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64th Annual Meeting Sponsors Recap

The Annual Convention was back on September 28th - 30th. We were able to see some old faces and some new faces at this years annual meeting. Leading to some smiles, laughter, and a good time. Thank you to everyone who participated in this Annual Meeting and Prairie Band Casino & Resort for allowing us to host this meeting there.

Keep an eye out for our Newsletter in the upcoming weeks or click here for pictures of the event and other information.

Thank you to our 2021 64th Annual Meeting Sponsors!

Black & Gold Sponsors
Altavista Energy, Inc.
Ascent Midstream Partners
Colt Energy
CVR Refining
D.E. Exploration
Maclaskey Oilfield Services, Inc.

Platinum Sponsors
Insurance Planning, Inc.

Gold Sponsors
AssuredPartners Insurance
Bobcat Oilfield Service, Inc.
Schankie Well Service, Inc.
Scheck Oil Operation
Verde Oil

Silver Sponsors
Elite Cementing & Acidizing of KS
Oil Patch Pump & Supply, LLC

Bronze Sponsors

B&W Trailer Hitches
Hurricane Services, Inc.
Town Oil
Trimble & Maclaskey Oil, LLC
MV Purchasing, LLC
Quality Connectionz Inc.

 

General Sponsors

Citizens Bank
Jackson Brothers, LLC
Monarch Cement Co.
Sunrise Oilfield Supply
TDR Construction

Golf Course Contest Winners

Hole #1 - Longest Putt Made on the Green: D. Lyberger

Hole #5 - Closest to the Pin: Larry Caspers

Hole #7 - Closest to the Pin: Jake Mueller

Hole #10 - Longest Putt Made on the Green: Randy Kraft

Hole #13 - Closest to the Pin: Jason Koch

Hole #16 - Closest to the Pin: Jay Rebel

Chris McGown - A Flight 1st Place Winner

Chad Arnold - A Flight 2nd Place Winner

Brady Sharp - B Flight 1st Place Winner

Dan Fetcher - B Flight 2nd Place Winner

Legislative Update 

On Friday, April 9, Governor Laura Kelly signed HB 2022, the Abandoned Well Bill. EKOGA supported this bill and helped push it through the legislature. This is a great win for the industry. Below is a description of what is included in HB 2022.

Brief*

HB 2022 would amend law concerning the filing of complaints and investigations pertaining to abandoned wells, responsible parties for plugging abandoned wells, and funds used by the Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) for plugging abandoned wells.

Definitions

The bill would amend the definition of “well” to include “penetration of the surface of the earth.” In that definition, the bill would also amend the purpose of drilling a well to include providing cathodic protection to prevent corrosion to tanks or structures.

With regard to KCC investigations of abandoned wells, the bill would define “abandoned well” as a well that is not claimed on an operator’s license that is active with the KCC and is unplugged, improperly plugged, or no longer effectively plugged.

Filing of Complaints

The bill would amend the reasons to file a complaint with the KCC’s secretary to include abandoned wells that are causing or likely to cause:

  • Loss of any usable water;

  • Pollution of any usable water strata;

  • Imminent loss of any usable water; or

  • Imminent pollution of any usable water.

To read more, click here for the rest of the article.

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