Marcellus-Utica Midstream
January 24-26, 2017
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
David L. Lawrence Conv. Ctr.
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Stratas Advisors
S&MEColumbia MidstreamOrders Construction CompanyArchrockBeaver ExcavatingWashington County Chamber of CommerceQuorum Business SolutionsQ-InlineIUOE (International Union of Operating Engineers)Everest SciencesStupp CorporationCianbroFisher AssociatesPipeliners Local Union 798Babst CallandElite Midstream ServicesBurns & McDonnell EPCSKW (Shafer, Kline & Warren)Blue Racer MidstreamPride of the Hills ManufacturingPanelmatic
Operator Sponsors
MPLXColumbia MidstreamBlue Racer Midstream
Hosted By
Midstream BusinessUnconventional Oil & Gas Center

Conference Agenda

Tuesday, January 24

5:00 pm

Opening Reception

Wednesday, January 25

7:30 am

Registration, Breakfast & Networking

8:30 am

Welcome & Opening Remarks

  • Paul Hart, Editor-in-Chief, Midstream Business, Hart Energy

8:35 am

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.

  • Alan S. Armstrong, President and CEO, The Williams Cos. Inc.

9:00 am

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.

  • Patrick Redalen, President, Stonehenge Energy Resources II LP

10:00 am

Networking Break

10:40 am

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.

  • Harry W. New, President, Willbros Oil & Gas

11:00 am

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
  • Jim Simpson, President and CEO, East Daley Capital

12:00 pm

Networking Luncheon

1:30 pm

Spotlight: Where Will It Go?

How is the abundant gas liquids production of the Appalachian plays reshaping North America's pipeline infrastructure? The answers may be yet to come.

1:50 pm

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

2:10 pm

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?

2:45 pm

Networking Break

3:15 pm

Economics Spotlight: Boom Then Bust, What's Next?

The oil and gas business looks to come out of its extended downturn, but when? Will its players enter a new era of profitability?

3:35 pm

Operator Spotlight: Plumbing The Marcellus

Through an ambitious capital program and dropdowns from its parent, this midstream operator is expanding its services to West Virginia and Pennsylvania producers.

3:55 pm

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.

4:40 pm

Networking Reception

Thursday, January 26

7:30 am

Registration, Breakfast & Networking

8:30 am

Welcome & Opening Remarks

  • Paul Hart, Editor-in-Chief, Midstream Business, Hart Energy

8:35 am

Opening Keynote: Remaking The Energy Value Chain

A leading downstream executive describes how the Marcellus and Utica are remaking the petrochemical and petroleum products segments of the energy business.

  • Thomas D. O'Malley, Immediate Past Executive Chairman, PBF Energy

9:00 am

Spotlight: Is It Time In New England?

The Marcellus and Utica are a figurative stone's throw from big gas markets in New York and New England, yet regulatory and environmentalist opposition have blocked pipeline construction. Are things changing?

9:20 am

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.

10:20 am

Networking Brunch Break

11:00 am

Spotlight: What Goes In & What Goes Out

The light oils produced by the Marcellus and Utica prove problematic for refineries. This major East Coast refiner discusses how the downstream seeks to adapt.

11:20 am

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.

11:40 am

Conference Adjourns

Agenda content and timeline subject to change