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GTI Shale Exchange Workshop Agenda

 
Day 1: International Challenges and Opportunities
October 29, 2014, CONSOL Energy Center
  • 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
    Registration
  • 8:30 a.m. - 8:40 a.m.
    Welcome & Opening Remarks
    Patrick Findle, GTI
  • 8:40 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
    Shale Gas – Extending the Shale Revolution from the Pittsburgh Region to the World
    Eddie Johnston, V.P. of Research, GTI
  • 9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
    U.S. Shale Development Challenges
    Dave Spigelmyer, President, MSC
  • 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
    Regulatory Issues in the U.S. – International Considerations
    Michael Krancer, Blank Rome (former Secretary PADEP)
  • 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
    Break – Networking; Exhibits
  • 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
    Panel:
    Government Activities in Shale Gas Development
    Jared Ciferno, NETL
    Representatives from U.S. and State Governments
  • 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
    Market Implications of Shale Development – U.S. & International Perspective
    Chuck Whisman, CH2MHill
  • 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Lunch - Networking; Exhibits
  • 12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    Global Shale Potential
    Vello Kuuskraa, ARI
  • 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
    Panel:
    International Shale Gas Development Challenges
    Moderator: Vello Kuuskraa, ARI
    Russ Schetroma, Steptoe & Johnson
    China - TBA
    Mexico – Ariel Ramos, Haynes and Boone
    Canada - Eddy Isaacs
  • 2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    International Business Opportunities (Brief presentations from Exhibitors)
    Various Exhibitors
  • 3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Break – Networking; Exhibits
  • 3:30 p.m. - 3:55p.m.
    Building Capabilities to Meet Opportunities
    Rod Rinholm, GTI
    Joe Jacobsen, EIC
  • 3:55 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Conference Summary, Next Steps, Tour Options
    Patrick Findle, GTI
  • 4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    CONSOL Arena Tour
  • 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
    Energy Innovation Center Tour
  • 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    Networking Reception at Energy Innovation Center
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    Day 2: Environmentally Responsible Development
    October 30, 2014, CONSOL Energy Center
  • 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
    Registration
  • 8:30 a.m. - 8:35 a.m.
    Opening Remarks
    Patrick Findle, GTI
  • 8:35 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
    Keynote Address:
    State of the Shale Gas Industry in the Marcellus Shale Play
    Joe Frantz, Range Resources
  • 9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
    Environmental View: Environmental Challenges
    Dan Mueller, Environmental Defense Fund
  • 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
    Industry View: Technology Challenges
    George Stark, Cabot Oil & Gas
  • 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
    Break – Exhibits
  • 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
    Regulatory View: Regulatory Challenges
    Gary Slagel, Steptoe & Johnson
  • 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
    Panel:
    Emerging Technologies
    Moderator: Patrick Findle, GTI
    Jordan Ciezobka, GTI
    Robert Siegfried, RPSEA
    Steve Winberg, Battelle
  • 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    Lunch - Exhibits
  • 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    Panel: Water Issues & Solutions
    Water Impacts; Life Cycle Water Management; Water Treatment & Disposal; Solid Waste Issues; Beneficial Reuse
    Moderator: David Breitmayer, Wade Trim
    Radisav Vidic, University of Pittsburgh
    Dale Skoff, Tetra Tech
    Steve Hughes, Tetra Tech
  • 2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
    Panel: Shallow Subsurface Issues & Solutions
    Methane Migration; Pollution Pathways; Well Integrity
    Moderator: Chuck Whisman, CH2MHill
    Fred Baldassare, Echelon
    Rick Wardrop, GES
    Barb Kutchko, NETL
  • 2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Panel: Air Emissions Issues & Solutions
    Operations Emissions; Methane Emissions; Solutions
    Moderator: Monty Alger, PSU
    John Bradshaw, IUP
    Sabrina Spatari, Drexel
    Andrew Williams, Environmental Defense Fund
  • 3:30 p.m. - 3:40 p.m.
    Summary, Next Steps, Tour Options, Friday
    Patrick Findle, GTI
  • 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    EIC Tour
  • 7:00 p.m.
    Penguins Hockey Game - CONSOL Energy Arena (optional on your own)
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    Field Visits at Shale Development Locations
    October 30, 2014, Greene County and Meadville, PA (limited to international guests)
  • 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 (noon)
    Shale Gas Well Drilling Pad tour - Greene County, PA
    Stacey Brodak, Noble Energy
  • 12:00 (noon)
    Leave for trip to Universal Well Services - Meadville, PA
  • 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Well Field Operations, Facilities and Equipment Review at Universal Well Services
    Roger Willis, Universal Well Services
  • 3:00 p.m.
    Leave to return to Pittsburgh
    (arrive back in Pittsburgh around 5:00 pm)
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    October 31, 2014, Greene County, PA
  • 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Tour Drill Site Operation in the morning, Hydraulic Fracturing Operation in the afternoon Greene County, PA
    Brad Maddox, EQT
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    For more information about the workshop contact Patrick.Findle@gastechnology.org.​​​​​​​​​