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MEMBERS

Thank you for your membership in the Utah Petroleum Association. We greatly appreciate your support and pledge to do all we can to support Utah's oil and gas industry and provide value for you as members. Our website is designed to help you stay current on issues UPA is working on and to be able to catch up on the latest news affecting all of us. Please Let Us Know if there are features or issues you'd like addressed via our website, and we'll do our best to accommodate.

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UINTAH BASIN ENERGY SUMMIT

August 30-31, 2017

The Uintah Basin Energy Summit is scheduled for August 30-31 in Vernal, Utah. This annual event provides a tremendous opportunity to learn about the latest energy developments affecting Utah in general and the Basin in particular. This well-attended event has grown to be a premier gathering of energy industry professionals throughout Utah. UPA is a proud Summit Sponsor, and we encourage all Members to attend. Get your Basin hotel rooms early as this event brings in hundreds of attendees!

COMING UP

Upstream Committee

Start Date:

2017-05-15T15:00:00MDT


Location:

Conference Call


Event Description:

Legislative Interim Day

Start Date:

2017-05-17T21:24:04MDT


Location:

State Capitol


Event Description:

Legislative Interim Day

Start Date:

2017-06-21T21:24:04MDT


Location:

State Capitol


Event Description:

Legislative Interim Day

Start Date:

2017-07-26T21:24:04MDT


Location:

State Capitol


Event Description:

Legislative Interim Day

Start Date:

2017-08-23T21:24:04MDT


Location:

State Capitol


Event Description:

Legislative Interim Day

Start Date:

2017-09-20T21:24:04MDT


Location:

State Capitol


Event Description:

Legislative Interim Day

Start Date:

2017-10-18T21:24:04MDT


Location:

State Capitol


Event Description:

Legislative Interim Day

Start Date:

2017-11-15T21:24:04MST


Location:

State Capitol


Event Description:

Upstream Committee

Start Date:

2017-06-19T12:00:00MDT


Location:

Denver (TBD)


Event Description:

Upstream Committee

Start Date:

2017-07-17T14:00:00MDT


Location:

Conference Call


Event Description:

Upstream Committee

Start Date:

2017-08-21T14:00:00MDT


Location:

Conference Call


Event Description:

Upstream Committee

Start Date:

2017-09-18T14:00:00MDT


Location:

Conference Call


Event Description:

Upstream Committee

Start Date:

2017-10-16T14:00:00MDT


Location:

Conference Call


Event Description:

Upstream Committee

Start Date:

2017-11-20T14:00:00MST


Location:

Conference Call


Event Description:

Upstream Committee

Start Date:

2017-12-18T14:00:00MST


Location:

Conference Call


Event Description:

Refining Committee

Start Date:

2017-05-18T11:30:00MDT


Location:

Tesoro


Event Description:

Refining Committee

Start Date:

2017-06-15T11:30:00MDT


Location:

Big West Oil


Event Description:

Refining Committee

Start Date:

2017-07-20T11:30:00MDT


Location:

HollyFrontier


Event Description:

Refining Committee

Start Date:

2017-08-17T11:30:00MDT


Location:

Silver Eagle Refining


Event Description:

Refining Committee

Start Date:

2017-09-21T11:30:00MDT


Location:

Chevron


Event Description:

Refining Committee

Start Date:

2017-10-19T11:30:00MDT


Location:

Tesoro


Event Description:

Refining Committee

Start Date:

2017-11-16T11:30:00MST


Location:

Big West Oil


Event Description:

Refining Committee

Start Date:

2017-12-21T11:30:00MST


Location:

HollyFrontier


Event Description:

Refinery Environmental Subcommittee

Start Date:

2017-06-13T11:30:00MDT


Location:

Sinclair


Event Description:

Refinery Environmental Subcommittee

Start Date:

2017-07-11T11:30:00MDT


Event Description:

Refinery Environmental Subcommittee

Start Date:

2017-08-08T11:30:00MDT


Event Description:

Refinery Environmental Subcommittee

Start Date:

2017-09-12T11:30:00MDT


Event Description:

Refinery Environmental Subcommittee

Start Date:

2017-10-10T11:30:00MDT


Event Description:

Refinery Environmental Subcommittee

Start Date:

2017-11-14T11:30:00MST


Event Description:

Refinery Environmental Subcommittee

Start Date:

2017-12-12T11:30:00MST


Event Description:

Refinery PSM Subcommittee

Start Date:

2017-06-08T11:00:00MDT


Event Description:

Refinery PSM Subcommittee

Start Date:

2017-07-13T11:00:00MDT


Event Description:

Refinery PSM Subcommittee

Start Date:

2017-08-10T11:00:00MDT


Event Description:

SITLA Board of Trustees

Start Date:

2017-05-18T09:00:00MDT


Location:

