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In its 20th Year, World's Largest E&P (Upstream) Oil & Gas Expo Announces Regional Expansion with NAPE Rockies
April 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In conjunction with NAPE Expo,
Michael B. Hancock and VISIT
DENVER announced today that NAPE's newest regional show, NAPE Rockies will be held in
Denver later this year
December 11 -13, 2013.
"Energy has been central to
Denver's economy for the past 80-plus years and remains an integral part of our economic landscape today," Mayor Hancock said. "From exploration to production to research in all aspects of traditional and renewable energy, the
Denver metro region has become a center of diverse energy innovation. It's a perfect time for us to welcome NAPE Rockies to the
Mile High City."
Slated for December, NAPE Rockies will be held at the
Colorado Convention Center and will focus on the energy rich Rockies region from
Canada. Consistent with current NAPE shows, NAPE Rockies will bring together attendees and exhibitors to highlight producing properties and prospects from across the U.S. and around the world, capital formation and services and technologies.
"We welcome NAPE to The
Mile High City," said
Richard Scharf, president and CEO of VISIT
DENVER, the Convention and Visitors Bureau. "We estimate that the 2,000 to 2,500 people attending the first NAPE will generate between
$4-5 million of direct and indirect economic impact for Denver. With the booming oil and gas industry in our region, we feel NAPE Rockies has the potential to become a major annual convention for
Denver, and it solidifies our city as an important energy industry capital," Scharf said.
Twice a year, oil and gas professionals travel to
Houston for the world's largest E&P (upstream) expo, NAPE Expo. In 2012 the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau reported that NAPE Expo surpassed the forecasted economic impact, bringing almost
$18 million in visitor revenue to the city. This year, in addition to Winter and Summer NAPE – the two
Houston shows – NAPE East will be held for the first time
April 10-12, 2013 in
Pittsburgh and NAPE Rockies will be held in
"This is a big year for NAPE as our Houston Winter NAPE show in February marked 20 years, we are also expanding from two to four shows annually," said
Marty Schardt, Executive Vice President of American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL). "It can be tough for some of the regional companies in various parts of the country to get to
Houston for NAPE, so we are bringing the Expo to them. With the rapid growth of shale plays such as the Niobrara and Bakken throughout the Rockies region,
Denver is the perfect fit for our next regional show. We are looking forward to a strong partnership with Mayor Hancock, the city of
Denver and VISIT
Created by the AAPL as the North American Prospect Expo in 1993, the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) was added as a partner in 1995, and in 2004 the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) and American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) also joined as partners. The following year the first Summer NAPE was held.