President's Letter

Greetings members, I hope your Spring is off to a fantastic start.  As I type this, oil prices are up over $62/barrel, flowers are blooming and attendance at our Monday meetings is as good as it has been in a long time.  It’s a great time to be a member of OCAPL!  Please consider encouraging those you know have been members in the past to renew their memberships in order to take advantage of all that OCAPL has to offer, especially ahead of our Summer months and upcoming events like the Fishing, Golf and Sporting Clay’s events. 

Thank you to The Law Office of Morgan Dodd, PLLC for sponsoring our April Educational Luncheon.   Chris Tytanic, Adjunct Professor, University of Oklahoma School of Law was the guest speaker for the luncheon.  Chris spoke about Oil & Wind: Harmony in Energy”.  The luncheon was well attended, and the topic was of much interest to those in attendance, we appreciate Chris taking time out of his schedule to join us.  Our distinguished guest speaker for the Monday Night Meeting was Jeff Fisher, CEO of Ascent Resources.  Jeff spoke about Ascent’s pure-play investment thesis in the Utica Shale and their transformation from a land grab “Shale 1.0” to a growth within cash flow “Shale 3.0” company focused on enhancing production, productivity gains and efficiencies through consolidation.  Ascent has been busy with $1.5 billion in acquisitions for 2018, all of which are very accretive to Ascent’s existing acreage position and provide significant operational and growth synergies as they work to develop their world class, industry leading position in the Utica.  Jeff and team have done some really great things in the last several years, and it was really good to see the energy from his team in attendance.  Jeff is the Chair of the Oklahoma Heart Association and encouraged everyone to join the Heart Walk this year which will be held on June 1st, at Bicentennial Park.  Information regarding registration can be found on the Oklahoma Heart Association website and on the following link:  http://www2.heart.org/site/TR?fr_id=4042&pg=entry

As we break for our summer months, I hope everyone will take advantage of the social events that OCAPL has to offer, your membership, and our success depends on your participation, so please get signed up if you haven’t already done so. 

See you all at the Fishing and Golf Tournament soon!

Yours truly, Jeff Brooks – President