Check back regularly for SHALE INSIGHT™ 2018 program developments. Schedule is subject to change.



8:00 am – 8:30 pm Registration Open
Sponsored by IUOE Local 66
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm Pre-Conference Workshops
Kick off SHALE INSIGHT™ 2018 with a Pre-Conference Workshop or the Technology Showcase. During the Pre-Conference Workshops, subject matter experts will provide interactive demonstrations and presentations that will dive deeper into complex technical topics within the oil and gas industry. The Technology Showcase will provide suppliers of emerging technologies an opportunity to introduce their innovation to the natural gas producer, midstream/pipeline, downstream and service community. Opportunities for participation and Q&A will be facilitated during each session to enhance the growth and learning experience. Separate registration is required for pre-conference sessions at a nominal fee.

Energy Transactions in the Marcellus and Utica Shales: Where have we been? Where are we going?
Sponsored by Steptoe & Johnson

Reducing Methane Emissions: How State and Federal Agencies are Regulating Methane Emissions
Sponsored by Woodard and Curran

Technology Showcase
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6:00 pm – 8:30 pm Welcome Reception
Sponsored by Seneca Resources, Builders Guild of Western Pennsylvania, Steamfitters Local #449 and Mechanical Contractors Association of Western Pennsylvania

Join SHALE INSIGHT™ 2018 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.



8:00 am – 5:00 pm Registration Open
Sponsored by IUOE Local 66
8:30 am – 9:15 am Continental Breakfast
9:15 am – 10:45 am General Sessions

SHALE INSIGHT™ 2018 Kick-off

State of the Energy Industry Today

Exploring the Utica Shale Play’s Vast Potential and Global Impact
Sponsored by XTO Energy

Maximizing Opportunity for Natural Gas Electric Generation Plants in the Appalachian Basin

10:45 am – 11:45 am Networking Break in Exhibit Hall
Producer | Pipeline | End Use Showcase
University Research Lounge
11:45 am – 1:45 pm Luncheon
Sponsored by Washington County Chamber of Commerce

General Sessions

Getting Gas to Market: Current Economics, Emerging Opportunities and Pipeline Infrastructure
Sponsored by Chevron

Pipelines to Prosperity II: Challenges, Opportunities and Lessons Learned
Sponsored by Dominion

1:45 pm – 2:45 pm Networking Break in Exhibit Hall
Producer | Pipeline | End Use Showcase
University Research Lounge
3:00 pm – 4:15 pm Breakout Sessions

Emerging Topics in Oil and Gas Litigation: How Underground Trespass, Royalties and Other Issues Impact the Growth of Shale Plays
Sponsored by K&L Gates

Is Natural Gas Development Affecting Public Health?
Sponsored by Babst Calland

Landslide Impacts In and Out of the Field
Sponsored by Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc.

The State of Water and Waste Technologies for Management, Treatment and Disposal
Sponsored by Fluid Recovery Services

4:15 pm – 5:15 pm Happy Hour in Exhibit Hall
Sponsored by Chesapeake Energy
5:30 pm – 11:00 pm Open Night



8:00 am – 1:00 pm Registration Open
Sponsored by IUOE Local 66
8:30 am – 9:00 am Continental Breakfast
12:15 pm – 2:00 pm General Session

Welcome Back to SHALE INSIGHT™ 2018

Industrial Cybersecurity: How will Advanced Threats Affect You?

10:00 am – 11:15 am Breakout Sessions

Ambient Air Monitoring for Shale Gas Operations: What You Need to Know and How to Manage Risks
Sponsored by Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott LLC

Incorporating Cultural Planning and Successful Consultation Practices into Oil and Gas Permitting Projects
Sponsored by Southwestern Energy

11:15 am – 12:00 pm Networking Break in Exhibit Hall
Producer | Pipeline | End Use Showcase
University Research Lounge
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Luncheon
Sponsored by Halliburton

General Sessions

Reducing Energy Poverty with Natural Gas: Changing Political Business and Technology Paradigms

America First: Leveraging Growing Energy Independence to Negotiate a Better Global Deal
Sponsored by Range Resources

Conference Closing Remarks