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06-Oct-2020 / News

LAGCOE Commemorates 65 Years

LAFAYETTE, LA (October 6, 2020) – October 2020 marks 65 years of LAGCOE’s service to the Louisiana and global energy industries. From its humble origins in the parking lot of Lafayette’s Oil Center to its most recent expansion to the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, LAGCOE’s histor...
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27-Jul-2020 / News

LAGCOE Unveils New Energy Leadership Program

The Young Professionals of LAGCOE recently unveiled the 2020 Energy Leadership Program, set to kick off this August. The program aims to develop leadership skills, a better understanding of industry-related legislation, and will provide training to become stronger, more collaborative and active l...
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29-Jun-2020 / News

Young Professionals of LAGCOE to Host Business Leadership Webinar

The Young Professionals of LAGCOE have recruited award-winning leadership and performance expert, Chris Comeaux, to deliver a webinar titled “How to Get Things Done” on July 22nd at 3 pm. In this one-hour program, the leadership specialist will discuss seven fundamental actions that will increase...
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24-Jun-2020 / News

​Veris Global: Empowering Companies through Straightforward, Innovative, & Robust Solutions

With simplicity and a service-oriented mindset, Keith Seilhan and Jason Sullivan started Veris Global, a risk management and compliance solutions company servicing the energy industry with headquarters in Lafayette, Louisiana, but with end-users all over the world. The company improves it’s Clien...
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04-Jun-2020 / News

LAGCOE Unveils Little Energizers Program

LAGCOE’s newest program, LAGCOE Little Energizers , aims to spark an early interest in STEM among Acadiana’s youth with the goal of paving the way for the next generation of engineers, scientists, and innovators whose ideas will keep the energy industry growing, changing, and improving our world....
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13-May-2020 / News

2020 FEP Scholarship Recipients

​From the one hundred students who applied to attend the LAGCOE 2019 FEP Tour, seventy-six were selected to attend our biennial technical exposition and conference. Once the LAGCOE 2019 FEP Tour ended, the attendees, were given a chance to apply for a scholarship. Started in 2014 by the Young Pro...
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13-May-2020 / News

LAGCOE Awards Future Energy Professionals Scholarships

LAGCOE is proud to announce the 2020 winners of the Future Energy Professionals (FEP) scholarship. Recognizing the importance of collegiate majors from disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), LAGCOE has created this scholarship in an effort to attract professional talent...
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29-Apr-2020 / News

Elliot Bridges: LAGCOE SLCC Endowed Scholarship Recipient

It takes firm dedication, unique qualifications, and strong passion to win a scholarship two times in a row. This is the case of Elliot Bridges, the recipient of the 2020 LAGCOE Endowed Scholarship at South Louisiana Community College. ...
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16-Apr-2020 / News

YPL Executive Committee: Vasan Ambatipati

The Young Professionals of LAGCOE (YPL) is a group of individuals from the oil and gas industry with the desire to take action to see our industry grow. Meet Vasan Ambatipati, YPL Secretary!...
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15-Apr-2020 / News

YPL Executive Committee: Adele Mayeaux

The Young Professionals of LAGCOE (YPL) is a group of individuals from the oil and gas industry with the desire to take action to see our industry grow. Meet Adele Mayeaux, YPL Events Chair!...
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14-Apr-2020 / News

YPL Executive Committee: Jaret Garber

The Young Professionals of LAGCOE (YPL) is a group of individuals from the oil and gas industry with the desire to take action to see our industry grow. Meet Jaret Garber, YPL Membership Chair!...
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13-Apr-2020 / News

YPL Executive Committee: Justin Courville

The Young Professionals of LAGCOE (YPL) is a group of individuals from the oil and gas industry with the desire to take action to see our industry grow. Meet Justin Courville, YPL Chair!...
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31-Mar-2020 / News

WOMEN IN ENERGY: Kathryn Fenstermaker

​In celebration of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, LAGCOE is highlighting women who have been instrumental supporters of our organization. Meet Kathryn Fenstermaker!...
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30-Mar-2020 / News

WOMEN IN ENERGY: Debbie Alleman

​In celebration of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, LAGCOE is highlighting women who have been instrumental supporters of our organization. Meet Debbie Alleman!...
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27-Mar-2020 / News

WOMEN IN ENERGY: Jessica Roger

In celebration of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, LAGCOE is highlighting women who have been instrumental supporters of our organization. Meet Jessica Roger!...
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26-Mar-2020 / News

WOMEN IN ENERGY: Susan Frizzell

​In celebration of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, LAGCOE is highlighting women who have been instrumental supporters of our organization. Meet Susan Frizzell!...
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18-Mar-2020 / News

WOMEN IN ENERGY: Sheri Bienvenue

​In celebration of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, LAGCOE is highlighting women who have been instrumental supporters of our organization. Meet Sheri Bienvenue!...
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17-Mar-2020 / News

Operations Update RE: COVID-19

The LAGCOE leadership team is continuing to monitor the #COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation and is operating under the guidance of the Louisiana Department of Health, the Center for Disease Control (CDC), and the World Health Organization (WHO) to ensure the safety and well-being of LAGCOE’s staff ...
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13-Mar-2020 / News

WOMEN IN ENERGY: Adele Mayeaux

​In celebration of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, LAGCOE is highlighting women who have been instrumental supporters of our organization. Meet Adele Mayeaux!...
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12-Mar-2020 / News

WOMEN IN ENERGY: Brenda Stelly

In celebration of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, LAGCOE is highlighting women who have been instrumental supporters of our organization. Meet Brenda Stelly!...
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10-Mar-2020 / News

WOMEN IN ENERGY: Corinne Sprague

In celebration of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, LAGCOE is highlighting women who have been instrumental supporters of our organization. Meet Corinne Sprague!...
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09-Mar-2020 / News

WOMEN IN ENERGY: Natalie Guillot

In celebration of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, LAGCOE highlights women who have been instrumental supporters of our organization. Meet Natalie Guillot!...
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05-Mar-2020 / News

"Transform LAGCOE" Will Build on LAGCOE's Rich History in Louisiana

On Monday, January 27, 2020, the LAGCOE Board of Directors met for the first phase of a months-long endeavor dubbed “Operation Transform LAGCOE.” The board expects that the strategically selected taskforce will establish a clear direction for future LAGCOE events by early summer of this year....
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27-Feb-2020 / News

LAGCOE Endowed Professor at SLCC Prepares Future Generations

Aaron Ward, currently Department Chair of Petroleum and Manufacturing Technology as well as the lead instructor for the Oil and Gas Department at South Louisiana Community College (SLCC), is the first recipient of the LAGCOE Endowed Professorship at SLCC. Aaron, a native of Morgan City, Louisiana...
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07-Feb-2020 / News

LAGCOE Supports UL Lafayette Students Competing in the PetroBowl

For Amanda, Asiman, Brandon, Phillip, and James S., this year's PetroBowl is more than a competition. It is about bringing the UL Lafayette PetroBowl Club’s reputation back to what it was five years ago. After winning second place in the international competition in 2016, the UL Lafayette PetroBo...
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30-Jan-2020 / News

Operation Transform LAGCOE & Sets the Tone for a New Outlook

LAFAYETTE, LA (January 31, 2020) – On Monday, January 27, 2020, the LAGCOE Board of Directors met for the first phase of a months-long endeavor dubbed “Operation Transform LAGCOE.” The board expects that the strategically selected taskforce will establish a clear direction for future LAGCOE event...
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06-Jan-2020 / News

Angela Cring steps down at LAGCOE, Interim Executive Director appointed

On Monday, December 9, 2019, Angela Cring stepped down as Executive Director of LAGCOE, a position she held for nearly a decade. Cring’s departure comes months after LAGCOE’s historic move from Lafayette to New Orleans, LA. Under Cring’s leadership, the biennial event successfully endured the yea...
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14-Nov-2019 / News

