Wyo. Oil & Gas Fair offers snapshot of industry

Monday, October 09, 2017

The annual Oil and Gas Fair was held at Casper’s Events Center. This is the first time the Fair has joined with the Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute and the Wyoming Oil and Gas Commission’s Industry meeting. The Commission’s outreach effort is a regular event; the EORI meetings are likewise a frequent draw for the industry. About 600 registered for the three meetings, including 150 walk-ins who had not pre-registered.

Gov. Matt Mead was the leadoff speaker. He was positive about the health of the industry and thanked attendees for their continued work to locate new oil and gas wells and to keep production relatively high. "It’s also time for state leadership in reducing regulations, working with the federal agencies and being innovative in finding ways to be more efficient," Mead noted. He lauded research work at the University of Wyoming, particularly at the High Bay Research Facility that is leading the way to learn how fluids flow through porous subsurface formations.

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