2016 Marcellus-Utica Midstream Conference
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January 27, 2016
Opening Keynote: The Markets Evolve
Dominion is pushing to grow natural gas markets both at home and abroad for Appalachian production. Learn the latest about the progress at Cove Point and the Atlantic Coast Pipeline from this leading operator.
- Donald R. Raikes, Senior Vice President, Dominion Transmission Inc. — Presentation not released
Panel: The Utica's Growing Presence
The Utica Shale/Point Pleasant is becoming a major play as it grows in size and scale, stretching from its origins in eastern Ohio into southwestern Pennsylvania and northern West Virginia. This panel will discuss the impacts of this massive resource development on near-term appraisal decisions as well as its long-term effects on the nation's gas-supply picture.
- Mark Eisenhower, Vice President of Strategic Planning and Development, Aspire Energy of Ohio
- Rick Simmers, Chief, Oil and Gas Resources Management, Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Operator Spotlight: Meeting Demand
The shortage of storage capacity in the Marcellus and Utica places constraints on meeting on-time demand. Crestwood Equity Partners is one of the key players linking producers with utility and power generation customers through its Northeast Marcellus operations, which include the North/South and MARC I gathering and Stagecoach, Steuben, Seneca Lake and Thomas Corners storage facilities. They will discuss how these assets fit into the play and are helping the Marcellus and Utica grow.
- Mark Mitchell, Senior Vice President, Crestwood Midstream Partners
Infrastructure Spotlight: Pennsylvania As An Energy Hub
Production volumes from the Marcellus and Utica are dramatically reshaping the national grid. Learn the latest on the impacts of this historic shift on regional, continental and overseas markets.
- Porter Bennett, President & CEO, Ponderosa Advisors LLC
Operator Spotlights: Coming Together, MPLX & MarkWest
MPLX, one of the largest petroleum pipeline companies in the U.S., and MarkWest, the region's leader in gathering, processing and fractionation services, come together after their groundbreaking merger. They will highlight their growth opportunities in the region and the role they will play in the continued build out.
- Craig Pierson, President, Marathon Pipe Line LLC
- Scott J. Garner, Vice President, Corporate Development and JV Management, MarkWest
Finance Panel: The Midstream, Capital & The Future
Despite the current doldrums in the natural gas sector, midstream investments remain attractive. Learn why the Appalachian region continues to be a particular bright spot in the midstream world, and how pricing, takeaway capacity needs and production growth from the Marcellus and Utica plays are spurring interest from capital providers.
- Sunil Sibal, Senior MLP/Energy Infrastructure Analyst, Seaport Global Securities — Presentation not released
- Rick Notarianni, Senior Analyst, Energy Insights, McKinsey & Co. — Presentation not released
Operator Spotlight: Wide-Ranging Solutions
The lack of adequate takeaway capacity has contributed to significant basis differentials and creating opportunities for natural gas liquids export in a number of producing areas in the Appalachian Basin. Learn what lies ahead for this leading Marcellus operator as it works toward solutions for selling its production.
- Elie G. Atme, Vice President, Marketing and Midstream Operations, Range Resources Corp.
Roundtable: New England's Need For Gas Pipelines
The Northeast and New England markets are the demand centers for the Marcellus and Utica shales, but headwinds persist in laying the pipe necessary to fully open up these markets. This roundtable will discuss the challenges and opportunities the Northeast presents to the Appalachian Basin.
- Thomas M. Kiley, President and CEO, Northeast Gas Association — Presentation not available
- Kurt Krieger, Principal, Steptoe & Johnson — Presentation not available
Analyst Spotlight: The Appalachian Resource Base
This detailed look at the resource base of the Marcellus and Utica plays delves into the impact of commodity prices on upstream economics, and the implications for midstream operators.
- Ryan Horvat, Director, Energy Research, RS Energy Group
Operator Spotlight: Moving Liquids To Market
EnLink Midstream's Ohio River Valley operations range from condensate stabilization and natural gas compression to rail, truck and barge terminals to crude oil pipelines. Hear from this operator about its take on the market and on the sectors it is emphasizing.
- Kevin Hyatt, Vice President Commercial and Business Development, EnLink Midstream
Operator Spotlight: Ohio & West Virginia's Midstream
Pipelines are bringing jobs, taxes and economic growth to the region. A major pipeline operator in the Buckeye State discusses its recent achievements and future plans.
- Stephen L. Arata, CEO, Blue Racer Midstream LLC and Caiman Energy II, LLC
Marketing Panel: The Need For Local Markets
The lack of ethane cracking capacity in the Appalachian Basin is hindering the region's development into a true oil and gas hub. Here's a detailed look at the factors that are in play from the point of view of an operator developing an ethane cracker in the region and the potential for the Northeast petrochemical market from an expert.
- Jackie Stewart, Director, Energy & Natural Resources, FTI Consulting
- James S. Cutler, CEO, Appalachian Resins
January 28, 2016
Opening Keynote: Where The Midstream Goes From Here
The future appears bright, but questions remain over where the industry is headed as midstream goes mainstream. What levels of capital investment will be needed, which types of companies will be able to benefit, and where will the successful projects be located? How specifically will the midstream infrastructure in the U.S. Northeast be reshaped and reformed to accommodate the vast remaining potential in the Marcellus and Utica plays?
- Robin Rorick, Group Director, Midstream and Industry Operations, API
Operator Spotlight: Meeting A Producer Parent's Needs
There are tremendous advantages to the symbiotic relationship between a midstream MLP and an E&P sponsor. Hear a leading midstream operator in the Marcellus talk about how these relationships work best to ensure success.
- Rob Wingo, Senior Vice President, Midstream & Marketing, Rice Energy; Chief Operating Officer, Rice Midstream Partners
Regulatory Spotlight: Watching Washington
The regulatory and legislative environment for shale production, exports, pipeline development and other issues impacting the midstream will certainly change as the public engages with the industry over the future direction of energy use and the role of fossil fuels. Join this expert for a deep dive into the issues and an update on what is coming down the pipe in this arena.
- Matthew Hite, Vice President of Government Affairs, Gas Processors Association — Presentation not available
MLP Spotlight: Looking Ahead To Better Times
MLPs have been hard-hit by the industry downturn, but the market is complex. How are MLPs moving forward, and what concerns and risks do they need to grapple with before the sector can enjoy a resurgence?
- Emily Hsieh, CPA, Director of Global Operations, Alerian
Economic Panel: Energy's Impact On The Tri-State Region
Ten years ago, Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia were in the midst of a decades-long slump that saw a generation's worth of talent leave the area. Today, all three states are enjoying a reversal of fortunes, thanks in part to development in the Marcellus and Utica shales. Hear about the economic boost that the oil and natural gas sectors are delivering to the region.
- J. Keith Burdette, Cabinet Secretary, West Virginia Department of Commerce — Presentation not available
- Andrew R. Thomas, Executive-In-Residence, Energy Policy Center, Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University
Closing Keynote: Adding Value To NGLs
The Marcellus and Utica shales contain a high percentage of NGLs, and are located near large end-use markets in the Northeast, as well as access to additional markets in the Southeast and Gulf Coast. What value can petrochemical manufacturing add to the NGLs, especially ethane, extracted from the natural gas.
- John Hotz, Vice President, Corporate Strategy, NOVA Chemicals Corporation