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November 15, 2011
Keynote: Setting the stage - Future Marcellus Potential
EQT is at the center of it all, with nearly 3.4 million acres and more than 28 Tcf equivalent of reserves potential. During the past several years, its midstream business has constructed more than 1,000 miles of pipeline and installed some 108,000 horsepower of compression. Here’s the operators bird’s eye view of the play.
Randy Crawford, President, Midstream Distribution and Commercial, EQT Corp.
New Interstate and Gathering Projects: Presentations and Panel Discussion
New projects are underway to move gas out of the fields and into the markets. Here’s an update of the major projects and a Q&A of how the speakers get it done.
Ryan Savage, General Manager, Appalachian Basin, Williams Companies
Don Raikes, VP, Dominion Resources Services Inc
Bob Riga, General Manager, Northeast Business Development, Spectra Energy Corp.
Major Midstream Issues
This panel of midstream operators focuses on gas prices, project funding, infrastructure bottlenecks, construction challenges, labor force, environmental issues, tax implications, noise and emissions controls. The executive will now take your questions.
Nicolle R. Snyder Bagnell, Leader of the Oil and Gas Team, Energy and Natural Resources Group, Reed Smith LLP
Todd White, Director of Business Development, Iroquois Pipeline
Developing Marcellus Ecological Offsets in a Changing Regulatory Environment
Elliott Bouillion, CEO, Resource Environmental Solutions
Ethane Take-Away, Crackers, Storage and Petrochemicals
Several competing projects for ethane take-away from the Marcellus are on the drawing boards, including the Mariner West project, two pipeline reversals to the Gulf Coast, the Marcellus Union and Marcellus Lateral to Sarnia, among others. Which will emerge victorious, or will more than one be built? Will a new petrochemical complex or ethane storage facility be built in the northeast? This discussion focuses on the pros and cons of each strategy.
Art Cantrell, VP Business Development, Caiman Energy LLC
Naushad Jamani, VP Olefins Commercial, NOVA Chemicals
November 15, 2011
Tom Hayes, Coordinator, Environmental Engineering Solutions (E&P), Gas Technology Institute (GTI)
Improving field economics often involves choosing the best drilling and completion technology. However, early planning for overall development can have positive effects on project outcome. By understanding environmental risk and planning appropriately, companies can avoid costly mitigation and possible litigation in the wake of environmental mishaps. Organizing projects to provide early protection for groundwater, surface area and air quality can save long- term costs. The environmental module will focus on ways companies are thinking ahead about local environments. Understanding regulatory policies beforehand and designing work to fit well within current regulations can guarantee shale developments share positive outcomes for both the companies investing in the resource as well as the local communities.
Risk vs. Reward: Braving the World of Environmental Regulation
L. Todd Perry, P.G., Principal and Senior Geologist, PPM Consultants
Courtney Diezi, Director of Marketing and Sales, Falcon Technologies
Joe Crea, Environmental Compliance Specialist, Kleinfelder
Karl M. Kyriss, Regional President, Mid-Atlantic/Northeastern Operations, Aqua Pennsylvania
Secondary Containment - Regulations and Best Practices
Beth Powell, Utilities Platform Leader, New Pig Corp.
WATER MANAGEMENT MODULE Both natural gas and groundwater are vital natural resources. With fear often surmounting fact, it is important to understand how industry is innovating the fracturing process to ensure groundwater is protected. In regions like the Marcellus, water management is at the forefront of controversy related to shale development. The Water Management module will focus on the many ways technology is being used to protect local environments for generations to come.
Logistics Technology and Transportation in the Oil and Gas Industry - How technology can be leveraged to improve utilization and reduce risk
Mark Bitting, President, QC Energy Resources LLC
New Technologies for an Improved Environmental Profile
Richard Vaclavik, Area Vice President, Northeast U.S., Halliburton
Raymond J. Roccon, Director of Business Development, Frac Water Treatment Services, TETRA Technologies Inc
Sequential Flowback Analyses - An understanding of their importance in high volume, high rate shale fracturing
Dave Kern, Area Manager, Kroff Well Services
Balancing (A) Today's Water Needs with (B) Tomorrow's Water Vision: How to Progress from A to B...
Brent Halldorson, COO, Aqua-Pure/Fountain Quail
November 16, 2011
The Environmental Protection Agency is studying the effects of hydraulic fracturing on aquifers and surface waters. How can the industry promote its best practices and have input on possible regulatory changes? Here is an update.
Robert Sussman, Senior Counsel to Adminstrator Jackson, U.S. EPA
Roundtable Discussion: Harmony with the Environment
Public involvement, permitting, water and other environmental issues take center stage in the Marcellus, driving the regulatory environment and public perceptions. These speakers tell us how to move the dialogue forward.
