Picture the Oscars in all its glitzy glory. Now, replace those film industry gurus with the most senior execs and experts within the west coast oil & gas industry, dumping them into the heart of downtown Bakersfield, California on a cool October night dressed in their absolute finest. Bring in the brilliant, British event team responsible for the entire production, and you have the West Coast Oil & Gas Industry Summit and Awards Gala.
The Oil & Gas Awards are a nationwide initiative that champion best practice in oil & gas producing regions with a specific focus on Environmental Stewardship, Health & Safety and Corporate Social Responsibility as well as over innovation. The Awards are a platform for the industry to demonstrate and celebrate their advances in these key areas. The Awards are judged by over 110 Senior Executives from leading Oil Exploration & Production and Midstream companies.
“This should be as important to California as the Academy Awards or more so. That’s how important your industry is,” said Senator Jean Fuller, 18th District California State Senate. Senator Fuller was the keynote speaker where she gave the attendees an inspiring address at that evening’s Awards Gala.
The Oil & Gas Industry Summit was birthed out of the significant success of the Awards Gala, the unique affair that has become the must-attend industry event. The daytime summit included many industry speakers, including Assemblywoman Connie Conway and Senator Andy Vidak.
Dagny Energy Group (DEG) had the unique privilege of being the Gold Sponsor for this year’s Oil & Gas Summit & Awards Gala held right here in Bakersfield. DEG was their Public Relations firm of choice and we thoroughly enjoyed our involvement in the weeks leading up to the event.