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IRMI Announces New Conference for Oil and Gas Industry Risks and Insurance

Dallas, TX, October 1, 2012International Risk Management Institute, Inc. (IRMI), will host the inaugural IRMI Energy Risk and Insurance Conference on March 4–6, 2013, in Houston, Texas.

The conference is designed for insurance buyers, risk managers, agents, brokers, underwriters, adjusters, attorneys, and others who must understand, mitigate, or insure the complex exposures of oil and gas exploration, production, and servicing.

An optional, half-day pre-conference workshop, "Understanding the Oil & Gas Industry and Its Risks" will take place on Monday, March 4, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. This program will be a primer for insurance professionals who would like a better understanding of oil and gas industry operations and the risks they present. The Conference agenda will cover the following topics over March 5–6:

  • Risks of Fracking
  • Joint Operating Agreements
  • Commercial General Liability Insurance Issues
  • Maritime Exposures
  • Drilling Contracts
  • Control of Well
  • Master Service Agreements
  • Rig Physical Damage
  • Environmental Issues
  • Lessons Learned from Blowouts

These topics will be presented by nationally known risk management, insurance brokerage, underwriting, or legal experts who have spent years working in this specialized field. They will focus on giving you practical strategies and tactics you can use to make certain your organization or your clients have implemented best practice risk management tactics for and are properly insured against related upstream oil and gas industry risks.

"Oil and gas is a risky business," said IRMI President and CEO Jack P. Gibson, CPCU, CRIS, ARM, "with specialized and very complex insurance needs. Our goal is to provide a forum for the industry risk and insurance thought leaders to come together to exchange best practice ideas and network with each other."

Learn more or call (800) 827–4242.

About IRMI

For more than 40 years, IRMI has helped our customers save lives and livelihoods as the premier provider of risk management and insurance information, tools, education, and training. IRMI helps risk management, insurance, and legal professionals make better decisions for their companies and clients with unbiased expertise and balanced, comprehensive content. 

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