Sponsored by Repsol Oil & Gas USA, LLC

As part of the SHALE INSIGHT™ 2018 Conference, the Marcellus Shale Coalition’s (MSC) Research Collaborative will host the annual Technology Showcase which provides suppliers of emerging technologies an opportunity to introduce their innovations to the natural gas producer, midstream/pipeline, downstream and service community. The 2018 Technology Showcase will take place on October 23, 2018, at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, PA from 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm.


Shawn Bennett, Deputy Assistant Secretary Office of Oil and Natural Gas,
United States Department of Energy
Eric Mahroum, Senior Advisor on Minority Business,
Office of Economic Impact and Diversity

Keynote Speaker

Joe Frantz, PE, Vice President, Engineering Technology,
Range Resources

The Importance of Innovation in the Natural Gas Industry

Paul Ziemkiewicz, Ph.D., Director, Water Research Institute,
West Virginia University

Shawn Bennett, Deputy Assistant Secretary Office of Oil and Natural Gas,
United States Department of Energy
Joe Frantz, PE, Vice President, Engineering Technology,
Range Resources
Sarah Smyth, IT Solutions Delivery Supervisor,

Presenting Companies

Blair Air Systems Inc.

Jim and Marlene Blair, Owners

The Blair Air System is a Zero Emissions motor that harnesses energy from a flowing gas stream to generate compressed air to operate pneumatic devices. As a result, it prevents pneumatic instruments from venting methane, a potent greenhouse gas. The unit does not consume or combust any fuel and does not require electricity. It simply uses low and intermittent differential gas pressure across a piston, and this drive gas is routed back into the flow line, making it a closed system with no venting. This mechanical package is fully autonomous and can be operated without the use of a control system.

Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc.

Rick Celender, RLA, C.E.T., CPESC, CPSWQ, Vice President and Director of sUAS Operations

This Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) comes equipped with an optic gas imaging (OGI) camera for detection of methane for compliance with USEPA and PADEP methane detection requirements.

EcoVapor Recovery Systems

Mike McMahon, Chief Executive Officer

The flash gas and vapors from oil storage tanks get pushed through EcoVapor’s patented reactor vessel to turn free oxygen into carbon dioxide and water vapor. It can take as much as 50,000 ppm oxygen concentration in the gas stream and output as low as 0.2 ppm—well below the pipeline specifications for oxygen levels.


Dr. Wei Zhang, PE, Ph.D., Senior Technology Manager Sperry Drilling Services, Halliburton

This fully rotating push-the-bit rotary steerable system is capable of delivering high DL well profiles up to 15°/100. It is high RPM-capable (400 RPM) for performance drilling and compatible with SDS EM telemetry systems; downlink commands to RSS are handled through EM (no rotary/pumps commands). The system features the latest technology and downhole processing power, allowing it to take the first step toward automation.

Javins Corporation

Brooks Javins, President

This directional drilling pneumatic down-the-hole hammer drill, which is patented by Javins Corporation, has a 12 foot long drilling assembly. The prototype tool is designed to operate in 7-7/8″OD – 8-7/8″OD hole sizes. The directional drilling hammer is used in air, air/mist, hard rock, and under-balanced target drilling. There is no need for a down-hole drilling motor; the drill bit is rotated by the directional drilling hammer and features rates of build from 1/2 degree per 100 feet measured depth to 10 degree per 100 feet measured depth.


Meade Lewis, Founder and Chief Executive Officer

mlQroTech offers a solution to pipeline leakage as a whole through an all-in-one device that monitors the most important variables in pipeline longevity. It wirelessly transmits this data to a cloud computing cluster, where it is analyzed time and time again by neural network-backed artificial intelligence that can predict pipeline leaks with a projected 96 percent accuracy.


Mothusi Pahl, Co-Founder and Chief Commercial Officer

Maintaining a turnkey understanding of oil & gas operations is challenging and time-consuming. Essential information is usually scattered between remote sites, field offices and corporate HQ, but what’s “essential” to key personnel is constantly changing. Ondaka solves this problem by making industrial knowledge instantly accessible by utilizing proprietary artificial intelligence technology that merges physical asset data (VR-quality images) with informational asset data (drawings, GIS files, IOT, SCADA, etc.), creating a unified record of industrial realty. The information is presented with visual context and automated deep insights. It is uniquely labeled, securely stored, and instantly accessible to clients on a global platform. Delivering integrated asset visualization and AI-driven data surfacing, Ondaka drives top-line growth by getting innovative end-users and stakeholders, like Energy Transfer Partners, Andeavor and Schlumberger, to better decisions faster

Trakopolis loT Corp.

Ted Duffield, Chief Revenue Officer

The ConneXt LoneWorker solution combines visibility of location, personal detector status and, if applicable, vehicle telematics over sophisticated, cloud-based software to keep lone workers and administrators connected while delivering data for real-time risk assessment as well as later analysis and trending. The ConneXt LoneWorker uses Honeywell’s MicroRAE portable gas detectors paired with a vehicle-mounted router with cellular/satellite communication to send safety managers real-time recurring status messages, including up to four active gas levels, TWA levels, STEL alarms, and more than 20 additional sensor outputs. The device’s critical messages are received by Trakopolis within 30 seconds, regardless of cellular coverage. Additionally, with telematics enabled, the gateway device now becomes part of a fleet management system, transmitting data from both the engine and the MicroRAE gas detector every minute.