More than 600 people attended the 71st Annual Convention & Trade Show of the
Illinois Oil & Gas Association held March 2nd and 3rd at the Old National Events
Plaza in Evansville, Indiana. The current stability in the market helped
fill booths in the exhibit hall and the technical programs were very well received.
This year's PTTC Pre-Convention Workshop and technical sessions focused on
microseismicity, exploration and the regulatory landscape.
Rik Roberts provided the entertainment at this year's Thursday Evening Banquet
and he was extremely well received by those in attendance.
Annual Awards Program
The annual convention was capped off with the awards program at the Wildcatter Luncheon. Award winners included:
* Service Person of the Year:
Carl Julian, Geo. N. Mitchell Drlg. Co., Inc. (not pictured),
accepted by Chris Mitchell
* Petroleum Professional of the Year:
Mike Podolsky, Podolsky Oil
* Petroleum Professional Woman of the Year:
Mary Jo Hollensbe, GeoSearch Oil & Gas LLC
* Lifetime Achievement:
Robert Herr III, Paragon Oil
The Benefits of Membership
IOGA has been the voice of the Illinois oil and gas industry since 1944. Our primary mission will always be to protect, preserve and advance the interests of those involved in oil and gas development and production. But benefits of membership do not end there. Our Annual Convention & Trade Show is among the best attended oil & gas events in the country and, along with the new website, offers unmatched networking opportunities for our members.