DENVER -- Steptoe & Johnson PLLC will be participating in this year’s annual NAPE Denver Expo in Denver, Colorado on Dec. 9 & 10, at the Colorado Convention Center.
The NAPE Expo, which took place Dec. 9-10 at the Colorado Convention Center, is an upstream exploration and production expo that provides a marketplace for the buying, selling and trading of oil and gas prospects.
NAPE was launched by the American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL) in 1993 with the goal of creating a forum for prospects and purchasers to network. The first event showcased 80 booths and attracted 800 attendees.
Since then, the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA), the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG), and the American Association of Exploration Geologists (AAPG) have joined AAPL as partners of NAPE, and it has grown exponentially and now hosts 3 annual expos.
According to NAPE, the first expo in 2016 scheduled for Feb. 10-12 is expected to draw more than 17, 000 attendees to Houston, Texas, and include over 1000 exhibiting companies.
Listed as one of two top listed firms in the nation in Energy Law by The Best Lawyers in America, Steptoe & Johnson took advantage of the opportunity NAPE marketplace provides and sent a team of attorneys to represent the firm at the NAPE Denver Expo.
“NAPE is a great opportunity to meet face-to-face with dealmakers throughout the energy sector and learn about their needs and what we can do to meet them. Forming relationships is crucial in the legal field, and NAPE can often serve as the catalyst for long-lasting relationships with some of the nation’s largest energy producers,” a spokesman for Steptoe & Johnson told The West Virginia Record.
The 2-day NAPE Denver Expo included events such as an evening “Icebreaker” intended to allow attendees and exhibitors to mingle and network, a half-day business conference offering informative and thought-provoking speeches from well-seasoned influential entrepreneurs like Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, who is a life-time entrepreneur and the first Denver mayor to be elected as governor; Brad Holly, senior vice president of Operations for Anadarko’s Rocky Mountain Region; Tim Wigley, president of Western Energy Alliance; and Tom Petrie, partner and chairman of Petrie Partners.
Steptoe & Johnson has participated in NAPE Denver since the inaugural event three years ago. The firm became active with NAPE beginning in 2010 with its event in Houston, Texas.
Steptoe & Johnson is a U.S. law firm with more than 325 attorneys in 14 offices in six states including Colorado and West Virginia.
Steptoe & Johnson has a 12-member team at NAPE Denver. The attorneys represent the areas of law that clients have told us they need most, and which ones reflect trends in the energy marketplace. That includes energy litigation, mineral title, energy transactions, and environmental issues among others.
In 2015, NAPE announced it would be expanding the NAPE Summit to include international exhibitors alongside domestic exhibitors, making it easier and convenient for attendees to explore opportunities around the globe.