The 2016 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 4th Annual 2016 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.
The Northeast Oil & Gas Awards Industry Summit will be complimentary for anyone to attend during 2016.
Accent Compliance – Alex E. Paris Contracting Co. Inc. – Antero Resources – ARM Group Inc. – Baker Hughes – Bilfinger Westcon – Blank Rome LLP – CASCO USA – CDM Resource Management LLC – Chevron Appalachian Business Unit Chemplex Solvay Group – CIANBRO – Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc. – Columbia Midstream – Command Energy Services Ltd. – Crescent Directional Drilling – Capstone Distributor, E-Finity Distributed Generation – Eclipse Resources – EdgeMarc Energy – EQT Corporation – Fortis Energy Services – Hippo USA – Hodgson Russ LLP – Horizontal Well Drillers (HWD) – Identified Technologies – Impact Environmental – Jared Oehring of U. S. Well Services – Kessel Construction, Inc. – Keystone Clearwater Solutions, LLC – M3 Midstream Energy Company – McCutcheon Enterprises, Inc. – McKim & Creed – Minnesota Limited, LLC – Mustang Oilfield Services, LLC – Myers Well Services – National Fuel Gas Midstream Corporation – O-Ring – OmniCert – Pickering Associates – Pixel Velocity Inc. – Preston Contractors – Puls Incorporated – Rain for Rent – Scientific Drilling International – Select Energy Services – Shalewater Solutions – Sourcewater, Inc. – Steptoe & Johnson PLLC – Tejas Gosai of Shale Media Group – TekSolv – The Gateway Engineers, Inc. – Top Hand Training – U.S. Well Services, LLC – Weatherford International – Well Master Corporation
Alan 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.
C. Marc Payne – Manager Business Development & Planning – Chevron Appalachian Business Unit
20+ years Oil, gas, utilities and general energy in major international oil companies. Leadership experience in international business development, transactions and commercial negotiations in Upstream and Midstream (gas and LNG). Technical expertise in Upstream operations (reservoir engineering and rig operations), Corp & Asset M&A and Downstream Marketing and Refining.
Callum Streeter – COO – EdgeMarc Energy
Callum joined EdgeMarc in 2012 and is responsible for all operations related activities including Drilling and Completions, Production, Land and HSE. Callum attended the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand where he obtained a Bachelor of Civil Engineering with First Class Honors and also holds a Master’s degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of New South Wales. Callum has worked in the Appalachian Basin for 10 years predominantly in Drilling and Completions in the Marcellus and Utica Shale but also has onshore experience in Texas and New Zealand. Prior to joining EdgeMarc, Callum worked at Energy Corporation of America where he held the role of Drilling and Completions Manager. Callum serves on the board of directors for the Appalachian Chapter of the American Association of Drilling Engineers and sits on the International Membership Committee for the Society of Petroleum Engineers. Before working in the energy industry, Callum served as a Commissioned Officer in the New Zealand Army.
Chad McCutcheon – Communications Professional – McCutcheon Enterprises, Inc.
Communications Professional/Advanced HAZMAT Technician-Oversee the development/updates of company website and social media platforms. Create and implement a strategic communications and marketing plan. Perform government relations tasks as necessary. At McCutcheon Enterprises, Inc. (MEI) our philosophy is simple: when you need us, we’ll be there. Our team of highly trained professionals coupled with our over six decades of experience and specialized equipment make us the best in the industry for providing top-quality, time honored complete waste management, equipment and hydraulic solutions.
Charles 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.
Dan Byers – Senior Director for Policy – Institute for 21st Century Energy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Dan Byers is senior director for policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for 21st Century Energy (Energy Institute). Byers leads the Institute’s efforts to promote and maintain coal’s vital role in America’s energy system. Byers brings to the Energy Institute expertise on the intersection of energy-related science, technology, and public policy. He directs the Chamber in assessing the impact of existing and emerging federal laws and regulations on the U.S. energy industry— specifically on coal-fired energy—and is responsible for building and supporting partnerships that highlight the important role of coal in our nation’s energy mix. Byers leads the Partnership for a Better Energy Future, a coalition of businesses, associations, and stakeholder groups launched by the Energy Institute and the National Association of Manufacturers. The Partnership supports responsible energy regulation and fosters constructive conversations about the potential impact of the administration’s proposed greenhouse gas regulations.
