YPE Pittsburgh Crew Change @ The Pittsburgh Bottleshop Cafe
Mar 4 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Marcellus & Utica Shale Play Water Management 2015 @ Pittsburgh Marriott City Center Hotel
Mar 23 @ 9:00 am – Mar 25 @ 3:15 pm

SWM15_300x250_CBThis is the only congress covering current and forecasted new technologies to treat produced water to required standards in the Appalachian Basin. This next event will deliver tangible lessons on:

- Reducing Water Disposal Volumes
- Minimizing Transport Costs
- Meeting Regulations
- Optimizing Frac Performance

In it’s 5th year, this multi-platform experience is designed to provide cutting edge E&P case studies whilst delivering hands-on case studies on driving down water management costs. Take part in a water collaboration workshop, and 2 days of operator-led case studies with CONSOL energy, Anadarko Petroleum, Talisman Energy, Stonebridge Operating, and many more, on March 23-25 in Pittsburgh. Save Up To *$400 Before January 23 or *$200 Before February 13

With over 570 wells added every six months in the Marcellus and Utica shale and an average of 4 million gallons of water needed for each well, water is still an intensely precious commodity in the Appalachian Basin.

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The water management industry for shale is currently worth $6.38bn in the U.S alone and, with the Marcellus and Utica shale accounting for 25% of all freshwater required for fracs, there is huge cost savings to be had in optmizing treatment technologies, re-use strategies and logistics. The main goals behind these strategies are lowering downtime on wells and formulating water programs that are not only more economic but decrease lengthy permitting and construction processes.


This year’s conference has been re-engineered to deliver a brand new, multi-platform experience designed to not only provide cutting edge E&P case studies and best practices on driving down water management costs, but also deliveringhands on, interactive and demonstration focused learning opportunities to all delegates. Brand new interactive features have been added this year to enable water professionals to:

  • Exchange the very latest water case studies showing the most advanced applications of water management technologies and plans
  • Interact with a brand new water management technology showcasedemonstrating some of some of the world’s most advanced water treatment technologies
  • Find partners and develop plans for regional water collaboration to enable cost reduction through water sharing initiatives in the Appalachia

Ultimately driving this year’s agenda is cost and new technologies all delivered by key E&P operators in the Marcellus and Utica.

Key topics included on the agenda this year are:

  • WATER REUSE: Examining the costs associated with different treatment technologies to treat specific water constituents in the Marcellus and Utica
  • WATER DISPOSAL: Evaluating the availability and capacity of wells in Ohio to understand the future longevity of wells and alternatives to disposal
  • INFRASTRUCTURE: Analyzing timelines to install and permit water infrastructure to evaluate how to reduce lengthy processes and downtime on wells
  • WATER SOURCING: Identifying alternative water sources to freshwater for operators in the Marcellus and Utica to evaluate how operators can mitigate public perception and utilize new water sources
Northeast O&G Award @ Westin Convention Center
Mar 25 all-day


Northeast 2015

Awards Gala Dinner – Wednesday, March 25, 2015 – Pittsburgh, PA


The 2015 Northeast Oil & Gas Awards are NOW OPEN for entry.

The Awards are a platform for the oil and gas industry to demonstrate and celebrate the advances made in the key areas of environmental stewardship, efficiency, innovation, corporate social responsibility and health & safety.

We are also excited to promote the Northeast Industry Summit which will take place during the day, immediately preceding the awards gala dinner. The Northeast Industry Summit will provide an extended platform to deliver strategic and operational business insights that have clear commercial benefits. The draft agenda will be released shortly.

In the meantime, click here to view the highlights of last years 2nd Annual Northeast Oil & Gas Awards.

Listed below are the categories for the upcoming 2015 Northeast Oil & Gas Awards. Good Luck!

  1. Award for Drilling Excellence
  2. Award for Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility
  3. Award for Geophysical Excellence
  4. Award for Excellence in Health & Safety
  5. Award for Excellence in Well Completion
  6. Breitling Energy Future Industry Leader
  7. Construction Company of the Year
  8. Corporate Consultancy of the Year
  9. E&P Company of the Year
  10. Engineering Company of the Year
  11. General Industry Service Award
  12. Industry Leader
  13. Industry Supplier of the Year
  14. Law Firm of the Year
  15. Manufacturer of the Year
  16. Midstream Company of the Year
  17. New Technology Development of the Year
  18. Oilfield Services Company of the Year
  19. Operational Consultancy of the Year
  20. Recruitment Agency of the Year
  21. Risk Management Company of the Year
  22. The Oil & Gas Financial Journal Transaction of the Year
  23. Trucking Company of the Year
  24. VZ Environmental Award for Excellence in Environmental Stewardship
  25. Water Management Company of the Year

Please do not hesitate to Contact Us if you have any questions regarding any of the above categories.


