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Presentations-2011 Marcellus Summit

To ensure the safe, reliable, and environmentally sound operation of the Nation’s pipeline transportation system

November 18, 2011 Regulatory Agency Panel:  Mike Yazemboski, Senior Engineer, Eastern Region U.S. Department of Transportation

Emergency Response Challenges & Training

November 18, 2011 Training Communities to Respond to Marcellus Emergencies Panel: Irvin Gleason, Environmental Health and Safety Coordinator, Range Resources

The Marcellus and Utica Shales: Geologic Considerations

November 17, 2011, Marcellus and Utica Shale Geology: Michael A. Arthur, Ph.D., Professor of Geosciences, Penn State

Treatment for Flowback Marcellus Shale

November 17, 2011 Water Management Panel:  Mark Galimberti, VSEP, New Logic Research

Gathering Lines-Definitions, Background, Jurisdiction

November 18, 2011  Regulatory Agency Panel: Paul Metro, Chief, Gas Safety Division, Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission.

Recent Trends in Infrastructure: A Federal Perspective

November 18, 2011  Regulatory Agency Panel: Berne Mosley, Deputy Director, Office of Energy Projects, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

Municipal and Local Government Affairs

November 18, 2011 Marcellus Producers Panel: Jim Cannon, Public Affairs, Range Resources.

Marcellus Shale Emergency Response Preparedness

November 18, 2011 Training Communities to Respond to Marcellus Emergencies Panel:  Craig Konkel, Energy Development Emergency Response Coordinator, Lycoming County EMA.

Forced Pooling: Protecting Pennsylvania Gas Landowners

November 18, 2011 Pooling Panel:  Dale Tice, Esquire, Marshall, Parker & Associates, LLC.

Pooling: A question poised on the tip of an ethical knife-Full Presentation

November 18, 2011 Pooling Panel:  Terry Engelder, Professor of Geosciences, Penn State.

Monroe County West Virginia

November 18, 2011 Municipal Level Impacts from Marcellus Activity Panel:  Harlan Shober, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors, Chartiers Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania

Some Thoughts on Local Fiscal Imapcts from Gas Development

November 18, 2011 Municipal Level Impacts from Marcellus Activity Panel:  Mike Jacobson, Professor of Forest Resources, Penn State Extension.

Pooling: A question poised on the tip of an ethical knife

November 18, 2011  New and Emerging Issues in Shale Gas Production Panel:  Terry Engelder, Professor of Geosciences, Pennsylvania State University


November 18, 2011  New and Emerging Issues in Shale Gas Production Panel:  Mike Smith, Executive Director, Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission

Spectra Energy Expanding Infrastructure

November 17, 2011 Pipeline Infrastructure Panel:  Marylee Hanley, Director of Stakeholder Outreach, Spectra Energy.

Marcellus to Markets Changing Gas Supply and Infrastructure

November 17, 2011 Pipeline Infrastructure Panel:  Kevin Cotter, Director, EMPIRE PIPELINE, INC.

Legal Update 2: Municipal-Level Regulation of Natural Gas Development

  November 17, 2011 Potential Impact of Pending Legislative Initiatives:  Stephen W. Saunders, Esquire, Saunders Law LLC

Tennessee Gas Pipeline Stakeholder Outreach Overview

November 17, 2011 Public Outreach Panel:  Stakeholder Outreach Coordinator, El Paso Corporation

Today's Water Needs Balancing Tomorrow's Water Vision

November 17, 2011 Water Management: Opportunities and Challenges in Recycling Marcellus Wastewater: Brent Halldorson PE, Chief Operating Officer, Fountain Quail Water Management

Legal Update 1: Oil and Gas Case Law Review

November 17, 2011 Ross Pifer, Director of the Agricultural Law Resource and Reference Center, Penn State Dickinson School of Law:  A discussion of court opinions from Marcellus states with a p

Air Quality Impacts of Oil and Natural Gas Development: NETL Air Sampling Initivatives

November 17, 2011 Air Quality Panel:  Natalie Pekney, Air Emissions Oil and Gas Activities, Department of Energy — National Energy Technology Lab.