​LAGCOE 2019 Culminates with $10,000 Winner of the Energy Innovators Pitch Challenge

For the first time ever, the LAGCOE’s Technical Exposition and Conference was held in New Orleans, October 9-11, 2019. Since its founding in Lafayette 64 years ago, the biennial event has been bringing together the best and brightest oil and gas professionals and businesses to share and showcase ...
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30-Oct-2019 / News

LAGCOE 2019 Highlights

It’s thanks to the city of New Orleans and its unique brand of hospitality that LAGCOE 2019 was elevated to a new level the event has never seen before. Expanded programs, larger and more updated facilities, and exquisite accommodations brought together new operators from around the world who hav...
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17-Oct-2019 / News

LAGCOE 2019 Culminates with $10,000 Winner of the Energy Innovators Pitch Challenge

The Energy Innovators Pitch Challenge, in partnership with The Idea Village, was held during the final day of this year’s Technical Exposition and Conference. This signature event connected the best new energy innovators with funding to help further the development of exciting new products and te...
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02-Oct-2019 / News

Company Profile: Laborde Marine- Inventing Offshore Part II

Laborde entered the family business not long before the 2014 decline and he describes the years since as “educational.” He says that in spite of the challenging market conditions, the company has been actively chasing higher utilization for its fleet, including outside of traditional oil and gas ...
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02-Oct-2019 / News

LAGCOE 2019 Announces Competitors for Pitch Challenge- Winner to Receive $10K Prize

LAGCOE leadership has released the names of this year’s competitors in the Energy Innovators Pitch Challenge, which will take place October 11 in New Orleans. This signature event, sponsored by Shell GameChanger and Jones Walker, is scheduled for Friday at 10 a.m., during the 2019 LAGCOE Technica...
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16-Sep-2019 / News

Company profile: Laborde Marine - INVENTING OFFSHORE Part I

There are few families that can claim to have had a bigger impact on the oil and gas industry than Labordes. Their contributions to the development of offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico are hard to overstate — their achievements in rig and vessel design have been recognized at the highest le...
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28-Aug-2019 / News

COMPANY PROFILE: JUSTISS OIL COMPANY

You might say James “Jim” Justiss III was born with oil in his blood. His grandfather, James “Jick” Justiss Sr. started out as a muleskinner in the 1920s, moving oil and gas equipment in South Arkansas during the El Dorado boom. Jick was noticed by legendary Texas oilman H.L. Hunt, and would end ...
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20-Aug-2019 / News

APPLY NOW FOR LAGCOE 2019 ENERGY INNOVATORS PITCH CHALLENGE

LAGCOE leadership is proud to host the fourth Energy Innovators Pitch Challenge at the 2019 Technical Exposition and Conference, scheduled for October 9-11 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. In partnership with The Idea Village and sponsored by Shell Game Changer, this sign...
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16-Aug-2019 / News

LAGCOE SPEAKERS AND PROGRAM SCHEDULE UNVEILED

More than 60 industry experts will be making presentations over the three days of LAGCOE 2019. Some of the exciting topics that will be covered include: John Dribus of Dribus Geologic Consulting speaking about The Evolution of Exploration, Recent Significant Global Deepwater Discoveries, and the ...
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13-Aug-2019 / News

LAGCOE 2019 ANNOUNCES CONFERENCE SPEAKERS AND SESSION TRACKS

LAGCOE leadership has released the schedule of sessions and speakers for its 2019 Technical Exposition and Conference, scheduled for October 9-11 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. Over the course of three days, more than 60 industry experts will be presenting on the most c...
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31-Jul-2019 / News

Company Profile: Youth Movement: How One Company is Bridging the Gap - Danos

Danos, based in Gray, Louisiana, is a family-owned oil and gas service company with more than 70 years in business. In many ways, Danos is a useful case study of both the challenges of managing generational change and the opportunities that come with it....
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29-Jul-2019 / News

LAGCOE ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF 2019 NEW TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASE

LAGCOE leadership has announced the winners of its New Technology Showcase, which will be featured at the 2019 Technical Exposition and Conference, October 9-11 in New Orleans. This year will mark the fifth iteration of the New Technology Showcase, which was created to provide innovative exhibito...
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25-Jul-2019 / News

​LAGCOE 2019 KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Start off each morning of LAGCOE 2019 with breakfast and insights from leading industry figures. ...
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23-Jul-2019 / News

LAGCOE ANNOUNCES KEYNOTE SPEAKERS FOR 2019 CONFERENCE

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....
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10-Jul-2019 / News

A Tale of Two Cities - William Flores Jr.

William “Bill” Flores, Jr. was born in Lafayette during the heyday of the oil and gas boom. His father, a geologist, was transferred from Shreveport to Lafayette in 1954. Born and raised in Lafayette, Flores has fond memories of attending the LAGCOE expo with his father when he was a boy of 10 or...
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19-Jun-2019 / News

Company Profile: All In the Family (Business) - Moncla Companies

This article is the first in a series that will offer a closer look at some of the Louisiana businesses that have made a lasting impact on the oil and gas industry. Family-owned businesses have been at the heart of the oil and gas industry for as long as its existed in Louisiana and the Gulf Sou...
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23-May-2019 / News

Industry Demand Leads to Rapid Growth of LAGCOE 2019

Biennial expo expands to accommodate additional exhibitors ...
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16-May-2019 / News

LAGCOE Announces 2019 New Technology Showcase

Call for entries for LAGCOE 2019 New Technology Showcase ...
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18-Apr-2019 / News

LAGCOE 2019 Registration Now Open

LAGCOE leadership announces LAGCOE 2019 online registration is officially open. The event will take place October 9-11, 2019 in New Orleans, La., USA at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center....
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08-Apr-2019 / News

Cornelius Dupré II named LAGCOE Looey 2019

LAGCOE has announced the LAGCOE Looey 2019 as Cornelius Dupré II, Chairman of Dupré Interests & Dupré Energy Services....
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08-Feb-2019 / News

LAGCOE 2019 Issues Call for Speakers

LAFAYETTE, La. (February 8, 2019) The LAGCOE 2019 Conference Committee is now accepting speaker applications for consideration for its biennial conference and exposition to be held October 9-11, 2019 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA. The theme for LAGCOE 2019 is “The F...
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30-Aug-2018 / News

LAGCOE 2019 EXPO EXPANDS TO NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA

LAFAYETTE, LA (August 30, 2018) - LAGCOE, a nonprofit energy industry organization focused on promoting commerce and connecting people through educational programs and a technical exposition and conference, announced today it will host LAGCOE 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana at the Ernest N. Morial...
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30-Aug-2018 / Press Release

LAGCOE 2019 EXPO EXPANDS TO NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA

LAFAYETTE, LA (August 30, 2018) - LAGCOE, a nonprofit energy industry organization focused on promoting commerce and connecting people through educational programs and a technical exposition and conference, announced today it will host LAGCOE 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana at the Ernest N. Morial...
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01-Jun-2018 / News

LAGCOE Awards Future Energy Professionals Scholarships

LAGCOE is proud to announce the winners of the Future Energy Professionals (FEP) scholarship. Recognizing the importance of collegiate majors from disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), LAGCOE has created this scholarship in an effort to attract professional talent capa...
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02-Apr-2018 / Press Release

LAGCOE Education Fund to participate in South Louisiana Giving Day

On May 10, the LAGCOE Education Fund will participate in South Louisiana Giving Day, a project of Community Foundation of Acadiana. South Louisiana Giving Day is a 24-hour, online fundraising event to inspire the community to come together to contribute as many charitable dollars as possible to s...
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19-Mar-2018 / News

Become a Member of Young Professionals of LAGCOE

Young Professionals of LAGCOE (YPL) is a group of individuals from the energy industry with the desire to take action to see the industry grow. As the older generation leaves the workforce they take with them a knowledge base built on the experiences of years of service. In addition, there will b...
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19-Feb-2018 / News

