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 SHALE INSIGHT™ 2019 Kick-off

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


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


The Future of the Energy Industry


Connecting World Class Appalachian Production to Critical Markets

10:30 am – 11:15 am Networking Break in Exhibit Hall

University Research Showcase

11:15 am – 12:30 pm Data Management, Information Analytics and Corporate Sustainability Goal Assurance
Sponsored by Woodard & Curran

Crucial to the development and implementation of any successful Corporate Sustainability Goal Assurance Program is having relevant and comprehensive data available in a format that facilitates information analytics and promotes informed decision making. Sustainability goals have become a shareholder priority for oil and gas companies over the last five years. Setting goals based on independent siloed data streams and a dearth of information analytics makes setting and achieving Sustainability Goal Assurance an industry challenge. Our panel of experts will discuss how their companies approached creating sustainability goals, what information was most useful to align, leverage and analyze, and how they achieve justifiable assurance in reporting.

1.0 Professional Development Hour

Moderator
Matt Jones
Woodard & Curran

Panel
Sydney Hansen
Southwestern Energy

Afton Sterling, Regulatory Manager
Southwestern Energy


The Future of Unconventional Drilling: 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.


Site Safety and Benchmarking: Best Practices for Robust Site Security and Worker Safety
Sponsored by ERM

A high level of safety and security is important to the industry and it is good to understand best practices operators are employing. This session will include industry experts discussing these best practices and how they use benchmarking as a tool to improve their overall performance for both security and worker safety.


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 Professional Development Hour

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

Panel
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

12:30 pm – 2:30 pm Luncheon and General Sessions
Luncheon Sponsored by Halliburton

Sponsor Remarks
Mike Henry, Northeast Area Vice President
Halliburton


Hello from Ohio

Mary Mertz, Director
Ohio Department of Natural Resources


The American Shale Industry and Modernizing Infrastructure… A Partnership for Jobs

Panel
Jeff Nobers, Executive Director
Builders Guild of Western Pennsylvania

Steve White, Director
Affiliated Construction Trades


Environmental Protection: A Summit of Lead State Enforcers
Sponsored by MarkWest Energy Partners MPLX

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


Networking Reception Sponsor Invitation

Jeff Kotula, President
Washington County Chamber of Commerce

2:30 pm – 3:15 pm Networking Break in Exhibit Hall

University Research Showcase

3:15 pm – 4:30 pm Beyond Zoning: Other Local Government Issue 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 Professional Development Hour

Moderator
Blaine Lucas Esq.,
Attorney at Law
Babst Calland

Panel
Brent Cummings,
National Engineering Manager
TruHorizon Environmental Solutions

Jennifer Hoffman, Vice President, EHS & Regulatory
Huntley & Huntley Energy Exploration, LLC (HHEX)

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


Pipeline Development: Installation, Restoration, Monitoring and Operations
Sponsored by Geosyntec Consultants

Developing and managing all aspects of natural gas pipeline development can be challenging in the Appalachian Basin. Industry and engineering experts will share their experiences related to pipeline construction techniques, geohazard due diligence, proper restoration practices and slip remediation, and operation and monitoring programs when pipelines are in service.


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.

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Networking Reception in Exhibit Hall
Sponsored by Washington County Chamber of Commerce
5:30 pm – 9:00 pm Open Night
 

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

University Research Showcase

9:00 am – 10:45 am Technology Showcase
9:30 am – 10:45 am 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 Professional Development Hour

Moderator
Kevin Garber, Esq., Shareholder
Babst Calland


Workforce Development: An Evolving Industry needs an Evolving Workforce

11:00 am – 12:00 pm Good Morning from West Virginia

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


Women in Energy: Leaders of the American Shale Revolution

Conference Close