Marcellus Utica Midstream Conference and Exhibition @ David L. Lawrence Convention Center
Jan 27 @ 5:00 pm – Jan 29 @ 12:00 pm

Marcellus Utica Midstream Area Coverage

Attend the #1 Midstream Event Focused on the World’s Largest Natural Gas-Producing Region

Dubbed “the beast in the East,” the Marcellus and Utica shale formations are the undisputed drivers of the U.S. shale gas revolution. Now the largest natural gas-producing region in the world, both formations account for almost 40% of total U.S. natural gas production. The ramp up in production has been swift. Just four years ago, Marcellus production was just 2 Bcf/d. This year, Marcellus production is expected to surpass 16 Bcf/d. And now experts predict the Utica could be even bigger.

Perhaps the region’s biggest challenge is midstream takeaway capacity. Thousands of wells waiting completion in the Marcellus and Utica are driving unprecedented demand for new midstream assets. Major investments are being made as pipeline operators plan and implement capacity expansion projects and “reverse streams” to seize the opportunity to gather low-cost Northeast gas and NGLs.

Regional Highlights

  • Marcellus shale gas production exceeded 15 Bcf/d (for the first time ever) this year
  • ICF International estimates gas production from the Marcellus and Utica will grow to 34 Bcf/d by 2035
  • In 2014 alone, operators plan to spend $18 billion in CAPEX for Northeast shale production growth
  • With recent “monster-well announcements,” experts are predicting the Utica could be even larger than the Marcellus

The 2015 Marcellus-Utica Midstream conference and exhibition gives you access to executive-level briefingsfrom to midstream industry leaders focused on the Appalachian region. With 1,800+ attendees, 20+ executive-level speakers, 150+ exhibitors showcasing solutions, and almost 10 hours of exclusive networking opportunities – this is the ONE event that brings the entire region together. You’ll walk away with new insights, proven best practices, and hundreds valuable connections.

Venue: David L. Lawrence Convention Center | 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd. | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222

Bakken & Niobrara Crude Takeaway & Markets Congress @ Embassy Suites Denver Downtown
Jan 28 – Jan 29 all-day
Bakken & Niobrara Crude Takeaway & Markets Congress @ Embassy Suites Denver Downtown  | Denver | Colorado | United States

The Only Dedicated Event On Expanding Bakken Midstream Takeaway Capacity & Markets, Revamped This Year To Have A 100% Focus On Crude & To Include The Niobrara.

2nd Annual Woodford Liquids-Rich Horizontal Targets Congress 2015 @ Skirvin Hilton - Oklahoma City
Jan 28 @ 8:00 am – Jan 29 @ 5:00 pm


The Woodford shale is now the fastest growing shale play in America, showing a 30% increase in production rates over the last year.

However, a lot has changed in the play over the last 12 months. Bets that were placed on the SCOOP are starting to pay off, with the likes of Continental Resources and Marathon Oil seeing promising results, whilst the STACK is drawing increased attention from the activities of Newfield Exploration and others.

One thing that remains clear though, is that in order for operators to make the Woodford shale economical, they will need to focus on identifying and exploiting liquids-rich targets, to maximize value from their assets. Across both the Anadarko or Arkoma Basins, operators in the Woodford have made major progress in this over the last year, and this will be the only forum to hear exclusive updates from them 100% focused on the liquids-rich window of the play.

As the only congress 100% focused on the liquids-rich windows of the Woodford shale, this year’s 2nd Annual Woodford Liquids Rich Horizontal Targets Congress 2015 will provide over 20 brand new operator case studies, focusing on identifying and maximizing the productivity of liquids-rich horizontal targets in the Woodford Shale. Speakers at the congress will break down the key technical strategies that allowed them to successfully identify new productive liquids-rich horizontal targets in 2014 and maximize productivity within these targets, focusing on:

DAY 1: IDENTIFYING LATERAL TARGETS : Detailing the key geological, geophysical and geomechanical variables that have contributed to the success of the most productive liquids-rich targets that have been discovered in 2014

DAY 2: COMPLETIONS, WELL SPACING & WATER MANAGEMENT : Identifying the optimal well spacing for liquids-rich Woodford wells, explaining the completions techniques and technologies that are providing the most targeted solutions in the Woodford and breaking down advances in effective water management in the water-scare Woodford region

Key topics of focus will include:

IDENTIFYING LATERAL TARGET ZONES : Integrating geological data to determine the optimal lateral target zones for maximizing the productivity of liquids-rich Woodford wells

NATURAL FRACTURES AND FAULTS : Collecting & utilizing data on natural fractures & faults to identify the most productive targets in the Woodford

POROSITY, PERMEABILITY & RESERVOIR THICKNESS : Optimizing the accuracy of porosity & permeability prediction in the Woodford, determining the critical reservoir thickness for an economic well & using petrophysical data to locate productive targets