LAGCOE is Fostering Education

For 63 years and counting, LAGCOE has nurtured countless initiatives dedicated to educating its members, the community and the next generation about the energy industry, its value and the opportunities it provides. ...
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25-Jan-2018 / Press Release

Young Professionals of LAGCOE to host fifth annual LAGCOE Sporting Clays Shoot

Young Professionals of LAGCOE will host the fifth annual LAGCOE Sporting Clays Shoot Saturday, February 24, at GOL Shooting Complex, 11919 Louisiana 697, Maurice, LA 70555....
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15-Jan-2018 / News

Young Professionals of LAGCOE to facilitate energy industry networking in 2018

2017 was a great year for Young Professionals of LAGCOE (YPL), an energy industry young professionals’ organization looking to connect and grow the next generation of energy industry leaders, despite the downturn of the oil and gas industry. Events focused on networking and career development ass...
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18-Dec-2017 / News

Thank you, Acadiana, for a great 2017

2017 proved to be another great year for LAGCOE. LAGCOE 2017 welcomed more than 10,000 attendees from 21 countries and across the U.S. to the Cajundome & Convention Center in Lafayette, La., on October 24-26. LAGCOE 2017 attendees had access to more than 360 exhibitors, three Keynote Presentation...
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20-Nov-2017 / News

“Light and Learn with LAGCOE” at the 24th Annual Oil Center Festival of Lights

This December, LAGCOE joins forces with the Oil Center Renaissance Association to add an educational, interactive dynamic to the Oil Center Renaissance Association (OCRA) 24th annual Festival of Lights – “Light and Learn with LAGCOE.” ...
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08-Nov-2017 / News

ASK AMERICA at ADIPEC 2017: 180+ U.S. Exhibitors Look to Initiate and Strengthen Industry Partnerships

LAGCOE, in partnership with Louisiana Economic Development (LED), Lafayette Economic Development Authority (LEDA), and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, will be exhibiting as “Louisiana IS Energy” at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) 2017, November 1...
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30-Oct-2017 / Press Release

LAGCOE 2017 Welcomed more than 10,000

LAGCOE 2017 welcomed more than 10,000 people from 21 countries and across the U.S. to the Cajundome & Convention Center in Lafayette, La., October 24-26. Attendees viewed exhibits, three keynote presentations, dozens of technical and presentations, as well as six special events over the three-day...
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27-Oct-2017 / News

At LAGCOE, Energy Industry Looks for a Way Forward

LAFAYETTE — An event in Lafayette this week had a lot to do with the future of St. Mary Parish because it has a lot to do with the future of the energy industry. One thing is clear: The future isn’t clear....
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26-Oct-2017 / News

INNOV8 Acadiana’s Energy Innovators Pitch Challenge

The public is seeing the future of the oil and gas industry at LAGCOE. Entrepreneurs pitched their new ideas at the LAGCOE and Innov8 Acadiana Energy Innovators Pitch challenge. The idea is to connect up and coming innovators with investors ready to move their business forward....
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26-Oct-2017 / News

For oil industry, good news by the spoonful

Much of the good news from the Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition arrived by the spoonful this week. If you can’t get good news by the bucket, take it a little at a time: Some energy professionals suggested a slow but steady commodity price increase....
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26-Oct-2017 / News

Louisiana LNG developers see exciting opportunities abroad

Russia’s ever-increasing domination of the European natural gas market is a complex geopolitical issue, but liquefied natural gas terminal developers see it as an opportunity for Louisiana. A counterintuitive opportunity, perhaps, but one that is helping to fuel unprecedented speculation in the s...
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26-Oct-2017 / News

Briggs' message of hope timely for struggling oil industry

Everything Don Briggs accomplished in his professional life prepared him to play the role of LAGCOE Looey this week...
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26-Oct-2017 / News

Expecting growing demand, LNG investors pour money into new infrastructure

The shale drilling boom over the last decade has propelled the U.S. into a dominant position in the natural gas export market, and Louisiana is at the forefront of that change, industry representatives said at Thursday's closing presentation of the Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition....
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25-Oct-2017 / News

Two keynote speakers at LAGCOE give differing energy industry forecasts; focus is on survival

Two keynote addresses on different days of the Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition offered divergent views on the future of oil prices, as well as advice to industry professionals on how to think about that future....
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25-Oct-2017 / News

LAGCOE, INNOV8 Acadiana partner for third annual energy pitch challenge

LAFAYETTE, La. — LAGCOE, one of the industry’s largest free Oil and Gas exposition will be held Oct. 24 ­– 26, 2017 at the Cajun Dome and Convention Center. LAGCOE and INNOV8 Acadiana will host the Energy Innovators Pitch Challenge – a “Shark Tank Style” pitch competition that will be held on Oct...
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25-Oct-2017 / News

LAGCOE 2017: New Technology Showcase winners feature innovative oilfield equipment

LAFAYETTE, La. -- New Technology Showcase winners from the 2017 Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition (LAGCOE) in Lafayette, La., presented their award-winning tools and equipment during a technical session at the conference on Oct. 25....
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25-Oct-2017 / News

LAGCOE 2017 draws local and foreign visitors

Representatives from oil and gas companies around the world convened in Lafayette for LAGCOE. The bi-annual event comes amid a rough few years for the oil and gas industry, but throughout the exposition – a sense of optimism....
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25-Oct-2017 / News

LAGCOE, INNOV8 Acadiana partner for third annual energy pitch challenge

LAFAYETTE, La. -- LAGCOE and INNOV8 Acadiana will host the Energy Innovators Pitch Challenge - a “Shark Tank Style” pitch competition that will be held on Oct. 26 at 10 a.m. on the second floor of the Cajun Dome Convention Center. The pitch challenge connects emerging energy innovators with inves...
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24-Oct-2017 / News

In speech to energy industry in Lafayette, Scott Angelle promises to be industry 'partner' on federal level

A federal agency that regulates offshore energy production in the Gulf of Mexico is focused on undoing or amending three Obama administration policies, the agency’s director, Scott Angelle, said Tuesday in a keynote address at an industry event in Lafayette....
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24-Oct-2017 / News

LAGCOE 2017: Deepwater Gulf of Mexico E&P can be sustainable at less than $40/bbl, BP says

LAFAYETTE, La. -- The U.S. Gulf of Mexico’s E&P industry has been through tremendous hardship since crude dropped in late 2014, and it’s imperative that companies change business models to sustain future deepwater U.S. oil production growth, according to Ryan Malone, BP’s projects general manager...
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24-Oct-2017 / News

BSEE: New era of collaboration, energy dominance ahead for U.S. offshore oil industry

LAFAYETTE, La. -- The U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) is on a mission to unlock a new wave of heavy investment for oil and gas production in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, via renewed collaboration with offshore oil companies and refocused regulation....
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24-Oct-2017 / News

LAGCOE ready to kickoff 3-day event

The Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition, commonly known as LAGCOE, is gearing up at the Cajundome and Cajundome Convention Center. The bi-annual trade show, which showcases the energy industry, will be open tomorrow through Saturday and is free to the public. “We’ve got over 360 exhibitors both...
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23-Oct-2017 / News

LAGCOE 2017 to focus on future amid slow period for industry

The 2017 edition of the Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition, or LAGCOE, kicks off Tuesday at the Cajundome in Lafayette, with more than 350 exhibits planned. That’s a bit fewer than the biennial exhibition typically attracts, the result of oil prices that haven’t fully recovered from precipitous ...
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23-Oct-2017 / News

LAGCOE 2017 begins tomorrow at the Cajundome

LAFAYETTE La. (KLFY) – Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition’s 31st industry showcase begins Tuesday at the Cajundome. The showcase will feature more than 360 exhibitors whose products and technology help advance the oil and gas industry....
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23-Oct-2017 / News

