Last Chance to Join MDN at Pittsburgh Industry Summit on March 25

Oil & Gas AwardsThe 3rd Annual Northeast Oil & Gas Awards event is now just two weeks away. This is a final shout-out to MDN readers and our exclusive offer to you: Attend the Industry Summit during the day for free, saving you $199 (see details for how to signup here: Exclusive for MDN Readers: Attend Pittsburgh O&G Industry Summit FREE). MDN editor Jim Willis will moderate two of the panel discussions during the Industry Summit. During the evening our industry’s top performers in a number of categories will be honored at an invitation-only dinner. This year’s Guest of Honor will be Lou D’Amico, president of the Pennsylvania Independent Oil and Gas Association (PIOGA). Below we have a copy of the program for Industry Summit, a list of the categories in which companies compete for recognition, and the list of companies that are this year’s finalists, up for the top prize in each category…

Northeast Industry Summit – Pittsburgh, March 25

08.00 – 08.50 REGISTRATION AND COFFEE – SPONSORED BY – TOTAL EQUIPMENT

08.50 – 09.00 OIL & GAS AWARDS WELCOME – MARC BRIDGEN, CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER, OIL & GAS AWARDS

09.00 – 09.20 KEYNOTE ADDRESS – US CHAMBER OF COMMERCE INSTITUTE FOR 21ST CENTURY ENERGY

09.20 – 10.20 PANEL DISCUSSION: THE UNCONSTITUTIONAL REGULATION OF THE OIL & GAS INDUSTRY – LAWMAKING THROUGH LITIGATION

– Federal overreach
– Change of definition for waters
– Clean air act
– EPA, US Fish & Wildlife capitulation to lawsuits by environmental organizations
– Intersection between federal and state regulators

MODERATOR: Kevin Sunday, Manager of Governmental Affairs, Pennsylvania Chamber of Commerce

SPEAKERS:

Mike Krancer, Partner, Blank Rome
Danny Spitzer – Partner – Hodgson Russ
Chris Faulkner – CEO – Breitling Energy Corporation
Matthew Morrison – Partner – Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

10.20 – 10.45 COFFEE AND NETWORKING

10.45 – 11.30 PANEL DISCUSSION: MINIMIZING ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT THROUGH INNOVATIVE WATER MANAGEMENT, WELL SITE CONSTRUCTION AND LOGISTICS

– Recycling flowback and produced water trends
– Using pipelines/ innovative ways to deliver water
– New EPA air standards, strategies for compliance, how do we minimze VOC’s and NOx’s
– Minimizing erosion when constructing a well pad or laying pipeline
– Reducing the number of truck trips to/from well pad

MODERATOR: Jim Willis – Editor – Marcellus Drilling News

SPEAKERS:

Melissa Hamsher – VP of HSE and Regulatory – Eclipse Resources
Lauren Parker, Principal, Civil Environmental Consultants, Inc. (CEC)
Greg Stewart, Permitting Manager, PennEnergy Resoruces, LLC

11.30 – 11.45 HSE SPOTLIGHT PRESENTATION: CLEAN FLEET®: ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS OF ELECTRIC POWERED WELL STIMULATION

SPEAKER: JARED OHRING – DIRECTOR OF TECHNOLOGY – US WELL SERVICES

11.45 – 12.00 HSE SPOTLIGHT PRESENTATION: CHANGING THE INDUSTRY ONE INNOVATION AT A TIME

SPEAKER: MARK STANLEY – CEO – THEMARK CORPORATION

12.00 – 1.00 LUNCH AND NETWORKING

1.00 – 1.20 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: WHY SHOULD EVERYONE CARE ABOUT INFRASTRUCTURE DELAYS?

CANDYCE FLY LEE, ENGINEERING & CONSTRUCTION DIRECTOR OF PROJECTS, WILLIAMS

1.20 – 2.00 PANEL DISCUSSION: HEALTH & SAFETY

– Movement to require safety certification for all workers – do you require it?
– The latest standards from OSHA
– Training local first responders – whose role is it?
– Best practice for reducing accidents
– Learning from incidents
– The role of risk management in H&S

MODERATOR: Jim Willis, Editor, Marcellus Drilling News

SPEAKERS:

Charlie Dixon, Safety and Workforce Director, Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program (OOGEEP)
Frank Harrison – President – Areion Energy

