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As part of the SHALE INSIGHT™ 2019 Conference, the MSC Research Collaborative will host the annual Technology Showcase on October 24, 2019 from 9:00 am – 10:45 am which provides suppliers of emerging technologies an opportunity to introduce their innovations to the natural gas producer, midstream/pipeline, downstream and service communities.


Applications July 26
Notifications to Presenters August 5
Presenter Materials September 9
Showcase Schedule Sent to Presenters September 23

Keynote Speakers

Steven E. Winberg, Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy
United States Department of Energy

As Assistant Secretary, Steve Winberg is responsible for the management and oversight of FE’s research and development program, encompassing coal, oil, and natural gas, as well as the Office of Petroleum Reserves. He is also the founding Chair of the MSC’s Research Collaborative.

Alan Leaver, Geophysical Advisor

Since beginning his career as a geophysicist with Amoco Canada in Calgary in the early 80’s Leaver has operated his own geophysical company in North and South America, he spent time at University of Oklahoma as a geophysical research associate, and was both the director and president of Canada’s Ontario Petroleum Institute. Following his time at OU, Leaver held the positions of manager of geophysics at East Resources, vice president of Exploration at Norse Energy, and geophysical advisor at Repsol.

Presenting Companies

Justin Mancovsky, Lead Design Engineer

The Shutter Valve™ presents the biggest design overhaul to control valves in decades. Half the size and cost of traditional globe valves, Shutter Valves reduce emissions by 97% while exceeding current valve performance. Supported by Saudi Aramco, Chevron, and OGCI, Clarke Valve brings a cost-effective, emissions-reducing technology to the industry.
The Shutter Valve is a quarter-turn control valve, with a design derived from aerospace methods for fluid control and sealing. Its unique geometry allows for a valve body that is 50%-80% smaller, lighter, and less costly than the globe valves used in 95% of industry applications today. The simplicity of this design stems from the three interlocking petals that form the adjustable aperture of each Shutter Valve. This design allows for a centralized linear stream of process fluids through the valve port – reducing the adverse impact of cavitation and pressure fluctuations.
FLIR Systems, Inc.
Richard Schutte, Regional Sales Manager

The QL320 is a quantitative optical gas imaging (QOGI) system (when paired with a FLIR GFx320) that allows surveyors to measure the leak rates for methane and other hydrocarbons. This eliminates the need for secondary sampling with a toxic vapor analyzer or similar tool. Plus, the QL320 does not require close contact with the gas in order to measure emission rates, making it a safer solution for quantifying gas leaks.
Flotek Industries, Inc.
Josh Haney, Technical Advisor

Complex nano-Fluid® chemistry technologies (CnF®) is a patented suite of nano-technologies that increase connectivity in the reservoir by modifying all capillary pressure variables, contact angle, interfacial tension and size of flow path. CnF® chemistries are based on organically derived and non-toxic solvents, which are combined with customized surfactant packages to create an optimized well treatment fluid systems. CnF® technologies are designed to address every challenge in the lifecycle of the reservoir and maximize recovery in both new and mature fields – from stimulation and completions to frac hit mitigation to remediation and enhanced oil recovery.
Gemini Shale Solutions
Chad Daloia, CEO / Founder

Barite Recovery: A Circular Economy gem in our trash heaps. Gemini believes water and waste to be a significant hurdle for the long-term sustainability of the Marcellus and Utica basin. Within current and future waste streams resides a golden opportunity to refine Barium waste into drilling grade Barite. Thus, creating a renewable resource from the currently landfilled material. Gemini’s patent pending solution hopes to continue the charge for circular economy solutions.

Gemini Shale Solutions
Chad Daloia, CEO / Founder

Gemini has created the first fully integrated and automated water management tool for Operators. The patent pending Gemini Genie meter accurately measures volumes and seamlessly communicates to a mobile/cloud application. Gemini has removed human interaction in the complex world of water hauling and created a fully integrated platform that will answer Operations, Accounting and Regulatory needs. Drivers’ drive … and Gemini does the rest.

Questor Technology Inc.
Audrey Mascarenhas, PE, FCAE, President and Chief Executive Officer

Questor’s patented technology enables us to combust any waste gas stream, rich or lean, high or low pressure, at a guaranteed 99.99% efficiency without blowers. Additionally, we can take the waste heat and use it to generate power on site with an Organic Rankine cycle (ORC) engine and treat produced water at site.
SolSpec, LLC
Bryan Crowe, Chief Operating Officer

SolSpec ROW Integrity Management is a data-driven environmental and geohazard risk analysis and modeling solution for analyzing known and potential threats to right-of-ways. A full-service offering, SolSpec’s team of data scientists and FAA-licensed pilots start by first collecting photogrammetry and LiDAR data within the right-of-way via manned or unmanned aircraft and create a baseline risk assessment with plug-and-play flight plans for ongoing monitoring of high-risk areas. Data is then processed via SolSpec’s secure cloud-based geoprocessing platform and proprietary analytical models based on analysis of over 1.7 million acres of landslides and ROW projects to create high-resolution maps and 3D models for comprehensively visualizing and quantifying risk to pipeline safety by measuring slip conditions, hydrology, erosion control, and slip potential.
West Virginia University
Lance Lin, PhD, Professor, Faculty Advisor for Engineers Without Borders

Produced aided blowdown water treatment for maximizing water reuse and saleable byproduct generation. This technology aims to utilize produced water from shale gas production in treatment of blowdown water at thermoelectric power plants. The introduction of produced water in blowdown water treatment is designed to create chemical and energy synergisms that promote generation of a product stream low in fouling potential for reuse in cooling operation and a concentrated stream of commercial value (i.e., 10-lb Brine). The proposed value of this integrated water treatment process for the E&P is to eliminate the need for produced water treatment or underground injection. Rather, produced water is used to alleviate chemical and energy burden for blowdown water treatment and generate the two useful product streams.