LAGCOE to host events to cultivate economic growth of the energy industry at LAGCOE 2017

LAGCOE 2017 is right around the corner. LAGCOE is excited to welcome thousands of oil and gas industry personnel to the Cajundome and Convention Center for three days of industry commerce, education and networking. Every other October, the energy industry comes together for LAGCOE’s technical exp...
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22-Oct-2017 / News

LAGCOE 2017: Why It Matters (And Always Will)

“The first-ever, albeit unofficial, LAGCOE event was in 1953, and it was held in the parking lot of the Petroleum Club,” says Angela Cring. “It was literally just a few companies that pulled up with some pieces of equipment, showed it off, talked to the public and had a party.”...
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22-Oct-2017 / News

LAGCOE 2017 cozier, but programs are premium

Don Briggs, president of the Louisiana Oil & Gas Association, will perform the ceremonial duties of LAGCOE Looey, now an honorary ambassador for the show chosen by the LAGCOE chairman. This year's chairman is Kenny Crouch of Pressure Control Specialties; chairman-elect is Greg Stutes of Completio...
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15-Oct-2017 / Press Release

LAGCOE 2017 Targets Midtream Sector

LAGCOE, a nonprofit energy industry organization focused on educational programs and organizer of a leading technical exposition and conference is targeting the midstream industry sector with the following sessions at LAGCOE 2017. ...
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13-Oct-2017 / News

Here's what to watch for at LAGCOE 2017

LAGCOE 2017 is right around the corner. LAGCOE is excited to welcome thousands of oil and gas industry personnel to the Cajundome and Convention Center for three days of industry commerce, education and networking. Every other October, the energy industry comes together for LAGCOE’s technical exp...
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13-Oct-2017 / News

Why attend LAGCOE 2017?

HOUSTON -- LAGCOE 2017 is right around the corner. Here is an inside look into all of the exciting reasons to attend LAGCOE 2017. Industry Personnel: register for free to attend LAGCOE 2017 to connect with colleagues from around the globe, explore the latest industry equipment, products and servi...
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18-Sep-2017 / News

10 Things Lafayette should know about LAGCOE 2017

LAGCOE 2017 is fast approaching. We’ve put together a list with 10 things you should know about LAGCOE 2017. Learn more about each of these items by visiting www.LAGCOE.com/expo...
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15-Sep-2017 / News

What makes LAGCOE important to energy industry?

What’s in a name? If you went strictly by the name, Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition (LAGCOE), you’d be missing out on much of what makes LAGCOE important to today’s energy industry....
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22-Aug-2017 / Press Release

LAGCOE Organization Announces 2017 New Technology Showcase Winners

LAGCOE, a nonprofit energy industry organization focused on educational programs and organizer of a leading technical exposition and conference, has announced its 2017 New Technology Showcase winners. Five LAGCOE 2017 exhibiting companies have been selected to showcase their new technologies. Eac...
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21-Aug-2017 / News

What makes LAGCOE important to the energy industry?

​What’s in a name? If you went strictly by the name, Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition (LAGCOE), you’d be missing out on much of what makes LAGCOE important to today’s energy industry....
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16-Aug-2017 / Press Release

LAGCOE Future Energy Professionals Program will provide students with knowledge of STEM fields at LAGCOE 2017

Furthering its mission of Fostering Education for and about the energy industry, the LAGCOE organization will again host the Future Energy Professionals (FEP) Tours of LAGCOE’s biennial technical expositions & conferences at LAGCOE 2017. ...
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14-Aug-2017 / News

A friend, an oilman and a Louisianan

Every two years, LAGCOE gives a ceremonial golden hardhat, and the recipient of this award is named the LAGCOE Looey. Originally, a “Looey” was your average Joe who worked in the oilfield: the guy who has everyone on the rig cracking up, stealing your lunch, using your tools and, from time to tim...
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11-Aug-2017 / News

Can Don Briggs lift oil industry spirits as LAGCOE Looey?

If the energy industry sinks in Louisiana, it won't be for lack of moxie. Acadiana’s oil and gas leaders, gathered Wednesday at the Petroleum Club in a run-up event to the Oct. 24-26 Louisiana Oil & Gas Oil Exhibition show, lamented the state of the industry and factors they say undermine it — li...
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19-Jul-2017 / Press Release

LAGCOE Organization Announces Topics of Keynote Presentations at LAGCOE 2017

LAGCOE, a nonprofit energy industry organization focused on educational programs and organizer of a leading technical exposition and conference, has announced the details of the opening and keynote presentations to be delivered at LAGCOE 2017, held October 24-26 in Lafayette, La., USA....
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18-Jul-2017 / News

LAGCOE '17: Emphasis on programs, director says

Expect these differences at 2017’s version of the biennial Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exhibition, scheduled Oct. 24-26 at the Cajundome: A more intimate LAGCOE meeting. Tighter exhibition space. Some scheduling changes, with three keynote speakers....
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17-Jul-2017 / News

Program to provide students with STEM knowledge

In today’s ever-changing oil and gas industry, companies search for young, qualified employees to bring the industry into the future. In response to this industry need, the LAGCOE Future Energy Professionals Program (FEP) was established to support and encourage students to pursue the technical ...
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28-Jun-2017 / News

Energy Innovators Pitch Challenge set for Oct. 26 at LAGCOE

INNOV8 Acadiana has teamed up with LAGCOE to connect the best emerging energy innovators with investors ready to move their business ideas forward. ...
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27-Jun-2017 / Press Release

Applications Now Available for Energy Innovators Pitch Challenge

INNOV8 Acadiana, LLC, a Community Foundation of Acadiana (CFA) company, has teamed up with LAGCOE to connect the best emerging energy innovators with investors ready to move their business ideas forward. The Energy Innovator’s Pitch Challenge winners will be showcased during LAGCOE 2017 from Octo...
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22-Jun-2017 / News

LAGCOE Announces LAGCOE Looey 2017

LAGCOE is proud to announce LAGCOE Looey 2017, Mr. Don Briggs, Founding Member and President of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association. LAGCOE Looey is an honorary position given to someone who has accomplished something great in the oil and gas industry. LAGCOE Looey recipients have shaped the oi...
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21-Jun-2017 / News

Don Briggs named LAGCOE Looey 2017

LAGCOE has announced the LAGCOE Looey 2017 as Don Briggs, founding member and president of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association....
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20-Jun-2017 / News

LOGA's Don Briggs to take on LAGCOE Looey role

Louisiana Oil & Gas Association President Don Briggs will serve as LAGCOE Looey for the biennial three-day trade show — Louisiana's largest — scheduled for Oct. 24-26 at the Cajundome....
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20-Jun-2017 / News

LAGCOE Announces LAGCOE Looey 2017

LAGCOE announced LAGCOE Looey 2017, Mr. Don Briggs, Founding Member and President of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association. LAGCOE Looey is an honorary position given to someone who has accomplished something great in the oil and gas industry. LAGCOE Looey recipients have shaped the oil and gas i...
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19-Jun-2017 / News

LAGCOE, INNOV8 Acadiana to host third annual Energy Innovators Pitch Challenge at LAGCOE 2017

LAGCOE has always focused on showcasing new technologies in the oil and gas industry. Again, at LAGCOE 2017, LAGCOE and INNOV8 Acadiana will host the Energy Innovators Pitch Challenge – a “Shark Tank” style pitch competition that will be held on October 26, 2017. The challenge seeks to connect th...
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19-Jun-2017 / News

LAGCOE, INNOV8 Acadiana to host third annual Energy Innovators Pitch Challenge at LAGCOE 2017

LAGCOE has always focused on showcasing new technologies in the oil and gas industry. Again, at LAGCOE 2017, LAGCOE and INNOV8 Acadiana will host the Energy Innovators Pitch Challenge – a “Shark Tank” style pitch competition that will be held on October 26, 2017. The challenge seeks to connect th...
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19-Jun-2017 / Press Release

