The North America Prospect Expo, better known as NAPE is the world's largest E&P (upstream) expo. NAPE Expo provides a marketplace for the buying, selling and trading of oil and gas prospects and producing properties via exhibit booths. NAPE is the premier E&P networking venue - where one can see what's going on throughout the entire oil patch in two days.
The goal of the NAPE staff is to offer you the best market place possible for creating deals. With this in mind, NAPE brings prospects and producing properties (from the U.S. and around the world), capital formation, services and technologies all together in one location, creating an environment to establish strategic alliances for doing business and initiating purchases and trades.
NAPE currently hosts three expos a year:
Each expo hosts a Business Conference, NAPE Charities Industry Luncheon and the expo itself.
The NAPE partners include:
NAPE Business Conference
On the day before the Exhibits open, the NAPE Business Conference brings oil and gas executives and experts together to speak on topics of interest - from E&P trends to legislative and regulatory challenges to technical advances.
NAPE Charities Industry Luncheon
NAPE and its participants have been generously giving to NAPE Charities since 2007 and have now given more than $2.5 million. NAPE Expo LP pays all luncheon expenses so 100% of ticket sales and sponsorship monies goes directly to NAPE Charities. Recent speakers at this luncheon have included President George W. Bush, singer Larry Gatlin, NASCAR star Kevin Harvick, painter Dan Dunn, Texas Governor Rick Perry and singer LeAnn Rimes. Click here to learn more about NAPE Charities Industry Luncheon.
NAPE Expo was created as the North American Prospect Expo in 1993 by AAPL. The first event had 80 booths and 800 attendees in the Westin Galleria hotel ballroom. In 1995 IPAA was added as a partner and in 2004 SEG and AAPG were added as partners. In 2005 the first Summer NAPE was held.
Since the first expo in 1993, the Winter NAPE Expo (held in February) has grown to host 1600 booths and 16,000 attendees. Winter NAPE uses the entire George R. Brown Convention Center, to which it moved in 1998.
The first Summer NAPE (held in August) hosted 400 booths and 4000 attendees and Summer NAPE now hosts about 600 booths and 6000 attendees and is also held at the George R. Brown Convention Center.