Pennsylvania Marcellus Shale Short-Term Ambient Air Sampling Project

November 17, 2011 Air Quality Panel:  Nick Lazor, Chief, Air Quality Monitoring Division, Bureau of Air Quality, Pennsylvaina Department of Environmental Protection.

Oil and Gas Operations and Air Monitoring in Texas

November 17, 2011 Air Quality Panel:  Keith Sheedy, P.E., Technical Advisor, Chief Engineer’s Office, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

Overview of Marcellus Shale/Horizontal Regulation in West Virginia

November 17, 2011 State Perspective Panel:  Gene Smith, Office of Oil and Gas, West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection.

Marcellus Shale –Challenges and Opportunities for Energy Development

November 17, 2011 State Perspective Panel: Scott Perry, Acting Deputy Secretary, Office of Oil and Gas Management, Pennsylvaina Department of Environmental Protection

Fact Sheets

Shale Gas: Applying Technology to Solve America's Energy Challenges (2011)

Shale Gas: Applying Technology to Solve America's Energy Challenges, U.S.

Presentations - 2011 Woodford Summit

Highlights from the FracFocus website

March 30, 2011 Mike Paque, Executive Director, Groundwater Protection Council gives an overview of the FracFocus website, a chemical disclosure registry.

Hydraulic Fracturing: EPA Study

March 30, 2011 Michael Overbay P.G., U.S. Enviromental Protection Agency, Dallas, Tx provides a background on hydraulic fracturing, discusses citizen complaints and the status of the study.

Hydraulic Fracturing – A Historical and Impact Perspective

March 30, 2011 Kent F. Perry, Director, E&P Research, Gas Technology Institute gives an overall perspective of the hydraulic fracturing process.

Hydraulic Fracturing Regulation: State Issues, State Solutions

March 30, 2011 Lori Wrontenbery, Director, Oil and Gas Divison, Oklahoma Corporation Commission discuss the STONGER review process.

Response to Attacks on Hydraulic Fracturing (A Proven Well Completion Technology for Shale Gas)

March 30, 2011 Commissioner Bob Anthony, Oklahoma Corporation Commission responds to allegations on the saftey of hydraulic fracturing.

Shale Development and FERC’s Environmental Review Process

March 29, 2011 Berne Mosley, Deputy Director, Office of Energy Projects, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission gives an overview of the environmental review processes involved in interstate pipeline planning projects.

Shale Gas Water Management - Issues and Solutions

March 29, 2011 Brent Halldorson, Aqua-Pure / Fountain Quail Water Management discusses issues as well as solutions to water management in shale gas development.

Environmental Issues Associated With Shale Gas Development

March 29, 2011 Angie Burckhalter, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association gives an overview of environmental issues associated with developing shale gas.

Hydrocarbon Mining: Horizontal Drilling and Hydraulic Fracturing (2011)

March 29, 2011 Dr. Carl Sondergeld, Professor of Petroleum and Geological Engineering at the University of Oklahoma

Woodford Production History and Future Analysis (2011)

March 29, 2011 Dr. Randy Keller, Director, Oklahoma Geological Survey gives a technical overview the Woodford Shale.

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Panel: Natural Gas Business and Investment Climate (2011)

March 29, 2011 the Business Panel was held and consisted of four expert speakers:

Traditional Energy and Innovation: An American Success Story (2011)

March 29, 2011 Mike Ming, Secretary of Energy, State of Oklahoma gives an overview of shale gas resources and potential growth areas such as electricity and transportation.

Natural Gas Vehicles: An American Energy, Economic, and Environmental Answer (2011)

March 29, 2011, James Roller, Marketing Development Coordinator, Chesapeake Enery discusses the future of natural gas vehicles.

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Natural Gas End Use and Power Generation (2011)

March 29, 2011, Jim Roth, Chair, Alternative Energy Practice Group, Phillips Murrah Law Firm discusses the regualtory barriers and opportunities for natural gas in the power sector.