LAGCOE Announces LAGCOE Looey 2017

LAGCOE is proud to announce LAGCOE Looey 2017, Mr. Don Briggs, Founding Member and President of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association. LAGCOE Looey is an honorary position given to someone who has accomplished something great in the oil and gas industry. LAGCOE Looey recipients have shaped the oi...
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06-Jun-2017 / News

BSEE Director Scott Angelle among confirmed speakers for LAGCOE 2017

​Several high-level speakers have been confirmed for LAGCOE 2017, which will be held 24-26 October in Lafayette, La. They include: Scott Angelle, Director of the US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE); Randall Luthie, President of the National Ocean Industries Association; Allen...
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15-May-2017 / News

New petroleum exhibit on tap for Science Museum

Since the 1950s, LAGCOE has nurtured countless initiatives dedicated to educating its members, the community and the next generation about the energy industry, its value and the opportunities it provides....
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15-May-2017 / News

LAGCOE is Fostering Education by sponsoring Petroleum Exhibit

LAGCOE continues to Foster Education by working with Lafayette Science Museum, University of Louisiana at Lafayette School of GeoSciences to create Petroleum Exhibit...
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17-Apr-2017 / News

Q&A with 2016 Energy Innovators Pitch Challenge Winner, Gordon Technologies

LAGCOE has always focused on showcasing new technologies in the oil and gas industry and understands the value of innovation to the successful future of the energy industry. Because of this, LAGCOE is constantly seeking new ways to support and facilitate innovation....
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17-Apr-2017 / News

Q&A with 2016 Energy Innovators Pitch Challenge Winner, Gordon Technologies

LAGCOE has always focused on showcasing new technologies in the oil and gas industry and understands the value of innovation to the successful future of the energy industry. Because of this, LAGCOE is constantly seeking new ways to support and facilitate innovation....
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20-Mar-2017 / News

LAGCOE Organization Expands to Reflect Strategic Growth

Many Louisianans are familiar with LAGCOE’s technical expositions and conferences that take place every other October at the Cajundome and Convention Center, but there is much more to LAGCOE than just the event. LAGCOE is a nonprofit energy industry organization focused on educational programs an...
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20-Mar-2017 / News

LAGCOE expands to reflect strategic growth

LAGCOE, a nonprofit energy industry organization focused on educational programs and organizer of a technical exposition and conference, has expanded its mission to reflect its 62 years of strategic growth....
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23-Feb-2017 / News

LAGCOE expands to reflect strategic growth

LAGCOE, a nonprofit energy industry organization focused on educational programs and organizer of a technical exposition and conference, has expanded its mission to reflect its 62 years of strategic growth....
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23-Feb-2017 / News

LAGCOE Organization Expands To Reflect Strategic Growth

LAGCOE, a nonprofit energy industry organization focused on educational programs and organizer of a technical exposition and conference, has expanded its mission to reflect its 62 years of strategic growth....
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23-Feb-2017 / Press Release

LAGCOE Organization Expands to Reflect Strategic Growth

LAGCOE, a nonprofit energy industry organization focused on educational programs and organizer of a technical exposition and conference, has expanded its mission to reflect its 62 years of strategic growth....
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20-Feb-2017 / News

Young Professionals of LAGCOE gain leadership, career development advice

Young Professionals of LAGCOE (YPL) is an energy industry young professionals’ organization looking to connect and grow the next generation of energy industry leaders, despite the downturn of the oil and gas industry. There are many benefits of becoming a member of YPL, including access to indust...
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20-Feb-2017 / News

Young Professionals of LAGCOE gain leadership, career development advice

Young Professionals of LAGCOE (YPL) is an energy industry young professionals’ organization looking to connect and grow the next generation of energy industry leaders, despite the downturn of the oil and gas industry. There are many benefits of becoming a member of YPL, including access to indust...
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16-Jan-2017 / News

Young Professionals of LAGCOE to facilitate energy industry networking in 2017

2016 was a great year for Young Professionals of LAGCOE (YPL), an energy industry young professionals’ organization looking to connect and grow the next generation of energy industry leaders, despite the downturn of the oil and gas industry. Events focused on networking and career development ass...
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16-Jan-2017 / News

Young Professionals of LAGCOE to facilitate energy industry networking in 2017

2016 was a great year for Young Professionals of LAGCOE (YPL), an energy industry young professionals’ organization looking to connect and grow the next generation of energy industry leaders, despite the downturn of the oil and gas industry. ...
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26-Dec-2016 / News

Louisiana connects internationally at conference

Lafayette and Louisiana were represented in the U.S. Pavilion at Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exposition and Conference (ADIPEC) in United Arab Emirates (UAE) in November 2016 to send a message to the global energy industry that Louisiana Is Energy....
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19-Dec-2016 / News

Louisiana connects internationally at conference

Lafayette and Louisiana were represented in the U.S. Pavilion at Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exposition and Conference (ADIPEC) in United Arab Emirates (UAE) in November 2016 to send a message to the global energy industry that Louisiana Is Energy....
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28-Nov-2016 / News

Investing in the future of our oil and gas workforce

Understanding the value in investing in the future workforce of the oil and gas industry, LAGCOE established the Future Energy Professionals Program in 2013 to encourage and support students to become future energy professionals who pursue technical positions which fuel our world....
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21-Nov-2016 / News

“Light and Learn with LAGCOE” at the 23rd Annual Oil Center Festival of Lights

This December, LAGCOE joins forces with the Oil Center Renaissance Association to add an educational, interactive dynamic to the Oil Center Renaissance Association (OCRA) 23rd annual Festival of Lights – “Light and Learn with LAGCOE.” ...
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03-Nov-2016 / News

LAGCOE event: Impactful, may return

For Angela Cring, the impact of the recent LAGCOE Education and Innovation Summit might have been reflected in one changed mind. Cring, executive director of the Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition, said the programs offered in last week's off-year meeting — LAGCOE's signature, biennial event its...
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21-Oct-2016 / News

Displaced oilfield workers can hone job-prep skills at Lafayette expo

Displaced oilfield workers are invited to a free expo Oct. 27 in Lafayette that will offer guidance aimed at helping them regain jobs in the energy industry....
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20-Oct-2016 / Press Release

LAGCOE Career Development & Networking Expo to provide networking opportunities as part of LAGCOE Education & Innovation Summit

LAGCOE will host the Career Development and Networking Expo at the Cajundome Convention Center on Thursday, October 27 from 9:00 a.m. to noon. The Expo which aims to provide those entering or re-entering the energy industry with guidance on building a resume, interviewing professionally, effectiv...
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19-Oct-2016 / News

Smith Mason & Co to host 'Life of a Well' during summit

Not all energy industry employees are technical. "The Life of a Well" luncheon, presented by Smith Mason & Co Founder, Randy Smith, and sponsored by Smith Mason & Co., will be a non-technical explanation of the life cycle of a well, targeted to the knowledge level of non-technical energy industry...
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18-Oct-2016 / Press Release

Energy Industry Innovations to be showcased during Energy Innovators Luncheon + Pitch Challenge at LAGCOE Education & Innovation Summit

Innovation is key to the success of any industry. LAGCOE has teamed up with INNOV8 Acadiana, LLC, a Community Foundation of Acadiana (CFA) company, to connect the best emerging energy innovators with investors ready to move their innovative energy industry business ideas forward by hosting the En...
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12-Oct-2016 / News

Life of a Well Luncheon set for Oct. 27

The “Life of a Well” luncheon, presented by Smith Mason & Co founder Randy Smith, is a simplified explanation of the life cycle of a well. Its target audience is non-technical energy industry employees and those who want to understand more about the various phases of oil and gas exploration and p...
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11-Oct-2016 / Press Release

