Marcellus-Utica Midstream
January 24-26, 2017
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
David L. Lawrence Conv. Ctr.
Register Featured Sponsors
Stratas Advisors
Pipeliners Local Union 798Beaver ExcavatingStupp Corporation
Hosted By
Unconventional Oil & Gas CenterMidstream Business

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 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.


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


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

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


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.


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.


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.


11:00 am

Conference Adjourns


Agenda content and timeline subject to change