White Papers

AEO2011 Early Release Overview (2010)

Report Number: DOE/EIA-0383ER(2011) EIA, December 16, 2010. Projections in the Annual Energy Outlook 2011 (AEO2011) Reference case focus on the factors that shape U.S. energy markets in the long term.

The Future of Natural Gas: An Interdisciplinary MIT Study (2010)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Energy Initiative (2010).

The Economic Impacts of the Pennsylvania Marcellus Shale Natural Gas Play: An Update

The Pennsylvania State University College of Earth and Mineral Sciences Dept. of Energy and Mineral Engineering (May 24, 2010). Fully developed, the Marcellus Shale has the potential to be the second largest natural gas field in the world

Executive Summary: Fueling North America's Energy Future - The Unconventional Natural Gas Revolution and the Carbon Agenda (2010)

I.H.S. CERA (2010). This report seeks to address the impact of the “shale gale” on the energy system. It aims to provide a framework for understanding the potential impact of the unconventional gas revolution, a common basis for dialogue on the issues raised by it, and a context for fitting the changed outlook for natural gas into the discussion about power generation choices and reducing GHGs. The study does not seek to address the entire energy system and the full range of future options;

The Recognition of Natural Gas Abundance Continues to Grow (2009)

Navigant Consulting, 2009. In an update to their July 2008 report prepared for the  Amercian Clean Skies foundation, Navigant Consulting continues to deliver the message that natural gas is an abundant resource and the most rapidly growing source is "unconventional" shale gas.

Water Availability and Use in the Woodford Shale Play (2009)

Environmental Resources Management Southwest, Inc. June 2009. This June 2009 report, produced by Environmental Resources Management Southwest, Inc. (ERM), is the result of a study of water resources in the Woodford shale play area in the Arkoma Basin of eastern Oklahoma.

North American Natural Gas Supply Assessment (2008)

Navigant Consulting, July 4, 2008. Navigant Consulting prepared this assessment of North American natural gas production and recoverable reserves for the American Clean Skies Foundation. In their report they emphasize the rapid, ongoing development of unconventional gas resources. Of the unconventional resources in Navigant's review, shale gas is particularly important.

The Economic Impact of the Haynesville Shale on the Louisiana Economy in 2008 (2009)

Loren C. Scott & Associates, April 2009. Prepared for the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, this study captures and measures the direct and indirect effects on the Louisiana economy from the activities of extracting firms operating in the Haynesville Shale in 2008.

Projecting the Economic Impact of the Fayetteville Shale Play for 2008-2012 (2008)

University of Arkansas Center for Business and Economic Research, March 2008. This study, prepared by the University of Arkansas Center for Business and Economic Research and sponsored by Arkansas Land and Exploration LLC, Chesapeake Energy Corporation, Petrohawk Energy Corporation, and Southwestern Energy Company, quantifies the potential economic impact of the Fayetteville Shale Play for the years 2008 through 2012.

An Emerging Giant: Prospects and Economic Impacts of Developing the Marcellus Shale Natural Gas Play (2009)

Pennsylvania State University, August 2009. This recent study, sponsored by the Marcellus Shale Committee, and conducted by researchers at the Pennsylvania State University, is intended to educate the public about the current size, economic impacts, and future prospects of the Marcellus Shale gas industry in Pennsylvania.

An Enduring Resource: A Perspective on the Past, Present, and Future Contribution of the Barnett Shale to the Economy of Fort Worth and the Surrounding Area (2009)

The Perryman Group, March 2009. This recent study by The Perryman Group (TPG), a Texas-based economic research and analysis firm, provides an overview of the economic impact of the Barnett Shale in the Fort Worth-area. TPG has been measuring the impact of activity within the Barnett Shale for several years and presents the results of this year's research in an easy-to-read format.

Presentations: 2010 Marcellus Summit

Prospect of Additional Shales in the Appalachian Basin (2010)

Dr. Terry Engelder,Department of Geosciences, Penn State discusses the connection between Nittany Mountain and prospective gas shales, Tuesday October 12, 2010.

Natural Gas Development and the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (2010)

Robert Young, PUC Deputy Chief Counsel discusses the Pennsylvania Public Utility's intrest in the Marcellus Shale, Tuesday October 12, 2010.