Smith Mason & Co to host Life of a Well Luncheon

Not all energy industry employees are technical. ‘The Life of a Well’ luncheon, presented by Smith Mason & Co Founder, Randy Smith, and sponsored by Smith Mason & Co., will be a non-technical explanation of the life cycle of a well, targeted to the knowledge level of non-technical energy industry...
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19-Sep-2016 / News

LAGCOE to present October energy summit

The Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition is offering an October summit at the Cajundome to foster knowledge about the energy industry and encourage and motivate people connected to it....
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14-Sep-2016 / Press Release

LAGCOE to host Education & Innovation Summit October 26-27, 2016 at Cajundome Convention Center

LAGCOE continues to work to bring value to the energy industry even during economically difficult times by hosting the LAGCOE Education and Innovation Summit – a two-day summit featuring informational, motivational, and non-technical sessions geared to a variety of interest levels within the ener...
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08-Sep-2016 / News

INNOV8 Acadiana Calls for Energy Innovators to Pitch Ideas to Angel Investors

INNOV8 Acadiana, the Acadiana region’s entrepreneurial nonprofit working to build an entrepreneurial ecosystem, is seeking applicants for this year’s LAGCOE Energy Innovators Pitch Challenge on Oct. 26 at the Cajundome. In partnership with the Acadiana Angels, an area investment group, INNOV8 an...
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31-Aug-2016 / Press Release

Business, idea applications now available for second Energy Innovators Pitch Challenge

(Lafayette, LA) – INNOV8 Acadiana, LLC, a Community Foundation of Acadiana (CFA) company, has teamed up with LAGCOE to connect the best emerging energy innovators with investors ready to move their business ideas forward by hosting the second Energy Innovators Pitch Challenge, a “Shark Tank” styl...
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22-Aug-2016 / News

SLCC to offer Workforce Training for Acadiana

Training a strong workforce across Acadiana has always been a priority for South Louisiana Community College. The college's newest academic program at its New Iberia Campus continues this mission and aims to provide students with the knowledge & technical skills necessary for a successful career ...
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21-Jul-2016 / News

LAGCOE and INNOV8 Acadiana Partner for Second Energy Pitch Challenge

LAGCOE has always focused on showcasing new technologies in the oil and gas industry. Though an off year for the full exposition, LAGCOE is planning the LAGCOE Education and Innovation Summit: two packed days of educational and entrepreneurial events October 26-27, 2016 in the Cajundome Conventio...
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15-Jul-2016 / News

U.S. Needs Oil Workers: A Focus On Scholarships, Apprenticeships & Other Tips

When you’re talking 184 shale plays, 187 natural gas pipelines and 68 LNG terminals – you’re talking jobs. The U.S. needs oil industry workers. And universities, technical colleges, trade schools, apprenticeship programs – even high school shale academies – are gearing up to keep pace with the i...
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07-Jul-2016 / Press Release

INNOV8 Acadiana Hosts Energy Innovators Pitch Challenge at LAGCOE

INNOV8 Acadiana, LLC, a Community Foundation of Acadiana (CFA) company, has teamed up with LEDA’s Opportunity Machine and LAGCOE to connect the best emerging energy innovators with investors ready to move their business ideas forward. The Energy Innovators Pitch Challenge winners will be showcase...
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20-Jun-2016 / News

Investing in the future of our oil and gas workforce

Understanding the value in investing in the future workforce of the oil and gas industry, LAGCOE established the Future Energy Professionals Program in 2013 to encourage and support students to become future energy professionals who pursue technical positions which fuel our world....
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20-Jun-2016 / News

LAGCOE Invests in Oil and Gas Programs

LAGCOE contributed $60,000 towards a professorship to recruit and retrain exemplary SLCC instructors in programs that provide direct jobs to the Oil and Gas Industry. The college received a state match last month of $40,000 from the Board of Regents Endowed Professorship Program, bringing the end...
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20-Jun-2016 / News

SLCC oil and gas program bolstered by LAGCOE endowments, Board of Regents

The Louisiana Board of Regents has recently supplemented two endowments by the Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition (LAGCOE) to South Louisiana Community College's oil and gas education programs....
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23-May-2016 / Press Release

LAGCOE Awards Future Energy Professionals Scholarships

LAGCOE is proud to announce the winners of the Future Energy Professionals scholarship. Recognizing the importance of collegiate majors from disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), LAGCOE has created this scholarship in an effort to attract professional talent capable of...
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17-May-2016 / News

LAGCOE receives Presidential Award for export service

U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Penny Pritzker, has presented LAGCOE (Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition) with the President's 'E' Award for Export Service at a ceremony in Washington, DC. The President's 'E' Award is the highest recognition any U.S. entity can receive for making a significant contr...
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17-May-2016 / Press Release

LAGCOE RECEIVES PRESIDENTIAL AWARD FOR EXPORT SERVICE

U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Penny Pritzker, has presented LAGCOE (Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition) with the President’s ‘E’ Award for Export Service at a ceremony in Washington, DC. The President’s ‘E’ Award is the highest recognition any U.S. entity can receive for making a significant contr...
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16-May-2016 / News

Extending a Helping Hand

In 2003, a handful of Halliburton Baroid employees organized a sporting clays tournament to benefit a fellow employee whose family savings had been depleted by several serious and expensive surgeries. The event raised $24,500 and was considered a huge success. That good deed turned into a movemen...
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18-Apr-2016 / News

Efficiencies lead to business growth for companies in oil and gas

During LAGCOE 2015, LAGCOE, INNOV8 Acadiana, LLC and LEDA’s Opportunity Machine teamed up to connect the best emerging energy innovators with investors ready to move business ideas forward with the Energy Innovators Pitch Challenge. Six months after the inaugural Energy Innovators Pitch Challenge...
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22-Mar-2016 / News

Mentorship: Helping to bridge the oil and gas industry leadership gap

Continuing the tradition of connecting current and future oil and gas industry leaders, LAGCOE plans to once again facilitate the Young Professionals of LAGCOE Mentor Program. In its second year, the program has been successful in connecting more than 30 mentor/mentee pairs and facilitating the i...
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23-Feb-2016 / News

What's in a name? For LAGCOE, more than meets the eye

If you went strictly by our name, Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition (LAGCOE), you’d be missing out on much of what makes LAGCOE important to today’s energy industry. Louisiana: For 60 years LAGCOE has been held every other year in Lafayette, located in the heart of America’s energy corridor. To...
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22-Feb-2016 / News

LAGCOE Fun Shoot to replace LAGCOE Sporting Clays for 2016

Young Professionals of LAGCOE are gearing up for an eventful spring, beginning with the first ever LAGCOE Fun Shoot, to be held Feb. 27. This event will take the place of the annual LAGCOE Sporting Clays Shoot, given the current economic state of the energy industry....
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21-Dec-2015 / News

Thank you for making LAGCOE a success

2015 proved to be another great year for Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition. LAGCOE 2015 welcomed more than 16,400 from 40 countries and 49 states to the Cajundome and Convention Center in Lafayette....
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10-Nov-2015 / News

Innovation in the Midst of a Downturn

LAGCOE is that rare breed of event bringing both immediate and long-term benefit to Lafayette. With at least $10 million spent locally during the few days alone of the oil and gas expo held at the Cajundome and Convention Center in late October, the Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition is an oppor...
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06-Nov-2015 / News

Women in the industry: Oil's doors are open

Advice that a leadership exercise offered women in the oil industry might apply equally as well to men. That’s what Elise Bouchner of Excelerant suggested this week after reviewing the results of the 90-minute "leadership event” held at the Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition, held Oct. 27-29....
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29-Oct-2015 / News

Investors Pitch their Energy Industry Ideas, Seeking Investors and Prize Money, at LAGCOE in Lafayette

The winner of the inaugural LAGCOE Innovators Pitch Challenge on Thursday touted a product he says could save oil and gas producers millions of dollars by not forcing them to shut in a platform to change the nuts and bolts on four-bolt flanges....
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29-Oct-2015 / News

