January 28, 2015
Opening Keynote: Appalachia's Continuing Growth
EnLink Midstream has an expanding presence in the Utica and Marcellus plays through its Ohio River Valley operations. Its CEO provides insights on what this major midstream player sees ahead for the region.
- Barry Davis, CEO, EnLink Midstream Partners LP
Pipeline Spotlight: Rich Gas – Dry Gas
This Marcellus midstream operator has expansion plans in place to serve the specific transportation and storage needs of the play's operators.
- Edmund Knolle, Vice President, Business Development, Crestwood Midstream Partners
Finance Spotlight: Midstream Capital Markets
The industry is roiling as lower commodity prices affect every sector. Here's an expert's take on how capital markets are adjusting to the new reality, and what this means for the Marcellus and Utica regions.
- John E. O'Shea, CEO, Navigator Energy Services
Regulatory Spotlight: Regulatory & Policy Update
With the congressional elections just completed and a presidential election next year, the industry's regulatory environment is in flux. Learn how the midstream sector will likely be affected.
- John Kneiss, Director, Governmental Affairs, Stratas Advisors
Processing Panel: Continuing Improvements In Technology
The abundant gas liquids produced from the Northeast plays have created challenges and opportunities for gas processors. These panelists discuss what they see ahead.
- John Wilkinson, President and CEO, Ortloff Engineers
- Mark Sutton, President and CEO, Gas Processors Association
- Loren Pieper, Vice President, Processing Technology, Valerus
Spotlight: To Market, To Market—Where Will The Production Go?
The Marcellus and Utica form a big part of the broad gas megatrend under way in North America. The operator of the nation's largest natural gas network reviews the market for the region's growing gas and gas liquids production—and its own organic growth plans to connect producer and consumer.
- Karen Kabin, Vice President of Business Development, Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P.
Operator Spotlight: The Marcellus Evolution
MarkWest serves as the dominant gas processor and fractionator in the Marcellus and has a growing role in the Utica as well. Its COO looks at how this midstream major is changing to meet regional producers' needs.
- John Mollenkopf, COO, MarkWest Energy Partners
Spotlight: Completing The Buildout
The rugged country atop much of the Marcellus and Utica creates special environmental and right-of-way challenges for pipeline and gas plant projects. This presentation looks at how to get the work done.
- Russ Krauss, Vice President, Marketing & Research, Resource Environmental Solutions
Roundtable: The Utilities' Viewpoint
The abundant gas production coming out of Appalachia comes at the same time as new emissions standards alter assumptions about use of alternatives, such as coal and fuel oil.
- Mark James, Vice President, Economic & Business Development, American Electric Power
- Jack Lewnard, Vice President, Business Development, Chesapeake Utilities Corp.
Panel: So Near & Yet So Far
A readymade market for Marcellus and Utica natural gas lies nearby in historically underserved New England. But distance is far from the only consideration operators must consider when adding pipeline capacity to this major market. And exports to foreign lands also figure prominently in operator plans.
- Brian McKerlie, Vice President, Business Development, Spectra Energy
- Don Raikes, Vice President, Dominion Energy
Closing Spotlight: Sailing Ahead
The Mariner pipelines are entering service, providing crucial outlets for produced ethane and other gas liquids. Meanwhile, the new Allegheny Access system is moving much-needed refined products into the Marcellus-Utica.
- Hank Alexander, Vice President, Business Development, Sunoco Logistics—Presentation Not Available
January 29, 2014
Keynote Address: Meeting The Pipeline Challenge
North America enjoys an outstanding gas transmission network. But the industry faces major challenges as it repurposes existing systems and adds new capacity, thanks to the growing unconventional plays.
- Richard Hoffmann, Executive Director, INGAA Foundation
Resource Spotlight: Running Room In The Marcellus
The geologist who was among the first to recognize the Marcellus' potential as a major hydrocarbon producer sees extensive remaining potential in the play.
- Terry Engelder, PhD, Professor of Geoscience, Pennsylvania State University
Special Address: How Fracking Changed Our World
The Marcellus and Utica plays, as big as they are, are only part of the unconventional boom that has altered the course of the energy industry. A noted author and close observer of the oil and gas business provides his personal glimpse of what he sees happening in Appalachia.
- Russell Gold, Senior Energy Reporter, The Wall Street Journal, and Author of The Boom: How Fracking Ignited the American Energy Revolution and Changed the World
Spotlight: Adding Links To The Value Chain
Two of the region's biggest midstream operators plan to join forces, creating growth opportunities as they expand their service offerings to producers.
- Ryan Savage, Vice President and General Manager, Northeast Gathering & Processing, Williams
Analyst Spotlight: A Macro Look At The Marcellus-Utica
These world-class plays are altering assumptions about product supply, but they demand massive capital for full development. This expert shares his view on how Appalachia fits into broader, worldwide energy and financial markets.
- Sunil Sibal, Director & Senior MLP/Energy Infrastructure Analyst, Global Hunter Securities
Panel: Oil & Gas In The Buckeye State
The Utica continues to grow in economic and political importance, changing Ohio from a follower to a leader in the energy industry.
- Craig O. Pierson, President, Marathon Pipe Line LLC
- Scott Williams, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, Blue Racer Midstream