Minerals Council

Oil and Gas Summit begins today in Tulsa

The agenda is set and the 2019 edition of the Osage Oil and Gas Summit.

Scheduled for today and tomorrow at the Osage Casino Tulsa, the two-day event includes networking sessions and presentations focused on the Osage Mineral Estate and petroleum production across Osage County.

The event also has multiple workshop tracks planned for the afternoon and the morning. Among the breakout session topics are an update on the council’s ongoing orphan well identification project, the environmental assessment process for the American burying beetle, the carbon dioxide project going on at the North Burbank Unit and Osage County’s groundwater supply.

Led by Osage Minerals Counsel Wilson Pipestem, a session on the Tribal Energy Resources Act is also on the agenda.

A TERA provides a tribe with the authority to review, approve and manage leases, right-of-way agreements and business agreements for energy development on tribal lands without the Secretary of the Interior’s approval. The Osage Minerals Council expressed interest in at least considering one earlier this year, pending completion of revisions by the federal government by Dec. 31.

Two federal agencies are also slated to send representatives. The Environmental Protection Agency’s regional office has a session each day of the summit. Additionally, Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs Tara Sweeney is scheduled to be on hand Wednesday for the summit’s final event, a producers’ roundtable session.

Tickets are $150 at the door for non-shareholders. Tickets for shareholders are $75, with an additional $25 discount available for Osage Shareholders Association members.