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Registration is Now Open for the IRMI Energy Risk and Insurance Conference

Release Date: Oct 31, 2012

Dallas, TX, November 1, 2012—International Risk Management Institute, Inc. (IRMI®), is now accepting registrations for 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 or those new to the oil and gas industry who would like a better understanding of oil and gas industry operations and the risks they present. The Conference agenda includes the following workshops over March 5–6:

  • Understanding the Oil & Gas Industry and Its Risks
  • Hydraulic Fracturing Risks: The Current Thinking
  • Joint Operating Agreements
  • Insuring Offshore Operations
  • Drilling Contracts & Master Service Agreements
  • Environmental Liability Insurance
  • Insurance Underwriter Perspectives and Prognostications
    Commercial General and Umbrella Liability Insurance
  • Control of Well Insurance - The Devil is in the Details
  • Maritime Exposures
  • Blowout! A Nightmare in the Oil Patch

These workshops 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.”

To register, please visit, or call (800) 827–4242.