January 29, 2014
Opening Keynote: The Appalachian Super Cycle
The Williams Cos. are building out a large-scale position in the Marcellus and Utica plays, including massive projects to connect Northeast supplies to markets outside the region. Hear all about the Bluegrass Pipeline, a game-changing project driven by Williams and its partner Boardwalk Pipeline Partners. Learn more about Williams' mighty growth plans across the region, from the Constitution Pipeline to the Atlantic Sunrise and Leidy Southeast projects and more.
- Alan Armstrong, President and CEO, Williams Cos. Inc.
Private Equity Panel: Generous Capital For Midstream Growth
Appalachia offers big trends and big opportunities for midstream players, and private equity-backed firms are investing in a major way. Here's a look at how these firms are financing midstream projects across the Marcellus and Utica regions.
- Ben Davis, Partner, Energy Spectrum Capital
- Blake Webster, Director, Quantum Energy Partners
The Big Dig: Appalachian Infrastructure Ahead
Here, a leading engineering and construction firm describes efforts across Appalachia for getting hydrocarbons to users—and forecasts for yet more work to come.
- Frank Harrison, P.E., Vice President, Oil, Gas & Chemicals, Northeast Region, URS Corp.
- Rick DeCesar, Ph.D., Vice President, Appalachian Basin Midstream Services, URS Corp.
Interstate Panel: New Pipelines for Dry Gas
Major projects are in the works to link burgeoning Marcellus and Utica gas supplies to markets, and midstream firms are busy building and expanding pipelines and leveraging existing infrastructure. Learn how the long-haul business is adapting to the new reality of growing volumes of Northeastern gas. How is the national grid changing, and what role will local supply have going forward?
- Peter Terranova, Vice President, Midstream Assets and Services, UGI Energy Services Inc.
- Peter Cianci, Pipeline President, DTE Energy Co.
Operator Spotlight: Seizing Opportunities
Pittsburgh-based EQT Corp is rapidly expanding. Here's an update on the company's aggressive growth strategy for its midstream, distribution and production-marketing companies that operate in the prolific Marcellus region.
- Providing Market Options to Producers
Randall L. Crawford, Executive Vice President and President, Midstream Commercial & Distribution, EQT Corp.
Afternoon Keynote: Appalachia's Fast-Changing Markets
This expert takes apart the dynamic Northeast gas and NGL markets and delivers the latest insights on what the future holds. Learn how monster production growth is setting the stage for exports to the South, Midwest and Canada.
- The Race to Save the Northeast Market: How much pipe, when does it come online, and where do they go?
Bradley Olsen, Managing Director, Midstream Research, Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co.
LNG Spotlight: Cove Point and What it Means For The Marcellus
Richmond, Va.-based Dominion Resources Inc. has been authorized by the U.S. Energy Department to export LNG to non-FTA countries. Construction will start on liquefaction trains at the company's Cove Point facility in Maryland this year, and first product would be exported in 2017. Hear how this will impact the Appalachian region.
- Donald R. Raikes, Vice President, Dominion Transmission Inc.
Pipeline Spotlight: Kinder Morgan's Total Solution
Product flows are changing across North America, and midstream firms are responding with new and modified infrastructure. Here, midstream major Kinder Morgan Energy Partners describes its latest projects in the Appalachian Basin, including its Y-grade Utica Marcellus Texas Pipeline.
- Kinder Morgan — The Fully Integrated Midstream Solution
Chris Kral, Vice President, NGL Business Development, Kinder Morgan Products Pipeline
Pipeline Spotlight: REX In Reverse
The rapid emergence of the Marcellus and Utica plays as major gas producers threw the existing business model of Rockies Express Pipeline into a tailspin. This senior REX executive discusses how the pipeline is adjusting to the new reality of the gas transmission business.
- Matt Sheehy, President, Rockies Express Pipeline LLC
Analyst Spotlight: Deep Dive Into The Utica
Activity and results in the Utica are discussed by a leading analyst, including economics, production and recoveries. Test rates, completion practices, long-term performance and the outlook for this prolific and growing play are revealed.
- Manuj Nikhanj, Managing Director, ITG
Value-Chain Spotlight: Focus On Storage and Processing
Crestwood Midstream's merger with Inergy Midstream combined prime gas storage and processing assets in the Northeast. Learn how the new firm plans to deliver solutions to producers in the region and how it plans to expand its businesses.
- Heath Deneke, President, Natural Gas Business Unit, Crestwood Midstream Partners LP
Processing Spotlight: The Utica Build-Out
Momentum Energy Group has invested heavily in the Utica region. A flagship project is its Utica East Ohio system, which offers rich gas gathering, cryogenic processing, fractionation, NGL storage, rail loading and multiple gas and NGL redelivery options. The project is a joint venture between M3 Midstream, Access Midstream Partners and EV Energy Partners. Here's the skinny on this brand-new addition to Appalachian processing.
- Frank Tsuru, President and CEO, Momentum Energy Group Inc.
Closing Keynote: Rejuvenation & Expansion Across Appalachia
Columbia Pipeline Group companies operate about 15,000 miles of interstate natural gas pipeline and 37 storage fields, and deliver more than 1 Tcf of natural gas per year. The company is expanding its presence in the Utica and modernizing its entire system; learn the details of its plan for growth.
- The Midstream Factor — The Critical Link to Success in Emerging Shale Plays
Tony Blando, Vice President, Marketing, NiSource Midstream