Can You Regulate Away Risk? New York's Strict Approach to Unconventional Gas Development
John P. Martin, Ph.D., Founder, JPMartin Energy Strategy LLC - Presentation not available
John W. Carroll, Attorney at Law, Pepper Hamilton LLP and Chairman, Oil and Gas Committee, Environmental and Energy Law, Pennsylvania Bar Association - Presentation not available
Ted Wurfel, VP, Environmental, Safety and Regulatory Affairs, Chief Gathering LLC - Presentation not available
Ray Walker, SVP, Environment, Safety & Regulatory Compliance, Range Resources - Presentation not available
E&P companies have flocked to the Marcellus play, drawn by strong well economics, ready markets and big opportunities.
W. Henry Harmon, President and CEO, Triana Energy LLC
Dr. Edward E. Cohen, President and CEO, Atlas Energy LP
John P. Surma, Chairman and CEO, U.S. Steel Corp.
Networking Lunch Featuring Key Note Speaker
T. Boone Pickens, Founder & Chairman, BP Capital - Presentation not available
Afternoon Keynote: America's Energy Future - Opportunity, Obligation and Challenge
Through its acquisition of the Dominion assets last year, CONSOL gained a leading position in the Marcellus, and recently entered into two joint ventures to accelerate development of its natural gas acreage.
Nick DeIuliis, President, CONSOL Energy Inc.
Variations in drilling and completion practices are discussed, from closed-loop systems to expandable packers to the optimum number of frac stages.
Michele O’Callaghan, VP Subsurface, Onshore, Statoil
Jeffery C. Boggs, VP, Drilling Operations, CONSOL Energy Inc.
Ed Long, VP Operations, Appalachia, EXCO Resources - Presentation not available
Economics at Play
Rising service costs, processing bottlenecks and volatile gas prices challenge the economics for every operator. What is the outlook?
Richard Mason, Chief Technical Director, Upstream, Hart Energy
Road Map to the Marcellus and Utica
Manuj Nikhanj, Managing Director, Head of Energy Research, ITG Investment Research
Rayola Dougher, Senior Economic Advisor, API
Seneca’s net Marcellus production rate was set to reach 150 MMcf per day by September 30, 2011, and 240 MMcf by September 30, 2012. Seneca Resources Corp. is the E&P segment of National Fuel Gas Co.
Matthew D. Cabell, President, Seneca Resources Corp.
PDC Energy has entered the Utica shale play in several countries in southeastern Ohio. The company purchased 30,000 acres in the wet gas and oil window of the play and is pursuing additional opportunities to increase its leasehold.
James M. Trimble, President and CEO, PDC Energy
Cabot has reported some of the biggest wells in Pennsylvania. Based on its plans for 2011 and 2012, Cabot could add up to 1 Bcf a day of gross initial production from the Marcellus by 2012, if takeaway capacity is adequate. One of Cabot’s three-well pads in the Marcellus recently produced a combined 52 MMcfe per day over the first 30 days, suggesting a per-well recovery of 10+ Bcfe.
Dan O. Dinges, Chairman, President and CEO, Cabot Oil & Gas Corp.
November 17, 2011
A leader in the region, EQT drilled 51 horizontal Marcellus wells in the first-half of 2011 and is experimenting with new frac designs to improve EURs.
David L. Porges, President, CEO and Chairman, EQT Corp.
Utica and More
Other opportunities besides the Marcellus are attracting dollars and rigs. These operators provide an update.
The Ohio Utica Beckons
Larry Wickstrom, Division Chief and State Geologist, Ohio State Division of Geological Survey
Hydrocarbon Potential in the Utica/Point Pleasant Play in Eastern Ohio
Jackie D. Reed, Reed Geochemical Consulting
Got Utica? A "Utipedia" of Producers' Acreage and Drilling Plans
Michael D. Bodino, Head of Energy Research & Senior E&P Analyst, Global Hunter Securities LLC
Utica Operator Spotlight
John Walker, CEO, Enervest
With production currently at 3,500 BOE/day, this region is now the largest producer in the company. Its acreage in West Virginia and Ohio is prospective for the Marcellus and perhaps, the Utica. Eight more wells will be drilled by year-end.
Gary C. Evans, Chairman and CEO, Magnum Hunter Resources Corp.
Roundtable: Building Gas Demand
Hart Energy projects that the Marcellus could be producing up to 10 Bcf daily within a decade, opening up tremendous opportunities for regional end-users such as petrochemical plants.
Dennis Yablonsky, CEO, Allegheny Conference on Community Development
Jack M. Lafield, President and CEO, Caiman Energy LLC - Presentation not available
Dan Carlson, General Manager, New Business Development, Americas, Shell Chemicals - Presentation not available