Check back regularly for SHALE INSIGHT™ 2019 program developments. Schedule is subject to change.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2019

10:00 am – 8:00 pm Registration Open
Sponsored by IUOE Local 66

5:30 pm – 8:30 pm Welcome Reception
Lead Sponsor – Seneca Resources

Supporting Sponsors – Builders Guild of Western PA, Steamfitters Local Union 449, Mechanical Contractors Association of WPA and The Association of Union Constructors

Join SHALE INSIGHT™ 2019 Conference attendees at Howl at the Moon for a high-energy live music show centered around timeless hits and current jams. Network with colleagues while enjoying a cocktail and hors d’oeuvres.For security purposes, Conference attendees will be REQUIRED to check-in at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center to obtain their official SHALE INSIGHT™ badge prior to entry at Howl at the Moon

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2019

8:00 am – 5:00 pm Registration Open
Sponsored by IUOE Local 66

8:00 am – 9:00 am Networking Breakfast
Sponsored by XTO Energy

9:00 am – 10:30 am Welcome to Pennsylvania
Sponsored by Chesapeake Energy Corporation

Sponsor Introduction
Barbara Sexton, Government Affairs Director
Chesapeake Energy Corporation

Honorable Mike Turzai, (R-28), Speaker of the House
Pennsylvania House of Representatives


CEO Fireside Chat: A Perspective from America’s Largest Natural Gas Producer
Sponsored by EQT Corporation

SHALE INSIGHT™ 2019’s opening general session kicks-off with a fireside chat featuring Toby Rice, President and Chief Executive Officer of the United States’ largest natural gas producer EQT Corporation – headquartered in the epicenter of the U.S. energy revolution. Having just completed the merger of Rice Energy into EQT and then following-up with a successful proxy battle restructuring leadership, Toby Rice will address how EQT’s new strategic plans will fuel company growth and a global competitive advantage. The CEO will highlight industry economics realized from the Appalachian Basin and the potential business opportunities that will drive return on investment from both the Marcellus and Utica shale plays. Focusing on the use of technology to track asset deployment and efficient production of natural gas, Mr. Rice will share his philosophy on why connecting with all stakeholders, including landowners, communities, employees and shareholders, is critical to realizing EQT’s full potential.

Sponsor Introduction
Michael Laffin, Vice President, Communications
EQT Corporation

Fireside Chat
Toby Rice, President and Chief Executive Officer
EQT Corporation

David Spigelmyer, President
Marcellus Shale Coalition


Connecting World Class Appalachian Production to Critical Markets
Sponsored by Equitrans Midstream Corporation

A panel of C-suite executives and economic experts will share a national and global perspective on the importance of getting U.S. gas to market and the necessary infrastructure needed to facilitate these emerging opportunities. Specifically addressing obstacles stifling the Appalachian Basin from reaching its maximum potential, the panelists will discuss why other less prolific geographical plays have garnered more attention and capital investment, how they addressed infrastructure and pipeline deficiencies and what were the keys to unlocking the necessary take-away capacity to meet the needs of existing markets and reach new markets.

Sponsor Introduction
Michael Killion, Esq., Corporate Director, Government Affairs
Equitrans Midstream Corporation

Moderator
Shawn Bennett, Deputy Assistant Secretary Office of Oil and Natural Gas
United States Department of Energy

Panel
Walter Hufford, Director of U.S. Government and Regulatory Affairs
Repsol

Michael Huwar, President
Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania (NiSource)

Justin Macken, PE, Senior Vice President – Gas Systems Planning and Engineering
Equitrans Midstream Corporation

10:25 am – 11:00 am Networking Break in Exhibit Hall

University Research Showcase

11:00 am – 12:15 pm Emerging Issues with Natural Gas Development
Sponsored by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

This session will look at some of the current and emerging issues facing natural gas development in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia including those associated with title, well plugging liabilities, piercing the corporate veil and unitization.

1.0 Continuing Legal Education Credit

1.0 Professional Development Hour

Moderator
Britt A. Freund, Esq., Member
Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

Panel
Braden Christopher, Esq., Member
Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

Andrew S. Graham, Esq., Member
Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

Brian Pulito, Esq., Member
Steptoe & Johnson PLLC


The Future of Unconventional Development: Technological Enhancements Leading to More Efficient Drilling and Completions
Sponsored by Antero Resources

Over the last ten years, advances have been made in unconventional drilling completion techniques, new technologies, and efficiencies making it possible to continue operations during a low-price market. This session will focus on specific technological improvements in the basin, including fully automated drilling processes, new gas recovery advancements, more streamlined controls and fiber optic completion packages.

