TXOGA Lone Star Energy Forum Showcases Technology, Innovation and Promise of the Texas Oil and Natural Gas Industry

November 4, 2021

1st Ever TXOGA Technology Showcase Opened Forum, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Columnist George Will Keynoted

IRVING – The Texas Oil & Gas Association’s (TXOGA) Lone Star Energy Forum in Irving showcased innovation and the state, national and global leadership of the Texas oil and natural gas industry.

“Continuous innovation by the oil and natural gas industry is propelling us toward a cleaner, stronger, better future,” said TXOGA President Todd Staples. “Contributions of this industry’s innovators are cementing our place as the global energy leader, fortifying our nation’s energy security, supplying the reliable resources the world needs and protecting and improving the environment here and abroad.”

This year’s Forum began with the first-ever TXOGA Technology Showcase, where attendees learned about the latest in industry innovation and technology from Baker Hughes ProductionLink Edge, Sourcenergy, SeaOne Holdings, LLC, Encino Environmental Services, Earthview, LLC, Crusoe Energy, Transect, Inc. and WeldFit. The Technology Showcase featured innovations in methane monitoring, detection and emission reduction, solutions to eliminate natural gas flaring and advancements in geospatial energy intelligence. The Showcase is available for viewing here.

The Forum continued with the presentation of TXOGA’s 86th Distinguished Service Award to Travis Stice, CEO of Diamondback Energy, Inc. “The Distinguished Service Award is one of the oldest and most prestigious honors bestowed on members of our industry,” said Trevor Rees-Jones, chairman of Chief Oil and Gas and chairman of the Distinguished Service Award Committee. “Since 1936, the Award has been chosen by industry leaders to recognize their colleagues for their extraordinary contributions to the oil and natural gas industry and to the nation. We are proud to add Travis Stice to those ranks.”

During the Energy Forums, attendees enjoyed a fireside chat with Energy Transfer Executive Chairman Kelcy Warren and heard from speakers including Pickering Energy Partners Managing Director David Heikkinen, Liberty Oilfield Services CEO & Chairman Chris Wright, Fort Worth Mayor Mattie Parker, Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency Regional Director, Harvey Perriott and Dr. Jon Olson, Chair of the Hildebrand Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. A legislative panel featured State Representative Chris Paddie and State Senator Charles Schwertner. Texas Railroad Commissioner Wayne Christian and State Representative Craig Goldman participated in a moderated discussion with the audience.

“Now is the time to be embracing all that American energy has to offer our nation and the world,” said Christian. “With our natural resources and know-how, our days of depending on other nations to meet our energy needs should be firmly in the rearview.”

Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist George Will closed out the Forum during a lunchtime keynote address.


Founded in 1919, TXOGA is the oldest and largest oil and gas trade association in Texas representing every facet of the industry.

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