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September 23, 2013

Snider to serve on discussion panel for CU’s business forum Tuesday

Topic: Oklahoma’s oil and gas industry

LAWTON — — Cameron University’s Bill W. Burgess Jr. Business Research Center (BRC) will host “The Changing Dynamics of Energy: Looking Back to Go Forward,” a business forum focusing on Oklahoma’s oil and gas industry. It is set for 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, in the CETES Conference Center at Cameron-University in Lawton and is open to the public at no cost.

J. Terry Snider of Duncan will be on the discussion panel and the event is hosted by CU.

Snider is Vice President of Production and Exploration and co-owner of Perkins Energy Company in Duncan. His civic involvements have earned him a Duncan Chamber of Commerce & Industry Man of the Year title in 2001, and he was Rotary president in 1991-92. He was chairman of Duncan Regional Hospital’s board in 2009-10.

“The Changing Dynamics of Energy: Looking Back to Go Forward,” a business forum focusing on Oklahoma’s oil and gas industry, features Bill W. Burgess Jr.

The keynote address will be delivered by Corporation Commissioner Dana Murphy. The Oklahoma Corporation Commission regulates oil and gas drilling, production and environmental protection, within the state of Oklahoma. The forum will take place at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, in the CETES Conference Center and is open to the public at no cost.

“The oil and gas industry plays a critical role in the stability and dynamism of the state’s economy,” says Dr. Syed Ahmed, Director, Bill W. Burgess Jr. Business Research Center. “The impact of Oklahoma’s existing oil and gas sites will be multiplied greatly by the controversial Keystone pipeline project which is slated to traverse the state of Oklahoma. Our expert speakers will address the variety of challenges, opportunities and issues that exist within this crucial economic sector.”

Commissioner Murphy will address the impact of the rapid and significant changes in the oil and gas industry, including the areas of technology, water conservation, air quality, and electric infrastructure. She has more than 20 years of 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. She was elected to the Oklahoma Corporation Commission in November 2008.

Following her presentation, Murphy will participate in a panel discussion with David Blatt, Director, Oklahoma Policy Institute; David J. Bond, Director of External Relations, Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs; J. Terry Snider, Vice President of Production and Exploration and Co-Owner, Perkins Energy Company; and Chad Warmington, President, Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association.

For more information, contact Dr. Syed Ahmed at 581-2430.

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