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Le Norman: Perseverance, shared goals key to success

March 07, 2018

David Le Norman gets asked a lot about building companies.
That’s no surprise. Through the course of more than two decades, he’s formed 12 companies, raised more than $1 billion in equity, and sold assets for more than $3 billion.
There’s no secret, he said.
“It’s just hard, grinding work, and surrounding yourself with people who are smarter than you,” he told the crowd at the OIPA’s Wildcatter Wednesday Luncheon in Oklahoma City on March 7. Full Story >>

Oil and Gas Roundup — March 5

March 05, 2018

A roundup of oil and natural gas industry news from around the state, nation and world:
• Oil rig count hits 800 for first time since 2015
Republicans accuse Russia of using social media to roil U.S. energy policy
Natural gas expected to remain most-consumed fuel in the U.S. industrial sector
Mexico to offer first-ever shale blocks in Sept auction
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OIPA: Budget discussions must include multiple industries

February 26, 2018

Following the failure of the broad-based revenue and reform Step Up Oklahoma proposal in the state legislature, Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association (OIPA) President Tim Wigley said the state’s oil and natural gas industry remains committed to helping state lawmakers find solutions to the state’s budget woes. Full Story >>

Canyon Creek’s Essman: SE Okla. play rebounding with ‘Arkoma Stack’

February 15, 2018

Southeast Oklahoma’s Arkoma Basin is rapidly gaining ground on the Stack and SCOOP as one of Oklahoma’s most active production areas.
Luke Essman, president and CEO of Canyon Creek Energy, one of the foremost producers in the Arkoma, laid out the company’s recent history and plans for the future at OIPA’s Wildcatter Wednesday Luncheon in Tulsa on Feb. 14. Full Story >>

Oil, natural gas industry drives economic growth

February 14, 2018

Urban and rural Oklahoma are both expected to make economic gains in 2018 thanks to an ever-improving oil and natural gas industry. Full Story >>