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Jul 23, 2019

LAFAYETTE, LA (July 22, 2019) – LAGCOE leadership announces the keynote speakers for its 2019 Technical Exposition and Conference, scheduled for October 9-11 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.

  • Kimberly McHugh, Vice President of Drilling & Completions, Chevron
  • Kevin Krausert, President & CEO, Beaver Drilling, Ltd.
  • Roger W. Jenkins, President & CEO, Murphy Oil Corporation

Chevron’s Kimberly McHugh is scheduled to speak on Wednesday, Oct. 9, the first morning of the conference. McHugh is a senior executive with Chevron, responsible for Global Drilling and Completions, including HES, Assurance, OC and planning of drilling operations globally. She will address the challenges associated with the rapid pace of new technology, as well as the opportunities for pushing beyond existing boundaries.

Kevin Krausert will headline the Thursday morning session with a discussion of the unprecedented period of change and disruption facing the drilling industry. He will review the illuminating lessons from prior transitions and talk about the groundbreaking work his company, Beaver Drilling, is doing with the Avatar Program, a collaborative partnership with the University of Calgary, Virgin Galactic and five major oil and gas producers.

Friday morning, Oct. 11, Murphy Oil President and CEO Roger W. Jenkins is slated to talk about current forecasts for oil over the long term, including a macro view of oil markets. He will also preview the technologies that will be needed in the offshore arena in the coming years. As the head of an independent exploration and production company with a portfolio of offshore and onshore assets, Jenkins is well positioned to discuss the future prospects of the oil and gas industry.

“LAGCOE, as an organization, has always been known for offering our attendees outstanding speakers with important perspectives to share,” said Greg Stutes, LAGCOE chairman of the board. “This year’s group is no exception: Our keynote breakfasts speakers are senior executives with keen insights about the future of our industry,” he said.

Registration for LAGCOE 2019 is available online. Attendance at one or all of the Keynote Breakfasts can be secured by registering at the Silver or Gold Key Pass Levels. Please visit the LAGCOE 2019 website for more information.

About LAGCOELAGCOE is a nonprofit energy industry organization focused on educational programs and a technical exposition & conference. LAGCOE’s mission is to cultivate economic growth of the energy industry by facilitating domestic & global business development and fostering the energy workforce pipeline. LAGCOE’s vision is to be a robust, sustainable community of energy companies and volunteers that promotes energy education and awareness; connects businesses with opportunities and showcases the Gulf Coast’s technical innovations to the world. LAGCOE 2019 will be held October 9-11, 2019 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Learn more at