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  • Long Beach Petroleum Club 3636 Linden Avenue Long Beach, CA 90807 United States (map)


Thursday March 21st, 2019 @ 11:30am


Dear LAAPL Members & Guests! 

 Please plan on attending a special Long Beach Petroleum Club send-off LAAPL Luncheon (Two Speaker Mini-seminar. Unfortunately, the Petroleum Club will officially close its doors in April of 2019.  (Stay tuned for the new LAAPL luncheon location)

 Please make your reservations as early as possible as we expect a large crowd and would like to have a good idea of head count for the event.  Please send reservation notices via email to or on our LAAPL site as well.

Please distribute this flyer to any interested parties. LAAPL Luncheon Flyer

Speakers:    Uduak-Joe Ntuk
Director of Petroleum Administration for the City of Los Angeles

 Michel E. Curry
AAPL President 2019 and Vice President of Land and Sr. Counsel for
Henry Resources LLC

When: Thursday, March 21, 2019 @ 11:30am

 $25.00 with reservation
                            $30.00 without reservation
 Cost: Lunch & Speaker:    $25.00 Retired 

 Reservations: Make your reservations and payments at by clicking: 
LAAPL Reservations  / Online Payments or by emailing

 Reservations must be made by 11:00 am Wednesday morning to receive the discount price above. As always walk-ins are welcome, and payments can be made by cash/check at the door.

 Place: The Long Beach Petroleum Club located at 3636 Linden Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90807. (562-427-7966).  Take Long Beach or Atlantic Boulevard exits and head Northeast from the San Diego Freeway (405), turn on 36th Avenue then on Linden. The Petroleum Club will be on your right and all Petroleum Club parking is free and available to its guests. 

Uduak-Joe Ntuk -

Director of Petroleum Administration for the City of Los Angeles

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Uduak-Joe is a third generation Long Beach resident, the grandson of a naval flight deck captain stationed at the Long Beach Naval base and the son of an immigrant father from West Africa. He's a local product of St. Barnabas Elementary School and St. Anthony High School before attending Long Beach City College. Uduak-Joe Ntuk is a former student athlete who was All-City and All-CIF in both soccer and football.  He earned his Eagle Scout Award from the California Heights Troop 78. 


Professionally, Uduak-Joe teaches as a Professor in the Chemical Engineering Department at California State University, Long Beach and works as the Director of Petroleum Administration for the City of Los Angeles, where he is responsible for energy and environmental regulatory oversight. He has extensive professional experience having worked for three (3) Fortune 500 companies. His background in education includes having worked as a university academic advisor, STEM advocate, Science Fair Judge, PTA Officer, Engineering Recruiter, Advisory Board Member, Science Educator, and Professor. A well-known mentor of students, he has helped to place hundreds of young people into jobs on the Pacific Gateway Workforce Investment Board Youth Council. Uduak-Joe Ntuk also served two terms as a Personnel Commissioner at the Long Beach Community College District which administers the Merit System of equal opportunity employment for the district's classified employees. 

Uduak-Joe earned his Master of Science in Engineering from the University of Southern California, Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering at California State University, Long Beach, and his Associate of Arts degree in Liberal Arts from Long Beach City College. He and his wife, Tunua, are raising their children in the Bixby Knolls Neighborhood of Uptown Long Beach.


Michel E. Curry

AAPL President 2019 and Vice President of Land and
Sr. Counsel for Henry Resources LLC

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Michel E. Curry is Vice President of Land and Sr. Counsel for Henry Resources LLC.  Michel joined Henry Resources in September 2014 and supervises all oil and gas legal work and land functions for the company.  He is a former shareholder of Cotton, Bledsoe, Tighe & Dawson, PC, Midland, Texas, where he was engaged in the private practice of oil and gas law for 25 years.  Mr. Curry is admitted to practice in Texas and New Mexico, is Board Certified in Oil, Gas & Mineral Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and is also a Certified Professional Landman (“CPL”).  He received a B.S. from the University of Texas and a law degree from Texas Tech University School of Law, cum laude.  Prior to law school, Michel worked as an independent petroleum landman and in-house as a contract landman for Texaco Inc. Mr. Curry’s experience and legal practice covers most facets of the petroleum industry, with particular emphasis on producing property transactions, oil and gas contracts, exploration agreements, and title matters.  His geographic experience ranges from Alaska's north slope to the Gulf of Mexico, and most producing areas in between, and includes work in coal and lignite mining, wind energy, and natural gas marketing,

Michel is a former chair of the AAPL Forms, Ethics, Publications and Bylaws Committees, and participated in drafting the new 2015 Model Form Operating Agreement.  He also served as 2nd Vice President and director of AAPL, is a past president of the Permian Basin Landmen’s Association and served as assistant chair of the NAPE Operator’s Committee.  Michel has served on the State Bar of Texas Council for the Oil, Gas & Energy Resources Law Section and is a frequent lecturer and author on oil and gas subjects, with particular emphasis on operating agreement and title matters. Michel was selected in 2012, 2013 and 2014 as a Super Lawyer in Energy & Natural Resources Law.

Michel makes his home in Midland, Texas, with his wife of 39 years, Audrey L. Curry.  Michel and Audrey have two adult children and four grandchildren.