George Solich, CEO and founder of FourPoint Energy LLC, spoke after Fallin at the conference. Solich was among oil and gas executives in Oklahoma that lobbied for legislation that enabled drilling longer laterals.

Asked how FourPoint handles drilling longer laterals in harder rock, Solich pointed out that FourPoint has yet to drill a 10,000-ft lateral though “we’re just about ready to spud.”

Rock's favorite guy (Fallin) in action

She also said Oklahoma is seeing new jobs, new investment and talk of further investments.

The state has reduced workers compensation costs by 40% in the past several years and prepared students for oil and gas jobs by emphasizing training in math and science.

Fallin said that with the Oklahoma Energy Jobs Act, which extends laterals in non-shale areas, non-shale areas will open up to more investment.