Well/Pipeline Safety (2010)

Doug Mehan, Director of Health, Safety and Environmental, Dallas-Morris Companies; Craig Konkle, Operations and Training Supervisor, Lycoming County, PA EMA and Dale Glacken, Compliance Officer, OSHA discuss safety issues Tuesday October 12, 2010.

Green American Road Trip: Traveling from Austin to Boston in a Natural Gas Vehicle (2010)

Castlen Kennedy, Graduate Student at the University of Texas at Austin gives the luncheon keynote Tuesday October 12, 2010 and discusses the opportunities and challenges of natural gas vehicles.

Panel: Industry Perspective (2010)

Jim Cannon, Public Affairs, Range Resources; George Stark, Director, External Affairs, Cabot Oil and Gas; Dr. John Felmy, Chief Economist, American Petroleum Institute and Bobby Huffman, Project Director, Spectra Energy discuss industry issues.

Panel: Regulatory Agency Perspective (2010)

Berne Mosley, Deptuy Director, Office of Energy Projects, FERC; Linda Daugherty, Deputy Associate Administrator for Policy and Programs, U.S. DOT; Paul Metro, Chief, Gas Safety Division, Pennsylvania PUC and Rick Smead, Director, Navigant Consulting give an overview of regulatory issues Tuesday October 12, 2010.

Gathering, Processing, and NGL Marketing in the Rich Gas Area of the Marcellus (2010)

Randy Nickerson, Senior Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer, MarkWest Energy Mr. Nickerson's Tuesday October 12, 2010 keynote presentation contains forward-looking statements and information.

FERC Outreach to Community Stakeholders (2010)

Doug Sipe, Outreach Manager, Division of Gas Environment and Engineering, Office of Energy Projects, FERC.  Mr.

Environmental Policy and Planning Recommendations for the Development of the Marcellus Shale Play in Pennsylvania (2010)

Jack Ubinger, Senior Vice President, Pennsylvania Environmental Council presents: For the Good of the CommonwealthA Plan for Adapting the Framework for Regulating Unconventional Ga

Developing Case Law throughout the Marcellus Region

Ross H. Pifer, Director, The Agricultural Law Resource and Reference Center, Penn State Law and Robert T. Jochen, The Agricultural Law Resource and Reference Center, Penn State Law discuss developing case law associated with the Marcellus Region.

Assessing School Responses to Changing Workforce and Community Conditions in Rural Pennsylvania in the Context of Marcellus Shale Development (2010)

Kai Schafft, Associate Professor, Education, Penn State;  Leland Glenna, Assistant Professor, Rural Sociology, Penn State; James Ladlee, Clin

Assessing Landscape Change Due to Marcellus Shale Drilling Operations and Devising Landscape Remediation Strategies to Minimize Site Impacts (2010)

Margaret Brittingham, Professor, Wildlife Resources, Penn State. Monday October 11, 2010 discusses landscape disturbance and habitat fragmentation that are products of natural gas exploration and development.

Impact of Marcellus Gas Development on the Rural Transportation Infrastructure (2010)

Barry Scheetz, Director, Center for Dirt and Gravel Roads Monday October 11, 2010 discusses impacts on rual transportation infrastructure due to Marcellus gas development.

Shale Gas and America's Future (2010)

Gregory C. Staple, CEO, American Clean Skies Foundation, Monday October 11, 2010 luncheon keynote discuss the importance of shale gas to America's future.

Energy and Its Impact on Pennsylvania

U.S. Congressman Tim Murphy (R-PA) Luncheon Keynote Monday October 11, 2010 discusses Marcellus Shale Gas and America's future

Panel: Marcellus State's Perspective-State Oil and Gas Regulators (2010)

Brad Field, Director, Division of Mineral Resources, New York Department of Environmental Conservation, Rick Simmers, Statewide Enforcement Coordinator, Division of Mineral Resources Management, Ohio Department of Natural Resources and Scott R. Perry, Director, Bureau of Oil and Gas Management, Department of Environmental Protection discuss state specific issues.

