Northeast Conference for Excellence 2018


Alan Laurita

Alan Laurita

C. McCutcheon

C. McCutcheon

Clint Ford

Clint Ford

Jared Ohring

Jared Oehring

Roger Clegg

Roger Clegg

Jacques Cormier

Jacques Cormier

Jim Willis

Jim Willis

Joe Franceschini

Joe Franceschini

Joe Marecic

Joe Marecic

Joe Greco

Joe Greco

Kevin Patek

Kevin Patek

Melissa Hamsher

Melissa Hamsher

Tom Foster

Tom Foster

Pricing

The 6th Annual Northeast Oil & Gas Awards Industry Summit will be complimentary for anyone to attend in 2018.

Speakers

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.


Chad McCutcheonChad 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.


Alan LauritaClint Ford – VP of Sales and Marketing – Nabors Industries

Clint heads up Sales & Marketing for Nabors. Nabors Industries owns and operates the world’s largest land-based drilling rig fleet and is a leading provider of offshore platform workover and drilling rigs in the U.S. and multiple international markets. Nabors also provides innovative drilling technology, directional drilling operations and drilling instrumentation and software. Through its various subsidiaries, Nabors manufactures and sells top drives, catwalks, wrenches, drawworks and other drilling related equipment which are installed on both onshore and offshore drilling rigs.


Jared Ohring

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.


Roger CleggRoger Clegg – Manager Safety – Blueracer Midstream

Blue Racer is a joint venture formed in December 2012 by Caiman Energy II and Dominion to own, operate, develop and acquire midstream assets in the Utica Shale and certain adjacent areas in the Marcellus Shale. Blue Racer provides natural gas gathering, compression, dehydrating, treating, processing and transportation services and NGL fractionation and transportation services. Blue Racer also gathers, stabilizes and transports condensate. We believe that Blue Racer’s strategically located assets and contractual relationships with fourteen material customers will allow us to retain and grow our position as a leading midstream energy company serving customers in the Utica and Marcellus shale.


Jacques CormierJacques Cormier – Director, Remote Automation Solutions – Equipment & Controls, Inc

Equipment & Controls, Inc. has over 60 years of service in Western Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia and Western Maryland. We understand the unique industrial automation demands of our customers. Drawing from internal expertise, and Emerson Automation Solutions resources, ECI delivers the most effective valve, regulator and process management solutions in the industry. For the latest from ECI, visit the News & Insights page or connect on LinkedIn and Twitter.


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.


Joe FranceschiniJoe Franceschini – VP HSE – Trumbull Energy Services

General Contractor – $700 MM – $1.3 BB in annual revenues .. Commercial Building, Heavy Civil, Road & Street, Marine, Gas & Oil, Industrial, Asphalt Paving & Production and Aggregate Mining .. Delivery: Bid, CMR, DB, Negotiated & CMA .. Singature projects include: Woodrow Willson Bridge, Consol Energy Center, North Shore Connnector Tunnel (Pressure Balanced Boring Machine), Shenandoah River Bridge, Charleroi Lock & Dam, 3 PNC, The Tower at PNC, Cleveland Innerbelt, CCG2 & Shell Project Franklin – Early Works Site Preparation, Scudder Falls Replacement Bridge Project


Joe FranceschiniJoe Marecic – EH&S – Ohio River Supply Hub, Williams

Williams, including its assets held through Williams Partners L.P., is an energy infrastructure company focused on connecting North America’s significant hydrocarbon resource plays to growing markets for natural gas and natural gas liquids (NGLs). Williams’ interstate gas pipeline and gathering & processing operations span the United States, including strategic assets in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, the Rockies, the Pacific Northwest and the Eastern Seaboard.


Joe Greco

Joe Greco – President – BEG Group, LLC

While erosion is a natural process, human activities have increased by 10-40 times the rate at which erosion is occurring globally. Excessive (or accelerated) erosion causes both ‘on-site’ and ‘off-site’ problems. On-site impacts include decreases in agricultural productivity and (on natural landscapes) ecological collapse, both because of loss of the nutrient-rich upper soil layers. In some cases, the eventual end result is desertification. Off-site effects include sedimentation of waterways and eutrophication of water bodies, as well as sediment-related damage to roads and houses. Water and wind erosion are the two primary causes of land degradation; combined, they are responsible for about 84% of the global extent of degraded land, making excessive erosion one of the most significant environmental problems world-wide.The BEG Group works on answers to the situation above!