1.0 Professional Development Hour

Moderator
Maribeth Anderson, Director, Government Relations
Antero Resources

Panel
McKenna Czerneski, Engineering Manager
Baker Hughes

Diana Hoff, Vice President, Operations
Antero Resources

Chelsey Hughes, Technical Sales Advisor
Halliburton


Is Safety Really A Priority?
Sponsored by Environmental Resources Management Inc. (ERM)

We often say safety is a priority, but is it? What do safety directors and other senior safety leads from 120 companies think? We can tell you based on their responses representing a collective 6.8 million employees in 22 countries. How does your company fit into the picture? U.S. companies alone spend millions each year on training, yet workplace injuries continue to result in fatalities and monetary costs of approximately $62 billion a year. Join ERM as it shares publicly for the first time the results of a global health and safety survey in which 65 percent of the respondents are from the O&G, manufacturing, power, and chemical sectors. Learn where your peers are in the journey and what it means for the future of a sustainable safety culture.

1.0 Professional Development Hour

Moderator
Patricia Kornick, Principal Consultant
Environmental Resources Management Inc. (ERM)

Panel
John Kinsella, Senior Partner
Environmental Resources Management Inc. (ERM)

Derek Mechling, CSP, Senior Project Manager
Environmental Resources Management Inc. (ERM)


Who Wants to be an Oil and Gas Lawyer?
Sponsored by K&L Gates LLP

Using an interactive game show format, the presenters will explore recent developments in oil and gas law and examine industry issues that may drive future legal developments or be litigated soon. Come prepared to be educated and entertained — and to participate in the fun.

1.0 Continuing Legal Education Credit

1.0 Professional Development Hour

Moderator
David Fine, Esq., Partner
K&L Gates LLP

Panel
Cole DeLancey, Esq., Assistant General Counsel
Cabot Oil and Gas

Anthony Holtzman, Esq., Partner
K&L Gates LLP

Lisa McManus, Esq., Vice President, Legal & General Counsel
Pennsylvania General Energy Company

Curtis Stambaugh, Esq., Assistant General Counsel
Energy Transfer Partners

 

12:15 pm – 2:10 pm Luncheon and General Sessions
Luncheon Sponsored by Halliburton

Sponsor Remarks
Mike Henry, Northeast Area Vice President
Halliburton


Hello from Ohio

Matthew Hammond, Executive Vice President
Ohio Oil & Gas Association

Mary Mertz, Director
Ohio Department of Natural Resources


Environmental Protection: A Summit of Lead State Enforcers
Sponsored by MarkWest Energy Partners, L.P. / MPLX

This unique panel session provides attendees the opportunity to hear directly from the lead environmental enforcers for the states of Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. Gain an inside knowledge of the key policies and expected impact of regulations environmentally and economically. Learn the regulatory differences between states, their decision making and compliance processes, and the future direction contemplated by each agency as they work to keep our air and water clean and safe while promoting jobs, safety and opportunity.

Moderator
Harold Rinehart, Vice President, Corporate HES&S
MPLX Gathering and Processing

Panel
Austin Caperton, Cabinet Secretary
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection

Mary Mertz, Director
Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Scott Perry, Esq., Pennsylvania Deputy Secretary
Office of Oil and Gas Management, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection


The American Shale Industry and Modernizing Infrastructure: A Partnership for Jobs
Sponsored by Energy Transfer Partners

A panel of labor and industry leaders convene to discuss game-changing job creation opportunities and how organized labor and the American Shale industry can work together to create prosperity and strength for all American workers. To make it a reality and with so much at stake, both sides of the negotiation table must partner on the front-lines to overcome headwinds from industry activists, public protests, legal battles, and onerous state and federal regulations. The leadership panel will share insights on how to best forge and overcome together these job killing roadblocks.

