Rocky Mountains Conference for Excellence 2013


Andrew Perry

Andrew Perry

Alan Laurita

Alan Laurita

Brian Kalt

Brian Kalt

Bruce McKay

Bruce McKay

Charles Schliebs

Charles Schliebs

Des Murphy

Des Murphy

Dr Cha Daloia

Dr Chad Daloia

Fred Lowther

Fred Lowther

George Stark

George Stark

Jared Oehring

Jared Oehring

Jason Reed

Jason Reed

Jerel J. Bogdan

Jerel J. Bogdan

Jim Willis

Jim Willis

Kyle Bradford

Kyle Bradford

Matt A. Jarrell

Matt A. Jarrell

Mike Krancer

Mike Krancer

Oliver Bridgen

Oliver Bridgen

Robert Riga

Robert Riga

Ron Frank

Ron Frank

Tim O'Brien

Tim O’Brien

The 2017 Northeast Industry Summit builds on the significant success of the Oil and Gas Awards, a unique series that has become a must-attend industry event. The Northeast Industry Summit takes place during the day immediately preceding the 5th Annual 2017 Northeast Oil & Gas Awards Gala Dinner.

The Industry Summit will provide an extended platform to deliver invaluable strategic and operational content of real commercial value, as well as an extended networking opportunity.

Senior leaders from E&P, Midstream and the Vendor community will gather to deliver practical insights on methods for improving best practise and instilling excellence in crucial areas such as health & safety, environmental protection, regulation and community engagement.

Pricing

The 5th Annual Northeast Oil & Gas Awards Industry Summit will be complimentary for anyone to attend in 2017.

Participating Companies

Accenture (Cimation) – AllStar Ecology, LLC – Antero Midstream – Antero Resources – Ariel Corporation – Blank Rome LLP – Cabot Oil & Gas – Comtech Industries, Inc. – Consolidated Rig Works – Deep Well Services – Dominion – Eclipse Resources – EdgeMarc Energy – Energy Recovery – ENSERVCO – EQT Corporation – Eureka Resources Corporation – Fairmont Brine – Falcon Drilling – Fortis Energy Services – GAI Consultants, Inc. – Halliburton – Hodgson Russ – Infinity Tool Manufacturing – J-Wood Contracting – Keystone Clearwater Solutions – LEXUS Protection Services – Marcellus Drilling News – MarkWest Energy Partners – McCutcheon Enterprises, Inc. – Minnesota Limited – Novas Energy Worldwide Services – Orion Drilling – Patterson UTI – Pepper Hamilton – Pickering Associates – PULS, Inc – Range Resources – Rice Energy – Rice Midstream – Sandbags – Spectra Energy – Stone Pier Capital – TekSolv – Total Equipment Company – Total Safety – TransCanada – Trumbull Energy Services – US Silica – US Well Services – Well Master Corporation – Williams

Speakers

Andrew PerryAndrew Perry – Events Director Oil & GAs Awards Limited

Andrew Perry has worked at the Oil & Gas Awards since their inception in 2012 and is responsible for dealing with all logistical proceedings for the Awards and Industry Summits. Andrew has worked for an array of the most prestigious global media companies delivering conferences and gala dinners for the last 15 years in locations globally.


Alan LauritaAlan Laurita – Partner, Oil & Gas Preactise Lead – Hodgson Russ LLP

Alan draws from more than 30 years of experience as an attorney and former business executive in the oil and gas industry to assist oil and gas companies in the full range of their legal needs. His experience includes representing exploration and production companies in all aspects of the domestic oil and gas industry. He has also represented larger landowners in connection with leasing property for oil and gas development, and landowner organizations in connection with oil and gas issues. His real estate practice includes handling the sale and purchase of real property and representing lending institutions and borrowers in secured loan transactions.