For vendors, LAGCOE was a winner

Given the down cycle for the oil and gas industry, crowds weren't expected to approach the 17,000 who attended the Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition in 2013. But they did: LAGCOE organizers said Thursday afternoon LAGCOE 2015attendance passed 16,400, LAGCOE'ssecond-largest attendance ever. And ...
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29-Oct-2015 / Press Release

LAGCOE 2015 Welcomed More than 16,400

Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition (LAGCOE) 2015 welcomed more than 16,400 from 46 countries and 49 states to the Cajundome & Convention Center in Lafayette, La., October 27 – 29. Attendees viewed 448 exhibits, eight technical presentations, seven international presentations, and five special ev...
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28-Oct-2015 / News

Longtime oil exec urges industry to plan for recovery at Louisiana expo

The oil and gas industry is facing one of its most challenging times in recent history, said Gary Luquette, president and CEO of Frank’s International, an oil and gas service company based in Houston and Amsterdam. But the Abbeville native and former longtime Chevron executive, who has been throu...
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28-Oct-2015 / News

Frank’s CEO tells LAGCOE it’s time to prepare for next upswing in energy sector, possibly in late 2016

The CEO of a worldwide oil and gas service provider told a crowded room at LAGCOE Wednesday that during lean times like now, the best companies refocus and evolve for the next energy upswing....
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28-Oct-2015 / News

How does LAGCOE impact the local economy?

The Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition isn’t just an innovative entrepreneurial experience for oil and gas industry workers. It also boosts the local economy. When LAGCOE rolls into town, hotels are booked and restaurants stay busy in the hub city....
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28-Oct-2015 / News

LAGCOE welcomes a new generation

The biggest regional oil and gas expo isn’t just about showcasing the industry; it’s about retaining a workforce and boosting Acadiana’s economy. While executives from major oil companies convened to discuss their trade this week, a potential new generation of energy workers spent the day on the ...
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28-Oct-2015 / News

LAGCOE ’15: Chesapeake CEO Doug Lawler outlines survival and growth strategy

LAGCOE’s keynote speaker on Tuesday, Oct. 27 was Doug Lawler, CEO of Chesapeake Energy, who spoke of returning home to Lafayette, where he got his start in the oil and gas industry at Kerr-McGee, prior to its acquisition by Anadarko....
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28-Oct-2015 / News

At LAGCOE: Don't underestimate U.S. oilman

The U.S. oilman should never be underestimated. That was the message Chesapeake Energy President and CEO Doug Lawler delivered in a keynote presentation Tuesday at the Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition at the Cajundome....
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27-Oct-2015 / News

LAGCOE 2015 kicks off at the Cajundome

The 2015 Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition kicked off today at the Cajun Dome. There are hundreds of display tents outside and inside the convention center and the Cajun Dome....
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27-Oct-2015 / News

Lafayette’s Cajundome plays host to oil and gas expo amid business slump

The 2015 Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exhibition opened Tuesday under an overcast sky by oil patch veterans who declared the current woes cannot last forever....
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27-Oct-2015 / News

Mexican, Ukrainian officials mining LAGCOE in Lafayette for help in developing their oil and gas fields

Two countries with legacies of state-owned oil and gas resources asked American firms at LAGCOE on Tuesday for help in making their energy fields more commercial and efficient....
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27-Oct-2015 / News

Industry leaders at LAGCOE say innovation is key for the future

The Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition kicked off today. It's now in its 60th year and is one of the largest oil and gas expositions in the country....
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26-Oct-2015 / Press Release

LAGCOE Education Fund to receive profits from LAGCOE Sporting Clays

Young Professionals of LAGCOE hosted the third annual LAGCOE Sporting Clays Shoot in August 2015. Oil and gas industry employees participated in the shoot which raised $20,140.56 for the LAGCOE Education Fund....
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25-Oct-2015 / News

Our View: LAGCOE 2015 looks beyond the turmoil

It’s a milestone, sure, but LAGCOE’s 60th anniversary show, set for Tuesday through Thursday at the Cajundome, is more about the present and future than the past. In a year when the oil industry is struggling globally, who can blame the biennial Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition for looking ah...
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25-Oct-2015 / News

LAGCOE opens sold-out show Tuesday

The Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition should open to good weather and a full schedule Tuesday, the first day of three for the 60-year-old show....
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25-Oct-2015 / News

LAGCOE job fair has range of seminars

Though there won’t be as many companies hiring people at LAGCOE job fair this week as there were two years ago, planners have lined up a range of seminars to help those looking for work....
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25-Oct-2015 / News

LAGCOE challenges energy industry: ‘It’s how you respond to downtimes that separates next generation of successful entrepreneurs’

The women and men putting on the Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition might have created a little magic in pulling off LAGCOE 2015, an event-filled exposition this week where almost all exhibitor slots were filled despite a tough stretch for the oil patch brought on by $45 per barrel oil....
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22-Oct-2015 / News

Workers in Lafayette busy setting up for LAGCOE, one of the biggest oil-and-gas expositions in the world

Forklifts buzzed across the Cajundome grounds Thursday, carting crates filled with display materials for some of the 448 companies setting up for this year’s Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition, a biennial oil and gas show in Lafayette that’s in its 60th year....
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20-Oct-2015 / News

Jobseekers invited to LAGCOE Career Fair in Lafayette

Times are tough to those who make a living from the fossil fuel industry, but O&G prospects and professionals will have a free opportunity to scope out jobs and network at the 2015 LAGCOE Career Fair next week....
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19-Oct-2015 / News

Looking for a job in oil and gas? Head to the LAGCOE career fair

Oil and gas industry employees, current and prospective, are invited to attend the 2015 LAGCOE Career Fair on Oct. 29 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Cajundome Convention Center in Lafayette. There is no cost for jobseekers to attend this unique networking event. ...
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15-Oct-2015 / News

Facing oil downturn, LAGCOE tailors show to economy

A downturn in the oil economy has altered the Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition 2015, scheduled for Oct. 27-29 in Lafayette, but has not diminished it....
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10-Oct-2015 / News

Got the stuff to work oil and gas? Students to find out

Young Professionals of LAGCOE’s efforts to introduce high school students to oil and gas industry careers were a big success at the Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition 2013....
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28-Sep-2015 / News

10 things to know about the upcoming LAGCOE

LAGCOE 2015 is fast approaching. We’ve put together a list with 10 things you should know about LAGCOE 2015. ...
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26-Sep-2015 / News

Older LAGCOE hands counsel younger oil-and-gas industry workers: ‘Look, you’re not in this alone. We’ve been in these cycles’

The three-day Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exhibition in Lafayette next month will have a different tone than LAGCOE 2013, when the industry was rocking and rolling and constantly on the lookout for qualified employees....
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25-Sep-2015 / News

Internationals eager to attend LAGCOE in October

Despite languishing low prices globally for oil, Lafayette can expect enthusiasm from international representatives for the Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition, scheduled for Oct. 27-29 at the Cajundome....
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01-Sep-2015 / News

LAGCOE technical session to showcase new technologies

Seven new technologies will be exhibited during the LAGCOE New Technology Showcase, scheduled for 28 October and sponsored by Drilling Contractor. Companies will get 10 minutes each to present an overview of the winning technologies. "We received exceptional applications from companies presenting...
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30-Aug-2015 / News

LAGCOE job fair to focus on reconnecting workers

This time, it’s different. This year, the Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition will operate during a down year for oil, with prices low and jobs disappearing. So does that mean more job seekers will show up for the 3rd Annual LAGCOE Job Fair, presented as part of the biennial show, or less?...
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30-Aug-2015 / News

LAGCOE selects tech showcase winners

The Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition has announced seven 2015 New Technology Showcase winners selected to present their new technologies at this year’s conference with a 10-minute overview.The LAGCOE award recognizes companies with revolutionary technologies that advance the process of discove...
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24-Aug-2015 / News