Dr. Chad Daloia

Kevin Patek – Vice President – ICF

Kevin Petak is an expert in gas market modeling and has more than 30 years of experience in the energy industry. He has directed numerous energy market analyses to support strategic planning needs at energy companies. The analyses have investigated the impact of gas production, gas storage, liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports, and pipeline expansions on gas prices, the effect of weather and oil prices on gas markets, and the impact of carbon control strategies on gas markets. They have been widely used to support facilities/fuels/contracts management and planning, mergers and acquisitions, investment decisions, risk management, and hedge strategies.


Melissa L. HamsherMelissa 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.


Tom Foster

Tom Foster – Editor – Northeast ONG

Tom Foster is the publisher of the Northeast ONG, an oil and gas publication focused on the new technologies, policies, events and developments in the Appalachian basin. He is also the founder of Foster Analytics, which advises small and mid-size companies on data optimization and predictive modeling. The Northeast ONG is the only publication mailed directly mailed to over 8,000 oil and gas professionals operating in the northeast United States. Tom launched the publication in the summer of 2011 when he realized the operators entering the region found it difficult to find the equipment and service providers who are established there. It is the primary resource to find those companies as well as learning about policy changes, events, workshops, and new technology pertinent to the Marcellus and Utica shale plays.


agenda

08.00 – 08.50 Registration and Coffee
08.50 – 09.00 Opening Remarks: Daniel Creasey – Oil & Gas Awards
09.00 – 09.20 Keynote Address:  Marcellus & Utica Growth, Threats & Opportunities. Kevin Petak, Vice President, ICF
09.20 – 10.15
Panel Discussion: The Digital Well Pad. 
Tom Foster, Editor Northeast, ONG
Jared Oehring, VP of Technology, U.S Well Services
Clint Ford, VP Sales & Marketing, Nabors
Jacques Cormier, Business Unit Manager, Equipment & Controls, Inc
10.15 – 10.45 Coffee Break
10.45 – 11.30
Panel Discussion: Health & Safety Best Practice Update
Jim Willis, Editor, Marcellus Drilling News
Jill Thornbury, EHS Specialist, Blue Racer Midstream
Joe Franceschini, Vice President Safety, Trumbull Energy Services
Joe Marecic, EH&S – Ohio River Supply Hub, Williams
11.30 – 12.30 Legal Panel Discussion:

Social Media Best Practices for Employers
Drug & Alcohol Testing
Wage and Hour Class Action Law Suits
Marginal Well Tax Credits: Tax Law Oil & Gas Investment Update

Jeffrey Same, Associate, Labor & Employment Practice, Hodgson Russ LLP
Emina Poricanin, Partner, Labor & Employment Practice, Hodgson Russ LLP
William Turkovich, Senior Associate, Tax Practice, Hodgson Russ LLP
Alan Laurita, Partner, Oil & Gas Practice Leader, Hodgson Russ LLP

12.30 – 1.15 Panel Discussion: Environmental best Practice Update

Jim Willis, Editor, Marcellus Drilling News
Chad McCutcheon, Communications Professional, McCutcheon Enterprises, Inc.
Joe Greco, President, Beg Group LLC
Melissa Hamsher, Vice President Health, Safety, Environmental & Regulatory, Eclipse Resources
1.15 – 1.20 Closing Remarks – Daniel Creasey – CEO – 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.**

Video Content

 Video content will be available after the event

Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

Kerr Pumps & FlowValveUS Well Services


Gold Sponsors

Blueracer MidstreamChemplex Solvay GroupEclipse ResorucesMarcellus Drilling NewsNaborsWilliams


Silver Sponsors

Hodgson RussTrumbull Energy ServicesTotal Safety


Bronze Sponsors

Nacelle


Venue

Westin Convention Center - Pittsburgh

The Westin Convention Center, Pittsburgh

1000 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh,
PA,
15222

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