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Shale Exchange Workshop on October 29-31 in Pittsburgh

Shale Exchange Workshop to Highlight Emerging Technologies and Business Opportunities on October 29-31 in Pittsburgh

9/23/14 Des Plaines, IL

Compelling economic and environmental benefits are driving market demand for shale gas, but thought leadership is needed to ensure safe, economical, and responsible development. Energy professionals, technical experts, and potential business partners will gather at the Shale Exchange Workshop on October 29-31, 2014 in Pittsburgh, PA to share knowledge, ideas, and technologies that can drive successful shale development and optimize local and global opportunities.

This newly-introduced workshop from Gas Technology Institute (GTI), a leading natural gas research, development, and training organization, focuses on regional and international challenges and opportunities and environmentally responsible development. The workshop will bring together producers, international shale lease holders, service providers, government officials, national labs, universities, and investors.

Day 1 will inform the audience with presentations on the U.S. experience and how these learnings can be applied to international shale markets. Featured presenters include Dave Spigelmyer, President, Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC); Michael Krancer, Partner at Blank Rome law firm and previous Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP); Chuck Whisman, Vice President and US Oil and Gas Operations Manager at CH2M HILL; and Vello Kuuskraa, President of Advanced Resources International (ARI) and a research pioneer on the topic of worldwide unconventional gas resources. A panel discussion on international shale challenges will feature speakers from China, Mexico, and others. A Question and Answer Forum will provide thought leadership on business, economic, and technical issues.

Through dissemination of the latest technology innovations, attendees will learn about new and progressing solutions that help to sustain the environment while realizing the value of shale gas. Joe Frantz, Vice President of Engineering of Range Resources, will give the Keynote Address on Day 2, on the State of the Shale Gas Industry in the Marcellus Shale Play.

Morning sessions will engage attendees with presentations from Dan Mueller, Director of Natural Gas Exploration and Production for the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), discussing environmental challenges; and Gary Slagel, Government Affairs Specialist for Steptoe & Johnson, a legal firm with energy expertise, will present a regulatory perspective.

Afternoon sessions include candid, interactive panels on environmental issues, solutions and emerging technologies. A site visit to a well services company for a first-hand review of field facilities and equipment is another afternoon option.

Day 3 offers site visits to see well pad drilling and hydraulic fracturing operations, gas treatment, water treatment and pipeline facilities. Throughout the workshop, an exhibition will showcase new products and services. Networking sessions and receptions will provide opportunities to connect with industry colleagues and engage in ongoing dialogue.

More details on the agenda and registration can be found online at www.gastechnology.org/ShaleExchange

About Gas Technology Institute (GTI)
GTI is a leading research, development and training organization that has been addressing the nation's energy and environmental challenges by developing technology-based solutions for consumers, industry, and government for more than 70 years.

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