Moderator
Joseph McGinn, Vice President of Public Affairs
Energy Transfer Partners

Panel

Jim Gallagher, Assistant Business Manager
Steamfitters Local 420

Jeff Nobers, Executive Director
Builders Guild of Western Pennsylvania

Matthew A. Szollosi, Executive Director
Affiliated Construction Trades Ohio

Steve White, Director
Affiliated Construction Trades West Virginia


The Energy of Washington County

Jeff Kotula, President
Washington County Chamber of Commerce

2:10 pm – 3:20 pm Beyond Zoning: Other Local Government Issues Encountered By Oil and Gas Operations
Sponsored by Babst Calland

Congratulations! You successfully navigated your special exception or conditional use hearing and have received your zoning permit! With those local regulatory hurdles in the rearview mirror, it’s time to start moving dirt, right? Not so fast. Have you prepared a sound impact assessment to model projected noise levels at nearby structures? Have you implemented appropriate noise mitigation measures? Has the municipality approved your proposed plans to make your truck route passable, or is it requiring compliance with its standards for new roads in residential and commercial developments? Is the municipality insisting on permanent stormwater management controls that conflict with the state’s requirements? Will any of the proposed facilities also require a building permit, and, if so, do construction code provisions intended for residential and commercial developments make sense in the context of oil and gas development? Are the application and review fees being charged reasonable and legal? This program will provide an overview of non-zoning regulations operators encounter at the local level and address best management practices operators can implement to mitigate impacts on their projects.

1.0 Continuing Legal Education Credit

1.0 Professional Development Hour

Moderator
Blaine Lucas Esq., Shareholder
Babst Calland

Panel
Brent Cummings, Corporate Engineering Manager
TruHorizon Environmental Solutions

Jennifer Hoffman, Vice President, EHS & Regulatory
Olympus Energy

Scott Rusmisel, PE, Board of Directors
The Gateway Engineers

Krista Staley, Esq., Shareholder
Babst Calland


Dissolved Methane in Groundwater: Understanding Pre- and Post-drill Water Sampling
Sponsored by Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation

Dissolved methane in groundwater is naturally occurring in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Currently there is not an accepted testing methodology that achieves consistent and predictable results. Experts will review current methodologies and studies that have developed a standard to achieve focused results and provide insight on how operators and land owners can monitor changes to groundwater.

1.0 Professional Development Hour

Moderator
Stephen Brower, PG, Geosciences Department Manager
Environmental Standards

Panel
John Smelko, North Region Environmental and Regulatory Compliance Manager
Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation

Rock Vitale, CEAC, CEO/Principal
Environmental Standards

Lydia Work, LRS, Associate Principal Chemist
Environmental Standards


Geohazard Integrity Management Strategies for the Pipeline Life Cycle
Sponsored by Geosyntec Consultants

Identifying, evaluating, mitigating and monitoring geohazard integrity threats to natural gas pipelines in the Appalachian Basin is a challenge throughout the pipeline life cycle. Industry and engineering specialists will share their experiences implementing successful geohazard integrity threat management strategies from project planning and design, through pipeline construction and right-of-way restoration, to operational maintenance and monitoring.

1.0 Professional Development Hour

Moderator
Brian Halchak, PE, Trenchless Engineer
Williams

Panel
Jonathan Bell, PE, Senior Engineer
Williams

Logan Brant, PE, PhD, Principal Geotechnical Engineering
Geosyntec Consultants

Tony Rice, Senior Principal Geotechnical Engineer
Geosyntec Consultants


Reducing Methane Emissions:  Regulatory Drivers and Voluntary Reduction Strategies
Sponsored by Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc. 

State and federal agencies have recently implemented changes in regulations on the natural gas industry for reducing methane emissions. The industry is considering and implementing applicable regulatory requirements and, in an effort to minimize releases of a valuable commodity, are voluntarily establishing aggressive emission targets and striving to reduce emissions. This workshop will provide current regulatory perspective, both federal and state, on regulatory actions taken and being considered. It will also detail the initiatives currently being evaluated by the regulated community to control and reduce the emission of a marketable product. This workshop will provide insight on the challenges faced in developing and documenting high-quality data to support compliance demonstrations and tracking progress toward zero emission objectives.

1.0 Professional Development Hour

Moderator
Jim Cooper, Principal/Office Lead
Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc.

Panel
Leah Blinn, Principal
Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc.

Mark Gebbia, Vice President for Environmental, Permitting, and Regulatory Affairs
Williams

Matt Lamb, Vice President of Eastern Pipeline Operations
Dominion Energy

Doug Mehan, CSP, PG, Vice President, Health, Environmental & Safety
PennEnergy Resources, LLC

Kristin Ryan, Manager Environmental
Equitrans Midstream Corporation


3:25 pm – 4:10 pm Presidential Keynote Address

Introduction
Harold G. Hamm, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Continental Resources

Donald J. Trump
45th President of the United States

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2019

8:00 am – 11:00 am Registration Open
Sponsored by IUOE Local 66

8:30 am – 9:30 am Networking Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall
Sponsored by Southwestern Energy

University Research Showcase

9:00 am – 10:45 am Technology Showcase

9:30 am – 10:45 am Closing in on Closeouts
Sponsored by Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc.

