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



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The 2015 Appalachian Basin NGV Conference & EXPO
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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


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
WEN Biennial Conference @ Westin Memorial City Hotel
Apr 3 – Apr 5 all-day


Registration Closes on Wednesday March 27, 2013!!
Register NOW!!

Registration is now open for the first WEN Biennial Conference being held on April 3-5, 2013 at the Westin Memorial City – Houston Texas, which represents the WEN Appalachia, Houston, Greater Atlanta, North Texas, Southeast Louisiana, and Washington, DC chapters! To see program sessions and listing of speakers click Program Sessions .

  • Member Registration – $499 per person
  • Public Registration – $599 per person

Registration Closes – March 27, 2013

To register for the event click “2013 Conference Registration” and enter event code “wenconf“.

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


Upstream PA 2015 @ The Penn Stater
Apr 16 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Upstream PA 2015 @ The Penn Stater | State College | Pennsylvania | United States

Welcome to Upstream PA 2015. This year will be a challenging year for the oil and gas industry in PA. The environment of falling oil and gas prices coupled with the possibility of severance tax will make the year very fluid.

To operate your business profitably in this dynamic situation, you will need to have the latest information from the E&P Companies and as well as insight into the tax discussion and oil and gas pricing. Hear all this information, ask questions and network at Upstream PA 2015


Ohio Valley Regional Oil & Gas Expo @ James E. Carnes Center
Apr 28 – Apr 29 all-day