Brian KaltBrian Kalt – CEO – Fairmont Brine

Brian Kalt currently serves as the president of Fairmont Brine Processing, located in Fairmont, WV. Brian is an experienced oil and gas professional with a passion for getting companies through the “ramp up” phase. Before joining Fairmont, he played a critical role in taking a water treatment company from startup to fully operational in support of hydraulic fracturing operations for exploration and production companies. After almost 200 horizontal wells in the Eagle Ford, Delaware and Permian Basin, Brian decided it was time for a change of scenery (and weather) and moved to Pittsburgh, where he could utilize his prior experience in the Utica and Marcellus.


Bruce McKayBruce McKay – Senior Energy Policy Director, State and Local Affairs – Dominion

Dominion [NYSE: D] is one of the nation’s largest producers and transporters of energy, with a portfolio of approximately 26,400 megawatts of generation, 14,600 miles of natural gas transmission, gathering and storage pipeline, and 6,600 miles of electric transmission lines. Dominion operates one of the nation’s largest natural gas storage systems with 1 trillion cubic feet of storage capacity and serves more than 6 million utility and retail energy customers.


Charles SchliebsCharles Schliebs – Managing Director – Stone Pier Capital Advisors, LP

Charlie Schliebs has over 30 years of experience as a dealmaker and strategic advisor in a variety of industries, first as a lawyer and then as an investment, venture capital and private equity professional. Following graduation from the Wharton School and Vanderbilt Law School, Charlie returned to his hometown of Kansas City and joined the firm of Blackwell Sanders Matheny Weary & Lombardi [now Husch Blackwell], a pre-eminent law firm in the Midwest with a premier corporate and securities practice.


Des Murphy

Des Murphy – BD Technology Manager – Halliburton

Des has worked for Halliburton for the last 20 years in a number of roles across multiple continents. in more recent years has been focused as a Senior Technical Services Advisor and Regional Technical Manager. Founded in 1919, Halliburton is one of the world’s largest providers of products and services to the energy industry.


Dr. Chad Daloia

Dr. Chad Daloia – President – Comtech Industries

Dr. Chad Daloia serves as a proud member of our talented executive team. Through a unique program at Duquesne University (Pittsburgh, PA) focusing on business dynamics, leadership development, and team performance, Dr. Daloia defended his dissertation and received his doctorate in May 2009. His experience as a former high level educational administrator has allowed him to transition the skill sets of leading public corporations into a successful business strategy.


Fred Lowther

Fred Lowther – Partner – Blank Rome LLP

Fred Lowther devotes his career primarily to the development of large energy and natural resource projects in the United States and abroad. He focuses his practice on domestic and international energy, water supply projects and transactions, and general counseling of energy companies in all sectors of the industry. His work on water supply issues involves both structuring projects and litigating over water rights. He also focuses his practice on counseling companies in the energy technology sector.


George Stark

George Stark – Director External Affairs – Cabot Oil & Gas

Versatile public policy professional with 25 years experience, 15 years with a Fortune 300 natural gas company. Extensive experience in government, political and public affairs, communications, community relations and advocacy. Consistently recognized for political judgment skills and ability to explain public policy initiatives to various audiences. Successful at developing and integrating public relations campaigns and legislative strategies to meet business challenges and exceed organizational objectives. Skilled at motivating and managing people to create partnerships and foster an environment of teamwork and cooperation. Director on Board of Leadership Pittsburgh and the Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains.


Jared Ohring

Jared Oehring – VP of Technology – U.S. Well Services

Jared Oehring is VP of Technology with U.S. Well Services, Houston, TX. He received the B.S. in mechanical engineering from Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, and the M.S. in engineering (mechanical design) from Kettering University, Flint, MI. Prior to joining U.S. Well Services, Jared worked for Stewart & Stevenson as Engineering Manager and before that he served as Vice President of Financial Operations at ASME.


Jerel J. Bogdan

Jerel J. Bogdan, PE – Vice president of Engineering – Eureka Resources, LLC

VP of Engineering for Eureka Resources, a company headquartered in NorthCentral PA, focused on provided leading-edge wastewater treatment and management services to oil and gas exploration and production (E&P) companies active in the Marcellus and Utica nonconventional basins. Primary duties include support of operations, new facility design/development, sales, and R&D corporate initiatives.