Panel: Creating Successful Community Partnerships-Carrizzo-Wilcox Aquifer Collaboration in Louisiana (2010)

Jim Welsh, Louisiana Commissioner of Conservation, Gary Hanson, Director, Red River Watershed Management Institute, Louisiana State University, Shreveport and Mike Mathis, Chesapeake.  Monday, October 11, 2010 the panel gives an overview of how different entities work together to provide an outcome that is acceptable for all parties involved in the Hayensville Shale development.

Energizing America: Facts for Addressing Energy Policy (2010)

Opening Keynote:  Dr. John Felmy, Chief Economist, American Petroleum Institute Monday, October 11, 2010 discusses economic impacts of Marcellus Shale development, protective measures in place as well as studies that demonstrate the effectiveness of current regualtions.


IOGCC Shale Gas Task Force

IOGCC Shale Gas Directors' Task Force Meeting, May 22, 2010. Berne Mosley, Deputy Director, Office of Energy Projects, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and Gerry Baker, Associate Executive Director, Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission give an overview of shale gas development in the U.S. and Canada.

Presentations: 03/2010 House and Senate Briefings

Beware of Herders, Herds

Energy Secretary Robert Wegener of Oklahoma, discusses current regulations, jobs and economic impacts of shale gas development.

Shale Gas Development in Pennsylvania

J. Scott Roberts, Office of Mineral Resource Management, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection discusses the history, opportunties and challenges of shale gas development in Pennsylvania.

Texas Energy Sector and Barnett Shale Update

Victor G. Carrillo, Chairman, Railroad Commission of Texas presents an overview of the Texas Energy Sector and the Barnett Shale.

Presentations: 2009 Natural Gas Summit

Winter...What's in Store (and More!) (2009)

Joe Bastardi, Expert Senior Meteorologist, AccWeather, November 17, 2009. Mr. Bastardi offers an overview of the 2009-2010 winter forecast.

Gas Storage 101 (2009)

Theodos, Andrew, Storage Development Director, NiSource Gas Transmission and Storage, November 17, 2009. Mr. Theodos discusses the background, benefits, operation, rules of engagement and impact of gas storage in the Marcellus. This presentation was delivered at the 2009 PA Natural Gas Summit: Planning for Progress- Infrastructure and Water in the Marcellus Shale November 17, 2009.

Pipeline 101: U.S. Natural Gas Pipelines-Opportunities and Challenges (2009)

Rick Smead, Director, Navigant Consulting, Inc., November 17, 2009. Mr. Smead looks at the existing pipelines as well as the opportunities and challenges for new infrastructure in the Marcellus. 

Marcellus Shale Development: Best Practices for Preserving Archaeological and Historical Resources (2009)

Doug McLearen, Chief, Divisionof Archaeology and Protection, PA Historical and Museum Commission, November 17. 2009. Mr. McLearen disscusses best practices for preservation of archaeoloical and historical resources. 

Pipeline Operations in the Marcellus (2009)

Berne Mosley, Deputy Director, Office of Energy Projects, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, November 17, 2009. Mr. Mosley discusses the current Interstate Pipeline Operations in the Marcellus. 

Natural Gas: Economics, Strategy and Organizational Design (2009)

Dr. Carlo J. Ninassi, Jacobs Consultancy, November 2009. Dr. Ninassi discusses how to evaluate economic factors, develop appropriate strategies and design appropriate organization to reflect intentions. 

Regulatory Panel (2009)

Engelder, Terry, PSU; Mosley, Berne, FERC; Metro, Paul, PA Public Utility Commission; Smead, Rick, Navigant Consulting, November 2009. Members of the Regulatory Panel discuss the federal and local infrastructure perspective as well as improving regulatory oversight in the Marcellus Shale.

Industry Panel (2009)

Riga, Bob, Spectra Energy; Gerber, Jeff, Jacob's; Cannon, Jim, Range Resources; Felmy, John, API; Sheppard, Matt, Chesapeake, November 2009. Members of the Industry Panel discuss the existing infrastructure, expansion demographics as well as the economic, community and environmental impacts of development in the Marcellus Shale.