SITLA Office


Event Description:

SITLA Board of Trustees

Start Date:

2017-06-15T09:00:00MDT


Location:

SITLA Office


Event Description:

SITLA Board of Trustees

Start Date:

2017-08-17T09:00:00MDT


Location:

SITLA Office


Event Description:

SITLA Board of Trustees

Start Date:

2017-09-20T09:00:00MDT


Location:

SITLA Office


Event Description:

SITLA Board of Trustees

Start Date:

2017-10-19T09:00:00MDT


Location:

SITLA Office


Event Description:

SITLA Board of Trustees

Start Date:

2017-11-16T09:00:00MST


Location:

SITLA Office


Event Description:

Charity Golf Planning Committee

Start Date:

2017-05-18T14:00:00MDT


Location:

Tesoro


Event Description:

Utah Board of Oil, Gas and Mining

Start Date:

2017-05-24T09:00:00MDT


Location:

Vernal City Office


Event Description:

Utah Board of Oil, Gas and Mining

Start Date:

2017-06-28T08:00:00MDT


Location:

Utah Dept. of Natural Resources


Event Description:

Utah Board of Oil, Gas and Mining

Start Date:

2017-07-26T08:00:00MDT


Location:

Utah Dept. of Natural Resources


Event Description:

Utah Board of Oil, Gas and Mining

Start Date:

2017-08-23T08:00:00MDT


Location:

Utah Dept. of Natural Resources


Event Description:

Utah Board of Oil, Gas and Mining

Start Date:

2017-09-27T08:00:00MDT


Location:

Utah Dept. of Natural Resources


Event Description:

Utah Board of Oil, Gas and Mining

Start Date:

2017-10-25T08:00:00MDT


Location:

Utah Dept. of Natural Resources


Event Description:

Utah Board of Oil, Gas and Mining

Start Date:

2017-12-06T08:00:00MST


Location:

Utah Dept. of Natural Resources


Event Description:

Utah Air Quality Board

Start Date:

2017-06-07T13:30:00MDT


Location:

Utah Department of Environmental Quality


Event Description:

Utah Air Quality Board

Start Date:

2017-07-05T13:30:00MDT


Location:

Utah Department of Environmental Quality


Event Description:

Utah Air Quality Board

Start Date:

2017-08-02T13:30:00MDT


Location:

Utah Department of Environmental Quality


Event Description:

Utah Air Quality Board

Start Date:

2017-09-06T13:30:00MDT


Location:

Utah Department of Environmental Quality


Event Description:

Utah Air Quality Board

Start Date:

2017-10-04T13:30:00MDT


Location:

Utah Department of Environmental Quality


Event Description:

Utah Air Quality Board

Start Date:

2017-11-01T13:30:00MDT


Location:

Utah Department of Environmental Quality


Event Description:

Utah Air Quality Board

Start Date:

2017-12-06T13:30:00MST


Location:

Utah Department of Environmental Quality


Event Description:

Refinery PSM Subcommittee

Start Date:

2017-06-08T11:00:00MDT


Event Description:

Refinery PSM Subcommittee

Start Date:

2017-07-19T11:30:00MDT


Event Description:

Refinery PSM Subcommittee

Start Date:

2017-08-10T11:00:00MDT


Event Description:

Refinery PSM Subcommittee

Start Date:

2017-09-14T11:00:00MDT


Event Description:

Refinery PSM Subcommittee

Start Date:

2017-10-12T11:00:00MDT


Event Description:

Refinery PSM Subcommittee

Start Date:

2017-11-09T11:00:00MST


Event Description:

Refinery PSM Subcommittee

Start Date:

2017-12-14T11:00:00MST


Event Description:

Utah Oil and Gas Collaborative Group

Start Date:

2017-07-13T09:00:00MDT


Location:

Duchesne Event Center


Event Description:

Utah Energy Infrastructure Board

Start Date:

2017-07-12T10:00:00MDT


Location:

OED Office


Event Description:

Golf Planning Committee

Start Date:

2017-07-12T12:00:00MDT


Location:

Soldier Hollow G.C.


