The annual North American Prospects Expo (NAPE) took place in Houston this past week. It is one of the largest annual gatherings of exploration and production (E&P) companies getting together to network, showcase deals, and discuss the current state of the energy industry. As is our tradition, we hosted our 17th annual NAPE dinner which was attended by ~150 industry representatives; with most being E&Ps and/or E&P related private equity firms. Additional attendees were also represented from oil service companies, midstream firms, and public market investors. The dinner once again utilized real-time anonymous voting from the audience addressing a handful of hotly debated industry topics.