Jim Willis

Jim Willis – Editor – Marcellus Drilling News

Jim hails from the Marcellus/Utica region and consults for Natural Gas Intelligence (NGI), a leading B2B news, data and analytics company serving the natural gas industry since 1981. NGI publishes Daily Gas Price Index, Shale Daily, Bidweek Survey and several other natgas-related publications. Jim founded and still edits the daily Marcellus Drilling News blog site, which aggregates and analyzes the players and issues in northeast shale drilling. Jim’s previous roles include director and vice president of marketing at several specialty publishing companies in both the financial and engineering sectors.


Kyle BradfordKyle Bradford – Director Drilling & Completions – Eclipse Resources

Eclipse is an independent exploration and production company engaged in the acquisition and development of oil and natural gas properties in the Appalachian Basin. Its business strategy is to create stockholder value by aggressively developing its asset base while generating industry-leading rates of return on our capital.


Matt A. Jarrell

Matt A. Jarrell – Chair of the Energy and Natural Resources Services Group – Sherrard, German & Kelly, P.C.

Mr. Jarrell is a Shareholder and Director of the firm, Chair of the Energy and Natural Resources Services Group, and a member of the Corporate and Financial Services Groups. Since well before the shale boom, Mr. Jarrell has assisted energy industry players in formulating and executing their business strategies through asset and equity acquisitions and divestitures, capital structuring, general operations, and business planning. He counsels his oil and gas clients, including international majors and regional and private equity-infused firms, in connection with negotiation and drafting of purchase and sale agreements, joint ventures, development agreements, farmouts, operating agreements, and other contracts. He also regularly represents industry clients in connection with large scale land title due diligence matters, title certifications, regulatory matters, land use tension, contract and commercial litigation, and other issues. Additionally, Mr. Jarrell has extensive general corporate and transactional experience and has counseled clients ranging from individual entrepreneurs to well-funded business entities through all aspects of a business’s lifespan.


Michael L. Krancer

Michael Krancer – Chair, Energy Industry Team – Blank Rome LLP

Michael Krancer is an experienced and well known policy and substantive thought leader in energy development and deployment. He is an experienced and valued advisor to U.S. and global energy companies of all types regarding the full range of legal, public policy, government relations, state and federal regulatory, financial, corporate, and labor matters with his 20+ years of energy industry and public policy experience at the highest corporate and policy-making levels.


Oliver Bridgen

Oliver Bridgen – COO – Oil & Gas Awards

Prior to co-founding the Oil & Gas Awards, Oliver held senior management roles with two early-stage technology companies, where he was instrumental in their growth and in achieving successful exits to UK Listed FTSE100 companies. Oliver has also been involved in the founding and development of a range of start-ups in technology, media and property.


Robert Riga

Robert Riga – General Manager Business Development – Spectra Energy

Robert is an experienced energy industry professional with a specific emphasis in natural gas pipeline business development. Currently leading Spectra Energy’s development efforts in the Marcellus Shale region. Other experience includes managing interstate pipeline marketing organizations, international LNG supply and marketing and LDC supply planning.


Ron Frank

Ron Frank – Partner – Blank Rome LLP

Ron Frank concentrates his corporate practice on managing large, complicated financial projects for his clients. He has extensive experience in corporate finance and international transactions, and has advised domestic and international clients on the structuring and financing of joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, privatization transactions, the development of distribution networks, and the negotiation of sales agency, distribution, and licensing agreements.


