Liberal to welcome hundreds of professionals to 57th annual Gas Compressor Institute • Special to the Daily Leader
57th Gas Compressor Institute; April 21 and 22 2009; Seward County Event Center “Running To Stay In Place” The New Energy Challenge is the keynote topic by Oklahoma Corporation Commissioner Dana Murphy, who will speak at the 57th Gas Compressor Institute April 21-22 at the Seward County Event Center in Liberal.
Murphy, a Woodward, Okla., native, is a fifth generation Oklahoman deeply committed to her home state. Graduating from Oklahoma State University with a degree in geology, she practiced as a geologist for 10 years prior to obtaining her law degree from Oklahoma City University. Murphy was elected to the statewide office of Corporation Commissioner in November of 2008.
She has more than 20 years experience in the petroleum industry, including owning and operating her own private law practice specializing in oil and gas title, regulatory practice and transactional work and working as a geologist in the Oklahoma petroleum industry.
Dana is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association, American Association of Petroleum Geologists and Oklahoma City Geological Society. She is a member of Energy Advocates and in March 2007, was recognized as an outstanding woman in energy. She is eminently qualified to speak to the industry.
This year’s conference offers a unique opportunity for technicians to learn the latest in CATERPILLAR Gas Engine Technology with four classes specifically set up for those topics and taught by factory authorized personnel. These classes will each run for both days of the Annual Gas Compressor Show. Pre-registration is required for these classes and seating is limited.
Other sessions include “Screw Compressor Fundamentals,”
“Reciprocating Compressor Fundamentals,” “Panel Board Troubleshooting,” “Motivational Safety,” “Screw Compressor Maintenance and Operation,” “Reciprocating Compressor Maintenance and Operations,” “PLC Automation,” “Bustin’ Your Nuts: certified theory of industrial bolting and tool safety seminar,” and “Screw/ Reciprocating Compressor Alignment.”
“We know everyone in this industry is busy and expected to do more work with fewer resources,” said GCI Chairman Terry Hall. “We think this slate of courses and Liberal’s location provides a win/win for users in the 5-State Region. Some of these courses would normally require a trip to a factory somewhere. Having these sessions right here in Southwest Kansas is good “bang for the buck.”
An integral part of the Institute is the 5th Annual Breeze Masters Golf Tournament. This is a four-person scramble format and an opportunity to enjoy the game on Monday the 20th. This will be held a Liberal’s premier Willow Tree Golf Course, with lunch provided by Potter Trucking Inc. of Hugoton. For more information on Breeze Masters or hole sponsorships, contact Cody Long at (806) 595-0622.
Funds generated by your attendance at the Institute provide scholarships for students with an interest in the oil and gas industry at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School.
For more information or to register for the Institute and/or golf tournament, go on line at www.liberalgasinstitute.com.
For further information contact: chairman Terry Hall, Oklahoma City, Okla., (405) 623-0091; First Vice-Chair Ken Croy, Swagelok, Liberal,
(620) 624-7670; Second Vice Chair Don Ukens, Wireless Data Communications, Liberal, (620) 626-6800; Dale Reed, SCCC Associate Dean of Educational Services, (620) 417-1014; Reenie Jackson, SCCC Business and Industry Director Liberal, (620) 417-1171; or Dave Miller, PIE Board President, Great Plains Gas Compression, Hugoton,
Following are the committee members:
Terry Hall, Bethany, Okla., Chairman
Ken Croy, Swagelok, Liberal, First Vice Chair Don Ukens, Wireless Data Communications, Liberal, Second Vice Chair Brett Banning, Anadarko Petroleum, Hugoton Jim Bloomer, P.E., DCP Midstream, Liberal Dave Bullock, BP, Ulysses Ken Davis, Foley Equipment, Dodge City Jim Graves, OneOK Field Services, Ulysses Doug Groover, Disco Inc., Liberal Will Hatcher, Bearing Headquarters, Liberal Bill Holt, Potter Trucking, Inc., Hugoton Sandra Johnson, BP, Ulysses M.L. “Boots” Jung, Cook Compression, Enid, Okla.
Mark Krenek, Reynolds-French & Company, Tulsa, Okla.
Chuck Lamberson, Stewart & Stevenson, Liberal Cody Long, Cameron Compression Systems, Amarillo, Texas Terry McBride, Arrow Engine Company, Tulsa Jacob McCallie, Stewart & Stevenson, Liberal Michael McCoy, Altronic Inc., Greybull, Wy.
David Miller, Great Plains Gas Compression Inc., Hugoton Conor O’Reilly, Simons Petroleum, Oklahoma City, Okla.
Matthew Pitcock, Compressor Systems Inc., Oklahoma City Walt Walicek, BP, Ulysses Gregg Wasson, Alltite, Inc., Wichita Kevin White, Exline Inc., Salina Mark Wickwar, Pioneer Natural Resources, Ulysses