DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Roger A. Soape, President of the American Association of Professional Landmen, will be the guest speaker at the luncheon meeting of the Women’s Energy Network (WEN) – North Texas Chapter on Thursday, October 9, 2014, at the Fort Worth Petroleum Club, 777 Main Street #4000. William (Bill) M. Griffin, President and Chief Executive Officer of Petro Harvester Oil & Gas, will be the guest speaker at the luncheon meeting of WEN on Tuesday, October 21, 2014, at the Dallas Petroleum Club, 2200 Ross Avenue. Registration for both events will begin at 11:30 a.m. followed by the luncheon from noon-1:00 p.m.
Soape will present a discussion titled, “American Association of Professional Landmen: ‘Your Partners in the Energy Industry.’” A question-and-answer session will follow his presentation.
Soape, a Certified Professional Landman, is the President of the American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL). He was named the AAPL’s Landman of the Year in 2009. Soape has served AAPL on its Executive Committee, the Ethics Committee, the Tax Issues Committee, and as Chairman of North American Prospect Expo (NAPE), which is the world’s largest exploration and production expo. He is a former President of the Houston Association of Professional Landmen, which previously named him its Outstanding Landman of the Year.
Soape is also the President and majority shareholder of Roger A. Soape, Inc., the land services firm he founded in 1980. The company brings together highly skilled and experienced land professionals to provide the energy industry with a full suite of land functions. Soape is a trustee of The West Endowment, which distributes charitable grants to public and medical research causes. He is also a member of the North Houston Association of Professional Landmen, the Texas Oil & Gas Association, and the Independent Petroleum Association of America. A native Texan, Soape attended the University of Texas at Austin.
“WEN North Texas looks forward to hearing from Mr. Soape, President of the American Association of Professional Landmen, at the October 2014 Fort Worth luncheon,” said Diana Frazier, 2014 WEN North Texas Chapter President. “Mr. Soape’s presentation will enlighten members as to the multitude of ways in which professional landmen serve the oil and gas industry.”
Griffin will present a talk titled, “Finding Oil in Old Places,” at the October Dallas luncheon. A question-and-answer session will follow his presentation.
Griffin is President and Chief Executive Officer of Petro Harvester Oil & Gas in Plano, Texas. He joined the company in July 2012. Petro Harvester is an oil‐focused company currently producing approximately 6,500 barrels per day, with operations in Mississippi, Louisiana and North Dakota. Previous to Petro Harvester, Griffin was President of Ironwood Oil & Gas, which he helped found in 2008. Prior to Ironwood, Griffin served as Senior Vice President of the Onshore Division of El Paso Exploration & Production Company, as well as a Director of both Black Warrior Methane and Four Star Oil & Gas. During his eight year tenure at El Paso, he held a variety of executive positions with business responsibilities for numerous onshore basins and Gulf of Mexico operations. Griffin worked numerous management positions with Sonat Exploration from 1990 through 1999, where he was the Vice President of their East Texas/North Louisiana Division at the time of their merger with El Paso. Griffin began his career at TXO Production Corp. after graduating from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He is a licensed professional engineer.
“WEN North Texas is excited to welcome Mr. Griffin as the featured speaker for our October 2014 luncheon in Dallas,” said Frazier. “With more than 30 years of energy-industry experience, Mr. Griffin will provide great insight to our members about the oil and gas discovery process.”
The cost for WEN North Texas members to attend is $35. For prospective members, the price is $50. Please register online at http://www.womensenergynetwork.org. Payment can be made by credit card through the online registration portal or the day of the event by cash or check payable to Women’s Energy Network North Texas.
For more information about the events, contact Carly Hewett, Freeman Mills PC, at email@example.com.
For more information about the Women’s Energy Network – North Texas Chapter, visit www.wennorthtexas.org and click on WEN North Texas. Interested parties can join the North Texas Chapter by clicking on Join Today! on the North Texas Chapter’s home page.
The Women’s Energy Network is a nonprofit association of women professionals in the energy industry that provides networking and community outreach opportunities and fosters career and leadership development. Founded in 1994, the organization has more than 2,000 members nationwide. For more information, please visit the WEN North Texas Chapter website at www.wennorthtexas.org.