Community , Minerals Council

Oil and Gas Summit set for Dec. 7 at Osage Casinos-Skiatook

The Osage Minerals Council announced its lineup for the 2016 Osage Oil & Gas Summit scheduled Wednesday, Dec. 7 at the Skiatook Osage Casino and Hotel.

This year’s event will be a single-day summit with scheduled speakers in the energy sector, as well as Osage Nation government, according to the agenda.

Principal Chief Geoffrey Standing Bear and OMC Chairman Everett Waller will deliver opening remarks. Osage elder and shareholder Mary Jo Webb and Lou Brock will deliver the opening and Lord’s prayers as well.

Afternoon speakers include Osage elders George Shannon, who will speak about “Opportunities in the Osage” and Jim Hessert whose topic is “Enhanced/ improved oil recovery opportunities.”

Other scheduled speakers include: Scott DuCharme, president of Performance Oil Co.; Dr. Peter Clark, petroleum engineering professor at Oklahoma State University; Shane Matson, manager at Blue Jacket Energy LLC; Jann Hayman and Craig Walker of the ON Environmental and Natural Resources Department; and Robin Phillips Bureau of Indian Affairs Superintendent.

Pre-registration is required with a $50 attendee registration fee and shareholder attendees will be charged $30 at the door. Registration forms and fees can be mailed to the Osage Oil & Gas Summit, PO Box 305, Pawhuska, OK 74056.

For more information on the summit, contact the Osage Minerals Council office at (918) 287-5346 or email

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