Texas Tech University

Kirk Edwards Announced as Featured Speaker for Energy Law Lecture Series

Abby Stone

January 29, 2021

The president and chief executive officer of Latigo Petroleum, LLC will speak to students next week as part of the Energy Law Lecture Series.


Texas Tech University's School of Law hosts Kirk Edwards as part of its Energy Law Lecture Series.


Noon to 1 p.m. Monday (Feb. 1)


The lecture will be presented virtually via Zoom.


Kirk Edwards, president and CEO of Latigo Petroleum, LLC, will be the featured speaker for the upcoming Texas Tech School of Law Energy Law Lecture Series. Edwards will discuss "Texas Energy's Future."

Edwards develops, manages and operates diverse oil and gas assets and surface lands with properties located in the Panhandle of Texas and Western Oklahoma.

Edwards graduated with a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 1981 and began his career in petroleum engineering, working for Texaco in West Texas and Southeastern New Mexico until 1986. He founded his own company, Odessa Exploration, which was later sold to Key Energy. After Edwards joined the board and became the executive vice president, the company grew from 600 employees when Edwards joined the board to more than 10,000 workers when he retired in 2001.

Edwards was named Entrepreneur of the Year in 2020 by the Odessa Chamber of Commerce and was appointed Chairman of "The Permian Fuels America" task force.

Those attending the live lecture via Zoom are eligible for one hour of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit. Contact Blake Groves at blake.groves@ttu.edu for details.