This session will explore advanced techniques to determine vegetation cover, identify slip repair areas, and achieve Best Management Practice (BMP) as-built compliance for ESCGP/NPDES Permit closeouts

1.0 Professional Development Hour

Expert Lecturers
Matthew Bainbridge, Project Manager
Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc.

John Buck, SPSS, Project Manager
Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc.

Rick Celender, RLA, C.E.T., CPESC, CPSWQ, Vice President, ASLA, FAA Remote Pilot
Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc.

Bryan Hazelwood, CFI, CFII, Chief Pilot/Project Manager/FAA Commercial Pilot/FAA Remote Pilot
Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc.

Chris Langley, Senior GIS Analyst
Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc.


Immersive Education as a Stakeholder Engagement Strategy: Informing the Public Debate through the Use of Virtual Reality Tools
Presented by Penn State University

As the U.S. and world continue to transition the energy systems which provide a foundation to their economies, most public stakeholders have little direct knowledge of how the energy they so easily use, is actually produced. Connecting energy consumers, and the policy makers they ultimately influence, to a science-based immersive educational tour of how energy is sourced and delivered to them, can be very impactful in driving this now politicized debate, towards fact-based energy realities. Through the use of low cost virtual reality(VR) tools, large segments of society can now “visit” the entire energy supply chain, “see” the deployed technology, and add to a more informed energy discussion with everyone from their elected officials, to their neighbors. This session will highlight the collaborative effort between Seneca Resources, National Fuel Gas Midstream, Penn State, and others to capture 360 degree VR images and create a top quality immersive educational experience available for broad public access.

1.0 Professional Development Hour

Expert Lecturers
Rob Boulware, Director, Stakeholder Relations
Seneca Resources Company, LLC

Tom Murphy, Director
Penn State University Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research


Water and Waste Management: New Trends in Water Procurement and Treatment
Sponsored by Babst Calland

As the play has matured, trends in water procurement, management and transfers have changed with increased focus on pipeline solutions. Water-related technologies and logistics have evolved with increasing reuse of produced water. Hear from industry experts on these topics as well as the latest trends in water management, particularly related to water transfers and sharing agreements.

1.0 Continuing Legal Education Credit

1.0 Professional Development Hour

Moderator
Kevin Garber, Esq., Shareholder
Babst Calland

Panel
Matthew Ciprich, Director
Equitrans Midstream Corporation

Jay Hammond, Esq., Shareholder
Babst Calland

Kris Perritt, Environmental Specialist
REPSOL

Justin Welker, Water Operations Manager
Range Resources

11:00 am – 12:30 pm Keynote Luncheon
Sponsored by Washington County Chamber of Commerce

A West Virginia Welcome Back

Anne Blankenship, Executive Director
West Virginia Oil & Natural Gas Association

Honorable Mitch Carmichael (R-04), 
West Virginia Senate President-Lt. Governor


University Research Showcase Highlight

David Spigelmyer, President
Marcellus Shale Coalition

Matthew Hammond, Executive Vice President
Ohio Oil & Gas Association

Anne Blankenship, Executive Director
West Virginia Oil & Natural Gas Association


Climate, Poverty, Politics and the Energy Transition
Sponsored by Range Resources Corporation

The energy transition is described by some through a climate only lens: climate change is caused by human CO2 emissions; the oil industry is to blame; and the answer is wholescale government intervention in energy and economic markets. Not only is this political viewpoint myopic, it is fallacious. The actual energy transition will happen when 2.5 billion people living in energy poverty gain access to secure energy, and the environmental impacts of energy—atmospheric, air, land and water—are reduced. To accomplish the actual energy transition will require a public, non-partisan understanding of: the science, technology, and economics of energy resources; atmospheric emissions reduction; local air emission improvement; land use, mining and landfill; and full cycle water use. Rather than propagating the divisive political dichotomies of “good and bad” and “clean and dirty” it is vital that the dialog seek compromise and convergence on workable solutions in the radical middle, that difficult and impactful overlap space between energy, the economy and the environment.

Sponsor Introduction
K. Scott Roy, Senior Vice President
Range Resources Corporation

Keynote
Scott Tinker, PhD, Director, Bureau of Economic Geology
The University of Texas at Austin


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