Tim O'Brien

Tim O’Brien – President – Trumbull Energy Services

PJ Dick, Trumbull, and Lindy Paving are a closely-held family of companies controlled by the Clifford R. Rowe, Jr. and Jane D. Burton families. Our companies operate with the integrity and honesty exemplified by our founder, Perry J. Dick and our Chief Executive Officer, Clifford R. Rowe, Jr. Collectively, our companies have managed more than $9 billion in construction activity and are consistently ranked among the nation’s Top 100 General Contractors and Construction Managers by Engineering News Record. As a result of this experience and our strong commitment to the clients and the communities we serve, our family of companies has been consistently honored with “best of class” status in our industry.

agenda

**Please note that this is a suggested agenda, the topics will be finalized once we have consulted the finalist companies in January. If you have any comments on what should be discussed please contact us.**

08.00 – 08.50 Registration and Coffee
08.50 – 09.00 Opening Remarks: Andrew Perry – Oil & Gas Awards
09.00 – 09.20 Keynote Address: George Stark, Director, External Affairs, Cabot Oil & Gas

Educating the value of the industry to the wider public, elected officials and the media.

09.20 – 10.00 Panel Discussion: A look round the corner to what may lay ahead in 2017 and beyond

  • Where are prices heading?
  • Marcellus and Utica bankruptcies to date, predictions on whom else may succumb to market conditions.
  • M&A activity.

Moderator: Charlie Schliebs, Managing Director, Stone Pier Capital

Speakers:

  • Alan Laurita, Oil & Gas Practice Leader, Hodgson Russ
  • Ron Frank, Partner, Blank Rome LLP
  • Matt A. Jarrell, Chair of the Energy & Natural Resources Service Group, Sherrard, German & Kelly, P.C.
10.00 – 10.40 Panel Discussion: Pipeline takeaway capacity – An update on important projects including…

  • Rover
  • Nexus
  • Atlantic Sunrise
  • Atlantic Coast

Moderator: Fred Lowther, Partner, Blank Rome LLP

Speakers: 

  • Robert Riga, General Manager, Business Development, Spectra Energy
  • Bruce McKay, Senior Energy Policy Director – State & Local Affairs, Dominion
  • Tim O’Brien, President, Trumbull Energy Services
10.40 – 11.00 Industry Update: President Trumps policies two months in… How are they shaping up and how will it affect the Marcellus and Utica?
Mike Krancer, Chair, Energy Industry Team, Blank Rome LLP
11.00 – 11.20 Coffee break
11.20 – 12.00 Panel Discussion: Water, a key factor no matter where prices are

  • Everyone wants to be “Green”, ……but only if it doesn’t cost more
  • What are the well pads of the future going to look like?
  • What were the game changing technologies in 2016 and what is coming in 2017

Moderator: Oliver Bridgen, COO, Oil & Gas Awards

Speakers:

  • Brian Kalt, CEO, Fairmont Brine
  • Dr. Chad Daloia, President, Comtech Industries
  • Timothy Butters, VP Sales, Eureka Resources
12.00 – 12.40 Panel Discussion: The latest innovations in proppant use in Appalachian well

  • Cost vs productivity
  • Sharing data
  • Future proppant pricing
  • New technologies

Moderator: Jim Willis, Editor, Marcellus Drilling News

Speakers:

  • Kyle Bradford, Director, Drilling & Completions, Eclipse Resoruces
  • Jared Oehring, VP of Technology, U.S. Well Services
  • Des Murphy, BD Technology Manager, Halliburton
12.40 – 12.50 Closing Remarks – Andrew Perry – Oil & Gas Awards

**Oil & Gas Awards reserves the right to amend the program and is not responsible for cancellations due to unforeseen circumstances. Oil & Gas Awards accepts no responsibility for statements made orally or in written material distributed by any of its speakers at its conferences. In addition, Oil & Gas Awards is not responsible for any copying, republication or redistribution of such statement.**

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Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

Kerr Pumps & FlowValve


Gold Sponsors

Bendix Commercial Vehicle SystemsChemplex Solvay GroupMarcellus Drilling NewsUS Well Services


Silver Sponsors

Southpointe Chamber of CommerceTotal Safety


Bronze Sponsors

Blank RomeTotal Equipment CompanyTransCanada - Columbia Pipeline GroupTrumbull Energy Services


Venue

Westin Convention Center - Pittsburgh

The Westin Convention Center, Pittsburgh

1000 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh,
PA,
15222

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