Marcellus-Utica Midstream
January 24-26, 2017
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
David L. Lawrence Conv. Ctr.
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2017 Marcellus-Utica Midstream Conference

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2017 Conference, Day 1

January 25, 2017

Opening Keynote: The Markets Evolve
The Marcellus and Utica have emerged as world-class plays that are reshaping the energy industry. The CEO of one of the midstream's biggest firms describes what he sees for the region's future.

Panel: Taking Marcellus To Market
The Marcellus continues to confound the industry with its breadth and scope. These midstream operators provide updates on the near-term and long-term needs of the big play's producers.

Spotlight: Adding Infrastructure
It will take a lot of new pipe and terminals to fully connect the Appalachian Basin to customers. Can contractors do it? A major contractor reviews what's happening–and what needs to happen.

Finance Roundtable: Midstream & The Markets
Despite commodity price worries, the midstream holds investor interest. These financial experts tell how operators can convert that interest into capital to pay for new infrastructure.

  • Ben Davis, Partner, Energy Spectrum Capital — Slides were not used in this session
  • Rob Wilson, CFA, Director of Research, East Daley Capital — Slides were not used in this session
  • Guillermo Sierra, Managing Director, Head of Midstream Advisory, Macquarie Capital (USA) Inc. — Slides were not used in this session

Operator Spotlight: Spectra In Appalachia
One of the region's major service providers has growth plans in place that will better connect the region's producers to major Northeast markets.

  • Robert Huffman, Director, Business Development of U.S. Transmission, Spectra Energy

Spotlight: Demand-Side Developments
What's the answer to abundant supply? New demand. The worldwide energy industry is remaking itself as the Utica and Marcellus grow in importance.

  • Greg Haas, Director, Integrated Oil and Gas Research, Stratas Advisors

Panel: Utica Rising
The Utica now produces some 3.5 billion cubic feet of natural gas and nearly 100,000 barrels of liquids. And those numbers are projected to keep rising. How will midstream operators meet the demand?

  • Marc A. Halbritter, Senior Vice President, Business Development, Blue Racer Midstream
  • Steven M. Woodward, Senior Vice President – Business Development, Antero Resources Corporation/Antero Midstream Partners LP

Spotlight: Energy's Growing Place In Appalachia
The new president and CEO of one of the region's largest oil and gas trade associations reviews how the industry is stimulating the region's economy in multiple ways.

  • Daniel J. Weaver, President and Executive Director, Pennsylvania Independent Oil & Gas Association (PIOGA)

Operator Spotlight: Plumbing The Utica
This midstream operator has worked in eastern Ohio since the early days of the Utica play, offering its customers services ranging across all phases of NGL production and sales. Learn how it sees the market today and what plans it has for the future.

  • Frank Tsuru, President and Chief Executive Officer, M3 Midstream LLC

Legal Roundtable: The Constant Of Change
Midstream operators face multiple legal and regulatory challenges, both at the national level as a new administration takes office, and locally. These attorneys focus on top issues in the sector and provide a heads-up as a new year begins.

  • Mark D. Sherrill, Partner, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan — Slides were not used in this session
  • Kurt Krieger, Principal, Steptoe & Johnson — Slides were not used in this session
  • Scott Janoe, Environmental Partner, Baker Botts LLP — Slides were not used in this session
  • Keith J. Coyle, Shareholder, Babst Calland — Slides were not used in this session

2017 Conference, Day 2

January 26, 2017

Opening Keynote: Remaking The Energy Value Chain
These energy executives describe how the Marcellus and Utica are changing not only the upstream and midstream, but the petrochemical and petroleum products segments of the energy business.

  • Shawn M. Lyon, Vice President - Operations, Marathon Pipe Line LLC — Slides were not used in this presentation
  • James Crews, Vice President of Northeast Development, MarkWest Energy Partner, L.P.

Spotlight: NGLs, Economic Development & The Keystone State
Abundant and low-cost NGLs have tremendous potential to drive manufacturing opportunities in Pennsylvania. The state has a freshly developed strategic plan that can guide it on its drive to realize benefits from this prodigious resource.

  • Denise Brinley, Special Assistant to the Secretary - Strategic Industry Initiatives, Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development Executive Office

Panel: Where Will The New Markets Be?
New markets are being created for the Appalachian plays' abundant production. This panel discussion reviews two of the more promising new markets.

  • Stuart Nance, Vice President - Marketing, Reliance Holding USA Inc.
  • Joseph Lloyd, Vice President, Operations, Panda Patriot

Project Spotlight: Cove Point Moves Ahead
The nation's second, large-scale LNG export facility is scheduled to go online this year. Here's an update on Dominion's exciting Cove Point project.