Daniel Creasey – Chairman – Oil & Gas Awards
Daniel is the Founder and Chairman of the Oil & Gas Awards and over the last 4 years has developed an in depth knowledge of the the North American Oil & Gas Industry. Daniel has worked in face-to-face media for over 15 years, delivering market leading conferences, exhibitions and industry awards in a range of sectors; including Energy, Insurance, Healthcare and Finance for firms such as Informa PLC, American Business Conferences, Campden Health and Incisive Media.
Frank Tsuru – President & CEO – M3 Midstream Energy Company
Co-founded Momentum Energy Group Inc. in September 2004. President of Aka Energy Group, LLC, Southern Ute Growth Fund’s midstream gas company in July 2002. President of Red Cedar Gathering, the Southern Ute Indian Tribe’s natural gas gathering and treating joint venture with Kinder Morgan. Studied at the University of Kansas (B.S. Petroleum Engineering).
Fred Andersky – Director, Customer Solutions & Marketing – Controls – Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC
Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, a member of the Knorr-Bremse Group, develops and supplies leading-edge active safety technologies, air brake charging, and control systems and components under the Bendix® brand name for medium- and heavy-duty trucks, tractors, trailers, buses, and other commercial vehicles throughout North America. An industry pioneer, employing more than 2,000 people, Bendix is driven to deliver solutions for improved vehicle performance, safety, and overall operating cost. Multi-industry experience gleaned at various divisions of Fortune 500 and smaller companies. Visionary leader with diverse hands-on experience in all facets of marketing. Implements tactics using project management techniques and cross-functional team leadership. A strong presenter comfortable dealing with all levels of management and media in global business settings. Delivers on-or above-plan revenue performance, and project cost and time savings.
Greg Cook – President & CEO – Mustang Oilfield Services
Mustang Oilfield Services is based in Canonsburg, PA. We offer a variety of oilfield services with competitive rates. IMG_3339We have the experience, knowledge and equipment for your project needs. From the start of your project to the end, our goal is to surpass your expectations. Our company is at the core of the shale oil and gas industry, supporting companies that drill shale gas wells in Pennsylvania and Ohio. Mustang hauls water and a variety of equipment to well pads, forestalling those drilling companies from running out of water and equipment.
Jared Oehring – Director of Technology – U.S. Well Services
Jared Oehring is Director 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.
Joey Fanguy – VP Fluid Handling – Select Energy Services
Mr. Fanguy serves as the Business Unit VP of Fluid Handling. For the past 4 years, he has worked with Select Energy Services working as a Division Region Manager in Shreveport to Vice President of the Northern Division. Prior to Select, Joey worked at Baker Hughes Inc. starting as an Equipment and Pump Operator in 1996. Studied Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Safety Technology Nicholls State University
Lauren Parker – Principal – Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc. (CEC)
Ms. Parker is a professional engineer and Principal with Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc. (CEC). She has more than eleven years of civil engineering design experience for commercial, institutional, E&P, and linear projects throughout Pennsylvania and Ohio. Since 2008, Ms. Parker primarily has worked on oil & gas projects, specifically the upstream and midstream segments, covering all design and permitting for well pads, well connects, gathering lines, impoundments, temporary water lines, and erosion and sediment control inspections within the Appalachian basin.
Margaret Hill – Partner – Blank Rome LLP
Margaret Hill leads Blank Rome’s Environmental Litigation practice and has more than 25 years of experience representing clients in all aspects of state and federal environmental law. Ms. Hill represents and counsels a broad range of clients in a wide array of industries including oil and gas, chemical and pharmaceutical companies, corporate and banking clients, cities and municipalities, mining companies, and developers.
Mark Stanley – President & CEO – Themark Corporation
Mark E. Stanley has worked in the oil industry as a hydraulic fracturing expert for 37 years. He started with Arco right out of college where he studied Chemical Engineering. He went back to college to get his MBA in 1987 and went to work as a partner with Clear Water in 1989. Working at the partner level gave him a more hands-on relationship with the industry and he learned to use his knowledge and background to fine-tune products to meet the specific needs of customers. During this phase of his work he developed patents for several products that are still used in the industry today. To the extent possible he wanted to focus on products that would not harm the environment and that would reduce customer’s need to meet EPA standards in handling them. He believed that ultimately the ability to reduce costs by reducing hazardous waste constrictions would serve the interest of both sides of any argument.
Melissa L. Hamsher – Vice President of Health, Safety, Environmental and Regulatory – Eclipse Resources
Melissa L. Hamsher has served as our Vice President, Health, Safety, Environment & Regulatory since September 2011. Prior to joining Eclipse Resources, from August 2008 to August 2011, Mrs. Hamsher served as the Vice President of Health, Safety, Environmental and Regulatory Compliance for Rex Energy where she was responsible for the establishment and management of Rex Energy’s health, safety, environmental and regulatory programs, including the establishment of its Marcellus Shale drilling & completion best practices and water management.