WELL SPACING : Assessing how to use an accurate reservoir model to select the most economic well spacing for Woodford wells

COMPLETIONS STRATEGIES : Identifying the optimal frac designs, frac sizes & completions technologies & maximizing reservoir drainage when completing Woodford wells

WATER MANAGEMENT : Assessing water availability & examining cost-effective water sourcing, disposal & recycling strategies for the Woodford

MIDSTREAM INFRASTRUCTURE : Providing updates on the build out of midstream takeaway capacity in the Woodford to assess its readiness to deal with burgeoning production volumes

Safeland USA Orientation – Pittsburgh @ Shale Markets
Feb 3 all-day


Shale Markets, LLC ( ) will be offering SafeLand Orientation Training in a single day course.

SafeLandUSA (SLUSA) Orientation has been developed for the US onshore E&P industry by volunteers from major and independent operating companies, industry associations and educators which forms the SLUSA Advisory Group. The purpose of the orientation is to set high minimum requirements for a widely accepted E&P Health, Safety and Evironmental orientation and induction.


• Orientation designed specifically for our industry
• Consistent EH&S orientation recognized by multiple operators
• Better qualified and competent employees
• Cost savings due to less re-training of employees
• Orientation remains with employee throughout career
• Quality assurance through an audit program and oversight committee

Cost will be $195 per student and will include breakfast, lunch & snack.

Participants are required to bring a valid photo ID with them to class.

You can save the online registration fee of $11.72 by mailing a check for $195 to

Shale Markets
424 Roosevelt Ave
Pittsburgh PA 15202

If you do this, please make sure to reserve your spot below.

We reserve the right to cancel any classes if minimum class sizes are not met.

If you have 5 or more students, we have discounts available.  Please contact us.


For More Information and to Register Click Here


SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference @ The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center
Feb 3 @ 12:00 pm – Feb 5 @ 1:00 pm


The SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference is a critically important event for our industry, and one of SPE’s most popular events. A dynamic mix of sessions that feature unconventional resources technologies and hydraulic fracturing demonstrations and rigs, you will not want to miss this event.



Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the program committee, I am pleased to announce the seventh SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference in The Woodlands, Texas, USA, on 3–5 February 2015.

This event will present current and proven technologies in hydraulic fracturing based on lessons learned from fracture-stimulated wells, with an emphasis on applying this technology across the globe.

The conference will begin with a plenary session featuring presentations and a panel discussion by leading experts in the field of hydraulic fracturing. Keynote addresses in each technical session and technical papers outlining the latest technology, combined with an outstanding exhibition, make this the premier global conference on hydraulic fracturing.

The program committee invites you and your colleagues to submit paper proposals by 4 August 2014. Papers of particular interest include those on the latest developments in fracturing such as shale oil and gas fracturing, deepwater fracturing, regulatory impact on hydraulic fracturing, and environmental concerns regarding hydraulic fracturing practices.

Mark your calendar now and make plans to attend. It will be a great conference and I look forward to seeing everyone there!


Karen Olson, Program Chairperson
Southwestern Energy


Register Here

YPE Pittsburgh Crew Change @ The Pittsburgh Bottleshop Cafe
Feb 4 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
NAPE Expo @ George R. Brown Convention Center
Feb 10 @ 8:00 am – Feb 13 @ 1:00 pm


Held every February in Houston, the annual NAPE Summit is a networking event that brings together all the players necessary to forge, facilitate and close deals. In the upstream oil and gas business, it is the largest and most successful event of its kind in the world.

This massive four-day event offers prospects, producers and purchasers a unique chance to connect, reconnect and make deals. For those who seek to be successful in the upstream oil and gas business, the NAPE Summit is a “must attend” event that has the potential to open up a myriad of new and unexpected opportunities.

In addition to the 14.66 acres of exhibition space for deal making, the event is broken out into sessions that bring together respected and renowned speakers, vendors and attendees.

View the 2015 NAPE Summit Schedule of Events.


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Energy Industry Training Series @ DoubleTree Meadowlands
Feb 12 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm


Landowner Rights

(5.5 Substantive C.L.E. Credits) This event will view landowner rights from both the leasing agent side and the landowner.We will examine what is important to landowners, their most common concerns, hidden objections, and how to get them to sign on the dotted line.We will also explore negotiating with landowner groups, as well as representing a land owner group, potential negotiation mine fields, and common misperceptions for both landowners and leasing agents.

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Horizontal Drilling Cost-Reduction Initiative 2015 @ DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Houston - Greenway Plaza
Feb 18 – Feb 19 all-day
Geology of the Shale Plays with AAPG @ Southpointe Golf Club
Feb 18 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm