Aug 20 2021
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KIOGA 2021 Annual Convention – Leading Energy Event in Kansas

Over 700 participants from oil and gas exploration and production companies, service and supply companies, financial institutions, and government agencies converged on Wichita for the KIOGA 84th Annual Convention and Expo held August 15-17, 2021 at the Century II Performing Arts & Convention Center in Wichita, Kansas. Also, 50 exhibitors filled the exhibitor hall for a well-attended event. 

Convention attendees heard a phenomenal keynote address from the 70th U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during the luncheon plenary session on August 16th. A few days prior to arriving at our convention, Pompeo was interviewed by Sean Hannity on Fox News. Pompeo did an excellent job in the interview and put in a nice plug for KIOGA You can see that clip HERE
Pompeo’s keynote address at the KIOGA 2021 Annual Convention focused on energy policy issues, President Biden’s weak leadership as the Taliban take over Afghanistan, and his political future.

Pompeo’s presence and speech at the KIOGA Annual Convention was covered by several media groups including TV stations KWCH and KSN as well as the Topeka Capital-Journal, Wichita Eagle, and Oklahoma Today. You can see the media coverage from  KWCH by clicking on the following  Pompeo weighs in on Afghanistan exit, touches on political future (  You can find media coverage from the Topeka Capital-Journal  HERE . You can find media coverage from the Wichita Eagle by clicking on the following  Pompeo talks Afghanistan, energy policy in return to Wichita | The Wichita Eagle ( . You can find Oklahoma media coverage by clicking  Pompeo rips Biden at Kansas oil and gas convention – Oklahoma Energy Today ( .  
The convention kicked off on August 15 th  with the KIOGA Board & General Membership meeting where the new KIOGA Logo was unveiled.

In addition, several leaders were recognized for their unique contributions to the success of KIOGA’s advocacy efforts and for their superlative service to the Association. Winners include:
Kansas State Representative Troy Waymaster - KIOGA President’s Leadership Award:  Representative Waymaster was the legislative champion who guided the KIOGA-supported abandoned/orphaned well bill through the Kansas legislative process in 2020 and 2021.
Jeff Kennedy - KIOGA Outstanding Service Award:  Jeff was recognized for his outstanding contributions to the legal needs of KIOGA for many years.
Scott Fraizer - KIOGA Outstanding Service Award:  Scott was recognized for his ten years of service as KIOGA Treasurer.
Alan Banta - KIOGA Outstanding Service Award:  Alan was recognized for his ten years of service as a KIOGA Vice Chairman.

From L-R: KS State Representative Troy Waymaster, Jeff Kennedy, Scott Fraizer, KIOGA President Edward Cross, & Alan Banta
Many legislators, government officials, dignitaries, and business leaders from around the nation joined in the convention including U.S. Congressman Ron Estes, U.S. Congressman Tracey Mann, U.S. Congressman Jake LaTurner, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt, KCC Chairman Andrew French, KCC Commissioner Dwight Keen, and former Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer.  In addition, 25 Kansas State Senators, 31 Kansas State Representatives, and 33 state agency officials and other special guests joined in the convention. 

A panel discussion with members of the Kansas Congressional Delegation provided enlightening insights into congressional energy, tax, and regulatory challenges.  A panel discussion of operational measures to reduce electric costs was provided by Spencer Alef and Kevin Elledge of Petro Power. Kansas State Senator Mike Thompson, a renowned meteorologist, provided a very intriguing presentation on how following the current narrative on climate science has turned into a danger and a disaster for our society and our country. Participants also heard a presentation from Nathan Jiwanlal of Trans Pacific Oil Corporation and Jon Schlatter of Morris Laing on the land and legal implications of unitization for enhanced recovery purposes.  
           KIOGA sincerely thanks our members, sponsors, exhibitors, and attendees for making the 2021 KIOGA Annual Meeting and Convention a resounding success!