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Event Name:2018 Annual Meeting
Description:This is a members-only event. For questions, please contact us at 713-932-0168.
Event Date:4/25/2018 - 4/27/2018
Location:The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee
1 Lake Oconee Trail
Greensboro, GA 30642

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The 2018 PESA Annual Meeting, chaired by Dan Domeracki, Vice President Government, Industry & Global Stewardship, Schlumberger, will be held April 25-27 at the Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee in Greensboro, GA. 

This year’s theme is “Emerging Opportunities for the Upstream Industry.” These areas are expected to be a key focus in the upcoming year for PESA Member Companies and their customers.

  • General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.)
  • Dr. Scott Tinker, Bureau of Economic Geology
  • Jason Bordoff, Professor of Professional Practice in International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
  • Doug Suttles, CEO, Encana
  • Jeff Shellebarger, President, Chevron North America Exploration and Production Company
  • Greg Hill, President & CEO, HESS
  • John Mingé, Chairman and President, BP America
  • Stephen Arbogast, Director, Kenan-Flagler Energy Center, UNC
  • Greg Gershuny, Managing Director, Energy and Environment, Aspen Institute
  • Jim Wicklund, Managing Director - Energy Research, Credit Suisse
  • John Daniel, Managing Director and Senior Research Analyst, Oil Service, Simmons & Company International
  • Jud Bailey, Managing Director, Senior Equity Analyst, and Head of Oil Services & Equipment Research at Wells Fargo Securities

Please download the agenda for your planning purposes. If you are interested in sponsoring, please download the sponsorship package.

This exclusive event has expanded to include a full day of speakers and networking opportunities on Wednesday. 

Member Company must have active 2018 status for personnel to attend. Primary member registration is $1,500. Fees do not include hotel expenses or optional activity fees.

Guest Registration
Guests are welcome to attend with a registration fee of $1,350. This fee includes Wednesday evening welcome reception; Thursday brunch and awards dinner; Friday breakfast and lunch.

Young Professionals & Emerging Leaders
PESA offers individuals 35 years of age and under a discounted conference registration fee of $1,200. To receive this discount, please email for a promo code to apply during online registration. Please note this discount does not apply to guests.

The room block at the Ritz-Carlton, Reynolds Plantation is closed. Please contact PESA directly at 713-932-0168 for assistance in booking a room.

Transportation to the Hotel
Transportation arrangements from the airport to the hotel can be made through Urbana Transportation. Reservations can be booked by:
Please mention you are with the "PESA Event" to receive the group rate. Reservations must be made by April 15, 2018.

Thank you to our 2018 Annual Meeting Sponsors

Sponsorships are still available. Please download the Sponsorship Package or contact PESA VP Communications & Member Relations Molly Smart.


TUESDAY: Individual Golf Reserved Tee Times ($175)

WEDNESDAY: Individual Golf Reserved Tee Times ($275), Happy Hour, Welcome Receptions and Outdoor Dinner

THURSDAY: General Breakfast, Guest Brunch, Shotgun Start Golf Tournament ($300), Tennis Clinic, Archery Excursion, Cocktail Reception, Awards Dinner and Entertainment

FRIDAY: General Breakfast, Individual Shotgun Start Golf ($175), Fishing Excursion ($250)

The Fishing Excursion is a four-hour guided trip to popular locations for striper, crappie, catfish and largemouth bass. Equipment and Georgia fishing license provided. The Archery Excursion is a three-hour session with knowledgeable guides who will fit guests with a Genesis compound bow, and provide tips and techniques for all experience levels.

Please note that all golf club rental requests must be submitted by April 1, 2018. If you indicate that you wish to rent golf clubs, you will be invoiced $85 for each day you play.