NGV Expo @ Charleston Civic Center
Mar 30 – Apr 1 all-day



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Permian Artificial Lift & Production Optimization 2015 @ DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Houston - Greenway Plaza
Mar 31 @ 8:00 am – Apr 1 @ 3:00 pm

permian event

As operators in shale producing regions across the world face uncertainty over oil prices, many E&P companies, big and small are veering increasingly towards more consistent proven plays, with the world famous Permian Basin being at the top of many strategic priorities lists. With both rig count and production per rig growing steadily throughout 2014, and oil production expected to reach an all time high of 2 million bpd in 2015, the most established shale play in the US is showing no signs of slowing down.

The recovery potential in the Permian is not a concern here, but maintaining barrel margins on crude by driving down production and artificial lift costs is now mission-critical. By exchanging the very latest case studies, tried and tested lift technology innovations and failure prevention techniques, operators in the Permian can learn enough to make sure even marginal wells remain economics in 2015.


The 2nd in the highly rated series, this year’s Permian Artificial Lift & Production Optimization 2015 is coming back with the brand new angle of “cutting costs and improving recovery”, to guide operators through times of uncertain oil prices.

Renowned for being the most practical, learning focused operator-led production congress in the US, presentations will focus on implementing the right type of artificial lift at the right stage of a well’s life, optimizing operability of each lift type, preventing corrosion, paraffin build-up and scale and reducing the costs of water management.

Over 2 days E&P case studies will be delivered by E&P companies on the following key topics:

  • PRODUCTION ECONOMICS : Examining how E&P companies are optimizing recovery and reducing expenditure in the most costly areas of production to ensure wells remain economical in light of changing oil prices
  • ARTIFICIAL LIFT SELECTION : Comparing the trade offs between ESPs and gas lifts to determine which is most economical in the Wolfcamp: Higher production rates vs. lower failure rates
  • ROD PUMPING THE CURVE : Identifying best practices for placing rod pumps in the lateral to mitigate premature wearing when pumping the curve
  • COST REDUCTION PANEL : Isolating crucial areas of production that can drive down the break-even point in response to changing oil prices and create greater efficiency within production
  • REDUCING PUMP FAILURES : Assessing how Permian operators are reducing the costs of failure prevention through corrosion inhibition, gas separator designs and paraffin prevention
  • MANAGING H2S TO REDUCE EQUIPMENT FAILURES : Examining where H2S is produced and which materials and equipment can drive down the cost of H2S-related failures
YPE Pittsburgh Crew Change @ The Pittsburgh Bottleshop Cafe
Apr 1 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
4th Annual National Coal Conference @ Nemacolin Woodlands Resort
Apr 6 – Apr 7 all-day
Utica Upstream Seminar @ Barrette Center at Walsh University
Apr 8 all-day

At the Utica Upstream Seminar on April 8 at Walsh University in North Canton, the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce and are lining up speakers to answer your most pertinent question:

How will the drop in energy prices affect Utica exploration in 2015?

Among our speakers will be three men with valuable perspectives on this question. They are:

Rick Stouffer, editor of Shale Energy Business Briefing, a daily subscription newsletter. Stouffer brings 30 years of oil and gas industry experience to the task of creating a daily newsletter for industry insiders.

Rick Simmers, chief of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Oil and Gas Resources Management. As the regulators of oil and gas exploration in Ohio, Simmers and his staff of inspectors need to know what to expect from the Utica shale play.

Dr. Jefrey C. Dick of Youngstown State University. A geologist educated at Kent State University, Dick has extensive private-sector and academic experience, and is in great demand as a researcher and presenter on shale energy. This will be Dick’s first presentation at a Utica Capital Seminar Series event in Canton.

If you are a business that serves the oil and gas economy in the Utica Shale, you will need the best information going forward in 2015. These experts and more will give you what you need.

Utica Upstream, part of the Utica Capital Seminar Series for 2015, Will be April 8 at the Barrette Center at Walsh University.

For tickets, go to:

For sponsorship opportunities, contact:

David Kaminski

Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce

(330) 458-2059

[email protected]

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


The Rig

(5.5 Substantive C.L.E. Credits)

The Energy Industry Training Series will end with a very special event. We will show our audience how a rig works. The course will begin with careful instructions for prepping the well site. This will help companies and individuals avoid costly problems early in the process.

The rest of the day will be spent studying environmental and safety concerns. Our audience will learn how to avoid costly OSHA violations.  Our experts will also share insights in how to keep a well-site safe from outside parties to avoid tampering, and spying.

The event will end will a round table discussion. Rig managers will discuss how to maximize efficiency, maintain accurate records, prepare for visits, and keep the drilling on schedule.


Register Here