2.00 – 2.15 HSE SPOTLIGHT PRESENTATION: CULTIVATING A SAFETY CULTURE

SPEAKER: MARK HANSEN, VP OF HEALTH SAFETY & ENVIRONMENTAL, FTS INTERNATIONAL

2.15 – 2.30 HSE SPOTLIGHT PRESENTATION: INNOVATION IN THE TRUCKING INDUSTRY TO REDUCE EMISSIONS AND INCREASE SAFETY,

SPEAKER: JEFF STEVENS, SPECIALTY MARKETS DIRECTOR, KENWORTH TRUCKS

2.30 – 2.50 COFFEE AND NETWORKING

2.50 – 3.30 PANEL DISCUSSION: PLANNING AND UNDERSTANDING THE SUCCESS OF A CSR INITITATIVE

– How best to evaluate what initiative to undertake
– The cost of delivery, man hours and financial contributions
– Visibility
– Measuring the effectiveness of an initiative

MODERATOR: David Wells, Publisher, Pennsylvania and Marcellus Business Central

Speakers:

Rhonda Reda, Executive Director, Ohio Oil & Gas Energy Education Program
Helen Humphries, Senior Communications Specialist, Williams Company
Chris Faulkner, CEO, Breitling Energy Corporation
Pamela Faggert, Chief Environmental Officer and VP of Compliance, Dominion Transmission

3.30 – 3.40 CLOSING REMARKS: MARC BRIDGEN, CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER, OIL & GAS AWARDS

3.40 – 4.30 DRINKS RECEPTION AND CLOSE OF INDUSTRY SUMMIT

List of categories in which companies (and individuals) compete for recognition:

Award for Drilling Excellence
Award for Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility
Award for Geophysical Excellence
Award for Excellence in Health & Safety
Award for Excellence in Well Completion
Breitling Energy Future Industry Leader
Construction Company of the Year
Corporate Consultancy of the Year
E&P Company of the Year
Engineering Company of the Year
General Industry Service Award
Industry Leader
Industry Supplier of the Year
Law Firm of the Year
Manufacturer of the Year
Midstream Company of the Year
New Technology Development of the Year
Oilfield Services Company of the Year
Operational Consultancy of the Year
Recruitment Agency of the Year
Risk Management Company of the Year
The Oil & Gas Financial Journal Transaction of the Year
Trucking Company of the Year
VZ Environmental Award for Excellence in Environmental Stewardship
Water Management Company of the Year

The list of finalists who will be recognized at the gala dinner:

  • Access Midstream
  • ARCADIS
  • ARM Group Inc.
  • Astro Thermal Tec Ltd.
  • Avatar Management Services, Inc.
  • Baker Hughes
  • Beemac Trucking
  • Bilfinger Westcon Inc.
  • BOND
  • Calfrac Well Services
  • Casco USA
  • CDM Resource Management LLC
  • Cenergy, LLC
  • CIANBRO
  • Cinco Energy Management Group
  • Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc.
  • Crestwood Midstream Partners LP
  • Davis Law Group
  • Dominion
  • Dresser-Rand
  • E.S. Wagner Company
  • Eclipse Resources
  • Entech Engineering
  • Environmental Tank & Container
  • EOG Resources
  • Evets Oil & Gas Construction Services
  • Fortis Energy Services
  • Gulfport Energy Corporation
  • Halliburton
  • Hill International Trucks, LLC
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • IPC Energy Services
  • JC Fodale Energy Services
  • Keystone Clearwater Solutions
  • Keystone Pure Water Tech Inc.
  • Kibbe Oil & Gas Field Services
  • Lauttamus Communications
  • Leo’s All Season Vehicles, Inc.
  • Lifline
  • MAC Safety
  • McCutcheon Enterprises, Inc.
  • McTish, Kunkel & Associates
  • Momentum
  • Mountaineer Keystone Holdings, LLC
  • Mustang Oilfield Services, LLC
  • NavPort
  • New Pig Energy
  • NiSource Midstream
  • Noise Solutions
  • Orion Drilling
  • Packers Plus
  • Pioneer Energy Services
  • Range Resources
  • Rice Energy Inc.
  • Scientific Drilling International
  • Shalewater Solutions
  • Southwestern Energy Company
  • Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
  • Superior Glove Works
  • TekSolv
  • The Great Lakes Construction Co.
  • Total Equipment Company
  • Total Safety
  • U.S. Well Services, LLC
  • Unimin Corporation
  • Warren Resources, Inc.
  • Worthington Industries
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