Christian S. Kendall, President and Chief Executive Officer of Denbury Inc., will be the guest speaker at the annual Montana Petroleum Industry’s Appeciation Day Luncheon on Sept. 1, in Billings at the Doubletree Hotel, 3rd Floor, 11:30 am.

Kendall also serves as a member of Denbury’s Board of Directors. He joined Denbury as Chief Operating Officer in September 2015 and was named President in October 2016. He was appointed to his current role as a Director and CEO, July 1, 2017. Prior to joining Denbury, Chris was with Noble Energy for 14 years prior to that, holding a wide range of domestic leadership positions, primarily in the Eastern Mediterranean, Latin America, and the Gulf of Mexico.

The luncheon is part of Montana Petroleum Association’s annual conference, which will be held in Billings Aug. 30 – Sept. 1.

Features of the conference include discussions about “Montana’s Tax Picture, Government Revenue vs. Tax Equity,” with Brendan Beatty, Director, MT Department of Revenue; Bob Story, Executive Director, Montana Taxpayers’ Association; and Kurt Alme, Montana State Budget Director.

Also a panel discussion on “Methane Monitoring and Control” with Dustin Anderson, Oasis

Petroleum North America, LLC (Moderator); Benjamin Losby, Operations and Accounts Manager, Bridger Photonics; Debbie Skibicki, Director of Consulting Services, Bison Engineering; and Matthew Todd, Director, API’s Environmental Partnership.

Another panel discussion will focus on “Regulatory Update with MT DEQ, MT DNRC, and MT

BOGC” with Alan Olson, Executive Director, Montana Petroleum Association (Moderator);

Christopher Dorrington, Director, MT Department of Environmental Quality; Amanda Kaster, Director, MT Department of Natural Resources and Jim Halvorson, Administrator, MT Board of Oil & Gas Conservation.

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