The 6th Annual Northeast Oil & Gas Awards Industry Summit will be complimentary for anyone to attend in 2018.
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.
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.
Clint 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.
Dick Baum – Director of Engineering – Smith & Burgess
Smith & Burgess is the industry leading Process Safety Management (PSM) engineering consulting firm that provides our clients the highest level of customer satisfaction with cost efficient and PSM compliant solutions. Formed by Dustin Smith and John Burgess in April of 2007, the firm has grown to house over 50+ process safety professionals within our Houston and Chicago offices.
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 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 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 – 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 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 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 – 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!
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. 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 – 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.
|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
Roger Clegg, Manager of Safety, Blue Racer Midstream
Dick Baum, Director of Engineering, Smith & Burgess
Joe Marecic, EH&S – Ohio River Supply Hub, Williams
|11.30 – 12.30||Legal Panel Discussion:
Social Media Best Practices for Employers
Jeffrey Same, Associate, Labor & Employment Practice, 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|
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Marcellus & Utica Growth, Threats & Opportunities Kevin Petak, Vice President, ICF
Panel Discussion 1: The Digital Well Pad
Panel Discussion 2: Health & Safety Best Practise Update
Panel Discussion3: Legal Panel Discussion
Panel Discussion 4: Environmental Best Practice Update
The Westin Convention Center, Pittsburgh
1000 Penn Ave
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