NAPE is the oil and gas industry’s marketplace for the buying, selling and trading of prospects and for producing properties. Founded in 1993 by AAPL, with partners IPAA, SEG and AAPG added over the next several years, NAPE has become the largest organization of its kind in the world, providing unmatched venues for oil and gas professionals to meet, network, connect and do business. Our one-of-a-kind organization focuses on showcasing prospects in an environment where people come with the expectation of doing business. There is no other organization in the industry that replicates this combination or our track record of success. Deals are made at NAPE because we attract all the parties necessary to evaluate, fund and make deals. Investors, financiers, lawyers and small to large E&P’s view NAPE as the place to find out what is happening in the industry and to look for opportunities to grow their business. The oil and gas industry is fueled by deals. And NAPE is where deals happen.
NAPE was launched by the American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL) in 1993 with one purpose in mind: To create a venue that brings prospects and purchasers together. Our first event was a modest affair, with 80 booths and 800 attendees. But our novel idea was destined to grow as more and more oil and gas professionals realized that NAPE addressed a critical need that no other organizations adequately addressed. NAPE has grown to house more than 1,600 booths and 15,000 attendees annually.
Over the years, AAPL attracted additional partners who are leading forces in the world of oil exploration: The Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA), The Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG), and The American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG).
Today, we currently host two annual expos that are recognized throughout the industry as “must attend” events for those who are serious about doing business.
In the years ahead, we will continue to serve the industry by remaining true to our original vision: To provide the best and biggest gatherings of the people and selections of prospects needed to make deals happen.