During these unprecedented and challenging times, the Tri-State Oil and Gas Convention Committee has made modifications to our 2020 Convention. We will not be having exhibitors set up, however we invite everyone to attend an evening of networking, great food provided by Balon Valve and to hear from our dynamite keynote speaker, David Ramsden-Wood. Join us August 13, 2020 at 4:30 pm at the Woodward Conference Center. There will be no cost to attend and no registration is needed. We will also not be having the Bobby Joe Cudd Legacy Golf Tournament in the same format, it will invite only with a limited number of teams - Click here for Event details. 

scoop-stack review panel

Moderator: Adam Wilmoth -  Energy Editor The Oklahoman and Newsok.com

Adam Wilmoth returned to The Oklahoman as energy editor in 2012 after working for four years in public relations. He previously spent seven years as a business reporter at The Oklahoman, including five years covering the state's energy sector.
Wilmoth holds a master's degree in business administration from Oklahoma State University and a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Oklahoma. He's also a graduate of Leadership Oklahoma City's youth program, LOYAL -- Linking Oklahoma City's Young Adult Leaders.

Panel Members:

scott Goodwin - VICE PRESIDENT - OPERATIONS - fourpoint energy


Scott Goodwin received a B.S. degree in Petroleum Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines in 1996 and began his career with Marathon Oil Company that same year. During his eight years with Marathon, Scott held multiple engineering and field supervisory roles for various drilling, completion, and production projects in the U.S. Midcontinent, Offshore Gulf of Mexico, and Offshore West Africa.

In 2004, he joined Questar E&P’s Rockies Division in Denver as the Operations Manager for their Legacy Division where he supervised an engineering and field team responsible for completions, recompletions, workovers, and daily production for properties in the San Juan, Paradox, Greater Green River, Washita, Powder River, and Williston Basins. During his tenure at Questar, he planned the operations strategy for their entry into the Williston Basin and executed the industry’s first completions in the Baxter Shale.

In 2009, Scott joined the Cordillera III Management Team. As Production Manager, he played a key role in helping the Company expand their Western Anadarko Basin drilling program from one vertical to twelve horizontal rigs and grow production from 18 to 147 Mmcfed. After the successful sale and transition of CEP III to Apache, he stayed with the Cordillera Management Team to help form FourPoint Energy, where he now serves as the Vice President of Operations. Scott and his operations team are responsible for executing drilling, completion, and recompletion projects; improving base production from acquired wells via workovers and artificial lift installations; and controlling expenses across the asset base.


Charles Duginski joined Tapstone Energy, Inc. as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in February 2017. Mr. Duginski has more than 23 years of experience in the oil and natural gas industry. Prior to joining Tapstone, from July 2016 to February 2017, he served as Chief Operating Officer of Echo Energy LLC, a privately held company.  Mr. Duginski served as Vice President, Southern Region Production for Continental Resources, Inc. from October 2013 to June 2016.  From 2004 to 2013, Mr. Duginski served in various leadership roles for Chesapeake Energy Corporation assets, including Haynesville/Barnett Business Unit, Arkoma/Ardmore District and the Gulf Coast District.   Mr. Duginski holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Oklahoma.  He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, and the Industry Advisory Board for the Mewbourne School of Petroleum and Geological Engineering at the University of Oklahoma.

Rome Nichols - Operating Manager - LENORMAN OPERATING

Mr. Nichols joined Templar Energy in November 2014 and has been responsible for the integration of hundreds of assets acquired by Templar, as well as the ongoing completion and production operations for over 500 horizontal wells and 750 vertical wells along with supervision of over 900 non-operated wellbores. Before Templar, he worked for Chesapeake Energy in gaining experience at various levels throughout both the field and corporate locations primarily focused on the Western Anadarko Basin development. Rome’s experience includes stimulation design, artificial lift, salt water disposal assets, midstream buildout and infrastructure, and full field development and maintenance of producing assets with attention to operating expenses, currently serving as the Director of Production & Operations. He has over 12 years of industry experience and holds a B.S. degree in Petroleum Engineering from Texas Tech University.


Byron Cottingham - production manager - roan resources


Byron Cottingham graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Oklahoma and a Masters in Energy Business from the University of Tulsa.  In 2011, he was hired on as a production and operations engineer for Linn Energy.  Mr. Cottingham has since been a production, completions, reservoir, facilities, and water management engineer in Oklahoma, East Texas, and Louisiana.  In 2015, Byron became the senior completions engineer over all completions and water management for Linn Energy’s Oklahoma City Division.  In February 2017, Mr. Cottingham became licensed as a Professional Engineer in the state of Oklahoma.  In 2018 Byron transitioned from Linn Energy to Roan Resources and currently works as a senior engineer covering many roles and responsibilities in their Oklahoma Assets.  Byron is currently the Production Manager for Roan Resources.  Byron currently serves as the SPE YP President for the Oklahoma City SPE Chapter.  He and his wife Taurie have 3 children and Byron enjoys coaching his children’s sports teams.