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

Tuesday, January 24

5:00 pm

Opening Reception

Wednesday, January 25

7:30 am

Registration, Breakfast & Networking

Sponsored by:

8:30 am

Welcome & Opening Remarks

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

8:35 am

Opening Keynote: The Markets Evolve

Sponsored by:
Cianbro

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.

Moderator: Paul Hart, Editor-in-Chief, Midstream Business, Hart Energy


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.

Moderator: Peggy Williams, Editorial Director, Hart Energy


10:00 am

Networking Break

Sponsored by:
Archrock


10:40 am

Spotlight: Adding Infrastructure

Sponsored by:
OSI Soft   Rovisys

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.

Moderator: Joe Markman, Senior Editor, Hart Energy


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.

Moderator: Leslie Haines, Executive Editor-at-Large, Hart Energy


12:00 pm

Networking Luncheon


1:30 pm

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.

Moderator: Paul Hart, Editor-in-Chief, Midstream Business, Hart Energy

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

1:50 pm

Spotlight: Demand-Side Developments

Sponsored by:

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

Moderator: Leslie Haines, Executive Editor-at-Large, Hart Energy


2:10 pm

Panel: Utica Rising

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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?

Moderator: Joe Markman, Senior Editor, Hart Energy


2:45 pm

Networking Break


3:15 pm

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.

Moderator: Peggy Williams, Editorial Director, Hart Energy


3:35 pm

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.

Moderator: Leslie Haines, Executive Editor-at-Large, Hart Energy


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.

Moderator: Paul Hart, Editor-in-Chief, Midstream Business, Hart Energy


4:40 pm

Networking Reception

Thursday, January 26

7:30 am

Registration, Breakfast & Networking


9:00 am

Welcome & Opening Remarks

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

9:05 am

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.

Sponsored by:

Moderator:Paul Hart, Editor-in-Chief, Midstream Business, Hart Energy


9:35 am

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.

Moderator: Peggy Williams, Editorial Director, Hart Energy


10:00 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.

Moderator: Joe Markman, Senior Editor, Hart Energy


10:40 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.

Moderator: Leslie Haines, Executive Editor-at-Large, Hart Energy


11:00 am

Conference Adjourns


Agenda content and timeline subject to change