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SHALE INSIGHT 2016 Program



10:00 am – 8:00 pm Registration Open
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Welcome Reception
Sponsored by Cohen & Grigsby, P.C.



7:00 am – 6:30 pm Registration Open
7:30 am – 8:30 am Networking Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
7:30 am – 6:30 pm Natural Gas Use Marketplace
Sponsored by Repsol Oil & Gas USA, LLC
8:30 am – 10:00 am Welcome to SHALE INSIGHT™ 2017

CEO Perspective: Positioning the Marcellus and Utica as a World Class Shale Play
Sponsored by Chevron

Rebuilding America though Affordable and Abundant Energy: Manufacturing and Consumer Products
Sponsored by Chesapeake Energy

10:00 am – 10:45 am Networking Break in Exhibit Hall
10:15 am – 12:15 pm The Business of Managing the E&P Water Life Cycle
Sponsored by Woodard & Curran
11:00 am – 12:15 pm Breakout Sessions

Managing Attorney General Investigations: Increased State Environmental Enforcement and How You Can Survive
Sponsored by Post & Schell, P.C.

Managing Protests Effectively: Working with Law Enforcement to Safely Manage Demonstrations
Sponsored by Eclipse Resources Corporation

Mike Hutson,Trooper
Pennsylvania State Police

Pipeline Development Disputes: Where is the Litigation Taking Us?
Sponsored by K&L Gates LLP

Regulatory Update: Tracking the Ever-Changing Regulatory Environment in the Appalachian Basin
Sponsored by Babst Calland

12:15 pm – 2:00 pm Luncheon
Sponsored by Halliburton
Getting Gas to Market: Economics and Infrastructure
Sponsored by XTO Energy
Just the Facts: Public Health and the Shale Industry
Sponsored by MarkWest Energy Partners, L.P./MPLX LP
2:15 pm – 3:15 pm Networking Break in Exhibit Hall
2:15 pm – 5:15 pm Technology Showcase
Sponsored by Ben Franklin Shale Gas Innovation and Commercialization Center

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Paul Ziemkiewicz, Ph.D, Director, Water Research Institute
West Virginia University
William J. Hall, CPG, Director
Shale Gas Innovation and Commercialization Center
Ben Franklin Technology PArtners
Presenting Companies
CEGEN Green Energy LLC
PetroMar Technologies, Inc.
Quiet Professional Solutions, LLC
Simtable, LLC
Tensar International Corporation
Tri-Force Consulting Services, Inc.
TZero Research & Development
West Virginia University

3:30 pm – 4:45 pm Breakout Sessions

The Future of Unconventional Drilling: Marcellus, Utica and What’s Next?

Wage and Hour Litigation Wave: How to Avoid Common Mistakes in Paying Employees and Independent Contractors
Sponsored by Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

Gina M. Ameci, Esq., Shareholder
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
Christian Antkowiak, Esq., Labor Litigator
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

Water and Waste Management: The State of Water and Waste Treatment and Disposal in the Appalachia Basin
Sponsored by Fluid Recovery Services LLC

Kathryn Klaber, Managing Partner
The Klaber Group
Devesh Mittal, CEO

Women in Energy: Success Built on Leadership
Sponsored by BakerHostetler

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Networking Reception in Exhibit Hall



7:00 am – 1:00 pm Registration Open
7:30 am – 8:30 am Networking Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
7:30 am – 12:45 pm Natural Gas Use Marketplace
8:30 am – 10:00 am Welcome Back to SHALE INSIGHT™ 2017

The New EPA: Fostering Responsible Environmental Protection and Freedom for American Business
Sponsored by Southwestern Energy

Pipelines to Prosperity II: Challenges, Opportunities, and Lessons Learned

10:15 am – 11:30 am Breakout Sessions

From Buzz to Banks: Better Insight for Better Endangered Species Planning
Sponsored by Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc.

Daniel A. Maltese, Vice President and Corporate Ecological Services Practice Lead
Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc.
Robert McHale, PG, Manager of Environmental Regulatory Affairs
MarkWest Energy Partners, L.P.
W. Parker Moore, Esq., Principal
Beveridge & Diamond P.C
Pamela Shellenberger, Fish and Wildlife Biologist
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Randy Wilgis, Executive Vice President, Strategic Solutions
Resource Environmental Solutions (RES)

Innovation and the Oil & Gas Industry: They DO go together!
Sponsored by Deloitte

Leveraging the Appalachian Region’s Abundant Natural Gas Resources as a Catalyst for Economic Growth

Recent Appalachian Court Rulings: Emerging Issues in Eminent Domain, Dormant Mineral Rights and Royalty Issues
Sponsored by Jackson Kelly PLLC

Michael P. Leahey, Esq., Member
Jackson Kelly PLLC
Clay K. Keller, Esq., Member
Jackson Kelly PLLC
Elizabeth B. Elmore, Esq., Member
Jackson Kelly PLLC
Brian Jett, Esq., Associate Attorney
Jackson Kelly PLLC

Staying Ahead of the Game: The Importance of Utilizing Grassroots in Local Communities

11:30 am – 12:45 pm Luncheon

Making America Energy Independent
Sponsored by Range Resources Corporation

Conference Closing Remarks