Visit MDN at Shale Insight in Pittsburgh Next Week

Shale InsightBy our reckoning, the 2016 Shale Insight event being held in Pittsburgh next week (Sept. 21-22) will be MDN editor Jim Willis’ fifth consecutive Shale Insight event. In past years Jim has hung out at the NGI (Natural Gas Intelligence) booth. This year Jim and Marcellus Drilling News will have their own booth: #208 (near the entrance). Jim invites MDN readers who are attending to stop by and say hello! Jim will bribe passersby with free candy, so stop by and grab a piece! What’s that? You aren’t (yet) registered to attend Shale Insight? Let’s get that rectified right now. There are many reasons to attend, including keynote addresses by Harold Hamm, CEO of Continental Resources, and a closing keynote by none other than The Donald (as in Trump). Here’s a rundown of what’s happening next week at Shale Insight…

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– Donald J. Trump – Candidate for President of the United States, SHALE INSIGHT™ 2016 is a nonpartisan event. Invitations have been extended to major party presidential candidates.
– Harold G. Hamm – Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Continental Resources
– Gary R. Heminger – Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Marathon Petroleum Corporation
– Stacey Olsen – President Chevron Appalachia, Chevron Corporation
– Morgan O’Brien – President and Chief Executive Officer, Peoples
– Richard Harshman – President and Chief Executive Officer, Allegheny Technologies Incorporated
– Mary Taylor – Lieutenant Governor of Ohio

>> For a complete list of speakers and up to date conference program, visit:


***Rooftop Welcome Reception

Enjoy an evening on the Rooftop Terrace of the David L. Lawrence Convention Center with spectacular views of the city skyline and bridges, delicious food and beverages, and a private screening of the movie ‘Fractured’ by director and producer Mark Mathis.

***General Sessions

– A Leaders Vision of the Industry
– Connecting the Global Marketplace: Pipeline Infrastructure and Economic Impact
– Creating Market Demand: Driving End-Use of Low Cost, Abundant and Clean Burning Natural Gas
– Global View of the Gas Markets Today: Opportunities and Challenges Here and Abroad
– Pipelines to Prosperity: Challenges, Opportunities and Lessons Learned
– The Moral Case For Fossil Fuels
– Cracking the Code for Jobs: Building the Petrochemical Industry in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia
– 2016 U.S. Presidential Election: Energy, Jobs, Trade and National Security

***Technology Showcase

– Technical Workshop: Energy Infrastructure Roundtable

***Technical Sessions

– Improving Environmental, Health and Safety Performance in the Face of Challenging Market Conditions
– Navigating the Transition to the New Chapter 78(a) Regulations
– Managing Wastes in the Unconventional Industry from Generation to Disposal
– Permitting Interstate Pipelines in the Face of Significant, Organized Public Interest
– The Intersection of Compliance and Information Management
– The Sky’s the Limit: Unmanned Aircraft in the Natural Gas Industry

***Public Affairs Sessions

– Inflection Point: Supply, Demand and the Future of Work in the Tri-state Region and the Oil and Gas Industry
– Mergers, Acquisitions, and the Future of Midstream in the Marcellus/Utica Region
– Mounting Local Government Regulatory Challenges to the Industry


The exhibit hall is one of the most valued attractions at SHALE INSIGHT 2016 and offers a unique opportunity to engage with decision-makers from the industry’s largest shale developers and supply chain companies. The exhibit is a showcase of products, capabilities and innovation.

>> An interactive floor plan of the exhibit hall can be accessed by visiting: