Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association headquarters is taking shape

The Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association soon will move into a new, centrally located home. The Oklahoma Energy Resources Board also will have offices in the building at NE 4 and Lincoln in Oklahoma City.
by Adam Wilmoth Published: June 8, 2012

Oklahoma City's four largest independent oil and natural gas companies all are either moving into new buildings or expanding their existing headquarters.

The state's largest oil and natural gas trade association soon will make its own move into a new, centrally located home.

“It's been a labor of love,” Mike Terry, president of the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association, said of the six-year funding and construction effort.

OIPA represents oil and gas companies of all sizes. While the state's largest players are members, the vast majority of the organization's more than 2,000 member individuals and companies represent much smaller firms.

About 95 of those members have contributed to the building's $5 million price tag.

The three-story, 24,000-square-foot building also will house the Oklahoma Energy Resources Board and four conference rooms.

“It's going to have a place for people to come,” Terry said. “Legislators struggle every day to have a meeting place. We're going to have four conference rooms where they will feel welcome.”

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by Adam Wilmoth
Energy Editor
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....
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