and Capital and Service
Provider Previews on Thursday morning. These presentations allowed
exhibitors to showcase their current prospects, pitch their services to
a captive audience and drive traffic to their booths.

On Thursday afternoon, Summer NAPE offered a Government
Affairs Session
with IPAA Director of Government Relations Samantha
McDonald. McDonald explained the top regulatory issues IPAA is actively
addressing in Washington D.C. and how they affect those in the industry.

Summer NAPE also featured several popular networking opportunities,
including the annual Icebreaker
on Wednesday evening and Hot
Play Happy Hours
after the conclusion of the show on Thursday. The
Hot Play Happy Hours provided exhibitors and attendees a convenient way
to connect with other professionals working in the same geographic area.

"Summer NAPE has been a great opportunity for us to have productive
conversations with prospective clients," said W.H. "Wink" Kopczynski,
III, CPL, acquisitions project manager at Paladin Land Group, LLC. "The
industry feels more optimistic this year than it has in the past."

"We have seen a lot of interest in Austin Chalk in Louisiana," said
Ehsan Bayat, vice president of acquisitions and divestitures at New Dawn
Energy. "There have been many deal-makers at Summer NAPE. It may not be
as big as NAPE Summit, but because of the size, you can make more
personal connections here."

Summer NAPE concluded with a bustling show floor as exhibitors and
attendees gathered to hear the results of the Summer
drawing for two Harley-Davidson motorcycles on Thursday

Industry leaders will return to Houston next year for NAPE Summit,
taking place February 11-15, 2019 at the George R. Brown Convention
Center. NAPE Week will include five straight days of deal making,
networking and professional development opportunities with the NAPE
Summit Expo, Global Business Conference and NAPE Charities Luncheon,
featuring the 43rd President of the United States George W. Bush and
former First Lady Laura W. Bush.

Registration for the 2019 NAPE Summit will open on September 5, and
those interested in attending or participating with an exhibit booth may
find additional information at
Members of the media who would like to attend and cover NAPE are invited
to register online at
or onsite.

About NAPE

NAPE — the oil and gas industry's marketplace for the buying, selling
and trading of prospects and producing properties – brings oil and gas
professionals together to meet, network, connect and do business. NAPE
offers two expos annually in Houston — NAPE Summit in February and
Summer NAPE in August — bringing together prospects and all the key
players needed to evaluate, facilitate and execute deals. The
internationally recognized NAPE was established in 1993 by the American
Association of Professional Landmen and also includes IPAA, SEG and AAPG
as partners. For more information on NAPE, please visit
and follow NAPE on Twitter at @NAPE_EXPO.

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