Event Description:

Transportation Governance and Funding Task Force

Start Date:

2017-07-13T13:00:00MDT


Location:

210 Senate Building - Capitol


Event Description:

Uinta Basin Industry Roundtable

Start Date:

2017-07-13T14:00:00MDT


Location:

Duchesne Event Center


Event Description:

Transportation Funding Workgroup

Start Date:

2017-07-17T10:00:00MDT


Location:

Senate Majority Caucus Rm. - Capitol


Event Description:

UPA Midyear Meeting

Start Date:

2017-08-02T14:00:00MDT


Location:

Zermatt Resort - Midway


Event Description:

See Event

UPA / Dept. of Ag Octane Meeting

Start Date:

2017-09-05T14:00:00MDT


Location:

Department of Agriculture


Event Description:

UPA Tax Committee

Start Date:

2017-09-06T11:00:00MDT


Location:

Conference Call


Event Description:

7 County Infrastructure Coalition

Start Date:

2017-09-01T10:00:00MDT


Location:

Carbon County Administration Building


Event Description:

Commission for the Stewardship of Public Lands

Start Date:

2017-09-21T08:00:00MDT


Location:

Capitol 450


Event Description:

SITLA Board of Trustees

Start Date:

2017-09-21T09:00:00MDT


Location:

SITLA Office


Event Description:

Latest News

Thermal Imaging Technology Lending Program Presentation

On Wednesday, August 30th, the TriCounty Health Department, DEQ and FLIR Corporation are hosting a free presentation and discussion on a new program to help industry identify and repair leaks using thermal imaging technology. The meeting will be held at 6:00 p.m. in the Uintah Conference Center.  A free catered dinner will be provided.

DOGM Discusses O&G Regulation Under Land Transfer

Over the past several years, Utah's Legislature has sought the transfer of management of Utah's vast federal lands into the control of the State.  Legislators established the Commission for the Stewardship of Public Lands to study all aspects of such a transfer and make recommendations to the Legislature for further State actions.

Legislators Look at Regulatory Fees

In place of a regular legislative interim day in July, Utah's Legislature rather held appropriation subcommittee hearings throughout the day on July 26.  In an effort to give more time for study and adequate input on the State's budgetary process, legislators heard from regulatory agencies regarding the services they provide and fees they impose to cover the costs of those services.

DAQ Releases STEPP Study Findings to Legislature

The Utah Division of Air Quality (DAQ) has released to the Legislature the results of their Storage Tank Emissions Pilot Project (STEPP).  The STEPP study was designed to measure fugitive organic compound emissions from liquid storage tanks in the Uinta Basin.

UPA Signs On to IPAA Tax Reform Comments

UPA has signed on to comments submitted by IPAA to the Senate Finance Committee on upcoming tax reform efforts in Congress. IPAA's comments focus on the role of the U.S. tax code in ensuring the continued production of abundant American natural resources and the future of independent producers that support this job-creating development.

UPA Meets with Utah OSHA

UPA's refining members met with representatives of Utah's OSHA staff to re-introduce our industry's safety efforts and to get an overview of Utah OSHA's priorities and any concerns they may have.  

Badlands Energy

Badlands Energy, Inc. is an E&P company that has been involved in the Uinta Basin for over a decade. The Company also operates in California and has been involved in exploration projects in Wyoming and Nevada.

The Utah operations comprise the largest and most active acreage position in the Company with over 90,000 acres under lease. In addition to managing the leasehold, Badlands also operates some 140 oil and gas wells in the Riverbend, Wilkin Ridge and Gate Canyon areas. Currently the Company is engaged in a nine well pad drilling program in the Riverbend area that could expand into a much larger program in the future. Recently the Company entered into a joint venture with MC Oil and Wyatt Energy to exploit a 5,000+ leasehold (South Altamont) within the giant Altamont/Bluebell Field. The Company has completed its first oil well the South Altamont program that has resulted in a 30 day average of + 400 BOPD. Permitting for additional locations is underway. In California the Company is active in the San Joaquin Basin with over 34,000 acres under lease. In April we will be the operator drilling a wildcat well northwest of Bakersfield.

Initially operating as a public company known as Gasco Energy, Inc., we underwent a restructuring that was completed in October of 2013. This resulted in a recapitalization followed by taking the company private. The final step in this was a name change to Badlands Energy, Inc. The Company is now sufficiently funded to aggressively pursue additional opportunities in addition to growing its current operating base.

Badlands is staffed by a seasoned group of geoscientist, engineers and field operations people who have many years of experience not only in the Uinta Basin but also in North America and internationally and have expertise in seismic acquisition, drilling operations and all facets of the petroleum industry. The team has a long history of working together as partners or as part of the Gasco team. Much of that experience has been in the Altamont-Bluebell field complex with significant expertise in the drilling a completion of Green River and Wasatch wells. In addition, the team has been active in the development of Wasatch/Mesa Verde, Spring Canyon and Mancos gas wells.

In summary, Badlands has been an active and successful player in the Uinta Basin area for a significant amount of time and has acquired the expertise necessary to prosecute a comprehensive and profitable program in not only the Uinta Basin, but in most hydrocarbon provinces. The office team in Denver in conjunction with a very competent and experienced field group headquartered in Myton, Utah gives Badlands the ability to operate successfully in the Uinta.

UPA works to keep Members connected and in touch with one another. UPA's Membership Directory lists Members contact info as well as key company contacts.

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