Mike Huwar – VP Marketing – Columbia Pipeline Group
Mike Huwar serves as vice president, Columbia Midstream Marketing. Mike is responsible for building and advancing Columbia Midstream marketing capabilities as well as supporting business development efforts and processes across CPG and its growing customer base. He also provides leadership for our Canonsburg Columbia Midstream office.
MICHAEL L. KRANCER – ENERGY, PETROCHEMICAL & NATURAL RESOURCES PRACTISE GROUP LEADER – 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.
Pete Arrigoni – Vocational Fleet Sales Manager – Kenworth Trucks
Kenworth Truck Company is the manufacturer of The World’s Best® heavy and medium duty trucks. Kenworth was founded in 1923 and is based in Kirkland, Wash. Kenworth Class 8 truck models used by fleets in oil and gas drilling fields in the United States and Canada include the Kenworth T880, C500, T800 and W900. The Kenworth T880 is the flagship of Kenworth’s outstanding vocational trucks. The T880 is especially suited for vocational customers who demand a durable and reliable truck. The Kenworth T880 features a panoramic windshield for enhanced visibility, quiet cab with triple-sealed and robust doors, 5-piece Metton® hood for easier repairs, air-assisted hydraulic clutch, complex reflector headlamps, excellent maneuverability, and new lightweight, factory-installed lift axles. The T880’s 2.1-meter wide, stamped aluminum cab has a comfortable 23 inches of room between the seats.
Ryan Hall – Technical Director – Shalewater Solutions
In this role Mr. Hall works side by side with customers to reliably deliver large volumes of high quality treated flowback and produced waters for recycling purposes. As Technical Director Mr. Hall oversees pilot trials, directs field sampling and works with client stakeholders to ensure that economic and quality expectations are met. Mr. Hall’s specialties include Water Treatment, Environmental Consulting, Business Development, Marcellus/Utica Environmental Compliance, Unknown Material Characterization and Sustainability.
Tejas Gosai – President – Shale Media Group
Tejas Gosai is best described as a businessman, who is devoted to shale oil and gas development. In 2008, Gosai recognized the shale growth across the country and founded Shale Media Group (SMG), a news, information, and education resource dedicated to the shale oil and gas industry. Since then, SMG has displayed continual growth. Additionally, Gosai is immersed in the energy industry. He is the host of Shale Energy Now. Plus, Gosai also brings shale oil and gas experts together for SMG’s monthly Elite Energy Events, where he is the emcee. He frequently speaks at various energy engagements, including: Odyssey Day and the Ohio Valley Regional Oil & Gas Expo.
**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 – 08.35||
Registration and Coffee
|08.35 – 08.40||
Opening Remarks: Andrew Perry – Oil & Gas Awards
|08.40 – 09.00||
Speaker: Dan Byers, Senior Director for Policy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Institute for 21st Energy
|09.00 – 9.35||
Panel Discussion 1: A look at the cliff we plunged over in 2015 and the horizon for 2016
|9.35 – 10.10||
Panel Discussion 2: Regulatory Update
|10.10 – 10.30||
Coffee and networking
|10.30 – 10.50||
Market Update: TBD
Speaker: Brandon Hinderliter, Technical Professional, U.S. Well Services – Clean Fleet and Innovation Drive
|10.50 – 11.25||
Panel Discussion 3: Midstream
|11.25 – 12.00||
Panel Discussion 4: Water Management in the current environment
|12.00 – 12.35||
Panel Discussion 5: Ensuring fleet efficiency, safety and environmental best practise
|12.35 – 12.40||
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.**
Keynote Presentation: Dan Byers, Senior Director for Policy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Institute for 21st Energy
Panel Discussion: A look at the cliff we plunged over in 2015 and the horizon for 2016
Panel Discussion: Regulatory Update
Market Update: Brandon Hinderliter, Technical Professional, U.S. Well Services – Clean Fleet and Innovation Drive
Panel Discussion: Midstream Update
Panel Discussion: Water Management in the current environment
Panel Discussion: Ensuring fleet efficiency, safety and environmental best practise
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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic it is with regret the Oil & Gas Awards has been put on hold until further notice.
We apologise to the many companies that enquired and those who actually submitted into the 2020 Awards last year, it was simply impossible for us to execute them with the travel restrictions.
The Oil & Gas Awards Team.