LAGCOE Future Energy Professionals Program Will Provide Students with Knowledge of STEM Fields at LAGCOE 2015

In today’s ever changing oil and gas industry, companies search for young, qualified employees to bring the industry into the future. In response to this industry need, the LAGCOE Future Energy Professionals Program (FEP) was established to support and encourage students to pursue the technical p...
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20-Aug-2015 / News

2015 LAGCOE poster art unveiled

Lafayette native's artwork selected to represent the 2015 LAGCOE Poster art....
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19-Aug-2015 / Press Release

LAGCOE announces Tony Bernard as official poster artist for LAGCOE 2015

Lafayette native Tony Bernard was selected to be the official LAGCOE 2015 Poster Artist after winning the 2015 LAGCOE Poster Contest, a contest that determined the image to be used on the biennial show’s poster....
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18-Aug-2015 / Press Release

LAGCOE Future Energy Professionals Program Will Provide Students with Knowledge of STEM Fields at LAGCOE 2015

The LAGCOE Future Energy Professionals Program (FEP) was established to support and encourage students to pursue the technical positions which fuel our world in support of the energy industry. The program includes projects to support middle and secondary education Science, Technology, Engineering...
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14-Aug-2015 / News

Ready, aim: Help LAGCOE education effort

Around GOL Shooting near Maurice on Friday, about 100 participants took the initial shots in the first flight of the 2015 LAGCOE Sporting Clays Tournament. And the spirit was upbeat....
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10-Aug-2015 / Press Release

LAGCOE to host third annual LAGCOE Career Fair for oil and gas jobs

LAGCOE, Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition, will be hosting the LAGCOE Career Fair on Thursday, October 29, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Cajundome Convention Center, 444 Cajundome Blvd, Lafayette, La....
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08-Aug-2015 / News

Sans hardhat, Looey ‘13 turns to new LAGCOE roles

If LAGCOE Looey was intended to be a ceremonial job, Alfred "Al” Thomas II had other idea. Thomas, vice chairman of the board for Clean Energy Technology Associates Inc. and a lifelong oilman, has been a fixture at recent LAGCOE events since donning the Looey hardhat — first at the 2013 show and ...
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07-Aug-2015 / News

LAGCOE poster: First the theme, then God's guiding hand

I asked local artist Tony Bernard what went into the creation of his winning entry for the LAGCOE 2015 poster and his answer was direct and short. "What went into it? I just painted it."...
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04-Aug-2015 / News

LAGCOE Looey 2015: From roughneck to CEO

Longtime Lafayette and Houston oilman Charlie Moncla has been selected as 2015's "LAGCOE Looey," the ceremonial host of the biennial Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition. The announcement was made Monday at a luncheon at the Petroleum Club....
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04-Aug-2015 / News

Moncla named 35th LAGCOE Looey

Charlie Moncla Jr. has joined the pantheon of LAGCOE Looeys and will preside over the 2015 petroleum industry bi-annual trade, training and networking extravaganza, slated to celebrate its 60th year Oct. 27-29 at the Cajundome. The 2013 show drew some 17,000 attendees from 47 states and 43 countr...
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04-Aug-2015 / News

Charlie Moncla Jr. named LAGCOE Looey for 2015

Oil and gas industry veteran Charlie Moncla Jr. was named LAGCOE Looey on Monday, a title that comes with duties as goodwill ambassador for the biennial Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition scheduled for three days in October....
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03-Aug-2015 / News

Charlie Moncla chosen as ‘LAGCOE Looey’ 2015

Charlie Moncla of Moncla Companies has been selected as 2015’s "LAGCOE Looey,” the ceremonial host of the biennial Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition. The announcement was made at a luncheon at the Petroleum Club....
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03-Aug-2015 / Press Release

LAGCOE Announces 2015 LAGCOE Looey

This year the Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition (LAGCOE) honors Mr. Leon Charles Moncla, Jr. as the 2015 LAGCOE Looey in recognition of his 45 plus years of service in the oil and gas industry. LAGCOE Looey recipients have shaped the oil and gas industry through years of devoted hard work while...
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31-Jul-2015 / News

LAGCOE announces 2015 New Technology Showcase winners

Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition (LAGCOE), one of the world's pioneer oil and gas expositions, has announced the 2015 New Technology Showcase winners sponsored by Drilling Contractor....
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24-Jul-2015 / News

Make an energy inovation pitch at LAGCOE

LAGCOE has always focused on showcasing new technologies in the oil and gas industry. New for LAGCOE 2015 is the Energy Innovators Pitch Challenge — a "Shark Tank”-style pitch competition that will be held on Oct. 29. The event stems from a collaborative effort between LAGCOE, Innov8 Acadiana and...
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15-Jul-2015 / Press Release

Young Professionals of LAGCOE to host third annual LAGCOE Sporting Clays tournament

Young Professionals of LAGCOE will host the third annual LAGCOE Sporting Clays Tournament Friday, August 14 and Saturday, August 15, at GOL Shooting Complex, 11919 Louisiana 697, Maurice, LA 70555....
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18-Jun-2015 / Press Release

LAGCOE 2015 Registration Now Open

Larry Tolleson, Vice President of Drilling at Renaissance Offshore and Chairman of LAGCOE Registration, announces online registration is now open for oil and gas industry professionals at lagcoe.com/register. Admission is free and limited to industry personnel. Online registration is recommended ...
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11-May-2015 / Press Release

LAGCOE seeking artwork for LAGCOE 2015 Poster Contest

LAGCOE (Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition) is reaching out to artists to create the Official LAGCOE 2015 Commemorative Poster for the first time in LAGCOE history. LAGCOE is seeking designs to enter the LAGCOE 2015 Poster Contest that honor the heritage and tradition that makes LAGCOE and the o...
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18-Mar-2015 / Press Release

LAGCOE Provides Endowed Professorship to South Louisiana Community College

Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition, LAGCOE, is investing in the upcoming workforce through a new endowment at South Louisiana Community College (SLCC).The $60,000 gift will be used to recruit and retain instructors in the oil and gas programs at SLCC. SLCC will seek a state match of $40,000 from...
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13-Oct-2014 / Press Release

LAGCOE to host second annual LAGCOE Career Fair for oil and gas jobs

LAGCOE, Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition, will be hosting the LAGCOE Career Fair on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Cajundome & Convention Center, 444 Cajundome Blvd, Lafayette, La. A special 30 minute opportunity for veterans only will be open from 8:30 a.m. ...
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10-Jun-2014 / Press Release

Young Professionals of LAGCOE to host second annual LAGCOE Sporting Clays tournament

Young Professionals of LAGCOE will host the second annual LAGCOE Sporting Clays Tournament Friday, August 15 and Saturday, Aug. 16, at GOL Shooting Complex, 11919 Louisiana 697, Maurice, LA 70555....
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02-Jun-2014 / Press Release

LAGCOE Awards Future Energy Professionals Scholarships

LAGCOE is proud to announce the winners of the inaugural Future Energy Professionals scholarship. Recognizing the importance of collegiate majors from disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), the Young Professionals of LAGCOE (YPL) have created this scholarship in an effo...
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19-May-2014 / Press Release

LAGCOE NEW STAFF APPOINTMENTS

LAGCOE, Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition, today announced four staff appointments. Danielle Morrissey joined LAGCOE as events manager, Lauren Rabalais as marketing coordinator, and Jillian Dickerson as...
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12-May-2014 / Press Release

Young Professionals of LAGCOE to Host Leadership Event

Young Professionals of LAGCOE (YPL) will host YPL DRILLS™ on May 15, 2014. YPL DRILLS™ is a leadership event to engage 120 YPL members and experienced industry leaders in small group conversation about leadership in the oil and gas industry....
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